Request for Proposal (RFP) at the International Organization for Migration (IOM)

International Organization for Migration (IOM)

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) invites interested and experienced service providers to express interest by submitting Expression of Interest (EoI) documents for the following project:

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is a United Nations agency that provides services and advice concerning migration to governments and migrants, including internally displaced persons, refugees, and migrant workers.

Applications are invited for:

Title: Request for Proposal (RFP) – Service for External Evaluator for UKHO Project

RFP No.:
Project Name: PX.0038
Title of Services: Strengthening Direct Assistance for Victims of Trafficking (VOTS) in Nigeria Through a Victim Centred Approach

The Project
Building on existing UK government funded projects and the multi-year EUTF-IOM Joint Initiative focusing on strengthening the governance and management of migration, and supporting the delivery of sustainable reintegration support, the action seeks to provide tailored needs based complimentary and/or standalone assistance to victims of trafficking and other vulnerable returnees (UMCs, Persons with Disabilities, victims of SGBV) referred by NAPTIP, Government partners, Middle East and Mali. In line with IOM’s holistic integrated approach to reintegration, the project aims to strengthen the capacity of service delivery actors, returnee associations and vendors on minimum standards of protection and preventing sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA) as well as develop suitable complaint reporting mechanisms for the most vulnerable migrants.

Expected Outcomes
This evaluation will focus on the two project outcomes, namely:

  • Outcome 1: Improved Referral Mechanism and services enhance protection of VoTs;
    • Output 1.1 Safe houses, rehabilitation shelters, and other victim support providers are equipped to provide protection services to female and male VoTs.
    • Output 1.2. Standardized victim screening, identification, referral, and reporting tools are developed.
  • Outcome 2: Nigerian VoTs are sustainably rehabilitated and reintegrated into their communities:
    • Output 2.1. Sustainable protective services and comprehensive reintegration support options are available for female and male VoTs.

Evaluation Purpose
This external evaluation will assess the overall performance of the project and provide information on the effectiveness and sustainability of the programme, for internal accountability and learning, which will be used for designing, planning and implementation of future programmes and for accountability to donors.

The objectives of the study will be to:

  • Examine to what extent the project has contributed to the sustainable reintegration of the returned migrant VOT in Nigeria.
  • Determine the extent to which the project impact aligns with those framed in the programme theory of change.
  • Examine the effectiveness, efficiency, and sustainability of the project.
  • Document success, gaps, actionable lessons learned, and relevant recommendations for the design and implementation of future AVRR projects in Nigeria.
  • To determine the extent to which the programme has made an impact on gender dynamics, specifically the role of women in sustainable reintegration.
  • To determine the extent to which COVID-19 has affected project implementation, impact, and sustainability of the programme.
  • To describe the main lessons per objectives that have emerged during the implementation processes.
  • Put forward actionable recommendations that will assist in developing future similar projects, including implementation strategies for such interventions.

Evaluation Criteria
For this evaluation, and in coordination with IOM Regional Monitoring & Evaluation unit, the evaluation criteria to be used are the following: relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, and sustainability.

In addition to these OECD criteria, gender will also be used in compliance with IOM gender mainstreaming standards and whether the project is implemented according to value for money (VfM) principles (effectiveness, efficiency, economy), providing supporting evidence or highlighting gaps in relation to the questions below, where relevant.

Required Competencies

  • Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
  • Integrity and transparency: maintain high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
  • Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.

Core Competencies – Behavioural indicators:

  • Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
  • Delivering results produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
  • Managing and sharing knowledge continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge, and innovate.
  • Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.
  • Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring, and motivational way.

Application Closing Date
11th April, 2022.

Submission of Documents
The completed EoI should be placed in a plain, sealed envelope and clearly marked: Expression of Interest: Service Provider for “Strengthening Direct Assistance for Victims of Trafficking (VOTS) in Nigeria Through a Victim Centred Approach”, and delivered to:
International Organization for Migration (IOM),
1, Isaac John Street,
GRA Ikeja,
Lagos State.

Email: [email protected]

 IOM reserves the right to accept or reject any proposal and to annul the selection process and reject all Proposals at any time prior to contract award, without thereby incurring any liability to affected Service Providers/ Consulting Firms.

Click Here (PDF) for a detailed description of the RFP.