Request for Proposal RFP/TF/NIG/01 At Tearfund

Project Baseline Study – Enabling Adolescent girls, young women and the Community

Date of Request for Quotation20th Feb, 2024
Deadline for Submission of QuotationSunday 25th Feb, 2024 by 1800Hrs
Contact NameAgbo Inedu
Contact Email Address[email protected]; [email protected]
Contact Phone Number+234 703 450 5029

Proposals should be submitted by email to the named contact above before the date and time specified. Proposals submitted after the deadline may be excluded from the evaluation process.

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  1. Purpose

Preventing and reducing the impact of HIV/SRH among AGYW in Benue State through addressing gender inequalities with Tearfund’s Transforming Masculinities approach, providing an enabling environment, appropriate services and empowerment. AGYW will be empowered with knowledge through the provision of age appropriate SRH services. Using a peer to peer approach their barriers to accessing these will be removed. Adolescent friendly services will be established with a focus on the attitude of the health care workers. AGYW will have the opportunity to develop sustainable livelihoods or be supported to return to education. Peer support and psychosocial support groups will be established to provide AGYW with the confidence that they require. The Transforming Masculinity approach will establish safe and supportive communities with reduced stigma and SGBV. Coupled with the peer support this will create an enabling environment in which AGYW can speak out against SGBV, where communities will be supportive in handling abuse cases and standing for gender justice.

The information from the baseline will be used to reinforce the Monitoring and Evaluation framework of the ‘We matter, our lives (health) count too!; Enabling Adolescent girls, young women and the Community’ and measure the deliverables of the Results Framework. In essence therefore, the aim of the baseline is to collect key data to inform implementation of the project.

  • Location:

Wadata community in Makurdi LGA and Gboko North community in Gboko LGA of Benue states, Nigeria.

  • Scope:

The consultants will spend a significant portion of the consultancy conducting the research/assessment in the field collecting data. The consultants will work with the support of Tearfund staff where possible and other contacts like network leads and Church and Community Mobilisation (CCMP) trained facilitators resident in the selected communities and the Regional DME Advisor, Programme Director and the SGBV/MCHPR team.

The research will be assessed against Tearfund’s Evidence Principles, developed by BOND (Voice and Inclusion, Appropriateness, Triangulation and Contribution and Transparency). Further details of what is included in each of these categories can be found here.

  • Methodology:

The assessment will adopt a mix-method approach and methodology will be used to gather key data in order to inform program implementation. The consultant will work with the Regional DME Advisor and Senior DMEAL Officer to refine/agree on the methodology and design the data collection tools, with particular focus on integration of Tearfund’s Quality Standards in the questions that would be asked at field level. The methodologies will include;

  • Desk/literature review
  • Key Informant Interviews (KIIs)
  • Focus Group Discussions (FGDs)
  • Direct Observations
  • Work Plan/Schedule:
Approximate Date (MM/YYYY)Activities planned
01 Feb., 2024 – 03 March 2024Contracts signed, Consultant engagement, preparation and Submission of Inception Report and finalised tools.
04 – 09 March. 2024Pre field preparation (workshop)
10 – 19 March, 2024Field data collection exercise5,
20 – 24 March. 2024Drafting the Baseline Report
25 -29 March. 2024Review of the draft with key stakeholders /Production of final Baseline Report
  • Expected Research Output:

The expected outputs of the evaluation are:

  • Baseline assessment work plan and inception report completed within the first three days and consist of the assignment as agreed upon by the program team. The
  • consultant may suggest work plan adjustments in order to better reflect and address the beneficiaries’ needs. S/He will coordinate with the DMEAL and SGBV team who will assist in the field.
  • Design of baseline assessment tools, including simple household survey and FGD questions (based on the Task areas and Quality Standards).
  • First Draft of Baseline report covering the data analysis.
  • Final Baseline Report: The report should be in English, between 20-30 pages, and consist of:
  • Executive summary of key evaluation data, findings and recommendations (no more than 3 pages);
  • Table of contents; this should go first

 Research findings, analysis, and conclusions with associated data presented, where appropriate in clear infographics including graphs or charts; and linking directly to the evaluation objectives and indicators

Baseline figures for the relevant indicators – with a clearly stated methodology for how this was derived

Recommendations for future strategy implementation and monitoring;

Appendices, which include collected data, detailed description of the methodology with research instruments, list of interviewees, bibliography, and consultant (s) brief biography  An electronic copy, in English.

  • Evaluation Criteria:

The below table details the required documents to support with the evaluation

S/NDescription of required documents
1Detailed research firm profile with registered address, functional email, telephone numbers and point of contact for the organisation. Or for an individual consultant, detailed cover letter and curriculum vitae addressing our request.
2Academic Qualifications: Attached CVs of consultants detailing clearly their academic qualifications and experience.
3Experience; Attach evidence of experience in s within the North Central in similar study
4Experience in conducting baseline study . Attached copies of previous
 services/work contract.
5Detailed work plan – Share a detailed work plan on how you intend to implement your proposal.
6Financial Budget – Give a financial breakdown of both professional services fees for the consultant and researchers/data collectors in the respective communities and other operational costs. The currency must be in Naira.
  • Submission of Proposal/Clarification.

Interested qualified individuals or entities are requested to submit their proposal and all the required documents listed above and signed by an authorised representative of the research company or individual.

Submissions should be addressed to

The Evaluation Committee – Tearfund Nigeria

All documents required by this RFP must be received in the dedicated email

[email protected] NOT LATER THAN 1800 Hrs (West Africa Time) on Sunday, February 25th, 2024

Tearfund reserves the right to vary any part of this RFP at the time of award if it becomes necessary. Tearfund is Value Added Tax (VAT) exempted, but charges Withholding Tax (WTH) in compliance with Relevant National Tax Laws.

Tearfund designee will answer any questions up to 18:00 hrs on Friday 23rd February, 2024 in relation to this RFP; hence any request for clarification should be addressed to the Logistics via [email protected]

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to receiving your Proposal.

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