RURAL ACCESS AND AGRICULTURAL MARKETING PROJECT (RAAMP)

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REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (REOI)
CONSULTANCY SERVICES – FIRM SELECTION

CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR MAPPING SERVICES FOR SURVIVORS OF SEXUAL EXPLOITATION AND ABUSE (SEA) GENDER BASED VIOLENCE UNDER RURAL ACCESS AND AGRICULTURAL MARKETING PROJECT (RAAMP)

Project ID: P163353
Issue Date: 11th February, 2019
Reference No. IDA/FPMU/RAMP/WB/012/S.85/1

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The Federal Government of Nigeria, through the Federal Ministry of Finance has applied for financing from the International Development Association (IDA)-The World Bank and French Development Agency (AFD) and on-lent the financing to 13 prospective states towards the cost of rehabilitation of prioritized rural roads and river crossings, construction/rehabilitation support for the establishment of agro logistics hubs and institutional development under the Rural Access and Agricultural Marketing Project (RAAMP). It is intended that part of the proceeds of the financing will be applied to eligible payments under the contract for Consulting Services for Mapping Services for Survivors of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) Gender Based Violence (GBV) under the proposed Rural Access and Agricultural Marketing Project (RAAMP) in Akwa Ibom, Bauchi and Ogun States.

The scope of the consulting services (“the Services”) includes but not limited to;
i. Update the service project mapping and referral pathway: The consultant will gather information on existing mapping exercise and referral pathways and update it, making sure that is includes formal and informal services for survivors of SEA (including their location) in all the LGA that RAAMP will be implemented in the three States. If the mapping exercise was not carried out in any of the RAAMP states, then the consultants will be responsible for carrying out the mapping exercise in the state(s). This mapping should be described in a report, which will include a map identifying the services in the intervened area.
ii. Assessment of availability of services and referral pathway: The consultant will conduct interviews with key stakeholders to understand the strengths and gaps in existing support services, including the coordination of the referral system, and services. The assessment will evaluate the challenges faced by formal support system and informal resources provide services to survivors and/or proper referral.
iii. Assessment of accessibility of services: This should include an analysis of barriers to accessing services some of the barriers to be analyzed are social/attitudinal (e.g. stigma, acceptance of violence, restrictions to women’s mobility, etc.); logistical (e.g. distance, cost, hours of operation, etc.); informational (e.g. lack of awareness of services, lack of knowledge regarding the importance of services, etc.); ‘co-ordinational’ (e.g. lack of coordination between service providers, weak follow up of cases and monitoring); lack of capacity of professional staff, economic (cost of services, transport, child care, etc.) among others identified by the consultants.
iv. Help Seeking Behaviour: This is to understand survivor’s service access pathway.
v. Enhancement of the referral system: The consultant will develop a proposal with recommendations to enhance the challenges /deficiencies identified in the assessment. Among such recommendations, the training needed for response providers to enhance their capacity shall be specified and differentiated by service provider (formal and informal).

The duration of the services is 14 Months

The Draft Terms of Reference (TOR) for the services can be found in www.ramp.gov.ng.

The Federal Project Management Unit (FPMU) on behalf of the State now invites eligible Individual Consultant (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services.

The shortlisting criteria are:
• At least 12 years of proven experience working on Gender Based Violence
• Proven experience in carrying out GBV Mapping in Nigeria
• Proven experience of local presence in the project area
• Proven linkage with other organizations (CBO, NGOs, International Organizations) working with GBV/SEA in Nigeria
• Experience conducting qualitative research on GBV/SEA in Nigeria mandatory
• Proficiency in English /local languages

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to Section III, paragraphs, 3.14, 3.16, and 3.17 of the World Bank’s “Procurement Regulations for Investment Project Financing (IPF) Borrowers” July 2016 (“Procurement Regulations”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.
Consultant may associate with other to enhance their qualifications, but should be indicated clearly whether the association is in the form of a joint venture and/or a sub-consultancy. In the case of a joint venture, all the partners in the joint venture shall be jointly and severally liable for the entire contract, if selected.

A consultant will be selected in accordance with the CQS method set out in the Procurement Regulations.
Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours i.e. 0800 to 1600hours.

Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below in person, or by courier mail on or before 12 noon prompt 4th March, 2019.

National Coordinator
Rural Access and Mobility Project (RAMP)
Federal Project Management Unit (FPMU)
1st Floor NAIC House, Central Business District
Abuja-Nigeria
Tel: +2348036110055, +2348069193203
Email: [email protected]

SOURCE: DAILY TRUST

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