RURAL ACCESS AND AGRICULTURAL MARKETING PROJECT (RAAMP)

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MINISTRY OF COOPERATIVE, RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND POVERTY REDUCTION

20A, Adelabu Housing Estate, Umuahia, Abia State

Email: [email protected]
Phone No.: 08187985653, 07037983968

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

Federal Republic of Nigeria
Rural Access and Agricultural Marketing Project (RAAMP)
Project ID: P163353
Issue Date: 29th January, 2019

CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR THE ENGAGEMENT OF GENDER BASE VIOLENCE (GBV) SPECIALIST AT ABIA STATE RURAL ACCESS AND AGRICULTURAL MARKETING PROJECT (RAAMP)
REFERNCE NO: AB/RAAMP/S.010/VOL.1/002

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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 Abia State Government 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.

The Consulting Services of the Gender Base Violence (GBV) Specialist includes but not limited to:

i) Support the SPIU on all aspects of GBV/SEA risk identification, mitigation and management under the project in the state including any GBV/SEA reporting requirements. The consultant will support the SPIU to reassess the GBV/SEA reporting implementation and ensure that the mitigation strategy is updated for newly identified risks;

ii) Based on the project’s initial GBV risk assessment, prepare internal guideline defining the approach for the preparation, implementation, monitoring and reporting of SEA/GBV prevention and response on the project that could be used as a framework and that could guide the development of the Environmental and Social Management Plans (ESMPs) including the approach to the GBV action plan that will be prepared for the thirteen intervened states;

iii) Coordinate, support and manage the coherent and effective implementation of the SEA/GBV prevention measures in Abia RAAMP;

iv) Using a survivor centered approach as main guiding principle, strengthen complaints mechanism ensure the effectiveness of mechanisms for recording, processing and referring the complaints (e.g. GRM), while engaging with project beneficiary communities as well as systems to protect them from SEA.

The duration of the services is 12 months over a period of 24 months. The contract may be renewed based on performance.

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

The Abia State Project Implementation Unit (SPIU) on behalf of the State Government 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 minimum requirements are as follows:

Advanced University degree in social studies or other related areas including public policy, community health, gender, development studies.

At least 5 years of increasingly responsible relevant professional experience including experiences in program management and actively liaising with relevant and potential project partners.
Knowledge of gender issues in development, particularly GBV, knowledge of reproductive health, HIV and protection issues in humanitarian and post-conflict recovery settings.

Interested Individual Consultants should submit their Curriculum Vitae (CV) which must contain information on their qualifications, experience and competence relevant to the assignment (Description of similar assignments, experiences in similar conditions etc. via CV). The Consultants with the most appropriate Qualifications and experiences will be selected for the assignment and in accordance with the World Bank’s Procurement Regulations for Borrowers published in July, 2016 and revised August, 2018.

You may obtain further information at the address below during office hours from 09:00am to 4:00pm (Monday to Friday). Your Curriculum Vitae (CV) must reach the undersigned on or before 12:00 noon on the 20th February, 2019.

John Babington C. Ph.D.
Project Coordinator
Abia State Project Implementation Unit
Rural Access and Agricultural Marketing Project (RAAMP)
20A Adelabu Housing Estate, Umuahia, Abia State
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 08187985653, 08033667090

SOURCE: THE NATION

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