Mid Term Evaluation of the Talo Wadaag: Social Contract for Somalia Peacebuilding Programme

Location: Nairobi, Somaliland, Puntland and Mogadishu

Application closing: 2 August, 2019

About Interpeace

Interpeace is an international organization for peacebuilding, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. Its aim is to strengthen the capacities of societies to manage conflict in non-violent, non-coercive ways by assisting national actors in their efforts to develop social and political cohesion. Interpeace also strives to assist the international community (and in particular the UN) to play a more effective role in supporting peacebuilding efforts around the world through better understanding and response to the challenges of creating local capacities that enhance social and political cohesion. For more information about Interpeace, please visit www.interpeace.org

Background

The Talo Wadaag: Social Contract for Somalia programme, implemented by Interpeace and its local partners, the Academy for Peace and Development (APD) and Peace and Development Research Center (PDRC) seeks a team of consultants (international and local) to conduct a mid-term evaluation. The mid-term evaluation is expected to be formative, to provide guidance to improve relevance, design and performance for the remaining period of the programme. The evaluation will assess programme performance (results to date) as well as contribution to and progress towards intended outcomes. It is also expected to identify strengths and weaknesses as well as lessons learned to provide recommendations for ensuring programme effectiveness and efficiency, adapting to changes in the political context, as well as maximising programme impact. Interpeace anticipates that the evaluation will commence in early August 2019, for a period of 30 working days, including a minimum of 2 days in Nairobi, and a minimum of 13 days in Somaliland, Puntland and Mogadishu.

The Talo Wadaag: Social Contract for Somalia programme is a four-year (1st July 2017-30th June 2021) programme funded by Government of Sweden and implemented by Interpeace, Academy for Peace and Development (APD) and Peace and Development Research Center (PDRC). The programme aims to contribute to sustainable peacebuilding and democratization in the Somali Region by strengthening citizen and stakeholder engagement in governance and conflict prevention and management through inclusive, participatory, citizen-centered processes and mechanisms.

Interpeace has been working in the Somali Region since 1999. In the regional programme, Interpeace provides the following main oversight, management, coordination and capacity building support. Interpeace has collaborated with APD and PDRC since their inception as neutral peacebuilding organizations in the Somali region.

Preparation and Submission of Proposals

Interpeace invites qualified service providers to submit a bid to provide the services described in the attached Terms of Reference, and which form an integral part of the present Request for Proposal (RFP).

The Bidder shall bear all costs associated with the preparation and submission of its proposal, and Interpeace shall not be responsible or liable for those costs, whether direct or indirect, regardless of the conduct or outcome of the RFP, nor if the RFP is cancelled, altered or postponed for any reason. This includes, but is not limited to, any and all costs incurred for pre-proposal clarifications, oral presentations, site visits, and subsequent meetings and negotiations.

All offers shall be prepared in English. Offers shall comprise the following documents:

  1. Technical Proposal

The Terms of Reference (ToRs) of the services requested by Interpeace can be found in Annex A. The technical proposal should include the following information:

a. Description of the service provider and the service provider’s qualifications, including a CV that comprises:

    • List technical and/or geographical experience required
    • List expertise or education requirements
    • List behavioral competencies and other skills

b. Number of similar and successfully completed projects, number of similar projects currently underway.

c. Descriptions of the proposed methodology for the evaluation, including the framework for gender analysis and a proposed budget not exceeding USD 20,000. Approach and implementation plan: The proposal should demonstrate the Proposer’s response to the Terms of Reference, identify the specific components proposed, how the requirements shall be addressed, demonstrate how the proposed methodology meets or exceeds specifications.

d. Any other information that will facilitate evaluation of the service provider’s reliability and capacity to provide the services.

 

  1. Financial Offer

Your separate Financial Offer must contain an overall offer in a single currency.

The Financial Offer must cover all the services to be provided as per the ToRs. The price must be “all inclusive”.

The cost of preparing a bid and negotiating a contract, including any related travel, is not reimbursable nor can it be included as a direct cost of the assignment.

 

All offers to provide the services described in this RFP must be submitted by e-mail to recruitment@interpeace.org  by Friday August 2nd 2019 (midnight Nairobi time). All submissions must indicate “Consultancy – Social Contract for Somalia Peacebuilding Programme” in the subject line.

Only proposals under consideration will be notified. Participation in this RFP indicates acceptance of the terms and conditions provided.

 

 

Annex A – Terms of Reference