Call for Consultancy Services for a Baseline Study (open to national candidates and international candidates with a national partner)

Job
from Cordaid
Closing date: 07 Nov 2019

Introduction

CORDAID is a Dutch Non-Governmental Organization that works in the Netherlands and 16 fragile countries in Africa and Asia to create opportunities for the poorest, most vulnerable and excluded individuals. Our work is guided by intrinsic value of every human being and driven by the solidarity to provide a dignified existence for everyone regardless of age, sex, nationality, religious and cultural background. We strive to enhance trust and social cohesion among citizens and between communities and states. Our focused areas of intervention are Health, Humanitarian Aid, Security & Justice, Private Sector Development and Resilience.

CORDAID has been providing support to people in Sierra Leone for over 20 years through our Netherlands Global Office. In January 2016, we established the CORDAID Sierra Leone Country Office to scale up and strengthen direct support to people in Sierra Leone. In December 2018, we received funding from Comic Relief and Jersey Overseas Aid to implement the Go-Bifo Financial Inclusion Project (GBFIP) under the Private Sector Development Unit

Goal of the GBFIP

The project runs from January 2019 to June 2022 and aims to improve access and usage of affordable financial products and services for 60,000 men, women, boys and girls at the bottom of the pyramid in Western Urban Area, Western Rural Area, Kambia and Pujehun Districts by June 2022.

Objectives of the Project

The project has 5 main objectives:

  1. To increase financial literacy for 4,014 men, women, boys and girls at the bottom of the pyramid in Western Rural Area, Western Urban Area, Kambia and Pujehun Districts by 30 June 2022.
  2. To increase financial awareness for 60,000 men, women, boys and girls at the bottom of the pyramid in Western Rural Area, Western Urban Area, Kambia and Pujehun Districts by 30 June 2022.
  3. To increase access and usage of financial products and services for 60,000 men, women, boys and girls at the bottom of the pyramid in Western Rural Area, Western Urban Area, Kambia and Pujehun Districts by 30 June 2022.
  4. To increase client-centric financial products and services by 3 products/services for 60,000 men, women, boys and girls at the bottom of the pyramid in Western Rural Area, Western Urban Area, Kambia and Pujehun Districts by 30 June 2022.
  5. To improve the responsibleness of the financial system/sector towards 60,000 men, women, boys and girls at the bottom of the pyramid in Western Rural Area, Western Urban Area, Kambia and Pujehun Districts by 30 June 2022.

Components of the GBFIP

· Component 1: Financial Literacy Training

· Component 2: Financial Awareness Campaigns

· Component 3: Access and Usage of Financial Products and Services

· Component 4: Innovation on Client-Centric Products and Services

· Component 5: Coordination and Advocacy for Financial Inclusion

Call for Consultancy Services (open to national candidates and international candidates with a national partner)

CORDAID Sierra Leone is looking for a dynamic and versatile individual or, preferably, a consulting firm to conduct the baseline study of the Go-Bifo Financial Inclusion Project. The baseline study will provide data and information on financial inclusion that will be used as benchmarks against which the project results will be assessed and compared after the project intervention. As such, the baseline report will inform the profiling of the principal characteristics of the target population and, henceforth, the approach for communicating the project intervention strategy, activities and the monitoring of the project.

The goal of the baseline study is to provide quantitative and qualitative data and information on the level of awareness, knowledge, attitude and practices around the issues of financial inclusion in Western Urban Area, Western Rural Area, Kambia and Pujehun Districts.

How to apply:

Applicants must submit detailed application by email to procurementsl@cordaid.org, including a Technical Proposal, Financial Proposal, Work Plan, and CV of key team members for the baseline study, as well as history of past work done. The subject of your application must be: “Proposal for Baseline Study of the GBFIP” attaching other necessary supporting documents, such as business registration certificates, proof

Please download the detailed terms of reference for the baseline study from www.careers.sl, www.cordaid.org, or www.reliefweb.int or collect the hardcopy from the Cordaid Sierra Leone Country Office at the above address.

Closing Date: We are accepting applications from 8:00 a.m. on 7th October 2019 to 5:00 p.m. on 7th November 2019