REQUEST FOR QUOTATION: CONSULTANCY FOR HOUSEHOLD ECONOMY APPROACH (HEA) ENDLINE ASSESSMENT OF PROACT PROJECT IN ADAMAWA AND KEBBI STATES, NIGERIA
PROCUREMENT REFERENCE: REQ02301/ABV/002
RFQ TITLE 1: CONSULTANCY FOR HOUSEHOLD ECONOMY APPROACH (HEA) ENDLINE ASSESSMENT OF PROACT PROJECT IN ADAMAWA AND KEBBI STATES, NIGERIA
CLOSING DATE: 20TH NOV. 2020 AT 5.00 PM
Oxfam, in partnership with Christian Rural & Urban Development Association (CRUDAN) and Development Exchange Centre (DEC), is implementing a 60 month project funded by the European Union and Oxfam in Adamawa and Kebbi States of northern Nigeria. The Project is titled “European Union Support to Food Security and Resilience in Northern Nigeria (PROACT)”, and is being implemented across more than 70 rural communities in 7 Local Government Areas of the two States (4 LGAs in Adamawa and 3 LGAs in Kebbi).
PROACT has been strengthening the capacities of about 70,000 rural households who rely on agriculture and natural resource-based livelihoods through best practice knowledge transfer, household/productive assets accumulation, financial inclusion services, linkages to market systems, climate change adaptation, and social safety programs among others. There has been some reported evidence of increase in productivity and improved wellbeing among project participants in the 70 rural communities. PROACT interventions have contributed to an improved food security situation across the communities, as more foods are produced for household consumption and for enhanced household income generation. Now in its fifth year of implementation, PROACT has demonstrated that resilience programming targeted at rural populations should be multi-dimensional and comprehensive enough to stimulate far reaching change process for vulnerable households.
2.0 PROJECT SUMMARY
|Project Name||PROACT: EU Support to Food Security and Resilience in Northern Nigeria|
|Project Goal||To improve food/nutrition security and resilience of vulnerable households in disaster and conflicts affected communities in Adamawa and Kebbi States of northern Nigeria|
|Project Objectives||Rapid improvement in livelihoods, food security and early recovery for targeted vulnerable farmers and host communities including women and youth in Adamawa and Kebbi States;Strengthened resilience, preparedness towards risks and natural resource utilisation for targeted vulnerable small holder farming communities in Adamawa and Kebbi States.Improved strategic linkages for food security and nutrition, and support to local market systems in each State.4. Improved response capacity of government towards social protection, early warning systems and strengthened local frameworks towards resilience building|
|Project duration||19th April 2016 to 18th April 2021|
|Project Beneficiaries||Total direct beneficiaries: 35,000 Women: 17,500Men: 17,500|
|Location||7 Local Government Areas (LGAs)|
|Implementing partners||Development and Exchange Center, DEC, and Christian Urban Rural Development Association of Nigeria, CRUDAN|
3.0 ENDLINE SUMMARY:
The purpose and objectives of the consultancy is to conduct a rapid HEA endline assessment in the two pre-defined (at baseline) livelihood zones and to compare baseline and endline figures for specific programme indicators (the indicators will be shared with the selected consultant during the inception meeting). The consultant will analyse the endline data and compare the results with the baseline to determine: Changes in cropping patterns, crop diversity and crop production; Changes in dietary diversity; Changes in income levels, and sources of income; Changes in expenditure levels, patterns of expenditure and discretionary expenditure; The impact of any shocks in the past three years, changes in coping strategies/ response to shocks and any evidence that climate adaptation has increased resilience to climatic shocks; Price changes and the impact on income and expenditure; Changes in wealth ranking – have the farmers moved into a higher or lower wealth group since the reference year? All indicators will be disaggregated to assess whether there were any gender specific impacts of the programme.
It would be possible to attribute the impact of the programme by comparing changes in the livelihoods of participants and non-participants. In this case, however, analysis at endline will focus on disaggregation of changes observed for the participants according to the year they joined the programme to see if there is a gradient of impact; disaggregate by gender to see if there are any gender specific impacts; and disaggregate by wealth group to see if poverty status impacts the ability of a household to achieve real change.
The survey will cover targeted poor and vulnerable households within the seven (7) targeted Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Adamawa and Kebbi States.
The consultant firm will prepare a proposal, including the methodology and a schedule of work for its visit. During the visit the consultant will work closely with the MELSA team liaising closely with the Livelihood program coordinator and Project manager.
5.1 Oxfam/PROACT team will be responsible for
Providing any key documentation required by the consultant (proposals, M&E framework, baseline report, baseline datasets etc.)
Mobilizing community participants.
Inviting staff and government officials to attend any necessary trainings.
Providing input and feedback on draft report
Coordinating the inception and final draft reports meetings
5.2 The Consultant will be responsible for
Reviewing key project documents including programme/project proposals, baseline (including data sets), M&E plan, relevant reports etc.
Defining the schedule for the support visit (according to requirements in this ToR) and agreeing with project coordinator;
Conducting capacity assessment of staff to do HEA data collection;
Conducting refresher training of PROACT staff as mandated by results of capacity assessment;
Coordinating PROACT staff to complete the data collection during the specified timeframe.
Collating and inserting the data into the HEA tables and analysing the results with
Presenting the initial findings to Oxfam/PROACT team.
Preparing a brief endline report and incorporating Oxfam/PROACT feedback.
An inception report detailing methodologies to be used and sample size calculations, a detailed execution plan, data-collection tools for-household-economic assessment (HEA),
Staff HEA capacity assessment and subsequent refresher training schedule.
A presentation of the key findings and recommendations to Oxfam and other stakeholders in Abuja (this is optional depending availability of funds). Alternatively, an online presentation will be required to be made to Oxfam technical team);
A concise endline report (25 pages max in .doc and .pdf format) detailing the changes between baseline and endline figures for the key indicators cited in this ToR; relevent graphs as agreed with the Oxfam and PROACT team; any differences in proportions of HH in each wealth ranking between baseline and endline; attribution for any differences noted; conclusions on the success or otherwise of the programme at alleviating poverty; Practical and SMART recommendations for future programming.
The HEA datasets (storage and analysis spreadsheets) in excel format must be annexed to the report.
7.0 SKILLS AND EXPERTISE REQUIRED:
A reputed organization with proven experience in conducting HEA studies who possess the following expertise only should apply:
At least 10 years of experience in undertaking HEA with specific reference to utilization of Household Economy Analytical Framework in undertaking community profiling in conflict affected context.
Experience in the Household Economy Approach (HEA), both field data collection and analysis.
Involved in at least 4 previous HEA studies, with 2 at Team Leader level.
Experience in training HEA field teams.
Experience in HEA Outcomes Analysis.
Proven experience of working in Northern Nigeria.
Proven experience of working in conflict prone settings.