Tender: Call for Expression of Interest Behaviour Assessment regarding COVID-19 in Libya

Company name: UNICEF

City: Tripoli

Category name: Other /

Issued: 2020-06-15

Tender type: Free

Close Date: 2020-06-30

Cost: 0.00

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Call for Expression of Interest

The purpose of the Call for Expression of Interest is to identify an eligible entity capable of undertaking a Behaviour Assessment regarding COVID-19 in Libya.

COVID-19 is a global pandemic that has challenged even the most developed countries. It is a potentially transformative event for Libya. As of the 30th of May there were 130 positive cases of COVID-19 in the country and 5 COVID-19 related deaths. Cases have been reported in Tripoli, Benghazi, Sabha, Misurata, Surman, Subrata, and Alshati. The COVID-19 Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan is being implemented through nine pillar approach, including: 1) country-level coordination, planning, and monitoring; 2) risk communication and community engagement (RCCE); 3) surveillance, rapid response teams, and case investigation; 4) points of entry; 5) national laboratories; 6) infection prevention and control; 7) case management; 8) operational support and logistics; and 9) maintaining essential health services. RCCE is recognized as pivotal to advocacy and awareness raising on prevention of the COVID- 19 pandemic. Moreover, the misinformation, rumors and misconceptions (often spread through social media) have contributed to public panic. The National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) website, as well as the national helpline, have allowed the RCCE to play a critical role in dispelling rumors and maintaining public trust in the national health system and COVID-19 response. There are reports that COVID-19 is beginning to have a negative impact on social services.

This study will contribute essential indicative evidence to support the identification of targeted RCCE engagement as well as to better understand the impact of COVID-19 on basic service delivery. This rapid Behavior Assessment will provide essential evidence, which will be used in the design/review the Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) strategic plan, informing both the messaging as well as the identification of the most strategic communication platform for dissemination of messages.

Interested organizations/companies are requested to send their proposals to the following email address LBY-Procurement@unicef.org - by the 30th June 2020. Applications must be submitted in English in the required template.

Applications will be assessed by the UNICEF Libya Partnership Cooperation Agreement Review Committee (PCARC) of Libya Country Office, towards the identification of an organization that has the mandate, relevant experience, capacities and comparative advantage to undertake the assignment and support achievement of results for children using criteria outlined in the Section 3 (below).

It should be noted, however, that participation in this Call for Expression of Interest does not guarantee that an organization will be ultimately selected for the assignment. Selected organisations will be invited to review and finalise partnership agreements in accordance with criteria outlined in Section 3.4 (below) and UNICEF’s applicable policy and procedures on partnership with CSOs.

Applicant organization will be informed of the outcome of their submissions by communication sent to the email address given on organization submission.

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