Tender: Call for Proposals VHR Opportunity Mapping Consultancy
Company name: International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Category name: Other /
Tender type: Free
Close Date: 2020-03-13
Call for Proposals
Consultancy Support for the Conduct of Opportunity Mapping and Development of Reintegration Component targeted to most Vulnerable Migrants within the framework of Voluntary Humanitarian Return and Reintegration Programme (VHR) in Libya
- Organizational Background
Established in 1951, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the United Nations Agency for Migration, is working with its member states and international and national partners to help ensure the humane and orderly management as well as to promote international cooperation on migration issues, to help find practical solutions to migration problems and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need.
The IOM Constitution entrusts the Organization with the mandate to ensure ordered migration, including voluntary return and reintegration assistance. Within humanitarian context in Libya, the voluntary return assistance provides a life-saving assistance for stranded vulnerable migrants under the Voluntary Humanitarian Return and Reintegration programme (VHR). Since 2015, over 50,000 stranded migrants have benefited for the VHR services. IOM follows a rights-based approach, focusing on the needs of the VHR beneficiaries and providing otherwise unavailable safe, dignified, and durable solutions while ensuring that relevant international and internal procedures are in place, particularly when dealing with vulnerable cases, such as women, unaccompanied and separated migrant children, elderly and persons with medical and special needs. The VHR programme is built on strong pillars of protection and health ensuring that those who need it, have tailored support during their stay in Libya and through the in-kind reintegration assistance upon arrival to their countries of returns.
IOM Libya is looking for an international consultancy to support mapping existing capacities in Sierra Leone with the aim of enhancing the socioeconomic reintegration support of returnees to Sierra Leone as well as identifying potential partners to establish solid referral mechanism to support in the scope of the reintegration support in country of origin.
The in-kind reintegration support provided by IOM Libya and IOM offices in countries of return, to addresses the multifaceted drivers of migration and the continuing needs of especially vulnerable migrants who have returned from Libya. Among the countries of origin that IOM Libya manages the reintegration support is Sierra Leone. It comes as third destination of return; which returnees are being support with the reintegration support in close coordination with IOM mission in Sierra Leone. In order to strengthen the response to the sustainable reintegration of beneficiaries in Sierra Leone and elsewhere, IOM Libya is initiating an international consultancy to conduct a comprehensive analysis to explore the opportunities and requirements in order to enhance the impact and success of the ongoing return and an reintegration programme. With special attention to be given to the needs of most vulnerable returnees, including those with trauma experience. For latter category to assess the current reality of return, identify available services as well as potential partnership that IOM can engage with for better provision of adequate services to most vulnerable population among returnees.
This international consultancy will serve as a pilot in this scoping phase, which will ideally be replicated in other countries of return depending on its deliverables.
- Scope of work
- Local reintegration Ecosystem Mapping - Identification and mapping of current and potential service providers in the areas of employment, health services (including psychosocial and trauma counselling), vocational training facilities, education, shelter for vulnerable persons, micro-finance, agriculture (green economy).
- Capacity Building of Ecosystem - Capacity assessment and capacity building plan for relevant stakeholders that are engaged with the returnees.
- Screening and Reception facilities and mechanism - evaluate potential for “One Stop Community Centres” or “Safe Houses” or other mechanisms.
- Training to Employment and Self Employment - review and development of existing and possible training centres that may offer variety of skills development.
- Communicating with Communities - design of communication approaches and strategies
- Data Collection and Information Management - review of current practice and suggestions for case management
- Impact Evaluation and Assessment - develop M&E tools, feedback and corrective measures
The consultant will work in close co-ordination with IOM Libya for conducting primary field planning to selected return country defined by IOM Libya. Data collection techniques such as personal interviews, focus-group discussions, key informant interviews, observing sessions related to counseling and psychosocial support sessions etc. will be employed and shall be coordinated with IOM Libya and IOM in receiving mission. The data collection forms should be effectively designed using both structured and unstructured questions (open-ended questions which allow respondents to answer in their own words). Assistance from IOM shall be sought by the consultant for setting up meetings/ seeking data verification etc. where needed.
Relevant stakeholders shall be identified by the consultant to collect information on possible partnerships, including clear provision of information on services and capacity of these potential partners.
- Key deliverables
The deliverables for this consultancy will be a detailed assessment report on the review of current reintegration support mechanism and recommendations on where IOM and potential partners can engage to enhance provision of support to most vulnerable returnees. This to include:
- Stakeholder Design Lab conducted in Freetown to discuss and obtain collective input, review and endorsement of initial proposals
- Comprehensive report, stakeholder map and budgeted project proposal including research findings and annexes outlining proposals addressing the a/m activities.
- Delivery schedule
The timeframe for this assessment is 2 months (including time for IOM review, feedback and presentation of the findings to relevant stakeholders) upon signing agreement.
- Role of IOM
- IOM will provide financial and logistical support to organize the stakeholders’ workshop to present the assessment findings.
- Provide available relevant documents and information.
- Review and provide comments on the submitted draft reports of the technical assessment.
- Support in contacting returnees, relevant stakeholders including government and other relevant officials for meetings and consultations in Sierra Leone.
- Competencies required:
- The incumbent can be a consultant, or a team composed of qualified researchers with advanced University Degrees in Economics, Development Studies/Business Management and or Trauma Studies.
- Experience and expertise in the areas of macro- and micro-economic research and analysis, including labour market assessment, psychosocial and trauma management.
- Demonstrated experience in quantitative and qualitative data collection and analyses.
- Research experience relevant to analysis of technical and vocational skills education and training programming / management of training institutions in similar environments.
- Good knowledge of migration, the socioeconomic and political dynamics in Libya as well as destinations of return within the context of the VHR services.
- A demonstrated understanding and analytical capacity in the identification of issues relating to the indicators of performance in development projects.
- Excellent report writing and presentation skills and ability to meet deadlines.
- 10.Performance indicators for evaluation of results
- Coordination of meetings, outline of project goals and outcomes of meetings;
- Punctuality of the submission of the deliverables;
- Level of adherence to the objectives;
- Periodic and regular update on the progress of the study provided to IOM;
- Attendance and quality of the presentation made at the country level meetings/workshops after field findings.
- 11.Proposal submission instructions
Proposals must include two components: technical proposal and financial proposal, submitted as separate files.
The technical proposal must include the following components:
- Consultants/Organization’s background and experience in conducting similar studies.
- Clear methodology of the necessary activities to satisfy the ToR, including proposed quantitative and qualitative sampling strategies, sample sizes, etc.
- A detailed work plan, clearly presenting the activity action plan in accordance to the number of required days.
- Curricula of senior technical team members.
Financial proposal: a detailed budget document, clearly showing all budget lines with a short description indicating their relevance to the proposal according to the narrative and proposed work plan
Applications should be in English.
Interested organizations are invited to submit technical and financial proposals to [email protected], not later than 13 March 2020. The subject line for expressions of interest should read “LY20-029 - Opportunity Mapping Reintegration Component – VHR - [Name of applicant/organization].”
Any questions concerning this RfP should be submitted in writing to [email protected] not later than 11 March, 2020 (10:00 AM Libya local time).