External evaluation: NRC Livelihood and Food Security programme

Published 07. Jan 2019
NRC – Yemen is soliciting bids from reputable, licensed consultants (Individual or companies) to conduct a livelihood and food security evaluations as per the TOR for its livelihood programs operations in Yemen between the months of April and June 2019. Those with Yemeni residency or work permits are encouraged to apply. Otherwise NRC shall strive to obtain visas in good time to any other bidder who is successful which normally takes at least a month to obtain.
  1. BACKGROUND INFORMATION

The dire humanitarian situation in Yemen is an entirely man-made catastrophe, rooted in protracted conflict to which there has been disproportionately little international attention. Yemen's 2018 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan outlines humanitarian and protection needs for 22.2 million people and risk of famine for 8.4 million. In late 2017, the blockade on almost all of Yemen’s seaports, airports and land crossings prevented the entry of food, fuel, medicines and supplies, exposing millions of people to disease, starvation and death in the immediate term, and contributing to ongoing economic instability through the subsequent year. As of October 2018, more than 2.3 million Yemenis remained displaced because of the conflict, close to 600,000 of them as a result of escalating violence up Yemen’s west coast towards Hodeidah city. An unprecedented cholera outbreak marked as beginning in April 2017 has exceeded 1.2 million cases and is projected to climb dramatically in coming months as displacement and damage to infrastructure increase vulnerability across as many as 82 vulnerable districts. Yemenis do not have access to safe water, daily food needs cannot be met, social safety nets have been eroded and health facilities have been damaged or destroyed.

  1. PURPOSE OF EVALUATION AND INTENDED USE

The evaluation will seek to address the NRC strategic evaluation questions and three broad questions have been suggested with associated specific sub-questions as follows; 1) Is NRC reaching the right people? 2) Is NRC doing the right things? 3) Is NRC working effectively to ensure impact and programme quality?

 

  1. EVALUATION CONSULTANT SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
  • Extensive knowledge of food security, livelihoods, emergency response, cash based interventions, natural resource management, protection and resilience as well donor priorities in Yemen. An understanding of emergency nutrition would be an advantage.
  • Strong understanding of humanitarian principles, standards and code of conduct
  • Knowledge of IDP related policies, frameworks and guidelines for humanitarian actors
  • Strong group facilitation and interview skills. Ability to relate with people a different level
  • Extensive experience of working in insecure or conflict zones
  • Willingness to travel and work in secure, remote and difficult locations
  • Very good command of written and spoken English. Arabic language skills will be an asset

 

  1. APPLICATION PROCESS AND REQUIREMENTS

Application Deadline: The deadline for submission of tenders is 16:00 on Thursday the 17th January 2019. Consultants who do not submit their bids by this deadline will not be considered.

Complete tender documents can be obtained free of charge with effect from the 6th of January 2019 until the closing date which is the 17th December 2019 from  https://www.yemenhr.com/tenders/914 . Bids must include the following:

  • Proposal including, outline of evaluation framework and methods, including comments on the TOR, proposed time frame and work plan (bids over 4 pages will be automatically excluded).
  • Proposed evaluation budget. CVs and evidence of past evaluations for each team member

Dully completed and signed bids be summited by email to: ye.procurement@nrc.no before the deadline.