Thursday, 4 June 2015

Data Collection Assistants

Seeking Expressions of Interest for Data Collection Assistance in Somalia
International Business and Technical Consultants Inc. (IBTCI) Somalia Program Support Services (SPSS) is seeking expressions of interest from data collection and survey research organizations. 

The selected firm will provide independent collection of data for a final evaluation of a USAID-funded program providing assistance to agriculture and livestock activities in two regions (Middle Shebelle and Lower Shebelle) of the South Central Somalia. 

The award would be for approximately two months, from July to August 2015.
The organization will be responsible for conducting the following activities: Collection of data from around 50 extension workers and 700 farmers of Afgoi, Awdhegle and Balad districts in South-Central Somalia on food availability and farmer incomes. 

Approximately 20 focus groups will be held with crop sellers/vendors, veterinary service providers, agro-dealers, milk processors and feed producers.

Requirements and selection criteria:
  • The organization must demonstrate relevant technical experience in gathering and analyzing data, especially data based on agricultural programs.
  • The organization must demonstrate the ability to operate in insecure regions of Somalia, including Mogadishu and South Central Somalia.
  • The organization should provide written references from current or previous clients that attest to their competency in the requested services.
To Apply:
Please send responses to

Responses must include a capabilities statement highlighting the organization’s technical staff, ability of the organization to scale up staff and consultants to meet the requested demand for data collection. 

Additionally, please include an illustrative budget and timeline based on this solicitation. 

Total length of the Expression of Interest (EOI) should not exceed 7 pages. 

12-point font should be used throughout EOI, with 1” page margins and single line spacing. 

On cover page of the EOI should be indicated name of contact person, title of contact person, and contact details.

In case if submitted EOI does not provide complete information requested by this solicitation SPSS keeps right to consider such EOI as non-responsive. 

Qualifying organizations must be able to demonstrate geographical presence, with past performance with reference contact information not later than Friday, June 12 at 5 PM (1700 hours) Nairobi time.



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