Call for Expression of Interest:
Baseline Study for the SVH Project
Catholic Relief Services is the official agency of the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops for relief and development assistance overseas; an international non-governmental organization supporting relief and development work in over 99 countries around the world. CRS programs assist persons on the basis of need, regardless of creed, ethnicity or nationality. CRS works through local church and non-church partners to implement its programs. Therefore, strengthening and building the capacity of these partner organizations is fundamental to our approach in every country in which CRS operates. CRS reestablished its presence in Nigeria in 2000 and currently focuses on agriculture, governance, peace building, health systems and institutional strengthening programs.
Catholic Relief Services wishes to engage an individual consultant to conduct a baseline study and knowledge gap assessment for the SVH project. With support from USAID, CRS/Nigeria in partnership with Mercy Corps and Making Cents International will implement a field based program beginning in Sokoto, FCT and one other State designed to use a multi-sector approach that will help 42,000 very vulnerable households increase and diversify their agriculture production, incomes and children (through improved nutrition) and help strengthen community and government systems to support these gains.
The main objectives the project seeks to achieve are:
- Households have diversified and increased agriculture production and productivity
IR1.1: Households adopt improved agriculture practices
IR1.2 Households diversity production
- Households have increased and diversified incomes
IR 2.1: Households have increased their revenue
IR 2.2: Individuals use appropriate financial services
- Households have improved nutrition
IR 3.1: Household provides adequate food and nutrition to all family members and adopts improved hygiene behaviors
IR3.2 Targeted Households Adopt Improved Hygiene Behaviors
- Extremely vulnerable households benefit from poverty reduction
IR 4.1: Households receive conditional cash transfers
IR 4.2: LGA/AC have increased capacity to implement poverty reduction programs
Intending consultants should submit an updated CV detailing personal profile, skills, competencies and suitability for the assignment as well as readiness for immediate short-term consultancy plus a copy of such previous work to: firstname.lastname@example.org
A detailed SOW can be downloaded using this link https://www.dropbox.com/s/q8hfab851kburyl/SOW.docx
Completed applications should reach us before COB Wednesday 30th October, 2013. Only short listed consultants will be contacted.
Please note that CRS will deduct and remit to the Federal Inland Revenue (FIR) a 5% withholding Tax from the total consultancy fees in accordance with the Nigerian Tax Law
“CRS is an equal -opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion, etc. Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply”.