REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST: Nigeria Anti-Corruption Agencies Strengthening Initiative project

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD-West Africa) is an independent, not-for-profit, research, training, advocacy, and capacity building organization established in the United Kingdom in 1997 and registered in Nigeria in 1999. The Centre was established to mobilize global opinion and resources for democratization, development and human security in West Africa also provide alternatives and best practices to the sustenance of democracy and development in the region.

Since 2019, CDD-West Africa has been implementing Nigeria Anti-Corruption Agencies Strengthening Initiative project that seeks to contribute to increasing efficiency and effectiveness of Anti-Corruption Agencies (ACAs) for the fight against corruption, primarily through targeted capacity building, support on forensics and evidence gathering, peer learning, information sharing and forging synergy and coordination amongst them.  We are presently supporting six core ACAs in Nigeria. These are the Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU), the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offenses (ICPC), the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Technical Unit on Governance and Anti-Corruption Reforms (TUGAR), and the Office of the Auditor General of the Federation (OAuGF).  The support is to strengthen the ACAs to perform their core duties of investigation, enforcement, and prevention.

The duties of the statutory anti-corruption agencies are clearly stipulated in the various Acts of establishment though there are instances of overlap during implementation of duties. Similarly, the responsibilities of other government agencies and committees that focus on anti-corruption works are clearly stated in the terms of reference and policy documents that established them. Therefore, in-house monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of the implementation of the set-out roles of the agencies and its productivities cannot be over emphasized. It is against this backdrop that the capacity of staff of the agencies above is needed in the area of M&E. The essence is to expose staff of the agencies to the requisite M&E skills and knowledge and how to apply such in systematic ways that would enable in-house effective measurement of their monthly, quarterly, and yearly activities.

Submission

CDD hereby call on qualified companies/firms to submit Expression of Interest (EOI) – both technical and financial proposals–as potential service providers that are eligible to bid for the Consultancy to provide quality Monitoring and Evaluation training for the ACAs identified above.

Scope of Consultancy

The scope of the Consultancy includes but not limited to addressing the following training components:

  • What is M&E?
  • Why should ACAs engage in M&E?
  • Theories such as needs assessment, program theory assessment, theory of change, process assessment, outcomes assessments, impact assessment, and efficiency assessment. 
  • Practical methods, and applications of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) relevant to the ACAs work
  • What is Policy/Activity/Programme/Project Monitoring and Evaluation?
  • What and how do we prepare Logical framework and activities workplan, and the different approaches.
  • How do we collect and analyse data using M&E design?
  • Project key performance indicators (KPI), objectively verifiable indicators (OVIs) or SMART (specific, measurable, actionable, relevant, time-bound) indicators, and means of verification (MoVs) for achieved results or achievable indicators.
  • Result-based M&E

If selected, the training firm is expected to do the following:

– Develop training plan and share with CDD ahead of the provision of this consultancy service.

– Share with CDD ahead of the training, training manual; a training agenda; other tools that will be deployed during the training.

Deliverables

  • Submit work-plan (within 2 days from signing the contract)
  • Submit training Manual and other materials that will be used (within 10 days from the date signing the contract)
  • Facilitate the M&E workshop as agreed by CDD and the consulting firm.

The EoI should include:

Firm/company must submit technical and financial proposals that includes:

  1. A clear understanding of the purpose the training is meant to serve.
  2. Outline of the training methodology.
  3. Work Portfolio
  4. Detailed budget

Registered companies/firms with Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) should ONLY submit the EoI. Any submission should be accompanied by a CAC registration certificate.

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

Application deadline

The deadline for submission of EOI is 23rd December 2020

Method of Application


Interested and qualified firm/company should send its technical proposal and budget to: recruitment@cddwestafrica.org using “EOI – M&E TRAINING FOR ACAs” in Capital Letters as Subject. Only shortlisted firms would be contacted.