REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST: Tracer Study of people successfully completing training within the Livelihood Enhancement and Association of the Poor (LEAP) Project, Cambodia Contract
|Aug 14, 2020
|Aug 31, 2020
The Government of Cambodia is undertaking the Livelihood Enhancement and Association of the Poor Project with support from the World Bank. The project development objective of the LEAP project is to improve access of poor and vulnerable households in selected communities to financial services, opportunities for generating income and small-scale infrastructure, and to provide an immediate and effective response in case of an eligible crisis or emergency.
The project development objective is being achieved through:
- establishment of self-help groups, savings and credit groups, producer groups, agricultural cooperatives and other groups/organizations
- provision of capacity building and training to beneficiaries to improve income generation opportunities
- establishment of private sector linkages to improve and expand market opportunities, and
- identification and provision of community-based social and economic infrastructure to help improve the livelihoods and economic productivity of the poor.
Beneficiaries of the LEAP project include Phnom Penh Capital and the province of Siem Reap. In Phnom Penh Capital, beneficiaries come from Sangkats that were selected by means of: (i) eight districts where IDPoor data is available in Sangkats with the largest total number of IDPoor households; and (b) in the four districts for which IDPoor data is not available due to their central or downtown location. IDPoor household members of Self-Help Groups, producer groups and agricultural cooperatives are the main project beneficiaries in Siem Reap. Households in the target communes/sangkats benefit from planned infrastructure improvements.
Tasks and Responsibilities for the survey:
The firm/organization is expected to:
- Prepare and critically review the survey instrument and format the questionnaire,
- If respondents are based outside of Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, recruit and train enumerators for phone interviews for the pilot test and to administer the main survey remotely,
- Conduct a pilot test of the survey instrument and submit a pilot test completion report to the PCO and LEAP team including recommendations for the revision of the instrument.
- Conduct and administer the main survey,
- Make all possible efforts to ensure respondents are interviewed through several attempts. All cases where respondents cannot be accessed/interviewed must be documented.
Prepare a draft survey report (Khmer and English versions) to the LEAP team describing
- the final survey size, coverage and indicating non-traceable respondents,
- descriptions of how the survey was implemented,
- issues with implementation, including logistical problems, response rate and road blocks,
- analysis of the integrity of the data to enable submission of the clean dataset to the LEAP team,
- collection of additional data as a result of consultations with the LEAP team and access to similar tracing exercises,
- an initial analysis of the labour market relevance of the data collected,
- observations of the quality of training and its subsequent benefits for employment and/or improved income for trainees, and
- summative conclusions including advice on the approach to tracing over 2021 and 2022.
There will be a workshop to present the findings to various stakeholders for feedback. In addition, the firm/organization will share iterations of the report with the LEAP team and World Bank officers for comment. This can involve a formal debrief.
The attention of interested firm/organization is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers dated January 2011 and revised July 2014 (“Consultant Guidelines”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.
An Firm will be selected in accordance with the Selection Based on the Consultants’ Qualifications (CQS) method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. As such, upon assessment of qualifications and experience of the applicants, only eligible and qualified organisations will be invited to respond to a Request for Proposals.
The full ToR can be requested, for information, from the contact below.
Expressions of Interest must be delivered in written form to Mr. Heanh Bunna, chief of procurement of LEAP project, Email: [email protected] , Tel: Office: +855 12 504 711. The deadline for receiving responses to this EOI is September 31, 2020 (before 17:30 hours).