Request for Proposals: External Evaluation for iMMAP Inc. information management support through the Standby Partnership Program

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iMMAP

Organization

iMMAP is an international nongovernmental organisation that provides information management services to humanitarian and development organizations. Through information management, we help our partners target assistance to the world’s most vulnerable populations. Our core philosophy is that better data leads to better decisions and that better decisions lead to better outcomes. iMMAP’s critical support to information value chains helps to solve operational and strategic challenges of our partners in both emergency and development contexts by enabling evidence-based decision-making for better outcomes.

Background

Each year the United Nations is responsible for responding to various natural and man-made emergencies ranging from localized events to large-scale crises. However, the UN faces challenges due to the uncertainty surrounding these responses, such as the lack of reliable data for decision-making. To address this specific challenge, deploying skilled Information Management Officers and specialists is crucial in improving the quality and timeliness of the data provided. However, within the UN’s emergency response mechanism, timely deployment of skilled personnel presents its own challenges as human recourses policies often delay recruitment and deployments as IM capacity is often not prioritized in funding efforts.

To address this challenge, the UN uses the Standby Partnership Program (SBP), a mechanism active since 1991, to provide external surge capacity. iMMAP Inc. has been a member of the SBP network since 2012 and currently has partnerships with 12 UN agencies and one iNGO. Through this BHA-funded project, iMMAP Inc. provides critical information management support by selecting and deploying skilled IMOs to various emergencies based on requests made by the UN partner organizations through the SBP.

Purpose

iMMAP Inc. is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the purpose of commissioning consultant(s) and/or consultancy company for a final evaluation for the Global Information Management Plus Support Program to the United Nations and international Non-Governmental Organizations through the Standby Partnership Program (SBP).

The evaluation aims to assess the overall responsiveness and impact of the USAID’s BHA-funded iMMAP Inc. SBP contributions to UN partner operations. It will seek to identify the extent to which the SBP has enhanced the capacity of the UN field operations as they respond(ed) to crises and identify weaknesses in the current mechanism that might be addressed to improve the mechanism’s responsiveness, efficacy, and efficiency.

Duration

The contract’s performance period is 50 working days between October and December 2023. For the submission of the final report, the deadline is January 20, 2024.

Location

Remote, including travel to up to three locations – possibly hardship duty stations.

RFP Coordinator / Evaluation manager

Nour Khalil, M&E officer for iMMAP Inc.’s Global Surge team. All written inquiries and requests for clarification should be directed to [email protected]

Deadlines

For receiving proposer inquiries: July 10, 2023 – 5:00pm EST

For proposal submission: July 31, 2023 – 5:00pm EST

How to apply

Visit immap.org/tenders to download the full Request for Proposals, Terms of Reference and Certification Statement.

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