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1.0 Introduction

World Vision Inc. (WVUS) is seeking a consultant see Exhibit A.

2.0 Timeframe of RFP

Activity Dates

Release of RFP document September 25, 2017

Q&A Question Submission Deadline October 2, 2017

Q&A Answers Provided October 4, 2017

RFP responses due October 13, 2017

WVUS response review / consultant selection October 17-18, 2017

Estimated Contract Start Date October 23, 2017

Deliverables/Contract Complete December 31, 2017

3.0 Instructions for RFP Responses

Your WVUS points of contact for this RFP process are:
Alicia Santa Garcia

Grant & Contract Officer

asantagarcia@worldvision.org

Tiana Ritzenthaler

Program Management Officer

tritzent@worldvision.org

1. Any questions associated with the requirements of this RFP process will be addressed in the

Q&A period listed above in section 2.0 Timeframe of RFP.

2. Email one (1) soft copy (in PDF format) of the proposal by the date and time to the WVUS

contacts identified above.

3. Following the Q&A period, if you do not intend to participate in this RFP process, please notify

the individuals listed above, at your earliest convenience and delete and/or destroy all information

in this document.

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4.0 Conditions for RFP Responses

1. All responses and supporting documentation shall become the property of WVUS and will not be

returned.

2. WVUS ultimately reserves the right throughout this process to select any servicing option that

best meets its business requirements regardless of this process.

3. Respondent agrees to the following conditions in participating in this process:

Neither issuance of this RFP nor receipt of proposals represents a commitment on the part of

WVUS.

WVUS will not be responsible for any costs incurred by respondents in the preparation of

any materials or presentation relating to this process.

4. This document is provided for the exclusive use of your organization and copies shall not be

made available to any other party without written consent from the individual identified above.

5. Neither party shall use the name of the other in publicity releases, referrals, advertising, or similar

activity without the prior written consent of the other.

5.0 RFP Response

Please provide a written proposal, addressing each of the areas below. Proposal should be no more than

15 pages, including all attachments and appendices.

5.1 Organization Overview

Number Description

5.1.1 Provide your (or your organization’s) full name, corporate address, and telephone number.

5.1.2 If applicable, provide a list of any subcontractors that you (or the organization) will use to

provide the services requested in Exhibit A. Include the work that each proposed

subcontractor will perform.

5.1.3 Describe any conflicts of interest that you or your organization may have (or your

subcontractors may have) in performing the work described in Exhibit A.

5.1.4 Provide a capacity statement (individual or organization) to undertake this request.

5.2 Relevant experience

Number Description

5.2.1 List each person (aka key personnel) who will be performing work described in Exhibit A

under this contract. Please include title, email address, and phone number for each individual.

5.2.2 Please provide a resume/Curriculum Vitae and biographical data sheet for each person that

will perform work in Exhibit A.

5.2.3 Please describe similar work experience of each person that will perform work described in

Exhibit A. Include examples of past projects worked on.

5.2.4 Indicate any experience each person has in supporting World Vision? If so, please describe.

5.2.5 Please provide three references for work performed by the key personnel similar to the work

described in Exhibit A, include company, contact name, email address, phone number, and

role key personnel member performed.

5.2.6 What percentage of time is each person expected to spend on this project?

5.3 Program proposal

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Number Description

5.3.1 Please describe the process, methods, and timeline your organization proposes to use in

addressing the requirements in Exhibit A.

5.4 Pricing Methodology

Number Description

5.4.1 Please include a detailed budget for the work described in Exhibit A. Include a breakout of

the level of effort, daily rate(s), other direct costs and all applicable indirect cost rates. Daily

rates and indirect cost rates not included in your proposal cannot be accepted after the fact.

6.0 Evaluation

1. WVUS will evaluate proposals and select a consultant at its discretion. WVUS will utilize the

evaluation categories listed above. Please note that WVUS reserves the right to modify its

evaluation criteria by adding or deleting elements at WVUS’ sole discretion.

2. WVUS will carefully evaluate all proposals received that it believes demonstrate significant

alignment with WVUS’ goals and requirements.

3. Issuance of this RFP, the preparation and submission of proposals by respondents, and the

subsequent receipt and evaluation of proposals by WVUS shall not commit WVUS to award a

contract to anyone. Furthermore, in no event shall choosing a consultant for presentation,

negotiations, or otherwise be construed to create any legal obligations on the part of WVUS.

Note: see Criteria for consultant selection scoring point page 6 of exhibit A.

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Exhibit A

SCOPE OF WORK

The Contractor shall perform the following tasks and provide the deliverables listed below.

World Vision

Baseline: Prevent Domestic Violence, Promote Gender Equality, Transform Communities in the

Caribbean Coast

Introduction:
Domestic violence (DV) in Nicaragua is a significant challenge. Existing data highlights that 22.5% of

Nicaraguan women will experience physical or sexual violence during their lifetime. Violence against

adolescents and children within the home remains an ongoing issue, and adolescents have a low

understanding of sexual and reproductive health (SRH), resulting in adolescent pregnancy and early

marriage. DV is rooted in a pervasive culture of machismo that reinforces the acceptability of violence

and positions women as subservient to men. In particular, geographical areas, specifically the North

Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region, DV rates are higher and indigenous groups hold particular cultural

beliefs that perpetuate DV. At both the national and municipal level, service providers like police

officers, health workers, the judiciary, legal providers, social workers and psychologists lack the skills

and sensitivity to respond to survivors. Stigma related to DV affects the quality of services provided as

well as the acceptability regarding seeking assistance. Service providers do not always coordinate with

each other, resulting in inconsistency in the support provided to survivors. Laws on DV, particularly Law

779 and its associated regulations, have been poorly communicated to communities and service providers.

While a national referral pathway for DV has been established, it is not always understood or used.

World Vision (WV), in collaboration with Asociación Movimiento de Mujeres Nidia White (Nidia White)

as the sub-grantee, will implement a project titled ‘Prevent Domestic Violence, Promote Gender Equality,
Transform Communities in the Caribbean Coast’/ ‘Prevenir Violencia Domestica, Promover Igualdad de
Género, Transformar Comunidades en la Costa Caribe’ (PPT), which is designed to prevent and respond
to DV. This initiative has an innovative range of evidence-based activities designed to tackle the complex

problems surrounding DV in Nicaragua. It will specifically focus on addressing gender norms that

perpetuate the acceptability of violence, low understanding of existing laws, negative parenting practices,

poor quality of service providers who respond to violence, poorly-understood referral pathways, and low

awareness about SRH. The project will address these issues at the individual, relational and community

level. WV and Nidia White will focus on both the prevention of DV and provision of response services

for survivors.

The PPT Projects’ Objectives Include:
1. Assess domestic violence in the targeted regions and share results

2. Increase community capacity for domestic violence victim identification and services

3. Provide domestic violence awareness and prevention education to children, youth, and

parents

Purpose of the Study:
The purpose of the study is to provide a baseline to measure program results, impact and long lasting

change at the end of the project in Bilwi and Siuna.

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Objectives of the Study:
The PPT project led by World Vision seeks the services of a Consultant/firm/organization to implement a

baseline study evaluating the following:

GBV Survivor Services:

o Evaluate the referral networks, linkages and services for DV survivors

o Assess the level of DV competency among the health personnel

o Assess shelter and safe house quality and capacity to provide care to survivors of DV

o Assess the level of coordination within government and other DV programs at district

level

o Assess the level of engagement of community networks to address DV at district level

Access to Justice:

o Assess the capacity of DV service providers to implement DV laws and manage DV

cases.

o Assess the level of awareness of lawmakers, whistas [community judges], judges, judicial

facilitators, police, courts, and traditional leaders on DV and related laws.

Prevention & Advocacy:

o Assess societal attitudes on and enabling factors of DV in the area of the study.

o Assess incidence levels and the type of DV and early marriages, sexual abuse against

children in the area of the study, Access the level of awareness on DV, generational

violence, models of upbringing with physical punishment, mistreatment, treatment of

children, and child marriages within the communities in the area of the study by other

stakeholders.

o Assess primary causes and the factors contributing to DV and child marriages in

identified districts.

o Assess the sources of information and methods of communication on DV and child

marriages.

o Determination of economic opportunities for vulnerable women, men and youth in the

area of the study.

Geographical Coverage

The baseline study will be conducted in Bilwi and in Siuna. Both municipalities are located in the North

Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region, which is the PPT project intervention area. The project will be

carried out in 6 neighborhoods and in 9 rural communities, from both municipalities. Estimates show that

8,306 families, comprising a total population of 34,769 inhabitants will be benefited as shown in the table

below:
Puerto Cabezas

Bilwi N° FAM Total Population

El Muelle 1,475 4,426

Cocal 1,207 3,622

Loma Verde 2,635 7,905

Communities

Auhyapihni 250 1,890

Sisin 330 2,015

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Sahsa 776 3,250

Sumubila 220 1,162

Krukira 551 1,654

Sub total Puerto Cabezas 7,4444 25,924

Siuna

Siuna

Sol de Libertad 114 1,702

Denis Mendieta 166 1,498

Miguel Alvarado 60 476

Communities

Wani 220 761

Hormiguero 148 1,607

Coperna 116 1,121

Yahoya 38 610

Grand Total 8,306 33,769

Methodology

The purpose of the study is to establish a baseline for the project indicators, but it is also intended to

explore and learn about the main issues related to domestic violence in the municipalities where the

project is implemented.

People and groups to be consulted as part of the research process will include adult people/caregivers,

children and adolescents (with the informed consent from their parents or caregivers), community leaders,

faith-based leaders, community promoters, judicial facilitators and representatives from local

organizations.

It is expected that the statistical software SPSS will be used to process and analyze the information

obtained, as it would facilitate the process, itself, and both summary sheets and analysis matrices would

be used to process the information [obtained] and conduct the qualitative analysis.

The study will be led by a firm/consultant/s with experience in field research, focusing on measuring

domestic violence. The consultant/firm will be responsible for:

1. Carrying out secondary data review

2. Developing baseline study methodology

3. Developing data collection tools, including tools to collect data from children survivors of DV

and children

4. Training of study enumerators.

5. Developing study sampling methodology

6. Field baseline study, including data collection through interviews and focus group discussions

7. Producing draft report and presenting to the PPT partners and donors.

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8. Completing a full report based on study findings, stipulating learning parameters for measuring

results (output, outcome and impact)

Expected Deliverables

The following are the key deliverables for the baseline process:

Detailed baseline framework/design and implementation plan agreed with World Vision
Data collection tools
Sampling framework
Draft baseline report
SPSS-generated databases from surveys
Transcripts and interview summaries and focus group discussions
Indicator output tables
PowerPoint presentation of findings
Final baseline report

Period and Place of Performance

The baseline study is planned to take place in Bilwi and Siuna in October-November, 2017.

Total Ceiling amount
$25,000 USD

Evaluation Criteria

Consultants/firms/organizations are required to have expertise and a minimum of 5 years of experience in

the following:

Experience conducting social and gender analysis
Experience in gender based violence/domestic violence case management system development

and/or evaluation

Awareness of the context, inter-culturality and inter-ethnicity.
Experience working in developing countries. Work in Nicaragua or Latin American region is a

plus.

Experience developing high quality analytical papers and reports.

Criteria for consultant selection

Number Description Weight

1 Organization Overview 20

2 Work Experience 30

3 Program Proposal (research plan) 40

4 Pricing Methodology 10

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Supervision

The service provider will work under the supervision of World Vision Nicaragua’s M&E Technical
Advisor and World Vision U.S.’s Program Management Officer.

How to Apply

Firms or service providers that meet the requirements outlined above are invited to submit

technical proposals to World Vision at asantagarcia@worldvision.org no later than 5:00pm DC time,

October 13, 2017. Submission should include the following:
1. A proposed plan of conducting the study, with a clear description of the methodology

and sampling procedures

2. Budget showing a breakdown of the level of effort to conduct the study in USD

3. Updated organizational capacity statement and/or curriculum vitae of the service

provider and all secondary staff (if any) involved in the work, clearly indicating

qualifications and experiences.

4. A capability statement, including demonstrated ability to complete the assignment.

5. A list of three recent organizations/companies that are familiar with the service

provider’s work and can provide relevant references, including contact details and
titles of assignments.

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