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Mercy Corps and CARE Invite Potential Companies/firms To Conduct Market Systems Assessment

Re-Advertised Request For Proposal

Mercy Corps is an international humanitarian and development organization whose mission is to reduce suffering, poverty, and oppression by helping people build secure, productive, and just communities. The organization has been operating in Ethiopia since 2004, working in rural, peri-urban, and urban areas in five regional states: Somali, Oromia, Afar, Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples, Amhara, and Addis Ababa City Administration. We engage in both development and humanitarian work and seek to integrate approaches, programs, and geographies as much as possible. Our partners include government, academic institutions, development, and private sector actors, civil. societies and participating public.

Shocks and stresses are a frequent occurrence in the lowlands of Ethiopia. Environmental shocks, including drought, flooding, Deseret locust, animal, and human disease outbreaks, alongside conflict shocks, often undermine the development gains made at household and market levels. Recent droughts have ravaged the lowlands regions, resulting in widespread livestock loss and income drops. Incidents of violence and recurrent inter-ethnic conflict are also prevalent, creating downstream disruptions, including the destruction of livestock assets, market closures, food shortages, displacement, and psycho-social trauma, which negatively impact resilience capacities and all aspects of the individual, household, and community well-being. The current COVID-19 pandemic has further weakened the coping capacities of the low, land communities. Both environmental and conflict related shocks and stresses must be addressed in an integrated manner.

Thus, Mercy Corps and CARE through funding from USAID, is implementing Resilience in Pastoralist Areas (RIPA-North cluster) that aims to improve the resilience capacities of households, markets and governance institutions across the Somali, Afar, and Oromia region’s target woredas, collectively contributing to enhanced food security and inclusive economic growth for over 129,129 households; and therefore invites potential companies/firms to conduct market systems assessment.

The program activities are categorized under four main component areas. Which are:

Component 1: Improved disaster risk management systems and capacity;

Component 2: Diversified and sustainable economic opportunities for people transitioning out of Pastoralism

Component 3: Intensified and sustained pastoral and agro-pastoral production and marketing; and

Component 4: Improved and Sustained Nutrition and hygiene Practices.

Project Location(s): The assignment will be implemented in program targeted areas of Somali, Afar, and Oromia regions. The specific locations are:

  1. Somali region:
  • Siti Zone: Meiso(Mullo), Erer, Afdem, Shinile and Dembel
  • Fafan Zone: Awbere, Gursum, Babile(Somali), Kebribeyah and Jigjiga
  • Degehabur Zone: Degehabur

2.Afar region:

  • Zone 1: Chifra, Mile, Dubti, Afambo and Aysaita
  • Zone 3: Amibara and Gewane

3. Oromia region

  • East Hararge Zone: Babile, Gursum
  • West Harerge zone: Meison and Gumbi Bordede

Eligible companies/firms have to submit the following by

  • Company profile and CV/s of study team
  • Proposed methodology and work plan;
  • Copies of renewed legal documents (business registration certificates, taxpayer’s license)
  • Financial proposal with a detailed breakdown of costs mentioning the
  • terms of payment;
  • Technical and financial proposal should be sent separately; Failure to comply with any of the conditions indicated above will result in automatic rejection
  • Application deadline is 30th November 2020 5:00pm
  • Please collect the complete TOR and the Tender package OR from Mercy corps Addis Ababa Office,
  • Mercy Corps reserves the right to reject the bid fully or partially

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