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


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. other erros

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 devedopment 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 destruction of livestock assets, market closures, food shortages, displacement, and psycho-social trauma, which negatively impact resilience capacities and all aspects of 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 regions 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: as

  • 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 tenders@mercycorps.ORG

  • 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;
  • The technical and financial proposal should be sent separately;
  • Failure to comply with any of the conditions indicated above will result in automatic rejection;
  • The application deadline is 18th November 2020 5:00 pm
  • Please collect the complete TOR and the Tender package from www. 15
  • Mercy Corps reserves the right to reject the bid fully or partially

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