DOCUMENTARY BASELINE DATA FOR THE PEACE BUILDING FUND IN SIERRA LEONE":
A $ 35 million country envelop was announced for Sierra Leone by the UN Secretary General in March 2007. The GoSL and other stakeholders in support of the Peace Consolidation Strategy developed a Priority Plan (PP) which identified five priority areas that must be addressed in order to forestall those issues which continue to threaten the peace,
· Youth unemployment and disempowerment,
· Lack of access to justice and risks of insecurity,
· Enhancing the democratization process and,
· Capacity building including public sector reform.
Till date, some 93% of the budget has been allocated through fourteen (14) projects spanning across the various priority areas. Three of these projects which had to mainly do with the 2007 general elections have been completed. The remaining eleven projects, four of which were part of the first batch of projects and which were delayed, are on the verge of fully taking off.
The Government of Sierra Leone, in concert with The UN Peace Building Fund, in an effort to show the impact of the fund is seeking the services of professional/reputable firm to collect digital baseline data on these approved projects with the sole aim of using these bench marks to show progress in building the peace as it relates to the priority areas at the end of the projects.
The successful institution shall be expected to perform the following functions:
· Interview relevant stakeholders about the causes of the conflict as it relates to the above-mentioned priority areas
· Interview relevant stakeholders on the progress made by the international community and Government in responding to issues around the key PBF Priority areas
· Build a case on the current/existing threats to peace as it relates to the priority areas
· Interview relevant stakeholders (UN and Government) on the PBF allocation to Sierra Leone and the process leading to the formulation of the priority plan
· Liaise with relevant stakeholders in designing research questions based on identified information needs
· Interview relevant stakeholders on the existing situation/bench marks for the specific sub-projects (details in the RFP document)
· Use designed research tools to generate digital data targeting the PBF approved sub projects
· Edit clip and present recorded digital documentary on the existing situations for the various sub-projects in the various priority areas
· Undertake post project interviews to show improved situation after the span of the sub-projects
· Compile pre and post data in the form of a documentary
The successful service provider shall be expected to execute the contract in two phases with the first phase to be undertaken in one month. The second phase is expected to be undertaken within two months after the completion of the projects estimated at end of 2009.
All interested professional service providers must collect relevant information relating to the project locations and indicators as part of a bid document at the Peace Building Fund Secretariat, MoFED, 7th Floor, Youyi Building from Wednesday 26th November 2008 to Friday 28th November 2008 between the hours of 10:00am and 5:00pm.
Bids must be return sealed, addressed to
The Project Coordinator, Peace Building Fund Secretariat, MoFED, 7th Floor, Youyi Building, Brookfields, Freetown and returned against Friday 5th December, 2008.
Only the successful bidders shall be contacted.