Save the Children is a child rights organization working to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. Save the Children established an office in Nigeria, the most populous nation in Africa, in 2001. The organization focuses on full spectrum programming – development and humanitarian – with core thematic work in education, child protection, hunger and livelihoods, child rights governance, health and nutrition.
Working to Improve Nutrition in Northern Nigeria (WINNN) is a 6-year project funded by DFID, which started in September 2011. The overall objective of the project is to reduce mortality through decreasing the incidence and prevalence of under nutrition in Nigeria with focus on Jigawa, Katsina, Kebbi, Yobe and Zamfara States. The implementing partners of WINNN are UNICEF and an International Non-governmental organisation (INGO) consortium of Save the Children (SC) and Action against Hunger (AAH); led by Save the Children. The operational research and impact evaluation component (ORIE) is conducted by a consortium of research institutions led by Oxford Policy Management.
Alive & Thrive (A&T) is an initiative to save lives, prevent illness, and ensure healthy growth and development through the promotion and support of optimal maternal nutrition, breastfeeding, and complementary feeding practices. Since 2009, A&T has demonstrated that innovative approaches to improving maternal, infant, and young child nutrition (MIYCN) practices can be delivered at impact and scale.
Objectives and Scope of Consultancy
The WINNN and A&T projects seek to leverage on mobile technology for the delivery of some aspects of their respective project objectives. To this end, there is a need to make an informed decision that is backed up by data, logic and reality on the appropriate mobile network provider to engage.
The successful consultant would have to conduct an assessment of mobile network strength, penetration / coverage across Kaduna, Lagos, Jigawa and Yobe States.
The assessment may be a desk review but credible sources must be cited in the final report. However, preference is to use survey questions that should be defined around mobile network strength, reliability and preference for both voice calls and data (internet surfing and video streaming) usage. All survey respondents must at a minimum, own a smartphone and possess ability to perform basic functions (make and receive calls, surf the internet etc.) on it.
Survey tools and method to be employed is at the discretion of the successful consultant but Face-to-Face method and digital forms are preferred but nit compulsory.
Survey respondents must not be less than 10 persons (an appropriate mix of male and female) per LGA. The final report should recommend an overall preferred mobile network provider per State (considering only the stated LGAs) from both a Voice and data user perspectives.
The final report of the consultancy period must be submitted to the following persons: The SCI Head of Logistics, the SCI IT Manager and the Deputy Programme Manager (WINNN) in both electronic format and printed format (3 copies and signed off by the consultant).
The final report must be submitted not later than 3 days after the end of the consultancy period.
Duration and Timeline
This consultancy period is for only 7 days. It starts on 10th December, 2018 and ends 16th December, 2018. The successful consultant is free to use any schedule / timeline that best suits provided the consultancy is performed within scope and aforementioned period.
Accountability of SCI
Accountability by Vendors
Collaboration/Ethical and Social Operating Standards
Payment Terms: 100% after submission of Final report.
Legal Status, Experience and Skill Requirements
Criteria for Selection