Introduction to Forcier
Forcier is a multi-sectoral research and monitoring & evaluation firm operating across Africa and the Middle East since 2011. Our core services include program evaluations, opinion polling, third party monitoring, and capacity building for UN Agencies, NGOs, governments and private sector clients operating in post-conflict and challenging environments. Forcier currently has offices in South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Mozambique, and Egypt. These offices are supported by a remote technical unit in Washington, D.C., and our headquarters in Tampa, Florida, USA.
The rapid spread of COVID-19 through sub-Saharan Africa has made it nearly impossible to carry out face-to-face data collection to support existing research and M&E needs or to provide needed data to target humanitarian responses to COVID-19. In most African countries, the situation is likely to worsen over the coming months, as governments are severely under-resourced and have limited ability to carry out broad testing regimes. Notwithstanding these challenges, it is still possible to obtain high-quality, actionable data during this profoundly uncertain time.
In this context, Forcier is seeking a sub-contractor to carry out computer assisted telephonic interviews (CATI) using experienced enumerators. The sub-contractor must have the capacity to collect and quality assure CATI data using a combination of manual back-checks, and random audio-audits. The questionnaire for the survey will be provided to the sub-contractor, pre-programmed into Survey CTO. Forcier is looking for qualified local research firms to sub-contract to carry out the phone interviews and quality assure the data on a daily basis.
To mobilize qualified teams in Mozambique, DRC, Zambia, Malawi, Sudan, South Sudan who are set up to conduct telephonic interviews on a variety of themes. The objective of this telephonic research is to obtain nationally representative information on key food security indicators, including questions necessary to construct the Household Hunger Scale (HHS) indicator, as well as key household demographic indicators. It is understood that CATI surveys are not nationally representative in a formal sense, but the sub-contractor must propose a strategy for obtaining a sample that is as representative as possible of the full national population of the countries of interest listed above.
Interested candidates should email [email protected] and request the full terms of reference.
How to apply
Proposals must be sent to [email protected] no later than June 7th, 2020.
Forcier reserves the right to reject any proposals that are incomplete or do not meet the minimum requirements. Furthermore, Forcier reserves the right to accept or reject any Proposal, to render any or all of the Proposals as non-responsive, and to reject all Proposals at any time, without incurring any liability, or obligation to inform the affected Bidder(s) of the grounds for Forcier’s action.
- Job City Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, South Sudan, Sudan, Zambia