Mercy Corps Youth Impact Labs Beneficiary Survey Consultancy in Kenya

Mercy Corps Youth Impact Labs Beneficiary Survey Consultancy in Kenya

About Youth Impact Labs

Youth Impact Labs is a three year programme funded by google in both Jordan and Kenya.

The programme has been running from January 2017 and it is anticipated to end in May 2020.

Youth Impact Labs identifies and tests creative, technology-enabled solutions to tackle global youth unemployment, accelerating job creation so every young person has the opportunity for dignified, purposeful work.

Focusing on vulnerable youth ages 15-35, Youth Impact Labs operates in two strategic regional hubs, serving the Middle East and East Africa.

More specifically, the engagement seeks to achieve the following objectives:

  • To understand whether YIL’s partners fulfil the needs and desire of the program’s beneficiaries. (Satisfaction survey)
  • To understand how partners can better improve their products to meet the needs of the beneficiaries (users).
  • To understand how partner interventions are changing the lives of the beneficiaries.
  • To understand the extent to which displacement has occurred as a result of the program interventions (Displacement survey).

    To achieve the above, the following activities are envisioned:

  • Develop survey methodology/approach
  • Develop customized data collection tools (qualitative and quantitative)
  • Administer the beneficiary survey – Qualitative and quantitative data will be collected through semi-structured interviews administered by a phone call to all beneficiaries.
  • A scale will be used to calculate the average overall response rate to each question. The survey is anticipated to be administered to around 400 beneficiaries.
  • Carry out data analysis of the data collected
  • Develop a comprehensive beneficiary survey report
  • The survey will be carried out on Youth Impact Labs beneficiaries draw from three different tech partners.

    The data collection tools will be customized in line with their business approach as described below:

  • An ecommerce platform and demand logistic network that provides first mile solutions to farmers and last mile fulfillment to consumers.
  • Over 80 farmers have access to the market by connecting them to over 800 households.
  • A gig platform using technology to increase employment opportunities in the informal sector
  • A multi-disciplinary learning accelerator providing young Africans with digital and professional skills training, hence transforming higher education with outcomes-driven curriculum throughout
    Africa, and enables its graduates to be globally competitive.

    Deliverables:
  • The key deliverables from the project are:
  • Refined data collection tools (Qualitative and quantitative)
  • Database of all the data collected
  • Summary of findings from data analysis
  • A comprehensive survey report that includes recommendations.

    How to Apply
  • A cover letter – explaining interest and suitability for the consultancy
  • Expression of Interest (EOI) should not be more than 10 pages and include:
  • Proposed methodology and approach to data collection, data quality assurance and proposed analysis framework.
  • Work samples (e.g. data collection tools, reports etc.) that demonstrate evidence working with similar assignments.
  • The ideal candidate should also prove ability to survey respondents of varying literacy level-speak both English and Swahili/ demonstrate ability to design collection tools that fit different demographics.
  • A proposed work plan that includes proposed dates and intended period covering the key activities (e.g. review of data collection tools, administration of the tools, report writing etc.) taking into account the length of engagement.
  • A proposed budget that reflects cost and time for the planned activities in line with the length of engagement. Individual consultants to include their daily rates as well.
  • Team structure and brief bios of team members; if applying as a firm/company, include firm/ company profile, registration documents (certificate of registration)
  • CV of consultant and team member(s) – Kindly indicate proposed roles
  • Interested consultants/ firms are expected to send an expression of interest (Max10 pages) demonstrating their suitability for the tasks, composition of the proposed consultancy team and past experience of similar tasks.
  • The application should be send to ke-pr@mercycorps.org by 5:00pm 24th September 2019.
  • Proposals will be evaluated on the criteria as captured in the annex section.

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