OXFAM Consultant : Terms of Reference for Baseline IBIS Project Omugo and Imvepi Settlement Jobs in Uganda

OXFAM Consultant : Terms of Reference for Baseline IBIS Project Omugo and Imvepi Settlement Jobs in Uganda

Objectives of the study

  • To determine baseline values as per project indicators.

  • To establish the status of youth livelihoods and entrepreneurship learning needs and peace building services to a total of 6,250 targeted beneficiary households (4,375 refugees HHs and1,875 host community HHs).

  • To map out key stakeholders and institutions critical for collaboration and placements to enhance youth entrepreneurship and employability.

  • To identify factors that may facilitate or hinder project success.

    Scope of Work

  • The baseline study will cover areas where Oxfam and partners are implementing activities for both refugees and host communities in Omugo and Imvepi, Terego District.

  • The study should reveal the abilities of conflict affected population in Uganda (Omugo Imvepi) accessing livelihoods and peace building services.

  • The key stakeholders in the study are the UNHCR, OPM, Local Government officials, Local leaders of Refugees (RWC) and beneficiaries. This baseline exercise will take up to a maximum of 24 working days.

    Study Methodology

  • The expected methodology would include both Qualitative and Quantitative approaches in generating primary and secondary data for analysis.

  • The consultant is expected to articulate the research design and provide detail of study approaches that will be applied.

  • The methods should be sensitive to the target population (unit of analysis), and robust enough to provide adequate responses to the stated evaluation questions.

  • Overall, the methodology section should cover details of study design and approaches, sampling, sample size determination, data collection methods/instruments, data analysis techniques, plan for dissemination of study findings and a statement on quality assurance and ethical considerations during the evaluation.

  • Overall, the section the section should provide details of how the evaluation will be conducted.

  • The expected approach should be described in enough detail to enable any other evaluator interested in the same study to apply the same methodology.

    Study Outputs/Deliverables

  • A study proposal detailing out the technical and financial aspect for the baseline

  • An inception report detailing out the understanding of assignment, study, methodology

  • A draft baseline report

  • Final Baseline report (both soft and hard copies)

  • Filled indicator Tracking Table with baseline values


  • Clean dataset(s), transcriptions and other study materials MUST be handed over to Oxfam in Uganda at the end of the study.

  • The report should be well-structured report with a standard cover sheet: Executive summary; description of objectives, study methods and limitations, study findings, conclusions and recommendations, references and appendices.

  • The final report should not be longer than approximately 30 pages.

  • Timeframe and estimated working days

  • The assignment will be undertaken from 30/11/2020 to 7th/1/2021, lasting a total of 27 days from the date of signing the contract.

    Consultant to sign contract for the assignment : 30th November 2020

  • Review of documents and development of the inception report and study instruments: 2nd December 2020

  • Presentation of Inception report and data collection tools: 3rd December 2020

  • Training of research assistants and pre-testing of study instruments: 5th December 2020
    Primary data collection ( field work): 12th December 2020

  • Data analysis and report writing: 22nd December 2020

  • Submission of the draft study report to Oxfam in Uganda: 23rd December 2020

  • Incorporating comments on draft report: 30th December 2020

  • Submission of the final project study report to Oxfam in Uganda: 31st December 2020

  • Presentation of study findings/ sharing feedback on report: 7th December 2020

    Qualification and experience of the consultant/team

    To accomplish the objectives of the Baseline survey, the resource person/Consultant should have the following key qualifications and competencies:

  • A Postgraduate degree in a relevant humanitarian field of work related to development studies, Business development, entrepreneurship, Social Science, and Agriculture, gender studies, human rights, project Management, Monitoring and evaluation.

  • Should have knowledge and experience in skills training and women’s rights issues.

  • Thorough understanding of the humanitarian assistance standards as they relate to the local and national context.

  • Significant humanitarian work experiences and knowledge and skills in research.

  • Excellent analytical and writing skills.

  • Cultural sensitivities.

  • Experience with Oxfam is an asset.

  • Proposal study Criteria

    The technical proposal will be evaluated based on the Quality Cost-Based Selection (QCBS) Criteria:

  • The individual general reliability as well as experience and capacity in the carrying out the assignment (30%).

  • The approach in responding to the TOR and detailed work Oxfam in Uganda (45%).

  • The qualifications and competencies of the proposed personnel for the assignment (25%).

  • Proposals obtaining more than 70% of the technical points will be considered technically suitable and qualify for financial assessment.

  • Supervision/management of the assignment
    The study will be supervised by the Area Program manager with support from the Program Quality and Learning Coordinator and EFSVL Coordinator.


  • The consultant will be paid 30% upon approval of the inception report and 70% upon submission and approval of final report and any agreed upon products of the study.

  • The technical fees will be subjected to 6% withholding Tax.

    Submission of Technical and Financial Proposal
    Interested applicants are expected to submit the following not later than 14th September 2020;

  • Technical proposal

  • Financial Proposal: The financial proposal should provide a cost estimate of services to be rendered including consultancy fees, transport, accommodation and living costs, stationeries and supplies needed for data collection etc.

    How to Apply

  • Send your proposal with a subject marked “baseline study: Enhancing youth entrepreneurship and employability skills for sustainable livelihoods” to ugandalogistics@oxfam.org by 5:00pm 23rd November, 2020.

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