Nov 15, 2017

occupied Palestinian territory: Research and data gathering – barriers to development in Gaza

NGO/UN Job Vacancy



Organization: Oxfam Novib
Country: occupied Palestinian territory
Closing date: 22 Nov 2017

Background & Introduction:

Oxfam is currently implementing a project funded by the Belgian government which aims to address barriers to livelihoods and development in Gaza. Oxfam launched a global campaign to tackle the electricity crisis Gaza has faced in 2017, following a rapid needs assessment showing that the reduction in electricity was having a major impact on our projects and beneficiaries – under this and other grants.

The final element of that campaign will be a paper capturing how not only the electricity crisis but also the longer-term impacts of the Israeli blockade (including the impact of the dual use policy and the GRM) and the separation policy have impacted farmers and fisher-folk in Gaza. In particular, the paper will highlight any adversely negative impacts on women and girls from these families.

Oxfam will use this research to publish a “Voices Paper” which will be shared with the national, regional and global networks established as part of the original campaign to amplify this messaging. Oxfam will also carry out a lobby mission to key European political targets.

Purpose of the assignment

To gather data and analyse the impacts of the blockade, the dual use policy, the GRM and the separation policy – as well as the lack of electricity – on key farming and fishing communities in Gaza, with a specific focus on women and girls. The assignment will focus on three key communities that Oxfam will identify based on the project targeted communities.

Expected results:

Maximum 10 pages of data and analysis on the above for Oxfam to use to develop a “Voices Paper” and key advocacy messages.

Methodology

· Work very closely with Oxfam OPTI influencing / advocacy and Saving Lives team in Gaza to deliver the document.

· Use existing programme materials – needs assessments, reports and case studies – as a basis for the work

DELIVERABLES

The successful bidder will:

· Conduct the research to gather the data in close consultation with Oxfam OPTI country team members.

· Analyse the data to extract key findings / trends showing impact on communities

· Have experience in researching data and trends for advocacy work

· Be fluent in Arabic and have a very high level of English – both written and spoken

DELIVERABLES TIMEFRAME

  • First draft of research and analysis to be completed by 25 November.

  • Comments incorporated and FINAL 10-page report to be submitted by Sunday 3 December.

Dates to be confirmed following to signing the contract with the successful bidder.

LEVEL OF EFFORT ON EACH ACTIVITY

· Liaising with Oxfam staff members in Gaza – 1 day

· Research and data gathering – 7 days

· Incorporating comments and questions from Oxfam teams – 1 day

· Writing – 4 days

REQUIRED SKILLS

TECHNICAL PROPOSAL

· Demonstrated experience of conducting research and analysing data

· Ability to speak and write fluently in Arabic and to a high level of English

· Demonstrated experience of working with civil society / NGOs on advocacy / development approaches highly desirable

· Ability to be flexible, to work to tight deadlines and take on board comments / amendments to draft work

Financial Proposal

- Prices are valid for 60 days

-The submitted offers should be in US Dollars excluding VAT. The tendered should be able to issue Payment request in addition to deduction at source certificate (شهادة خصم مصدر) or will deduct a percentage of the final payment according to Palestinian Taxation department & laws.

Prices include all types of expenses such as transportations, per-diem, calls,...

The remuneration is to be paid based on the following milestones:

Deliverable / Milestone

Payment

Upon signing the contract

30%

Upon submission & final delivery of product by the deadline outlined above

70%

OTHER TERMS:

· Notice of Non-Binding Solicitation.

Oxfam reserves the right to reject any and all bids received in response to this solicitation, and is in no way bound to accept any proposal. We additionally reserve the right to negotiate the substance of the finalists’ proposals, as well as the option of accepting partial components of a proposal if appropriate. Quantities are estimates only at this time and will be subject to change.

· Confidentiality:

All information provided as part of this solicitation is considered confidential. In the event that any information is inappropriately released, Oxfam will seek appropriate remedies as allowed. Proposals, discussions, and all information received in response to this solicitation will be held as strictly confidential, except as otherwise noted.

· Notification

Prior to the expiration of the validity of the proposal, Oxfam shall notify the successful consultant/trainer that submitted the highest scoring proposal in writing and will invite for contract negotiations. Oxfam reserves the right to invite the second ranking company for parallel negotiations

· Right to Final Negotiations

Oxfam reserves the option to negotiate on the final costs, and final scope of work, and also reserves the option to limit or include third parties at Oxfam’s sole and full discretion in such negotiations.

Upon failure to reach agreement on the contents of the contract as stipulated in this document, Oxfam has the right to terminate the negotiations and invite the next-best rated company for negotiations.

· Communication

All communication regarding this solicitation shall be directed to appropriate parties at Oxfam. Contacting third parties involved in the project, the review panel, or any other party may be considered a conflict of interest, and could result in disqualification of the proposal.

· Acceptance: Award of a proposal does not imply acceptance of its terms and conditions. Oxfam reserves the option to negotiate on the final terms and conditions.


How to apply:

Please submit the proposal (technical & financial offer) and requested documents by email (as mentioned above) by COB Tuesday 22 NOVEMBER, addressing to: Ghaida.tahhan@oxfam.it quoting the reference code in the subject line of your email.