Recruitment of National Consultant to Conduct Research on Epidemiology of Drug Abuse (Including HIV/Aids Within Drug Users Groups) in Cabo Verde, Ghana, Togo, Guinea Bissau, Sierra Leone, And Benin

Country: Ghana
Language: EN
Number: 3751272
Publication date: 16-08-2017
Source: United Nations Procurement Notices (UNDP)

Description

Recruitment of National Consultant to Conduct Research on Epidemiology of Drug Abuse (Including HIV/Aids Within Drug Users Groups) in Cabo Verde, Ghana, Togo, Guinea Bissau, Sierra Leone, And Benin
Procurement Process : RFP - Request for proposal
Office : UNDP COUNTRY OFFICE - GHANA
Deadline : 30-Aug-17
Posted on : 16-Aug-17
Development Area : CONSULTANTS
Reference Number : 40166
Link to Atlas Project :
Non-UNDP Project
Documents :
IC Proposal Submission Form
Annex I- Terms of Reference (ToR)
Annex V - P 11 Personal History Form
ANNEX II - Technical Proposal
ANNEX III - Financial Proposal
Overview :

BACKGROUND

Drug abuse is major public health problem worldwide. While an estimated 246 million people aged 15 to 64 years used at least one illicit drug in 2013, more than 1 in 10 of the drug users are either injecting drugs or engaging in long duration or regular use of opioids, cocaine and/or amphetamines. Furthermore, West Africa serves as a transit area for illicit drugs such as heroin bound for Europe and other regions. While communities in West Africa suffer from psychosocial, economic, and health consequences of drug abuse, unavailability of reliable data for monitoring the extent, patterns, and trends of drug abuse constitutes a major setback to prevention, and demand reduction efforts in the region.

UNODC, in collaboration with ECOWAS is implementing the project - "Support to ECOWAS Regional Action Plan on illicit drug trafficking, organized crime related to it and drug abuse in West Africa (XAW/Z28 - SB-004586 - FED/2014/337-573)" funded by the European Union. Among the four outcomes of the project, Outcome 2 aims to ensure that harmonized information on drug abuse epidemiology and data collection are available in the region. Output 2.5 relates to the conduct of research on epidemiology of drug abuse (including HIV/AIDS within drug user’s groups) in selected countries in West Africa....

SCOPE OF WORK

  • Five years of progressive professional experience in programme design, administration, monitoring and evaluation or research design and management.
  • Good qualitative and quantitative research skills including experience in conducting community-based processes and/or research on drug (including alcohol) use and social issues.
  • Experience of managing a team
  • Excellent knowledge of language of country where candidate is applying to conduct the study (i.e. English, French, or Portuguese).
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and relevant internet and email software.
  • Experience in computer data entry for research analysis is strongly required.

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EDUCATION

  • Academic Qualifications in social sciences or related technical field such as public health, development, psychology, demography, children or social research.

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EXPERIENCE

  • Five years of progressive professional experience in programme design, administration, monitoring and evaluation or research design and management.
  • Good qualitative and quantitative research skills including experience in conducting community-based processes and/or research on drug (including alcohol) use and social issues.
  • Experience of managing a team
  • Excellent knowledge of language of country where candidate is applying to conduct the study (i.e. English, French, or Portuguese).
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and relevant internet and email software.
  • Experience in computer data entry for research analysis is strongly required.

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HOW TO APPLY

  • See the Documents section above for the following documents;
  • IC Proposal Submission Form
  • Annex I-Terms of Reference and Submission Documents.
  • Annex II-Technical Proposal Submission Template
  • Annex III-Financial Proposal Submission Template
  • Annex V-P 11-Personal History Form

BID SUBMISSION INSTRUCTION:

  • Strictly follow the instructions indicated in the IC Proposal Submission Form uploaded hereto

For detailed information, please refer to Annex I- Terms of Reference (ToR)

Important Note:

The Consultant is required to have the above mentioned professional and technical qualifications. Only the applicants who hold these qualifications are advised to submit their respective bid proposals

BID SUBMISSION INSTRUCTION:

  • Strictly follow the instructions indicated in the IC Proposal Submission Form uploaded hereto

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED:

The following proposals must be prepared as per the prescribed standard format indicated in the respective IC Bid Document. The Proposals shall be submitted before its deadline on August 30, 2017 via UNDP Ghana Secured mail address: bids.gh@undp.org

  • Technical Proposal in pdf under file name: GHA-IC-2017-045– TP - [insert Name]
  • Financial Proposal in pdf under file name: GHA-IC-2017-045– FP - [insert Name]

Please note that these proposals shall be submitted to the designated secured email into two files but in one email unless both Files are Greater than 9MB file size

EMAIL SUBJECT LINE WHILE SUBMITTING PROPOSAL:

  • While submitting your proposals to bids.gh@undp.org be sure your email subject line is GHA-IC-2017-045