Call for Consultancy: Feasibility for an Inclusive Eye Health Project in Imo State, Nigeria At Christian Blind Mission


Vision for Change: Improving Access to Comprehensive and Inclusive Eye Health Services in Imo State, Nigeria

Daughters of Mary Mother of Mercy (DMMM)- St. Joseph’s Eye Hospital and CBM would like to propose a project to the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), which shall contribute to a reduction in visual impairment and blindness prevalence in Imo State, Nigeria.

CBM is looking for individual consultants or a consultancy team to assess the feasibility of the proposed project of CBM and Daughters of Mary Mother of Mercy (DMMM)- St. Joseph’s Eye Hospital, and to systematically check the extent to which the project approach can plausibly achieve the planned changes under the existing framework conditions.

Commissioning organisation/contact person: CBM Christoffel-Blindenmission Christian Blind Mission e.V.

Study duration: 30 days

Thematic Area: Health, Eye Health, Disability Inclusion

Location: The target area will be Imo state, Nigeria, especially rural areas within Imo State with limited access to eye health services.

Project Overall Objective (Impact): To contribute to a reduction in visual impairment and blindness prevalence in Imo State, Nigeria.

Project Objective (Outcome): Residents of Imo State are aware of and have improved access to comprehensive, inclusive, affordable and quality eye care services at all levels of the health system by 2028.

Expected results:

  • Inclusive and comprehensive eye care services are available at health facilities with a good referral system from primary through to tertiary levels of care.
  • Residents of Imo State have greater awareness of eye health and prevention of eye disease, available eye health services and how to access them.
  • Improved and strengthened collaboration with the Imo State Ministry of health for eye care service delivery, leadership and coordination within Imo State.

A draft impact matrix/logframe will be shared with the consultant at the beginning of the study.

Purpose of the feasibility study: The project is currently in its development phase and CBM is seeking to recruit a consultant to conduct a feasibility study to assess the feasibility of the proposed project and systematically check the extent to which the project approach can plausibly achieve the planned changes under the existing framework conditions.

It should provide CBM and its partner(s) with sufficient information on the project opportunities and risks as well as concrete recommendations for improving the project concept. The study will be submitted to BMZ together with the project proposal. As a first step, the study should provide an assessment on the following:

  • Situation and problem analysis at macro, meso, and micro level
  • Gender analysis at macro, meso, and micro level
  • Assessment of the local partner organization in Nigeria
  • Analysis of target groups and key stakeholders at macro, meso and micro level

It is important to note that the study should be complementary to any assessments/field research/information already available to CBM and its partner).

Based on this, the study should assess as a second step:

  • The feasibility of the project concept against the OECD/DAC criteria of relevance, coherence, efficiency, effectiveness, potential impact and sustainability.
  • the inclusiveness of the project, i.e. the active participation of person with disabilities and other disadvantaged groups such as women, girls, indigenous populations, and their representative organisations in all aspects of the project.

This assessment will be made based on a first draft of the impact chain and indicators, description of activities and a draft budget to be made available by CBM and the partner organization.

Methodology: Independent of the methods to be used, there are mandatory mechanisms that must be adhered to during the entire process:

  • Participatory and inclusive
  • Safeguarding of children and adults at risk
  • Data Disaggregation (gender/age/disability)
  • Data Security and privacy (informed consent)

The evaluator is expected to use a variety of methods to collect and analyse data. Participatory methods should be used to collect qualitative and quantitative data. The consultant shall indicate the methodology he/she intends to use in his/her offer.

How to apply

The consultant is expected to submit a technical and financial proposal including

  • Download the full ToR at cbm.orgCBM Christian Blind Mission
  • Description of the consultancy firm,
  • CV of suggested team members,
  • Outline of the understanding of these TORs and suggested methodology, and
  • Detailed work plan for the entire assignment.
  • detailed budget for the expected assignment shall include all costs expected to conduct a disability inclusive and participatory study, and taxes according to the rules and regulations of the consultants’ local tax authorities.

CBM reserves the right to terminate the contract in case the agreed consultant/s are unavailable at the start or during the assignment.

All expressions of interest should be submitted by email to: jobs.nigeria@cbm.org, with “Feasibility Study Consultant” as the subject of the email.

Deadline for receiving applications is July 31 by 5:00pm.

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