Wanted: Consultant for Accountability Programming





The International Organization for Migration (IOM), the United Nations Migration Agency, is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits both migrants and society.

IOM received funds from the European Union Trust Fund to implement the Strengthening Social Cohesion and Stability in Slum Populations (SSCoS) project in the Kampala areas of Katwe, Kisenyi, Bwaise and Kabalagala. The overall objective of the action is to address the root causes of inter-communal conflict in slum populations by addressing sources of grievance, strengthening community cohesion around shared development assets by providing employment opportunities and basic local services, as well as preventing conflict in marginalised urban communities.

In the framework of the SSCoS project, the IOM Bids Evaluation and Award Committee (BEAC) now invites Expression of Interest from reputable organizations, companies and consultants for the implementation of result area 5 of the project (“Provision of consultancy services to Develop a Roadmap for the Supply side & Demand side Accountability”)

The Expression of Interest shall contain information on the following: a) Range of relevant consulting services offered; b) Qualifications and experience of relevant professionals and technical personnel currently maintained; c) Track record and experience of the applicant in similar assignments, including a list of major clients served and other relevant information; d) Fully filled in, signed and stamped IOM Vendor information Sheet (VIS), along with copies of all the legal trading documents therein required. 

The detailed Terms of Reference are given below.

The Vendor Information Sheet (VIS) can be downloaded from: http://uganda.iom.int/strengthening-social-cohesion-and-stability-slum-populations

Alternatively, hard copies of the above documents can be picked, starting the same date, from the IOM head office on Plot 6A, Bukoto Crescent, Naguru, Kampala.

Two copies of the bid documents (Original and duplicate) shall be hand-delivered and must be addressed to the IOM Bids Evaluation and Awards Committee (BEAC), with office address at: Plot 6A, Bukoto Crescent, Naguru, Kampala, not later than 23 February 2018 –  at 11:am.

The outer envelope should be clearly labelled in the top left corner: “EOI FOR DEVELOPMENT OF A ROADMAP FOR SUPPLY SIDE & DEMAND SIDE ACCOUNTABILITY” with both the technical and financial proposals enclosed.

Interested Service Providers/ Consulting Firms can obtain further information from the BEAC on Email: UgandaProcurementandLogistics2_DL@iom.int starting 8 February 2018 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

The BEAC reserves the right to accept or reject any bid or even annul the selection process and reject all bids at any time, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected Service Providers/ Consulting Firms.



BEAC Chairperson





Relevant Government authorities in education, health, urban infrastructure, and JLOS sectors have the capacity to provide conflict sensitive and non- discriminatory public services.

Project Background:

The project “Strengthening Social Cohesion and Stability in Slum Population” is a three-and-a-half-year initiative being implemented by the International Organization of Migration (IOM) with AFFCAD as an implementing partner working with youth. The Project is funded by the European Union, for a period of 42 months starting August 2016, and is expected to end in February 2020. The project implementation focuses on four slums in Kampala: Bwaise, Kisenyi, Katwe and Kabalagala

The overall objective of the Project is to address the root causes of inter-communal conflict in slum populations by addressing sources of grievances and by strengthening community cohesion around shared development assets. The specific objective is to provide employment opportunities and basic local services, as well as preventing conflict in marginalized communities in urban slums of Uganda.

Poor service delivery has an impact not only on the lives of slum-dwellers, but can also impact the social cohesion and peace of communities and countries. In a recent publication, the Royal United Services Institute confirms that government failure to provide basic services such as health and education allows extremist groups to meet these needs and build support as a result of this provision. More specifically the study mentions that “a governmental failure to provide basic services potentially creates a vacuum that extremist groups can fill to build support and legitimacy which might not otherwise have been forthcoming because of their violent tactics”

Based on the above explanation IOM wants to engage a consultant to:

Scope of Work and expected deliverables:

  1. Carry out a rapid assessment on the services available in the slums of Kampala focusing on Bwaise and Kabalagala.
  2. Identify service gaps in Bwaise and Kabalagala.
  3. Develop a roadmap for intervention on supply side accountability interventions including advocacy and sensitization.
  4. Plan and conduct trainings for politicians, policy makers, and service providers.
  5. Roll out sensitization messaging.
  6. Train 25 participants on conflict sensitive and non- discriminatory public service delivery.
  7. Prepare an assessment report and a training report.


The assignment will be for a total of 15 days.

Requirements for Experience and Qualifications

  • A post graduate degree or equivalent in community services, education (with emphasis on adult education), Human Rights, Political Science or any relevant discipline.
  • 5-7 years working in areas of training
  • Experience in different training methods.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in conducting needs assessment and developing training modules.
  • Relevant regional and international experience.
  • Experience working in East Africa will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.



A technical and financial proposal that includes

  • Detailed methodology and conceptual framework with expected deliverables, timelines and a budget
  • Profile of the consultant(s) indicating relevant experience and suitability to carry out this assignment.
  • Recent CV/Resume.


Payment Breakdown

20% on signing the contract and submission of an inception report that includes methodology and work-plan.

20% on completion of a training needs assessment.

40% on submission of a comprehensive training manual.

20% on completion of ToT training and submission of the final report.

Duty Station: 
Closing Date: 
Friday, February 23, 2018