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RFP: Market Research Recruitment Firm in Mozambique

Issue Date: August 22, 2017
Submission Date: September 5, 2017
***EXTENDED SUBMISSION DATE: September 8, 2017
***EXTENDED SUBMISSION DATE: September 13, 2017

About Women’s World Banking
Women’s World Banking is the global leader in women’s financial inclusion. Rooted in our deep understanding of the women’s market, we tackle financial inclusion in three interconnected ways: first, by partnering with financial services providers to develop scalable market-driven solutions; second, through our gender-lens private equity fund; and, finally, because diverse institutions are proven to be stronger, we build institutional capacity through leadership and diversity programs. Through this holistic approach and our global reach of 49 institutions in 31 countries, we accelerate economic opportunity for low-income women and growth for financial service providers in the emerging markets.

Description of Engagement
Women’s World Banking will be conducting qualitative research with low-income women and men on the topic of mobile money. The research will take place in Mozambique from October 9-21, 2017. Women’s World Banking requires assistance with participant recruitment and logistics for focus groups, as per the research criteria set forth by Women’s World Banking. Extensive experience in recruiting participants and arranging logistics for qualitative research required. Preference will be given to applicants with expertise working with low-income segments.

Responsibilities
The firm will be responsible for leading the following tasks:

  • Participant Recruitment:
    • Successfully recruit qualified participants for focus groups, using a screener provided by Women’s World Banking. The exact number of sessions and locations will be confirmed at a later date, but for the purposes of this RFP, please assume:
      • 12-15 focus groups (1.5-2 hours each)
      • 1 urban and 1 semi-urban or rural location
      • Each focus group must consist of 7 participants who meet the criteria set forth in the research plan.
    • Confirm the date and time with each participant the day or two days before his/her schedule day of participation.
    • Provide transportation to and from research venue for participants; or, where applicable reimburse participants for their transportation
    • Be present at focus groups sites to ensure logistics of participant arrival and confirm criteria as well as facilitate financial compensation.
  • Venues:
    • Identify and secure research venues for focus groups. Venues should be neutral, quiet locations that offer privacy and are easily accessible by participants and are acceptable for cultural norms for women. Two-way mirrors are not required.
  • Refreshments:
    • Arrange for light refreshments (snack and drink) and financial compensation (travel reimbursement) for all participants.
  • Interpretation:
    • Identify and hire one or two interpreters for simultaneous translation to participate in all research sessions attended by the Women’s World Banking team.
  • The Consultant will not be responsible for facilitation, data organization or analysis of the research findings.

Duration
This duration of this scope of work will be one month:

  • Recruitment and logistical planning in late-September to early-October
  • Field research from Oct 9-21, 2017

Location
Firms must be based in Mozambique. No travel outside Mozambique will be necessary.

To Apply
Please submit your application no later than Tuesday, September 5, 2017 Friday, September 8, 2017 Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST.

Applications should include the elements below:

  • Cover Letter;
  • Proposal, including:
    • Statement of your organization’s capacity to complete this work and relevant experience
    • Team structure and organization of work: describe the proposed team and how they will be organized
    • Brief overview of proposed approach for each component outlined above;
  • Detailed fee proposal; and
  • References: minimum of two.

Applicants may submit questions in writing to tn@womensworldbanking.org. Please include in the subject line “Questions: RFP: Market Research Recruitment Firm in Mozambique.”

This RFP does not guarantee or commit Women’s World Banking to proceeding with the above-described work. Due to an overwhelming number of responses, not all candidates will be contacted.

 Women’s World Banking is an equal opportunity employer for all regardless of race, color, citizenship, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran or reservist status or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law

Q: Regarding the assignment referred to in the subject line, can you advise if the focus groups discussions are to be taken only in Maputo (Mozambique capital) or there are trips envisaged to the provinces? If there will be trips to the provinces, are you able to share to which provinces or districts?
A: As stated above in the RFP, they should assume 1 urban and 1 semi-urban or rural location. Specific locations will be determined after further analysis.

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