Deadline: 22nd February, 2019.


This request of expression of interest follows the update of the general procurement notice for this project that appeared in UN Development Business issue of 27th April, 2012 and in Nigerian Newspapers of 27th September, 2012.

As part of Government commitment transformation of the Nigerian socio-economy landscape, a multi-sector project is being executed in Nigeria to mitigate the vulnerability to erosion and support the people as they relate to their land. The Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Projejct (NEWMAP) is an 8-year multi-sectoral and multi-scale program that targets states with acute gully erosion. The project is involving may Federal and State Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), Local Governments, Communities and Civil Societies who are responsible for Planning, economy, finance, works, agriculture, water resources, forests, transport, power, emergency response as well as those focused on limate and hydrological information or watershed /basin regulation. In order to achieve this, the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) has received a credit of US$500 million from the International Development Association (IDA) for the implementation of the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project.

The Katsina State Project Implementation Unit of the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Project intends to use part of the proceeds of the credit for the recruitment of Focal Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) to coordinate Community Sensitization and Social Mobilization, etc. to improve governance, regulatory compliance, environmental monitoring, impact evaluation in the State NEWMAP (at the State and Local Government /grassroots/catchment levels).

The focal NGO will focus on community mobilization and social accountability on participatory watershed management (working closely with the engineering teams), livelihoods, safeguards, action learning, O&M, and beneficiary verification. NGO is expected to encourage gender equity in community organization and responsibilities.

Specifically the focal NGO will provide the following services:
1) Implement Community Sensitization and Mobilization component of the Project
a. Ensure that participating communities are aware, understands and buy into the philosophy of the project
b. Ensure that the local community is well informed and empowers to participate in land-use planning and conservation measures
c. Promote active community participation in project identification, design, implementation and monitoring to ensure effective and timely implementation, etc.

2) Implement Capacity Development of Community Stakeholders
a. Train and equip the Community Associations to manage sub-grants under activity set as Engagement of Focal NGO to support SPMU activities in the communities and to participate in the broader Site Committee etc.
b. Identify other training needs of the Community Stakeholders within the context of the project development objective
c. Develop training manual(s) for Community project implementation committees, etc.

3) Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation (PM&E)
a. Develop community P.M.&E framework
b. Promote coordination with State Project Management Unit (SPMU)
c. Develop the log frame for the project and apply it in monitoring project implementation and reports to ensure compliance with set objectives and data quality assurance, etc.

4) Implement Capacity Development of Community Stakeholders
a. Signs MOU with the SPMU, the community and other relevant project organs
b. Prepares timely work plan and submit same to the SPMU as and at when due
c. Articulates and presents timely reports to the SPMU, etc.
The Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) will be hired for an initial period of two years to provide the services.

Katsina State Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project KTS-NEWMAP) now invites eligible “Consultants” to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services.

The shortlisting criteria are:
i) Evidence showing the fields of specialty of the firm (NGO’s profile/brochures) and number of years in business
ii) Evidence showing the technical and managerial capabilities of the firm in the field of assignment
iii) Description of similar assignments
iv) Availability of appropriate skills among staff, and availability of essential technology – software, etc.
v) Only Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) should be shortlisted.

For each previous project performed, the consultant –NGO must provide the name and contact address of the client (office & e-mail address, and telephone number), date(s) of execution, and name of lead and associate firms, contract amount and financing sources.

The attention of interested Consultant (firm) is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants (under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants) by World Bank Borrowes (January 2011 and revised July 2014) (“Consultant Guidelines”) Please visit www.worldbank.org, setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest. Consultants-NGOs may associate with other NGO in the form of a Joint Venture or a sub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications.

A Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) will be selected in accordance with the Consultant’s Qualification CQS method set out in the Consultant Guidelines.

Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours (09:00am to 16:00pm). Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by e-mail) by 22nd February, 2019.

State Project Coordinator
Katsina State Project Management Unit (KTSPMU)
Katsina State-Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (KTS-NEWMAP)
No. 24c, off Hassan Usman Road Katsina
Email: katsinanewmap@gmail.com
Tel: +2348039212840
Attention: Engr. Ashiru Mohammed