RFP for Data Collection for NISSA Expansion

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Data Collection for NISSA Expansion – Community Mobilization, Listing and Community Based Categorization and Synchronization of Data

Under the project: “Strengthening Governance of Social Protection in Lesotho: Building an Integrated Social Protection System CRIS N° FED/2013/025-008”, funded by the European Union, UNICEF Lesotho is inviting suitably qualified institutions from Lesotho to support the Ministry of Social Development (MoSD) to expand the National Information System for Social Assistance (NISSA). The National Social Protection Strategy 2015-2019 considers building a national registry as one of the key milestones in building the System, given that it will provide support for targeting of national programmes as well as promoting coordination among safety nets programmes. Given the success of the previous NISSA expansion phases, the MoSD is now planning to expand the database to cover all rural areas in Lesotho.

The Assignment

This assignment aims to support the Ministry of Social Development (MOSD) with NISSA Data Collection in 42 Community Councils in the 10 Districts of Lesotho. The assignment involves data collection (census type) of approximately 200,000 households in the in all 42 Community Councils (See table 1 on page 4); New data collection in 6 Community Councils plus updating of old NISSA data in 36 Community Councils in the 10 Districts of Lesotho composed of the following;

  1. Community Mobilization and Sensitization of over 6500 villages in the 42 Community Councils, including selection and training of Village Assistance Committees.
  2. Household listing and Enumeration of approximately 200.000 households in the 42 Community Councils
  3. Community Based categorization of all Households in the 42 Community Councils into 4 poverty categories in line with CBT Manual (See page 5)

6 Community Councils in Mokhotlong, Thaba Tseka, Mohale’s Hoek and Quthing will be included in the NISSA database for the first time while 36 Community Councils already in NISSA will be updated (This includes 3 Community Councils covered in 2015 as part of Pilot of New NISSA Methodology)

You can access the RFP document here: http://ls.one.un.org/content/unct/lesotho/en/home/jobs.html

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