Call For Proposal : Humanitarian Evidence Programme In Market Support Interventions and Pastoral Livelihood In Humanitarian Crises


Organisation: Oxfam

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Call For Proposal : Humanitarian Evidence Programme In Market Support Interventions and Pastoral Livelihood In Humanitarian Crises 

The Humanitarian Evidence Programme aims to strengthen the evidence base of humanitarian policy and practice and to enhance the availability of this evidence-based research to decision-makers. This involves the following key activities:
Consulting key stakeholders in the humanitarian sector to identify the key research and questions for the respective literature and systematic reviews
Publishing guidance for conducting an evidence synthesis in the Humanitarian Evidence Programme
Engaging with researchers from low- and middle-income countries to ensure the diverse representation in the humanitarian conversation
Making requests for proposals from humanitarian researchers and practitioners to conduct the reviews in the identified areas. 
Assessing proposals and selecting researchers to carry out the reviews
Providing feedback on the draft reviews to ensure that the documents provide a rigorous synthesis and analysis of the evidence basis for each research area
Focusing on research uptake throughout the programme. Final reviews will leverage existing platforms and networks in innovative ways to communicate results, spark convers

The Humanitarian Evidence Programme aims to strengthen the evidence base of humanitarian policy and practice and to enhance the availability of this evidence-based research to decision-makers. This involves the following key activities: Consulting key stakeholders in the humanitarian sector to identify the key research and questions for the respective literature and systematic reviews. Publishing guidance for conducting an evidence synthesis in the Humanitarian Evidence Programme. Engaging with researchers from low- and middle-income countries to ensure the diverse representation in the humanitarian conversationMaking requests for proposals from humanitarian researchers and practitioners to conduct the reviews in the identified areas. Assessing proposals and selecting researchers to carry out the reviews Providing feedback on the draft reviews to ensure that the documents provide a rigorous synthesis and analysis of the evidence basis for each research area. Focusing on research uptake throughout the programme. Final reviews will leverage existing platforms and networks in innovative ways to communicate results, spark convers. 

The Humanitarian Evidence Programme aims to strengthen the evidence base of humanitarian policy and practice and to enhance the availability of this evidence-based research to decision-makers. This involves the following key activities: 

 

  • Consulting key stakeholders in the humanitarian sector to identify the key research and questions for the respective literature and systematic reviews
  • Publishing guidance for conducting an evidence synthesis in the Humanitarian Evidence Programme
  • Engaging with researchers from low- and middle-income countries to ensure the diverse representation in the humanitarian conversation
  • Making requests for proposals from humanitarian researchers and practitioners to conduct the reviews in the identified areas. 
  • Assessing proposals and selecting researchers to carry out the reviews
  • Providing feedback on the draft reviews to ensure that the documents provide a rigorous synthesis and analysis of the evidence basis for each research area
  • Focusing on research uptake throughout the programme. Final reviews will leverage existing platforms and networks in innovative ways to communicate results, spark conversation about the role of evidence-based humanitarian research, and influence policy and practice.

 

The individual questions Call for Proposals and Terms of Reference above, and the application instructions below, provide more details on the process. Individuals or teams can apply for any question; if applicants would like to apply for more than one question, separate applications for each must be made. A briefing paper accompanies each question in the annex of the Terms of Reference, detailing the Programme’s interest in the research question and providing relevant information for potential review teams. Please see our Guidance Note (PDF) on conducting an evidence synthesis in the humanitarian sector.

Budget: Applicants should submit a detailed budget for the review, and value for money is a criterion for applications.

Criteria:  Applicants may apply either individually or form teams, and they will be reviewed based on their: 

 

  • Key competencies and staff composition
  • Management, including the timetable for deliverables
  • Quality of technical proposal; and
  • Budget, ensuring value for money

 

The Humanitarian Evidence Programme accepts proposals from researchers based around the world. The Programme encourages proposals from research teams in low- or middle-income countries, and proposals including such researchers in the team. Proposals will be reviewed by a panel and scored according to the criteria listed in Section 9 of the Terms of Reference.

Application Process and Deadlines: 

Applications must be submitted in a single Word or PDF Document following the application template including the points below  no later than Thursday, 19 November 2015 at 17.00 GMT. No late proposals will be accepted, and incomplete proposals may result in disqualification. Applications should be sent to  humevi@oxfam.org.uk stating ‘Humanitarian Evidence Review Application’ . 

 

Applications should include, as specified in the application template:

 

  • Basic information, including team composition and CVs of team members. Applicants can be individuals or teams. Teams can include members in different locations and for different pieces of the work, but must identify the Primary Investigator/team coordinator.
  • Letter of interest (optional; 1 page).
  • Description of key competencies, including methodological and content expertise (2 pages).
  • Management plan, including the timeline (2 pages).
  • Outline of your technical proposal, including proposed approach and research methodology (4 pages).
  • Proposed budget. This should be presented in £GBP and must include all costs for undertaking the research. All relevant taxes and related costs must be included in the budget and cannot be charged on top. Budgets do not need to cover the cost for the final design and publication of the findings.

 

The Humanitarian Evidence Programme encourages proposals and research teams from low- or middle-income countries, as well as proposals including such researchers in the review team. Applicants must declare any real or potential conflicts of interest.

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