Invitation to Bid – Third Party Monitoring in Northeast Syria

Global Communities

Cooperative Housing Foundation International is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) International NGO headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA. Cooperative Housing Foundation mission is to create long lasting, positive and community-led change that improves the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable people across the globe. Cooperative Housing Foundation international currently has programs in more than 27 countries around the world in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East. Sources of funding include the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Department of State, Department of Labor, and Centers for Disease Control, the United Nations, and private foundations. Our projects include: Economic Development, Financial Inclusion, Governance & Urban Management, Humanitarian Assistance, Food Security & Agriculture, Global Health, Civil Society & Capacity Development, Infrastructure & Construction, and Working with Women & Youth.

With the Syrian conflict nearing its ninth year, 6.5 million people are food insecure, and 9 million are in need of food security assistance. Fighting has damaged agricultural lands and food production infrastructure, causing a significant drop in access to food, an increase in prices of agricultural inputs, and a reduction in livelihoods opportunities. The number of people at risk of food insecurity has remained between 8.7 and 10.5 million since 2017. According to the 2019 Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO), nearly half of Syrians spend an estimated 65% of their income on food, and 65% of food insecure households (HH) have adopted negative coping mechanisms related to food consumption.

Global Communities (GC) has designed the 10-month, Assistance to Lives Across Syria (ATLAS) II program with the goal of addressing urgent humanitarian needs for 39,950 vulnerable, conflict-affected individuals in northeast Syria (NES). ATLAS II will reach the NES target by providing regular in-kind food assistance to 5,903 HHs and value vouchers to 868 HHs, for a total of 6,771 in-camp HHs served in four IDP camps. This goal directly aligns with BHA’s mission to save lives, alleviate human suffering, and reduce the physical, social, and economic impact of disasters through integrated multi-sector responses that are harmonized and coordinated with other actors in the field.

Therefore, CHF International is seeking an independent contractor to collect monitoring data and serve as a means of triangulating data collected by CHF. The TPM (Third Party Monitoring) will conduct Summative Evaluation for Assistance To Lives Across Syria (ATLAS II) program activities in Northeast Syria, The contractor is expected to routinely collect monitoring data from the food assistance intervention to serve as a means of triangulating data collected by Cooperative Housing Foundation. The contractor is expected to:

1. Observe food and voucher distribution activities

2. Assess uptake, utilization and challenges with the complaints and feedback mechanisms adopted by;

  • Inspect food commodities’ quality at supplier warehouse(s), and
  • Facilitate laboratory testing of food samples prior to distribution, and
  • Undertake sample verification of beneficiaries from target locations and authenticate targeting and ration size allocation

3. Assess security and protection arrangements at distribution centers.

4. Undertake surveys of beneficiaries on the safety and accessibility of CHF services

5. Market monitoring of food commodities’ availability and prices for the CVA program.

All quantitative and qualitative data sets must be shared with GC.

For more details, please contact CHF international and request the solicitation documentations from the following email address: [email protected]

The deadline for offers submission is Saturday 02 July 2022 by 11:59 PM (Syrian time)

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