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Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants. IOM also has longstanding experience delivering humanitarian assistance and coordinating emergency response in close collaboration with the Government of Pakistan.

IOM is seeking services of a consultancy firm to develop a position paper. This assignment will contribute to the IOM project titled, “Multi-Year Humanitarian Programme (MYHP) for Natural Disaster Preparedness, Response and Recovery in Pakistan”. Funded by Department for International Development (DFID) in Pakistan, the programme is based on a consortium approach. With IOM as the lead, the consortium comprises of ACTED, FAO, HANDS, and UNICEF to devise and deliver integrated, multi-sectoral and good-value preparedness, response and recovery programming that builds local capacities, meets life-saving needs and supports community-level recovery in a way that enhances resilience for the future. Areas prone to or affected by natural disasters across the country are being targeted under the scope of this programme.

Under the overall supervision of Senior Programme Manager, and direct supervision of Programme Coordinator and in close coordination with the consortium member agencies, the service provider will develop a position paper on the following key theme: 

  • Value for Money: Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis 

Tangible and measurable output of the work assignment:

The service provider is expected to undertake the following tasks to produce this position paper: 

  • Determine the most appropriate methodology and time frame.
  • Carry out a desk study to explore the questions posed.
  • Conduct interviews with partners/other stake holders.
  • Carry out filed visit to selected target areas.
  • Collect data from partners and from the field.
  • Undertake quantitative and qualitative analysis of data and information for value for money.
  • Produce the position paper (maximum 10 pages) along with supporting annexes as relevant. 

A detailed narrative and financial proposal along with the work plan needs to be submitted when applying for this assignment. The work plan must have clear activities/tasks and deadlines for the completion of each expected deliverable.

  • Duration of the assignment: maximum 21 working days.
  • Delivery date of the assignment: 28 February 2020
  • Starting date: ASAP and no later than 01 February 2020 

Expected deliverables: 

The service provider is expected to produce:

a)     Position paper on the theme indicated above and in line with the requirements stated in section IV below.

b)     Any supporting documents/annexes developed in process. 

Key Aspects of the Position Paper:

The position paper is expected to cover the following aspects of NDC Programme:

  • Provide evidence of extent to which extent NDC programme has addressed Value for Money (VfM) in all its sector programmes.

Provide evidence to what extent NDC programme has delivered against 4Es i.e. Efficiency, Effectiveness, Economy, and Equity. 


  • Show evidence of effectiveness in terms of well-timed coordination for response and time taken to initiate the response and transition from response to recovery. 


  • Provide evidence of how well the desired outcomes and intended goals of the programme been achieved?
  • Provide evidence to what extent NDC programme has assessed the value of the outputs and outcome of the various interventions. 


  • Quantify how much cost savings have been made during various interventions and sectors throughout programme and provide evidence to what extent NDC programme has made cost savings through greater integration of programmes or by encouraging sharing and utilizing technical staff in common target areas.
  • Provide evidence of NDC cross-comparison of costs and benefits between different interventions both inter and intra sector.
  • Provide evidence based comparison between the Value for Money achieved through different beneficiary targeting and selection approaches employed by NDC partners.
  • Provide evidence to what extent NDC programme has made cost savings through greater integration of programmes or by encouraging sharing and utilizing technical staff in geographic areas where more than one partner was operating.
  • To what extent, as a result of value for money interventions under NDC, NDC partners engaged in other DFID programmes (e.g. KMPD and BDRP) have been able to make cost savings or show additional benefits from the experience gained through NDC.


  • To what extent has NDC programme ensured equity for vulnerable groups in selection, activity design and programme implementation? 

Remuneration and Terms of Payment

The service provider shall meet the full operational costs of its field investigation and survey teams including all travels, remuneration, insurance, emergency medical aid, accommodation, offices and facilities, communications and all that is necessary for the proper operation of the teams. Costs shall include administrative and technical support from the service provider’s Head Office.

Payments shall be made on the following basis:

  1. 1st instalment:  25% (twenty-five percent) of the total agreement  amount will be paid to the service provider after submission of summary of desk review and interviews. 
  2. 2nd Instalment: 50% (fifty percent) of the total agreement  amount will be paid to the service provider upon submission and acceptance of draft final report by IOM. 
  3. Final payment: 25% (twenty five percent) of the total agreement amount will be paid to the service provider after the submission and acceptance of the Final Report by IOM.