Consultancy Service to Develop the Second Diaspora Engagement Self-Assessment Report and Corresponding Capacity Development Measures

Country: Ethiopia
Organization: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Closing date: 18 Aug 2020

Diaspora engagement is a strategic priority for the African Union. Indeed, the Constitutive Act of the African Union expressly declares that it shall “invite and encourage the full participation of the African Diaspora as an important part of our continent, in the building of the African Union”.

In 2018/19 a Diaspora Engagement Self-Assessment Tool (DESAT) was developed. It is to help Member States assess their level of engagement with their diaspora and makes corresponding recommendations on how to strengthen their efforts. Out of the results of a pilot of 11 Member States, the first Diaspora Engagement Self-Assessment Report for 2018 was produced.

The idea is to produce such report covering more MS than in the pilot on an annual basis.

Amid crises such as the current COVID-19 pandemic the DESAT needs to be amended by a section on humanitarian assistance by the diaspora. More Member States than for the pilot report 2018 need to be approached and assisted in filling out the DESAT for 2019/20 which will provide the data for the next report. Based on the results for each Member States, corresponding capacity building measures should be developed to strengthen Member States’ efforts in engaging their diaspora.

Therefore, the Citizens and Diaspora Directorate (CIDO) of the AU Commission, with support by GIZ, is seeking consultancy services to produce the second DESAT report and develop capacity building measures on diaspora engagement for Member States.

The consultancy will be carried out in six steps and run for 12 months. The six steps include the amendment of DESAT, the assessment of the DESAT data for 2019/20, the writing of the report, the design and implementation of online trainings for Member States focal persons on diaspora engagement, the development and implementation of a training module for high level officials of Member States and the preparation and facilitation of a knowledge sharing forum.

Qualification and Experience

Short-term expert pool with minimum 2, maximum 4 members are required to have the following qualifications:

  • Education/training: at least 1 expert with university qualification in political sciences, social sciences or related field; and at least 1 expert with university qualification in migrations studies

  • Language: very good language skills in English, good language skills in French required by at least one of the experts

  • General professional experience: 10 years of experience in the policy advice and policy development sector; 3 years of professional experience in the quantitative and qualitative research sector

  • Specific professional experience: 10 years of experience in migration and diaspora and at least 5 years of professional experience in training development and implementation

  • Regional experience: 5 years of experience in Africa (region)

  • Other: Experience in engaging with high-level government representatives, very good oral and writing skills, experience in similar assignment

How to apply:

GIZ invites eligible bidders to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested bidders must provide information demonstrating that has the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the services.

Interested candidates are requested to submit the following documents for consideration:

  1. Technical Proposal

  2. Financial proposal

  3. Personnel Capacity Statement

Before submitting any bid, interested bidders should collect further bidding documents listed down by contacting the e-mail address:

  1. Invitation Letter

  2. Technical evaluation grid

  3. Bid Sheet

  4. GIZ General Terms and Conditions (local/international)

All bids must be delivered/submitted physically or via email to the address below at or before 4:00pm local time on Tuesday, 18th of August 2020 with the reference “**83358755”.**

The address referred above to submit your Technical and Financial Offers is:

German Development Cooperation

GIZ Office, Kirkos Sub City, Kebele 18, Bloom Tower 9th floor, nearby Jupiter Hotel

P.O.Box 100009

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


Via e-mail address:


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