The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is wishing to receive proposals from universities, institutions, or consultancy firms to research the impact of community engagement and accountability interventions during the COVID-19 response and other public health emergencies from 2020 onwards.

The research aims to identify, understand and document how community engagement and accountability approaches have changed, impacted, and/or influenced Red Cross and Red Crescent programme response but also communities’ preparedness and institutionalization of community-driven interventions.

The research will be run in a maximum of 5 countries across the globe, most probably in Africa, Europe, and/or Asia Pacific regions. The research will have an expected timeframe of 4 months, from September to December 2022 with possibility of extension.

For further information and to request the terms of reference and other tender documents, please contact the following staff from our Global Community Engagement and Accountability Unit (IFRC- Geneva):

  • Monica Posada: monica.posada@ifrc.org
  • Gefra Fulane: gefra.fulane@ifrc.org

Please include your full name, address, country, telephone number(s), email address and website.

The deadline for submitting Expressions of Interest is 15th of August 2022 at 23:00 CET (local Geneva time). These should be submitted to the same contacts listed above. After that, you will receive a fully detailed request for proposal directly to the contact you specify.

Note: This Expression of Interest (EOI) does not constitute a solicitation. The IFRC reserves the right to change or cancel the requirements at any time during the EOI and/or solicitation process. The IFRC also reserves the right to require compliance with additional conditions as and when issuing the final solicitation documents. Submitting a reply to a call for EOI does not automatically guarantee receipt of the solicitation documents when issued. Invitations to bids or requests for proposals and any subsequent purchase order or contract will be issued in accordance with the rules and procedures of the IFRC.