The Global Information Management, Assessment and Analysis Cell (GIMAC) is a multi-stakeholder initiative proposed by several UN and NGO partners to coordinate, structure, collate, manage and analyse COVID-19 related information. The cell is co-lead by OCHA, UNHCR, WHO, Global Health Cluster, and IOM
Launched in May 2020, the objectives of GIMAC are to:
The project is now coming to an end (end of June 2021), and as part of the closeout process, GIMAC stakeholders are seeking a suitably qualified consultant to conduct an independent review to assess the quality and value of the GIMAC against the invested resources and original project objectives.
Full details of the project can be found on the GIMAC website, specifically the GIMAC Concept Note and the GIMAC Overview documents. GIMAC monitoring & framework provides a further benchmark for this evaluation. In addition, GIMAC protocols provide detailed information of the set of rules governing GIMAC: principles, global coordination relationship, leadership, GIMAC support scope etc.
IMPACT Initiatives, a Geneva based think and do tank has been supporting GIMAC since its creation and is today supporting with the selection and contracting of an independent consultant or consultancy firm to conduct this external review.
The GIMAC structure is formed by the GIMAC Co-leads (OCHA, UNHCR, IOM, WHO and the GHC) supported by five technical working groups. All teams are part of joint analysis tasks and supported the development of analysis products/outputs/services.
The consultancy will be asked to review the effectiveness of the structure in the management of the GIMAC project, the delivery of the required outputs, and the ability to meet the GIMAC objective. Specifically, the consultant will review and evaluate:
The consultant will be expected to develop the methodology and tools to form the basis of the study. However, it is expected that the methodology will employ a mixed method of qualitative and quantitative analysis involving surveys and structured / semi-structured interviews.
The methodology will be developed in consultation with a GIMAC Review Committee consisting of representatives from the GIMAC Co-lead group.
The following is a high-level overview of the expected work and outputs of the consultancy, including indicative deadlines of expected deliverables; these will be subject to negotiation based on the applicant’s proposed methodology and work plan. The outputs of this consultancy will be presented over three phases: Inception, Implementation and Final Reporting.
● Project kick-off meeting, introductions, define roles and responsibilities
● Meetings with the GIMAC review committee to gain a complete understanding of the GIMAC project and discuss the development of the assessment methodology (maximum two meetings).
● Development of the evaluation methodology
● Sharing draft of evaluation methodology with GIMAC Review Committee
● Presentation and agreement of evaluation with GIMAC Review Committee
· Inception Report containing full ToR, methodology, and work plan
· Implementation of the consultant’s work plan
● Initial findings report
|Final Reporting||1 September|
● Writing of the final report
● Validation workshop
● Presentation of the final report to GIMAC Review Committee and GIMAC briefing to external partners
· Final Report
Please submit the following to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following before Sunday 27th June 12 pm:
The following is a broad overview of the expected timeframe, broken down by key events, of this consultancy. The timeline of events is subject to change and negotiation with the successful consultant.
|Last date for submissions||Sunday 27th June|
|GIMAC Review Committee select consultant||+1 week|
|Contractual, administration discussions (IMPACT)||+2 weeks|
|Consultant starts review||+4 weeks|
|Inception report||+6 weeks|
|Initial findings report||+9 weeks|
|Final report delivered no later than 1st September||1st September|
Each application will be ranked upon review, against the scoring outlined below, for a maximum scoring of 30 points. Application with the highest scoring will be selected. IMPACT will not be considering applicants who are already working for GIMAC member organisations, to ensure a fully independent review process.
The decision to select a consultant will be based upon the following:
GIMAC Concept Note
GIMAC Analytical Framework
GIMAC Monitoring and Evaluation Framework