Humanitarian Needs needed in Abuja ,NIGERIA

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Humanitarian Needs Assessment, NIGERIA
Closing date: Wednesday, 13 March 2024

Organizational Context

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest humanitarian organization. IFRC is an international organization headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland based on an international treaty with the Government of Switzerland. Further, IFRC has concluded more than 90 status agreements with other countri es (including Nigeria) recognizing its international legal personality and status as an international organization. IFRC benefits from privileges and immunities similar to those granted to inter-governmental organisations such as UN agencies. In 1994, the UN General Assembly accorded IFRC observer status by Resolution 49/2 , allowing it to participate in its work and sessions.

IFRC is an international organization that strengthens, coordinates, and represents the life-saving humanitarian action, public health, and development contributions of 192 National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies worldwide. Established by Acts of Parliament, t hese National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies are auxiliaries to their government in the humani tarian field and – through their 16.5 million volunteers – are part of countless thousands of communities in nearly every country in the world, including in many fragile and crisis-riven settings. This unparalleled local presence, combined with the IFRC Secretariat’s role in global coordination, capacity strengthening, resource mobilization and representation, form the world’s largest and most effective humanitarian network.

The IFRC network is diverse and inclusive. It is uniquely placed to deliver life-saving services before, during and after disasters and health emergencies, and to deliver the long-term programming that is critical to building sustainable, healthy, resilient, and inclusive communities. The IFRC network is neutral and independent. It is a trusted partner in development, and a leader in the anticipation, prevention, and response to disasters, health emergencies and other crises. IFRC implements programmes in Nigeria through the Nigeria Red Cross Society. This approach satisfies the drive for localization in humanitarian programme implementation and service delivery.

Nigeria continues to experience severe humanitarian needs caused by banditry, criminality, insurgency, and poverty. L ack of access to basic services, high rates of inflation , and the impact of climate change further exacerbates the resulting humanitarian needs.

IFRC is committed to providing effective humanitarian assistance to persons in need in Nigeria. To ensure our interventions are targeted and impactful, we require a comprehensive and up -to-date understanding of the current humanitarian situation and needs across the country. IFRC therefore wishes to conduct a national humanitarian needs assessment in the first half of 2024.

Job Purpose

The main objective of this consultancy is to conduct a comprehensive humanitarian needs assessment in Nigeria. The focal states for the study are;
























Cross River

 The criteria for selecting the focal LGAs for this study will be discussed and agreed with the selected consultants. One consultant will be selected to conduct the study in Northeast, Northwest, and Northcentral geopolitical zones; a second consultant will be selected to conduct the study in the Southeast, Southwest, and South south geopolitical zones. This assessment will inform IFRC ‘s strategic planning and programming, enabling the organization to prioritize its interventions and effective allocation of resources.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

The consultant will be responsible for the following:

 Desk review: Conduct a thorough review of existing secondary data on humanitarian needs in Nigeria, including reports, assessments, and government documents.
 Field data collection: Collect data in the focal states in cooperation with State branch secretaries and community-based volunteers of the Nigerian Red Cross Society (NRCS), using various tools , including:

 Focus group discussions (FGDs): Organize and conduct FGDs with community representatives, displaced persons, vulnerable groups, and other key stakeholders to gain a qualitative understanding of their needs and experiences.
 Key informant interviews (KIIs): Interview relevant government officials, humanitarian actors, and experts to gather insights into the broader context and response efforts.
 Surveys: Conduct quantitative surveys, if feasible and appropriate, to collect data on a larger scale.
 Data analysis: Analyze all collected data, both quantitative and qualitative, to identify key trends, needs, and gaps in the current response.

 Reporting: Prepare and submit a comprehensive report summarizing the findings of the assessment, including:
 Description of the methodology used.
 Overview of the humanitarian context in the assessed states.
 Key findings and identified needs across these different sectors: food security, livelihoods, health, WASH, and shelter.
 Recommendations for IFRC ‘s programming and advocacy efforts.
 Dissemination: Present the findings of the assessment to IFRC designated staff and other relevant stakeholders.


The consultant should possess the following qualifications and experience:

 Advanced degree in a relevant field (e.g., humanitarian studies, public health, social sciences, development studies. )


 Minimum of 15 years of experience conducting humanitarian needs assessments in complex environments
 Demonstrably strong research and analytical skills
 Experience working in Nigeria and familiarity with the local context.
 Excellent communication and writing skills.
Knowledge, Skills and Languages


 Inception report: outlining the detailed methodology and work plan for the assessment.
 Draft report: presenting the preliminary findings of the assessment for feedback.

 Final report: a comprehensive and well-structured report summarizing the findings and recommendations.
 PowerPoint Presentation: summarizing the key findings and recommendations for stakeholders.
Timeline and Budget

 The timeframe for this consultancy is 60 days over 3 months , starting on 1st June 2024.


 Fluency in English and relevant local languages.
Competencies, Values and Comments

Selection Criteria

 Interested consultants should submit their proposals, including CVs, relevant experience, budget for costs and fees, and a proposed methodology.
 Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for the interview.
Additional Information

 This is a preliminary Terms of Reference and may be subject to change based on discussions with potential consultants.
 The consultant will be required to adhere to all ethical guidelines and standards for humanitarian research.
 IFRC reserves the right to reject any or all proposals.

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