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Ethiopian Community in Seattle

Request for Proposal - Small Business Consultant

ECS is reaching out to a consultant to come up with a guideline on how to start up a business in Washington State. ECS understands there is a need to provide assistance to small businesses who are struggling with cultural and language differences to either enter into a business or manage their business. This guide will help to fix this need as it will be translated into 3 languages and available both in print and online as a resource. This will include basic information on planning, managing and launching a business with a list of resources that they can also tap into.

The consultant is expected to submit a technical and financial proposal to ECS. 

Interested applicants can reach out to ECS at 2063250304 or email info@ecseattle.org  to secure more detailed information on the Small Business Resilience project.

Contracting is expected to start April 01, 2022 and is expected to be completed April 30, 2022.

To apply, please submit your financial and technical proposal to info@ecseattle.org  with the headline “ Request for Proposal – Consultancy on Small Business” or mail application to the Ethiopian Community in Seattle,  2100 24th Ave S, Suite 120, Seattle, WA, 98144. Application will close by midnight PST on March 31, 2022.  

Ethiopian Community in Seattle

Request for Proposal - Consultancy on Monitoring and Evaluation

 

The Ethiopian Community in Seattle (ECS) has prioritized health as one of its work streams, recognizing that health of its community members is critical to achieve its mission of seamless integration of Ethiopians into the American Society. 

ECS will implement the Mental Health Promotion (MHP) Project from July 2021 to June 2022 with a goal of advancing health equity by improving access to mental health services for under- served communities through raising awareness and facilitating access to mental health resources. The goal is accomplished through 1) Training of community members on mental health 2) provide mental health consultations in places of worship and at ECS on designated times and 3) share educational materials and list of mental health resources in three Ethiopian languages.

 

ECS will implement the Promotion of Senior Health (POSH) from January 2021 to December 2022. ECS’s holistic senior health program offers opportunities for social connection, health education, physical activity, healthy food staples, mental health services, and supports to access healthcare and social service systems.

ECS seeks to hire the services of a consultant who will design and implement a monitoring and evaluation plan.  The plan and the findings from the evaluation will support ECS to understand the effectiveness of its interventions and overall impact of the project.  The plan is expected to include a baseline and end line survey to gauge changes at outcome level and more targeted data collection during implementation to gauge effectiveness of specific outputs e.g., training. An in-depth analysis of findings from surveys and evaluation is expected at the end of the project period with description of the effectiveness and impact of the project. The findings of the evaluation will inform future designs of similar programs of ECS.

 

Evaluation questions should include but not limited to:

Effectiveness and Impact

  • How well did the project meet its indicator targets?  (Consultant can reach out to ECS to get a copy of indicators at different result levels)

  • Did the project achieve its outcomes?

  • To what extent were the stated outcomes or outputs achieved?

  • Were there any unintended outcomes?

  • How effective was the process of accountability to all stakeholders, especially project participants?

  • What factors have contributed to achieving or not achieving intended outcomes?

  • What are the perspectives of project participants on the immediate and intermediate effects? (stories of change from community members)

  • How well has the project disseminated information on its short and intermediate impact?

 

Potential conclusions and recommendations:

• What are the evaluation conclusions?

• What did or did not work about the project design, implementation and context?

• What are potential recommendations and lessons learned?

 

The consultant is expected to submit a technical and financial proposal to ECS.  The technical proposal should include a detailed description of the methodology to be utilized as well as how it plans to build on previous surveys.  Financial proposal should include the budget to carry out the monitoring and evaluation and schedule of deliverables.

The consultant will work with the project team to ensure accurate representation and interpretation of the project activities, outcomes, and implications of the work.  Interested applicants can reach out to ECS at 2063250304 or email info@ecseattle.org  to secure more detailed information on the MHP project, including timelines and high-level success indicators.

Contracting is expected to start March 14, 2022 and is expected to be completed December 31, 2022.

 Qualifications

  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation of development programs. Experience on evaluation of health-related programs is a plus.   

  • BA degree in health-related fields or social work or a related field and a minimum of 3 years of evaluation experience

  • Knowledge of the principles and current approaches to monitoring and evaluation of health programs, technical skills in qualitative and quantitative research design, data analysis, and program monitoring and evaluation

  • Small and large dataset management, analysis and reporting experience

  • Experience working in different cultures and/or with individuals from different cultures

To apply, please submit your financial and technical proposal and three references to info@ecseattle.org  with the headline “ Request for Proposal – Consultancy on Monitoring and Evaluation” or mail application to the Ethiopian Community in Seattle,  2100 24th Ave S, Suite 120, Seattle, WA, 98144. Application will close by midnight PST on March 13, 2022.  

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