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Anti-Corruption Commission
The National Anti-Corruption Strategy (NACS) project
Issue date: 3rd August 2017

REQUEST FOR EXTRESSION OF INTEREST
THE NATION-WIDE MONITORING AND EVALUATION OF THE NATIONAL ANTI CORRUPTION STRATEGY (NACS) IMPLEMENTATION ACTION PLAN 2016
BACKGROUND 

The National Anti-Corruption Strategy (NACS) project was conceived by a five year plan (2014-2018) which was developed as a framework around which the fight against corruption will be conducted. The National Anti-Corruption Strategy 2014-18 was launched on 17th June 2014. A lot of activities have been carried out since the launch of NACS. Key to the success of the strategy is the implementation of activities as laid out in the Strategy Implementation Action Plan (2014-2108). The Strategy highlights Civil Society as one of the National Integrity Foundations and states that; “It is critical to support the development of robust civil society organizations to represent the interests of disadvantaged and illiterate segments of society and take advantage of the devolution process and police reforms as platforms for public participation”. It is against this background that the NACS Secretariat is seeking the services of a firm preferably a Civil Society Organisation to carry out the monitoring of activities of the implementation Action Plan as is being carried out by MDAs. 

PURPOSE OF THE ASSIGNMENT
To  monitor and evaluate the implementation of the strategy by MDAs to ascertain the level of compliance. The main expected output is to produce a well written monitoring report reflecting a national performance rating of the entities under the NACS.
OBJECTIVES
1. Monitor activities of MDAs as against the implementation Action Plan of the strategy  
2. Carry out monitoring of MDAs twice in a year;
3. Produce reports in formats agreed with the NACS secretariat.
4. Develop a work-plan which shall be reviewed and approved by the NACS secretariat
5. To collaborate with agencies responsible for the monitoring of policy recommendations in the Strategy
6. To report any emerging issues directly to the NACS secretariat
7.To participate in the validation and launching of the report

DELIVERABLES:
  1. Recruitment of monitors (Nationwide)
  2. Availability of work/monitoring plan
  3. Availability of reports at the end of each monitoring exercise
  4. Draft Report produced and presented to ACC Management ( power point)
  5. Final Validated Monitoring Report

MANAGEMENT OF THE ASSIGNMENT
The firm/NGO will work directly with the NACS Secretariat. The Director NACS, in constant consultation with the Deputy Commissioner, will provide oversight role and direct the monitoring process and in turn report to the Commissioner.
QUALIFICATION, EXPERIENCE OF NGO/FIRM
1. Must be registered with the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development
2. Must have been operating locally (Sierra Leone) for the past three (3) years
3. Proven record of theoretical knowledge and practical experience in the area described.
4. Proven communication and presentation skills and ability to work in an environment requiring collaboration with multiple actors.
5. Experience in monitoring and evaluation of related assignments could be an added advantage.

QUALITY CONTROL
The expert should ensure that the monitoring framework comply with the above requirement and reporting phase of the assignment. The quality control should ensure consistency and coherence between findings, conclusions and recommendations. It should ensure that conclusions are supported by relevant judgment criteria.
SELECTION CRITERIA
Relevant Qualification of the Firm in relation to the assignment
The extent of experience of the Firm
Physical presence of the firm in regional areas
The firm’s methodology in carrying out the assignment
DURATION OF THE ASSIGNMENT
The duration of the assignment is two months with the possibility of extension upon satisfactory performance.
PERIOD TO BE MONITORED:  November 2015-December 2016 START DATE:     30th September 2017 Interested Consultants may obtain further information at the address below during the office hours from 10:00am – 4:00pm Monday to Friday. 
Expression of Interest must be hand delivered in sealed envelopes and clearly marked“Expression of Interest – Consulting Services: NATION-WIDE MONITORING AND EVALUATION OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NACS IMPLEMENTATION ACTION PLAN 2016” by 12:00Noon on or before the 28th August 2017 to the address below:

The Procurement Manager
Anti Corruption commission
3 Gloucester Street
Freetown.

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