Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Recruitment of a research firm 2012 in Rwanda


Access to Finance Rwanda (AFR) is a fund initially sponsored by DFID and the World Bank. Other sponsors are likely to join in coming months.

The overall aim of AFR is to help more people and small businesses achieve greater and more effective access to a deeper financial system in Rwanda.

AFR will fund a wide variety of initiatives and investments in the financial sector using grants, loans, subordinated debt and other instruments. In pursuit of its objectives, the AFR is undertaking the initiative and is funding the second FinScope survey in Rwanda.

FinScope is a nationally representative survey that looks at how individuals generate money and how they manage their financial lives. As such, FinScope measures the extent to which different financial services and products are used, by whom and what obstacles are faced by individuals who do not use financial services and products. The first FinScope survey in Rwanda was conducted in 2008.


AFR intends to hire a research firm capable of undertaking FinScope 2012. The firm should have relevant experience undertaking national surveys in the financial sector in the East Africa region and preferably in Rwanda. Experience in the coordination of financial sector related surveys in Rwanda or the region would be a distinct advantage.

AFR now invites Expression of Interest (EoI) from research firms to undertake this assignment.

The EoI should state the experience, capabilities and resources of the applicant, taking into account:
  • Experience and performance undertaking similar contracts within the country, region or internationally
  • Qualifications and experience of key personnel expected to be deployed in managing the survey
  • The available capacity to undertake the assignment between March and September 2012
  • Representation in Rwanda or the region to implement the survey
  • If necessary, teaming up with a Rwandan entity with the capacity to carry out the enumeration
  • Financial capability to perform the proposed project
If your firm meets the above expectations and you would like to be selected for this shortlist of firms to bid, please contact Mr. Vianney Kagabo at AFR (email vianney@afr.rw) for detailed ToR.

Then submit your EoI the same email no later than 20th March 2012.

EoIs submitted after this date will not be considered.

AFR will only contact those firms shortlisted.
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