Impact Measurement Consultancy for Innovations Against Poverty Project in Cambodia, Ethiopia, Uganda and Zambia tender at SNV
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Company Description

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organization, established in the Netherlands in 1965 but rooted in the contexts and societies in the more than 25 countries where we work. And that mission is to strengthen capacities and catalyze partnerships that transform the agri-food, energy, and water systems to enable sustainable and more equitable lives for all. We position ourselves as a learning organisation striving for excellence and invest in making knowledge flow to and from the frontline.

SNV was appointed by Sida as the Fund Manager to manage the Innovations Against Poverty (IAP) Challenge Fund from September 2016 until December 2023. IAP challenges the private sector in Cambodia, Ethiopia, Uganda, and Zambia to develop innovative products, services and business models that can contribute to poverty alleviation and environmental sustainability. These innovations should lead to commercial benefits for the private sector and developmental benefits for people living in poverty (PLIP), in terms of job creation, access to basic goods and services, and income increase or cost savings, while protecting the environment.

IAP offered co-funding support and business advisory services to carefully selected companies to implement innovative and inclusive business models. Its second investment round (Round 2) included 21 investees from the agriculture/food, energy, and WaSH sector across the four target countries.

Job Description

  1. Measure poverty reach. We seek to understand the reach of our Round 2 portfolio to people living in poverty (PLIP), engaged as suppliers, last-mile distributors, and/or customers across the investees’ supply chains. At IAP, we define poverty reach as the degree to which the programme is reaching people that earn less than US$8/capita/day purchasing power parity (PPP). While we have been tracking the scale of impact results for the Round 2 portfolio, we would like to verify the concentration of our target group reached, expressed as the percentage of suppliers, distributors or customers from our investees who are considered PLIP.
  2. Measure depth of impact created. Now that the investees’ inclusive business projects have come to an end due to the conclusion of the IAP funding, we want to look beyond the number of people reached and understand the depth of impact achieved. Thus, we seek to understand how customers experience the goods or services provided by investees and how it affects their quality of life. The survey results should provide our investees with actionable insights regarding customer experience, powering data-driven decisions, including through a gender lens.

Scope and methodology

We specifically ask the Consultant to apply the following existing methodologies to align with methodologies applied during IAP’s Round 1 portfolio and to allow for consolidation of results across both phases of the project.

  1. Poverty Probability Index (PPI). The PPI is a poverty measurement tool that is statistically sound, yet simple to use. With the PPI we can identify the suppliers, distributors, or customers who are most likely to be people living in poverty.  We prefer to use the BoP or poverty line of US$8/capita/day PPP, where possible.
  2. Depth of impact. We ask to apply an available standardized survey tool with all selected companies. The survey tool should cover questions that look at the respondents’ profile, perceived changes in quality of life, changes in income or expenditures, first-time access to basic goods and services, and customer experience indicators like Net Promoter Score and Customer Effort Score. We ask the Consultant to disaggregate by gender, both for quantitative and qualitative responses, and integrate available standardized gender-specific question sets regarding women’s economic empowerment and decision-making power.

The Consultant should note that these methodologies must be applied using a remote survey technique to minimise data collection costs.


The Consultant must have ample experience in conducting remote surveys for social impact measurement:

  • Strong track record in conducting remote surveys. A minimum of 5 years’ experience in conducting impact measurement in the international development setting, with experience of this work in at least one of the following sectors: agriculture and energy. Experience in both target sectors will be positively evaluated.
  • Demonstrated experience working across Eastern Africa, and/or Southern Africa, and/or Southeast Asia.
  • On the ground presence in at least one of the target countries (Cambodia, Ethiopia, Uganda and Zambia) or an established network of local partners in those countries. Presence or an established network in multiple target countries will be positively evaluated. Consultants may work together to form an association or a sub-consultancy agreement to complement their respective areas of expertise.
  • Experience working with for-profit businesses.
  • Fluency in written and oral English

Additional Information

In order to apply, we kindly ask you to:

1. Submit a maximum of 15 pages technical proposal including the following:

  1. Applicant’s organisation and experience (maximum of 7 pages)
    • Brief description of the background and organization of your company, capability statement, and list previous similar assignments successfully completed in the last 5 years.
  2. Workplan (maximum of 2 pages)
  • The proposed workplan, including activities, number of planned survey completes, deliverables, and an estimated timeline.
  1. Team structure (maximum of 6 pages)
  • Describe the structure and composition of your team, including the list of the experts and relevant technical support staff in the target countries.
  • Present the CV of your proposed team lead (maximum of 4 pages).

2. Submit a financial proposal

  • Kindly fill the financial proposal template attached to provide a detailed budget in EUR currency, including a breakdown of fixed costs and variable costs based on the number of completed surveys aimed to attain.

The detail of TOR and Finance Proposal Format can be found in this website:

How to Apply

Applicants are invited to submit a technical and financial proposal in English before 08:00 CET, 21st of September 2023 to email: Proposals will be reviewed within one week after the submission deadline and the selected Applicant will be contacted for next steps.

Job Info
Job Category: Tenders in Zambia
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: Thursday, September 21 2023
Duty Station: Lusaka
Posted: 07-09-2023
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 07-09-2023
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 07-09-2066
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