Unicef South Africa


Ministry of Social Development in Lesotho (MOSD) has recently led the formulation of the National Social Protection Strategy which provides a clear vision for Government in the coming years regarding the sector. The Strategy considers the issue of a National Registry as one of the key milestones to build the system, given that it will provide support for targeting of national programmes as well as promoting coordination among safety nets programmes.

Purpose and Scope

The purpose of the assignment is to provide fieldwork enumeration of approximately 60 000 listed households in the Districts of Leribe, Mohale’s Hoek, Mafeteng and Berea (10 Community Councils; 4 in Leribe, 3 in Mohale’s Hoek, 2 in Mafeteng and 1 in Berea) using the new NISSA data collection approach and the Revised NISSA Form (to be attached). The assignment is expected to last for approximately 20 weeks (5 months) and will make use of mobile devices. The Selected Community Councils are grouped into two (2) lots which will be implemented concurrently and service providers are expected to tender per lot. The 2 lots are presented below:

  • Lot 1 (North): Leribe and Berea: Matsoku, Bolahla, Sephokong, Ramapepe and Motanasela (Five CCs: 25 153 households; population 117 224)
  •  Lot 2 (South): Mafeteng and Mohale’s Hoek: Lithipeng, Thaba-Mokhele, Senqunyane and Lehlakaneng, ‘Mamantso (5 CCs: 25 047 Households; population 106 682)

Specific Objective of Consultancy

Specific objectives of the consultancy are the following (based on NISSA Review Report and other related documents): 

• Conduct household listing of approximately 60 000 households in the selected 10 Community Councils using a pre-designed listing format installed on a tablet. A mobile application already designed for this task will be used to upload the lists onto central NISSA database

• With the help of household lists compiled above, conduct Community-based Categorization (CBC) of all households in all villages in line with the Community-based Categorization (CBC) Manual and the Well being Chart. Here every household in a village is categorized into one of four Poverty categories namely: * Mohloki-hloki (Ultra Poor) * Mohloki (Poor) * Ea Mahareng (Moderate) * Ea Khonang (those who are able). This stage involves facilitation of participatory poverty categorization and inputting the results into a pre-designed CBC format on a mobile application/tablet

  •  Conduct fieldwork enumeration of approximately 35 000 households categorized as Mohloki-hloki (Ultra Poor) and Mohloki (Poor) in the above Community Councils using the Revised NISSA Form. This stage involves verification of information already collected during the listing stage and collection of comprehensive household information with the use of a Revised NISSA Form already installed on a mobile application (tablet) for each of the households categorised as Mohloki-hloki (Ultra Poor) and Mohloki (Poor)
  • Conduct Community Mobilization and Sensitization in all villages (estimated at 1 211 as per 2006 Census Village List) in the above mentioned Community Councils for NISSA expansion 
  • Select (and train) Village Assistance Committees (VACs) for each village as per CBT Manual.

Full proposals must be submitted in ENGLISH and must be received by no later than 8 July 2016 at 12.00. Proposals may be hand delivered or couriered to UNICEF South Africa, Equity House, 659 Pienaar Street, Brooklyn, Pretoria 0001.

The full Request for Proposal document may be obtained at //www.unicef.org/southafrica/vacancies_12531.html or can be requested from Linda Mafa, UNICEF South Africa at e-mail: [email protected] 

Only written enquiries will be entertained.

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