ActionAid Ethiopia is looking for a qualified consultancy firm to conduct a baseline survey for its new Project ‘’Combating Modern slavery”.


  • Category : Baseline Consultancy
  • Posted Date : 09/25/2021
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  • Source : Reporter
  • Closing Date : 11/06/2021


Call for Consultancy Service-Baseline survey


ActionAid  Ethiopia  (AAE)  is  a  Gender  justice  , poverty  eradication    and  Good  Governance organization. In Ethiopia, ActionAid works to challenge gender inequalities and the structural causes of poverty through empowering communities to create critical mass of communities especially Women and Girls living in poverty and exclusion.

ActionAid Ethiopia believes that gender justice and poverty eradication are achieved through purposeful individual and collective action to bring socio-economic changes at household level to local, national and international levels. Empowerment of people living in poverty plus women’s leadership with the support of their allies is crucial to drive through the changes that will ensure equality and eradication of poverty.

ActionAid Ethiopia is looking for a qualified consultancy firm to conduct a baseline survey for its new Project ‘’Combating Modern slavery”.

Combating Modern Slavery is NORAD funded regional project implemented in Ghana and Ethiopia. Actionaid Ethiopia is implementing in Ethiopia Addis Ababa, Amhara (Kuta Bere & Habru woredas) and SNNPR (Hosana and Soro woreda). It is a three-year project that aims to decrease the scale and prevalence of modern slavery, especially human trafficking and child labor in Ethiopia with the expected outcome of influencing:

  • Governments take measures to prevent, identify and address modern slavery, and to protect and monitor vulnerable groups and victims of modern slavery.
  • Business sector  takes  measures  to  prevent,  identify  and  tackle  the  use  of  human trafficking and forced labor, including the worst forms of child labor, in their own operations and supply chains.
  • Vulnerable individuals and groups are more capable of resisting recruitment to modern slavery.

The project is implemented through Emmanuel Development Association (EDA), Union of Ethiopia Women and Children’s Association (EWCA) Population, Health and Environment Consortium (PHE) and Consortium of Ethiopian Human Right Organization (CEHRO).

Objective of the Assignment:

The aim of the survey is to benchmark the quantitative and qualitative indicators that will help the project to review the current situation in Ethiopia general and the project operational areas in particular. The baseline will act as a benchmark for project monitoring indicators related to global, national and regional laws, policies and practices, as well as to key stakeholders including businesses, CSO networks, media bodies and survivors of modern slavery.

The findings of assignment will allow to understand the extent that the project contributes to reducing human trafficking through policy, capacity-building and awareness raising among project stakeholders and partners. In this regard, the potential guiding questions in the TOR and the log frame will be used frame the assignment.

Scope of Work:

The assignment is expected to be finalized within 60 days, the focus of the analysis should align with aforesaid outcome and geographic areas and corresponding to different social and economic contexts of modern slavery in Ethiopian context. The service provider needs to work in close consultation with ActionAid and implementing partners.


  • Inception report that will provide ActionAid Ethiopia and key stakeholders with the opportunity to verify that they share the same understanding about the study objectives.
  • Detailed and professional report that addresses the overall objectives of the survey, and which includes specific recommendations, scope of the work instruments used for data collection, case studies with testimony from victims of modern slavery (
  • Organize workshop and present the findings

Required Qualification, Skills and Experiences

The assignment requires a highly qualified team that exhibits tremendous experiences in baseline studies, project/programme evaluation and assessments including dedication to work under pressure for positive results. The consultant/s is expected to fulfil the following key requirements:

Essential Qualification and Experience:

  • Advanced Degree in the field of Social Research or other relevant Social Science subject.
  • Understanding of the role of Monitoring & Evaluation in the programme cycle and experience of conducting learning reviews and evaluation processes, including baseline/end line studies for advocacy-based projects.
  • Experience of  designing  and  facilitating  workshops  using  feminist  participatory research approaches and methodologies, including with grassroots communities, civil society organizations and INGOs.
  • Ability to  apply  a  range  of  primary  and  secondary  research  methods  including participatory quantitative and qualitative methods.
  • Understanding and  experience  of  conducting  gendered  analysis,  ideally  from  an intersectional feminist point of view.
  • Ability to analyses complex data and communicate findings using engaging, clear language and visual representations and proven relevant report-writing experience.
  • Experience of using qualitative and quantitative data analysis packages (e.g. SPSS, STATA and Nvivo, as well as online data collection methods such as ODK, Kobo toolbox)
  • Experience of collecting data with children and/or on issues related to children’s rights
  • Academic specialization & technical expertise in human trafficking, forced labor, childlabor and women’s exploitation programme planning and implementation.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to tailor communications to a range of audiences.


  • Experience and understanding of/familiarity with the organization’s Human Right Based Approach (HRBA).
  • Understanding of the political and social contexts of Ethiopia
  • Experience of  strong  downward  accountability  mechanisms  used  with  project stakeholders/research participants to actively share results and learning.
  • Familiarity with core concepts related to rural development, push & pull factors, forced labor, child labor, human trafficking, protection, sexual and gender-based violence Ethiopia government policy framework on Ethical recruitment and experience.
  • Extensive  experience  in  working  with  both  government  and  non-governmental organizations and the private sector.

Application Procedure:

  • Interested and qualified consultants can access the detailed Terms of reference on ActionAid Ethiopia’s or on our Face book page: www.facebook/ActionAid Ethiopia.
  • The dates for submission of tender documents is on October 6, 2021 at or before 2:00PM
  • The consultant  must  submit  both  technical  and  detailed  financial  proposals  in  a separately sealed envelopes indicating the Title and Type of proposal in the cover to AA Ethiopia Country office, Addis Ababa, located at CMC road-behind Michael church. If you need further information you can email us on
  • Applicants need  to  consider/adhere   to   WHO  guidelines   and  other  national   & international level requirements related to Covid-19, and ActionAid’s safeguarding principles
  • Late applications will not be considered. ActionAid reserves the right to reject any or all bids
  • Please note that No consultant can apply for more that one study managed by ActionAid at a time.

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