Talking Drum Studio (TDS), in partnership with Population Media Center (PMC), are searching for technical and monetary proposals from certified corporations to accumulate baseline knowledge for a proposed Radio Serial Drama (RSD). The RSD is underneath construction via beneficiant investment from Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA). The RSD will start broadcast in February 2023 and can air all the way through all 15 counties of Liberia.

The RSD was once designed to deal with 4 main and two minor issues:

The function of the baseline knowledge assortment is to lend a hand TDS, PMC, and SIDA perceive consciousness, wisdom, attitudes/ideals, conduct and norms similar to the subjects indexed above. Further, the baseline knowledge assortment will collect detailed media intake knowledge from chosen families.

TDS, PMC, and SIDA have ready a draft survey for use by way of the chosen applicant. The survey shall be replied by way of one particular person who is living in a chosen family inside each and every enumeration space. The survey pattern must observe a cluster design–to be proposed by way of applicants–that will supply a snapshot of key knowledge issues in an instant earlier than the RSD broadcast starts.

Application Details:

The bidder must publish their technical and monetary proposals (see segment 7 for main points) with related supportive paperwork during the e mail addresses discussed underneath on or earlier than December 20, 2022.

In addition to the proposals, all corporations must publish letter of commitments that point out the assigned process shall be finished inside 60 days from the date the contract is obtainable and signing of the settlement.

The chosen company is predicted to notify TDS and PMC workplaces in 48 hours its willingness to settle for the be offering and get started the paintings the soonest imaginable to meet the closing date.

Interested and eligible corporations must publish technical and monetary proposals to [email protected], with a duplicate to [email protected] and [email protected].

TDS and PMC reserve the precise to settle for or reject all or any bids.

1. Background of the Assignment

Population Media Center (PMC) and Talking Drum Studio: Liberia Peace Center (TDS Liberia) have come in combination to suggest the sort of adapted and culturally delicate multimedia conduct alternate technique. PMC’s well-tested and confirmed Social Behavior Change (SBC) technique, with greater than two decades of field-testing, has confirmed to undoubtedly affect some of these problems the use of long-running, deeply native serial dramas. TDS Liberia is a depended on media voice and recently engages and influences communities throughout Liberia via their entertainment- training and participatory theater.

As famous above, SIDA has funded TDS and PMC to put into effect a challenge that may:

Contribute to long-term sustainability of fantastic pro-social programming in Liberia

Promoting a calm and inclusive society in Liberia which upholds human rights, democracy, the rule of thumb of legislation, and gender equality

A chief part of this challenge is the advent and broadcast of a RSD. The RSD will deal with pre-selected main and minor issues (indexed above). In order to perceive the affect of the RSD, TDS, PMC, and SIDA require baseline knowledge accumulated in an instant earlier than the RSD broadcast starts.

2. Objective of the Assignment

The function is to accumulate baseline knowledge via a survey (carried out in clusters, with a unmarried particular person from chosen families) in the next spaces:

Basic demographic knowledge

Socio-behavioral and norms knowledge similar to the most important and minor issues to be addressed in the RSD

Media intake knowledge to lend a hand TDS, PMC, and SIDA information implementation of the RSD and different challenge parts

3. Methods and Sampling Techniques

In their proposals, candidates must supply a map of Liberia–showing all counties and related cities–that displays the proposed sampling body. Applicants should give an explanation for any clustering (grouping of counties) they suggest, or any identifiers for stratification. Proposals should obviously give an explanation for the method for all the following:

Inclusion of counties (degree 1 clustering) or inclusion of all counties (as strata)

Inclusion of main towns (distinct from counties or county clusters)

Sampling plan for all chosen counties (or county clusters) and chosen towns

Sampling plan for settling on a survey respondent

Plan for when respondents are unavailable

Firms should give an explanation for why they imagine their sampling way is a legitimate analysis design. Any proposed clustering must be defined and in accordance with to be had demographic knowledge.

4. Tasks of the Firm

Review just lately finished scenario research and formative target audience analysis studies commissioned by way of TDS and PMC

Review the draft baseline survey created by way of TSD, PMC, and SIDA

Submit a temporary inception document to element ultimate plans for knowledge assortment

Translate the draft baseline survey into suitable native language(s)

Have an good enough collection of Android telephones or drugs to accumulate survey knowledge the use of KoBoCollect. Note that telephones normally accumulate GPS knowledge by way of default, however maximum drugs don’t seem to be GPS enabled. Firms should use apparatus that correctly collects GPS knowledge.

Create a coaching guide, manager information, and enumerator information for assessment by way of TDS and PMC, and file coaching development (i.e., collection of enumerators effectively educated).

TDS and PMC will paintings with the chosen contractor on Human Subjects Protection necessities and moral approval to behavior the endline analysis in chosen areas/districts and wards.

Lead coaching for enumerators with TDS and PMC team of workers supporting.

Pre-test the survey instrument in one neighborhood and if adjustments are wanted seek advice from TDS and PMC.

Collect knowledge and make sure virtual bureaucracy are submitted each and every night time throughout the gathering length. Applicants should proportion a virtual survey account with TDS and PMC, so everybody has get entry to to knowledge on an ongoing foundation.

Supervisors should publish weekly development studies throughout knowledge assortment to element the place they’re, what number of interviews their group tried, what number of interviews their group finished, and many others.

Develop and publish draft technical analysis document to file fieldwork, survey final touch charges (as when put next to unique sampling plan), and any considerations/courses discovered.

Organize a workshop with related TDS and PMC team of workers and different stakeholders to proportion effects from knowledge assortment and the technical analysis document.

5. Deliverables

The company will give you the following deliverables (which can be repeated in Section 6):

An inception document with detailed paintings plan, suitable technique, sampling, timing, roles, and obligations of analysis company. This must be now not than 5 pages.

Local language model of the survey instrument in accordance with the English language survey supplied by way of TDS and PMC. As famous above, we have now already ready an English model of the survey which may possibly require translation and revision throughout coaching.

Training studies which display collection of enumerators and supervisors educated, in addition to coaching guide used throughout coaching and any reference guides for supervisors and enumerators to use throughout subject paintings.

A duplicate of any moral clearance approval from the best native govt government. TDS and PMC have already begun this procedure.

Pre-test effects that display any adjustments which might be required to questions or solutions in the survey. These should be made in all languages incorporated in the virtual model of the survey.

Weekly e mail development studies from supervisors to file survey development.

Correct any severe problems or errors in submitted bureaucracy inside 24-48 hours after company is notified by way of TDS or PMC team of workers.

Draft technical document to file all facets of the survey subject paintings. This will in large part be a compilation of weekly development studies and also will come with a piece on any courses discovered, every other segment on demanding situations with knowledge assortment, and different related data that affects knowledge research.

Workshop with TDS, PMC and different stakeholders to proportion result of the information assortment. This assembly is supposed to proportion details about the method, courses discovered, and demanding situations.

Final technical document which incorporates responses to any TDS or PMC questions or requests for explanation.

6. Duration of the Assignment

The baseline knowledge assortment will continue as described in the desk and timelines underneath:

SeriesDeliverables (see numbered checklist above)Estimated Working Days (5-day week)DeadlineFee Paid

Proposals due to TDS and PMCNoneN/A20 Dec 2022

Contract SigningNone123 Dec 202240%

Planning1-586 Jan 2023

Data Collection6-71527 Jan 2023

Draft Report853 Feb 202340%

Final Report and Presentation9-10510 Feb 202320%

7. Instructions

Interested particular person corporations which can be legally registered in Liberia are invited to publish a suggestion for supply of the task. The submission must come with each Technical and Financial proposals, as described underneath: