eC2: Capacity building in support of weather, water and climate services in Mali and Niger

Deadline: 04-Feb-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The World Bank is one of the implementing partners of the Climate Risk and Early pexels-photo-831890.jpegWarning Systems (CREWS) initiative and through the CREWS initiative provides complementary technical assistance to the national hydrological and meteorological services of Mali and Niger in capacity building and institutional strengthening for national weather, water and climate services, early warning system. The World Bank is looking for a qualified consulting firm (incl. universities or similar institutions) to deliver technical assistance with this regard.

The overall objective of this assignment is to strengthen the capacity of the national hydro-meteorological services of Mali and Niger. More specifically, the consultancy has four main objectives: (a) Provide guidance for strengthening technical and human capacity of all relevant stakeholders in Mali and Niger; (b) Provide tailored short courses to strengthen the technical capacity of the technical experts of the national hydrometeorological services in Mali and Niger; (c) Provide guidance on the communication and awareness raising for effective weather, water and climate services in Mali and Niger; and (d) provide guidance on investment planning and public-private services for effective weather, water and climate services in Mali and Niger.

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Educating Girls, Ending Child Marriage

Every day, 41,000 girls marry before they are 18 years old. That’s 15 million girls every year. While child marriage can happen to both boys and girls, in most places around the world, the practice mostly affects girls.

Girls like Nafissa* (not her real name), from Niger.

“I stopped (going to) school in order to marry,” says the young teen, “It was because of people’s mentality and their prejudices. I was married during a school break and, before I could return, I became pregnant. After that, I never returned.”

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eC2:Niger Delivery of water treatment options and behavioral interventions

Deadline: 10-Apr-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) Waste water plant

The World Bank is seeking to hire an experienced and qualified social marketing organization to (i) deliver chlorine inputs to about 150 selected rural villages in Dosso (22), Maradi (69), Zinder (41), Tillabéri (31) and Tahoua (35); (ii) adapt and implement behavioral supports for water treatment/ chlorine use designed in collaboration with the World Bank (iii); deliver training around sanitation behaviors in a sub-set of the villages where the intervention will be implemented. The intervention will take place in approximately 150 villages in and is expected to start in June 2017, at the end of the Ramadan. The assignment will be part of a WASH pilot intervention to augment the World Bank Niger Safety Nets project.

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eC2:Support to urban fecal sludge management (FSM) in Niamey city

Deadline: 31-Jan-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)waste water treament

More especially, the study is expected to help: (i) update the business model and review proposed PPP options for sludge collection and treatment; (ii) strengthen the capacity of the city of Niamey as granting authority and as regulator for sludge management; (iii) strengthen the capacity of the local private sector to participate in the sludge management business and to provide services according to the improved regulatory and management framework; and (iv) public relations and communications program to consumers and stakeholders to support the strategy.
The consultant will work in close collaboration with all actors involved in the fecal sludge management for the city of Niamey. The consultant will be available to the multi-sectoral steering committee organized for the purpose of this activity to advice the group.

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eC2: Impact Evaluation WASH and Cash Transfer in Niger

Deadline: 04-Jan-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The World Bank is seeking a firm to prepare and undertake baseline data collection for awater long-term impact evaluation survey in Niger. The survey is a large-scale and complex survey. The sample will include approximately 3,500 households. The instruments will include a household survey that will be provided by the World Bank team and will include anthropometrics measurement of children under 5 years of age and water quality testing.
Baseline data is expected to be collected in approximately 150 villages in Dosso, Maradi, Zinder, Tillaberi and Tahoua. The data collection is expected to take place in late February/ early March 2017.

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eConsultant2: Feasibility study of PV hybridization of diesel-based mini-grids in Niger

Deadline: 13-Jul-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The assignment output is expected to inform the Government of Niger, NIGELEC and the AfricaWorld Bank for the design of a World Bank-financed project component that aims to hybridize with PV and expand access to electricity in some of the existing micro-grids (centres isolés) operated by NIGELEC in throughout Niger.
The selected consultant firm will conduct a phased feasibility study of the potential options for hybridization and expanding access to electricity (households, businesses, etc.) of these mini-grids. Options for hybridization may include PV and options for storage capacity during night hours (batteries or diesel). After a first screening of the potential of the mini-grids to be hybridized and agreed technology option, the Consultant will conduct the feasibility studies (including demand assessments) of the selected mini-grids.

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Sahel Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases

On June 11, the Board of Directors of the World Bank approved the Sahel Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases, involving a total of $121 million. These funds are split between Burkina Faso ($37 million), Mali ($37 million), Niger ($37 million), and ECOWAS ($10 million).

The goal of the project is to increase access to and use of harmonized community-level services for the prevention and treatment of malaria and selected neglected tropical diseases in targeted cross-borders areas in participating countries in the Sahel region.

These goals are to be achieved through the following three components:

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Sahel Women’s Empowerment and Demographics Project

The development objective of the Sahel Women’s Empowerment and Demographic Dividend Project for Africa is to increase women and adolescent girls’ empowerment and their access to quality reproductive, child, and maternal health services in selected areas of the participating countries, including the recipients’ territory, and to improve regional knowledge generation and sharing as well as regional capacity and coordination. Continue reading