Request for Proposal for Social Work Expert Consultancy

  • Added Date: Wednesday, 02 June 2021
  • Deadline Date: Wednesday, 30 June 2021

**Program Overview

To address the critical shortage of skilled social work professionals in the KRI, which reduces the scope for effective prevention programs and reduces access to quality services for those at risk of GBV, SEED will work with a public university in Kurdistan Region to strengthen its undergraduate social work program through revision of the curriculum, addition of new content and materials, and training for faculty. SEED will work closely with the faculty members at the university to strengthen the curriculum through the development of additional content, including on gender, gender equality, GBV, and psychosocial support, adapting global resources to the local context and needs.

SEED will also work with the public university to strengthen the supervised practicum component of the undergraduate program to ensure that students have quality placements which better prepare them to serve those at greatest risk in the community after graduation. To support the faculty to teach the new components of the curriculum, to maximize the effectiveness of teaching, and to supervise students on placement, SEED will provide training on content and interactive teaching methodologies, and on supervision. Should COVID-19 restrictions prevent international travel or in-person planning meetings, these can take place through video conferencing technology with training to take place once restrictions are lifted.

Objective of Consultancy

SEED seeks a social work expert to conduct a needs assessment including: 1) interviews and focus group discussions with faculty and students; 2) review of the social work program curriculum; and, 3) review of the supervised practicum. The expert shall provide a report of recommendations in each of the three areas.

Expected Outputs and Deliverables

  1. Inception Report: FGD and KII methodology and review of SEEDโ€™s assessment tools.

Estimated Time to Complete: 3 days

Date: June 1, 2021 โ€“ June 3, 2021

  1. Conduct assessment that includes:

  2. 6 focus group discussions and 12 key informant interviews

  3. Review social work program curriculum

  4. Review supervised practicum.

Estimated Time to Complete: 15 days

Date: June 13, 2021 โ€“ July 1, 2021

  1. Submit a report of findings and recommendations for faculty staff, social work program curriculum, and students

Estimated Time to Complete: 5 days

Date: July 11 - July 15, 2021



In accordance with the requirements above, the consultant is expected to commit to the assignment between June and July 2021, including remote work and time in the Kurdistan Region if applicable, as requested by SEED. The consultant must complete the work within the agreed timeframe.



  • Advanced university degree in social work or another related field.


  • A minimum of 5 years of experience.

Proposals will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  1. Education 15 Points

Advanced degree in social work, or other fields related to the scope of the assignment 15%

  1. Knowledge and Experience 20 Points

Evidence of experience working with public/private universities in developing and enhancing social work curriculum, in addition to working with teachers on capacity building such as professors of educational institutions. 15%

Practical expertise in designing and applying FGDโ€™s and other data collection tools. 5%

  1. Language Skills 15 Points

English required, and Kurdish and Arabic a plus 15%

  1. Technical Proposal 15 Points

Proposed methodology for carrying out this assignment 15%

  1. Financial Proposal 35 Points

Total cost 35%


This vacancy is archived.

Recommended for you