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Restricted procedure: Inception review and lessons learned: Innovation activities led by sixteen civil society organizations in Denmark - Denmark

Deadline for applications: 30 April 2019, at 23:00, Danish time 

Innovation is an integral part of Denmark's development assistance, not least with respect to humanitarian assistance and support for civil society development. In 2018, the MFA has allocated 42.863.000 DKK on innovation across sixteen organizations.

An inception Review will be carried out with the following objectives:
1) Carry out a review of the innovation landscape within sixteen Danish civil society. organizations, including how their activities fit in with the wider innovation ecosystem.

2) Provide the MFA and its strategic partners with recommendations to guide the future work stream of humanitarian and civil society innovation.

3) Identify cases from the field that can be turned into stories.

Three workshops will be carried out to facilitate learning:
1) An inception workshop that aims to discuss the approach for the innovation Review

2) A mid-term workshop that aims to highlight initial findings from the Review

3) A concluding workshop aiming to share final recommendations with all participants

The Review is expected to result in a report with recommendations that will set the tone for future innovation activities among Danish civil society organizations and MFA’s role in this.

Methodology: The Review will be based on desk research, a visit to each organization to meet with their innovation focal points, meetings with external partners, interviews with beneficiaries as well as conference calls with the Innovation leads from the multilateral system.

Coordination of the Review: The Humanitarian Team within the MFA will lead coordination of the Review, in close coordination with the Department for Technical Quality Support.
The selected company will be asked to put together a team of three consultants/experts with the following skillsets:

- Expert understanding of innovation and / or social innovation

- Expert understanding of new technology, ideally in a development context.

- Strong communication skills and an expertise in turning findings into compelling stories

- (3 x) workshop agendas and concept notes

- A written report with key findings (no more than 20 pages)

- A presentation with recommendations for the future

Timing: The review is expected to start on the 20th of May 2019 and finish by the 31st of August 2019 with little flexibility on each end.

Budget: The budget maximum is DKK 950,000

Time frame: An estimated 100 working days (total for all three)

Deadline for applications: 30 April 2019, at 23:00, Danish time

The standard application form should be used. Applications not using the standard form may be rejected. Applications received after the deadline shall be rejected.

Download application form here.

Contact point: Humanitarian Team
Name of Programme Officer: Ida Jeng Christensen
E-mail address, Programme Officer:
Telephone of Programme Officer: +45 2052 9967

Criteria for selection:
A minimum of three and a maximum of five applicants with references best suited for this assignment will be invited to submit a tender.

To be eligible to apply, the consultant team will be asked to submit the standard application form. Selected consultant teams will receive the Terms of Reference for the assignment and will be asked to submit a proposal shortly after.