Purpose of CFP: Providing evidence base analysis is a part of UN-Habitat’s COVID-19 response. To this regard, an implementation partner is sought to support surveys to clarify problems caused by COVID-19 in Nairobi, Mombasa and Kampala.


  • Town/City: Nairobi, Mombasa and Kampala
  • Country: Kenya and Uganda

Estimated duration of project in calendar months: 1 month

Maximum proposed value in US$: 130,000


The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) is the United Nations agency for human settlements and sustainable urban development. It is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. Leading efforts to advance UN system-wide coherence for sustainable urbanization, UN-Habitat is playing a key role implementing the Goal 11 of the Sustainable Development Goals adopted in September 2015 as well as the New Urban Agenda (NUA) adopted in Quito, Ecuador in October 2016.

Furthermore, UN-Habitat is responding to a growing volume of requests from both national and local governments to help them prepare for, prevent, respond to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, and focusing on three major response areas to tackle COVD-19.

The purpose of this call is to provide urban data evidence based, mapping and knowledge for informed decision making by generating and integrating community data to shape local responses, map emerging hotspots, reorganize informal markets and transport hubs, and urban utilities in accordance with COVID-19 response of UN-Habitat. 

Main Activities and Outputs

The primary components of the implementation requirements are surveying impacts of COVID-19 on solid waste management, urban mobility and living environments in vulnerable areas. The implementation partner is expected to work closely with communities to ensure an effective implementation under the COVID-19 pandemic.

The planned activities include questionnaire survey regarding solid waste management and urban mobility to clarify changed before/after COVID-19, and vulnerability mapping in Nairobi, Mombasa and Kampala.

Main activities are as below:

  • Household Survey: It includes shortage of PPE, hygiene education, public notice/information, community-based activities against COVID-19, housing quality, mobile-phone/smartphone ownership ration, waste water and storm condition near residents, food security, house hold economy, how to access the information in relation to COVID-19 and others.
  • Mapping: Mapping of public facilities includes handwashing, toilet, water supply, health facility, market, school, community center. The mapping indicates location of the public facilities, but building footprints are not necessary. To minimize the study workload and survey period, efficient tool like Kobo Toolbox are considered to use as information platform and utilize past asset of GIS data and inventory.
  • Accessibility Analysis: Survey access to water and sanitation services using the SDG 6.1 and 6.2 framework. If possible, comparison facility number and location to resident density of surroundings, and relation between crowded facility and COVID-19 cases occurrences are studied.
  • Transit hub survey is conducted at transit hub like bus stop and/or matatu stop near informal settlement by field survey and hearing on changes before and after COVID-19 such as preference on usage of public transport and ride frequency.

Expressions of Interest should contain but need not be limited to the following:

  • Overall background of the institution/s in the area of surveys and analysis for informal settlements in Nairobi, Mombasa and Kampala;
  • A short conceptual proposal on how to implement survey effectively in a limited time and how to utilize existing data applicants have. This survey is expected to complete as early as possible (two and a half months) to minimise the impact of COVID-19.
  • Survey Method
  • Expected outcomes and deliverables (draft questionnaire)
  • Area covered including basic information (population, size and location)
  • Timeline and work plan
  • Copy of the organization statute;
  • At least two consecutive years financial statements;
  • Proof of certification as a non-profit organization
  • Indicative Budgets

Selection Criteria

  • The implementation partner should show previous experience in the area of analysis and survey in informal settlements of Nairobi, Mombasa and Kampala. (40%)
  • The implementation partner should have offices in Kenya and Uganda for effective survey implementation. (20%)
  • Validity of indicative budgets and area covered (20%)
  • Quality of survey methodology in the proposal (20%)

Overall Timeframe

The work outlined in this EOI should completed by 31st January 2021.

Submission Requirements and Guidelines

Expression of Interest must be delivered in electronic format no later than 28th December 2020 to and copying, and



  1. Interested Organizations must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (brochure, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc).
  2. The CFP and accompanying documents must be received in accordance with instructions provided. CFP submitted to a different email address other than the specified one will not be considered.
  3. CFP from applicants failing to provide the complete information to fulfill the basic eligibility criteria will be considered non-responsive.
  4. CFP received after the above deadline will not be considered
  5. Organizations will be selected in accordance with the procedure set out in the UN-Habitat IP Management policy and Standard Operating Procedures.
  6. CFP from applicants failing to provide the requested information will be disregarded.
  7. This CFP does not entail any commitment on the part of UN-Habitat, either financial or otherwise. UN-Habitat reserves the right to accept or reject any or all Proposals without incurring any obligation to inform the affected applicant(s) of the grounds.
  8. All prices must be in USD