Request for Proposals for MHPSS Technical Expert/Consultant


August 9, 2023

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SEED Foundation with the support of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is implementing the ‘Protecting, Empowering, and Improving the Wellbeing of Adolescents in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq’ program. The aim of the program is to promote well-being and empower and protect adolescents from violence through the creation of modules for adolescent girls and boys to empower adolescents to lead healthy lives, playing a positive and contributing role in their families and communities. SEED Foundation will also develop a storybook for adolescent girls highlighting girls’ real life challenges and experiences and raising awareness about key issues that girls face.

Scope of Consultancy:

The MHPSS Expert will work closely with SEED’s experts throughout all stages of the development of modules for adolescent girls and boys and storybooks. This includes tool creation, assessment, contributing to modules development, designing psychoeducational resources, providing training and capacity building, collaborating with boys and girls, parents, and school staff, monitoring and evaluating the module’s effectiveness.

Applicants would need to be available in August 2023.


SEED expects the consultant to commit to the assignment between August 2023 and February 2024, including remote work and time spent in the Kurdistan Region, if applicable. The consultant must complete the assignment within the timeframe specified.


  • The consultant will work closely with the GBV, education, and CP Technical Advisors, PSS Manager, and collaboratively with Program Directors (remotely or in-person).
  • The consultant will be required to utilize his/her own technology equipment and maintain workable Skype, Google Meet, and email accounts for communication.
  • All materials produced by the consultant during the period of this consultancy will belong to SEED.
  • The consultant must sign SEED’s Code of Conduct, and abide by all provisions of these policies for the duration of the consultancy period.
  • The consultant will need to travel to areas of program implementation within the KRI.


Please submit the following before August 9, 2023, at 5:00 PM Iraq time:

  1. Letter outlining experience including:
    1. Any work with the KRG on education and module development.
    2. Any organizations or donors for which you have provided similar services or have implemented similar projects for.
    3. Timing and availability (number of hours per month),
    4. Commitment and interest to the work outlined in this RFP.
    5. Daily rate in USD.
  2. Resume/CV no longer than three pages (As an annex to the technical and financial proposal form including evidence of experience and Bank details).
  3. Technical and financial proposals should be submitted by e-mail to SEED Procurement and Logistics Department through the email by the date stated above. This RFP in no way obligates SEED Foundation to award a contract, nor does it commit SEED Foundation to pay any costs incurred.

For more information about evaluation and scoring please find the table below:


Your proposal will be evaluated based on the following criteria:



Weight (%)

  • Education


Advanced degree in education, social work, psychology or other field relevant to the scope of the assignment.



  • Knowledge and Experience


Five years or more of experience within the GBV and protection field. Experience within the Middle East or Iraqi context on MHPSS issues is strongly preferred.



Strong experience in developing materials and modules for adolescents.



Previous experience working with KRG



  • Language Skills


English, Kurdish, and Arabic



  • Total Cost


Daily rate, please note that the prices should be in USD.



  • Availability to do the work


Availability to implement the RFP and their milestones



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