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About Tanager

Tanager, an ACDI/VOCA affiliate, is an international nonprofit that brings people together at the table, on the ground, and across supply chains to co-create economic and social opportunities that change lives. Working closely with our partners, we align interests to expand market access and unlock the full potential of shared market opportunities that result in reliable supply chains, stable incomes, healthy families, and resilient communities. Established in 1993, we work with the ACDI/VOCA family of companies to make agriculture work better for people. We offer a focused and diligent team of locally based experts and international advisors who work with our partners to reach common goals.

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Project Overview

The Impacting Gender & Nutrition through Innovative Technical Exchange in Agriculture (IGNITE) mechanism is a five-year investment funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and implemented by Tanager to improve household nutrition and women’s empowerment by strengthening African institutions’ ability to integrate nutrition and gender into their way of doing business and their agriculture interventions.

IGNITE is supporting its clients through client decision focused research to test and learn how the design and implementation models within their agricultural programming is impacting on women’s empowerment, gender equality and improving nutrition. IGNITE has also engaged four local service providers (LSPs) based in Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Ethiopia as part of its sustainability to build the capacity of these organizations and work with these LSPs to co-deliver technical assistance to our clients across the four countries

Assignment Overview

Tanager is seeking a firm or individual consultant to summarize different study findings that will be documented and packaged in summarized versions of “key highlights and recommendations.” The consultant will oversee preparing a one-page snapshot or maximum four-page brochure is highly recommended.

In addition to this the firm or individual consultant will be tasked the following:

  • Prepare a plan for dissemination during the Research Summit to be reviewed and approved by Tanager. The plan will include details of the Research Summit’s activities, clear key performance indicators / metrics indicative of outreach and finally key deliverables.
  • Demonstrate understanding of IGNITE’s and the Research Summit’s objectives, by defining communications objectives and scheduling at least 1–2-hour virtual/physical consultation meetings or interviews with IGNITE staff
  • Develop and execute a communications timeline (to be approved by IGNITE)
  • Coordinate documentation of all research dissemination products (including designing posters, brochures, and key messages) to be used pre, during, and post-summit
  • Coordinate in consultation with IGNITE staff key branding considerations for all deliverables including communications protocols guided by the IGNITE award (as well as donor approved communications). The consultant is responsible for correct branding of all research related printouts to be used during the summit
  • Provide key resources (labor, materials, etc.) to support the execution of the dissemination plan and the tasks spelt out in the terms of reference/SoW
  • Organizing for translation of all summary reports and other research outputs into French
  • Supervising the rapporteurs during the event, checking the quality of notes taken on each day, advising the note takers how to handle breakout discussions, and using the notes to develop the summit report.
  • Completion of a final report summarizing the event’s engagement (to include pre, during, and post content), outreach, and key lessons learned for IGNITE to consider in the future


TANAGER anticipates issuing a Firm Fixed Price to an Offeror based on the deliverables below.

  • Dissemination Plan
  • Summarized Reports
  • Research study slides: 16 Point slides of about 30 – 60 slides
  • Mixed method in-depth studies: 4 Word documents of 40 -70 pages
  • Gender analysis studies: 12 Word documents of 25 – 40 pages
  • Formative assessment: 3 Word documents of about 40 pages
  • Summarized Monitoring and Evaluation Reports
  • Formatted and designed summarized reports
  • Formatted reports printed and ready to use during the event
  • Conference Notes
  • Post-Conference Final report

Request for Quotation: Communications Consultant: Research Summaries, Messaging, and Documentaries for IGNITE Research Summit





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