The HIF is a globally-recognised programme leading on the development and testing of innovation in the humanitarian system. Established in 2011, it was the first of its kind: an independent, grant-making programme open to the entire humanitarian community. It now leads the way in funding, supporting, and managing innovation at every stage of the innovation process.
The HIF both funds and equips our grantees and their partners to manage innovation. This means we go beyond funding to enable our grantees’ progression along their innovation journeys through the provision of innovation management support, tools, resources and bringing together networks. Where needed, we also facilitate bespoke support for grantee projects. These innovation projects can look very different- whether products or processes, whether at problem recognition, invention or scale stages, and may be ‘high tech’ or include no technological aspects at all.
This Digital Support Provider will support grantee projects which have a focus on or include elements of digital technologies as part of their innovations. Technology brings immense potential to the area of humanitarian innovation with the ability to increase reach, value for money, efficiency, effectiveness and even impact of humanitarian response, however its use in emergency contexts still encounters many barriers. With this knowledge, we seek to support our grantees working with digital solutions to understand how their digital solutions align with the Principles for Digital Development, and to provide concrete recommendations for increased alignment and therefore best practice for the community of practice.
Please read our Terms of Reference for more details.
The Principles for Digital Development are a tool to help realize that full potential of information & communication technologies. They offer nine specific best practices, each with a set of guiding questions, resources, and project lifecycle applications including:
The Digital Support Provider should have the knowledge, skills and experience to assess digital solutions’ alignment with the Digital Principles, provide tailored recommendations and support to the grantee teams utilising the solution(s), and offer general key considerations to help inform others in the humanitarian community who wish to adopt these digital innovations in future.
The overall objective of this work is to assess digital solutions’ alignment to the Digital Principles, provide tailored recommendations to the innovation grantee teams utilising digital solution(s), and offer general key considerations to help inform others in the humanitarian community who wish to adopt these digital innovations in future.
The key activities for the Digital Support Provider to deliver are as follows:
The timeline of this work will be driven by individual project need and ability. We expect the work can begin immediately following contracting, and can be spread over the year according to the timelines and flexibility of project teams. Work should be completed by end of February 2022, however may finish earlier dependent on the engagement plan/timings.
Financial offers should exclude applicable UK VAT but include any taxes that overseas suppliers may be liable for outside the UK. Please indicate if you/your company is VAT registered and where.
Please provide your financial offer for the work (key activities outlined above). There is approximately £10,000 GBP available for this work.
Please note that payment is linked to satisfactory completion of the activities set out in this ToR.
The application deadline is 12:00 GMT on 25/03/2021. We will not be able to consider incomplete proposals or proposals submitted after the deadline.
Please submit proposals FAO Angela Francis via email to email@example.com with the email subject line ‘Digital Support Provider – [your name]’.
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