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Opportunity

For additional information, please review the Request for Proposals (RFP) summary document attached. To access the full information of this opportunity and how to apply, please refer to the below instructions and download the full criteria via the In-Tend portal.

Next Generation is a research programme that gathers data to explore the needs, potential and aspirations of young people globally. The overall aim of Next Generation is defined through 3 strands: 

• Research: Understanding youth attitudes and aspirations 

• Youth Voice: Amplifying youth voice 

• Policy Impact: Supporting better youth policymaking 

The research seeks to analyse the conditions that support young people and allow them to reach their potential as fulfilled, productive and active citizens. Research is initiated in countries that are experiencing a period of significant change, with the purpose of ensuring that young people’s voices are heard, and their interests properly represented in decisions that will have lasting implications for their lives. The research is always completed with a series of recommendations based on supporting policy change. This research has been conducted in countries including the UK, Colombia, Germany, Ireland/Northern Irelands, Myanmar, Sudan, South Africa, Tanzania, Turkey, and Vietnam. We look to see how one or more significant changes or periods of activity – particularly when a number of events or circumstance come together – affects young people’s view of themselves and their place in the world. 

The British Council is interested in understanding the aspirations and opinions of young people in Albania and is commissioning Next Generation Albania, as part of the Next Generation Programme. 

Themes and key areas of research

The study will focus and explore the following topics and themes (the list below is not exhaustive and open to amendment and suggestions from the supplier): 

• Demographics 

• Identity and Values 

• Education and Skills 

• Employment 

• Local and Global Challenges 

• Youth Voice (Political and Civic and Engagement 

• Digital Media 

• Arts and Culture 

• Global Outlook 

The British Council holds a strong commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) as stated in the organisation’s policy and most recent strategy. Next Generation Albania must ensure the adequate and purposeful inclusion and adherence of the British Council’s approach to EDI and contribution to diversity and gender outcomes, through research methods and tools, sampling and data collection, and dissemination of research. 

Supplier Profile 

The British Council is looking to appoint research consultant(s)who possess: 

Research skills and experience:  

• A Strong qualitative and quantitative research track record evidenced by previous projects.  

• Strong experience and track record in developing participatory research projects and capacity building activities with young people.  

• Track record in coordinating large scale research projects including with local suppliers and clients with a range of stakeholders, including clients, advisory boards and young people.  

• Strong and dedicated team with suitable experience and qualifications, including fluency in oral and written English and Albanian (both dialects).  

• Strong experience in conducting research remotely and/or using digital/technological tools and methods 

Stakeholder engagement skills and experience:  

• Knowledge and experience in developing, arranging and leading on a variety of stakeholder engagement activities throughout the research process to inform the research process, in addition to creating interest with relevant stakeholders.  

• Strong experience in conducting stakeholder engagement activities remotely and/or using digital/technological tools and methods.  

• Understanding of how gender and EDI concerns impact field research and experience of selection of target populations to reflect these concerns. 

Local knowledge and expertise:  

• Knowledge and expertise in the political, social, economic and cultural aspects of Albania.  

• Knowledge and understanding of the Western Balkans and its role in regional and European affairs.  

• Knowledge and expertise in the area of youth and youth issues, including around gender, disability and exclusion.  

• Knowledge of and/or already established relationships with networks of local partners, youth groups and youth stakeholders in Albania.  

Other requirements:  

• Offering good value for money  

• Capacity to deliver within the timeframes set out below.  

Outputs and deadlines 

We anticipate the final outputs to broadly include: Datasets; A final report in English; An executive summary; A slide deck of key findings; A number of stakeholder engagement activities as part of the research and dissemination process. 

Tender open on In-Tend: Friday 4th November 2022 

Clarification request deadline: Sunday 13th November 23:59 GMT 

Respond to clarification requests by: Wednesday 16th November 23:59 GMT 

Deadline for proposals: Sunday 4th December 23:59 GMT 

Contract awarded by: Friday 16th December 2022 

How to apply

A full outline of the proposal request, the instructions for responding and evaluation criteria are available as part of the tender opportunity accessible on our portal at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/britishcouncil. The reference code is BC/02676 

You must register an account before you can express an interest in the tender and download the tender pack. 

If you have any queries regarding the In-Tend Host platform, please contact rhea.bhandari@britishcouncil.org