The purpose of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to solicit proposals for funding from prospective consultants to support FHI 360’s implementation of the Mobile Solutions Technical Assistance and Research Program (mSTAR), funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Award No. AID-OAA-A-12-00073.
Data literacy is the foundational vocabulary and basic understanding of data concepts. As the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) works in an increasingly digital world, we and the people we work with have more exposure to digital tools and the data these tools produce. Yet data applications in development are not easily communicated or understood. How is open data being used in development and what are the limits? What’s the difference between data dredging and data mining? What are neural nets? As a health specialist, what do I need to know about interoperability?
mSTAR is currently supporting USAID’s Development Informatics (DevInfo) team, part of the Center for Digital Development in the Lab, to seek a consultant to design accessible resources to improve the data and digital literacy of USAID staff, and to translate lessons learned into useful products. This scope of work will create resources for non-specialists on essential data concepts that can be applied in the Agency’s work toward doing development in a digital world. The consultant will work with the DevInfo team, which works to improve USAID’s investment in and use of information and communication technology (ICT), and provide technical support and resources that help the Agency create more valuable data for programmatic decision making.
For additional details regarding the scope of work and specific submission requirements, please refer to the attached documents under the “More Information” section of this posting. Please note that incomplete submissions will not be evaluated.
About the Organization
FHI 360 is a global development organization with a rigorous, evidence-based approach. Our professional staff includes experts in health, nutrition, education, economic development, civil society, environment and research. FHI 360 operates from 60 offices with 4,400 staff in the U.S. and around the world. Our commitment to partnerships at every level and our multidisciplinary approach enable us to have a lasting impact on the individuals, communities and countries we serve–improving lives for millions.