Triggerise is an organization that uses its digital platform called Tiko to motivates users – primarily young women and adolescent girls – to make positive choices. We use nudges like reminders, discounts, in person and digital follow-ups, and reward points to encourage our users to access and use healthy products and services. We also support them in becoming entrepreneurs and adding value to their economies. Triggerise’s reward points can be used to redeem products and services at local shops, or as subsidies to cover the cost of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services, removing the cost to access for the users, who are primarily 15-24 year old adolescent girls and young women (AGYW).
Triggerise has operations in the following countries either by having offices or by working through local partners in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, India, Burkina Faso and South Africa.
Triggerise is looking to source a firm to conduct mystery clients and client exit interviews at Tiko clinics and pharmacies across a number of markets. These exercises shall assist Triggerise to monitor and evaluate the quality of services provided at the clinics and pharmacies, monitor potential fraudulent and risky behaviour and ensure compliance with the service process for Tiko services.
The areas of operations in the countries relevant to this scope of works are the following;
- Kenya (16 counties i.e. Nairobi, Kisumu, Mombasa, Machakos, Homa Bay, Kisii, Kilifi, Bungoma, Siaya, Migori, Vihiga, Busia, Kakamega and Nakuru)
- Ethiopia (Addis Ababa and Bahir Dar regions)
- Uganda (Kampala and Arua regions)
- India (Meerut, Lucknow and Jaipur)
- South Africa (Mbombela)
- Burkina Faso (Ouagadougou, Manga and Bogo-Dioulasso)
Firms can also make partial applications covering the countries of operations and either of the services i.e. mystery client and/or client exit interviews. Preference will be given to providers able to meet the whole scope.
2. Scope of Work Client Exit Interviews (CEIs)
The firm will offer routine Client Exit interviews (CEIs) for selected facilities on the platform as will be provided by Triggerise from time to time. The ideal consultant will provide the following services;
- Conduct CEIs at facilities within the countries and regions highlighted above.
- The assigned auditor/interviewer will position himself or herself outside the facility and interview our target users (15 – 24-year-old AGYW) exiting Tiko facilities (clinics and pharmacies) and evaluate metrics (as specified by Triggerise) regarding service delivery in those facilities. The assigned auditor shall seek to interview up to 10 users per day per facility.
- The assigned auditor will then interview the users for a period not exceeding 15 minutes and collate the responses for the purposes of analysis.
- Triggerise shall notify all facilities to expect auditors carrying out a survey outside the facility regarding Tiko. The auditors shall also identify themselves after visiting the facility and provide a highlight of the questionnaire in the format Triggerise shall provide;
- The interviewer shall identify themselves to any clients walking out of the facility and in the age bracket of our users and confirm if they have been served under Tiko. Thereafter, the auditor shall administer the questionnaire. The auditor shall not interfere with the normal operations at the facility.
- The auditor shall also observe and provide comments on activity level at the facility, average service period per user, signages and any other relevant program information; and
- Provide a report with an analysis of the information gathered and provide insights on the trends observed.
The draft questionnaire is attached here.
Mystery clients services (MCS)
The firm will offer routine mystery client services (MCS) for girls between the ages of 15-24 years of age. The ideal MCS will provide the following services;
- Provide MCS visits within the countries and regions stated above.
- The MCS will provide verification of specific suspicious activities which will include assessment of general compliance to agreed terms in the Letter of Agreement (LOA) and/or Code of conduct (COC) with the actors. They will also check for exploitation of the system restrictions or gaming of the Tiko platform.
- Assess the experience and quality of the entire client user journey for the users to get learnings and identify potential areas of improvement. The assessment areas will be based on the below touch points along the client user journey:
Step 1: Enrollment
The MC will assess the assisted mobilization and self-enrollment pathways:
The MC will get linked to the mobilizer using mobile numbers or mobiliser locations which Triggerise will provide. The MC will assess the:
- Ease of reaching a mobilizer, their level of cooperation and check if the mobilizer has a badge or any organization branding when they meet;
- Enrollment process by the mobilizer through low-tech and/or no-tech pathways;
- Mobilizer knowledge of the offers/products/services;
- Effectiveness of the age verification as done by the mobilizer;
- Adherence to the code of conduct such coercion or misleading information on the offer;
- Potential mobilizer malpractice such as collusion with providers or retailers, use of client miles through gaming of the system or misleading clients;
- Youth friendliness of the mobilizer;
- Information given on location of a provider or actual escort to a provider by the immobilizer.
The MC will attend Triggerise activation events or visit social media platforms and assess:
- The ease of access to the self-enrollment instructions or information;
- The actual self-enrollment experience and process including messages delivered to the girl;
- The possibility of client gaming the system at self-enrollment with checks for gender, age, multiple phone numbers;
- The ease of finding exact provider location of service providers for services.
A schedule of the Triggerise activation events and the social media platforms will be provided by Triggerise during project set-up.
MC will also make observations on the entire enrollment experience including the effectiveness of various messages received from the platform.
Step 2: Use
The MCS will assess the experience and quality of services offered at providers i.e. a clinic or pharmacy. The MCS will assess:
- Ease of finding a provider within the community through the mobilizer
- The ease of identification of the provider through branding and signages
- The youth friendliness of the clinic i.e. staff attitude at the clinic, promptness of service provision, privacy and promptness of services checked as time taken at the clinic
- Quality (duration) of counseling services provided
- Accuracy of the provider information on various contraceptive services
- Advice by the provider on various contraceptive side effects
- Age verification by the provider
- Overall customer experience
- Verification of service and product provided (clinic & pharmacy level) after provision and validation of services
- Potential malpractice such coercion, misleading information, charging by the provider for services, collusion with mobilizer and/or retailer
The MCS will also make observations and document the experience and support of the system through SMS messages.
Step 3: Rating
The MCS will assess the ease of rating the provider on the system. They will also confirm the effectiveness of the messaging on the importance of rating along the entire user journey including reminder SMSs or mobilizer reminder or provider reminder
Step 4: Spend
The MCS will assess:
- The ease of finding a retailer/trader/shop by either the use of the text code (to be provided) or provider advice or mobilizer advice on the location of the retailers
- The ease of identification of the retailer through branding/signages
- The proficiency of the trader in exchanging miles for products
- The time taken to complete the transaction at the traders
- The correct pricing of products exchanged for miles
- Potential collusion between the trader and /or mobilizers and providers
- The overall experience at the trader including the attitude of the trader, product variety
The MCS will assess the overall support of the system in improving spend of miles at the traders including SMS.
Step 5: Refer
The MCS will assess the ease of referring peers on the platform. This will include an assessment of the effectiveness of the awareness strategies such as SMS, mobilizer messaging and provider messaging.
- Reporting; gather all the data received by the mystery clients for quality control including checking for outliers, provide insights and conduct an integrity check.
Data collection (Both CEIs and MCS)
Monthly survey reports (MCS and CEIs) – The reports must be insightful to assist in program improvements and risk management.
Monthly (First week of subsequent month)
Compiled raw data for internal checks and validation
Detailed report with analysis supporting the findings and conclusions in the report.
4. Technical Requirements
The qualified firm should exhibit the following:
- Demonstrate experience and expertise of similar assignments with Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) including how the firm intends to manage interactions with users who are mostly young.
- Provide an activity plan (project plan) of actions to achieve the objectives of the assignment, specifying budgeted hours, timelines and sequence for its consultancy procedure and level of staff to be assigned;
- Incorporate CV’s of the proposed professional staff of the core management team proposed for the engagement and the authorized representative submitting the proposal. CVs should demonstrate relevant experience of dealing with similar surveys within organizations similar to Triggerise.
- List of current and past clients where the bidder has conducted mystery client/shopper and client exit interviews experience along with the name of the organization, contact person, designation, and a contact number, nature of services and length of the appointment for at least three (3) International non-governmental organizations.
5. Evaluation Criteria
Proposals will be evaluated in two parts. The experience, technical proposal and financial quotation shall bear 70% of the total marks while the references and financial capacity shall bear 30% of the total marks.
- Proposals should make clear about the relevant skills, experience and capacity of the participant, in respect of this particular TOR.
- Proposals must contain the details of the proposed approach to be adopted in order to deliver the service in accordance with the TOR.
- Proposals should clearly indicate whether or not bid participants have the capacity to meet the requirements of the TOR.
- Proposal should clearly indicate compliance with the appropriate data protection, privacy, legal, social, tax and ethical issues applicable to the country
Experience, Skills and Ability
a) Past experience in similar work of this nature.
b) Team member experience (accompanied by brief CV’s).
c) The ability of the bidder to fulfil TRIGGERISE’s requirements
Technical Approach and Execution Plan
a) Proposals must contain the details of the proposed approach to be adopted in order to deliver the service in accordance with the TOR.
a) Proposals should clearly indicate whether or not bid participants have the financial capacity to meet the requirements of the TOR based on the previous value of similar works done e.g. by sharing copies of recent audited financial statements.
a) Did the bidder submit at least three relevant and contactable clients that were serviced in the past 36 months.
a) Proposals should clearly indicate whether or not bid participants have the capacity to meet the requirements of the TOR.
Total Weight: 100
6. Proposal submission guidelines
Firms and individuals are invited to submit proposals for this engagement. Proposals should include the contents below and not exceed a maximum length of 15 pages, excluding annexures (budget and summary profiles of proposed personnel).
- Cover page: Summary with basic information such as names, address, contact information, proposed budget, etc.
- Capacity statement: A brief capacity statement as to why your firm and the team you are proposing is well positioned to undertake the engagement
- Qualification to the scope of work: Any qualifications that you may have regarding the scope of work
- Proposed approach: Your proposed approach to delivering on the scope of work requirements
- Proposed personnel – The qualifications of the proposed qualifications and their experience.
- Work plan: proposed work plan with tasks, responsible person/s and timeline
- Budget: Total budget envelope required to deliver the work (in Euros), and line-item breakdown of direct costs and overheads
- References of similar engagements undertaken by the firm in the last 5 years
The submission must be clear, concise, and complete. Applicants should submit only such information as is necessary to respond effectively to this request for proposals. Unless specifically requested, extraneous presentation materials are neither necessary nor desired.
How to apply
Applications/submissions are requested to submit their tender/application documents (technical & financial) proposals to Triggerise via mail email@example.com. by end of day 10th December 2021 (EAT).