Request for Bids: National Partner in Zambia and Angola to conduct an Afrobarometer Round 8 Survey

Institute for Justice and Reconciliation
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Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 8 March, 2019
Opportunity type: 
Call for proposals

Afrobarometer is inviting bids from organisations interested in serving as the National Partner (NP) for Zambia and Angola. Under Afrobarometer’s direction, the selected NP will conduct a nationally representative sample survey of the adult population of Zambia and Angola. The successful bidder will further act as the representative of Afrobarometer in Zambia and Angola for the duration of the partnership and will be eligible to participate in Afrobarometer meetings, workshops, and other capacity building and management activities.


Afrobarometer conducts a comparative series of public attitude surveys covering approximately 35 countries in each two-year “round.” Round 8 surveys will take place from 2019. Based on representative national samples, the surveys measure citizen attitudes to democracy and governance, markets and civil society, and a range of related topics. The surveys are repeated on a regular basis to allow comparisons over time and across space.

Afrobarometer is dedicated to three main objectives:

  • Produce scientifically reliable data on public opinion in Africa
  • Build institutional capacity for survey research in Africa
  • Broadly disseminate and apply survey results

The Afrobarometer Network, a consortium of independent survey research institutions based mainly in Africa, implements Afrobarometer comprising of:

  • Core Partners that provide leadership to the Network and technical assistance to NPs on survey management, research design, fundraising, publication, and the dissemination of survey results
  • National Partners in each participating country that are responsible for survey fieldwork and dissemination of survey results at the country level
  • Support Units that provide technical and capacity building support to the Network

The results of Afrobarometer surveys are fed directly into the policy process in order to inform the public debate about democracy, governance, and other policy and development issues. We seek to reach diverse audiences, including decision-makers in governments and parliaments, policy advocates and civic educators, journalists, researchers, donor agencies and investors, as well as average Africans who wish to become better informed.

Further information on Afrobarometer can be found at
Purpose of this request for bids

Afrobarometer is currently seeking a National Partner in Zambia and Angola to implement the Round 8 survey with sample size n=1200 in the country during 2019. At Afrobarometer’s discretion, after formal evaluation of the National Partner’s performance in this round, and subject to the availability of funds for additional surveys, this partnership may be renewed for up to two additional rounds (Round 9, estimated implementation 2021-2022, and Round 10, estimated implementation 2023-2024). Successful applicants will enjoy the benefits of partnership with a network that is regarded as a premier provider of public opinion data in Africa. Membership in the Afrobarometer Network offers opportunities for new partnerships with like-minded organisations across the continent, national and international publication of findings and analysis, and training and capacity building opportunities in survey design and implementation, quantitative analysis, communications, and related skills.

All Afrobarometer surveys are implemented strictly according to the protocols outlined in the latest version of the Afrobarometer Survey Manual, which can be found at:

Interested organisations are advised to carefully review the Afrobarometer Survey Manual prior to submitting their bids, as it outlines the full scope of our protocols and practices, and expectations of partner organisations. In particular, this includes protocols regarding:

  • Sample design
  • Questionnaire development and translation
  • Fieldworker recruitment
  • Fieldworker training and questionnaire pre-testing
  • Data collection and fieldwork quality control
  • Data cleaning and management
  • Analysis and dissemination of survey results

Submission of bids

The deadline for submission of bids is close of business on 08 March 2019.

Bids should be delivered in English by e-mail to: Anyway Chingwete, Afrobarometer Project Manager, Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, e-mail: and Dominique Dryding, Afrobarometer Assistant Project Manager, Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, email:

Questions and requests for additional information can also be directed to Anyway Chingwete at, Dominique Dryding at or visit

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