Project Background

Social Impact is implementing a two-year USAID-funded Ethiopia Organizational Development Activity (ODA). ODA’s goal is to provide continued support of the Mission’s Organizational Objectives of creating Mission of Leaders and support the Leadership Behavior Charter established by the Mission to include design and facilitation of both Mission-wide and team-centric events and activities; data collection and analysis of leadership values, behaviors, and goals; and individual, team, and executive coaching services.

USAID has requested that ODA conduct the Ethiopia 101 course: an informative 40-hour course designed to provide US Government staff working in Ethiopia with the foundational grounding in the historical, social, and economic features of Ethiopia, and current political and developmental challenges and opportunities. To successfully implement this course, ODA will bring together a team of recognized researchers and experts on Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa region to offer a wide range of perspectives on Ethiopia’s complex historical, social, and political fabric.


Service Explanation

Given the dynamic and evolving sociopolitical and economic context in which the Mission operates, it is critical that Mission staff have the requisite historical and contextual understanding of Ethiopia in order to:

  • Prepare them for working in Ethiopia in a culturally sensitive manner, particularly as they engage with government counterparts and partners.
  • Improve cross-cultural understanding and team building between Foreign Service Officers and Ethiopian Foreign Service Nationals.
  • Develop a level of understanding required to design and manage the implementation of evidence based and contextually grounded development programs.

ODA will be responsible for the coordination and quality assurance of the course, ensuring that highly qualified lecturers deliver dynamic, and engaging sessions, including the use of multimedia resource materials.

SI requests that all bidders examine the specific requirements contained in this revised Request for Proposals (RFP) and prepare responses pursuant to the terms of this RFP. Answers to questions related to the RFP are available in this document. The deadline to submit proposals is April 25, 2022. Please refer to the revised RFP for a detailed documentation of project background and scope of work. Please also use this Budget Template when submitting the proposed budget.


Points of contact:

Nalini Ramlogan, [email protected]

Daisye Rainer, [email protected]

Anika Gallo, [email protected]