Western Travellers Intercultural Development: Invitation to Tender – Research Assistant (6 weeks)

Western Travellers Intercultural Development (WTID) – Tuam
Invitation to Tender – Research Assistant (6 weeks)


Western Traveller Intercultural Development (WTID) – Tuam, County Galway is a voluntary organisation funded by the HSE, Community Healthcare West and other departments to address the needs of the Traveller community.

Tender Outline

Western Traveller Intercultural Development (WTID) - Tuam is now seeking tenders from suitably qualified individuals to synthesise a large amount of information into a user – friendly summary document based on three reports.

The HSE through partnering with Traveller organisations provide support to a range of Traveller Primary Health Care Projects for Travellers in Community Health Care West.

One key collaborative initiative is the employment of Travellers who work as Peer Led Community Health Workers (CHWS) across counties Galway Mayo and Roscommon. This allows primary health care to be developed based on the Traveller community’s own values and perceptions.

Over the past number of years a project team has been reviewing this program through three strands namely:

  • Focus on the views of the Community Health Workers,
  • Focus on the experiences and perceptions of Irish Travellers of the programme,
  • A Study of Service Providers in relation to the role of the Peer Led Primary Health Care Programme

This has generated a significant amount of useful information in report form. However in its current format the key messages are not presented in a way that facilitates policymakers in determining the future direction of Traveller health policy.

Purpose of the Job

The purpose of the post of Research Assistant (6 weeks) is to synthesise a large amount of information into a user-friendly summary document based on three reports outlined earlier.

The areas of responsibility are:

  • to synthesise and summarise reports in terms of key issues
  • prepare the Summary Report
  • work closely with Traveller Health Unit Co-ordinator and Principal Research Officer, HSE Department of Public Health and representative from WTID – Tuam

Information to be submitted as part of the tender, should at a minimum address the following elements:

  • Consultant(s) profile; capacity, skills, experience and knowledge
  • Clear, well-defined evaluation methodology and work plan
  • Resource plan for the evaluation tender with the clear pricing structure
  • Current tax clearance details

We are looking for an individual who can demonstrate

  • evaluation experience
  • good research and analysis skills
  • excellent communication skills
  • capacity to deliver a quality piece of work within a tight timescale
  • ability to draft report in plain English and in a succinct way

Fee Proposal

The fee proposal submitted shall be in the form of a lump sum in Euro inclusive of VAT and all expenses. A breakdown of total cost should be provided. The budget for this contract is E4, 000.

Terms of appointment

The contract period shall be for a maximum duration of six weeks and the Final Summary Report to be has been presented to WTID no later than 6th April 2021. Where a group consortium submits a proposal, a lead consultant must be nominated who shall be fully responsible for providing the services required by this brief. On appointment the successful Tenderer shall prepare and agree an Evaluation Framework Plan with WTID. The Plan shall detail all staff to be engaged on the project and shall indicate all tasks to be undertaken against time.

Tax Compliance

It is a condition for the award of this contract that the successful contractor and all proposed sub consultants must be able to produce valid tax compliance details.

Ownership of documents and copyright

All documents produced by the consultant in connection with this appointment and submitted to WTID and will be considered the property of WTID and may be used by WTID at any time, including for other projects, without prior approval of the consultant.

Evaluation criteria

Tenders will be evaluated on the information provided at the time of tender. The successful applicant will be notified the week of 15th February 2021 with immediate appointment.

Unsuccessful tenderers will be notified when the appointment of the successful tenderer has been confirmed.

Submission of tenders

Applications by post or email as outlined below

Proposal must be clearly marked RESEARCH ASST PART-TIME and should be addressed to:
Administration, Western Traveller Intercultural Development, Bru Bride, Tuam, County Galway
Or by email to admin@westtrav.ie

Deadline for receipt of applications is 5 PM on 6th February 2021
Late applications will not be accepted

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
4th Jan, 2021
Tuam, Co Galway
Expiry Date
6th Feb, 2021