Call for Expressions of Interest OGP Subnational Handbook


  • To provide a concise guide to Open Government Partnership (OGP) principles, standards and guidelines for state actors and non-state actors at sub-national levels
  • To serve as a go-to reference tool for developing and implementing OGP at the subnational level

Description of assignment

  • To design and develop an OGP implementation handbook as a guide for state actors and non-state actors at the sub-national level. The handbook will further outline:
  • The roles and responsibilities of key state and non-state actors in the open government process at the subnational levels, including private sector, and non-executive bodies such as the judiciary and the legislature
  • The relevance of the OGP Participation and Co-creation Standards to the subnational level and provide tips for effective co-creation
  • A step-by-step guide for developing State Action Plans and operationalising Permanent Dialogue Mechanisms at the subnational level
  • Strategies for managing conflicts and risks of poor implementation or default by implementing states and local governments
  • What works and what doesn’t for subnational OGP implementation – include lessons learnt from subnational OGP implementation of OGP in Nigeria and elsewhere
  • An introduction to OGP uptake at the local government level
  • Advocacy skills for non-state actors and any other relevant information
  • A glossary of commonly used words and expressions, action exercises, text boxes featuring hacks and memorable ideas, and reader-friendly charts, tables and infographics to simplify messaging.

Scope of work
The development of Handbook will cover the OGP advocacy, implementation, and information needs at the subnational level in Nigeria. It is expected that the Handbook will be used beyond the six implementation states of the NOGO project.

The Consultant will commit to be available immediately and complete the assignment within 2 (two) calendar weeks from the time of signing a contract.

Key deliverables

The Consultant will present the final output in form of:

  • Draft copy of an OGP Implementation Guide Handbook.


  • Application and submission guidelines:
  • Interested Researchers (individual consultants) should submit an Expression of Interest that includes:
  • A technical narrative (no longer than 2 pages) describing their understanding of the task described above and how they will accomplish it, including a two (2)-week work plan and samples or links to similar work done in the last three years, preferably related Open government or governance.
  • Their CVs (not more than 3 pages)
  • Two references that can be contacted regarding the quality of their work / past performance

Submission Guidelines
Interested consultants should submit an Expression of Interest to: [email protected] on or before Wednesday 31st May 2023. Only shortlisted applicant(s) will be contacted.

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