EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
To support Growth through Nutrition in community nutrition Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) activities in SNNPR
Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In Ethiopia and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children - every day and in times of crisis - transforming their lives and the future we share.
Save the Children leads the implementation of the Growth through Nutrition project, USAID's flagship five-year multi-sectoral nutrition and Water and Sanitation (WASH) project which aims to improve the nutritional status of women and children focusing on the first 1,000 days, from onset of pregnancy through child's second birthday a critical period for child development.
The aim this agreement is to establish a partnership where a local NGO (LNGO) will be responsible for supporting Growth through Nutrition's 1000 Day Community SBCC activities focused on the adoption of behaviors and practices that lead to optimal maternal, infant, and young child nutrition.
Period of performance: September 1, 2017 to Sept 30, 2020.
Geographic coverage and woreda targeting: Under this RFP, 9 woredas and 30 kebeles in SNNPR will be targeted by the selected LNGO.
Qualifications: the following qualifications are required for consideration of proposals.
a. Must have active registration ceritificate to operate and work in Ethiopia/SNNPR.
b. Minimum of five years experience in the area of community Mobilization/ Community Conversation, Public Health Communication, and SBCC
c. Demonstrated ability to engage with communities and work within government structures including the Health and Agriculture Extension Programs.
d. Must have a presence in SNNPR and have its community level networks
e. Demonstrated ability to manage donor funds with a minimum of 75,000 USD annual budget. .
f. Have demonstrated infrastructure with sufficient human resource capacity and sound management systems in place to implement the project.
g. Demonstrated ability to establish effective working relationships with local government and community level structures.
h. Excellent references from previous donors within the past three years
If your firm is interested in submitting a proposal, please submit a soft copy directly to the following email address:
July 19, 2017