TENDER : Proposal Development Consultancy AT Save the Children, Rwanda, DEADLINE : 04-12-2016

Consultancy Terms of Reference
Proposal Development

Background
Save the Children (SC) is the world’s largest independent child rights organization, underpinned by a vision of a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. Our mission to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.
To expand its area of intervention, SC has recently completed INGO registration in Burundi. The Rwanda CO is responsible for supporting all fundraising efforts for the new Burundi Program. This support is provided by the team in Kigali as well as the Child Protection in Emergencies Specialist Consultant based in Bujumbura. The focus to date has been on completing legal registration and in positioning SC as a response actor. Since SC is newly registered in Burundi, its interventions there have focused on capacity building of local partners in the area of child protection, participating in coordination meetings at national level, and establishing key contacts in the humanitarian and donor communities. Now that the registration has been obtained SC wants to approach donors in Burundi and kick start its interventions for the benefit of Burundian children, starting from supporting children and families who have been affected by the pre- and post-election upheavals which started in April 2015. The initial program focus will be on child protection and if successful could potentially expand to other sectors such as education, health, and nutrition. To secure funding and enable the start-up of field operations on the ground the Rwanda CO is hiring a consultant to assist with a number of ongoing and projected funding opportunities from ECHO, UNICEF, UNHCR and other donors.

Consultancy objectives
Reporting to the Program Development and Quality Director, and working with the Business Development Manager and Director of Operations for Save the Children International in Rwanda as well as Child Protection in Emergencies Specialist Consultant based in Bujumbura, the consultant will lead the proposal writing process for new funding opportunities in Burundi. It is expected that work will be completed from Kigali with regular contact with the SC representative in Burundi.

Scope of service
Specifically the consultant will undertake the fallowing actions
a. Familiarize with the emergency and Child Protection contexts in Burundi
b. Search more details about funding opportunities released by ECHO, UNICEF, and UNHCR
c. Lead design and write-up of at least 3 proposals and/or concept notes in response to the calls released by the donors above, in collaboration with the SC staff mentioned above

Deliverables
- Development of 3 full proposals and/or concept notes according to the requirements and templates of the prospective donors and SC.
Deliverable Days Timeframe
Developing a proposal on ECHO 5 By December 12th 2016
Developing 2 proposals (to be confirmed with PDQ team) 10 By December 22rd 2016
Total Days = 14

Time-frame
The expected duration of the assignment is 14 working days, in December 2016.

Working modalities
The consultant will be based in the SC Rwanda Country Office in Kigali with frequent online communications with the Child Protection in Emergencies Specialist Consultant based in Bujumbura, relevant SC staff members and other partners as relevant.

Child Safeguarding and non-discrimination
We work with children, communities and governments all over the world and we believe in the right person for the job regardless of where you come from and how you identify yourself. We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with children are considered for these posts. All successful applicants will therefore be required to provide a Police Clearance and must sign onto our Child Safeguarding Policy and organizational Code of Conduct.

Qualifications
 Understanding of political, funding and sociocultural landscape in Greatlakes region and Burundi in particular, with regards Child Protection. Understanding of the context in other development areas such as Education, Health and Nutrition would be an asset
 Previous experience of successful resource mobilization/fundraising
 Demonstrate experience in proposal development for institutional donors, UN agencies , including log- frame development and budgets – including in emergency contexts
 Knowledge of refugee emergency programming contexts
 Previous experience in working with Save the children an asset
 Fluency in French and English required

Payments modalities
The prospective consultant will outline a budget in her/his application, mentioning his daily rates, VAT inclusive, wished payment modalities. Transport and communications needed for the assignment will be provided by SC.

Application requirement and procedures
The applicants will submit an Expression of Interest, mentioning why they are suitable for the assignment, prior relevant experience and budget/payment rates. They should also submit their company/consultant registration certificate and no-debt RRA clearance certificate. Complete applications should be submitted to HR-Rwanda@savethechildren.org not later than December 4th, 2016.
Please mention Proposal Development Consultancy as subject of your mail.
*Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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TOR Proposal Dvt 2016624890fa773d4ecfb53ba97730c132c6.doc

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