Request for Applications from South African NGOs to Support Referrals Initiatives for OVC Programmes

FHI 360
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 20 November, 2015
Opportunity type: 
Other

 

Annual Programme Statement (APS)
Request for Applications from South African Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs),
to Support Referrals Initiatives for OVC Programs.
APS Ref No: APS-CDS-14-00002

 
Background:

FHI 360 is an independent NPO serving in more than 60 countries, committed to resolve critical social problems throughout the world. FHI 360 was awarded a five-year Capacity Development and Support Program to develop the organizational management, technical capacity and sustainability of local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and South Africa Government (SAG) departments, in order to sustain an improved, expanded, and country-led response to HIV and AIDS. Its mission is to improve lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions for human development.

FHI 360 seeks applications from South African Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) for grants in support of a two year Supportive Referrals Initiative for OVC Programs. This initiative is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and managed by FHI 360. The aim of the project is to train and mentor OVC partners as they develop context-specific HIV  Testing and Counselling (HTC) services in non-clinical settings  to create an environment with increased opportunities where OVC, their families and communities in PEPFAR Scale Up Districts have access to sensitized HTC and improved referrals and linkages to HIV services.

The goal of the Supportive Referrals Initiative is to increase the acceptance of and access to quality sensitized HTC services to OVC Program beneficiaries (vulnerable children, families and communities) in selected PEPFAR Scale Up Districts in South Africa. The following objectives will contribute to achieving the goal:

  1. To develop capacity of identified PEPFAR OVC Partners on  intensive pre- and post-test counselling to increase the uptake of quality sensitized HTC services through training and mentoring of a cadre of 1000 individuals across the nine OVC partners;
  2. To strengthen referrals and linkages through a continuum of care for OVC, caregivers,  and families in identified communities;
  3. To provide community- based quality sensitized HTC services tailored to the needs of OVC, caregivers, their families and communities as identified by PEPFAR OVC partners.

This opportunity is open to local South African NGOs with strong mobile capacity, interpersonal counselling (IPC) skills, accredited training and the ability to provide supportive mentoring to community-based partners to increase testing at the community level. The NGOs must be able to provide services in the communities and terrain identified by the nine OVC Partners. Up to 3 sub agreement are anticipated through this APS for a period of 2 years (refer to the APS for estimate award amounts).
 
A detailed Annual Programme Statement (APS) entitled “Supportive Referrals Initiative for OVC Programs” may be found at http://www.capacitydev.org. It provides guidelines on the grant application process and details on expected key activities.

Questions relating to this RFP will be accepted until 06 November 2015 at 17h00 and posted on the website on 10 November 2015. All questions should be emailed to cds@fhi360.org and ensure the subject line states “Supportive Referrals Initiative for OVC Programs”.

The deadline for submission of applications is 20 November 2015 at 5:00pm (Pretoria Time), late submissions will not be accepted. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted and/or advised of the final outcome.

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