FHI 360 is an independent non-profit organization serving in more than 70 countries, committed to resolve critical social problems throughout the world. Its mission is to improve lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions for human development. FHI 360 was awarded a five-year, USAID-funded Capacity Development and Support (CDS) program to develop the organizational management, technical capacity and sustainability of local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and South Africa Government (SAG) departments, to sustain an improved, expanded and country-led response to HIV and AIDS. FHI 360, through the USAID-funded CDS program, seeks to appoint a contractor to support the Department of Basic Education (DBE) to develop an implementation plan and revise key documents that will support the application and implementation of the National Policy on HIV, STIs and TB.
The contractor will be engaged in the following key activities:
- Management and coordination of the development of the implementation plan and the alignment of related key documents;
- Compilation of an abridged version of the new DBE National Policy on HIV, STIs and TB to enhance its accessibility, dissemination and implementation;
- Develop an implementation plan for the National Policy on HIV, STIs and TB, with specific details and an outline of the critical steps to be taken in implementing high-quality, well‐considered activities and programs; and
- Review, revise and align key documents related to the new National Strategic Plan on HIV, TB and STIs, 2017-2022 and DBE National Policy on HIV, STIs and TB.
Qualification of Firm /Consortium
- Legal status recognized to work in South Africa, enabling the organisations to perform the above-mentioned tasks;
- Proven track record and work experience in: the basic education life skills programme sector; the child health and HIV and AIDS, STI and TB sector; producing and finalising documents of national significance; working in a policy development environment with the South African Government especially the DBE; and managing projects with multiple deliverables within a short space of time.
Team Lead Qualifications
The team for this assessment will consist of a team lead with defined technical expertise, a mix of consultants that will provide varying technical and subject matter expertise, and support staff. The lead must have: A Master’s degree in Education, Social or Health Sciences/Developmental Studies related fields; proven experience in HIV and AIDS, TB and STI programming within the South African public health system; strong project management skills, with the ability to plan, organize, coordinate and implement work inputs from several partners and manage the simultaneous delivery of multiple outputs; extensive experience in policy development and supervision in the education and health related fields; the ability to work accurately under pressure and maintain a high standard of professionalism; previous experience working with South African government departments; computer literacy and excellent report writing skills; knowledge of the Public Finance Management Act and preparedness to travel to all provinces and possession of a valid driver’s license.
The detailed request for proposals entitled “RFP to support the development of a costed implementation plan on the DBE National Policy on HIV, STIs and TB for Learners, Educators, School Support Staff and Officials in all Primary and Secondary Schools in South Africa, and review and align relevant documents” is available on the Capacity Development and Support program website http://www.capacitydev.org
Questions relating to this RFP will be accepted until September 27, 2017 at 17h00 and posted on the website on October 02, 2017. Questions should be addressed to email@example.com and ensure the subject line states “Development of DBE Costed Implementation plan”. The deadline for submission of proposals is 17h00 on October 05, 2017. Late submissions will not be accepted. Only selected applicant/s will be contacted and/or advised of the outcome.