Call for Proposals: Residential Therapeutic PSS

Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 10 November, 2017
Opportunity type: 

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 is implementing a short-term intensive residential therapeutic Child Protection Program that seeks to provide post-violence care, legal support and respond to the needs of sexually abused children, particularly adolescent girls. This intervention will be implemented in the three of the five DREAMS districts (eThekwini, COJ and Ekurhuleni), with targets allocated as follows:

Province District Target group Target
Gauteng Ekurhuleni / City of Johannesburg Children <18 150
Caregivers (1 caregiver per child) 150
KwaZulu-Natal eThekwini Children <18 150
Caregivers (1 caregiver per child) 150
Total Children <18 300
Total Caregivers 300

FHI 360 seeks a South African accredited therapeutic service provider in line with the Department of Social Development Policy Framework for the Accreditation of Diversion Services in South Africa, to provide residential therapeutic sessions to 300 children and their 300 caregivers. The Service Provider will be engaged to deliver the following key activities:

  • Participate in the initial briefing meeting where the selected Service Provider will be briefed to initiate the project execution phase.
  • Participate in the orientation / introductory stakeholder meeting with the relevant stakeholders to facilitate the identification and linkage to the project of children that have been sexually abused
  • Conduct a needs assessment and develop an individualized case management plan to ensure the needs of each child are identified and addressed
  • Facilitate minimum least 5 group therapy sessions with a minimum number of 25 - 30 Children + Caregivers per group
  • Develop individual safety plans for implementation post-therapeutic sessions
  • Debrief with FHI 360 to share updates
  • Compile the final project report and presentation

Qualification of Firm /Team composition

  • Be a registered South African non-profit organisation, working in South Africa
  • Be accredited with the relevant professional accrediting body in South Africa
  • Extensive experience in supporting children and their families who have experienced trauma especially sexual violence
  • Ability to work with different sectors and disciplines in the child protection sector.
  • Has the capacity of qualified professionals to provide psycho-social therapeutic counseling to abused children and their parents/care givers / families. These should be registered with relevant professional boards.
  • Ability to communicate and in English and other different local languages is essential.

The detailed request for proposals entitled “Residential Therapeutic PSS is available on the Capacity Development and Support program website
Questions relating to this RFP will be accepted until November  03, 2017 at 17h00 and answers posted on the website on November 06, 2017. Questions should be addressed to and ensure the subject line states Residential Therapeutic PSS.
All proposals should be submitted by email to by November 10, 2017, at 17h00 South African time. Please ensure the subject line states “Residential Therapeutic PSS. Late submissions will not be considered and only selected applicants will be contacted and/or advised of the outcome

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