Request For Proposals (RFP)
Implementation of the Thogomelo Child Protection Skills Development programme for Reaching Adolescents and Children in their Households (ReACH) project social services workforce
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 Capacity Development & Support (CDS) project with funding from USAID, is implementing the Reaching Adolescents and Children in Households (REACH) project, which aims to improve the well-being of OVCY by mitigating the impact of HIV and AIDS, reducing their risk and vulnerability, and increasing their resilience and likelihood of growing up to be healthy, educated and socially well-adjusted adults. The programme is implemented by home visitors, child and youth care works, social auxiliary workers and social workers, through the provision of comprehensive OVC service package within their households to children aged between 0 to 17 years and their caregivers.
FHI 360 (CDS), seeks a South African legally registered and HWSETA accredited Training Service Provider to provide a tailored non-accredited unit standard aligned Thogomelo Child protection training program. The appointed Training Service Provider will be required to perform the following services:
- Review and adapt the training materials for the tailored non- accredited unit standard aligned Thogomelo Child protection training program.
- Develop the training strategy, and training implementation plan.
- Design pre- and post-training questionnaires to assess improvement in knowledge and skills- to be approved by FHI 360
- Develop and Upload all registration information of leaners into a Training Database
- Conduct pre-training assessment to ensure all learners knowledge, skills and understanding is reasonable to meet the requirements of the training program.
- Provide 2 x Facilitators to conduct each 5-day theoretical and practical training workshops with groups not exceeding 15 participants, for 300 field staff including Home Visitors / CCWs / CYCWs / Auxiliary Social Workers in the selected provinces / districts over a period of two months
- Conduct a 1-day mentorship / training-follow-up workshop for all training participants, 1 month after training to facilitate dialogues with learners to allow learners to reflect on their respective organizational practices and systems around child abuse case identification, referrals, linkages to other services and case management of abused children.
- Develop and administer a process of learner assessment, as this is a tailored non- accredited unit standard aligned Thogomelo Child protection training program
- Provide remedial support as and when required to assist the learners to successfully complete the program.
Team Composition, Qualifications and Competences
The following criteria will be used for the selection of the service provider:
- Legal status recognised to work in South Africa, enabling the organisation to perform the above-mentioned tasks
- Accredited with the HWSETA
- Accredited master trainers /trainers for all modules of the Thogomelo Child Protection and Psychosocial Support Skills Development programmes
- Proven experience in training the Thogomelo Skills Development Programme
- Sufficient number of accredited trainers to perform task successfully
- Ability to communicate in multiple South African Languages specific to the selected training Districts is essential.
- Sufficient experience and operational presence in the targeted provinces
- Good understanding of project management and demonstration of good communication, data presentation and writing
The detailed request for proposals entitled “ReACH Thogomelo Training” is available on the Capacity Development and Support program website http://www.capacitydev.org. Questions relating to this RFP will be accepted until December 07, 2017 at 17h00 and answers posted on the website on December 11, 2017. Questions should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org and ensure the subject line states “Forensic Assessments intervention”.
All proposals should be submitted by email to email@example.com by December 15, 2017, at 17h00 South African time. Please ensure the subject line states “ReACH Thogomelo Training”. Late submissions will not be considered and only selected applicants will be contacted and/or advised of the outcome.