Tshikululu Social Investements: Flagship Programme Operating Model Documentation

Tshikululu Social Investements
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Monday, 6 January, 2020
Opportunity type: 
Call for proposals

Tshikululu Social Investments is South Africa’s leading social investment manager, providing a comprehensive service for private sector entities, including the Anglo-American Global Foundation, the FirstRand Foundation and Discovery Fund, undertaking comprehensive community grant making.

Tshikululu focuses on identifying and partnering with champions of social change within the education, health and social development sectors, to greatest effect.
On behalf of the Discovery Fund, Tshikululu Social Investments NPC (hereafter referred to as Tshikululu) wishes to appoint a Service Provider to document the implementation model of the Safe Travel to School Programme, a flagship programme of the Discovery Fund.
These terms of reference describe the scope and basic requirements of the exercise.

Background and rationale

The Safe Travel to School (STTS) Programme was formed in 2014 as a partnership between Discovery and Childsafe. The primary objective of the STTS Programme is to make roads safer for school children travelling to and from school, by reducing the number of school transport vehicles involved in road accidents. This is achieved by implementing a series of interventions such as driver monitoring, training and incentives to develop a cohort of safe, road safety-aware school transport drivers. The STTS Programme also has a second objective, which is to make schoolchildren, educators, parents and caregivers aware of road safety.
The programme is currently being implemented in the Western Cape (WC) with great success. There are presently over 800 drivers on the programme, with a target of 1200 drivers by 2020. Collectively, around 18 000 children are being transported to school safely.

Purpose and objective

With Discovery Insure as the holder of the intellectual property of the programme and Childsafe, as the technical advisor, the programme is now ready to be expanded into additional Provinces. For this purpose, Tshikululu Social Investments is requesting proposals from parties who are able to document the Safe Travel to School Model. This formal write-up of the programme model will enable new implementing partners to replicate the programme in additional Provinces.

The exercise should document the elements below:

  • The components that make up the programme;
  • The process flow (dependencies, roles and responsibilities, assumptions) attached to each
  • component;
  • The cost of each element;
  • Data management processes;
  • Key person competencies;
  • The personnel requirements needed for each element;
  • The stakeholders that need to be in place for successful implementation; and
  • Determine the success factors for the programme.


  • A project plan should be provided to demonstrate when the key activities will be taking place, as well as the expected delivery dates of key project deliverables.
  • Service Providers should also provide a budget breakdown of what they will be doing.
  • A profile (or CVs) of the team should be provided along with references, and examples of previous work.
  • The successful Service Provider will commence the project in March 2020 including design, fieldwork, interviews, data analysis, draft report and final presentation and report.

Expertise required

The Service Provider should have a proven track-record of conducting similar types of projects.

Role and responsibilities of Tshikululu Social Investments NPC

Tshikululu is responsible for the following:

  • Providing the Service Provider with background information relating to the programme.
  • A brief and an introduction of the Service Provider to the key stakeholders of the programme.
  • Provide all necessary programme documentation required by the Service Provider.




1. Proposal deadline

6 January 2020

2. Proposal assessment completed

17 January 2020

3. Service Provider approval

27 February 2020

4. Contracting process

End Feb 2020

5. Anticipated start date of activities

01 March 2020

6. First draft of report presented to Steering Committee for comment and feedback.

11 May 2020

7. Final report

18 May 2020

Dates related tasks 4-7 will be finalised with the selected Service Provider.
Contractual arrangements
Tshikululu Social Investments is responsible for contracting the Service Provider and paying for the
professional fees.
Contract award criteria
Tshikululu welcomes proposals from Service Providers or consultants who meet the requirements set forth in these terms of reference. Proposals should include an introduction and a motivation on why they are qualified and capable to undertake and complete all aspects of project described in these terms of reference.

Proposals will be assessed against the following criteria:

1. Quality of proposal

  • Relevance of the proposal the challenges to be addressed
  • Clear work plan with realistic milestones
  • Clear deliverables

2. Details of Service Provider

  • Professional expertise;
  • Resources and skills of the team;
  • Experience in model documentation and process design;

3. Cost

  • Reasonable and competitive

Completed proposals, together with supporting documents, should be sent to Ms Dipalesa Mpye, Social Investment Specialist, Tshikululu Social Investments, on DMpye@tshikululu.org.za
Please submit all proposals no later than 6 January 2020. Proposals received after the closing date will not be considered.

Please email your applications to: careers@tshikululu.org.za

Tshikululu reserves the right not to award this contract, in whole or in part.

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal

For more about Tshikululu Social Investments, refer to http://tshikululu.org.za/

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