SaveAct and partners are developing support measures for 5 000 savings groups, comprising 100 000 members in six provinces in South Africa. More than 90% are women in underdeveloped regions. Support measures need to be sensitive to gender and climate change and accessible to a diverse range of vulnerable groups. They need to be adaptive and scalable, and capable of being reinforced by remote digital communication with members
A key area of interest for savings group members is the pursuit of sustainable livelihoods.
2. Required focus
As the programme has grown, so has the need to upskill SaveAct and partners’ field teams. Facilitators must use tools to assist savings group members to assess their options and adopt a livelihood pathway plan for themselves and their family.
SaveAct works with asset and capability-based economic and social development frameworks and the livelihoods pathway methodology will be grounded in this kind of framework. WAYSE seeks to provide a safe and reflective space for savings group members to map their personal and community livelihood risks and opportunities, drawing on community-wide asset and opportunity-based plans. The pathway methodology should enable participants to translate this enquiry into realisable actions.
SaveAct seeks an experienced organisation/ service provider that can:
- put forward a methodology that is sufficiently flexible to be applied in pandemic and non-pandemic circumstances;
- enable WAYSE partners to refine and co-create a set of tools that are flexible and relevant to a range of contexts;
- synthesise and test the adapted methodology;
- package the methodology and tools into a user-friendly training guide, accessible to field staff and community-based facilitators;
- co-develop ways of monitoring and measuring the relevance and effectiveness of the guide and its application amongst savings group members;
- conduct a set of multi-day ‘training of trainers’ sessions for field staff.
The proposing party should outline the composition of their team, their qualifications and relevant experiences, motivating why they would be well equipped for the work.
3. Proposed intervention
The service provider will work interactively with a livelihood pathways working group. The work will need to align with and cross-reference/ speak to other support activities that form part of the WAYSE initiative. These include: financial literacy (established), savings group formation (established), asset-based community-based planning (ABCD), food security support and enterprise development work, with an emphasis on localised/ circular economy support.
The work will commence in early February 2022 and will be conducted over a 6-month period. This will include finalising a tested training guide, the training of trainers in two multi-day events in two regions.
If you are interested, kindly submit a 2-3 page proposal, outlining:
- Your experience and why you would be a good candidate for this work
- A proposed plan for how you would do the work
- An estimated work plan with the period and days per step
- An associated budget
- CVs of the team and evidence of statutory compliance, including VAT.
Kindly submit these document by email to firstname.lastname@example.org SaveAct reserves the right not to make an appointment.
For more information please visit, http://saveact.org.za/
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