The Black Sash: Terms of Reference - Materials Developer

The Black Sash
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Monday, 9 June, 2014
Opportunity type: 
Other

The Black Sash seeks a service provider for the development of a Community Monitoring and Advocacy training module, monitoring tools and materials, to resource community organisations to monitor, analyse and engage in advocacy for improvements and reform in service delivery, particularly in relation to the Black Sash Hands off our Grants Campaign.
 
Background to the Project
 
The Black Sash is committed to the strengthening of civil society organisations, in particular the cohort of 270+ community-based organisations that work in partnership with the Black Sash, to know and understand their rights, to monitor infringements and to conduct effective advocacy for the realisation of human rights.
 
In April 2012, our Community Monitoring and Advocacy Project (CMAP) alerted the Black Sash to the fact that a large number of social grant recipients were experiencing unprecedentedly high levels of deductions and debits from their social grants. Social grant beneficiaries are often left with little or no grant money after such deductions. In the months since then, the Black Sash and partners have collected extensive evidence across the country that points to the abuse of the beneficiary data base by Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) and its holding company, Net 1, a company with subsidiaries involved in sale of micro-loans and advanced airtime and electricity.

The Hands off our Grants Campaign is the Black Sash and its partners’ response to this violation of Section 27 rights, in particular social security. Click here for more details.

Objective of Project

This capacitation project, funded by CIDA’s Capacity Building Technical Assistance Facility, is designed to build the capacity of the Black Sash regional team and CBO partners to develop the materials needed in our work. These materials should build on existing resources and knowledge, and advance our education and advocacy strategies.  They are intended for use by Black Sash staff and our partners in their engagement with CBOs and community networks, to stimulate local action and advocacy to improve public service delivery, with a particular focus on debit deductions as part of our Hands off our Grants Campaign.

Deliverables

The service provider is expected to deliver in terms of the following schedule:
 

  Task Milestone Dates for delivery No of days
1. Design and produce plans and materials for a three-day materials development capacitating workshop working together with Elroy Paulus and Lynette Maart of the Black Sash. The workshop is to be held from 23-25 June in Cape Town.  (All workshop logistics will be managed by the Black Sash national office.) To be completed by 19 June 2 days
2. Work closely with participating Black Sash and CBO staff in the development of draft materials during the workshop and produce a workshop report. Workshop:
23-25 June
Report due:
27 June
4 days
3. Work closely, in an action learning process after the workshop, with nominated Black Sash and CBO staff in the development and production of (i) monitoring tools and case study templates AND (ii) a Community Monitoring, Case Work and Advocacy training module, including tools and materials.
 
First draft to be submitted for feedback by 9 July.
Second draft to be submitted for feedback by 23 July.
Sign off on materials by 28 July.
10 days

Time and Duration: 16 days are allocated to the delivery of the service. The project must be completed by 31 July 2014.
 
Payment: We will offer fees of R2 500 per day, and payment will be made following successful delivery of tasks against each milestone and the presentation of an invoice.
 
Contact us: Interested service providers should send a letter expressing their interest in, experience and skills for this project and a short CV to jacques@blacksash.org.za.
 
Names and contact details of three referees that can attest to the quality of materials development work and a sample of relevant materials should be attached.
 
Due date: 9 June 2014
 
For more information about the Black Sash, refer to www.blacksash.org.za.

Location: 
South Africa

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