Call for Proposals – Tanzania
Twaweza East Africa has entered a partnership agreement with the Equality for Growth (EfG) organization to support EfG’s organizational development plans including developing a five-year strategic plan. It is against this background that Twaweza and EfG invite interested candidates to express interest in developing EfG’s strategic plan as explained in these terms of reference. The successful candidate will be mainly responsible for writing the strategy and co-facilitate the process with two senior staff from Twaweza.
About Equality for Growth (EfG)
Equality for Growth was founded in 2008 with the aim of empowering of women in the informal sector. EfG was created to address the multi-faceted problems faced by women in the informal sectors, at the intersection of discrimination driven by class and gender. Since its inception, Equality for Growth has been implementing a unique model designed to promote agency among market women in Tanzania. Addressing the twin aspects of economical and political empowerment, the model provides short-term results and successes as well as the building blocks for sustainable change through citizen-driven institutional reform.
It is against this background that Twaweza East Africa in partnership with Equality for Growth is seeking expressions of interest from qualified consultants to develop a five-year strategic plan for Equality for Growth.
Purpose and scope of the assignment
The process of developing a five-year strategic plan for EfG will adopt a participatory approach involving participants to be identified by EfG. The process will include:
- Context and problem analysis: Synthesizing the current problem situation and making future projections on how the situation will look like if the problem/s remain unresolved.
- Reflections on the EfG’s past: What worked well (successes)? What did not work well (failures and lessons)? Why is EfG best positioned to contribute to solving the identified problems?
- Developing the high-level strategy elements: Revisiting the vision and refining the mission statement; reflecting on organizational values; developing strategic goals and drafting broad outcome statements.
- Developing other elements of the strategy: Articulating the theory of change including key approaches/activities/initiatives; developing a monitoring, evaluation and learning framework; organizational structure, staffing and budgeting; risk analysis and mitigation strategies.
This assignment will be co-implemented with two senior Twaweza staff. They will serve as facilitators to the strategy workshops while the successful candidate will be mainly responsible for compiling and drafting the strategic plan document. The consultant will also be responsible for translating the strategy into Kiswahili. At the minimum, the application materials should enable reviewers to establish the consultant’s relevant qualifications including but not limited to:
- Experience in developing Strategic Plans for similar entities (Include samples and contact references with your application).
- Excellent communication skills including workshop facilitation in English and Kiswahili Language
- Knowledge and/or experience in gender/feminism, women’s rights, and movement building, among others.
- Forward-looking, innovative and passionate about women’s rights.
- Wider knowledge of various societal topics particularly current affairs at the national, regional, and international levels and the role of NGOs.
How to apply?
- One-page cover letter.
- Two-page expression of interest to be submitted separately for technical proposal and financial summary (consultant/s fees only for the duration stated) proposal.
- Two-page CV highlighting relevant experience only.
For more information on the specific tasks, read the full terms of reference here