Plan Malawi, the Executing Agency for the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council’s (WSSCC’s) Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) in Malawi, invites suitably qualified firms and organisations to submit expressions of interest in the role of Sub Grantee (SG) for the GSF grant programme in the country.
Sub-grantees are the primary agents that implement the programme of activities that have been set out in the Country Program Proposal funded by the GSF, with the purpose of contributing directly to achieving the objectives of the GSF.
The overall objectives of the request for funding from the GSF is to support Malawi in achieving its goals in reducing open defecation, increase access to improved sanitation, coverage and use of safe hygiene practices; thereby contributing to the agreed national targets and the MDGs.
The $5 million/5 year GSF programme in Malawi will consist of five components, namely:
1. Decrease in open defecation, increased use of improved sanitation and promote use of safe hygiene practices in rural districts with the lowest baseline and investment.
2. Sanitation and hygiene promotion campaigns.
3. Capacity development of local district government, civil society, and private sector.
4. Support in planning of implementation of sanitation and hygiene promotion activities at district level
5. Documenting of lessons learnt from GSF programmes, which will contribute to improved programming for coordination and scaling up.
Focus Districts and TA’s
The Programme targets 6 districts in Malawi with high levels of open defecation, low access to improved sanitation and low investment in sanitation and hygiene namely Chikhwawa, Balaka and Phalombe in the southern region, Ntchisi and Nkhotakota in the central region and Rumphi district in the northern region. Proposal for the districts of Balaka and Pholombe are not accepted in this funding round.
This call for proposal only focuses in 5 districts with a maximum implementation period of two years. Proposals might cover the whole target population in one district or a percentage of the target population.
The program delivery will involve the use of development approaches outlined below to achieve the objectives of the CPP.
- Community Led Total Sanitation
- Sanitation Marketing
- Equity and Inclusion
- Citizen Action Initiatives
- HIV and AIDS Mainstreaming
Last date for submission of proposals is October 22, 2011. For more information, visit this link.