Call for Proposals: Promoting Sexual Reproductive Health Rights, Focusing on Child Marriage and FGM in Tanzania

Deadline: 16 November 2015

Terre des Hommes Netherlands (TdH-NL) is inviting non-governmental organisations (NGOs or CSOs) with the required framework to submit full proposals on : Promoting Sexual Reproductive Health Rights, Focusing on Child Marriage and FGM in Tanzania.

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Expected Outcomes

It specifically aims to address the following outcomes:

  • Children at risk of child abuse / violations of SRHR and children who are victims of child abuse / violations of SRHR claim their rights
  • Families and communities protect children from child abuse and violations of SRHR
  • Government protects children from child abuse and violations of SRHR by making and adequately implementing laws and policies
  • Law enforcement agencies convict abusers of children
  • Civil society organisations protect the rights and best interest of children (specifically children vulnerable to child abuse / violations of SRHR)

Types of Activities

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  1. Rescue of children involved in child marriage, provision of treatment and temporary shelter, with involvement of social welfare, police, hospitals and other NGOs/CSOs, school support and vocational training.
  2. Training of police, district, village courts and ward tribunals, social workers, district ward and village child protection committees to strengthen district referral and monitoring systems, linking in with community based child protection structures.
  3. Counselling of children at risk, victims of child marriage, teenage mothers and their families/parents/guardians.
  4. Awareness creation events held in community and schools on SRHR, child marriage, harmful traditional practices, teenage pregnancy and reporting mechanisms
  5. Advocating for legal and public policy measures aimed at eliminating child marriage, including changing the legal age of marriage to 18 years for both girls and boys, and ending FGM; advocacy for the implementation of national action plans for child protection such as the NCAP OVC II, Law of the Child 2009, the Education Act and SOSPA, e.g. through existing or by developing new judiciary protocols.

Geographical focus

The following areas in Tanzania are eligible for funding: Shinyanga and Mara Region.

Duration and budget

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  • The initial planned duration of a project should be 33 months, starting on 1 April 2016. Contracts will be entered into on yearly basis; the first one to cover 9 months (1 April – 31 December 2016).
  • Depending on the project design, the budget ranges from EUR 350,000 to EUR 450,000 for the full duration of 33 months.
  • The budget for the first 9 months should not exceed EUR 110,000 for 2016.

Key Dates

  • Review and shortlisting will be done by TdH-NL on or before 15 December 2015
  • Deadline for shortlisted applicants to answer questions raised: 15 January 2016.
  • Final selection will be done by TdH-NL on or before 7 February 2016
  • Partner contracts for the first 9 months of the project will be signed latest by 1 March 2016.
  • Projects will start on 1 April 2016.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicant as well as (if applicable) co-applicants need to be fully registered in the country of implementation i.e. Tanzania.
  • Applicant as well as (if applicable) co-applicants need to demonstrate a successful track record in addressing child abuse and / or violations of SRHR in Tanzania.
  • The proposal needs to show a coherent programmatic approach.
  • The proposed project needs to be based on the Theory of Change with related outcomes.
  • This call is open to organisations to apply independently as well as in a consortium / in partnership (i.e. more than one applicant). If an application is made as a consortium, the applicant should as the consortium lead clearly state how the project will be managed and should indicate a clear role for each partner. The appointment of a consortium coordinator position is recommended, to be included in the management costs.

How to Apply

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Send your proposal via email with subject heading: Promoting SRHR Project Proposal [+ name of (lead) applicant]. Include all required attachments / annexes available on the website.

For more information & to apply, please visit the official website of Terre des Hommes.