CALL FOR PROPOSALS: DEVELOPMENT OF INFORMATION, EDUCATION, AND COMMUNICATION MATERIAL FOR THE INCLUSION OF PERSONS WHO LIVE WITH DISABILITIES

Ref: SID04REQ00283

Closing date:  23h59 on 19 July 2021

Background

The AIDS Foundation of South Africa (AFSA) is a Durban-based NGO that acts as an interface between Donors and Community Based Organisations (CBO’s) working in the HIV/AIDS sector by placing donor funds with strategically selected CBOs, in South Africa, and providing them with ongoing, technical support & capacity building.

The AIDS Foundation of South Africa (AFSA) is undertaking a process of developing information, education, and communication (IEC) material for its programme that addresses the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and HIV related needs and challenges of persons who live with disabilities (PWD). This programme aims to ensure the inclusion of PWD in the 95.95.95 HIV Cascade and the various parts of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) region. Precisely, the SDGs that relate to health and wellbeing, education, growth and employment, inequality, and data collection and monitoring of the SDGs.

Disability is a cross-cutting issue in the response to HIV and therefore calls for broader social, cultural, and economic development that is person-centred, is disability-inclusive and addresses the unique barriers that are encountered by people with disabilities - in particular women and girls with disabilities, and people living with HIV.

It is upon this background that AFSA wishes to appoint a service provider to lead the development of disability friendly IEC material that addresses the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and HIV related needs and challenges of persons who live with disabilities (PWD) in the Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) region.

REQUIREMENTS FOR A SUCCESSFUL SERVICE PROVIDER:

  • The appointed applicant /organisation /firm is required to lead the overall development and design of the IEC material.
  • Proven record of developing diverse disability friendly IEC material in the Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) region.
  • Demonstrate capacity to facilitate and lead the development IEC which is not only country specific but follows a universality design approach
  • Must be able to facilitate and lead ongoing capacity support on disability issues in the Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) region
  • Has a clear understanding and leading PWD inclusivity issues in the ESA region
  • The Service Provider must be a registered entity.
  • Must have been operational for at least three years.
  • Use funds following the contractual agreement and maintain accounting records in accordance to standards agreed in writing with AFSA;
  • Submit reports outlining training deliverables and all financial implications
  • Good project and people management skills and the ability to deliver within time frames as reflected in the work plan; and
  • Excellent writing skills in English
  • Able to produce the 1st draft of all material by 30 July 2021

Exclusions

  • Requests for salaries, rent, overhead costs
  • Facilitation fee for external facilitators
  • Hotel accommodation and air travel

Email detailed and costed proposals with the reference: SID04REQ00283 to SexRightsAfricaNetwork@aids.org.za. Please use the same email for any queries that you may have.