Request For Application

Grant Applications

July 16, 2021

Request for Expressions of Interest – Training on Adolescent Boys and Young Men Global Fund Grant Program Revision

Deadline for applications: 29/07/2021; 16:00

Term: 16/08/2021 – 31 March 2022

REFERENCE NUMBER GLO02REQ02633

  1. INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND

The South Africa Global Fund Country Coordinating Mechanism (GF CCM) is responsible for leading the implementation of HIV and TB programmes funded by the Global Fund (GF) to Fight AIDS and TB in the country. The GF CCM has selected the three PR (Principal Recipients) which are AFSA, Beyond Zero and NACOSA to implement programmes for Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYWs) with the Male Sexual Partners (MSPs). Where there are AGYWs, there is also Adolescent Boys and Young (ABYMs) that require services too. The PRs coordinates grants’ execution through sub-recipients (SRs), service providers and consultants as the main implementers.

The implemented services aim to effect risk reduction, behavior change and empowerment for both AGYWs and ABYMs to make healthy choices. AFSA, Beyond Zero and NACOSA invites interested party experienced in working with ABYMs to apply to be considered as ABYM Technical Assistant Service Provider to all implementing partners at various sub-districts. Technical Assistance support shall cover 12 local municipalities from various districts listed in Table 1.

The service provider will increase capacity for implementing teams, collaborating departmental stakeholders and community stakeholders in a manner that is both independent and sustainable over the long term.

Table 1: South African Sub-Districts where Global Fund ABYM Program is Implemented

Province District Subdistrict
Mpumalanga Ehlanzeni District Municipality City of Mbombela Local Municipality
Mpumalanga Gert Sibande District Municipality Govan Mbeki Local Municipality
Eastern Cape Oliver Tambo District Municipality Nyandeni Local Municipality
Eastern Cape Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality Nelson Mandela C Health sub-District
Free State Thabo Mofutsanyana District Municipality Dihlabeng Local Municipality
Free State Thabo Mofutsanyana District Municipality Setsoto Local Municipality
Limpopo Sekhukhune District Municipality Fetakgomo-Greater Tubatse Local Municipality
Gauteng City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality Tshwane 1 Health sub-District
North West Bojanala Platinum District Municipality Rustenburg Local Municipality
Western Cape City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality Klipfontein Health sub-District
Kwa-Zulu Natal King Cetshwayo District Municipality City of uMhlathuze Local Municipality
Kwa-Zulu Natal Zululand District Municipality AbaQulusi Local Municipality
  1. SCOPE OF WORK

The successful candidate will be responsible for the following services:

Focus Activity Deliverable Timeline
1.    Project Coordination Develop and submit a project plan for technical support to strengthen ABYM program implementation including models that empower boys and young men during grant period. Once off – 30/09/2021
2.    Team Management Identify and coordinate relevant team to support with facilitation – as guidance by the PRs Ongoing
3.    Rollout of ABYM Technical Support Support and advise for Sub-Recipients in the implementation of:

Men Health Drive (Biomedical Layered Services)

  • HIV, STI and TB Management Services
  • Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Demand Creation
  • Community-based Adolescent-friendly Services targeting boys
  • PrEP Initiation and PEP for boys who are Sexual Assault Survivors
  • ABYM Sexual Reproductive Health Rights
  • Mental Health Support
  • Adherence Clubs

Men as Change Agents (Behavioral Modification Interventions)

  • Youth leadership and Community Involvement
  • Substance Use
  • Condom Use, lubricant programing and delayed sexual debut
  • Social and Behavioral Change Communication
  • ABYM Boot camps
  • Parent-Child Communication

Structural Interventions

  • Gender Based Violence, Media Violence and Cultural Norms
  • Community Health Services like Men’s Health
  • Care and support of ABYM heading families
  • Support on services like Social Grants, IDs, Academic Support, home visits
  • Career Guidance & Return to school programs
  • Ngena 1&2 Literacy for In School ABYM
  • Teen Parenting and Co-parenting
  • Employability, Job Preparedness and Sustainable Livelihoods
Ongoing
4.    Documentation Develop pre-and-post-assessment surveys / exercises for participants All Trainings
Produce a detained reports on the outcomes of each trainings – report to include: overview on the demographics of participants, results from pre-and-post assessment surveys/exercises, narrative on level of participation, and recommendations for programme implementation and sustainable relationships per sub-district Ongoing
Keep and update an organized record of key documents for administrative and auditing purposes Ongoing
  1. REPORTING

The Service Provider will be accountable to the Programme Manager at the AIDS Foundation of South Africa (AFSA).

  1. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
  • Service Provider to have Legal status (Registered Certificate) recognized to work in South Africa, enabling the organisation to perform the above-mentioned tasks.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver quality products at a reasonable cost.
  • At least 5 years’ experience working on issues related to ABYM HIV Prevention, Sexual and gender-based violence, gender and sexuality, HIV/AIDS and TB related work
  • Good administration and project management ability.
  • At least 5 years’ experience working on issues related to ABYM HIV Prevention, Sexual and gender-based violence, gender and sexuality, HIV/AIDS and TB related work.
  • Analytical English writing skills and ability to synthesise complex information and issues.
  • Proven experience in stakeholder engagement; including government, civil society and community workers.

Only submissions that meet the technical specifications in all aspects as stipulated in these terms of reference will be considered.

  1. SUBMISSION OF BIDS

 Interested companies should submit a bid by email only, and include:

1 Cover Letter
2 Detailed quotation for the work including any value for money benefit offered as part of the bid
3 Company profile (including CVs of Trainers)
4 B-BBEE certificate
5 Company Registration Certificate
6 SARS Tax Clearance Certificate
7 Letter from a financial institution confirming banking details
8 Completed and Signed Declaration of Interest
9 Two (2) examples of previous similar work
  1. EVALUATION CRITERIA 
ELEMENT Maximum Score
Professionalism of bid and compliance with bid specifications 10
At least 5 years’ professional experience of professional experience in the field of ABYM Program implementation including Training and Development 10
Demonstrated ability to deliver quality products at a reasonable cost 10
At least 5 years’ experience working on issues related to ABYM HIV Prevention, Sexual and gender-based violence, gender and sexuality, HIV/AIDS and TB related work 10
Proven experience in stakeholder engagement; including government, civil society and community workers 10
Total 50

Applications must be signed, dated and emailed to the following address: [email protected]

Deadline for applications: 16h00 on Thursday, 29 July 2021

  1. CONTACT DETAILS

Please direct your requests for information and questions/queries to: Ms Nomvelo Phungula, Program Manager: Global Fund Programme. Contact email: [email protected]

Please refer to our website, www.aids.org.za for regular updates on frequently asked questions.

 This term of reference is issued on behalf of principal recipients for the Global Fund ABYM program by: AIDS Foundation of South Africa, (RF) NPC.

 AIDS Foundation of South Africa, (RF) NPC.

135 Musgrave Road, P. O. Box 50582, Musgrave, Durban 4062, South Africa.

Telephone +27 31 2772700 Fax +27 31 2012584 E-Mail: [email protected] Website: www.aids.org.za

 Non Profit Company registered under Companies Act 71 of 2008, Registration: NPC No 1988 007 144/08. NPO No 003-464 NPO.

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