Call for Consultancy for the Development of the Project Training Manual Project Title: “Girls Empowerment in Agro ecology and Permaculture” GAPE

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Call for Consultancy for the Development of the Project Training Manual Project Title: “Girls Empowerment in Agro ecology and Permaculture” GAPE

  1. Background

Sexual and gender-based violence is prevalent in Tanzanian with women and girls being the main victims of such. Nearly 40% of them have experienced physical violence in their lives and 25% are victims of sexual violence from the age of 15 years according to the Demographic and Health Survey and Malaria Indicator 2016. 44% of married women experience physical and sexual violence from their husbands. These rates are even higher in rural and less educated areas. Faced with this situation, the Ministry of Health and development donors are stepping up programs to combat gender violence year after year. French Embassy funded a project in 2017 and 2018 to enhance access to justice for victims of sexual and gender-based violence and to sensitize parliamentarians on the need to amend the Marriage Act, which allows at the moment the marriage of young girls from the age of 14 (Project DEFI – FSPI 2017-19).

However, many studies in recent years agree that the fight against gender violence, to be effective, must be accompanied by the economic empowerment of women, without which women face processes of “re-victimizations”. This is one of the key lessons learned from the implementation of the DEFI Project and it is also one of the key messages that the Gender Donor Group in Tanzania, chaired by UN Women, has again passed on to the Ministry of Health at its yearly meeting in January 2019.

In Tanzania, more than 14 million people (26% of the population) live below the poverty line and 60% of the female population lives in extreme poverty. In addition, subsistence agriculture alone accounts for 80% of women’s jobs. In fact, while agriculture still provides nearly 77% of jobs in the country, the sector supplies only 25% of gross domestic product (GDP). The feminization of poverty is thus a real challenge in Tanzania and is particularly concentrated in the agricultural sector.

At the same time, more than 50% of women are in the economic sector of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) where excellence can be achieved, provided they have access to financial support and reinforcement of capacities to professionalize and develop their activities. Here again, the implementing partners was able to observe the impact of economic empowerment projects on women, especially through its FSPI 2019-79 on Agro ecology (“Preserving biodiversity and supporting small farmers for agro-ecological transition): the training of women’s groups in agro-ecological practices and their support in the development of micro-enterprises create substantial leverages to support their empowerment.

Drawing on lessons learned from past initiatives and current recommendations from key development actors, Msichana Initiative, Sustainable Agriculture Tanzania (SAT) and Practical Permaculture Institute of Zanzibar (PPIZ) with financial support from French Embassy has developed a project titled GAPE “Girls Empowerment on Agro ecology and Permaculture” to support girls in a vulnerable situation through a holistic approach that includes both (1) personal and social emancipation and ( 2) Economic empowerment: where on one hand the project aims at building the confidence of girls and their ability to stand up for their rights and on the other hand provide them with vocational training and support them in creation of micro/small businesses around agro-ecology.

The overall objectives of the project is to empower 1000, vulnerable girls in a period of 2 years in Dodoma, Tabora and Zanzibar through a dual intervention that provides both

  1. Psychological and social support to strengthen the capacity of girls to assert and defend their rights
  2. Training in agro-ecology to integrate into the labour market by creating micro/small businesses.

2)  The Main Goal of the developed Training Manual/Curriculum

This Call for Proposal aims at supporting the development, design and production of compiled training manual and a learning curriculum that takes into account and reflect implementing organizations’ values and approaches having incorporated the intended topics on gender equality, permaculture and Agro ecology cross-cutting on gender norms, life-skills, psycho- social support with intention to support them in creation of micro and small agri-business around agro ecology and permaculture with particular focus on challenges faced by young girls in line with the Overall and Specific Objective of the “GAPE” project.

The training manual/curriculum will be developed after the completion of initial processes to orient the intended Consultant on Implementing partners’ organizational values and approaches, thematic areas, objectives and desired outcomes in relation to the GAPE project.

The curriculum is also intended to ensure that it establish the road map towards achieving the possible desired outcomes

The curriculum will be harmoniously used by the implementing partners in the implementation of GAPE project but also serve as a best practice and guideline for other stakeholders who would wish to use the curriculum for learning and replicate the training in the future.

The Consultant will be responsible to conduct the following activities;

  • Familiarize with the key organizational thematic areas to ensure that the curriculum engrain and reflect the issues advocated for by MI, SAT and PPIZ in a holistic approach and ensure synergies of implementing stakeholders to combat SGBV and raise awareness of benefits of agro-ecology
  • Prepare and develop course materials and explain the objective and rationale for each module.
  • Explain the details about each topic to be covered by O.Ts throughout the execution period.
  • Elaborate methodologies and procedures to be followed by T.O.Ts in achieving goals & objectives of their studies in line with the bigger project
  • Train the implementing partners and ToT’s on the use of manuals
  • Prepare an Operation Plan that shows the weekly, monthly and quarterly course/modules that will be covered by our field T.O.Ts and a follow up plan to supervise field training for the HQManual may include soft copies of the draft and presented hard copies for the document, summarized copy of the manual either as flier or animated brochure. This list is not exhaustive.

    2)  Execution work plan for consultancy services:


    Launching the Call for Proposal 10TH   JUNE 2021
    Application deadline 20TH     JUNE 2021
    Selection and review of the applications 22ND JUNE 2021
    Actual Contracting 25TH   JUNE, 2021
    Designing and Printing of the Manual To be determined by the Consultant
    First briefing session on the Manual To be determined by the Consultant
    Validation of the Manual To be determined by the Consultant
    Training on the Manual To be determined by the Consultant
    Contract Completion 25th July, 2021


    1. Administrative admissibility requirements

    In order to be admissible, applications must:

    1. be sent no later than the deadline for submitting applications referred to in section timetable of this guidelines (20th  June 2021);
    2. Applicant can submit at least two (2) manuals he or she has ever developed to be reviewed by committee of experts
  • Qualification
    • The interested Applicant will need to have a minimum of a postgraduate Degree in Social Sciences or education or another relevant field, with not less than 5 years’ in completing training/capacity building for organizations.
  • A proof as an example of a designed manual he or she has ever developed before and explanations where they were used.
  • Excellent drafting skills, and ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, in English and Swahili.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills including experience of facilitation of training/workshops and presentation.
  • Extensive knowledge in the civil society sector in Tanzania.
  • Demonstrate a high level of professionalism and ability to work independently and under high pressure and tight deadlines
  • Proven and demonstrated knowledge and ability to utilize principles, methods, techniques and systems of project management.
  • Skilled and experienced in development of training manual operation and monitoring plans.
  • Excellent conceptual and analytical skills4.2 .The Consultant will be required to submit the following to form part of their application
  1. Expression of interest (EoI) outlining how he/she meets the selection criteria and their understanding of the TOR
  2. A summarized description of the scope of work and the intended methodology to be used as well as a tentative work plan including the activities and time frames
  3. Names and Contacts of three recent professional referees (for individual consultants) and 3 previous clients for both individual consultants and consortiums.

4.2 or more copies of developed manuals completed recently

5.curriculum vitae (CV) outlining relevant qualifications and experience

6.Itemized financial budget

5)  Eligibility criteria

Applications which comply with the following criteria will be subject of an in-depth evaluation. Failure to comply with those requirements will lead to the rejection of the application.

Eligible applicants

In order to be eligible for the bid, the applicant must:

  • be a legal person if applying as a single entity.
  • The applicants who are consultant firms shall submit a copy of the Certificate of Registration under the company Act.
  • If applying as a consortium, applicants must submit valid Registration certificates of the consortium member(s) with a MOU that shows the applicants are a group of individuals/companies or firms
  • Submit the copies of previous conducted activities
  • Submit your financial plan and show that you comply with V.A.T.

6)  Selection criteria

After the submission of all applications, the Selection Committee of Msichana Initiative Organization may contact applicants for further information and clarification. Between 22nd 25th     June, 2021, the Committee will proceed with:

  • The Administrative Check (copy of registration certificate of the applicant/consortium members in compliance with the Tanzanian law);
  • The Technical evaluation of the Call for Proposal according to the following Evaluation Grid:

7)  Duration

The duration of the consultancy is 30 days after the signing of the agreement between the two parties. However, the first draft work should be submitted within 20 days after the date of signing. The task will be projected to commence as shortly as possible after the signing of the agreement and approval of the inception phase report.

8) Application

Interested applicants should submit their letter of application, CV, copy of credentials, a detailed technical and financial proposal and other supporting documents that show previous work experience as outlined in section 4.2 above to

The successful bidder who will meet all the requirements for this application will be contacted. Deadline for application will be: 20th June, 2021


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