Call For Proposals To Implement Social Behaviour Change Communication (Sbcc) Strategic Interventions For Malaria Control at The Global Fund
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Call For Proposals To Implement Social Behaviour Change Communication (Sbcc) Strategic Interventions For Malaria Control

Malaria continues to represent a public health concern in Rwanda where more than a million of malaria cases are registered every year and all 30 districts are affected.
In the last five years, the Ministry of Health and the Rwanda Biomedical Centre have made significant progress in reducing malaria incidence from 409 per 1,000 population in FY2016/17 to 114 per 1,000 population in FY2020/21. These achievements have been possible with visionary leadership and accountability which was enhanced by implementation of high-impact preventive interventions such as Indoor Residual Spraying, LLINs distribution as well as community and local leaders’ engagement in malaria control with support from Implementing Partners and Local NGOs involved in SBCC Activities.
With the Rwanda National Strategic Plan (NSP) 2020-2024 as Rwanda free from malaria to contribute to the socio-economic development and considering its main goal to reduce malaria morbidity and mortality by at least 50% of the 2019 levels by 2024, a lot of efforts are still needed to reach our targets.

Referring to the NSP 2020-2024 Objectives 1 and 4, at least 85% of population at risk will be effectively protected with preventive interventions, and 85% of the population at risk will have correct and consistent practices and behaviors towards malaria control interventions by 2024.
In this line, the Rwanda Ministry of Health as the Principal Recipient (PR) through the Rwanda Biomedical Centre has been implementing Malaria SBCC Project in 4 Provinces and City of Kigali with support from Local NGOs from January 2020.
Following the recent successful malaria grant negotiation by the Rwanda MOH through the Rwanda Country Coordinating Mechanism of the Global Fund, there is a need to recruit 5 Local NGOs to continue implementing Malaria SBCC Project in Rwanda.
These NGOs will implement SBCC related interventions for malaria control in Rwanda to sustain gains made in the FY2020/2021 toward malaria elimination from January 2022 to June 2024.

This call for proposal will focus on SBCC for all targeted Malaria SBCC activities for the general population as per the Malaria Strategic Plan 2020-2024. This proposal covers a specific period from January 2022 up to June 2024.
In this call for proposal, applicants will apply to implement their interventions per province but applicants are allowed to submit individual proposals for more than one province.
Selected organization will be required to:
• Develop Annual Action Plan with tailored approaches for social Behavior change communication strategies.
• Develop and implement technically sound, high-quality targeted SBCC approaches for malaria prevention and control.
• Regularly coordinate project implementation activities
• Develop and Implement M&E activities to ensure expected results are accomplished timely and efficiently.
• Collaborate closely with the Rwanda Biomedical Center/ Malaria & Other Parasitic Diseases Division, local leaders, and other organizations working in the Province during the implementation of the program;
• Provide regular and timely reports (narrative and financial) to the RBC/SPIU covering the activities of the approved action plan with copies to RBC/RHCC, Malaria Division, and Rwanda CCM.
• Follow all legal frameworks for Public Funds Management and procedures related to the management of Government funds and resources.

C. Application
Eligibility Criteria
Organizations that apply must demonstrate that they meet the following criteria:
1) Provide a legal personality certificate from RGB.
2) Proof of at least one-year experience (Having worked in malaria program would be an added advantage)
3) Detailed CVs of key staff
• National Level: A Program manager, SBCC officer and accountant.
• Provincial Level: Provincial coordinator
• District Level: Malaria zone coordinator(s)
4) Provide a support letter from District Authorities within the Province testifying an ongoing collaboration in Health related projects

D. Technical Proposals
A. Should not exceed 15 pages and must include the following:
B. Cover Page (one page): Name of the organization submitting proposal; Name and title of contact person; Telephone numbers; Postal and physical address; and e-mail address.
C. Technical Proposal (not to exceed five pages): The technical proposal should describe the proposed innovative approaches, activities, goals, and anticipated results for the implementation of SBCC malaria prevention within the National malaria control Strategic Plan with an emphasis on LLINs acceptance and proper use.
D. Management and Coordination Strategy (not to exceed two pages): Describe how the overall program will be managed with clear responsibilities of key staff. Describe how activities will be implemented and coordinated at district level with local leaders, opinion leaders, Health facilities, and other partners working in the district. Note that it is not expected that new staff will be hired for this intervention.

E. Monitoring and Evaluation system (not to exceed two pages): Describe how to monitor and evaluate program progress and impact. Describe how the project will ensure the use of technical and sound SBCC Targeted interventions to support and sustain behavior change on Malaria prevention. Provide adequate list of indicators that will be used to measure proposed results.
F. Organizational Capacities (not to exceed two pages): Briefly describe the technical and managerial experience of the organization to carry out similar SBCC activities and programs. Specifically describe previous activities (location, duration, results) in program implementation for disease prevention.
G. Experience in Resource Mobilization, Partnership Strengthening and Project Management (not to exceed two pages): Indicate amount of money the organization has managed during the last three to five years, including the following for each activity:
i) source of funds (funding organization),
ii) field of intervention,
iii) beneficiaries,
iv) partnership and collaborative institutions,
v) key results,
vi) challenges, and
vii) lessons learned. This should be presented as a table format.
H. Counterpart Financing: (not to exceed one page):

Indicate the contribution of your organization to this intervention (money or In-Kind). Provide a summary table describing the contribution and quantify its total value compared to the total cost of the intervention.
I. Proposed Personnel (annex): List the proposed personnel and qualifications of staff to work on this program. Include at least three CVs for relevant personnel.
J. Proposed Costed Action Plan (annex): Propose a timeline of key activities to be implemented and a budget including all proposed program costs. Please note that, upon award, the CCM and will work directly with each selected organization to adjust or amend this budget.
K. Note: Pages exceeding the page limits will not be read or evaluated.

Selection Process
The selection process will include:
1) An administrative and technical review to ensure that all eligibility criteria are met
2) A field visit for the shortlisted NGOs/CSOs
3) Final evaluation report
4) Notification
5) Final Negotiation and Action Plan
6) MoU signature
For more information and other documents needed, please contact:
The Permanent Secretary of the RWANDA CCM, Ministry of Health Building, Kicukiro, 3rd Floor, Tel 0788626228

Submission Procedure
The application documents prepared English must be submitted in sealed envelopes within 15 calendar days starting from the publication of the call for proposals to the CCM Secretariat, MoH Building, Third Floor, at the aforementioned address, not later than 24th January 2022 at 1:00 pm. Late documents will be rejected. The public opening session will immediately proceed in the Ministry of Health conference room, 5th Floor.
Done in Kigali, on 7th January 2022


Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Rwanda
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 24 January 2022
Duty Station: Kicukiro
Posted: 07-01-2022
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 07-01-2022
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 07-01-2056
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