CARE INTERNATIONAL NIGERIA COUNTRY PROGRAM
CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
PROJECT NAME: CARE PARTNERSHIP MAPPING
SECTORS: FOOD AND NUTRITION SECURITY AND LIVELIHOOD (FNSL), HEALTH EQUITY AND RIGHTS (HER), WOMEN ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT (WEE), GENDER EQUALITY AND PROTECTION, WATER SANITATION AND HYGIENE (WASH), EDUCATION, CLIMATE CHANGE, YOUTH ENGAGEMENT AND PEACE BUILDING
LOCATIONS (COUNTRY/REGION(S): NIGERIA (ACROSS THE SIX GEOPOLITICAL ZONES OF NIGERIA – NORTH CENTRAL, NORTH EAST, NORTH WEST, SOUTH WEST, SOUTH EAST, AND SOUTH SOUTH
CARE is a global Humanitarian and development that seek a world of hope, inclusion and social justice where poverty has been overcome and all people live in dignity and security.
Founded in 1945 with the creation of the CARE package, CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. CARE places special focus on working alongside women and girls, equipped with the proper resources women and girls have the power to lift whole families and entire communities out of poverty. In 2021, CARE worked in over 104 countries, reaching more than 90 million people through 1,300 projects.
In our Vision 2030, we put women and girls in the Centre because we know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities. With our partner, we aim to support people from the most vulnerable and excluded communities to overcome poverty and social justice through eight impact areas; Food Nutrition Security and Livelihood (FNSL), Health Equity and Rights (HER), Women Economic Empowerment (WEE), change, Youth Engagement and Peace building.
In 2017, CARE received approval from the Ministry of Budget and National Planning to commence the implementation of Development and Humanitarian relief assistance to affected populations in Nigeria. CARE Nigeria’s thematic area includes Food Nutrition Security and Livelihood, Women Economic Empowerment, Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights, and Gender-based Violence and Protection activities.
In alignment with CARE’s global goal of localization; locally led and globally scaled, it is important to map potential partners for to facilitate effective partnership and strengthen collaboration with key stakeholders for progress in the fight to save lives, defeat poverty and achieve social justice.
RATIONALE FOR THE CALL
To achieve this mission and vision, CARE works in partnership with government, local and national civil society organizations, including women led organizations, as well as private sector, research institutions and international organizations. CARE’s partnerships are purposeful relationships based on mutual trust, equality and learning with agreed vision and clear accountability for all parties. CARE uses partnerships to leverage strengths of actors to collectively promote local ownership, inclusive and representative leadership, gender justice, social cohesion, and impact at scale.
2. PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES OF THE CALL
To further strengthen this key approach, CARE Nigeria seeks to develop a database of partners that would inform its strategic partnership selection and strategy for development and humanitarian programming.
• Identify potential partners and stakeholders in Nigeria.
• Promote synergy and explore areas of expertise and collaboration with stakeholders
• Identify opportunities and resources for humanitarian and development programming
• Identify partners with shared goals in emergency, resilience, and development response.
3. ELIGIBLE ORGANIZATIONS
The potential partner shall essentially meet the following mandatory requirements:
• Must be a registered entity with relevant Nigerian Authorities and possess legal right to operate in the country.
• Must be physically present in the geographical location of interest with clear indigenous experience and strong community presence in the states applied.
• Must demonstrate experience implementing programs in one of CARE Nigeria’s thematic sectors – Food Nutrition Security and Livelihood (FNSL), Health Equity and Rights (HER), Women Economic Empowerment (WEE), Gender Equality, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Education, Climate Change, Youth Engagement and Peace building in the geographical locations interested in
• Familiarity with the humanitarian and development context in Nigeria
• Must have clear organization mission and vision
• Must have proven expertise and previous experience in community based intervention.
4. PROPOSAL SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Interested organizations should submit an expression of interest package, which includes the following:
• Brief background of the organization (name, registration/incorporation status, membership (individual or affiliate or both plus numbers), year of registration, form of registration, laws of the country that govern its operation, vision, mission, physical address, contact details (e-mail and telephone), objective of the organization, strategic focus, governance & management structures and state their level of activity.
• Summary of projects/programs if any, networks of affiliation or collaboration and the donors/development partners who support them, evidence of projects report implemented (Final Report) submitted and references
• Evidence of organization bank details in Nigeria. Curriculum vitae of proposed organizational team members. Strategy of executing such assignment including methodology and assumptions.
5. EVALUATION OF APPLICATION
The evaluation of applications will be conducted by an internal CARE team comprising of the Grants, Programs and Operation team. Internal evaluation criteria and selection procedures from CARE in Nigeria will be applied.
The section criteria will be based on the following:
Eligibility Criteria are the basic condition for an application to be considered for any further stage. CARE in Nigeria will not consider applications that cannot demonstrate:
• Proof of legal registration in Nigeria and in the states of operation
• Proof of no suspension of legal authorities
SELECTION CRITERIA POINTS:
• Quality of the approach/adherence to the ToR 10
• Specialized experience and technical competence 40
• Organization strategy 20 Contextual Knowledge 360
The below schedule is an indicative timeframe for the pre-selection of partners
Start date and end date of applications
Expression of Interest 10th January 2023 to 30th January 2023.
METHOD OF APPLICATION
All applicants should send an expression of interest electronically to [email protected] with the subject “CARE Partnership Mapping” before 30th December 2022. Any application after the date would not be considered.
7. Tolerance against fraud, Harassment, Abuse and Sexual Exploitation.
CARE International promotes zero tolerance to fraud, harassment, abuse and sexual exploitation. We invite anyone who is a victim of or witness to such a practice by CARE staff or partners during this process to report it through +234(0) 9070404246 or by email [email protected]