FCS is an independent Tanzanian Not-For-Profit Development Organization that is anchored in Tanzanian civil society serving as a catalytic support mechanism for the Civil Society sector in Tanzania. Since its inception, FCS has contributed immensely to the capacity strengthening of the civil society sector in Tanzania thereby () directly enabling CSOs and citizens to become key driving forces for positively influencing democratic governance in Tanzania and better quality of life for all.
FCS has adopted a new strategy, the 2022-2026 Strategy that wants to see “Empowered, resilient and responsible citizens realize social-economic justice and improved quality of life”. This will be achieved by “contributing to sustainable and inclusive development in Tanzania through strengthening capabilities, sharing resources, and strategic partnerships with CSOs, community groups as well as other development actors. In case you need more information, you can visit our website through: www.thefoundation.or.tz
RATIONALE AND SCOPE OF THE CONSULTANCY WORK
The purpose of the technical review process is to assist FCS to identify potential organizations that FCS may work with subject to their success in the subsequent selection process. FCS expects the consultant to form an independent and objective opinion on the capacity of the project proposals from organizations that have expressed their interest to work with FCS. The consultant shall use the FCS online concept assessment tool to establish conclusions on the organizations that are appropriate to be selected for the pre-award assessment stage.
GENERAL ASSESSMENT / TECHNICAL REVIEW CRITERIA
The consultant will be guided by the overriding principle governing the selection of any project for funding by the Foundation. That is, the project activities must result in demonstrable (direct or indirect) benefits to citizens of the selected regions in the country. Other general principle includes;
SPECIFICALLY, THE CONSULTANT SHALL DO THE FOLLOWING
The consultant shall assess each application using the five criteria as shown below, details of which can be found in the screening tool (see annexe 1)
Criterion 1: Preliminary information and general assessment,
Criterion 2: Problem statement and justification
Criterion 3: Partner relevant experience
Criterion 4: Assessment of project hierarchy
Criterion 5: Assessment of Key stakeholders,
Criterion 6: budgeting
The consultant shall use the following approach:
Due to the number of organizations which are subjected to this process (about 840 organizations) and the duration assigned to this screening process (10 days), the consultant is expected to mobilize enough qualified human resources to perform the task who are not part of the proposals submitted for independent assessment.
The consultant shall be open to deploying additional methodologies necessary to derive to the appropriate conclusion on the suitability of the sub-grant applicant. Where this happens, the consultant shall also present to FCS the areas of assessment that need to be added to the Pre-Award Assessment tool.
In accordance with the requirements and timeframes outlined in these terms of reference, the consultant shall produce;
TIMEFRAME OF THE ASSIGNMENT
The assignment will be undertaken in a span of 10 days; from 14th to 24th June 2022. The number of days includes report writing.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE
Sector Specific Experience
SUBMISSION OF THE PROPOSALS
Interested candidates are required to submit:
i)Technical proposal with details on the proposed strategy, rationale and the work plan in conducting the assignment as well as
ii) CV of the team members to be involved in this assignment.
iii)The applicant should also include a financial proposal to be evaluated simultaneously with the technical proposal.
All submitted applications will be assessed in the following weights.
Proposals should be submitted to:
Chairperson – FCS Procurement Committee, by 10th June 2022 by 16.30 PM through email to: firstname.lastname@example.org