Advertisement for Consultancy Service for organizational policy preparation and training delivery on Safeguarding to Authority for Civil Society Organizations (ACSO) 

DATE: December 17, 2021

The Civil Society Support Programme Phase2 (CSSP2) is a capacity development programme designed to support Ethiopia’s civil society to contribute to responsive and accountable governance for better equitable and inclusive access to services and an improved environment for the promotion and protection of the human rights of all Ethiopians.CSSP2 is funded by the people of the United Kingdom, Ireland, Sweden, and Norway. The value of the fund is about £17m for the programme and its duration is extended to March 31, 2022. The programme is managed by the British Council, in consortium with Pact UK and Social Development Direct. To provide closer support to CSOs, the programme has a regional Hub in Hawassa in addition to its secretariat base in Addis Ababa. CSSP2 core thematic areas are Gender Transformation, Young People, and Citizen-State Engagement. 

Capacity Development (CD) is one of the key workstreams of the programme seeking to create capable CSOs for their organizational enhancement and effective delivery of projects as well as to engage with government, hard to reach communities and among themselves, and meaningfully contribute to the overarching objective of the programme.

Safeguarding is one of the cross-cutting elements of the program which provides support to CSOs and government partners, with the aim of enhancing the culture of a safe working environment within their respective organiSations. 

The purpose of the call is to invite interested and competent consulting firms/service providers with relevant qualifications and experience in safeguarding. The consultant/s should prepare clear and implementable organizational safeguarding policy for the federal level government institution, Authority for Civil Society Organizations (ACSO). The call also aims to provide orientation and ToT training on the approved safeguarding policy to the staff of the Authority. 

Interested consulting firms/service providers can access the details of the applications under this advert as all required documents are uploaded. Applicants should submit the completed application electronically on or before January 03, 2022, as per the stated addresses in the RFP.

For more information: Please contact the CSSP2 Safeguarding Lead, Sosena Lemma; or Senior Programme Manager, Memekiya Woldegerima through Telephone number: +251(0)116153411.