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About Civil Society Support Programme Phase 2

Civil Society Support Programme Phase 2 (CSSP2) in Ethiopia is a three-year programme (August 2018 to August 2021) intended to operate in all regions of Ethiopia within the legal framework of the country. CSSP2 is funded by the peoples of the United Kingdome, Ireland, Sweden and Norway; and the programme is managed by the British Council, in consortium with Pact UK and Social Development Direct. 

CSSP2 supports Ethiopia’s civil society organisations (CSOs) to help them contribute to the country’s national development; poverty reduction; and the promotion of good governance in line with the government’s policies and strategies. CSSP2 works to support the effective relationships that foster collaboration between civil society actors, citizens and the government in order to support the needs of women, men, youth, boys and girls, including those hard-to-reach groups. 

The selected provider will be expected to complete the following tasks in close cooperation and consultation with the CSSP2 safeguarding team:

  1. Developing the capacity of CSOs in relation to conducting safeguarding investigations

The provider will develop training material covering safeguarding investigation and run a 5-day training for a selection of up to 25 CSO representatives in order to develop a cadre of safeguarding investigators in Ethiopia that CSSP2 and CSOs can draw on. 

2. Provide mentoring and quality assurance on safeguarding investigations for CSOs and CSSP2

The provider will also provide ongoing mentoring and coaching to the individuals that have been trained through task 1, including for example running quarterly learning sessions and providing support and quality assurance should they undertake an investigation. The latter may include reviewing investigation tools, provide coaching on the investigation approach, speaking to witnesses or other areas of investigations and survivors support as necessary. 

The documents that must be submitted to form your Proposal are listed at Part 2 in the Request for Proposal document (Submission Checklist) of Annex 2 (Supplier Proposal) to this RFP. All documents required as part of your Proposal should be submitted to sosena.lemma@cssp2-et.org and Tewodros.Getachew@et.britishcouncil.org  while copying Christopher.Odida@britishcouncil.or.ke by 23 April 2021, as set out in the timescales section of the Request for Proposal document. You can access the Request for Proposal and supporting documents in the downloads section below.