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CALL FOR PARTNERSHIP WITH SAVE THE CHILDREN INTERNATIONAL IN NORTHWEST NIGERIA

CALL FOR PARTNERSHIP WITH SAVE THE CHILDREN INTERNATIONAL IN NORTHWEST NIGERIA.

BACKGROUND AND CONTEXT

SAVE THE CHILDREN is the world’s leading independent organization for children, delivering programs in over 120 countries to ensure all children survive, learn and are protected. Partnership is at the centre of save the children’s theory of change. We promote partnerships both as an approach to change and as a key ingredient in ensuring the success of other elements of our theory of change.

Save the children international (sci) has worked in Nigeria since 2001, and is a strong, recognised, and respected voice for children’s rights. Our programmes currently support health and nutritioneducationchild protection, food security, livelihoods and social protection in both developmental and humanitarian contexts. Sci has 10 field offices with presence in an additional 2 states. In recent years, save the children in nigeria has increased efforts at strengthening partnerships at community and national levels, striving towards more predictable forms of collaboration based on complementarity, to provide more effective, conceivable and consistent support to populations of concern, in particular children affected by conflicts and crisis.

Against this background, Save the children’s Nigeria country program is calling for applications from other international nongovernmental organizations (INGOS), national nongovernmental organizations (NNGOS) and community-based organizations and (cbos) with presence in northwest states. Interested organizations must demonstrate commitment and capacity to work at different levels to scale up current and prospective programs, in support of any of our broad strategic objectives listed below:

  1. Children have uninterrupted access to gender sensitive, quality, inclusive, basic education in a safe environment.
  2. Children do not die from infectious diseases, and have equitable access to priority health and nutrition services.
  3. Children, including those on the move or impacted by conflict, are protected from violence and exploitation with conflict sensitive interventions.
  4. Improved long-term food security for vulnerable households

ELIGIBILITY AND SELECTION CRITERIA:

SUBMISSIONS IN RESPONSE TO THIS CALL ARE IN TWO CATEGORIES, FROM CBOS AND NNGOS/INGOS.

Category 1: Partnership with Community Based Organizations

Applications are expected from Community Development Associations, community Collations, Women Associations, and youth groups etc. To be eligible and consider for selection, CBOs applicants must meet the following criteria.

A.      Eligibility Criteria for Community Based Organizations

  • Must be based in the community or local government of operation
  • Members and leaders must be from the community or local government of operation
  • Must be registered with local and state government before 2018. CAC registration is not compulsory, it is an added advantage
  • Should have active bank account in the name of the organization

B.      Selection Criteria for Community Based Organizations.

  • Must have evidence of a leadership structure
  • Organization must be politically neutral
  • Must have evidence of regular meetings of members and leaders for at least two years
  • Must have basic financial records and books of account
  • Evidence of an independent bank account with signatories
  • Must demonstrate acceptance by community leaders and local Government
  • Satisfactory reference checks and SCI vetting system
  • Women lead group/association is an added advantage

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