1. Background Information on Plan International
Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.
We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.
We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.
We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.
Read more about Plan International’s Global Strategy: 100 Million Reasons at https://plan-international.org/strategy
2. Purpose of the position
Safer Cities for Girls is Plan International’s flagship programme for Girls’ rights that aims to change the narrative of how adolescent girls experience public spaces. The programme’s goal is to build safe, accountable, and inclusive cities with and for adolescent girls. The expected outcomes include increased safety and access to public spaces, increased active and meaningful participation in urban development and governance and increased autonomous mobility in the city for girls.
By putting adolescent girls at the centre of transforming cities into inclusive places of opportunity, this globally united and locally implemented programme brings partners together in nearly 20 cities across Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe and Oceania. The programme is currently seeking to raise resources for the programme for existing and new projects in cities in collaboration with the Global team and Plan Country offices.
The global programme is currently being implemented the following cities:
Japiur and Delhi, India; Hanoi, Vietnam; Alexandria, Assiut and Cairo in Egypt; Kampala, Uganda; Nairobi, Kenya; Lima, Peru; Asunción, Paraguay; Masbate, Philippines; Honiara, Solomon Islands; Brussels, Antwerp and Charleroi in Belgium; Madrid, Sevilla and Barcelona in Spain.
For more information about the Safer Cities for Girls programme please visit https://plan-international.org/ending-violence/safer-cities-girls
Plan International Headquarters (Plan Limited) are seeking a consultant to develop an innovative fundraising strategy for the programme. This consultancy is aimed at resource mobilisation professionals who are passionate about adolescent girls, gender lens investing and/or social entrepreneurship.
This project will be resourced from the Uganda project but it will have a global scope as it influences multiple cities.
3. Key Deliverables
- Develop and implement a fundraising strategy, which will include market analysis and intelligence gathering on target donors (institutional/government agencies and foundations) and opportunities (forums/events)
- Develop an engagement plan to create a shared strategic alignment across agencies towards key prospects and existing donor accounts.
- Identifying and overseeing the development of fundraising collateral materials
- Working with selected Country Offices, develop country-specific SCG fundraising plans. The plans should include donor mappings, donor pitches and where relevant, strategies on digital campaigning, high net worth individual, impact investors, etc. and evaluate for their potential. Where appropriate, jointly approach donors.
- Ensure that any new donor-related compliance requirements are reviewed and approved by the Safer Cities team.
- Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Safeguarding Children and Young People and Gender Equality and Inclusion are fully embedded as applicable to their area of responsibility.
Location is flexible.
4. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Minimum 5 years professional experience in fundraising and business development, proposal development.
- Demonstrated fundraising & business development expertise with foundations and/or institutional donors.
- Demonstrated experience in successful proposal development/coordination at scale (e.g. >EUR1m).
- Experience in raising funds for projects on girls rights and gender equality, youth collective action
- Knowledge of international development, youth movements, gender equality and girls rights essential, any previous experience of engaging with safer cities programmes desirable
- Excellent communication, engagement and influencing skills, able to bring together a wide range of stakeholders and create buy-in to shared objectives.
- Strong proposal writing skills.
- Diplomatic, team player who knows how to lead and inspire those they work with.
- Results orientated and ensure systematic follow up for tasks.
- Attention to detail and accuracy in communications in a sensitive multi-agency project.
- Striving for high performance: driving for quality outputs and decisions from key stakeholders.
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, providing innovative solutions.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
- Fluency in English, working fluency in Spanish or French languages
5. Evaluation of offers
Shortlisted suppliers may be invited to discuss their proposals in more detail at Plan’s discretion. Interviews are likely to take place during the week commencing 16th August 2021.
Consultancy work is estimated to start on 30th August 2021.
Plan International, at its sole discretion, will select the successful RFQ.
Plan international shall be free to:
- Accept the whole, or part only, of any submission
- Accept none of the proposals
- Republish this Request for Quotations
Plan International reserves the right to keep confidential the circumstances that have been considered for the selection of the offers.
Part of the evaluation process may include a presentation from the supplier.
Value for money is very important to Plan International, as every additional £ saved is money that we can use on our humanitarian and development work throughout the world.
Plan International may award multiple contracts and all contracts will be non-exclusive.
6. Contract & Payment terms
Please note that, if successful, Plan International’s standard terms of payment are 30 days after the end of the month of receipt of invoice, or after acceptance of the Goods/Services/Works, if later.
7. IR35 Requirements – Only applicable for UK-based or connections to the UK Consultants
As of April 2021, all UK-based contractors (Consultant/personal service company/agency/intermediary) employing “people” in their chain to deliver serves to Plan International must follow a strict process of IR35 determination.
Plan Limited will conduct a Check Employment Status For Tax (CEST) assessment on all relevant shortlisted proposers as outlined above to determine whether they fall inside or outside IR35.
8. Plan International’s Ethical & Environmental Statement
The supplier should establish environmental standards and good practices that follow the principles of ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems, and in particular to ensure compliance with environmental legislation.
The onus is on the invited individual/companies to ensure that its offer is complete and meets Plan International’s requirements. Failure to comply may lead to the offer being rejected. Please therefore ensure that you read this document carefully and answer fully all questions asked.
How to apply
If you are interested, please send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11th August 2021 17:00 BST. The project must be finished by the end of December 2021.
1. Technical Proposal
- Your CV or company profile including all contact details
- Short cover letter and
- Proposed approach to complete this project including detailed timeline. Timeline should list activities, deliverables and number of days/resources required
- Any relevant example of your work
Please do not submit links unless for examples of previous work.
2. Financial Proposal
Please provide a detailed breakdown of your daily rate and the number of days and resources required per activity, as well as the associated cost.
Please include all additional costs Plan should be aware of.
If you have any queries in relation to your submission, or to any requirements of this RFQ, please email email@example.com and quote the RFQ reference outlined above in all your correspondence.
Thank you for your proposal