SOS Children’s Villages in Zimbabwe is a member of SOS Children’s Villages International, the largest children’s rights organization worldwide with a presence in 137 countries. Since 1983, SOS Children’s Villages Zimbabwe has worked with vulnerable children without parental care or those that are at the risk of losing parental care. Through the SOS Care Promise we reinforce our commitment to quality care for every child in our programmes. The Care Promise follows a child-centered approach, which builds on existing initiatives that promote the quality of our work.
Currently SOS Children's Villages in Zimbabwe provides family like-care to over 450 children in its three villages. The organization also supports 8,600 children in need around Zimbabwe through its Family Strengthening Programs, kindergartens and schools, all of which provide children and families in need with vital access to education and other essential services in the three program areas of Mashonaland Central (Shamva and Bindura), Harare Metropolitan(Waterfalls and Chitungwiza) and Bulawayo Metropolitan.
SOS Children’s Villages believes that achieving its mission requires a commitment to a range of approaches, which means directly addressing the immediate needs of vulnerable children and their families as well as working on preventing the root causes of family breakdown. Therefore, the organization prevents family separation in the community through family strengthening programmes that ensure that they are able to care for their children and prevent child abandonment. We are non-governmental and non-denominational; we respect all religions and cultures and we work with local communities and government to ensure the social development of the children of Zimbabwe. All the work we do is made possible through the generous support of sponsors and donors, institutional and corporate partners, and loyal friends worldwide.
Growth is a critical part of SOS Children’s Villages’ organizational strategy, and vital to the successfully delivery of our ambitions. The MA has developed a new Strategic Plan (SP) for 2023–2027. One of the most critical issues is how to mobilise sufficient and diversified funding to enable successful delivery of this Strategy. SOS Children’s Villages is now seeking for the services of an experienced consultant to focus on steering the development of a fundraising and resource mobilisation strtategy for delivery of the Strategic Plan.This is in a continued bid to capacity built the organization, making it a strong and sustainable institution, to continue championing for its mandate; of supporting the needs of vulnerable children.
SOS Children’s Villages is therefore seeking to engage a consultant to support development of a comprehensive resources mobilization and fundraising strategy that is informed by past, current and future funding direction both locally and international and that is cognizant of organizational goals, mission, vision and the ……. priorities.
2.0 Objective of the Fundraising Strategy
This consultancy will facilitate development of a short, medium and long- term comprehensive roadmap and strategy for SOS Children’s Villages to tap into diverse sources of funds at county, national and global levels to sustain its operations and programmatic works. The strategy is expected to focus beyond the traditional financing sources of grants, to include private sector opportunities, county governments partnerships, events, investments, digital fundraising, philanthropic partners, among others, through which funding shall be secured. The strategy is also required to establish the existing funding gaps and priorities, and recommend avenues to sustainably address them.
The fundraising strategy will be informed by the SOS Children’s Villages five year strategic plan (2023 – 2027) and the broader federation’s strategy 2030.
3.0. Scope of work
1. Review the relevant strategic plans; work plans; project proposals and funding model to better understand the needs;
2. Map the SOS Children’s Villages activities and obligations to identify funding gaps.
3. Interact with the SOS Children’s Villages staff, board, beneficiaries and other relevant stakeholders and partners to understand the vision, mission and focus areas of the organization;
4. Conduct a comprehensive analysis of potential global and local donors and corporates to map the feasibility of securing multi-year and thematic funding;
5. Map donors’ strategic areas of interest, funds available, grantees, funding windows, requirements and guidelines and interest in funding key SOS Children’s Villages themes;
6. Map donors’ strategic areas of interest and explore opportunities for partnerships;
7. Establish other resources required to build SOS Children’s Villages’ capacity on fundraising;
8. Develop a plan to engage new donors (traditional and non-traditional);
9. Develop fundraising principles for SOS Children’s Villages, methods, strategies for the wide range of sources including bilateral, private sector, public funding, and foundations;
10. Recommend strategies to develop and maintain strategic partnerships and engagement with key donors and partners;
11. Develop fundraising guidelines
12. Hold stakeholder meeting(s) to validate the draft Strategic Plan;
13. Finalize five year fundraising strategic Plan
1. An elaborate fundraising strategy that includes an overview of the current fundraising situation, innovative fundraising opportunities and strategies for the short, medium and long term action plan, fundraising guidelines
2. Institutional fundraising guidelines
5.0 Period and duration of Consultancy
The consultancy is expected to be conducted over a one (1) month period.
6.0 Expertise and Experience Required
The consultancy wishes to draw expertise with Graduate/ Post Graduate Degree in the relevant field of experience. The expert must be able to demonstrate knowledge ability and experience in diverse funding raising, including digital fundraising. Experience with fundraising for humanitarian entities will be an added advantage.
The estimated total cost of this assignment should cover both professional fees as well as any other costs to be incurred by the consultant.
7.0 Application process and timelines
Interested applicants are requested to submit their documents (technical & financial) proposals to Procurement.SOS@sos-zimbabwe.org by 30th September, 2022 and should be available to conduct the assignment immediately with submission of all project outputs by 17th November, 2022.
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