Request For Proposals: Kenya Sanitation & Hygiene Improvement Programme

Request for Proposals: Kenya Sanitation & Hygiene Improvement Programme

Deadline: 10 February 2017

Kenya has  for  the  first  time  received  a  grant  from  the  Global  Sanitation  Fund  (GSF), administered by Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), to implement the Kenya Sanitation and Hygiene Improvement Programme  (K-SHIP). The programme’s main objective is to support the country to attain sustainable access to basic sanitation as well as adopt appropriate hygiene practices.

At the national level, the programme will be given oversight by the Programme Coordinating Mechanism (PCM), an independent body comprising of members from the Ministry of Health, and the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector. This programme is being rolled out in

11 counties  and in the following specific Sub-Counties; Kinango in Kwale, Tharaka South in Tharaka Nithi , Naivasha in Nakuru, Narok South in Narok, South Mugirango in Kisii, Samia in Busia, Mbeere  North in Embu, Gatanga  in Muranga, Turbo in Uasin-Gishu , Kuria West in Migori County and Wajir Central in Wajir.

To facilitate the implementation of the programme,   Amref Health Africa in Kenya was awarded the Executing Agency (EA) role. In consultation with the PCM, Amref is putting up a call for Request for Proposals (RFPs) to eligible organizations that will be sub-granted to implement priority components in target counties.

The main programme components include:

1.  Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion:

  1. a) Mapping out   communities    at   different   levels   of   sanitation    and   appropriate interventions implemented in line with CLTS (Community Led Total Sanitation) processes.
  2. b) Emphasis on hygiene promotion and behavior change focusing on: consistent use of latrines; hand washing with soap and safety of drinking water.
  3. c) Promotion of sanitation and hygiene awareness through schools with children as change agents.

2.  Equity & Inclusion:

  1. a) Address sanitation   and  hygiene  from  a  rights  based   approach   (RBA)  while  also addressing  inequities  in society. This will address  inequities  in sanitation  based  on gender  needs,  vulnerability based  on physical disability, age  and  illnesses including chronic illnesses and infection where discrimination and stigmatization  The programme will also support   the communities   in reaching the most vulnerable, including orphans and the needy in society.

3.  Sanitation Marketing

  1. a) Promotion of affordable sanitation technologies and options that are acceptable within the target communities.
  2. b) Develop necessary linkages for sanitation products among suppliers and consumers, all the while strengthening the supply chains hence lowering the cost of sanitation hardware.
  3. c) Conduct campaigns and other activities aimed at promoting sanitation and assisting communities to move up the sanitation ladder.

Other supportive   components that   will be implemented alongside   the above   include Capacity Development, Advocacy and Communication, Evidence Based Documentation, Learning and Research and Coordination.

Amref Health  Africa in  Kenya invites  organizations   with  at  least  3  years’ experience   in implementing sanitation  and  hygiene  programmes / projects in the  above  priority areas  to submit a 2 year technical proposal, a budget and a work-plan for consideration for funding to implement  activities under the Kenya Sanitation and Hygiene Improvement Programme.

Categories of Implementers

  1. Non-Governmental Organizations
  2. Regional Civil Society Organizations
  3. Private organizations/companies (involved in sanitation and hygiene products)
  4. Community Based Organizations
  5. Faith Based Organizations

NB: Regional organizations must have established presence within area(s) of application.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligible organizations should meet the following criteria:

  1. Experience in implementing activities   in non-subsidy   sanitation   and   hygiene promotion related interventions
  2. Experience in participatory methodologies and community empowerment
  3. Strong linkages to communities in which the organization proposes to implement activities
  4. Strong organizational governance and management structures
  5. Sound financial management capacity and internal control systems
  6. Technical capacity to plan, organize, implement and report on projects Adequate number of skilled staff

Application forms and guidelines are available in the following website: www.amref.org

Hard copies  of the  technical  proposal,  budget, work-plan  and  completed application forms and all required attachments should  be delivered  to Amref Health Africa in Kenya Country Office  (KCO), or posted  to the address given below so as to reach us on or before 10th February, 2017 at 5.00pm. All applications must be packaged in one envelope clearly marked K-SHIP PROPOSAL and dropped at the KCO tender box next to the reception.

Application should NOT be submitted to any other contact except to the address provided:

Country Director,

Amref Health Africa in Kenya, Wilson Airport, Lang’ata Road

P.O. BOX 30125-00100, Nairobi, Kenya

For more information, please visit Amref Health Africa site.