South Sudan Social workforce & Capacity growth call for Proposals

Deadline: October 6th 2023 | South Sudan Social workforce & Capacity growth call for Proposals

UN Women is seeking assistance to South Sudan Social workforce & Capacity growth call for Proposals.This programme would include universally recognised social work skills and psychosocial assistance for women, children, and people with disabilities.

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To complete this task in phases, UN Women is looking for qualified National Non-Governmental Organisations (NNGOs), Training Institutions/Academic Institutions, and International Non-Governmental Organisations (INGOs). The following tasks must be carried out as part of this assignment:

Phase 1:January through December 2024

  • Do a national and state-level audit of the social workforce. Review job descriptions and staffing standards, for instance, and compare present social welfare staffing levels to needs (by institution, region, or function). In order to identify shortcomings and provide the national and state level MGCSW with strategic recommendations, evaluate the motivation packages.
  • Determine the level of employee comprehension of their roles and duties as well as their perspectives on opportunities, difficulties, supervision, and career routes. Make recommendations for the strengthening of the social service workforce that will be included into national strategic frameworks for action. Clearly document the findings.
  • The audit should concentrate on areas of greatest need, such as hospitals, one-stop centres, protection units, and orphanages and homes where GBV survivors are housed. It is important to ensure that everyone working in these fields has the skills and credentials necessary to offer specialised services.

Phase 2: January to December 2024.

  • Create a national curriculum for building capacity to improve the capabilities of teams and the social workers at the federal, state, and local levels.
  • Create a budgeted plan for delivering the capacity-building curriculum to at least 400 social workers at the federal and state levels. This needs to be realistic and grounded in local and global best practises, keeping in mind the financial constraints of MGCSW.

Phase 3: January 2025 to June 2026

  • Provide national and state-level training for the social work workforce for the MoGCSW.

Participant Outputs

  • Through the listed deliverables, the successful candidate will contribute to the outputs listed below.
  • Output 4.2: To enable the MCGSW social workforce to offer skilled social work services to the people of South Sudan, the capacities of 400 social workers are reinforced through training and other capacity building initiatives

The expected outputs

  • 400 social workers at the national and state levels had their capacities and abilities improved through training and accreditation.
  • A fully budgeted national capacity development strategy for the national and state social workforce’s in-service capacity building.
  • A curriculum for social workforce training that builds capability.

Financial Details

  • A maximum of USD $ 3 million will be made available for this Call by UN Women.
  • Time Period
  • Beginning in January 2024 and lasting through June 2026, this activity. All applicants are required to set aside the final three months of the project’s duration for project closeout activities and a seamless transfer of all materials to UN Women and the Ministry of Gender, Child, and Social Welfare, as necessary.

Regional Coverage

  • All 10 of South Sudan’s states as well as the two administrative regions of Ruweng and Pibor will participate in the project.


Required technical/functional competencies

  • The following standards will be used to determine who the Responsible Party is:
  • A minimum of 7 years of experience building the capacity of social worker teams in both the public and private sectors. field experience in Africa, particularly South Sudan, for at least three years.
  • A minimum of seven years’ worth of expertise in creating plans, curricula, and tools for enhancing capabilities and inspiring teams working for the government.
  • Experience building social workforce capacity for work in unstable environments for at least seven years.
  • A track record of success employing adult learning techniques that are both innovative and immersive. It will be advantageous if you have previous experience supporting the development of human resources for subnational government agencies.
  • Social welfare services, as defined by institutions, are those that are offered to meet the needs of people and families. Examples of these services include access to health care, social assistance, child aid, GBV prevention, survivor protection, and response.
  • Key personnel have a minimum of five years of relevant expertise in establishing institutional and social workforce capacity for fragile and humanitarian environments in Africa.
  • It is necessary to have a strong capability for monitoring programme performance and the agility to quickly adjust to policy or programmatic necessities.
  • Possess a physical presence in South Sudan or engage in active partnerships with an institution there that builds capacity for NGOs, INGOs, or academics. Applications must show evidence of partnerships and a clear understanding of each party’s responsibility.
  • International NGOs and academic institutions interested in applying must explain how they will collaborate on the project with local NGOs and academic institutions to maximise synergies and ensure that the localization procedures are maintained.
  • Degree in Public Administration, Education, Social Work, Sociology, Community Development, Peace and Conflict, Social Work and Social Administration, or any other related discipline in the Humanities discipline, is required of project managers and team leaders.
  • Work experience: Social workforce development, social protection, and social response systems, including in vulnerable environments, for at least 7 years.
  • Especially in the social services sectors of health, education, justice, social protection, and psychosocial support, knowledge and expertise in capacity building approaches for in-service government professionals are preferred.
  • Understanding of the roles played by the social workers as a specialised cadre in active humanitarian and development contexts, as well as the duties played by gender ministries.
  • Understanding of the social protection and response challenges faced by women, children, and other vulnerable people in South Sudan.
  • Programmable Programme Proposal
  • The applicants must submit a brief document outlining their organization’s experience and portfolio, along with examples of projects they may have worked on directly that could be replicated or avoided in order to meet the assignment’s goals.
  • Experts’ or teams of experts’ resumes that highlight their prior relevant experience. reports, papers, or websites that provide examples of the projects it will use to illustrate its capabilities.
  • A suggested ‘all-in’ budget and work schedule that includes subcontractor fees when necessary and covers all jobs and cost drivers.
  • Important Remarks
  • INGOs should demonstrate local partnerships in their proposals.
  • The main organisation in a consortium should have at than 7 years of relevant expertise.
  • The lead organisation for project management and contractual obligations must be explicitly identified in joint proposals from more than one organisation.
  • The applicant organisation will be the only one with whom UN Women enters into contracts and receives funding.
  • Under this request for proposals, qualified organisations that are already working with UN Women may submit applications.

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