Invitation to Tender: Engaging Men in Gender Equality

Sonke Gender Justice Network hereby invites tenders for the provision of the following services in several countries within Sub-Saharan Africa:


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Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Uganda & Zambia

One partner/organisation is being sought per country to scale-up work to engage men and boys in reducing gender-based violence and sexual exploitation, preventing HIV and promoting gender equality

ZAR 140,000 per partner / organisation in each country

Until 31 March 2012 (5 months).  This grant is renewable on an annual basis until 31 March 2014 depending on performance

5pm South Africa time, Wednesday 2nd November 2011


This tender is funded by the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida).  The activities within the tender should ideally seek to address the following objectives:

·        Strengthening national organizations/MenEngage country networks

·        Strengthening partnerships/strategic alliances, particularly with other civil society organizations, youth organisations and UN agencies

·        Implementing the UNFPA Africa Regional Framework on working with men and boys for the promotion of gender equality

·        Policy development and advocacy

·        Campaigns and community mobilization targeting men and boys

·        Strengthened monitoring, evaluation, and research systems


In the selection process, additional points will be awarded to organisations which display the following:

·        Demonstrated commitment to, and extensive experience and proven track record on, promoting gender equality, human rights and social justice, ideally with a focus on engaging men in gender equality/working on masculinities

·        Experience in the delivery and project management of community-based programmes/policy advocacy/research focusing on engaging men and boys in the promotion of gender equality and the prevention of gender-based violence and HIV

·        Existing in-country partnerships, including with key women’s rights organisations

·        Strong financial and operational management processes

Successful bidders must also be willing/open to Sonke carrying out a pre award assessment.


Tender documentation (workplan and budget template) is available on request from


Sealed tenders, clearly marking the above tender number, must be send to or posted to the following address: Sonke Gender Justice Network, Westminster House, 4th floor, 122 Longmarket Street, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa.  Late submissions will not be considered.


For further enquiries, please contact Mr Tim Shand at +27 21 423 7088 or email

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