Goethe-Institut, in partnership with the Music in Africa Foundation, invites a company or a consortium of companies/freelancers to bid for a contract to provide training and support services for the MEAL component of the Sound Connects Fund (SCF).
Goethe-Institut and the MIAF recently began the implementation of the SCF – an ACP-EU Culture Programme – funded project that aims to support creatives in nine Southern African countries, namely Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho and Eswatini.
The SCF project will support creatives and practitioners through sub-grants to improve their products and services in order to help them gain more access to markets and finances while implementing initiatives focused on audience literacy.
Develop and implement a training programme and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) support services targeting beneficiaries of the SCF project (primarily arts organisations from across Southern Africa). The service shall be delivered in the institutionalisation of the Monitoring, Evaluation, Audit and Learning (MEAL) programme of the fund.
Monitoring, Evaluation, Audit (Accountability) and Learning (MEAL) are critical for building a strong, global evidence base around the SCF project, for assessing the wide and diverse range of interventions being implemented while also capacitating the grantees to fully contribute to economic growth in the region.
A key area of focus will be around ongoing learning and reflection, which will ensure that grantees periodically learn from experts, their own performances and each other to improve and perform to the desired standards.
The service provider’s contract shall be one year (12 months) with an option of renewal for another year (12 months), subject to satisfactory deliverables of agreed and contracted terms. There shall be predefined and agreed milestones and deliverables for each task and a payment schedule to suit the delivery. The proposal should therefore demonstrate the fee structures across the main deliverables as indicated in this call for SCF management to consider.