Plan International is an independent child-centered international development organization committed to advancing the rights of children and fight against poverty. Plan has no religious, political and government affiliation. For over 78 years, we have supported girls and boys and their communities around the world to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to claim their rights, free themselves from poverty and live positive fulfilling lives. Plan currently works in 70 countries including Nigeria.
Plan International officially started operations in Nigeria in 2014 and works to strengthen and promote the rights of children. Our program is currently focused on basic education; improve community health services, youth and citizens’ participation in governance and creating economic opportunities and livelihoods for the poor, building resilient communities through our emergency and humanitarian response. Plan Nigeria works with communities, civil society organizations, development partners, government at all levels and the private sector.
Terms of Reference for Local Fundraising Feasibility Study - Consultant
Plan International is a global organization that is active in over 70 countries to advance children's rights and equality for girls and has reaches sponsored children, their families and their communities in more than 50 countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America. In 2017, our work has reached 17.1 million girls and 15.5 million. Plan International strategic objective is to work with vulnerable children and especially girls so that they can learn, lead, decide and thrive. We want to fulfil the promise of the 2030 Global Goals and strive for a just world that advances children's rights and equality for girls. Within the strategy we have an ambition to transform the lives of 100 million girls. Child sponsorship and grassroots community work are central to our strategy and achieving this ambition. Plan International is committed to making a lasting impact on the lives of the most vulnerable and excluded children while promoting greater equality for girls. We aim not only to improve the daily lives of girls but also to advance their position and value in society, whilst actively working with boys and young men to champion gender equality. We believe in advancing children’s rights in
all contexts, including during conflict and emergencies, where girls are faced with additional dangers.
Our programs deliver lasting change against discriminatory norms, policies
and laws. We listen to the voices of children in the community, especially girls whose views and needs are frequently overlooked, to ensure that our work is relevant and effective.
We work to strengthen the capacities of governments and encourage them to meet their obligations towards child protection and fulfilling children’s rights.
We form effective partnerships to address the systemic and structural causes of child rights violations and inequality, and support other humanitarian groups to extend our reach beyond the communities we work in.
We embolden young people to become active drivers of change by educating them on their rights and supporting their activism.
Our work is:
Our thematic areas include:
Our goal is to ensure that the maximum possible proportion of our funds reach the children and communities whose futures we are working to transform.
Plan International 21 National Organisations – from Canada to Japan, and India to Colombia – raise funds. We have two main income sources: child sponsorship and grants (donations from institutions and corporate donors). The remaining funds come from other sources such as disaster appeals.
In 2015-16, Plan International’s global income was €810 million, €363 of the income came from Child Sponsorship, Plan International reaches sponsored children, their families and their communities in more than 50 countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America, €274 in Grants and €172M from other source of income. These funds are allocated to the countries where we run programs. Some of these countries also raise funds for work in their own country.
In recent times and in spite of the 2017 economic recession, Nigeria could be considered a viable ground for Individual/Corporate Giving as Nigeria World
ranking has been on a steady increase. For example, the Prosperity index of Nigeria increased from 122 rank in 2007 to 135 rank in 2016, growing at an average annual rate of 1.16%. Hence, Plan International Nigeria will like to carry out a market research and a visibility study toward the launch of a Local Fundraising Initiative within the country. Plan International Nigeria is therefore looking for a consultant or a team of consultants to research into the viability of setting up three main sources of
income for the organization, and these three fund mechanisms will be:
Objectives of the Study:
Key Output Responsibility By when Submission of a work plan and data gathering instruments
The consultant will work with the Resource Mobilization Advisor, Head of Programmes and Business Development, the Country Director and every
other reporting line that is related to the assignment. Plan International will handle all logistics using Plan rates.
Qualifications or Specialized Knowledge/Experience Required:
To apply, please send proposal including methodology, curriculum vitae, total cost, duration, in English to Nigeria.Recruitment@Plan-international.org Please indicate in the subject line of the email the position you are applying for
and reference "Plan International Nigeria CSP". Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
All interested consultants/firms are requested to submit their proposals via email to be shared or hand deliver to our Offices on 46, Mike Akhigbe Way, Jabi District, Abuja, Nigeria not later than 5.00 pm on Dec. 20, 2017 organized as follows:
Technical proposal (main content and body not exceeding 5 pages): The technical proposal should reflect the firm’s/consultants understanding of the TORs and how all the tasks in the Scope of Work will be undertaken. The firm/group of consultants will also provide a detailed methodology and plan of specific activities and timetable for carrying out the assignment.
Financial Budget: The firm/group of consultants shall propose a realistic cost estimate for this assignment, including a breakdown of the budget and
justification of expenses. The budget shall include only those costs that can be directly attributed to the activities proposed. This should be
submitted separately from the Technical Proposal.
Statutory Requirements: Firm’s should provide copies of registration certificates and VAT compliance certificates.
Personnel and experience: The consultants/firm shall list and briefly describe the experience, qualifications and specific roles of the consultant(s) proposed to work on the assignment. Detailed resumes of the core team of proposed consultants should be provided
Reference information on previous assignments: Plan International Nigeria shall request successful bidder/s to present previous reports as evidence of capacity or drafting ability.
A contract will be drawn up following a successful recruitment process for a consultant based on Plan International Nigeria procurement policy. The
contract will be the formal document establishing a business relationship between the Consultant and Plan International Nigeria, as decided by the
terms of the contract.
Values of Plan International Nigeria
You confirm you are familiar and committed to the following values of Plan International Nigeria:
WE STRIVE FOR LASTING IMPACT - We strive to achieve significant and lasting impact on the lives of children and young people, and to secure
equality for girls. We challenge ourselves to be bold, courageous, focused and innovative.
WE WORK WELL TOGETHER - We succeed by working effectively with others, inside and outside the organization, including our sponsors and
donors. We actively support our colleagues, helping them to achieve their goals. We come together to create and implement solutions in our teams,
across Plan International, with children, girls, young people, communities and our partners.
WE ARE INCLUSIVE AND EMPOWERING - We respect all people, appreciate differences and challenge inequality in our programs and our
workplace. We support children, girls and young people to increase their confidence and to change their own lives. We empower our staff to give their
best and develop their potential.
WE ARE OPEN AND ACCOUNTABLE - We create a climate of trust inside and outside the organization by being open, honest and transparent. We hold
ourselves and others to account for the decisions we make and for our impact on others, while doing what we say we will do.
Ethics and Child Protection
Plan International Nigeria places a high premium on CHILD PROTECTION issues in all its working relationships with its partners and associates and
mandates all its working partners and associates to adhere to its CHILD PROTECTION Policy.
As such, the activity must ensure appropriate, safe, non-discriminatory participation; a process of free and un-coerced consent and withdrawal;
confidentiality and anonymity of participants. Consultants are required to provide a statement within their proposal on how they will ensure ethics and
child protection in the development process. This must also include consideration of any risks related to the activity and how these will be
Disclosure of Information/Child Protection
It is understood and agreed that the Consultant(s) shall, during and after the effective period of the contract, treat as confidential and not divulge, unless
authorized in writing by Plan, any information obtained in the course of the performance of the Contract. Information will be made available for the
consultants on a needtoknow basis. Any necessary field visits must be budgeted for in your proposal. Plan staff under the coordination of the National
Program Manager will support the consultant in facilitating all necessary engagements required by the Consultant. The selected consultant will commit
to respect Plan’s Child Protection Policy to prevent any harm from participating children and youth.
The Consultant and partners declares and guarantees that no offer, gift or payment, consideration or benefit of any kind, which constitutes an illegal or
corrupt practice, has been or will be made to anyone by the Consultant either directly or indirectly, as an inducement or reward for the award or execution of
this agreement. The Consultant declares and guarantees that neither Consultant, nor partners or associates, temporary nor permanent, would be involved in the
implementation of this agreement:
a) Have been convicted during a period of three (3) years prior to the submission of their proposals for this project, by a court of law in Nigeria
or in any other jurisdiction for an offence involving bribery or corruption.
b) Are under sanction, for an offence involving bribery or corruption, imposed by a government, a governmental organization or a development
organization providing development assistance
The Consultant or partners declares and guarantees that the funds provided by Plan International Nigeria for the service shall not be knowingly be used to
benefit terrorist groups as defined in the criminal code of Nigeria or individual members of those groups or for terrorist activities either directly or indirectly
Whistle Blower Policy
Plan International Nigeria has a Code of Conduct including a Whistle Blower Policy (attached) and enjoins its entire staff and associates to “whistle blow”
(raise legitimate concerns about violation of the Code of Conduct without fear of recrimination in the course of their engagement with Plan International