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Invitation to Kenyan civil society organisations: apply for partner pre-qualification

September 15th, 2020

As our programme in Kenya evolves throughout the year with projects being developed on a rolling basis, Terre des Hommes Netherlands is looking for potential partnerships to deliver our projects. Local civil society organisations that meet the criteria are invited to apply for pre-qualification.

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Rationale for pre-qualification

Terre des Hommes Netherlands (TdH-NL) develops projects on a rolling basis. This means that programmes evolve as opportunities emerge at any time of the year. This necessitates having a pool of credible and capable prequalified local NGOs, from whom Project Partners can be identified to support the delivery of a given project and in a particular geographical focus area. It is also from this pool that TdH-NL can co-create evidence based projects with project partners and targeted beneficiaries.

Objectives of the pre-qualification

This pre-qualification has two main objectives:

  1. To identify local NGOs that have expertise in relevant thematic programme areas as stated above.
  2. To develop a database of credible local partner NGOs from whom partners for different projects, aligned to TdH-NL’s themes will be drawn from, as and when appropriate.

Eligibility Criteria

We are looking for local civil society organisations that fit the following description and requirements:

  1. Only local organisations registered in Kenya are eligible for prequalification.
  2. NGO must have been in existence for a period not less than three (3) years.
  3. NGO can apply for prequalification for a minimum of one (1) and a maximum of two (2) out of the five (5) thematic programme areas 
  4. NGO must have a verifiable performance track record in the thematic programme area for which it is seeking prequalification. 
  5. NGO must be present in the stated and anticipated geographical areas of operation, namely Nairobi, Nakuru, Kisumu, Busia, Turkana, Mandera, Marsabit, Mombasa, Kilifi, Kwale counties and at national level. Counties neighbouring the above can also be considered on a case by case basis. 
  6. Feminist NGOs that work with girls and young women are encouraged to apply, particularly for our lobby and advocacy programme in Kwale County and at national level
  7. NGOs must demonstrate strong financial management capacity with regular organisational and project financial audits (at least for the last 2 years audited accounts).
  8. Current partners of TdH-NL in Kenya are not eligible to apply.

Terms Of Reference

The full Terms Of Reference, including a concise description of Terre des Hommes Netherlands' programmatic themes and approach, are available for download here:
TdH-NL Prequalification of Partners in Kenya September 2020
Interested potential partners are strongly advised to read this TOR carefully and seek clarification where and if needed, before submitting their application. 

Application Procedure

All interested organisations must fill in the TdH-NL Partner Capacity Assessment Form Kenya

All applications must be received by COB 2nd October 2020 via email to kenya@tdh.nl.

Any requests for clarification on this call should be directed to kenya@tdh.nl

As part of the prequalification process, all candidate organisations shall undergo a detailed partner capacity assessment process.

We regret that due to the expected high number of applicants, only NGOs in whom we shall have further interest will be contacted.

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