WROs’ Fundraising Capacity Strengthening I WVL project

Terms of References
To Develop a Fundraising strategy as part of
WROs’ Capacity Strengthening in WVL Project
Background
Oxfam is a global movement of people who are fighting inequality to end poverty and injustice. We are working across regions in about 70 countries, with thousands of partners, and allies, supporting communities to build better lives for themselves, grow resilience and protect lives and livelihoods also in times of crisis.
Because we want lasting solutions, we fight the inequalities that keep people locked in poverty and injustice, we tackle not the symptoms but the systems, and we campaign for genuine, durable change.
We commit to living our values so that we can be known for our integrity. This means transforming our governance, management, and operational structures, and nurturing a culture of continuous learning and reflection.
Oxfam in Lebanon, in partnership with four Women’s Right Organizations (WROs): SEEDS, Madanyat, ONDES, and Fe-male, is implementing a Canadian Embassy-funded project entitled “Women’s Voice and Leadership-WVL.” The project is implemented from March 2022 to March 2025 in Lebanon. It aims towards increasing the enjoyment of human rights by women and girls and the advancement of gender equality, through three main working streams: 1) Improved management, programming, and sustainability of local WROs particularly those representing vulnerable and marginalized women and girls, 2) enhanced delivery of quality services and advocacy by Women Rights Organisations (WROs) to advance gender equality and 3) Increased effectiveness of women's right platforms, networks and alliances to affect gender-sensitive policy change and policy implementation.
Oxfam will achieve these intermediate outcomes through increasing the WROs’ organizational capacities, by putting learned skills and knowledge into practice to improve their gender-just services and advocacy, and to influence policy changes aimed at advancing gender equality.
Under the WVL project, Oxfam generated a baseline study that reflects the organizational capacities of the four WROs pre-selected by Oxfam to engage with the project. Six capacity domains were assessed, including fundraising. Based on the priorities that emerged from the capacity assessment, fundraising was a topic of interest that the four WROs wanted further support on. The focus on capacity building in fundraising aims to empower the WROs to mobilise resources, explore new funding channels, and sustain their work.
Purpose and objectives
Oxfam is seeking to hire a consultant/consultancy firm to support each of the WROs in their resource mobilisation and fundraising strategy and tools, including identifying potential funding sources and opportunities. Based on the needs assessment study and analysis, the fundraising strategy needs to extend beyond proposal writing, and more into pitching to various donors, analysing the capacities of the WROs (SWOT analysis), and strengthening relationships with foundations, the private sector, and international organizations, as well as exploring new funding opportunities.
Methodological approach
- Overall, the methodological approach used by the consultant/firm should be guided by Oxfam’s principles and values.
- The most suitable methodological approach will be co-created collaboratively with the four WROs targeted as part of the project.
- The approach should be participatory and interactive, actively engaging with the partners/ WROs.
- The approach should emphasize on the need to explore diversified and sustainable funding sources.
key deliverables
1. Map donors including foundations and the private sector whose policies promote gender equality and align with Oxfam and its partner's feminist policies on national, regional, and global levels.
2. Identify donors' thematic focus and their relevance to gender equality and the WROs’ strategic objectives.
3. Working on a SWOT analysis and a power mapping exercise with each WRO.
4. In consultation with the WROs, identify the main priorities and specific goals for the fundraising given the current situation of WROs, in which they are facing a shrinking of funding opportunities, and targeted donors. In essence, it remains crucial that the partner WROs are supported in determining their funding target for the next couple of
years, the priority donors, how are they going to measure progress against targets, etc.
5. Support WROs in developing communication materials for fundraising purposes to enhance their visibility and engagement with donor organizations.
6. Identify and prioritise at least three fundraising efforts and opportunities with three donors.
7. Organize one donor coordination/pitching meeting with the consultation of the Oxfam team and WROs. Support WROs in preparing specific pitches and providing guidance when they meet with donors.
Timeline
The total number of working days allocated for this consultancy is set at 30 days.
Activity
Due Date
Submit an inception report
19 April
Deliver an introductory session on resource mobilisation and fundraising
1 May
Deliver coaching sessions to each WRO to review their existing fundraising strategies and/or design new ones
2 May
Submit a fundraising strategy for each WRO that aligns with each WRO's priorities.
3 June
Support WROs to develop pitching material for fundraising purposes.
20 May
Map existing donors that might be interested in the work of the 4 WROs
TBD
Organize one donor meeting for WROs.
TBD
Submit a final report
14 June
Expected Outputs
1- A one-day training on fundraising to the four WROs in which they are familiarized with key concepts, available fundraising methods, and best practices in the field.
2- 1-2 capacity strengthening workshops/working groups and 1-2 coaching sessions per WRO (The final number of sessions will be agreed together with the WROs).
3- A mapping of existing donors that might be interested in the work of the four WROs.
4- Pitching materials to specific donors according to the donor mapping findings.
5- A donors’ meeting that gathers WROs, Oxfam, and a number of donor organizations.
Qualifications of the consultants/consultancy firm
✓ Demonstrated expertise for more than 5 years in the context of MENA regions and civil society work.
✓ Experience in resource mobilisation and donors mapping.
✓ Facilitation and co-creation skills.
✓ Proven experience in fundraising in terms of theory and practice.
✓ Ability to communicate with different organizations and facilitate meetings with different actors.
✓ Familiarity with Oxfam’s work or other international NGOs will be an advantage.
✓ Fluency in spoken and written English and Arabic.
Management of the assignment
The administration of this assignment will be managed by Oxfam. The tasks and deliverables of the consultant will be coordinated with the focal points at the partner WROs’ level and reported to WVL’s project manager for internal review and quality assurance.
Expression of Interest (EOI)
Interested consultants should submit their:
• CVs of consultants and/or role of each consultant recruited under the scope of this assignment for firms;
• A technical proposal that includes a detailed methodology and a workplan for the assignment;
• A financial proposal detailing all costs associated with the assignment;
• Registration and official government documents, if applicable. Noting that 7.5% will be deducted from the total amount if not registered.
• ID Copy
• Bank details – Fresh account (if Applicable)
Oxfam International in Lebanon reserves the right to reject any and all bids, including the Bidding process, or not to award the contract at any time, without incurring any liability to the affected Bidders.
Please submit the full application documents (as mentioned above) to [email protected] by April 5, 2024 midnight mentioning “WROs’ fundraising Capacity Strengthening in WVL project’’ in the subject line.

How to apply

Interested consultants should submit their:
• CVs of consultants and/or role of each consultant recruited under the scope of this assignment for firms;
• A technical proposal that includes a detailed methodology and a workplan for the assignment;
• A financial proposal detailing all costs associated with the assignment;
• Registration and official government documents, if applicable. Noting that 7.5% will be deducted from the total amount if not registered.
• ID Copy
• Bank details – Fresh account (if Applicable)
Oxfam International in Lebanon reserves the right to reject any and all bids, including the Bidding process, or not to award the contract at any time, without incurring any liability to the affected Bidders.
Please submit the full application documents (as mentioned above) to [email protected] by April 5, 2024 midnight mentioning “WROs’ fundraising Capacity Strengthening in WVL project’’ in the subject line.

منتهية الصلاحية
آخر مدة للتقديم
الجمعة, 05. أبريل 2024
نوع الدعوة
دعوة لتقديم الاستشارات
قطاع(ات) التدخل:
المناصرة والتوعية, التدريب وبناء القدرات
Remuneration range:
> 6000 (USD)
Duration of Contract:
Detailed timeline per deliverable to be agreed upon with the consultant.