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Call for proposal

25 March 2022

FSD Africa Development Impact Partner

Closing date

25.04.2022 12:00 pm

Development Impact  Partner at FSD Africa

FSD Africa (“the Company”) seeks to contract a Service Provider (firm or consortium), hereafter referred to as “the Impact Partner”, to support the Company to understand and enhance its development impact.

Our strategic shift in 2021 presented a unique opportunity to update our DI guidelines, aligning it with the Impact Management Project, a global platform for developing global consensus on how to measure, manage, and report sustainable impact. FSD Africa’s Development Committee ratified the updated guidelines in November 2021. We will be implementing and refining these guidelines over time. Collaboration with an Impact Partner would therefore be timely.

The Service Provider’s scope of work will include three key tasks:

  • partner with the development impact (DI) team – including through technical coaching of team members – in implementing and periodically refining FSD Africa’s DI planning and management guidelines, processes and tools;
  • support the Director, Development Impact in planning for and quality assuring the DI pillar’s outputs, ensuring that FSD Africa’s growing portfolio of projects and investments receives the DI-related support it needs; and
  • provide FSD Africa’s Development Committee with capacity and domain expertise to fulfil its mandate to monitor the Company’s development impact.

This will be a long-term engagement spanning at least three years (April 2022-March 2025). FSD Africa and the Service Provider will agree to a work schedule at the beginning of each year, and payments will be on a draw-down basis. We anticipate that the level of effort will be 140 person-days per annum, on average. The Impact Partner is expected to commence work in May 2022.

FSD Africa invites qualified firms to submit a proposal discussing the approach you intend to use to execute this assignment effectively. Please note that this contract will run for three years, but annual plans will be developed, discussed, and approved by FSD Africa.

Short-listed bidders may be invited to make an in-person presentation of their proposed approach to the Development Committee (DC).

For more information and details on how to apply, please download the terms of reference document

Proposals not more than 10 pages (excluding annexures) should be submitted FSD Africa by email – by 12 noon (EAT) on 25th April 2022 under a subject line reading ‘Invitation to tender: Development Impact Partner’

Questions or comments in respect of the terms of reference should be directed by email to: on or before 5th April 2022. Responses will be circulated to all bidders using the same advertisement channels on or before 12th April 2022