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Call for proposal

6 May 2022

Gender Market System Analysis of Inclusive Finance for FSD Zambia

Closing date

23.05.2022 12:00 pm

The FSD Network is a consortium of nine sister organizations that work to build inclusive financial systems in African countries. As part of this work, the Network has initiated a collaborative programme around gender (the Gender CoPro) to develop a shared learning agenda, jointly undertake a portfolio of interventions, and share lessons and expertise on the practicalities of removing gendered barriers that inhibit women from benefitting fully from financial systems.

The Network is committed to ensuring that women have greater access to financial services and that those services work for them in helping increase their incomes, access to welfare services and economic opportunities, as well as agency in decision making both at home and in their communities. The initial four years of the programme aims to deliver at least 10 million more women being included and active in inclusive financial systems that enable increased agency over financial resources. The initiative is co-funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The CoPro is supporting FSD Zambia to carry out a gender market system assessment. This work is intended to support FSD Zambia’s current strategy and apply a gender lens to the market analyses and market segmentation categories which underpin this strategy.

The FSD Network’s collaborative gender programme, with the support of FSD Africa, is therefore seeking the services of a consultant (or consortium) to conduct a gendered market systems analysis for Financial Sector Deepening Zambia (FSDZ).

To ensure that the assignment is responsive to the needs of FSD Zambia, consultants will work with a gender task team, including the gender CoPro lead and advisors as well as the Director for Gender, Youth and Financial Education for FSD Zambia and key FSD Zambia staff. This task team will work with the Consultant(s) to develop the methodology and the focus areas and shape the outputs.

For more information and details on how to submit proposals, please download the full terms of reference document.

Proposals should be sent by email to bids@fsdafrica.org by 1200hrs (EAT) on  23 May 2022 under a subject line reading ‘Invitation to tender: Gender Market Analysis for FSD Zambia.’

Questions or comments in respect of these terms of reference should be directed by email to: bids@fsdafrica.org, on or before 12 noon EAT, 13 May 2022  and feedback will be provided by 5 pm (EAT) 16 May 2022.