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Call for Expression of Interest - Kindernothilfe e.V.

Location: Harare
Alert: Application Deadline Expired


Kindernothilfe e.V. (German for "Supporting children in need") was founded in Germany in 1959 as a Christian organisation to support vulnerable and marginalized children and youth to develop their full potentials. Kindernothilfe (KNH) partners with local nongovernmental organisations to implement 609 child-rights-focused projects in 32 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean.

Kindernothilfe’s global head office is located in Duisburg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, with coordination structures in nearly all partner countries. Projects and programmes are mainly funded through private donations (more than 80% from individual donors and 20% from public and institutional donors).The overall goal for KNH’s funding and engagement in Zimbabwe is to ensure that children, youth & their families live in a safe, healthy & child friendly environment.

To achieve this during its current 5-year strategic period, KNH Zimbabwe is focusing on 3 main strategic objectives which are: Children and youth are protected from all forms of violence, abuse, and neglect; Partners, communities and children enjoy improved access to basic services for the promotion of their growth and development; and Children & their communities have sustained and diversified livelihood options to enhance their resilience to future environmental shocks.KNH Zimbabwe is currently seeking to expand its partnership portfolio in the country and identify new partner organisations for 2023 and beyond. Local NGOs with experience and capacity to deliver interventions targeting at least one or more of the above strategic objectives are encouraged to apply. It is from these submissions that KNH will identify potential partners to collaborate with in future work.

Required qualifications and experience

  • Legally constituted under the Zimbabwean law;
  • Experience in child rights programming;
  • Has proven technical expertise and administrative capacity for program implementation (has successfully managed grants of >300,000 EUR total budget and/or a project period >3 years);
  • Have a professional and diverse Board and Management in place;
  • ZIMRA and NSSA compliant; Has audited financial statements for the past 5 years;
  • Has experience in implementing UN, EU or BMZ funded projects and/or sponsorship funded projects.

Selection process

  • Short list: Upon receipt of requested documents, KNH will review them for short listing potential organisation to attend a presentation by mid July 2022.
  • • Presentation: Short listed organisations will attend a KNH orientation and Q&A during the first week of August 2022.
  • • Selection: Successful applicants will be informed in September 2022.

How To Apply 

Interested local NGOs should submit the following information and documents: Organisational profile including registration status and number; Which thematic area / strategic goal you would like to work on together with KNH; Organisational organogram; List of child rights focused assignments done in the past 5 years; Description of your geographic reach, including the districts where you have valid MOUs to operate in; CVs of key personnel and Board members; 

INGOs worked with before or currently; List of current Funding Partners and active/current projects being implemented; Estimated / actual annual budget for the past 3 and current year; Audit reports, inclusive of management letters for the past 3 years. Nongovernmental organisations that are interested should send their application, including the documents mentioned above, to the: KNH In-Country Coordination Team - Zimbabwe, Email: 

Please note: While KNH values all applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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