Posted on :
18 May, 2011
CHF International is an international development organization founded in 1952 that works in post-conflict, unstable and developing countries. We partner with communities around the world to help them to direct the improvement of their lives and livelihoods. We believe that the people best suited to decide what a community needs are the people of the community itself. CHF is a politically neutral, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, that prides itself on an approach which is accountable, efficient and effective.
SLUM COMMUNITIES ACHIEVING LIVABLE ENVIRONMENTS THROUGH URBAN PARTNERS (SCALE UP) PROJECT
TERMS OF REFERENCE
ASSESSING OPPORTUNITIES FOR SUSTAINABLE SCALING UP OF MICROFINANCE FOR WATER AND SANITATION
CHF International has been awarded a three-year grant to implement the Slum Communities Achieving Livable Environments with Urban Partners (SCALE-UP) program. The program will provide targeted capacity building to local intermediaries (NGOs and others) to implement slum upgrading interventions in collaboration with community-based organization(CBOs) and municipal authorities in two cities(Accra and Sekondi-Takoradi).
The SCALE-UP Program has four principal objectives:
The program focuses on building the capacity of local NGOs to identify and implement projects in slum communities that result in increased income and assets and improved living environments for slum community residents and operates in the following urban informal settlements:
One of the key activities of the Scale up project is to promote sustainable microfinance products and services for the provision of water and sanitation facilities. With this objective in mind, CHF Ghana is seeking a Consultant to assess the various options available in designing and scaling up the use of microfinance for the provision of water and sanitation facilities.
2. OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSESSMENT
The Consultant will be required to assess the potential market for microfinance in the water and sanitation sector and to identify specific opportunities for potential support by microfinance institutions and the project.
Specifically, the assessment will seek to determine the scope of the microfinance for water and sanitation market(in terms of the nature and type of products); the size of the potential demand; the contexts where microfinance is likely to achieve sustainable impact at scale; the measures needed to overcome barriers to the use of microfinance for these purposes; and specific opportunity areas for support by microfinance institutions and the project.
3. SCOPE OF THE ASSESSMENT
The scope of work of the assessment should include but not be limited to all the following tasks detailed below;
4. GEOGRAPHICAL SCOPE
The geographical scope of the proposed assessment should include but not be necessarily limited to some of the following communities of the project;
5. EXPECTED OUTPUTS/DELIVERABLES
The assessment shall produce the following;
Consultants or firms interested in the assessment should please submit a proposal to include the following;
7. WORKING ARRANGEMENTS, COORDINATION AND REPORTING
CHF will work closely with the Consultant. Therefore upon signing of the contract, the Consultant will discuss and agree on a work plan with CHF International. All correspondence and reports should be addressed to Ishmael Adams, CHF International / Ghana.
8. PAYMENT SCHEDULE
The contract sum will be divided into categories relating to the deliverables to be agreed by the two parties (first advance not to exceed 24% of contract value).
How To Apply
To submit proposals or seek further information and clarifications, please contact;
CHF International Ghana
#63 Adjei Tsuru Street
East Legon, Accra-Ghana
Tel: 0302 522568