Expression of Interest (EOI) for partnering with Save the Children (SC) Turkey

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Expression of Interest (EOI) for partnering with Save the Children (SC) Turkey
Buyer Name: Save the Children
Sector: Admin support service activities
Tender Link:
Location: Turkey
Opening Date: 05-Mar-2020
Closing Date: 09-Mar-2020
Closing Time: 5:00 PM GMT2
Title Strengthening the protection, learning, wellbeing and resilience among vulnerable children, youth and their families in Sultangazi, Istanbul Sectors / Thematic areas –   Livelihood–   Child Protection and Protection

–   Education

Cross-thematic areas –   Child/youth/community-led initiatives–   Child and youth participation

–   Children’s Rights

–   Resilience and Social cohesion

–   Gender and Inclusion (focus on Children with disabilities)

–   Emergency Preparedness

Applicants NGOs, associations and other civil society actors/platforms with focus on children, youth and their families and communities.
Deadine for EOI March 09, 2020 23:59 GMT+3


  1. About Save the Children

Save the Children (SC) was established in 1919 and is the world’s leading organization working for children with operations in more than 120 countries around the world. Our vision is a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation.

SC Turkey’s programming is framed by our Country Strategic Plan 2019-2021 and favours integrated programming to promote i) access to education and ECCD, ii) access to livelihood, predominantly among youth, and iii) protection and child protection, with particular focus on prevention and response to child labour, child marriage and violence against children and iv) Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS). We also have a strong focus on child and youth participation, community-based programming, efforts to promote protection of children’s rights, inclusive programming (particular focus on gender and disability), social cohesion and resilience to promote sustainable solutions for children and their families and communities. These thematic areas are in line with SC’s solid technical expertise regionally and globally.

SC Turkey work in partnership and/or collaboration with key civil society, private sector stakeholders and formal duty bearers, including municipalities. SC Turkey has over the years gained strong acceptance and trust by the Government of Turkey and this is something we actively continue to actively invest in.


  1. About the EOI

SC Turkey welcomes child/youth-focused/led NGOs, associations and other civil society actors/platforms to express their interest to engage in formal partnership and/or strategic collaborations with us in the following areas:

  • Access to livelihood (e.g. Employability and Entrepreneurship Pathways), with a particular focus on economically vulnerable youth in Turkey and caregivers/households of children who are at-risk/experience child labour or child marriage.
  • Access to education, including initiatives to address barriers including language, discrimination and bullying.
  • Child protection, with particular focus on prevention and response to child labour, child marriage and Violence Against Children (including positive parenting).
  • Child-focused Mental Health and Psychosocial Support.
  • Initiatives to promote child and youth participationcommunity-based programming/dialogues, children’s rights, resilience and social cohesion.
  • Initiatives that promotes inclusive access and participation among the most marginalized, including children with disabilities.
  • Initiatives that link together civil society actors, academia and formal service providers.


  1. Other critical aspects

SC Turkey is a rights-based organisation that puts the best interests of children at its heart. We welcome EOIs that includes sensitivity to the following:

  • Child Safeguarding and Code of Conduct.
  • Accountable programming (including information sharing, participation and complaints and feedback).
  • Sensitivity to aspects of gender, age, culture, diversity and conflict.
  • Focus on system’s support and strengthening.
  • Focus on reaching the most deprived and marginalised girls, boys, women and men.
  • Importance of evidence-building and learning agenda.
  • Recognition of the capacities and resources among the most marginalised.
  • Integrated and holistic programming to address root causes of child rights issues.
  • Emergency Preparedness, in the event of e.g. an earthquake.


  1. What SC Turkey offer

SC Turkey has extensive experience of working in partnership with other civil society actors and formal duty bearers. Our partnerships are based on the principle of equality and joint responsibility for delivery of quality services. We support our partners financially, technically (e.g. capacity building, materials, coaching and supervision) and operationally/organisationally throughout a project lifespan to successfully achieve our jointly agreed objectives and activities. We recognise the opportunity for mutual learning, where our staff benefit from the knowledge and experience of our partners as well.


It should be noted that this EOI does not guarantee funding. SC Turkey will pursue the vetting and partnership assessment with selected applicants to pave the way for both joint fund raising and rapid project development should an opportunity in the relevant area arise. 


  1. EOI guidelines and requirements

All EOIs must include:

  • Cover letter, outlining address, legal status/permission to operate in Turkey, background information and current staffing (both employees and volunteers).
  • Description of strategy, intention/aspiration and capacity in areas of interest (must be aligned with those presented under section 2).
  • Details on the current capacity of the organisation to scale-up relevant programs.
  • Details on coordination/collaboration with other actors, e.g. relevant working groups or formal service providers.
  • Description of the applicants’ commitment to the critical aspects outlined in section 3.
  • Brief outline of different project ideas (abstract, duration, budget, location). Whilst ideas must be aligned with the priorities of this EOI, SC Turkey welcomes innovative and “out of the box” solutions.

The deadline for EOIs is March 09, 2020. Applications should be submitted to including filled application form.




Name of organisation:  Project Contact Person: 
Organisation Address: Email:
Date Established:   Are you registered?(Yes/No) 

If yes, where?


What is your organizations’ total annual operation budget? 


Who are your past and current donors? 
Please briefly describe your past and current experiences in child rights programming (mainly including child protection) (maximum 250 words) 
Please list any past or current projects which included work on child protection and protection. (Please include the following information for each project)–           Dates of implementation

–           Donor and value

–           Names of other partners of the project

–            Names of important key stakeholders for the project

–            Location

–           Your role in the project

–           Overall goal of the project

–           Key activities (including both research, implementation in the field and advocacy)

–           Key achievements


Please list the names and titles of any staff members with expertise in Protection, CP, MHPSS, Livelihood:–           Name

–           Title

–           Summary of relevant work experience (for each work experience list Employer, Dates of employment, Title, Main responsibilities)

Please indicate if you have operations in Sultangazi or you would be eager to start your operations in Sultangazi.
Please describe the level of collaboration with MoFLSS, any other relevant government authorities, and important actors (including UN agencies) working on the sectors men Please list each actor. (Including the status of the permission from MoFLSS) 


Evaluation Criteria

A panel of SC Turkey staff will evaluate each EOIs based on:

  • Organizational strategy, experience and position.
  • Engagement in coordination and collaboration with other actors.
  • Financial capacity and accounts.
  • Sectorial/thematic and cross-thematic experience.

Any agreement between SC Turkey and the partner will be contingent on the following aspects:

  • Secured funding from the donor.
  • Essential due diligence process, including reference checks.
  • Participation in an organisational capacity assessment process facilitated by SC Turkey.
  • Operational and technical approval of the final proposal by SC Turkey.

Save the Children is looking forward to receiving your EOIs so that together we can build a positive future for children, youth and their families. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us on the email address provided above!