Request for Proposal (RFP) at the Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Posted by Future on Fri 10th Dec, 2021 -

The Catholic Relief Services (CRS) invites interested and qualified consultancy(s) / firms to indicate interest by tendering RFP documents for the following works:

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) was founded in 1943 by the Catholic Bishops of the United States to serve World War II survivors in Europe. Since then, we have expanded in size to reach more than 130 million people in more than 100 countries on five continents.

For over 75 years, our mission has been to assist impoverished and disadvantaged people overseas, working in the spirit of Catholic social teaching to promote the sacredness of human life and the dignity of the human person. Although our mission is rooted in the Catholic faith, our operations serve people based solely on need, regardless of their race, religion or ethnicity. Within the United States, CRS engages Catholics to live their faith in solidarity with the poor and suffering people of the world.

Applications are invited for:

Title: Request for Proposal (RFP) - Child Protection & Safeguarding Toolkit

As part of its Vision 2030 agency strategy, CRS is investing in six strategic change platforms to achieve results at scale. One of these key strategic change platforms is Strengthening Families-Thriving Children Strategic Change Platform 5 (SCP5). This Strategic Change Platform is a bold initiative to support vulnerable children to thrive in safe, healthy, and nurturing families, create more resilient and supportive communities, and work with our Catholic partners, civil society and governments to establish policies and systems that strengthen families. SCP5 also aims to influence governments, donors, Catholic actors and other regional and global stakeholders to redirect resources and support to strengthening families.

The platform is implemented across CRS country programs and works around the world to influence other countries, regions and global actors to change practices, policies and resources in support of family strengthening and family care. One of the platform's flagship initiatives, Changing the Way We Careā„ , amplifies a global movement to prevent children from entering orphanages and to place children currently in orphanages in safe and nurturing families. Since 2018, the initiative has been active in three demonstration countries (Kenya, Guatemala, Moldova).

CRS is seeking qualified candidates to produce Child Protection and Safeguarding minimum standards, guidance and tools to be used during the project design, start-up, implementation and close-out phases to ensure that CRS staff and partners are able to uphold their duty of care to identify, respond, report, and follow-up on child protection incidences that occur during the course of project implementation. The guidance and tools must include information specific to working with children with disabilities particularly around identifying child protection concerns or issues as many children with disabilities have difficulty or can’t communicate.

The Consultant will:

  • Review CRS and other child protection and safeguarding tools including CRS safeguarding policy, CTWWC child protection & safeguarding toolkit, Keeping Children Safe materials, and others; CRS project design, start-up, implementation and close-out guidance and tools including Compass and ProPack I.
  • Conduct KIIs with select individuals with relevant experience at the country,regional and global level within CRS and CTWWC.
  • Develop minimum standards for child protection incident management within CRS programs.
  • Develop guidance and tools for incorporating child protection principles and child protection incident management practices into the project cycle (design, start-up, implementation, and close-out).
  • Develop accompanying training materials for CRS and partner staff on use of the guidance and tools.
Application Closing Date
22nd December, 2021.

Submission of Documents
All proposals must be received by CRS via email to: The solicitation name "Child Protection & Safeguarding Toolkit" must be included in the subject line.

For more clarifications on this RFP, please Click Here (PDF).