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A Call for Partners for our new Strategic Plan

SF seeks partners in the countries of Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan who shall work with them in the five-year strategy period in a holistic/integrated manner under the following vision and themes:

Vision: A World free from poverty

Overall Goal: To eradicate poverty

To realise its vision and mission, SFEA will implement key interventions in education and economic inclusion in the next strategic plan. The program interventions will include Adolescent girls’ empowerment program (Bonga), Non-formal technical vocational skills training for youth employment, Early childhood development program with a focus on children between ages of 3-8 years in Pre-school and transition classes for primary (1st –2nd grade) and Savings and Credit groups integrated with Food Security with a major focus on women. The cross-cutting areas include Disability Inclusion, Environmental sustainability, Gender Equality, Peace building and HIV/AIDS.

Thematic goals and interventions to be supported include: 

Empower individuals and communities to claim their rights

Promote partnerships and accountability of duty bearers

Ensure inclusive quality education and lifelong learning (formal and non-formal)
Empowerment and life skills training for adolescents

TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) with strong labour market linkages, especially for youth

Value chain and enterprise development
Ultra-poor graduation,
through strategic partnerships

Strømme Foundation East Africa plans to support interventions in the following regions:

Uganda: Greater Mpigi (Mpigi, Butambala, Gomba); Busoga (Namayingo, Mayuge, Luuka); Karamoja (Kaabong & Kotido); West Nile (Moyo, Yumbe) and Acholi (Nwoya, Amuru) sub-regions

Tanzania: Arusha region (Monduli & Longido); Dar- es-alaam region; Singida region (Ikungi, Iramba and Manyoni) and; Dodoma region (Chamwino & Bahi).

South Sudan: Former Central equatoria (Jubek – Juba, Rejaf, Mongalla; Terekeka – Terekeka, Mongalla and; Yei River – Yei, Lainya, Kajokeji/ Moyo); Central); Northern Bahr El Ghaza – Aweil and; Former Eastern Equatoria (Imatong – Torit Central and Torit West)

Who is Eligible:

Eligible Partners should:

  • Have local registration in the country of operation. Any potential organizations must be legally registered with the state and with proof of registration with the relevant authorities for at least two years
  • Be an independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization working at the local level and /or National level. Priority will be given to capable organizations already operational in the geographic area of concern and have a functioning office located in the appropriate district.
  • Demonstrate commitment to working with the poorest of the poor.
  • Shared or common vision or purpose at the level of shared work.
  • Be local NGOs that have been legally constituted for at least two years, have functional board, competent management and field staff.
  • Demonstrate previous experience implementing similar activities with a brief description of past activities with references to be contacted.
  • The organization’s target group fits SF’s target group (women, children and / or youth, as defined in the Strategic Plan)
  • The organization is committed to working in line with SF’s cross-cutting issues (Gender Equality, Environment and Climate Change, and Inclusion of persons with disability)
  • Demonstrate experience and ability to track, manage and use internal and external resources for expected results.
  • The organization’s book of accounts have been audited for at least one year.
  • Demonstrate institutional capacity and quality to successfully carry out the proposed activities (including internal structures and systems for administrative management, existence of reliable financial system to demonstrate organization’s ability to manage grants).
  • Accountability to Rights-holders – Involve the Rights-holders (Children, Youth, Women) in planning of the interventions.
  • The organization has a clearly identifiable physical location with basic logistics to enable operations
  • The partner has a good reputation among donors and local authorities and communities.
  • Be able to demonstrate financial reliability and share audits audited by a reputable firm in the last three years.
  • Compliance to the principles of transparency, good governance and zero tolerance to corruption.
  • The organization works in one of SF’s chosen countries and areas of intervention.
  • The organization’s programs can be aligned with one or more of SF’s thematic goals and intervention lines
  • The organization is committed to keeping children safe and willing to abide with SF’s Child Protection Policy, including the requirement to appoint a partner Child Protection Officer
  • Demonstrate to implement intervention lines in an integrated approach using a rights-based approach to development; ability of lifting people out of poverty, sustainability of results after exit of Strømme Foundation and sustainability plan.
  • Be able to provide at least three reference persons/organisations worked with and their contacts.



All Concepts should be submitted by 20th January 2018 to either of the following addresses:

1.       The Regional Director, Strømme Foundation EA, Plot 25 Bukoto Street, P.O.BOX 27200, Kampala.

2.       The Country Team leader, SF South Sudan, Juba Office

3.       Email address:

Applications sent by email must be confirmed by written correspondence sent by express courier within 48 hours of their sending.

A short list of three institutions for each sub-region will be compiled in accordance with the SF Guidelines and subjected to further assessment. One partner will be selected to implement in each sub-region per country and will be requested to present a more detailed five-year proposal.

Planned schedule for Expressions of Interest:

Advert Date: 20th December, 2017
Submission of Concept: 20th January, 2018
Initial short List: 31st January, 2018
Further Assessment dates: February 2018
Notification of Successful Organisations: 1st March, 2018

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