Consultancy Service for
Supporting the D
evelopment of the Tanzania Human Rights Defenders Coalition’s Subgrant Policy

Publication date: 28th October 2022.

1. Introduction

The Tanzania Human Rights Defenders Coalition (THRDC) is a non-governmental, non-partisan human rights organization established by human rights-focused organizations with the purpose to protect and promote the rights of human rights defenders in Tanzania. The Coalition strives to ensure a better working environment and smooth operations of Tanzania’s HRDs. The Coalition has active members from both the Mainland and Zanzibar (250). All these members across the country are by default human rights defenders. THRDC has, through its members, a national representation. Also, through designated Zonal Coordinating Units (ZCUs) in eleven geographical zones, the Coalition, which strives to provide timely and effective protection, ensures that HRDs’ protection reaches the grassroots level.

THRDC has been operational for ten (10) years in promoting and protecting Human Rights Defenders' rights since its inception in the year 2012. For the entire period, THRDC has been working closely with its members and other Human Rights Defenders in Mainland and Zanzibar at various capacities and levels to enhance their capacities in promoting and protecting human rights. Among others, THRDC documented various members and HRDs challenges contributing to weak/ low capacity in promoting and protecting human rights at the grassroots level. Resources mobilization capacity and financial challenges have been documented to surpass the rest. Furthermore,

At the end of the year 2022, THRDC is adopting its third strategic plan covering a five years period 2023-2027 which is ending in 2027. Among the new developments in this third phase is supporting members financially, technically, and materially to enhance human rights promotion and protection at the grassroots level. Towards operationalizing the financial support process (subgrant)

most of

HRDS are in rural and the majority are not financially supported because for various reasons including

the current shift of NGOs support to Multinational Organizations, lower capacity of donors to

manage many small grantees, challenges related to HRDs to manage resources among others.

THRDC must ensure the existence of comprehensive and implementable guidelines which will provide a clear direction for this new development. The expected guidelines will among others describe who is eligible for the support, support ranges, eligible kinds of support, requesting and awarding process, compliance requirements, and the disallowed practices under this support process.

Therefore, THRDC is looking for a competent consultant/ consultancy firm to support the development of the institutionalized

sub grating policy as per the said requirements.

2. Assignment Objectives 2.1 Main Objective

The focus of the assignment is to provide technical advice, and facilitation, and develop the subgrant policy for the Coalition.

2.2 Specific Objectives

  1. To review the existing Coalition’s financial management systems,

  2. To assess and recommend the areas of improvement including legal requirements,

    internal operational requirements, and the practical experience


iv. To facilitate the development of the Coalition’s Sub-grant policy

2.3 Assignment Deliverables

By the end of this assignment the Consultant/ Consultancy Firm should submit:

  1. The Coalition’s financial system assessment report encapsulates strengths, gaps, and recommendations for areas of improvement and the best ways to operationalize the mechanism.

  2. The final Coalition’s Sub-granting Policy.

3. Time Schedule

The assignment will take one month after signing the agreement i.e., submission by the end of November 2022.

4. Requirements

Consultants (Firm or Individual) with the following skills and competencies are encouraged to apply for the assignment:

A Relevant degree in the financial management field, law, economics, social studies, and or

This initiative aims to ensure grassroots HRDs receive small financial support to

operationalize human rights activities in rural areas.

To advise THRDC on the best way of coming up with grassroots and upcoming HRDS sub

grant mechanism

  • ➢  At least 5 years of demonstrated relevant experience in Organizational Capacity Assessment and Capacity Development particularly in designing and developing sub grating modals/ policies for NGOs

  • ➢  Knowledge of the socio-economic and NGOs funding dynamisms in Tanzania

  • ➢  Excellent understanding of the general CSOs operation context in Tanzania

5. Interested consultants/firms must submit the following documents:




Technical and Financial Proposal, and CV

Technical proposal (maximum of 5 pages), which should include the following:

  1. a)  Proposed program and methodology to be used in carrying out the assignment.

  2. b)  Assignment requirements understanding

  3. c) Consultants' experience in delivering similar work (assignment sample).

Financial proposal.

The Consultant shall present a budget, specified for the different components of the assignment. All costs shall be stated in TZS.



i. ii. iii. iv. v.

Current CV of the Consultant/ team, maximum of 3 pages

Individual/ Firm Legal Operational Documents

Company/ Individual profile
Copy of certified certificate of registration Certified copy of the business license
Certified copy of the TIN certificate
Copy of the original tax clearance certificate

6. Submission/ Tendering

Soft copies of the documents should be submitted to, with the heading on the subject line Developing the THRDC’s Subgrant Policy” or delivered physically to the address:

The National Coordinator,
Tanzania Human Rights Defenders Coalition,
P. O. Box 105926, Dar es Salaam.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further procedures. The deadline for applications is on 5th of November 2022 at 17:00hrs.

NB: Tanzania Human Rights Defenders Coalition is a free and fair entity, and therefore encourages all interested qualified candidates to apply. Women are highly encouraged to apply for this opportunity.