REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: DRC YOUTH FINANCIAL LITERACY
‘Fighting Generational Poverty though Savings & Financial Education for Vulnerable Youth in DRC’
FINCA has been serving micro entrepreneurs in DRC since 2003, and is now offering financial products (savings in particular) designed for DRC’s growing youth market. In the coming weeks, FINCA will begin working with a local training organization to offer financial literacy services as well.
FINCA is seeking proposals from firms versed in developing curricula and providing training for trainers with direct subject matter expertise in youth financial literacy. Please submit your proposal to Katie Torrington via email (Katie.Torrington@finca.org) no later than Monday, October 10 at 12pm EST.
The curriculum should be tailored by age group; the youth will range from 12 to 24 years. The content will introduce major financial concepts, cultivate savings habits and management of personal finances, as well provide practical instruction on conducting financial transactions.
The firm will conduct one or more ToT sessions with a DRC-based training organization. Such organization will then train teachers and other facilitators to lead sessions with 30 to 40 youth participants. The local training organization will reach youth via schools and community organizations such as church groups.
Proposals are to include: Staffing overview noting the number and qualifications of relevant staff including language proficiency as well as an organizational plan; Implementation plan ; References from organizations that have worked with your organization in a similar capacity; Demonstrate relevant expertise such as the trainings of trainers delivered in the past year detailing the topic, audience, duration, organization for each; Note availability to work in Kinshasa and Lubumbashi over the next 3 to 6 months; A detailed budget with itemized cost projections for 1) youth needs assessment, 2) curricula development, 3) training of local organization-time needed (weeks), number of staff involved and overall cost, etc., 4) technical oversight and support to the local organization by number of days. Note that travel for each budget component should be itemized as well.
1) Quality assessment plan and detailed overview of results, 2) Financial literacy curricula tailored to youth ages 12-24, 3) In-person training of trainers in Kinshasa, DRC to a local training organization on the provision of financial literacy education for youth, and 4) Technical oversight and quality control during the local organization’s initial delivery of financial literacy training (from a few weeks up to several months)
*All deliverables noted above must be provided in French.
DRC Youth Financial Literacy Training for Trainers