Social and Behavior Change Communication Request for Proposals – Uganda

Type: Request for Proposals

Since 2008, World Education Inc./Bantwana Initiative (WEI/B) has implemented the Western Uganda Bantwana Program (WUBP, to be rebranded “SAFE in Our Hands”) on Violence Against Children in Schools and Surrounding Communities (VACiSC) with the long term goal of reducing sexual and other forms of violence against pre adolescent and adolescent girls and boys (ages 9-14) by integrating a social norms change approach to prevention and response to sexual violence in schools and communities. The program operates in 40 schools in 3 districts of Kabarole and Kyenjojo and Buyangabu and engages key influencers (children, teachers, parents/caregivers, community members, local government) through targeted norms-change and capacity building strategies to strengthen protection outcomes for children at all levels. Our integrated approach employs a socio-ecological model of engagement, with interventions addressing norms change at individual, family, school, and community levels (see below program graphic). WEI/Bantwana seeks an experienced social and behaviour change (SBCC) organization with a proven track record to support this work through development of a SBCC Strategy and associated communication products.


Uganda is a pathfinder country for violence against children (VAC), poised to accelerate progress in addressing VAC and child sexual abuse (CSA). The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the incidence of VAC and CSA in Uganda and has rallied communities and the government around the issue. WEI/Bantwana – with 10+ years of experience addressing VAC and CSA in Western Uganda – aims to capitalize on this national interest and momentum to scale our evidence-based Western Uganda Bantwana Program (WUBP) model with enhanced efficiencies and documentation of data-driven impact. We have partnered with International Centre for Research on Women (ICRW) to conduct implementation research on a strengthened, consolidated model and toolkit. WEI/Bantwana seeks to leverage behavioural science and SBCC to accelerate and reinforce norms change across our interventions sites. Norms Change Approach to VAC and CSA WEI/B in partnership with International Centre for Research on Women (ICRW) and Impact and Innovations Development Centre (IIDC) conducted two social norms mapping exercises to better understand the current norms’ state relative to violence against children (VAC) and child sexual abuse (CSA) in Western Uganda. The identified priority norms of interest and their respective Future and Intermediate State Norms are detailed in the Annex, alongside a proposed Pathway to Change. Grant Objective WEI/Bantwana intends to award a grant to a high-performing SBCC organization to codevelop a SBCC Strategy, key messaging, and communication products to reach intended audiences in furtherance of positive norms change relative to VAC and CSA.

Key Grant Activities

WEI anticipates awarding a fixed price sub-contract to the most competent and qualified applicant on the basis of the information provided in your proposal.

Grant budget: $25,000

Timeline: 3 months


Interested parties shall submit a proposal addressing the terms and conditions of this RFP by 10:00 HRS, September 15th, 2022 hours local time, per below information.

All questions should be submitted in writing to EMAIL HERE by 14:00hrs local time on September 9th, 2022. Responses to all questions will be sent by email to all companies who have expressed interest, received the RFP, and provided contact email addresses by that time.

The Technical and Cost Proposals should be submitted together in clearly marked PDF files if submitting digitally OR envelope if submitting a printed submission.

Digital submissions can be sent to:
Printed submissions can be delivered to:

Mary Monica Asekenye
Western Uganda Bantwana Program Office
Plot 9A, Speke Lane, Boma, Fort Portal
P.O.Box, 12009, Kampala, Uganda


Corporate Capabilities

1) A general description of relevant qualifications and experience with developing SBCC strategies and associated programming. If impact data is available on any programs you have delivered, please include as attachments or cite within the body of your proposal.
2) Links to or images of SBCC products you have developed (which may be included as an attachment).
3) A brief description of key current or prior partnerships with relevant media partners, such as radio stations/print media/regional distributors.

  • Optional: relevant attachments which further document or explain your approach and qualification

Management and References

1) CVs of the key personnel delivering the work
2) Three past performance references, including the following: organization name, address, telephone number and email, name of contact at the organization, scope of services, and rate/fee for services provided to each reference.
3) Copies of supporting documentation including:

  • Certificate of registration for the firm/consultant
  • Business registration in Uganda/city of operation
  • Tax registration and clearance certificate.

Technical Approach

1) Development of SBCC Strategy. Please describe your approach to developing the SBCC Strategy. Describe the process you will use, stages or steps, and cite any tools you will employ to arrive at a final SBCC Strategy.
2) Production of SBCC materials and products. Please describe the process you will use to arrive at final SBCC products/materials. Include needed steps and a high-level breakdown of your timeline.

  • Optional: Recommendations for additional activities. We welcome creative and innovative ideas for additional activities, which your experience has shown are valueadded and help to result in more impactful SBCC programming.

Cost Proposal

  • Provide quotes for the services to be provided. Note that the rates proposed will be fixed throughout the duration of the agreement.
  • Quotes are to be provided in UGX
  • Taxes, if applicable, should be quoted separately from the total price
  • Quotes must include validity of prices, no less than 90 days
  • Specify all terms of payment. Preference will be given to periodic disbursements tied to specific deliverables as opposed to advance payments

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