Rwanda Non-Communicable Diseases Programme: call for proposals

This is a call for proposals and application form aimed at organisations who would like to deliver a grant to support community palliative care in Rwanda on behalf of the Scottish Government. The deadline for applications is 5 July 2024.

Grant Holder Responsibilities

The grant holder will be required to:

  • Undertake the scoping, design, development, delivery of the International Health Development Program on community based palliative care in Rwanda.
  • Delivery of a community based palliative care approach, which has a significant and measurable impact for patients who require end of life care in Rwanda.
  • Evaluation scoping, delivery, analysis and dissemination of results regardless of outcome. This includes understanding and navigating local ethical approval processes, ensuring any programme conducted is in line with national protocols. Following selection of the grant recipient at concept note stage, the grant recipient will be expected to conduct scoping analysis and design of the programme, submitting findings in an inception report.
  • Collate and analyse data and share and disseminate results. This includes review of the Theory of Change making recommendations for changes needed in order to achieve the outlined ambitions.
  • Ensure comprehensive gender analysis has been conducted for the programme, at all levels, design, delivery, analysis, ensuring alignment with SG's ambitions on gender mainstreaming (see Annex D)
  • Ensure that appropriate conflict sensitivity analysis is conducted and ensure incorporation of findings into the programme.
  • Use a participatory approach by involving relevant health professionals, and experts in Scotland and Rwanda in the designing, delivery, analysis and monitoring of the programme and in the publication of results emerging from the evaluation.
  • Ensure a robust procurement strategy is in place for the procurement of goods and services that incorporates measures to minimise fiduciary risk. This includes for the procurement of medicines and other commodities. Due diligence needs to be carried out on any downstream recipient of funding and the responsibility for this will sit with the grant holder.
  • Design and delivery of an effective monitoring framework for the programme to enable reporting to SG against progress of the programme. An MEL framework should be designed in agreement with the SG's International Development Team and officials in Rwanda.
  • Full reporting to SG as agreed, including written reports on an annual basis which take a strategic view as to the overall progress and success of the grant, and recommendations to enhance impact going forward.
  • Demonstrate value for money of SG funds and promote the programme progress on the ground in Scotland and in our PCs, through a communications plan.

Grant Holder Expected Role in our Monitoring and Evaluation Work

Over the Grant period, we would expect the successful grant holder to allocate sufficient time to monitoring and evaluation. Key grant holder responsibility will include the following:

  • review of our programme level indicators to develop and improve these.
  • draft options for improvement where appropriate
  • robust evaluation to ensure evidence of the project is robust and widely disseminated



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