SSCN: Call for Technical Assistant

Sport for Social Change Network
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Monday, 30 September, 2019
Opportunity type: 
Call for proposals

The Sport for Social Change Network (SSCN) Southern Africa was founded in 2007 with 40 founding members NGO’s (Non-government organizations) that use the vector of sport as a tool for social change. It is widely accepted that sport can play an important role by government, business and development agencies harnessing its potential to impact politically, economically and socially.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development describes sport as an important enabler of sustainable development. It recognizes the growing contribution of sport to the realization of development and peace in its promotion of tolerance and respect and the contributions it makes to the empowerment of women and of young people, individuals and communities as well as to health, education and social inclusion objectives. 

Since 2017, SSCN has been working with Johannesburg City Park and Zoo (JCPZ) to organize sports and recreational activities in Johannesburg's inner city parks, with a pilot project in two parks the lessons learned from this pilot phase allowed the SSCN to extend this project to nine new additional parks in the city center. The SSCN since 2018 has been in talks with the Agence Francaise de Developpement (AFD) to look at ways of partnering to support the expansion of the project to 9 parks. A grant agreement was signed on the 10 June 2019 that will see the project come into fruition.
In addition, SSCN will: launch a mobile activation activity through an equipped van that will reach disadvantaged areas farther away from the city center; recruit and train 18 sports coordinators from the neighborhoods concerned and provide the necessary means for the organization of sports activities. The AFD grant will also enable SSCN to develop its activities as a network of associations promoting social cohesion through sport in Johannesburg and Africa, and to engage in peer exchanges with French organizations. As such, the SSCN seeks to recruit for the position outlined below, based in Gauteng Province.

Opportunity type: Contract 3 years’, worth more a less R700 000

Scope of work

The main purpose of the Technical Assistant is to ensure that the SSCN is scaled up as an organization and positioned as one of the leaders in the Sport for Peace and Development Sector in Africa through sustainability.

The assignment will cover 2 main areas.

Area 1.

Development of SSCN as an organization: capacity building and partnerships

  • Develop a strategy for the establishment of 4 functioning SSCN Hubs in Egypt, Mauritania, Kenya and DRC by August 2021.
    • Conduct a scoping exercise in the respective countries to identify organizations and stakeholders working in the Sport for Development sector.
    • Facilitate a meeting with the relevant stakeholders.
    • Develop Terms of Reference for the setup of an SSCN Hub in the 4 countries.
    • Set up Hub in one of the 4 respective countries above by end August 2022
  • Develop the SSCN business model for sustainability first draft by end November 2019 and final plan by May 2020 and support the BM implementation until 2021.

    • Develop a 10 year business plan for the SSCN by the end of December 2019.
    • Develop a 2 year marketing strategy and social media strategy for SSCN by October 2019.
    • Develop a framework on how the SSCN can be profitable by August 2021.
    • Provide internal training if need be on the above points.
    • Vertically upscale the secretariat.
  • Support the signing of 3 new partnership contracts for new business for the SSCN to supporting both the secretariat and SSCN projects linked to the SSCN 4 Pillars by 2021.
    • Identify and facilitate meetings with the potential sponsors for SSCN secretariat by June 2020.
    • Identify, and link SSCN with potential partners to invest in the Inner City project beyond the AFD funding in 2022.
    • Assist in developing a crowd funding plan.
    • Link SSCN with private companies for CSI initiatives 

Area 2

  • Develop KPI tool for internal SSCN use.

    • Accountability: results monitoring, reporting and communication

      • Develop an evaluation tool for the inner city project by end August 2019 with clear objective indicators based on the projects outcomes and impact.
      • Develop a monitoring and evaluation toolkit for the SSCN members by June 2020.
      • Develop a KPI tool for SSCN internal use by November 2020
  • Develop 3 documents for SSCN Members, SSCN Vetting Questionnaire, Membership form and Member update by November 2019.

    • Develop SSCN Vetting questionnaire
    • Analyze and make necessary adjustments to our Membership and member update forms.

Reporting relationship

  • The Technical consultant will report to the Project Manager (Mr. Z Da Silva), on a quarterly bases commencing from the signing of the contractual agreement.


  • The Applicants must be holders of a postgraduate degree or higher in Social Sciences, Business Administration, Learning and Development or related field from a well-reputed University, at least 5 years post-qualification experience and fluent in both spoken and written English.

Qualification of the consultant(s)

  • Must have experience or expertise in one or several of the following: community development, social business development, fundraising and philanthropy; public policy development, impact monitoring and evaluation for non-profit organizations or social businesses.
  • Solid understanding of governance and government structures within an African context;
  • Excellent analytical and report writing skills;
  • Well-developed interpersonal communication skills;
  • Excellent conceptual and analytical ability to produce results within short deadlines;
  • Must be a self-starter and be able to work independently with excellent demonstrated teamwork and coordination skills;

Other requirements

  • Interested and able to work in a multi-cultural, distributed, and team setting
  • Must have her/his own car
  • Must have her/his own laptop
  • Must be willing to travel if asked to travel.
  • Technical and financial offer

3 references with CV


  • The timeframe for the completion of the total project is 30 July 2022.
  • The Advisor is required to submit a detailed project schedule indicating how the timeframes will be achieved as well as a breakdown of a proposed budget.
  • The table below outlines the completion dates of certain milestones for of the project which commences on appointment and ends on 30 July 2022.

Submission for proposal

To express interest in the above technical assistance position please submit a proposal including a financial offer, 1 page motivational letter of intent for the position accompanied with CV, qualifications and 3 recent references, letter of intent, via email to ( with the following subject line “Technical Advisor Application your name”, not later than the 30 September 2019. 

Evaluation of the proposals

​Technical : Total of 80 pts (Et)

  • Relevant Experience: details of similar successful projects completed: (10 pts)
  • Adequate Qualification: adequate CV:  (20 pts)
  • Understanding of the consultancy objectives: clear understanding of SSCN requirements and in-depth understanding of the project matter: (10 pts)
  • Approach and Methodology: description of your proposed methodology and plan of action: (30 pts)
  • Innovative approach: innovation the applicant brings to this project based on particular experience and evident in the approach: (10pts)

Technical Proposals must qualify with at least 60pts to be considered for financial evaluation

  1. Financial (Ef) : 20 pts
  2. Final (E) : Et + Ef

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