Save the Children (SC) has been working in Nigeria since 2001 and is a strong, recognised and respected voice for children’s rights. Our programmes currently support health and nutrition, education, child protection, food security, livelihoods and social protection in both developmental and humanitarian contexts. SC has 10 field offices with presence in an additional 5 states.

Since 2014, SCI has been implementing the Child Development Grant Programme (CDGP) as part of our Social Protection portfolio. CDGP is a UKAid funded “Cash Plus” programme aimed at tackling the high levels of malnutrition in Nigeria, which undermine the survival and future development of children and fuel the intergenerational transfer of poverty. The CDGP provided unconditional cash transfers of 4,000 NGN per month to pregnant women and women with children under the age of two in Zamfara and Jigawa state. The monthly cash transfers were accompanied by behavioral change communication on child health and nutrition. The programme also supported evidence generation and capacity building to enhance the implementation of social protection programmes in the two states and at federal level. The CDGP was officially expected to close out in June 2019, however, building on the momentum and lessons learnt from the previous phase, the programme has been extended to July 2021.

During the second phase, the programme will increase its focus on systems strengthening, evidence generation, advocacy and capacity building with emphasis on strengthening social inclusion particularly disability inclusion in social protection. To effectively deliver on the CDGP phase II disability inclusion targets, SCI would like to partner with an experienced and well established organization focused on disability with a presence in Nigeria and a track record of delivering effective disability programming.

The main focus of the partnership will be around capacity building and training on disability.

Therefore, through this notice, SCI would like to announce an open call for expressions of interest from organizations interested in this partnership.

Submissions in response to this call, will only be accepted from organizations and not individuals. To be eligible applicants must meet the following criteria:
(i) Must demonstrate that they have presence in Nigeria
(ii) Must have been legally registered in Nigeria before 01 January 2016
(iii) Must have a proven track record in disability programming
(iv) Must have well established governance, management and financial system
(v) Must be able to provide their most recent audited financial statement or certified annual financial report

Interested organizations should submit expressions of interest in a hard copy A4 paper no longer than 5 pages with the following details:
(i) A brief Expression of Interest on letterhead of the organization
(ii) Key contact person(s), their position(s), and contact details
(iii) A copy of National, State, or Local Government Registration (as appropriate)
(iv) A 1-2 page description of their current level of program experience on disability in Nigeria and globally
(v) Detailed description of the organizations on-going or previous work focusing on disability related capacity building, systems strengthening and improving service delivery for persons with disabilities in Nigeria, including details of project locations.
(vi) Description current technical capacity and current organizational structure (organogram)
Interested organizations must submit copies of their application by email to with a clear subject line on the email as “Disability Call for Partnership CDGP Programme”. Hard copies of the applications addressed to the Director Awards can be delivered to the SCIs Office at:

Save the Children,
NO 4 Danube Close, Off Danube Street,
Maitama, Abuja-FCT

4. CLOSING DATE: All applications must be received by 5pm on October 23rd 2019.

5. SELECTION PROCESS: Save the Children will review all valid submissions but will only contact organizations whose submissions reflect work focus, experience, and capacity requirements.

Save the Children International reserves the right to accept or reject the entire or partial part of this bid.