Apply: AFSA Human Rights Programme

Deadline: 19 June, 2020

The AIDS Foundation of South Africa (AFSA) is currently inviting all interested entities, including South African registered companies, non-profit organisations and government departments representative and working with People Living with HIV (PLHIV) to submit applications for the implementation of the Human Rights Programme tagged, ‘To improve laws, regulations and policies relating to People Living with HIV (PLHIV), People infected with TB (PTB), and many HIV and TB key and vulnerable populations’.

Central to this intervention is the documentation and reporting on human rights violations which hinder improved access to HIV and TB services for key and vulnerable populations.

The programme which will be implemented across 15 districts in South Africa aims to establish partnerships and strengthen local level support for the programme, train and support persons representative of PLHIV, PTB and KVPs to work as human rights defenders at community level, and also document human rights violations for HIV and TB key and vulnerable populations through REAct (Rights Evidence Action) tool.


The total budget allocated for each sub-recipient (SR) under the grant is R2,532,389.00 for the two-year grant period.


  • Only organisations representative of and working directly with people living with HIV are eligible to apply
  • A potential SR must have proven ability to manage programmes in the specific programme areas in the RFP and must also be capable of performing the functions of an SR which include the following:
  • Effective leadership and governance structures
  • Legal status such as voluntary association, trust, non-profit company (NPC), etc, to enter into contracts
  • Have a properly constituted board that provides oversight on organisational matters
  • Effective organisational leadership using transparent decision-making processes
  • Adequate skilled and experienced staff to manage implementation of the programme areas, including procurement, monitoring and evaluation, and finance
  • Knowledge about and ability to communicate and network with relevant district stakeholders and structures such as government departments, local and district AIDS Councils
  • Appropriate internal control systems, including policies and procedures, to prevent and detect fraud or misuse of resources
  • Financial management system
  • Accounting system that can correctly record all transactions and balances by source of funds, with clear references to budgets and work plans
  • Ability to monitor actual spending in comparison to budgets and work plans
  • Ability to manage disbursement of funds to SSRs and suppliers in a timely, transparent and accountable manner
  • Ability to produce timely and accurate financial reports
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Monitoring and evaluation system for routine monitoring of activities/interventions
  • Mechanisms and tools to collect and analyse data, and report on programme performance
  • Ability to produce timely and accurate programmatic reports

To apply and for more information, click here.

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