Fundraising Marathon Organiser

Purpose of Consultancy:   

Tai Tanzania is a youth-led organisation that creates animations which tackle various challenges faced by adolescents within our community. There are millions of youths and adults who will be able to benefit from the content we create. Our vision is to ensure all young people in Tanzania have equal access to education. To support our various projects, we are running a campaign aimed at raising $50,000 called ‘Educate and Elevate’ which aims to help raise funds for our day-to-day activities. One of the key activities we aim to implement in order to raise funds is a Fundraising Marathon. 

Type of Contract: Individual Consultant  

Supervisor: Resource Mobilisation Manager

A. Background 

Tai Tanzania uses the power of combining data, storytelling and technology to inspire behavior change among young people based on stories from the community.Tai Tanzania a youth led organization with a vision to ensure all young people in Tanzania have equal access to education. Our belief is that education is the powerful tool that can help young people fulfil their potentials. We use storytelling to create animations which entertain and educate the community about various issues which may hinder youth from accessing and finalising their educational journey. The organisation focuses on creating environments that will foster adolescents’ access to school, since education plays a crucial role in children’s and adolescents’ future lives. Tai Tanzania was founded in 2012 and was registered 2013 (Reg: ooNGO/00009751). 

B.  Overall Aim 

The overall aim of this project is to support Tai Tanzania’s campaign, ‘Educate To Elevate’ which aims to raise a total $50,000. 

C. SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES 

  • To raise a minimum of $10,000 through the fundraising marathon 
  • To develop a fundraising campaign strategy to ensure the fundraising goal is attained 
  • To provide for user-friendly, online registration platform and also recruit vendors and volunteers to coordinate registration. 
  • Support in developing print materials, e-mail blasts, social media presence, and any promotional material needed to promote the marathon with Tai Tanzania. 

D. Scope & Modalities of Work 

We advise this process to be approached in stages. You as a consultant are advised to propose what is deemed necessary to achieve the objectives. 

  1. Fundraising Marathon Proposal 
  1. Secure Partnerships with Key Stakeholders 
  1. Facilitate effective Promotion and Marketing 
  1. Execute the Fundraising Marathon  

E. Expected Deliverables 

  • Fundraising Marathon Proposal 
  • Obtain a marathon permit according to the regulations of the government and ensure they are all met 
  • Create assets to Secure Partnerships 
  • Promote Marathon regionally and nationally 
  • Facilitate the online registration of Marathon Participants  
  • Facilitate recruitment of vendors and volunteers 
  • Plan and coordinate on-course assistance, course certification, coordinate with local property owners and other authorities 
  • Design an effective precautionary plan and preventive measures against COVID – 19 as instructed by the state’s health regulations.    
  • Design and solicit awards and medals, coordinate music, refreshments and awards at finish line, provide positive experience for participants and others 
  • Recruit and manage volunteer organizations, beneficiaries, and individuals who will provide services or information that enhance the quality and appeal of this event. 

F. Timeline 

The following dates are proposed as a timeline for this project: 

Written proposals due before 12:00 PM.  November 12, 2021  
Announcement of shortlist Proposers  Interviews November 17, 2021 November 18 – 24 2021 
Selection committee recommendation  November 26, 2021  
Contract negotiation with successful Proposer  December 10 2021 
Notice to proceed – work begins  TBD  

G: Experience 

  • Proposer must have at least two successful Marathon organized 
  • Proposer must have a Marathon Project skill and Understanding 
  • Must have a record of raising a minimal of $25,000  
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience 

H. Criteria for Selection 

Tai Tanzania will use a combined scoring method, in which the technical proposal explaining consultant experience, approach and methodology for carrying out the required assignment and will be weighted at 100%. Scoring for the technical proposal as follows: 

  • Education: 10 points 
  • Relevance of Experience: 40 points 
  • Approach to completing the assignment: 50 points 

I. Mode of Payment 

Out of the accumulated amount that will be obtained the proposer will obtain 10% from the total amount raised. 

J. Submission  

Send your letter of interest and CV to email: joinus@tai.or.tz and for further questions or inquiry contact +255(0)743 300 006. When submitting your applicant make sure the subject on the email state: “Application for Tai Fundraising Marathon”. The deadline for this application is 12th November 2021. 

Job Category: Tai Tanzania
Job Type: Freelance
Job Location: Dar es Salaam
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