Calls for Applications

RfA: Scaling Up Access to Finance for Refugees and Host Community in the Kigoma, Tanzania


  • Publish Date:
    February 15, 2019
  • Application Deadline:
    March 03, 2019


Final Deadline for Applications: March 3rd 2019


As part of a United Nations Joint Program in Kigoma, Tanzania under the Youth and Women’s Economic Empowerment outcome, UNCDF Tanzania is championing the formation and strengthening of savings groups complemented with digital and financial literacy for refugees and host communities. UNCDF is also testing mechanisms for delivering financial and digital education using tablets, an SMS platform, short videos and supplementary face-to-face training sessions. Because participation in savings groups and usage of mobile financial services can have a clear and direct impact on livelihoods, economic growth, and inclusive social and economic development, UNCDF supports these interventions, along with the necessary financial and digital literacy to use them, in and around the refugee camps in the Kigoma Region, benefiting both the refugee and host communities, with a focus on women and youth.

The purpose of this RFA is to identify a partner/s to engage in strengthening of existing and creation of new savings groups in all three refugee camps – Nduta, Mtendeli and Nyaragusu – in the Kigoma region and the surrounding host communities.

The expected result is that UNCDF will partner with one or more of the shortlisted organizations to 1) form new savings groups in and surrounding the refugee camps, targeting a mix of the economically active population and with a focus on women and youth, 2) strengthen existing groups based on lessons learned, 3) provide financial and digital literacy to those in groups as well as a larger section of the population, and 4) collect baseline and endline data on recipients of education and savings group members 5) become a savings group champion by sharing and exchanging learnings and expertise around savings groups with other implementing organizations and partners.


The expected duration of the assignment is less than 1 year; the expected date of full completion is 31 December 2019. Further collaboration may be sought contingent upon performance and funding.

  • Publication Date: February 15th 2019
  • Final Deadline for Applications: March 3rd 2019


  • Applications and any consultation about this RFA should be submitted via email at:
  • The subject line of the email should be: RFA TZ: Scaling Up Access to Finance for Refugees and Host Communities in Kigoma.