Request for Proposals: Gender Audit (Consulting Services)

The Infrastructure Development Bank of Zimbabwe (“IDBZ”/“the Bank”) is a national Development Finance Institution (DFI) with a mandate on infrastructure development and financing. The IDBZ was established by the Government of Zimbabwe in 2005 through an Act of Parliament, the Infrastructure Development Bank of Zimbabwe Act [Chapter 24:14], as a successor institution to the then Zimbabwe Development Bank.

The IDBZ is at the centre of national efforts to accelerate infrastructure development as an anchor for sustainable, equitable and inclusive socio-economic transformation in Zimbabwe. The Bank recognises that infrastructure development is not gender-neutral and failure to adequately mainstream gender considerations will further entrench the already existing gender inequalities within society. Consequently, the IDBZ aims to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment within its institutional framework, operations and in projects developed, financed and implemented by the Bank.

Hivos has availed a grant for the IDBZ to undertake a Gender Audit. Hivos has appointed the African Parliamentary Support Trust (“SAPST”) to manage the grant and to undertake procurement activities under the grant. In liaison with the IDBZ and Hivos, SAPST therefore seeks to hire a suitably qualified and experienced Consultant to:


  1. Conduct a Gender Audit of the Bank’s systems, structures, processes and operations. The gender audit is meant to establish the initial baseline of performance on gender mainstreaming in the Bank with a view to introducing an ongoing process of benchmarking to measure progress in promoting gender equality and responsiveness.
  2. Develop a Gender Strategy and Action Plan for the Bank.
  3. Review the Bank’s Results Monitoring Framework, to include measurable gender related targets and gender-sensitive or gender transformative indicators for use in monitoring the progress of gender mainstreaming within the Bank.


SAPST invites eligible interested Consultants to indicate their interest in providing the services by submitting their technical and financial proposals. Interested consultants must provide information demonstrating that they are qualified to undertake this assignment by providing their Curriculum Vitae(s), description of similar assignments done before, and their availability.


The following are core mandates:

  • Proposals to be submitted should be complete and comprehensive with clear methodology and timelines. Partial and incomplete proposals will not be considered.
  • Both the technical and financial proposals shall be submitted in a single sealed envelope or by email to


Detailed Terms of Reference (TORs) are available on


Proposals, clearly marked “IDBZ Gender Audit Proposal”, must be delivered to the Southern African Parliamentary Support Trust, the Fund Manager for this assignment, no later than 16:00Hrs on the 25th of October 2019, addressed to:


Chengetayi Madziva – Kanyangu

The Gender and Public Policy Specialist

Southern African Parliamentary Support Trust

122 Pendennis Road

P O Box MP763

Mount Pleasant Harare




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