USAID: Inviting Applicants for Feed the Future Bangladesh Aquaculture and Nutrition Activity

Deadline: 11 May 2016

The United States Agency for International Development in Bangladesh (USAID/Bangladesh) is seeking applications from qualified US and non-US organisations to fund an activity entitled “Feed the Future Bangladesh Aquaculture and Nutrition Activity” that will improve rural household income and nutrition by increasing aquaculture productivity, strengthening the aquaculture value chain and improving the awareness and adoption of nutrition related behaviors of rural households.

Purpose

  • Increased Productivity of Aquaculture Ponds
  • Strengthened Aquaculture Value Chain
  • Improved Nutrition status of rural household

Funding Information

  • Subject to funding availability, USAID intends to provide up to $24,500,000
  • The period of performance anticipated is five (5) years, beginning on the effective date of the award

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must be non­governmental U.S. and non U.S. entities and individuals, otherwise there is no restriction.
  • Entities such as non­profit organizations, profit making concerns, Private Voluntary Organizations (PVOs), Public International Organizations (PIOs), faith­based and community organizations, educational institutions, etc. are eligible to submit applications.
  • USAID/Bangladesh encourages applications from potential new implementing partners
  • The applicant must agree to practice mutually agreed­upon methods of accountability for funds and other assets provided or funded by USAID.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must submit their applications electronically via given website.

For more information, please visit Feed the Future Bangladesh Aquaculture and Nutrition Activity.

Food & Business Applied Research Fund: Apply to win up to 300,000 Euros

Deadline: 5 July 2016

The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) is currently seeking applications for its Food & Business Applied Research Fund (ARF), providing grants to applied research contributing to innovation for food security and private sector development in the 15 partner countries of Dutch development cooperation.

ARF aims at promoting research supported innovations that are readily applicable and contribute to the enhancement of sustainable food security for the most vulnerable populations in the fifteen partner countries of Dutch development cooperation.

Grant Value

A grant amounts to a minimum of 50,000 euros (for six months) and a maximum of 300,000 euros (for 36 months). Per 6 months a maximum of 50,000 euros ARF subsidy can be applied for.

Grants should contribute directly to the project. Reimbursable cost includes:

  • Personnel and overhead: Salaries for personnel, which should be guided by the organisations’ norms and legal regulations for the country concerned.
  • Audit costs: for a final external independent audit up to a maximum of 5,000 euros, so as to review and verify the correct application and justification of the ARF grant and the co-funding contributions.
  • Travel and accommodation: Travel and accommodation expenses for consortium partners and of the expenses incurred in short trips (<3 months) of team members directly related to the project up to a maximum of 20 per cent of the ARF grant budget.
  • Research costs: durables (buildings excluded), consumables, assistance.
  • Knowledge sharing costs: activities organised by the consortium, such as workshops (including evaluation workshops), capacity building, meetings, local/regional dissemination of results aimed at involving stakeholders from outside the consortium up to a maximum of 15 per cent of the ARF grant budget.

Eligibility Criteria

A consortium applying for the ARF should consist of at least two partners that integrate different kinds of knowledge and execute a project as an effort of co-creation:

  • A private or public practitioner organisation registered in one of the fifteen partner countries of Dutch development cooperation acting as the main applicant.
  • A research organisation from a partner country or from the Netherlands, acting as co-applicant.
  • In case the organisation/company is not a local branch of a Dutch partner or the research organisation is not from the Netherlands, a third co-applicant is required, that is from The Netherlands. This can be a private or public practitioner organisation or a research organisation.

In the execution of the project at least one researcher from a partner country must be involved (not necessarily as consortium member). The involvement of additional partners, acting as co-applicant is encouraged. Next to this, gender expertise and female participation is required in the consortium and/or the project team.

Eligible Partner Countries

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Benin, Burundi, Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Palestinian Territories, Rwanda, South Sudan, Uganda, Yemen.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted through an online process.

For more information, please visit Applied Research Fund.

Swedish Institute’s Creative Force Programme: Supporting Collaborative Projects in the Target Countries

Deadline: 17 May 2016

The Swedish Institute is currently seeking applications from the eligible organisations for its Creative Force Programme with the overall objective to strengthen democratic structures and freedom of expression in the target countries. These aims shall be achieved through mutual learning processes and sustainable networks between institutions and agents of change who work with either culture or the media to bring about change.

Funding Information

Applicants can apply for the Seed funding for the maximum amount of SEK 100,000.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants may be Swedish civil society organisations, foundations, public sector agencies, private sector agencies or other professional actors.

Geographical Focus

  • AFRICA: Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia
  • MENA: Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen
  • Eastern Europe: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldava, Turkey and Ukraine
  • Russia

Note: The countries of South Asia (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India and Pakistan) are no longer included in the programme.

How to Apply

Applications with the mandatory attachments must be submitted via web form that will be open during the application period.

For more information, please visit Creative Force Programme.

The Eligibility Criteria and Application Procedure for UN Trust Fund: Ending Violence Against Women

Visit the eligibility criteria and application procedure for the UN Trust Fund below. You can also find the list of countries eligible to apply for the fund below.

Eligible Countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo DR, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kiribati, Lao PDR, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principle, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Kenya, Tajikistan, Zimbabwe, Armenia, Bolivia, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Egypt, El Salvador, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Micronesia, Moldova, Morocco, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Pakistan, Paraguay, Philippines, Samoa, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tokelau, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam, West Bank and Gaza Strip, Albania, Algeria, Antigua and Barbuda2, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Fiji, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Gabon, Grenada, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Montenegro, Montserrat, Namibia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Panama, Peru, Saint Helena, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Serbia, Seychelles, South Africa, Suriname, Thailand, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uruguay, Venezuela, Wallis and Futuna.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Women-led and women’s rights organizations that are legally registered in the country of implementation and that have specialized knowledge, expertise and track record of working in women’s human rights and prevention and/or elimination of violence against women and girls.
  • Civil society organizations that are legally registered in the country of implementation.
  • Regional/international civil society organizations and networks that have national presence in the country and/or territory of implementation. In this case, the proposal must be focused on a single country and demonstrate how the proposed intervention will contribute to national change and/or capacity development and ownership of national and local organizations in the implementation. Organizations must also demonstrate that they or their national implementing partners are legally registered in the country (or territory) of implementation.
  • Operational research/evaluation institutions specialized in gender equality and gender-based violence.
  • Government authorities at central/national, sub-national and/or local levels, including National Women’s Machineries and other sectoral Ministries.

How to Apply

  • Applicants are expected to submit proposals online in the form of a brief Concept Note.
  • Applications can be submitted in the following languages only: English, French and Spanish.

For more information, please visit UN Trust Fund.

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Programme Associate at AWID, Bangladesh

Deadline: 6 April 2016

The Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Programme Associate in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

The Programme Associate will work with and provide support to the members of the Program Team in the design, implementation and monitoring of effective programs consistent with UN Women rules and regulations.

AWID’s mission is to be a driving force within the global community of feminist and women’s rights activists, organizations and movements, strengthening collective voice, influencing and transforming structures of power and decision-making and advancing human rights, gender justice and environmental sustainability worldwide.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Programme Associate will perform the following functions-

  • Collect and present background information for the preparation of effective application of RBM tools.
  • Provide program and administrative support in the preparation of program work plans, budgets, and proposals on program implementation arrangements.
  • Assemble briefing materials and prepare power-point and other presentations for the program unit.
  • Identify sources, and gather and compile data and information for the preparation of documents, guidelines, speeches and position papers.
  • Support the Program Team in the implementation of the control mechanisms for development projects through monitoring of budget preparation and modifications.
  • Create projects in Atlas, prepare required budget revisions, revision of project award and project status, determination of unutilized funds, operational and financial close of a project.
  • Support the Program Team in the financial management of Programs.
  • Provide guidance to the executing agencies on routine implementation of projects, tracking use of financial resources.
  • Provide necessary information for the audit of programs/projects and support implementation of audit recommendations.
  • Organize, compile and process information from donors, Regional Office, and program team, as inputs to various databases and documents.
  • Support the Program team in the tracking and reporting on mobilized resources.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • University degree in Development Studies/Anthropology/ Gender Studies/International Relations or equivalent degree in Business or Social Science.
  • A minimum of 5 years of program administration experience preferably in a large or international corporation or organization.
  • Previous experience to work on preventing violence against women is desirable.
  • Experience in working in a computer environment using multiple office software packages, experience in ATLAS an advantage.
  • Fluency in English and Bangla is required.
  • Knowledge of the other UN working knowledge is an asset.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit AWID.

Apply for APN South Asia Media Fellowship on Climate Change!

Deadline: 15 May 2016

APN and the University of Peradeniya are currently inviting applicants for its fully funded two-day South Asia Media Visit in Kandy, Sri Lanka. The media visit is designed to engage media in expanding efforts to raise awareness about, and disseminate information on and lessons learned from, APN funded projects on global change and sustainability issues.

The theme for the media visit is Home Garden Systems in the face of Climate Change.

Activities

The activities planned for the media visit are:

  • A visit to village sites implementing Home Garden Systems
  • Local governance and media seminar on Home Garden Systems in South Asia: Raising public awareness through media on Home Garden Systems and food security

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicant is a journalist/media worker at a media company based in an APN Member/Approved Country in South Asia (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka)
  • Applicant must have a good working knowledge of English
  • Applicant should have keen interest in environmental communication/journalism.
  • Experience in environmental reporting is preferable.
  • Young/early-career journalists/media workers under 40 years of age are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Applicants must fill the online application form via given website and upload a short CV and a brief profile of the media company.

For more information, please visit Media Fellowship.

Nominations Open for Midwives4all Prize 2016: Saving the Lives of Mothers, New born & Families!

Deadline: 6 April 2016

International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) is currently inviting applicants for its Midwives4all Prize 2016 with a motive to increase the visibility of their good work in saving the lives of mothers, new born and families.

The Midwives4all Prize, a certificate of recognition, is awarded to an exceptional midwife who has demonstrated her/his achievements as a change-agent in the midwifery profession through education, provision of services, regulation, research, midwifery association development, and/or advocacy in his/her country.

Eligible countries

Nigeria, Ethiopia, Columbia, Romania, Tanzania, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Zimbabwe, Indonesia, Afghanistan, Uganda, Angola, Zambia, Mexico, Belarus, Kosovo, Macedonia and Albania

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must:

  • Be a midwife and a national of one or more of the eligible countries (mentioned above).
  • Be a midwife actively working in the public or non-profit health sector in clinical work, education, association, regulation, research, advocacy, or outreach
  • Be a positive role model—dynamic, motivated, passionate and an agent for change
  • Promote and participate in building a positive work environment, staff growth, mentorship, learning and development, if applicable
  • Her or his story should illustrate the challenges faced in their daily work and how these challenges have been overcome

How to Apply

Applicants must download the nomination form via given website and submit the required documents:

  • Nomination form
  • A current CV or Resume
  • A current Photo of the Nominee
  • Two letters of Support or References for the nominated midwife

For more information, please visit Midwives4all Prize 2016.

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How to Apply for a Tailor-Made Training Course: A Programme within Netherlands Fellowship Programmes

The Tailor-Made Training course (TMT) is a specific type of study programme funded within the Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) in order to meet the specific needs of a requesting organization.

Any organization will be eligible for an NFP Tailor-Made Training programme only if it is located in one of the NFP countries.

The programme is open to a broad range of s in 51 NFP countries, from education institutions, research institutes and ministries to NGOs and small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).

The participants of the training course are meant to be employees of the requesting organization. For example: Members of an association, or employees of member s of a federation, do not qualify.

NFP Countries

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burundi, Colombia, Djibouti, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nigeria, Palestine, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam, Yemen, Albania, Armenia, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cuba, DR Congo, Egypt, Eritrea, Georgia, Guatemala, Jordan, Macedonia, Mongolia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Surinam, Thailand, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

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