Please visit the Grants Size, Eligibility Criteria and the Application Procedure of the “EU-Tanzania: Support to CSOs and LAs + EIDHR Interventions” below. Financial Allocation and Size of Grants Indicative allocation of funds by lot: Lot 1 – Enhancing CSOs contribution to accountability and fight against corruption: 1.200.000 EUR (allocation 2016) Lot 2 – Enhancing LAs’ […]
Deadline: 7 June 2016 The European Commission is seeking proposals to support Civil Society Organisations and Local Authorities and for the regulation of European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights Programme. Program Lots and Priority Areas Lot 1: Enhancing CSOs contribution to accountability and fight against corruption Priority Areas monitoring the management of public finances and […]
Deadline: 27 May 2016
The European Commission is currently accepting applications from organisations for the thematic programme “Society Organisations (CSOs) and Local Authorities (LAs)” in order to support CSOs’ contributions to, and increase their participation in promoting accountability, inclusive national development and policy making in Trinidad and Tobago.
Supporting initiatives promoting improved democratic governance, accountability at country level and with public authorities, such as independent budget analysis, expenditure tracking, monitoring the implementation of polices and laws, anti- corruption initiatives, integrity pacts, participatory budgeting, participatory audits, procurement monitoring and public access to information legislation, and promoting judicial reform.
Size of Grants
Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between EUR 300,000 and EUR 340,000
- In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must:
- be a legal person
- be non-profit-making
- be a specific type of organisation such as: non-governmental organisation, public sector operator, local authority, international (inter-governmental) organisation of the Rules of application of the EU Financial Regulation
- be established in a Member State of the European Union
- be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the co-applicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary
- Potential applicants may not participate in calls for proposals or be awarded grants if they are in any of the situations
- The lead applicant must act with co-applicant(s) as specified hereafter.
- At least two co-applicants that are established in Trinidad and Tobago must be involved in the action.
How to Apply
- The application procedure consists of two phases:
- Concept notes
- Full applications
- In the first instance, only concept notes must be submitted for evaluation. Thereafter, lead applicants who have been pre-selected will be invited to submit a full application
For more information, please visit Europeaid and download the guidelines.
Deadline: 27 April 2016
The British High Commission Nairobi has announced a Prosperity Fund over the next 5 years to promote the economic reform and development needed for growth in partner countries. The Funding priorities will include improving the business climate, competitiveness and operation of markets, energy and financial sector reform, and increasing the ability of partner countries to tackle corruption.
- Renewables: Kenya aims to produce 19,200MW of power by 2030 (ten times today’s amount) and is banking on renewable energy sources to do so.
- Infrastructure: Kenya’s infrastructure gap has been identified as a key constraint on growth, yet large scale infrastructure projects can struggle to receive funding and implementation.
The project bids to be around the value of £100,000 plus to reflect the ambitious and strategic nature of the Fund and the need for high impact.
The Prosperity Fund accepts project proposals from civil society, governments, think-tanks, commercial organisations and other UK government departments.
How to Apply
Applicants must use the Concept Bid Form given on the website.
For more information, please visit the following link:
Deadline: 31 May 2016
The Kurt Schork Memorial Fund (KSMF) is currently inviting applicants for its 2016 awards in international journalism, that seeks to illuminate the human condition through courageous reporting of conflict, corruption, human rights transgressions and other fundamental issues of the day.
KSMF invites freelance journalists everywhere to enter the 15th annual edition of the awards, established in 2002 to honour American freelance journalist Kurt Schork, who was killed in 2000 while on assignment for Reuters in Sierra Leone.
- A Local Reporter award that recognises the often over-looked work of journalists in developing nations or countries in transition who write about events in their homeland.
- A Freelance journalists who travel to the world’s conflict zones, usually at great personal risk, to witness and report the impact and consequences of events.
- Submitted articles must have been published between June 1, 2015 and May 31, 2016.
- Accepted media: any print-based medium, such as newspapers and magazines, or established online publications. Blogs, personal websites and social media pages or channels are not accepted.
- Articles can encompass war reporting, human rights issues, cross-border troubles, corruption or other controversial matters impacting on people’s lives. Judges will be looking for professionalism, high journalistic standards, and evidence of dedication and courage in obtaining the story.
How to Apply
Applicants must fill the application form via given website and submit the required documents:
- a CV or resume
- a passport-quality photo
- a high standard English translation if your original article is in another language
- a short statement explaining what you had to do to get the story
For more information, please visit Kurt Schork Memorial Fund.
Deadline: 30 April 2016
The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of U.S. Embassy is currently accepting applications for the 2016 Spring Round of the Democracy Commission Small Grants Program to support the development of Kyrgyzstan’s democratic institutions and civil society by competitively awarding small grants to Kyrgyz nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and associations, nonprofit civil society organizations (CSOs), and independent local media organizations.
Project Themes (Not Limited)
- Promotion of a robust civil society that promotes human and civil rights of all population segments
- Free flow of information (including support for independent media)
- Civic education and advocacy and citizen understanding of government and institutions
- Government transparency, citizen understanding of public finance, anti-corruption awareness
- Civil society involvement in promoting rule of law and legal reform
- Interfaith and inter-ethnic dialogue and conflict resolution
- Religious freedom
- Combatting violent extremism
- Anti-trafficking in persons
- Economic empowerment and entrepreneurship, particularly for women, youth and disadvantaged groups
- Environmental awareness
Maximum grant award is $50 000 with the average grant at $25 000 or less.
- U.S. Embassy Democracy Commission welcomes applications from non-governmental organizations, academic or research institutions and other organizations in Kyrgyzstan.
- Higher priority will be given to proposals that include concrete project activities detailed and supported by a reasonable work plan, and demonstrate creativity and innovation in a particular field.
How to Apply
- Applicants must download the application from via given website.
- Project proposals must be submitted in English and in either Kyrgyz or Russian languages.
For more information, please visit Democracy Commission.
Deadline: 18 April 2016
The World Bank Group (WBG) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Senior Operations Officer in Dakar, Senegal.
The Senior Operations Officer will be responsible to provide operational support, guidance and quality assurance to task teams and the CMU management (CD, CM, RRs, CPC and PLs) including advice on the implementation of operational policies and guidelines, and the use of instruments.
WBG has set two ambitious goals to push extreme poverty to no more 3 percent by 2030, and to promote shared prosperity and greater equity in the developing world.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Senior Operations Officer will perform the following functions-
- Organize and lead weekly or bi-weekly Country Portfolio Performance Meetings with the CMU Implementation Support Team (that comprises FM, Procurement and safeguards specialists), project TTLs and PLs to discuss and find solutions to the ongoing concerns and to anticipate potential future problems or bottlenecks.
- Flag implementation problems for the attention of clients and Bank management, and take the lead in and provide support to project teams in resolving systemic portfolio issues.
- Ensure that all proposals to establish a trust fund, or to award a grant under a programmatic trust fund, for activities involving any CMU country, are subject to a structured review and clearance process within the CMU, having regard to the proposal’s relevance to WBG strategies for the country concerned; links to the existing portfolio of lending and AAA; and administrative budget implications.
- Provide timely guidance to staff on the management of trust funded proposals. As part of portfolio management, and responsible for monitoring trust funded activities, to review their performance as part of the overall portfolio and also to track trust fund specific indicators, such as closing dates, and terms of administration agreements.
- On a regular basis, provide timely technical and operational leadership and advisory support to the CD as well as the project teams throughout the project cycle (identification, design, appraisal, implementation, and evaluation) to PCNs, QERs, ROCs, ICRs, AAAs, TFs, etc.
- Participate in meetings, facilitate and provide guidance to the teams regarding issues pertaining to the portfolio quality (e.g., lifting of suspension, closure of lapsed/overdue loans/TFs, etc.). Facilitate resolution of cross-department and cross-sectoral problems.
- Lead the development of key training programs for the client at a portfolio level on fiduciary, safeguards, and the governance and anti-corruption work, drawing on fiduciary, safeguards and governance specialists.
Applicants must have-
- MA/MS (In relevant discipline.)
- Minimum of 8 years of relevant experience.
- Ability to operate effectively in a matrix management environment, both as a team leader and team member.
- Ability to lead a team of professionals in the execution of major projects.
- Ability to coach, mentor and develop more junior staff.
- Ability to deal sensitively in multi-cultural environments and build effective working relations with clients and colleagues.
- Effective verbal and written communications skills.
- Fluency in French and English is required.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit WBG.
Deadline: 22 May 2016
The U.S. Embassy Yerevan is currently inviting applications for its U.S. Alumni Outreach Grant Program Competition, which aims to maintain contacts with U.S. Government-funded exchange and training program alumni and encourage networking among alumni and their colleagues in fields that promote democratic advancement, civic education, academic excellence, association building, youth projects, and economic reform.
U.S. Alumni Outreach Grant can be used for the following purposes:
- To initiate a public or community service program
- To support and promote social inclusion
- To enhance cooperation among the media, civil society, and the general public to eliminate different forms of corruption
- To foster startup communities and to spur entrepreneurial activities
- To conduct projects that support democratic and economic reform initiatives, civic education, media freedom, IPR, association building, youth engagement, or cross-border cooperation with Turkey or Azerbaijan
- An individual alumnus or an Armenian-registered NGO (non-profit, non-governmental organization) that has USG alumni members.
- Alumni of all U.S. Government-funded exchange and training programs, including ECA, USAID, USDA, and ODC training programs are eligible.
- American and third-country organizations and individuals are not eligible to apply.
How to Apply
All applications must be written in English and should be delivered to U.S. Embassy by post or via email.
For more information, please visit Alumni Outreach Grant Program.
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) was established in 1997 through a merger between the United Nations Drug Control Programme and the Centre for International Crime Prevention. It makes every effort to integrate and mainstream the gender perspective, particularly in its projects for the provision of alternative livelihoods, as well as those against human trafficking.
UNODC operates in all regions of the world through an extensive network of field offices.
- Field-based technical cooperation projects to enhance the capacity of Member States to counteract illicit drugs, crime and terrorism
- Research and analytical work to increase knowledge and understanding of drugs and crime issues and expand the evidence base for policy and operational decisions
- Normative work to assist States in the ratification and implementation of the relevant international treaties, the development of domestic legislation on drugs, crime and terrorism, and the provision of secretariat and substantive services to the treaty-based and governing bodies
- Organized crime and trafficking
- Crime prevention and criminal justice reform
- Drug abuse prevention and health
- Terrorism Prevention
- Alternative development
- Crime prevention and criminal justice
- Drug prevention, treatment and care
- Drug trafficking
- Fraudulent medicines
- HIV and AIDS
- Human trafficking and migrant smuggling
- Organized crime
- Maritime crime and piracy
- Terrorism prevention
- Wildlife and forest crime
For more information, please visit UNODC.
Deadline: 4 April 2016
The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) is seeking applications from qualified Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Educational Institutions and other qualified organizations for a grant to implement a program entitled “Demand for Justice” with an aim to increase the demand for justice in Kosovo.
The goal of this program is to increase citizen’s demand, access and respect for justice and improvement to the legal education field and select projects that build a civil society that is fully engaged with the Government of Kosovo, politically and through the justice system, with specific emphasis on corruption.
- Community Based Information Resources: development of information resources that will help inform citizens about the justice sector process, pertinent reform efforts, and their rights in pursuing individual cases, grievances, etc.
- National Level Policy Debate and Advocacy: development of a national public policy education and advocacy campaign around justice sector reform and access to justice.
- Legal Education Reform: development of a cadre of legal students and graduates that are better able to implement the Criminal Procedure Code.
- The anticipated total federal funding amount is not to exceed $1,000,000.
- The period of performance is 1 year with an anticipated start date of April 2016.
- INL may award up to four (4) additional years contingent on INL priorities, good performance of the recipient, and funding availability.
- U.S. non-profit organization or a U.S. private/state educational institution meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c) (3) and can demonstrate current country registration in Kosovo.
- Applicants in the process of registration must submit proof that they are seeking non-profit status from the Internal Revenue Service at the time of proposal submission. Should the applicant be selected for an award, funding will be contingent upon 501(c)(3) status;
- Local, in-country, non-profit organization, educational institution, or private institutions that can demonstrate current country registration in Kosovo, competent programmatic ability, and ability to meet INL reporting requirements;
- Must have demonstrated experience implementing similar education or capacity building programs, preferably in the Balkans. INL reserves the right to request additional background information on organizations that do not have previous experience administering similar programs and/or federal grant awards.
- Applicants must have the ability to produce course materials, deliver training, and conduct evaluations in Albanian, Serbian and English. The applicant’s staff should be proficient in English in order to fulfill reporting requirements.
- Applicants must have existing, or the capacity to develop, active partnerships with stakeholders in order to successfully carry out the proposed program.
- Organizations may form a consortium and submit a combined proposal. However, one organization should be designated as the lead applicant.
- Applicants must be able to respond to the NOFO and be able to mobilize in a short period of time.
- Public International Organizations (PIOs) and For-Profit Organizations are excluded from applying to this grant announcement.
- To be eligible for grant award organizations must have a commitment to non‐discrimination with respect to beneficiaries and adherence to equal opportunity employment practices. Non‐discrimination includes equal treatment without regard to race, religion, ethnicity, gender, and political affiliation.
- Applicants are reminded that U.S. Executive Orders and U.S. law prohibits transactions with, and the provision of resources and support to, individuals and organizations associated with terrorism. It is the legal responsibility of the Recipient to ensure compliance with these Executive Orders and laws. This provision must be included in any sub‐awards issued under this grant award.
- INL encourages applications from potential new partners.
How to Apply
Interested applicants can register themselves at the address given on the website.
For more information, please visit Demand for Justice Projects.