Embassy of United States in Uganda: PEPFAR Community Grants Program to Combat HIV/AIDS

Deadline: 1 September 2016

The Embassy of United States in Uganda is seeking applications from organisations for The President’s Emergency Plan for Aids Relief (PEPFAR) Community Grants Program to Combat HIV/AIDS with an aim to assist communities and local Ugandan grassroots organizations with small-scale development projects to provide care and support to key populations (KP), adolescent girls and young women (AGYW), and orphans and vulnerable children (OVC).

Program Priorities for Community Grants

  • Support for OVC, Adolescent Girls and Young Women
  • Support for Key Population

Grant Information: The amount for each award is no more than equivalent of $25,000 and will be paid in Ugandan Shillings.

Eligibility Criteria

The program must:

  • Directly support the beneficiaries in the following prioritized districts through the core intervention services.
  • Have an evidence-based understanding of the HIV epidemics and a community member’s risk of HIV and from HIV.
  • Have already assessed and identified priority needs for the beneficiaries.
  • Be achievable in one year.
  • Have a demonstrable impact on epidemic control and the quality of lives of the infected and affected by HIV.
  • Be community driven with significant community support.
  • Develop linkages with other service providers in the community, including healthcare providers.
  • Be sustainable. The program must include plans to ensure that the beneficiaries will receive the same level of support after the funding ends. (Salaries, space and utility for office administration cannot be funded by this grant.)
  • Be conducted by registered non-profit Ugandan organizations.
  • Produce clearly measurable results. The project needs to be able to quantify and report on the number of key population and/or OVC served with the funding received.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can send their complete applications either via post or email at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit PEPFAR Community Grant.

Embassy of France in South Africa: 2016-2017 SAFe Think Scholarship Programme

Deadline: 21 March 2016

The Embassy of France in South Africa is seeking applications for its 2016-2017 SAFe Think Scholarship Programme to support exceptional students wishing to undertake a Master’s degree at a higher education institution in France.

The scholarship program addresses students in the following fields of study: political sciences, international relations, sociology, public affairs, security studies, conflict studies, human rights/humanitarian law and development studies.

The SAFeThink programme was launched in 2010 with an aim of strengthening the connections between South African academic institutes and Think Tanks and their French counterparts, specifically in the fields of Human and Social Sciences. By assisting research partners in establishing sustainable cooperation, the French government aims at facilitating the integration of South African research and policy-oriented institutions into French, European and francophone African scientific networks.

Benefits

Full bursary includes:

  • Annual tuition fees (up to 6000€/ year)
  • Round-trip flight ticket (South Africa – France)
  • Health insurance
  • Monthly stipend towards living expenses
  • Schengen visa fees

Eligibility Criteria

Applicant can be considered for a bursary if:

  • His/her field of study is in political or social sciences (international relations, sociology, public administration, peace and security, conflict studies)
  • She/he is a citizen of South Africa or Lesotho. Temporary/ permanent residents and candidates from other African countries cannot be considered.
  • She/he holds or is in the process of completing a Bachelor’s or Honor’s degree. The degree has to be completed by September 2015.
  • She/he has applied to at least 2 French universities and Master programmes. Should you be awarded a SAFeThink scholarship, applicant will need to provide his/her university admission letter by 20 June 2016 otherwise the scholarship offer will be withdrawn.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can download the application forms via given website.

For more information, please visit SAFe Think Programme 2016.

Embassy of Belgium in Kampala announced Scholarships for the academic year 2013/2014

Deadline- 1st March 2013

The Kingdom of Belgium, in cooperation with The Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, The Ministry of Health, The Ministry of Education and Sports, The Ministry of Water and Environment is inviting applications for The Belgian scholarship programme for the academic year 2013/2014. Areas to be studied-

  • Primary Health care and PNFP
  • Education and training
  • Environment with particular focus on climate change

Eligibility & Criteria

  •  For Master studies-
  1. Ugandan national, do not exceed 35 years old on 31/5/2013, have a Bachelors Degree, the course is relevant to their work and applicant have a minimum of 2 years working experience. The Master programme applied for does NOT exceed two years.
  2. Applicant have a valid letter of admission to the relevant university by End July 2013 and have the written authorization of applicant’s employer and a letter of guarantee of employment after completing the studies
  • For Short Training Programmes (Uganda/Belgium/African Region where BTC is present)-
  1. Ugandan national, the course should be relevant to applicant’s work, and does not exceed a study period of 6 months
  2. Applicant have the written authorization of their employer and a letter of guarantee of employment after completing the studies, and a valid letter of admission to the relevant programme

How to apply for the scholarship?

  • Applicants can obtain application forms for the academic year 2013 /2014 from the website of the Embassy of Belgium
  • Filled in application forms should be returned to the Embassy of Belgium at the address given in website
  • Please do not send application by e-mail. Only Hand Delivered applications will be accepted

For more information, visit this link

U.S Mission, Pakistan Job : Visa Assistant, FSN-8; FP-6* – Islamabad

Application Deadline : 14 Feb 2013

The U.S. Embassy in Islamabad is seeking an individual for the Visa Assistant position in the Immigrant Visa (IV) division of the Consular Section. This is full time job.

Salary :

  • *Not-Ordinarily Resident: US$44,737 p.a. (Starting salary)
  • (Position Grade: FP-6 to be confirmed by Washington)
  • *Ordinarily Resident: Rs.972,477 p.a. (Starting salary)
  • (Position Grade: FSN-8)

Qualifications and Experience :

  • Completion of twelve years of education is required.
  • Minimum of three years of experience in the Immigrant Visa unit is required.
  • Level IV (Fluent) Reading/Writing/Speaking of English and Urdu is required. Language skills may be tested.
  • Incumbent must have a detailed knowledge of the work procedures and guidelines of the IV Unit, the key personnel and their responsibilities, as well as the Unit’s goals and objectives as defined by the Consular Chief. Must have a solid understanding of host country policies related to immigration, the demand for visa services by local customers and clients, and the immigration environment of the host country. A detailed working knowledge of the IV FAM, the Immigration and Nationalities Act, Department of State instruction cables, manuals, local customs, and local law related to IV issuance is required.
  • Incumbent must have highly developed oral communication skills to communicate complex case facts to subordinates and superiors, deal with applicants, petitioners, and lawyers on sensitive issues, and resolve conflicts among both staff members and the public. Written communications skills must be highly developed in order to prepare advanced correspondence. Incumbent must be proficient in MS Office Suite and be able to work on web-based software. Must have basic numerical skills.

TO APPLY:

Interested applicants must submit their completed DS-174 (Application for Employment as LE Staff) by e-mail submission only at [email protected] Vacancy Announcement Number (e.g. 13-19) must be mentioned in the subject line of the email.

Incomplete applications or submissions received after the closing date will not be considered. Please do not attach any documents with DS-174 form at this stage, you will be advised when your documents are required. Only those candidates meeting all the requirements will be contacted for a test/interview. To review all advertised positions, please visit Embassy website http://islamabad.usembassy.gov/employment_opportunities.html.

For more information visit this link.

USAID Pakistan : Development Outreach & Communications Specialist – Karachi

Deadline: 14 Feb 2013

USAID  Pakistan is seeking a Development Outreach & Communications Specialist and invites applications from qualified and deserving candidates. The location of this job will be based d at the US Consulate General in Karachi, Pakistan.

Qualification Required

Education

  • Completion of a Bachelors degree (fourteen years of education) in journalism, public relations, communications or a related filed is required.

Experience

  •  A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in communications, public relations or journalism is required. This experience should include disseminating information to a variety of target audiences.

Language

  •  Level IV (fluent) Reading/Writing/Speaking of English and Urdu. Level III (good working knowledge) of

one or more regional languages, such as Sindhi or Pashto, is also required.

Knowledge

The incumbent must be capable of crafting information messages in various media formats (news releases, website stories, talking points/speeches, etc.) targeting a wide variety of audiences. Knowledge of standard principles, methods, and practices of communication and information management are required. The incumbent is required to design and implement public affairs events and outreach materials. Must have a broad understanding of issues related to international development. An eye for selecting story-telling photographs, and experience in photography and photo-editing, is required. Incumbent must have excellent knowledge of English grammar and American word usage and spelling. Familiarity with graphic design, printing, and publishing processes is required. Must have knowledge of the media landscape in Sindh and Baluchistan – particularly key broadcast and print outlets.

Abilities and Skills

The incumbent must have excellent oral and written communications skills, including news and technical writing, editing, and research skills. Must have strong organizational and project management skills within a multi-cultural work environment and the ability to work independently. Must be able to take the initiative, once guidance is provided, in managing several activities at once, and must be able to work under pressure to meet deadlines. Must have strong interpersonal skills and be able to establish and maintain collegial relations with press and media contacts, as well as counterparts from IPs, the Embassy and the Consulate General. Must be able to exercise sound judgment in representing the USG; be able to handle interactions with high-level dignitaries and officials with maturity and confidence; and be able to travel throughout Sindh and Baluchistan in order to organize and implement outreach events and visit project sites. Advanced computer skills in MS Office Suite are required, as is familiarity with basic Web design tools, DreamWorks, Acrobat, and other page making software.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must submit their duly completed DS-174 (Application for Employment as LE Staff). Applications
should be forwarded on the following email/mailing address. Applicants should clearly mark the position title or/and
vacancy announcement number they are applying for on the envelope. Applications can also be submitted by email at
[email protected] While submitting through email, the Vacancy Announcement Number (e.g. 13-20) must
be mentioned in the subject line.
Human Resources Unit, Executive Office, USAID/Pakistan
U.S. Embassy, Diplomatic Enclave, Islamabad

For more info please visit this link.

Czech Embassy Grant Opportunity for Small Local Projects

The Embassy of the Czech Republic in New Delhi has announced a call for proposals as part of its funding for local projects in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal and Sri Lanka in 2013.

Small Local Projects (“SLPs”) are the development projects financed by the Government of the Czech Republic, identified by the Embassy of the Czech Republic in New Delhi (hereinafter “Embassy”) and after the approval of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic also administrated by the Embassy.

Projects purpose is to support positive changes in the country. The scope of content might vary from equipment supply (schools, hospitals, training institutions), development activities implementation, educational and training activities, capacity building, environmental protection, agriculture development etc. SLPs should also contribute to visibility of the Czech Republic and improve understanding of the Czech Republic as a donor country. Small local project can be a part of bigger (e.g. international) project.

SLPs are carried out by local subjects qualified to realize development cooperation projects (NGOs, cooperatives, administrative-territorial entities, local institutions, local communities etc. working in the areas of education, health, culture, development etc.). There is a need to prove 3 years of existence of applicant’s organization and experience with past cooperation with international donors.

Complete applications (identification form and budget proposal) are to be sent by email by 13 December 2012. For more information, visit this link.

Fund for Local Cooperation

Deadline- 16th July 2012

Countries/Region- Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Thailand

The Embassy of Finland is supporting selected small-scale development projects in the lower Mekong Region through Fund for Local Cooperation (FLC), budgeted at around 120.000 euro annually. The fund is an instrument of the Finnish government to complement its development cooperation efforts and usually available from Finnish embassies to local Civil Society in eligible countries.

Following the objectives of Finland’s Development Policy Programme, the FLC aims to encourage social equality, poverty alleviation, good governance, human rights, prevention of environmental treat and increase of security and economic interaction. The current FLC Strategy of the Embassy of Finland in Bangkok puts particular emphasis on projects working with the following scheme:

  • Peace Building and Conflict Transformation
  1.     Strengthening of Democratic Processes through Political, Economical, Social and Cultural Inclusion
  2.     Rehabilitation and Reconciliation
  • Marginalised and Excluded Groups
  1.     Promotion of Human and Civil Rights Situation

Eligibility-

Local actors of civil society (non-governmental organisation, community-based organisation, institution, independent media, public corporation, cultural institution i.e. museum, library and theatre, chamber of commerce and association, foundation, religious community) in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Thailand are invited to submit their projects proposals to the Embassy of Finland in Bangkok.

For more information, visit this link

Kabul Women’s Economic Participation Research Project-U.S. Embassy, Kabul

Deadline- 30 May 2012

This grant will fund one comprehensive study of Afghan women’s economic activity throughout the country. The purpose of the study is to create as complete as possible a picture of the totality of Afghan women’s work, in the form of: 1. a map identifying key areas of women’s participation throughout the country, 2. a detailed report, and 3. a directory of businesses either owned by Afghan women or employing large numbers of them. Proposals should clearly demonstrate that the grantee has the organizational capacity to conduct research throughout the country and include a description of the proposed methodology. A combination of original research and analysis of existing studies and statistics is desired. Samples of the organization’s previous work, particularly in economics or market research, are highly encouraged, in addition to resumes/CVs of key research and administrative personnel.

Eligibility-

U.S., Afghan, and international organizations or companies are eligible to submit proposals but preference is given to local NGOs or to partnerships that develop capacity with Afghan NGOs or employees and include plans to transfer programs to sustainable local management.

For more information, visit grants.gov and search by funding opportunity number.SCAKAB-12-AW-006-SCA-04202012

CIDA and its funding programs for NGOs

Moving to another large bilateral agency, the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), it used to have a wide presence across the developing world until the year 2009 after which it implemented the Aid Effectiveness Agenda to concentrate 80% of its bilateral resources in 20% of the countries. Nevertheless, it continues to remain one of the largest bilaterals offering aid assistance to NGOs and governments around the world.

To know whether your NGO can seek funding from CIDA, it is first important to understand whether your country is included in those 20% to fulfill the basic eligibility criteria. Below is a map highlighting the countries where CIDA provides most of its financial support to NGOs and governmental agencies.

NGO Funding at CIDA

If your country is listed, then you can start looking through the website of the Canadian Embassy in your country. For example, we have below Ukraine as one of the priority countries of Canadian aid. When we go through the website of the Embassy of Canada in this country, we can easily trace the Development Cooperation page, where you can see a link to the Canada Fund, which is a unique mechanism to support NGOs in Ukraine.

The Canada Fund for NGOs

You can search for CIDA programs and opportunities in your country here.

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Danida’s Priorities and Programs to support NGOs

The Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA) of the Government of Denmark has an overarching objective of Danish support for civil society is to contribute to the development of a strong, independent and diversified civil society in the developing countries.

The website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, which hosts the DANIDA, does give enough details about DANIDA’s priorities and programs to support NGOs in developing countries. Yet, again, to find out if your NGO can get support from this bilateral agency, you need browse through the website of the Embassy of Denmark in your country.

Here, we have taken the example of Nepal which has a long partnership with DANIDA providing bilateral aid to government and NGOs. At the website of the Danish Embassy in Nepal, one can see a dedicated section of DANIDA. DANIDA’s Small-Scale activities and Projects is a funding scheme where flexible grant is provided to NGOs (as well as others) to implement projects.

NGO Funding at DANIDA

You can learn more about DANIDA at this link.

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