USAID’s TRANSFORM/WASH Program: Increasing Use of Improved WASH Products & Services in Ethiopia

Deadline: 19 May 2016

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking applications for Assistance Agreement from qualified and eligible U.S. and non-U.S. organisations for funding to support a program entitled “TRANSFORM/Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) with an aim to increase the use of improved WASH products and services in Ethiopia and the TRANSFORM’s overall goal of ending preventable child and maternal death.

The objective of TRANSFORM/WASH is to capacitate an organization or consortium to support the Government of Ethiopia (GOE) to increase the use of improved WASH products and services in Ethiopia. All activities should aim to achieve sustained (product-facilitated) behavior change by combining hygiene promotion, small-scale private sector hardware interventions, and enabling environment activities that reduce barriers to attaining scale.

Objectives

  • Increased WASH governance and management capacity at the sub national level
  • Increased demand for low-cost quality WASH products and services, with a focus on sanitation
  • Increased supply for low-cost quality WASH products and services, with a focus on sanitation
  • Increased knowledge base to bring WASH innovations to scale

Funding Information: Pending the availability of funding, USAID anticipates awarding one or more Cooperative Agreement award with a value of $24,000,000.

Eligibility Criteria

  • All qualified U.S. and non-U.S. organizations (other than those from foreign policy restricted countries) are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must have established financial management, monitoring and evaluation processes, internal control systems and policies and procedures that comply with established U.S. Government standards, laws and regulations.
  • The Recipient must be a responsible entity.
  • USAID encourages applications from potential new partners.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit TRANSFORM/WASH.

Global Reconciliation Fund: 2016 Conflict Mitigation and Reconciliation Programs and Activities

Deadline: 25 April 2016

The United States Government (USG), as represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian assistance (DCHA), Office of Conflict management and Mitigation (CMM) invites applications from qualified entities for funding a program entitled “2016 Conflict Mitigation and Reconciliation Programs and Activities (Global Reconciliation Fund)”. The program carry out the activities that mitigate conflict and promote reconciliation by bringing together individuals of different ethnic, religious, or political backgrounds from areas of civil conflict and war.

The program aims to make significant strides in the overall goal of conflict mitigation, peace and reconciliation through the implementation of People-to-People (P2P) activities in selected eligible conflict-affected countries.

Funding Information

  • Subject to funding availability, USAID intends to provide approximately US $16,000,000 in total USAID funding.
  • The ceiling for the single award under this program is US $1,500,000.
  • Actual funding amount are subject to availability of funds as well as content, quality and number of applications received, needs and competing priorities.

Funding Range

  • For Local Entities Only: Funding Range between $100,000 and $800,000
  • For Local Entities and Non-Local Entities (except for Colombia): Funding Range between $800,000 and $1,500,000

Eligible Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Burundi, Liberia. Rwanda, Senegal, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Colombia

Eligibility Criteria

  • USAID encourages applications from potential new partners.
  • USAID will not accept applications from individuals.
  • USAID welcomes applications from entities that have not previously received financial assistance from USAID.
  • With the exception of one funding category and all programming in Colombia, the following types of entities (both local and non-local) are eligible to apply.
    • U.S. and Non-U.S. Non-Profit NGOs
    • U.S. and Non-U.S. For-Profit NGOs
    • U.S. and Non-U.S. Colleges and Universities
    • Public International Organisations (PIOs)
    • Only local entities may apply for funding in the lower funding category.
    • For programming in Colombia, only local entities may apply.
  • The Recipient must be a responsible entity

How to Apply

Interested applicants must submit their applications electronically at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit Global Reconciliation Fund.

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USAID/West Africa: “Human Rights for All” to Build the Capacity of Local Human Rights Organizations

Deadline: 16 November 2015

The United States Agency for International Development is seeking proposals for a project entitled “Human Rights for All” in order to build the capacity of local human rights organizations while also improving the understanding of their role as advocates, allies, and spokespersons for highly vulnerable, politicized, and underserved populations.

This project will build the capacity of local human rights organizations while also improving their understanding of their role as advocates, allies, and spokespersons for highly vulnerable, marginalized, and underserved populations.

The goal of this activity is to better equip CSOs to combat human rights abuses, particularly for LGBT and vulnerable populations.

Activities

  • Train CSOs on universal human rights, including LGBT human rights;
  • Improve the capacity of CSOs to advocate for vulnerable populations;
  • Refine outreach activities and support the development of effective communication plans of CSOs;
  • Train CSOs on transitional justice and victims’ rights to push through the pending cases for trial and judgment; and
  • Support direct lines of communication between the GOCI, CSOs, and individuals whose human rights have been violated

Grants Information

  • Subject to the availability of funds, USAID/West Africa intends to award between $400,000 and $700,000 under this Annual Program Statement (APS), for approximately 2 – 3 grants lasting from twelve (12) to eighteen (18) months
  • The majority of grants will be between $200,000 and $700,000 over twelve to eighteen months, although USAID will consider awarding smaller or larger grants.

Eligibility Criteria

  • This APS is issued worldwide as a public notice to ensure that all interested and qualified organizations have a fair opportunity to submit applications for funding. Eligible organizations include:
    • Registered U.S. and non-U.S. private non-governmental organizations,
    • Registered U.S. and non-U.S. non-profit organizations,
    • For-profit organizations willing to forego profit, and
    • Public international organization

For application procedure and more, please visit grants.gov.

Project Director at Jhpiego, Zambia

Deadline: Ongoing

The Johns Hopkins University (Jhpiego) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Project Director in Zambia.

The Project Director / Technical Director for an HIV program that has a goal of reducing the number of new HIV infections among military personnel in Zambia.

Jhpiego is an international, nonprofit health organization, working with health experts, governments and community leaders to ensure high-quality health care for their people.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Project Director will perform the following functions-

  • Provide programmatic leadership for, and oversee the strategic planning of activities in support of the program goals and objectives, including the determination of program priorities and appropriate technical initiatives.
  • Coordinate the work of all team members with their designated counterparts within DOD, DFMS, Zambia MOH, as well as other key stakeholders such as NGOs (i.e., Project Concern International) and PVOs, to ensure effective technical assistance and harmonized implementation of activities.
  • Advise Zambia counterparts on technical issues and participate in relevant advisory and/or working groups with counterparts and partner institutions.
  • Provide leadership in the design of supportive interventions to include HIV testing and counseling services (HTS), prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) services including community-based adherence support, laboratory services, and monitoring and evaluation. Ensure that interventions are technically sound, evidence-based, and are sustainable.
  • Represent Jhpiego and project in public and professional circles through meetings, conferences, and presentations.
  • Coordinate and monitor all human, financial and material resources of the program to ensure successful implementation.
  • Lead the annual work planning process in close collaboration with CDC, Zambia MOH, program team, and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Guide the analysis, synthesis and reporting of outputs and results in close collaboration with the Monitoring and Evaluation / Strategic Information Advisor.
  • Mentor, support, supervise and manage a team of highly qualified staff and align their efforts in concert with project goals to ensure rapid and sustainable results.
  • Write and/or review technical and project management components of materials and publications.
  • Ensure resources for program implementation are available.
  • Work with finance and project staff to develop and track project budgets.
  • Work closely with Jhpiego home office staff to ensure effective, timely and coordinated project implementation.
  • Ensure technical compliance with PEPFAR and DOD rules and regulations.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Clinical degree (medicine, nursing, and laboratory) with a Masters degree in public health, infectious disease, laboratory science, health administration, or other relevant advanced degree.
  • 10+ years project management / technical director experience for large, multi-year international health sector development programs that have implemented successful activities in HIV.
  • Demonstrated strong technical and programmatic knowledge and experience in the following areas: HIV testing and counseling; HIV treat treatment, care, and support for pregnant and breastfeeding women living with HIV, laboratory service delivery, and cohort recording and reporting.
  • In-depth knowledge of PEPFAR programs, regulations, compliance and reporting.
  • Significant networking and partnership building skills, including ability to communicate with leaders in health and development fields.
  • Excellent program and financial management skills.
  • Expertise in research to practice—identifying best practices and adapting them to project realities.
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform.
  • Proficiency in word processing and spreadsheet software programs (Microsoft Office).
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Excellent facilitation, oral and written communications skills.
  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally 25% of the time.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted through online process.

For more information, please visit Jhpiego.

ITTO Fellowship Programme: Promoting Human Resource Development & Strengthen Professional Expertise

Deadline:  22 February 2016

International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) is offering fellowship through the Freezailah fellowship fund to promote human resource development and to strengthen professional expertise in member countries in tropical forestry and related disciplines. The goal is to promote the sustainable management of tropical forests, the efficient use and processing of tropical timber, and better economic information about the international trade in tropical timber.

Benefits

  • Participation in international/regional conferences, short term training courses, training internships at industries, research and educational institutions, study tours, and lecture/demonstration tours;
  • Technical document preparation, publication and dissemination, such as manuals and monographs;
  • Small grants for post graduate studies.
  • ITTO fellowship award provides tuition/training/conference fees, transportation fees, daily subsistence allowance, book allowance and other allowances.

Priority areas

  • Promote good governance and enabling policy frameworks for strengthening SFM and related trade, and enhancing SFM financing and investment;
  • Increase the contribution of tropical forests to national and local economies, including through international trade;
  • Enhance the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity in tropical timber producing forests;
  • Reduce tropical deforestation and forest degradation and enhance the provision of environmental services;
  • Improve the quality and availability of information on tropical forests, forest product markets and trade; and
  • Build and develop human resource capacity to implement SFM and increase trade in forest goods and services from sustainably managed forests.

Award Information

The maximum amount for a fellowship award is US$10,000.

Eligible Countries

Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, ​Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, Togo, Cambodia, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Albania, Australia, China, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Republic of Korea ,Switzerland, United States of America.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Only nationals of above countries are eligible to apply.
  • Awards are to be made to individuals not to institutions.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must apply online via website, given at the end.

For more information, please visit ITTO Fellowship Programme.

The Disney Conservation Fund: Annual Conservation Grants

Deadline: 4 March 2016

The annual conservation grants are by invitation only.

The Disney Conservation Fund provides financial support for the study of wildlife, the protection of habitats and community conservation and education with a goal to support conservation organizations focused on long-term positive impacts for wildlife and habitats.

Priorities

  • Education and community engagement, including measuring results.
  • Sustainable development programs directly connected to protecting species and habitat.
  • Scientific field studies on species and habitats (the Disney Conservation Fund does not fund ex-situ projects/project components)
  • Although the fund recognizes that basic science is a critical first step in conservation initiatives, preference is given to projects where there is a significant conservation action component.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The fund encourages scientists, students and institutions to work with nonprofit organizations to apply.
  • Organizations must have U.S. nonprofit status. NGOs outside the U.S. can apply in partnership with a U.S. organization. The U.S.organization accepts accounting responsibility.
  • The proposal should be cooperative in nature and may have matching funds.
  • The proposal should clearly contribute to the conservation of endangered or threatened species in the wild, their habitats and engage the communities that surround them through community-based education programs or support sustainable community development projects that assist communities in protecting nature.
  • The proposal should build on previous work including an established commitment to a conservation program OR is well suited to become or contribute to a long-term conservation program.
  • The principle investigator affirms that the welfare of the animals identified in this study is not compromised.
  • Specifically, the principle investigator affirms that:
    • Capture/restraint techniques minimize stress and the potential for physical injury or psychological harm
    • Immobilization/anesthesia is done under the direct supervision of a veterinarian or other trained
    • professional
    • Exposure to noxious stimuli and presumptive negative effects are minimized with administration of
    • anesthetic and/or analgesic agents where appropriate.

For information regarding application submission and more, please visit Annual Conservation Grants.

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International Centers of Excellence for Malaria Research Seeks Applications for Grants Totaling $13.5 million in FY 2017

Deadline: 15 March 2016

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits applications to participate in an International Centers of Excellence for Malaria Research (ICEMR) program that will provide a multidisciplinary research approach to malaria control and prevention through the integration of findings from clinical and field research.  The overarching goal of the ICEMR program is to establish research centers in malaria-endemic settings that will provide the necessary knowledge, tools, and evidence-based strategies for use by government organizations and health care institutions to control and treat malaria. This program is not intended to support research which can be conducted primarily in U.S. institutions.

The objective of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to recompete the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases’ (NIAID) International Centers of Excellence for Malaria Research program comprised of a network of research centers in malaria endemic regions.

Funds Available

NIAID intends to commit $13.5 million in FY 2017 to fund 8-10 ICEMR awards.

Project duration

Applicant may request a project period of up to 7 years.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligible Organizations: Higher Education Institutions, Private Institutions of Higher Education, Nonprofits Other Than Institutions of Higher Education, Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS Status (Other than Institutions of Higher Education), For-Profit Organizations, Small Businesses, Governments (state, district, county), Indian/Native American Tribal Governments , Independent School Districts, Public Housing Authorities/Indian Housing Authorities, Faith-based or Community-based Organizations, Regional Organizations, Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions)
  • Eligible Individuals (Program Director/Principal Investigator): Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) (PD(s)/PI(s)) is invited to work with his/her organization to develop an application for support. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for NIH support.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted electronically following the instructions described in the SF424 (R&R) Application Guide.  Paper applications will not be accepted.

For more information, please visit Malaria Research Call.

Urban Economist at World Resource Institute, USA

Deadline: Ongoing

The World Resource Institute (WRI) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Urban Economist based in Washington DC, USA.

The WRI is an environmental and development research and policy organization that creates solutions to protect the Earth and improve people’s lives.

Key Job Responsibilities

The Urban Economist will perform the following functions-

  • Effectively plan, design, and conduct economic analyses that advance the objectives of project teams working on issues across urban sectors.
  • Scale-up the results of these economic analyses in a manner that is precise, well structured, and tailored to decision-makers (not to other professional economists). This written material may take the form of informal memos, white papers, and official WRI publications. Some research may be submitted to economic journals, as well.
  • Engage in the WRI Economics community, promoting the integration of an economic dimension in relevant research projects.
  • Author or co-author knowledge products (e.g., reports, briefs, data-products) and present findings of economic analyses to external audiences.
  • Review knowledge products written by other WRI researchers and suggest methods that lead to robust and unbiased findings.
  • Mentor junior researchers.
  • Use evidence, critically analyze and assess economic research and arguments presented by project partners, stakeholders, and others.
  • Actively engage public and private sector decision-makers in one-on-one meetings, group briefings, and other venues to persuade them of WRI’s analytically based recommendations.
  • Possess knowledge of a wide range of city specific databases and sources of economic data relevant for cities around the world
  • Have experience integrating spatial urban data with economic and other data
  • Directly managing outcomes and partnerships.
  • Monitoring and managing project deliverables, setting and clarifying priorities for global team members.
  • Monitoring and managing project budget performance, scoping progress according to planned milestones, expenses and revenue, and internal and donor reporting.
  • Completing institutional and donor reporting (narrative, quantitative and financial) for projects, including project outcomes.
  • Contributing to research proposals between a five and six figure fundraising goal.
  • Identifying and developing funding partner relationships through external outreach’; conducting due diligence on feasibility of use through fit-gap analysis.
  • Monitoring and complying with sub agreement guidelines.
  • Contributes to presentations and donor proposals.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Masters in related field (urban and regional economics, public finance, public policy, political science, development economics, urban planning, etc).
  • Demonstrated knowledge in the political economy of urban governance, spatial economics and urban public finance in emerging economies is required.
  • Experience in promoting low-carbon cities, resilient cities or smart cities highly desirable.
  • Working experience in WRI’s main engagement countries highly desirable. (Brazil, China, India, Mexico, Turkey, Indonesia)
  • Strong track record of authoring published research.
  • Excellent writing skills, including the ability to write quickly under pressure and to deadline; ability to summarize complicated analyses in brief and clear messages.
  • Fluency in oral and written English. Fluency in another language is a plus.
  • Minimum 5-7 years of full-time work experience in relevant field, with research design, program implementation and project management experience
  • Prior supervision and mentorship of one or more junior staff
  • Exceptionally good communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work well in a team and with colleagues across countries
  • Strong quantitative, analytical research and econometrics skills
  • Strong statistical analysis skills with experience using statistical software such as Stata, SPSS, R, etc.
  • Detail-oriented and organized thinker who can juggle multiple, competing priorities
  • Ability to travel 20% or more when needed.
  • PhD in Economics with emphasis on urban and regional economics
  • Experience conducting economic impact analyses and evaluations in the field of sustainable urban development
  • Experience with external communications and/or donor management.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted through online process.

For more information, please visit WRI.

Apply for UN Poster for Peace Contest: Inviting People Worldwide!

Deadline: 24 January 2016

In commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the first UN General Assembly resolution, which established the goal of eliminating nuclear weapons and all weapons of mass destruction, the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs has issued call for entries for the UN Poster for Peace Contest.

The contest aims to raise awareness of the need for nuclear disarmament and to inspire citizens across the globe to add their voices, and use their artistic talents, to promote a world free of nuclear weapons.

Since its establishment, the United Nations has been seeking to eliminate all weapons of mass destruction, especially the deadliest and most indiscriminate – nuclear weapons. Nearly 70 years ago, the UN General Assembly’s first resolution, adopted on 24 January 1946, established the goal of eliminating all nuclear weapons and other weapons “adaptable to mass destruction”.

Prize Information

  • First prize will be USD 3,000
  • Second will be USD 2,000
  • Third will be USD 1,000

Eligibility Criteria

  • Anyone of any age can enter this contest, and it is open to all people in all countries.
  • Children below the age of 13 will need to have their parents’ permission, and will need to have parents (or a legal guardian) help with their submissions.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit Peace Contest.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: 2015 Continuum of Care Program to end Homelessness!

Deadline: 20 November 2015

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has announced initial announcement for Continuum of Care Program Competition to promote a community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness. This program will provide funding for efforts by nonprofit providers, states, and local governments to quickly re-house homeless individuals, families, persons fleeing domestic violence, and youth while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused by homelessness.

HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes; utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination, and transform the way HUD does business.

HUD’s Priorities

  • Strategic Resource Allocation
  • Ending Chronic Homelessness
  • Ending Family Homelessness
  • Ending Youth Homelessness
  • Ending Veteran Homelessness
  • Using a Housing First Approach

Funding Information

Approximately $1.89 billion of fund is available for Continuum of Care Program.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligible project applicants for the CoC Program Competition are nonprofit organizations, States, local governments, and instrumentalities of State and local governments, and public housing agencies
  • The total request for each renewing project may not exceed the ARA approved by HUD for that project.
  • HUD encourages the consolidation of appropriate renewal grants when the grants are with the same recipient, have the same component and expire in the same year.

How to Apply

Interested applicants are required to complete and submit their applications in e-snaps at the address, given on the PDF.

For more information, please download the PDF.