Public Affairs Section: Afghanistan-Pakistan Partnership Summit

Deadline: 14 June 2016

The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan is seeking proposals from eligible organisations for Afghanistan-Pakistan Partnership Summit to support at least 18 and up to 30 participants, approximately 15 from Afghanistan and 15 from Pakistan, with equal representation from the two countries, who will discuss areas of future cooperation between the two countries in specific sectors of interest.

Goals

  • Promote regional integration by facilitating a dialogue on cooperation in sectors key to the Afghanistan-Pakistan relationship;
  • Promote economic and professional linkages between Afghanistan and Pakistan in support of economic growth and civil society participation;
  • Develop an action plan or road map which outlines paths to increased cooperation in key sectors

Proposal Priorities

Proposals should also describe:

  • The applicant’s proposed schedule and agenda for the program, including how activities under the three pillars might overlap or be conducted separately;
  • The applicant’s previous experience conducting short-term study or training tours in theS. or the region for foreign professionals;
  • Any personnel or partner organizations that will play a role in conducting training exercises or seminars, along with the qualifications of those personnel or organizations.

Funding Information: The award floor for the base period and each option year is set at $150,000. The award ceiling is set at $225,000 for the base year and for each of the two option years

Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligibility is open to all non-profit, non-governmental organizations. Organizations may subcontract with other entities, but only one, non-profit, non-governmental entity can be the prime recipient of the award.
  • When sub-contracting with other entities, the responsibilities of each entity must be clearly defined in the proposal.
  • Applicants must submit proof of their non-profit status with their proposal submission (e.g. proof of 501(c)(3) status, Afghan NGO license).
  • Applications that do not include proof of non-profit status will not be considered.
  • Individuals are not eligible.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must submit their applications electronically via given website.

For more information, please visit Afghanistan-Pakistan Partnership Summit.

U.S. Mission to Afghanistan: US-China Training Programs for Afghan Cooperation and Reconstruction

Deadline: 25 May 2016

U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan is seeking proposals from the eligible organisations for the U.S.-China Training Programs for Afghan Cooperation and Reconstruction, an open competition for an assistance award for a cooperative agreement to implement:

  • A two-week training program in the U.S. for up to 15 Afghan professionals in a specific sector of Afghan development (e.g. agriculture).
  • A second, preferably concurrent, two-week training program in the U.S. for up to 15 Afghan professionals in a separate development sector (e.g. public health).

Goals

  • Build the capacity of personnel in key sectors of the Afghan government, economy, or civil society, thereby enhancing their ability to work cooperatively and effectively with the U.S. government and other countries and strengthen reconstruction efforts,
  • Promote regional integration by facilitating a dialogue on cooperation, regional stability and economic and diplomatic linkages for Afghan professionals in key sectors.

Proposals Priorities

Proposals should describe:

  • The applicant’s previous experience conducting short-term study or training tours in the U.S. for foreign professionals to include arranging international travel and high level meetings with various government and non-governmental audiences;
  • The applicant’s proposed schedule and agenda for each of the two programs, including how they might overlap and have common activities;
  • Any personnel or partner organizations that will play a role in conducting training exercises or seminars, along with the qualifications of those personnel or organizations

Award Information

  • The award floor for the base period and each option year is set at $175,000.
  • The award ceiling is set at $250,000 for the base year and for each of the two option years
  • Public Affairs Section (PAS) intends to award a cooperative agreement for a period of 12 months (base period) with options for two additional 12 month periods (option years one and two).

Eligibility Criteria

  • The project will be funded by an appropriation for Diplomatic and Consular Programs and authorized by the Fulbright-Hays Act of 1961 (as amended), and is subject to the statutory limitations of such funding.
  • Eligibility is open to all non-profit, non-governmental organizations.
  • Organizations may subcontract with other entities, but only one, non-profit, non-governmental entity can be the prime recipient of the award.
  • For profit entitles are not eligible to be the prime recipient of an award.
  • When sub-contracting with other entities, the responsibilities of each entity must be clearly defined in the proposal.
  • Applicants must submit proof of their non-profit status with their proposal submission (e.g. proof of 501(c)(3) status, Afghan NGO license).
  • Applications that do not include proof of non-profit status will not be considered.
  • Individuals are not eligible for an award.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must submit their application materials via given website.

For more information, please visit US-China Training Programs for Afghan.

Department of State’s Middle East Partnership Initiative: Seeking Projects to Support Libya through Political Transition

Deadline: 26 April 2016

The Department of State’s Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI), a program within the Bureau of Near East Affairs Office of Assistance Coordination (NEA/AC) is seeking applications for new projects designed to continue assisting Libya’s transition to a democratic and peaceful nation, improve governance capacity at the national and local level, promote the rule of law, and aid in nurturing a vibrant civil society.

MEPI Goals

  • Citizens have the regular opportunity to play an active role in making decisions that affect their lives and in holding their governments accountable through non-violent means, and
  • Pluralistic societies are built where diversity is reflected in social organizations, politics, business, media and government, where all citizens have equal standing, protected by guaranteed rights and by independent and effective courts of law.

Priority Areas

  • Strengthening National Governance
  • Strengthening Local Governance
  • Supporting a Professional, Sustainable, Independent Media Sector
  • Preparing for Parliamentary Elections

Funding Information: Contingent on the availability of funds, approximately $5,000,000 in Economic Support Funds for approximately one to five cooperative agreements will be awarded through this announcement

Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligible applicants include International NGOs; Public International Organizations; U.S. nonprofit organizations; U.S. for-profit organizations; U.S. private institutions of higher education, public or state institutions of higher education; and U.S. small businesses with function and regional experience in the areas of constitutional drafting, national governance, local governance, institutional capacity building, citizen/CSO engagement, rule of law, media, and elections in Libya specifically.
  • Eligible applicants must have demonstrated experience implementing international assistance programs in Libya, including remotely through a regional country such as Tunisia.
  • One proposal may be submitted per priority area which is considered critical for the success of Libya’s transition.
  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit projects that include partnerships with local organizations that would work together on specific programmatic objectives or priorities and that utilize local expertise.
  • NEA/AC strongly encourages applicants not based in the MENA region to partner with local organizations

How to Apply

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

For more information, please visit Supporting Libya through Political Transition.

Small Grants Funding Stream: Strengthening the Capacity of Persons with Disability

Deadline: 14 March 2016

The Small Grants Funding Stream helps organizations to build a broader movement to advance the CRPD at state and local levels.  Organizations can use funds from DRF to strengthen the capacity of persons with disabilities (PWDs) to participate more actively in decision-making processes in CRPD implementation and monitoring or to advocate for the advancement of rights defined in specific articles of the CRPD.

In addition, this funding stream supports DPOs to participate in and influence decision-making processes related to implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals   to ensure development efforts include all persons with disabilities.

Priority Areas

  • Increasing DPO Participation in Decision-Making Processes Regarding the CRPD at State or Local Levels
  • Increasing DPO Participation in Decision-Making Processes Related to Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Addressing Implementation of CRPD Articles
  • Addressing Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals

Funding Information: Small Grants are one-year grants ranging between USD 5,000-20,000.

Eligibility Criteria

The following types of organizations may submit applications for projects of one-year duration:

  • Legally registered non-governmental DPOs (or groups of PWDs) acting under the fiscal sponsorship thereof)
  • Partnerships among DPOs

Partnerships between DPOs and other civil society organizations (when a DPO is the managing partner)

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National Endowment for Democracy: Providing Grants to NGOs working to Advance and Strengthen Democracy!

Deadline: 1 April 2016

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) invites civic organizations, associations, independent media, and other similar non-government organizations around the world to apply for its 2016 grant funding. NED yearly funds hundreds of projects of organizations that are working to advance democratic goals and strengthen democratic institutions.

The foundation provides more than 1000 grants per year to NGOs promoting democracy in more than 90 countries. Funding decisions are made on a quarterly basis by the NED Board of Directors. Grant amounts vary depending on the size and scope of the projects, but the average grant lasts 12 months and is around $50,000.

Objectives

  • To encourage free and democratic institutions throughout the world through private-sector initiatives, including activities which promote the individual rights and freedoms (including internationally recognized human rights) which are essential to the functioning of democratic institutions;
  • To facilitate exchanges between United States private-sector groups (especially the two major American political parties, labor, and business) and democratic groups abroad;
  • To promote United States nongovernmental participation (especially through the two major American political parties, labor, business, and other private-sector groups) in democratic training programs and democratic institution-building abroad;
  • To strengthen democratic electoral processes abroad through timely measures in cooperation with indigenous democratic forces;
  • To support the participation of the two major American political parties, labor, business. and other United States private-sector groups in fostering cooperation with those abroad dedicated to the cultural values, institutions and organizations of democratic pluralism; and
  • To encourage the establishment and growth of democratic development in a manner consistent both with the broad concerns of United States national interests and with the specific requirements of the democratic groups in other countries which are aided by programs funded by the Endowment.

Focus Areas

NED is interested in proposals from local, independent organizations for nonpartisan programs that seek to:

  • Promote and defend human rights and the rule of law
  • Support freedom of information and independent media
  • Strengthen democratic ideas and values
  • Promote accountability and transparency
  • Strengthen civil society organizations
  • Strengthen democratic political processes and institutions
  • Promote civic education
  • Support democratic conflict resolution
  • Promote freedom of association
  • Strengthen a broad-based market economy

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants can be civic organizations, associations, independent media, and other similar non-government organizations.
  • Applicant organizations should be working in diverse environments including newly established democracies, semi-authoritarian countries, highly repressive societies and countries undergoing democratic transitions.
  • Individuals, governmental bodies, or state-supported institutions such as public universities are not eligible for the fund.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can send their application forms either online, via mail or by post at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit National Endowment for Democracy.

USAID: Inviting Applicants for “Integrated HIV Prevention and Health Services for Key and Priority Populations” Program

Deadline: 29 February 2016

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking applications for a cooperative agreement from all U.S. and non-U.S. qualified organizations (other than those from foreign policy restricted countries) for funding to support a program entitled Integrated HIV Prevention and Health Services for Key and Priority Populations (HIS-KP) in the Republic of Mozambique.

This program seeks to Improve Health and HIV Outcomes among Key and Priority Populations. The emphasis of this program is to make quality services available by means that can be scaled, including through improved referrals and linkages across the continuum of both community and clinic-based services. To ensure that this is a sustainable goal the program proposes an integrated community mobilization and structural interventions approach.

Expected Outcomes

The program goal will be achieved through the following results:

  • Access to integrated and comprehensive HIV interventions and health services for key and priority populations is increased.
  • Enabling environment that decreases social and structural barriers in accessing HIV and related services for key and priority populations is promoted.
  • Mapping, monitoring and tracking systems of services offered to key populations across the continuum of care is strengthened

Program Operation Guiding Principles

  • Cooperation and Collaboration
  • Participation of Beneficiaries
  • Gender
  • Scale and Coverage
  • Best Practices and Creativity
  • Quality
  • Participatory Data Monitoring and Use
  • Cost Sharing and Program Income
  • Public-Private-Partnership

Grant Information: USAID intends to provide up to US$20,000,000 in total USAID funding for the life of the activity.

Eligibility Criteria

  • New Partners: USAID encourages competition in the award of grants and cooperative agreements to identify and fund the programs that best achieve Agency objectives. USAID also encourages applications from potential new partners.
  • Eligibility Requirements: All qualified U.S. and non-U.S. organizations (other than those from foreign policy restricted countries) are eligible to apply
  • Ceiling Level: The proposed ceiling level of $20 million has been determined from
    • Current activities and funding levels from PEPFAR sources serving Key and Priority Populations;
    • an Independent Government Cost Estimate to determine the amount of funding needed to obtain expected results and targets of this NOFO, and
    • Strategic planning in conjunction with the USG interagency PEPFAR team of planned KP funding levels.
  • Cost Share Requirements: USAID/Mozambique has determined that cost sharing on the part of a qualified cooperative agreement partner is not required.
  • Responsible Entity: The successful Applicant will be responsible for ensuring achievement of the program objectives.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can register themselves and can download the complete Notice of Funding Opportunity at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit Integrated HIV Prevention and Health Services.

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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.

Deputy Chief of Party at Jhpiego, Malawi

Deadline: Ongoing

The Johns Hopkins University (Jhpiego) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Deputy Chief of Party in Malawi.

The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) will manage the day-to-day management and human resources for an upcoming USAID integrated health project.

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 Deputy Chief of Party will perform the following functions-

  • Provide day-to-day programmatic oversight for the strategic planning of activities in support of the project goals and objectives, including the determination of project priorities and appropriate technical initiatives.
  • Coordinate the work of all team members to ensure effective technical assistance and the smooth implementation of activities.
  • Advise Malawian counterparts on technical issues and participate in relevant advisory and/or working groups with counterparts and partner institutions.
  • Provide leadership in the design of interventions to include community mobilization and engagement, ensuring that interventions are technically sound, evidence-based, include high impact practices and are sustainable.
  • Represent Jhpiego and the project in public and professional circles through meetings, conferences, and presentations.
  • In close collaboration with the COP, coordinate and monitor all human, financial and material resources of the project to ensure successful implementation.
  • Facilitate the annual work planning process in close collaboration with USAID Malawi, Ministry of Health, COP, project Technical Directors.
  • Guide the analysis, synthesis and reporting of project outputs and results in close collaboration with the Monitoring and Evaluation 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.
  • Provide guidance and capacity building activities in collaboration with key staff, to subcontractors and subgrantees and coordinate activities with other agencies.
  • Ensure resources for project 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 USAID technical reporting requirements.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Advanced degree in public health, health administration, international health or a related field.
  • 8+ years’ project management experience (of which at least half is in a senior management position) in large, multi-year international health sector development projects (approximately $10M per year) that have implemented successful activities in areas such as maternal, newborn and child health, family planning/reproductive health, malaria, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), health systems strengthening.
  • Excellent diplomacy skills and a proven ability to establish and sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with USAID missions, host-country counterparts and representatives from other key stakeholders such as NGOs, PVOs, the private sector and other donors.
  • In-depth knowledge of USAID projects, regulations, compliance and reporting; eight years as a senior manager on USAID projects.
  • Demonstrated experience in building capacity with the public sector, civil society, and private sector.
  • Previous supervisory experience of professional staff.
  • Management, training or clinical background in maternal, newborn and child health, family planning/reproductive health, or health systems strengthening.
  • Expertise in research to practice—identifying best practices and adapting them to project realities.
  • Previous experience working in Malawi, with intimate understanding of local health system and health systems strengthening, family planning/reproductive health, and maternal, neonatal and child health care gaps and opportunities, and solid relationships at government agencies.
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Ability to travel nationally.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted through online process.

For more information, please visit Jhpiego.

Next Generation Women Leaders Award: Inviting Women based across Europe, the Middle East and Africa

Deadline: 30 November 2015

McKinsey & Company is inviting female student across Europe, Middle East and Africa for the Next Generation Women Leaders Award. This will also be an opportunity for women to learn more about McKinsey and their people and to join an exceptional group of the peers.

McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm that serves leading businesses, governments, nongovernmental organizations, and not-for-profits. The company help their clients make lasting improvements to their performance and realize their most important goals.

Award Information

Winners will be awarded:

  • 2,000 Euros (or equivalent in local currency) towards the cost of tuition, summer employment, volunteer work, research, an independent project/entrepreneurial venture, or anything else you wish to do with the money
  • Individual mentorship from McKinsey consultants
  • Guaranteed invite to selected McKinsey event

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants are invited from women based across Europe, the Middle East and Africa who are:

  • Current students working towards a Bachelors, Masters, MBA or PhD, from any discipline or background
  • Experienced professionals with any background (e.g., business, technology, marketing)

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit Women Leaders Award.

Ella George Children’s Foundation Grant for Education and Literacy

Deadline: Ongoing

The Ella George Children’s Foundation (EGCF) is accepting applications from U.S. based organizations running projects domestically and internationally with its core program area of Education and Literacy.

EGCF is a private, non-profit foundation. The foundation partners with non-profit organizations, supporting initiatives and programs that enhance the lives of children with positive and measurable outcomes. EGCF believes that in order to advance the well-being of underserved children, it is fundamental to strengthen both educational access and the quality of resources at various ages of development.

Priorities

  • Education and Literacy
  • Microfinance and Microenterprise
  • Early Childhood and Youth Empowerment
  • Sustainable Environmental Health

Grant Information

EGCF provides grants with a range of: $1,000 to $15,000

Eligibility Criteria

  • All organizations, whether working domestically or abroad, must be a US 501(c)(3) organization.
  • Eligible organizations should have a current focus on developing world countries.

How to Apply

  • Interested applicants can submit their proposals online via website, given at the end.
  • Organizations should include:
    • Employer Identification Number to verify non-profit status.
    • Purpose and history of organization
    • Summary goals and objectives of the project for which funding is being sought
    • Current status of the project
    • Project budget with amount requested

Note: There are no formal deadlines to apply for funding. EGCF currently accepts applications on an ongoing basis.

For more information, please visit EGCF Grant.