KCDF Call for Proposals: Local Fundraising Capacity Building Facility Grant

Capacity Building

Deadline: 24 May 2016 Kenya Community Development Foundation (KCDF) is currently seeking proposals for  Local Fundraising Capacity Building Facility (Pamoja4Change Facility), a competitive grant scheme for capacity building of Kenyan community based organizations and other qualified civil society organizations for successful local fundraising and resources mobilization. The local partners propose their own local development projects […]

Call for Applications: The Global Drug Policy Advocacy Fellowship Program for Asia & Africa

Deadline: 25 April 2016

The Global Drug Policy Program under Open Society Foundations (OSF) invites applications to the 2016 Asia & Africa Advocacy Fellowship Program on Drug Policy Reform.

This program supports those working in sectors related to drug policy in order to increase their understanding of international drug policy reform issues, improve their advocacy skills, and enhance their capacity in working with the media on drug policy. The fellowship seeks to increase the capacity of emerging and new leaders in drug policy reform, including people not necessarily working full-time on drug-related issues.

Objectives

The objectives of the fellowship include the following:

  • increase their knowledge of global drug policy reform issues on a region-by-region approach
  • increase their understanding of the international drug control system and conflicts with other United Nations priorities
  • have a greater awareness of the drug policy reform landscape and key figures within that movement
  • establish links with those working in drug policy, particularly in the UK
  • build and develop their communications skills, including for media interviews, press releases, press databases, public speaking
  • have an understanding of the tools for debate, so that they can confidently challenge anti-reform positions
  • improve their confidence as drug policy advocates both through participation in the program and through ongoing support from the host organization

Priority Areas

The program includes the following topics:

  • global overview of drug policy reform
  • overarching issues relevant to drug policy reform
  • international drug control system
  • overview of international human rights in the context of drug policy
  • drug policy developments in Africa
  • effective campaigning
  • media and public engagement

Eligibility Criteria

  • Successful candidates will have a track-record of public engagement in the issues of drug policy reform or other relevant field (e.g., public health) at the local, national, or international levels.
  • Applications are welcome from those working across numerous fields related to drug policy. Previous fellows have worked in drug policy NGOs, at law enforcement agencies, in national governments, in health care facilities, and at universities, among other organizations. Please note that before receiving the fellowship, finalists will be asked to present a letter from their employer agreeing to their two-week participation in the course.
  • The purpose of this program is to promote the capacities of both new advocates and individuals who are emerging leaders in drug policy reform. Starting in 2016, employees of organizations currently receiving support from the Open Society Foundations are eligible to apply for the fellowship.

Eligible Countries

  • Asia Program
    • Southeast Asia: Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Indonesia
    • East Asia: Japan
  • Africa Program
    • West Africa: Gambia, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana, and Nigeria
    • East Africa: Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda
    • South Africa

How to Apply

To be considered for the program, applicants should submit the following documents in English as .doc or .pdf attachments, together via email:

  • Application: Download and complete the application form. Note that the applicant is asked to address all prompts, including providing short-answer responses to four questions.
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV): The CV should specify the applicant’s academic and professional background, including a detailed description of previous employment, a list of academic and policy projects in which the applicant has been involved, public engagement record, and honors (including scholarships and fellowships).
  • Writing sample (optional): The sample must be in English and should demonstrate the candidate’s expertise in a field related to drug policy. The writing sample should not exceed two pages.

For more information, please visit The Global Drug Policy Program.

Apply to Participate in MDLI East Africa Freedom of Expression Litigation Surgery

Deadline: 16 May 2016

The Media Legal Defence Initiative (MLDI) is seeking applications from lawyers based in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi to participate in a forthcoming litigation surgery on the right to freedom of expression that will held in Kampala, Uganda from 8 – 11 August 2016.

All applicants are required to submit for discussion and workshopping a current or potential case involving a violation of the right to freedom of expression.

Objectives

  • To identify and provide substantive support to cases on the right to freedom of expression that could be pursued before domestic and/or international fora;
  • To assist and build working relationships with lawyers undertaking such cases;
  • To equip the participants with the necessary skills and knowledge regarding the international human rights mechanisms available for pursuing freedom of expression cases in East Africa.

Focus Areas

  • Defamation (criminal)
  • Privacy
  • Restriction of the media by means of regulatory measures
  • Physical safety of journalists
  • Protection of sources
  • National security

Eligibility Criteria

  • The surgery is open to lawyers from Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi;
  • The lawyers can either be working in private practice, or be working for or be affiliated with NGOs promoting the right to freedom of expression in East Africa through litigation;
  • Exceptionally strong applications from lawyers who have not yet undertaken freedom of expression work, but have experience litigating other human rights cases and have a strong interest in undertaking freedom of expression work will be considered as well. A maximum of 12 participants will be selected;
  • The lawyers must have a demonstrated interest in, and/or knowledge of the right to freedom of expression and/or related issues;
  • The lawyers must have a demonstrated interest in, and/or knowledge of international and regional human rights law;
  • The lawyers must be involved in, or considering, litigating a case or cases that address violations of the right to freedom of expression. With their application, they must submit a case study of a case that they are litigating or intend to litigate that could be discussed and workshopped during the litigation surgery;
  • The cases submitted must involve a violation of the fundamental right to freedom of expression as protected in a national constitution, African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the East African Community Treaty or any other relevant domestic/international human rights instrument;
  • The working language for the surgery will be English.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit East Africa Freedom of Expression Litigation Surgery.

European Commission: Support to Kenya Energy and Transport Sector

Deadline: 17 May 2016

The European Commission is currently accepting applications for a programme entitled “Support to Kenya Energy and transport sector” whose aim is to contribute towards poverty reduction and accelerated and inclusive economic growth through more sustainable and efficient energy and transport sectors.

Focus Areas

  • Transport sector governance and technical issues (road safety, transport planning, traffic modelling, traffic engineering, project management, public private partnerships etc.)
  • Urban mobility.

Funding Information

The funds are available up to the estimated amount of approximately EUR 4,000,000

Location

All actions must take place in Kenya.

Eligibility Criteria

Participation is open to all natural persons who are nationals of and legal persons (participating either individually or in a grouping – consortium – of tenderers) which are effectively established in a Member State of the European Union or in a eligible country or territory establishing common rules and procedures for the implementation of the Union’s instruments for external action (CIR) for the applicable Instrument under which the contract is financed. Participation is also open to international organisations.

Selection Criteria

  • Economic and financial capacity of candidate
  • Professional capacity of candidate
  • Technical capacity of candidate

How to Apply

  • Applications must be submitted in English exclusively to the Contracting Authority in a sealed envelope by post via given website.
  • All written communications for this tender procedure and contract must be in English.

For more information, please visit Europeaid and download the guidelines.

Call for Proposal 2016/17: Kenya Prosperity Fund to Promote the Economic Reform & Development

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.

Priority Sectors

  • 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.

Funding Information

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.

Eligibility Criteria

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:

https://www.gov.uk/government/world-location-news/kenya-prosperity-fund-call-for-project-bids-for-201617

Call for Applications: Sida PFAN Initiative on Clean Energy Financing

Deadline: 8 May 2016

The Sida PFAN Initiative on Clean Energy Financing (SPICEF) is currently inviting applications from project developers in the East and Southern African regions. SPICEF seeks to nurture entrepreneurs, start-up and existing companies, project teams and consortia with environmentally beneficial business proposals with the aim of linking them with investment and finance and making them happen.

The SPICEF provides crucial early stage pro bono project development and support in raising financing to clean energy entrepreneurs, start-up and growth stage companies, project teams and consortia with viable and environmentally beneficial business proposals, by linking them with investment and finance and nurturing their development and implementation.

Focus Projects

  • Grid Connected IPPs (any clean energy technology)
  • Rural Electrification and Energy Access Projects (any clean energy technology) especially Mini-Grid distributed renewable energy utilities
  • Off-grid distributed energy service companies
  • Others (eg Energy Efficiency & Energy Conservation)

Funding Information

SPICEF Seeks Business opportunities that require total (initial) private capital in excess of US$1 million (or currency equivalent) will be considered

Eligible Countries

Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Zambia, Mozambique, Democratic Republic of Congo and Zimbabwe.

How to Apply

  • All submissions are to be made in electronic format via given website.
  • The Application Consists of:
    • The Project Proposal (as a PDF file, financial models provided as an Excel sheet)
    • The completed Project Data Sheet (as an Excel sheet)

For more information, please visit Clean Energy Financing.

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

Deadline: 5 July 2016

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

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

Grant Value

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

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

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

Eligibility Criteria

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

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

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

Eligible Partner Countries

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

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted through an online process.

For more information, please visit Applied Research Fund.

Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist at Social Impact, Kenya

Deadline: Ongoing

Social Impact (SI) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist in Kenya.

The Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will be responsible for overseeing all project M&E activities and effectively tracking and measuring the impact of the project.

SI’s mission is to create dramatic improvements in the performance of organizations and programs working to enhance the social and economic wellbeing of people around the world.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will perform the following functions-

  • Support the design of M&E processes, using a variety of qualitative and quantitative methods, increasingly focused on results of activities.
  • Provide technical expertise and context on health measurement in Kenya to the activity.
  • Design efficient and high quality data collection tools.
  • Lead data collection and analysis efforts.
  • Participate in the design, quality, development and completion of all assessments, analytical reports, and evaluations.
  • Help develop program recommendations based on data.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Master’s degree in statistics, public health, statistics, international development, or related field required.
  • Minimum of eight years of experience preferably in the areas of monitoring, data collection methods, and evaluation of health projects using a variety of methodologies, monitoring and management information systems in developing countries.
  • At least five years of experience with both quantitative and qualitative statistical processing and analysis packages.
  • Experience designing, monitoring, and evaluating programs in the health sector required.
  • Experience monitoring, evaluating and supporting PEPFAR and other USAID funded projects highly preferred.
  • English fluency required.
  • Nationality of Kenya.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit SI.

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

Deadline: 17 May 2016

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

Funding Information

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

Eligibility Criteria

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

Geographical Focus

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

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

How to Apply

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

For more information, please visit Creative Force Programme.

USAID: Supporting Health Communications and Marketing Program in Kenya!

Deadline: 26 April 2016

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking applications for a cooperative agreement from qualified Kenyan organizations to provide funding in support of a program entitled Health Communications and Marketing (HCM) in Kenya.

The purpose of the activity is to implement social marketing and communications within the health sector and to build the sustainability of Government of Kenya’s Ministry of Health to lead, coordinate and implement social marketing and health communication initiatives.

Objectives

  • Manage a cost-effective marketing, sales, and distribution network that improves availability and access by key priority populations to products related to HIV/AIDS, RH/FP, CS and malaria, develop and manage communications initiatives to increase the knowledge of Kenyans about HIV/AIDS, RH/FP, CS and Malaria, including accurate information to increase demand for and use of beneficial products and services and information to encourage and sustain healthy behaviors, in line with GOK strategies and priorities.
  • Improve the preventive behaviors of Kenyans related to HIV/AIDS, in particular increasing the use of condoms in high risk sexual encounters and the percent of men and women going for HTC and receiving their test results.
  • Improve the behaviors of Kenyans related to family planning, maternal and child survival, malaria and family health, in particular, decreasing unmet need for family planning (uptake of voluntary long term family planning methods), better birth spacing, better prevention and treatment of childhood illnesses (e.g. use of “safe water” in the home, use of ITNs, better breastfeeding practices, full immunization, and prompt recognition and treatment of malaria and other childhood illnesses, including ORS at home, and use of cleaner indoor stoves),
  • Improve service utilization rates for ART, HTC, PMCT, RH/FP, and CS services, including the percent of pregnant women accessing PMTCT services including HTC, the number of Kenyans using HTC services and receiving their test results, the number of clients receiving FP/RH services, number of antenatal care visits and delivery by a trained provider, and childhood prevention and treatment of illnesses in both public and private sector settings.
  • Strengthen the capacity of the GOK/MOH at both national and county levels to coordinate, support and implement social marketing and communication activities.

Expected Outcomes

  • Increased use of quality health services and products
  • Strengthened capacity of Government to lead, manage, and govern health communications and marketing
  • Improved use of information for decision-making

Grant Information: Subject to funding availability, USAID intends to provide $42.5 million in total USAID funding over a five year period with an estimated start date of July 2016

Eligibility Criteria

  • HCM will be awarded to a local Kenyan organization.
  • USAID encourages applications from a broad range of interested parties, domestic non-profit organizations, domestic for-profit companies that forego profit, faith-based organizations, foundations, academic institutions, civic groups and regional organizations.
  • USAID welcomes applications from potential new partners and organizations which have not previously done business with USAID.
  • If the applicant proposes to partner with other organizations through subawards, it should present a clear structure in terms of roles and responsibilities of each subrecipient, lines of authority, and managerial decision-making process.
  • Applicants must have established financial management systems, 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

How to Apply

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

For more information, please visit Health Communications and Marketing Program.