EU-Tanzania: Grants Size, Eligibility Criteria and the Application Procedure

EU-Tanzania: Grants Size, Eligibility Criteria and the Application Procedure

Please visit the Grants Size, Eligibility Criteria and the Application Procedure of the “EU-Tanzania: Support to CSOs and LAs + EIDHR Interventions” below. Financial Allocation and Size of Grants Indicative allocation of funds by lot: Lot 1 – Enhancing CSOs contribution to accountability and fight against corruption: 1.200.000 EUR (allocation 2016) Lot 2 – Enhancing LAs’ […]

European Commission: Support to CSOs and LAs + EIDHR Interventions in Tanzania

European Commission: Support to CSOs and LAs + EIDHR Interventions in Tanzania

Deadline: 7 June 2016 The European Commission is seeking proposals to support Civil Society Organisations and Local Authorities and for the regulation of European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights Programme. Program Lots and Priority Areas Lot 1: Enhancing CSOs contribution to accountability and fight against corruption Priority Areas monitoring the management of public finances and […]

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.

Call for Applications: Design and Implementation of Mid-Term Review and Final Evaluation for the Institutions for Inclusive Development Programme

Deadline: 12 May 2016

The UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) is seeking a supplier to design and then implement a mid term review (MTR – early 2019) and a final evaluation (early 2021) for the main programme management contract under its Institutions for Inclusive Development (I4ID) programme.

This programme’s aim is to support the development in Tanzania.

How to Apply

Interested applicants are required to apply by registering themselves on DFID Supplier Portal.

For more information, please visit DFID Tanzania.

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.

USAID/Tanzania: Comprehensive Health Services Delivery Program

Deadline: 2 May 2016

The United States Agency for International Development in Tanzania (USAID/Tanzania) is seeking applications for cooperative agreements from qualified U.S and Non-U.S. organisations to fund activities under a project entitled Comprehensive Health Services Delivery (CHSD) with an aim to support the recipients’ intervention and assistance to the Government of Tanzania (GOT) to increase access to high quality, comprehensive and integrated health services, especially for women and youth, with a focus on maternal, neonatal, child and reproductive health and nutrition outcomes.

Funding Information

Subject to funding availability, USAID/Tanzania intends to make three awards each with a period of performance of five (5) years

  • Lake/Western and National TA Grouping –$56,450,000; includes FP, MCH and PMI funding
  • North/Central Grouping – $123,200,000; includes HIV, TB, and FP funding
  • Southern Grouping – $145,561,110; includes HIV, TB, FP, MCH and PMI funding

Priority Areas

  • HIV/AIDS
  • Malaria
  • TB and TB/HIV
  • Nutrition
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Family Planning and Reproductive Health (FP/RH)

Expected Outcomes

  • Improved enabling environment for health service provision
  • Improved availability of quality, integrated health services at facility level
  • Increased access to health services at community level

Eligibility Criteria

  • U.S. and non-US organizations may participate.
  • USAID welcomes applications from organizations that have not previously received financial assistance from USAID.
  • Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) s include Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs)
  • Applicants must have established financial management, monitoring and evaluation processes, internal control systems, and policies and procedures that comply with established USG standards, laws, and regulations. The successful applicant will be subject to a risk assessment (Pre-award Survey) by the AO.
  • The Recipient must be a responsible entity.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit Comprehensive Health Services Delivery.

International Women’s Media Foundation: African Great Lakes Reporting Initiative

Deadline: 15 June 2016

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is currently inviting applications from women journalists from across the globe for its African Great Lakes Reporting Initiative.

This program is funded $ 5 million by the Howard G. Buffett Foundation and is designed to support journalists interested in pursuing stories that go beyond the well-established path of political instability, armed conflicts, and humanitarian crisis in the region.

Over the next four years, the IWMF will continue to lead groups of women journalists to the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda, and provide training and support for in-country journalists. These efforts include essential security training to help journalists stay safe in the field.

As part of its African Great Lakes Reporting Initiative, the IWMF will lead eight trips to the region over the course of 2016.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Women journalists of all nationalities are welcome to apply.
  • Applicant must be a woman journalist.
  • Applicant must have at least 3 years professional experience in journalism. Journalists working in print, broadcast, or digital media, including freelancers, are eligible.
  • Non-native English speakers must have excellent written and verbal English skills in order to fully participate in and benefit from the program.
  • Applicant must be able to demonstrate support from an editor or have a proven track record of publication in prominent media outlets.

How to Apply

  • Applicant may not submit one application for multiple countries or trips. She must submit a complete application and story plan for each country for which she wants to apply.
  • Applications include basic details, a statement of interest including a researched story pitch, CV, work samples, and either a letter of support from an editor or a proven track record of publication.
  • All applications materials must be submitted in English.

For more information, please visit IWMF.

2016 Call for Applications: TANZICT Innovation Fund

Deadline: 11 April 2016

The Information Society and ICT Sector Development Project in Tanzania (TANZICT) is currently accepting applications for its Innovation Fund with an objective to fund implementation of innovative, commercially viable ideas, which when realized, will address specific social and economic needs which exist in Tanzania.

Funding Categories

  • Innovation Fund for Novel Technology Products and Services
  • Innovation Fund for New Social Innovations

Funding Information

  • Each application will be dealt separately depending on its milestones and challenges.
  • The expected maximum grant sum will be around TZS 20,000,000 for one applicant, and they may be granted only part of what they apply.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The Innovation Fund requires applicants to work with a reputable Tanzanian organization supporting the innovators and entrepreneurs.
  • The applicants should be hosted at such institutions capable of supporting them and monitoring their progress.
  • Applicants must attach written document from their incubation manager or mentor providing proof of the relationship or program participation.
  • The supporting organization must be prepared to co-sign the grant agreement and to share with applicant the responsibility of ensuring the grant will be spent correctly and results reported.

How to Apply

All applications must be submitted online via given website.

Note: The finalists will be invited for interviews 18 April 2016 and interviews will be held 25 April 2016.

For more information, please visit 2016 Innovation Fund.

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.