Deadline: 24 March 2016
The United States Agency for International Development mission in Indonesia (USAID/Indonesia) is seeking applications from qualified U.S. and non-U.S. nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) for a program to prevent gender-based violence in Eastern Indonesia; entitled BERSAMA
“Bersama” is a new activity that USAID/Indonesia’s Office of Democracy, Rights, and Governance (DRG) proposes to begin in FY 2016. Bersama will focus on addressing the problem of gender-based violence (GBV) in four provinces of Indonesia.
USAID/Indonesia’s Bersama activity is significant in the context of USAID’s GBV Strategy, because it is one of a few USAID-funded anti-GBV programs that approach GBV from a democracy, human rights, governance and accountability lens or via a community-based approach.
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BERSAMA supports United States Government (USG) priorities encompassing development and diplomatic goals, including USAID’s Global Strategy to prevent and respond to Gender Based Violence (GBV).
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- Democratic Governance Strengthened
- Essential Human Services for the Poorest and Most Vulnerable Improved
- Global Development Priorities of Mutual Interest Advanced
- Collaborative Achievement in Science, Technology and Innovation Increased
Areas of Intervention
- Addressing the root causes of violence, including gender inequality, contexts that support men’s domination of women, and rigid norms about masculinity;
- Improving prevention and protection services, including strengthening government service provision and justice systems;
- Responding to the health and economic needs of those affected by GBV;
- Supporting legislation and its enforcement against GBV, calling for government accountability to uphold women and survivors’ rights.
Funding Information: Subject to funding availability, USAID/INDONESIA anticipates level of funding for this award is not to exceed $7,400,000 over five years period.
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- U.S. and non-U.S. nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) are eligible to submit an application.
- NGOs include any incorporated entity, either nonprofit or for profit, other than a governmental organization.
- USAID welcomes applications from organizations which have not previously received financial assistance from USAID.
- 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 successful applicant will be subject to a responsibility determination assessment.
- The Recipient must be a responsible entity. The Agreement Officer may determine a pre-award survey is required to conduct an examination that will determine whether the prospective recipient has the necessary organization, experience, accounting and operational controls, and technical skills – or ability to obtain them – in order to achieve the objectives of the program and comply with the terms and conditions of the award.
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Interested applicants must submit the applications both in hard copies and electronically at the address given on the website.
For more information, please visit Gender Based Violence Prevention Program.
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