EXTENDED DEADLINE – Online NGO Professional Management Certificate Course

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is funding a three-year Local Capacity for Local Solutions project geared at improving the managerial and operational capacity of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean (ESC). The project will utilize innovative methods that support organizations to be more efficient, effective and sustainable. RTI International is the prime implementer of the project and the Caribbean Policy Development Centre (CPDC) is a major partner. Countries that the project targets include: 1) Antigua and Barbuda; 2) Barbados; 3) Dominica; 4) Grenada; 5) Guyana; 6) St. Kitts and Nevis; 7) St. Lucia; 8) St. Vincent and the Grenadines; 9) Suriname; and 10) Trinidad and Tobago.

The Local Capacity for Local Solutions project is offering 40 scholarships to NGO personnel to pursue an online NGO Management Certificate Course delivered by the University of the West Indies, Open Campus. The Certificate course consists of two courses: MGMT 073: Essentials of NGO Management and MGMT 074: Developing and Managing Projects, and are expected to be undertaken concurrently. The applicants must work in the focal areas identified (climate change, HIV/AIDS, youth/citizen security, LGBTI, or gender) and be based in one of the ten target project countries. 

While there is no direct cost to the scholarship recipients, there is a registration fee of $100 USD which will be reimbursed upon successful completion of the course.

Application Process: 

Step 1 – UWIOC Application Form:  https://apply.open.uwi.edu/

Step 2 –USAID RTI CPDC Scholarship Application Form:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/V5LQPZH

 

Both UWIOC and CPDC Scholarship application forms must be completed in order to qualify for the CPDC Scholarship.

EXTENDED Application Deadline: Wednesday 02nd May, 2018 by 10:00 am (UTC/GMT -4). 

Call for Proposals: Communications and Media Consultant

The Caribbean Policy Development Centre (CPDC) in partnership with the European Union (EU) is undertaking a joint 2-year grant partnership that seeks to increase productivity while decreasing operational input of small farmers in Barbados, Grenada, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, with a focus on women and youth. CPDC as the regional NGO representative organisation is seeking to procure the services of a qualified candidate to assist in increasing the awareness of the Climate Smart Agriculture project. More specifically, the required services will provide an outreach strategy and social media plan for the project.

Submissions are to be sent to the Caribbean Policy Development Centre via electronic mail to mark.brathwaite@cpdcngo.org with the subject line: Formulation and Delivery of Outreach Strategy and Social Media Plan.

Term of Reference: http://docdro.id/m4ADM4Z

Deadline: All applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. (UTC/GMT-4) on Friday May 04, 2018.

Reissued Call for Expressions of Interests to Undertake Small Scale Advocacy Actions

The Caribbean Policy Development Centre (CPDC) in partnership with the European Union (EU) is implementing a joint 3-year grant partnership that seeks to build the capacity of the Non-Governmental Sector in the Caribbean through the implementation of a number of specific actions. As a key component of the project CPDC has been working to foster and an enabling legislative and regulatory environment for NGOs across the Caribbean region to contribute more effectively to national and regional development.

CPDC invites registered NGOs located in the CARIFORUM region to submit Expressions of Interest to undertake Small Scale Advocacy Actions that engage policymakers at the national level to create enabling legislative environments for NGOs to improve their operations.

 

NGO Legislation Advocacy Strategy Report Final Report: http://docdro.id/VlAiGnA

Call for Expressions of Interesthttp://docdro.id/UlOTfdt

Expression of Interest Formhttp://docdro.id/Igcsrgf 

Application Deadline: Wednesday 02nd May, 2018 by 5:00 p.m. (UTC/GMT-4). 

 

Any queries concerning the Call for Expressions of Interest should be submitted in electronic form to jason.francis@cpdcngo.org

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Open Call for NGOs to apply for Consultative Status with the United Nations

1 June 2018 is the last day for Non-Governmental Organizations to apply for consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), in order to have an opportunity to take part in UN deliberations. ECOSOC consultative status is governed by ECOSOC resolution 1996/31, which outlines the eligibility requirements for consultative status, rights and obligations of NGOs in consultative status, procedures for the withdrawal or suspension of consultative status, the role and functions of the ECOSOC Committee on NGOs, and the responsibilities of the UN Secretariat in supporting the consultative relationship. Consultative status is granted by ECOSOC upon recommendation of the ECOSOC Committee on NGOs, which is composed by Member States. 

Apply here: https://bit.ly/2ozYpVw

Deadline: 1 June 2018

Apply Now! – NGO Leadership Training Workshop: Advocacy

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is funding a three-year Local Capacity for Local Solutions project geared at improving the managerial and operational capacity of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean (ESC). The project will utilize innovative methods that support organizations to be more efficient, effective and sustainable. RTI International is the prime implementer of the project and the Caribbean Policy Development Centre (CPDC) is a major partner. Countries that the project targets include: 1) Antigua and Barbuda; 2) Barbados; 3) Dominica; 4) Grenada; 5) Guyana; 6) St. Kitts and Nevis; 7) St. Lucia; 8) St. Vincent and the Grenadines; 9) Suriname; and 10) Trinidad and Tobago. The Local Capacity for Local Solutions project is offering 15 scholarships to senior NGO leaders/managers to attend a Leadership Training Workshop focused on improving advocacy skills.  The participants must work in the focal areas identified (climate change, HIV/AIDS, youth/citizen security, LGBTI, or gender) and be based in one of the ten target project countries. 

 

The training is scholarship based which includes tuition fee, airfare, hotel accommodation and meals. However, there is a non-refundable registration fee of USD$150.00 if accepted to be part of the training workshop. 

NGO Leadership Training Workshop: Advocacy

Tentative dates: 22nd-25th May 2018

Tentative travel dates: 21st May and 26th May 2018

Tentative location: St. Lucia

Application Deadline: Friday 04th May 2018 by 5:00 pm (UTC/GMT-4)

Apply here:   https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/V325M76 

Apply Now – Online NGO Professional Management Certificate Course

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is funding a three-year Local Capacity for Local Solutions project geared at improving the managerial and operational capacity of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean (ESC). The project will utilize innovative methods that support organizations to be more efficient, effective and sustainable. RTI International is the prime implementer of the project and the Caribbean Policy Development Centre (CPDC) is a major partner. Countries that the project targets include: 1) Antigua and Barbuda; 2) Barbados; 3) Dominica; 4) Grenada; 5) Guyana; 6) St. Kitts and Nevis; 7) St. Lucia; 8) St. Vincent and the Grenadines; 9) Suriname; and 10) Trinidad and Tobago.

The Local Capacity for Local Solutions project is offering 40 scholarships to NGO personnel to pursue an online NGO Management Certificate Course delivered by the University of the West Indies, Open Campus. The Certificate course consists of two courses: MGMT 073: Essentials of NGO Management and MGMT 074: Developing and Managing Projects, and are expected to be undertaken concurrently. The applicants must work in the focal areas identified (climate change, HIV/AIDS, youth/citizen security, LGBTI, or gender) and be based in one of the ten target project countries. 

While there is no direct cost to the scholarship recipients, there is a registration fee of $100 USD which will be reimbursed upon successful completion of the course.

Application Process: 

Step 1 – UWIOC Application Form:  https://apply.open.uwi.edu/

Step 2 –USAID RTI CPDC Scholarship Application Form:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/V5LQPZH

 

Both UWIOC and CPDC Scholarship application forms must be completed in order to qualify for the CPDC Scholarship.

Application Deadline: Friday 27th  April 2018 by 11:59 pm (UTC/GMT -4). 

Request for Proposal for Consultant(s) to deliver training and mentoring to individual farmers

The CPDC in partnership with Pro NGO! e.v, Germany, is currently implementing the 2-year European Union (EU) funded project “Promoting sustainable livelihoods among Eastern Caribbean farmers” in Barbados, Grenada and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The project seeks to provide small farmers; with an emphasis on women and young farmers, with the required training, the exposure to and the knowledge of technologies in agriculture and their many benefits so that they can increase productivity at the farm level.

CPDC is desirous of undertaking a consultancy to develop solutions to business management and climate smart agricultural practices and methodologies that could lead to increased productivity and ultimately increased profitability at the farm level.

Call for Proposals: http://docdro.id/AAIgxEG

Application Deadline: Friday April 27th, 2018 by 5:00 p.m. (UTC/GMT-4)

Submissions are to be sent to the Caribbean Policy Development Centre via electronic mail to mark.brathwaite@cpdcngo.org with the subject line: Consultancy to deliver training and mentoring to individual farmers.

 

CPDC will only respond to the successful applicant(s). Only persons meeting the criteria as outlined in the Terms of Reference should apply.

Updated Request for Proposals – Consultancy to Undertake a Professional NGO Leadership Training Workshop on Policy Advocacy

The Caribbean Policy Development Centre (CPDC) in partnership with the European Union (EU) is implementing a joint 3-year grant partnership that seeks to build the capacity of the Non-Governmental Sector in the Caribbean through the implementation of a number of specific actions. One specific action is the provision of a Professional NGO Leadership Training Workshop on Policy Advocacy.

CPDC invites institutions or corporate candidates to submit proposals which are aimed at building the institutional leadership capacity of NGOs in the Caribbean to effectively manage their project activities and advocate on behalf of their constituents. Kindly see attached Guidelines for the Call for Proposals. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Call for Proposals: http://docdro.id/ffZynWf

Application Deadline: Friday 20th April 2018 by 5:00 pm (UTC/GMT -4). 

Extended Deadline – Online NGO Professional Management Certificate Course

As part of the Civil Society Regional Development Project which is funded by the European Union, the Caribbean Policy Development Centre (CPDC) is happy to announce our continued partnership with the University of the West Indies, Open Campus, for the online NGO Professional Management Certificate Course. The Certificate course consists of two courses MGMT 073: Essentials of NGO Management and MGMT 074: Developing and Managing Projects; and are expected to be undertaken concurrently.

While there is no direct cost to the scholarship recipients, there is a registration fee of $100 USD which will be reimbursed upon successful completion of the course.

Application Process: 

Step 1 – UWIOC Application Form:  http://www.open.uwi.edu/programmes/certificate-ngo-professional-management

Step 2 – CPDC Scholarship Application Form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CPDCNGOMgmtCourse

 

Both UWIOC and CPDC Scholarship application forms must be completed in order to qualify for the CPDC Scholarship.

Extended Application Deadline: Friday 20th April 2018 by 11:59 pm (UTC/GMT -4). 

Call for Proposals – Consultancy to guide the process for drafting of NGO Legislation

The Caribbean Policy Development Centre through the support of the UN GEF Small Grants Programme is currently undertaking a project titled Supporting the Development of an Enabling Policy Environment for Civil Society Organisations to Contribute More Effectively to the 2030 Agenda, Particularly, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

A key component of the project will be to undertake research which examines the current environment which NGOs in Barbados operate within, towards the aim of creating an enabling legislative environment to allow CSOs to effectively participate in the policy making process.

CPDC therefore wishes to contract the services of a consultant to produce (1) one policy document to guide the process for the drafting of NGO legislation. The consultant will formulate this policy paper based on stakeholder assessments, focus groups and documentary research over a three-month period. 

Terms of Reference: http://docdro.id/bBfOv65

Application Deadline: Wednesday April 25th by 5:00 p.m. (UTC/GMT-4)