Expression of Interest – Consultancy to Peer Review Strategic Plan and Develop Training PowerPoint

The CPDC in partnership with USAID is implementing a three-year project titled Local Capacity for Local Solutions (LCLS). The USAID/ESC Local Capacity for Local Solutions project is focused on building the managerial, organizational, and administrative capacity of selected NGOs, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or intersex (LGBTI) organizations; utilizing innovative methods and approaches to support them in expanding services and improving sustainability in the ESC (Eastern and Southern Caribbean) region. As part of this, CPDC will be developing various capacity building materials to support the improved managerial, organizational and administrative capacity of NGOs.

As part of the capacity development materials under the Local Capacity for Local Solutions project, CPDC is desirous of developing materials to help NGOs understand the strategic planning process. This includes providing guidance on the best practices in the development of a strategic plan and its elements.  CPDC also has a strategic plan template which it is seeking to improve. Therefore, this Consultancy is for a peer reviewer to review the preexisting template as well as provide recommendations for the updating of said template. The Consultancy will also include the development of a power point presentation based on the updated template which can be used by NGOs.  

Expression of Interest: https://docdro.id/nG6N6BW

Deadline for Applications: Monday 25th March , 2019 by 5:00 p.m. (UTC/GMT -4)

 

Call for Proposals – Financial Management Consultant

The CPDC in partnership with USAID is implementing a three-year project titled Local Capacity for Local Solutions (LCLS). The USAID/ESC Local Capacity for Local Solutions project is focused on building the managerial, organizational, and administrative capacity of selected NGOs, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex (LGBTI) organizations; utilizing innovative methods and approaches to support them in expanding services and improving sustainability in the ESC (Eastern and Southern Caribbean) region. As part of this, CPDC will be developing various capacity building materials to support the improved managerial, organizational and administrative capacity of NGOs.

In this regard, we are seeking to recruit a Consultant to facilitate a three (3) day Financial Management Workshop hosted by the CPDC.  The Consultant will be required to develop the capacity of civil society by training 25 NGO leaders in the area of Financial Management to ensure adequate financial implementation and management of financial resources in line with the strategic goals of their organizations.

Terms of Reference: https://docdro.id/VqlSDAP

Deadline for Application: Friday 22nd March, 2019 by 5:00 pm (UTC/GMT -4).

EXTENDED Call for Concept Notes – Comprehensive Capacity Grant

The USAID funded Local Capacity for Local Solutions (LCLS) project is focused on building the managerial, organizational, and administrative capacity of selected non-governmental organizations (NGOs), utilizing innovative methods and approaches to support them in expanding services and improving sustainability in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean (ESC) region. The LCLS project supports the goal of USAID’s Regional Development Cooperation Strategy which is: “Safer, more prosperous Caribbean Communities.” Its development assistance “seeks to: (1) reduce youth involvement in crime and violence; (2) reduce risks and adapt to the impacts of the environment; and (3) achieve epidemic control of HIV/AIDS throughout the region.”

In support of USAID’s development objectives and the focus of the LCLS project, RTI International (the prime recipient of the Local Capacity for Local Solutions award) will issue Comprehensive Capacity Grants with an approximate ceiling value of US$25,000.00 (over a  maximum 12-month period) to NGOs operating in the following sectors: youth/citizen security; HIV/AIDS; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual, and intersex (LGBTI); and the environment. The purpose of the Comprehensive Capacity Grants is to strengthen the operational and managerial capacity of NGOs so that they can be more efficient, effective, and sustainable in their operations and better contribute to development goals in their countries. The grant includes a compensation provision that allows for payment to staff for time spent in select grant activities; specifically the application of their skills to  coordinate and lead activities.

Expression of Interest: https://docdro.id/1MVhCS9

Concept Note Template: https://docdro.id/1V2UrFn

Checklist: https://docdro.id/5K7yC1v

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EXTENDED Deadline for Expressions of Interest: Friday 08th March, 2019 by 5:00 pm (UTC/GMT -4).

Call for Concept Papers – Comprehensive Capacity Grant

The USAID/Eastern and Southern Caribbean Local Capacity for Local Solutions (LCLS) project is focused on building the managerial, organizational, and administrative capacity of selected non-governmental organisations (NGOs), utilizing innovative methods and approaches to support them in expanding services and improving sustainability in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean (ESC) region. The LCLS project supports the goal of USAID’s Regional Development Cooperation Strategy which is: “Safer, more prosperous Caribbean Communities.” Its development assistance “seeks to: (1) reduce youth involvement in crime and violence; (2) reduce risks and adapt to the impacts of the environment; and (3) achieve epidemic control of HIV/AIDS throughout the region.”

In support of USAID’s development objectives and the focus of the LCLS project, RTI International (the prime recipient of the Local Capacity for Local Solutions award) will issue Comprehensive Capacity Grants with an approximate ceiling value of US$25,000.00 (over a  maximum of 12-month period) to NGOs operating in the following sectors: youth/citizen security; HIV/AIDS; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual, and intersex (LGBTI); and the environment. The purpose of the Comprehensive Capacity Grants is to strengthen the operational and managerial capacity of NGOs so that they can be more efficient, effective, and sustainable in their operations and better contribute to development goals in their countries. The grant includes a compensation provision that allows for payment to staff for time spent in select grant activities; specifically the application of their skills to  coordinate and lead activities.

Expression of Interest: https://docdro.id/gc19aAF

Concept Note Template: https://docdro.id/1V2UrFn

Checklist: https://docdro.id/pcQJI52

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Deadline for Expressions of Interest: Friday 01st March, 2019 by 5:00 pm (UTC/GMT -4).

Apply Now! – Capacity Development Workshop: Financial Management

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 contracted partner. 

The project will build the hard and soft skills of NGOs working in the focal areas of environment, HIV/AIDS, youth/citizen security and LGBTI.

 Scholarship Offer: 
The Local Capacity for Local Solutions project is offering 25 scholarships to NGO leaders/managers to attend a Capacity Development Workshop: Financial Management; participants will be selected on a competitive basis. The participants must work in the focal areas identified (environment, HIV/AIDS, youth/citizen security, LGBTI) and be BASED IN 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; OR 10) TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO.

Participants (selected organizational representatives) whose portfolio (main work activities) contains financial management will be prioritized.

The scholarship covers tuition, workshop materials, meals and (airfare, accommodation and incidentals for participants outside of the host country). Applicants must work in the focal sectors and countries described previously.

letter of endorsement from the supporting organization is required, which indicates the nature of the relationship between the applicant and the endorsing organization, the reason for endorsing the applicant and the expected benefits to the organization from the applicant’s participation. (Please note your application will not be reviewed without the letter of endorsement. Candidates are expected to be endorsed by the organization that they are employed or volunteer with.)

Capacity Development Workshop: Financial Management

Proposed Dates: 07th-09th May 2019

Proposed Location: Trinidad

APPLY HEREhttps://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HHZ2XZG

Deadline for Applications: Monday 11th February, 2019 by 11:59 pm (UTC/GMT -4).

Contact Information for Queries: cpdcsubmissions@gmail.com

VACANCY – Administrative Assistant (Temporary)

The Caribbean Policy Development Centre (CPDC) is a legally registered non-profit headquartered in Barbados and established in 1991. CPDC serves as a regional umbrella NGO for organisations comprising of small farmers, women, youth, Indigenous People, rural populations and faith-based organisations located across CARICOM. CPDC also has strong networking partnerships with organisations of persons with disabilities, artisans, micro-entrepreneurs, human rights, and workers. Altogether it serves some twenty-nine (29) regional, sub-regional and national (local) NGOs and individuals working at the grassroots level in economic, social, and cultural areas in the Caribbean.

The CPDC is currently recruiting a temporary Administrative Assistant to work in the office of the CPDC. The successful applicant MUST be based in Barbados.

GUIDELINES FOR APPLICATIONS

Interested persons are requested to submit the following:

  • A cover letter to the attention of the Officer in Charge, Caribbean Policy Development Centre; and
  • A detailed copy of your Curriculum Vitae (CV).

Submissions should be sent to the Caribbean Policy Development Centre via electronic mail –  cpdc@caribsurf.com with subject line: Application – Administrative Assistant  

Terms of Reference: https://docdro.id/os8y1Rq 

Deadline for Applications: Friday 01st February, 2019 by 11:59 p.m. (UTC/GMT -4).

 

CPDC will only respond to the successful applicant(s). Only persons meeting the criteria should apply.

Apply Now! – Capacity Development Workshop: Proposal Writing

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 contracted 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 project will build the hard and soft skills of NGOs working in the focal areas of environment, HIV/AIDS, youth/citizen security and LGBTI. The project will utilize innovative methods and approaches to deliver capacity training that supports organizations to expand their service delivery and improve their sustainability. 

Scholarship Offer: 
The Local Capacity for Local Solutions project is offering 18 scholarships to NGO leaders/managers to attend a Capacity Development Workshop: Proposal Writing. The participants must work in the focal areas identified (environment, HIV/AIDS, youth/citizen security, LGBTI) and be based in one of the following targeted countries (Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago).
 
Participants will be selected on a competitive basis. Participants (selected organisational representatives) whose portfolio (main work activities) contains proposal writing will be prioritized.

The scholarship covers tuition, workshop materials, meals and (airfare, accommodation and incidentals for participants outside of Trinidad). 

 
letter of endorsement from the supporting organisation is required, which indicates the nature of the relationship between the applicant and the endorsing organization, the reason for endorsing the applicant and the expected benefits to the organization from the applicant’s participation. (Please note your application will not be reviewed without the letter of endorsement. Candidates are expected to be endorsed by the organization that they are employed.)

Capacity Development Workshop: Proposal Writing 
Proposed Dates: March 18th-22nd, 2019

Location: Trinidad
 
 
Deadline for Applications: Monday 28th January, 2019 by 11:59 pm (UTC/GMT -4).

Terms of Reference – Consultancy to Formulate and Develop an Educational Video Series on Monitoring and Evaluation

The CPDC in partnership with USAID is implementing a three-year project titled Local Capacity for Local Solutions (LCLS). The USAID/ESC Local Capacity for Local Solutions project is focused on building the managerial, organisational, and administrative capacity of selected NGOs, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or intersex (LGBTI) organizations; utilizing innovative methods and approaches to support them in expanding services and improving sustainability in the ESC (Eastern and Southern Caribbean) region.

CPDC is desirous of undertaking a Consultancy for the purpose of the design and production of a three-part video series on Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) for its NGO Link. The aim is to enhance the skills and capacity of civil society organizations working in the ESC.

Terms of Reference: https://docdro.id/KVS4Qet

Deadline for Applications: Friday 25th January, 2019 by 5:00 p.m. (UTC/GMT -4).

 

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

Apply Now! – Capacity Development Workshop (Trinidad and Tobago): Proposal Writing

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 contracted 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 project will build the hard and soft skills of NGOs working in the focal areas of environment, HIV/AIDS, youth/citizen security and LGBTI. The project will utilize innovative methods and approaches to deliver capacity training that supports organizations to expand their service delivery and improve their sustainability.   

The Local Capacity for Local Solutions project is offering 15 scholarships to NGO leaders/managers to attend a Capacity Development Workshop: Proposal Writing. The participants must work in the focal areas identified (environment, HIV/AIDS, youth/citizen security, LGBTI) and be BASED IN TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO.

Scholarship Offer: 
The Local Capacity for Local Solutions project is offering 15 scholarships which are only available to NGO personnel whose portfolio contains proposal writing. Only one representative per organisation will be chosen to attend. 

The scholarship covers tuition, workshop materials, meals and (airfare, accommodation and incidentals for participants travelling from Tobago). 

A letter of endorsement from the supporting organisation is required, which indicates the nature of the relationship between the applicant and the endorsing organization, the reason for endorsing the applicant and the expected benefits to the organisation from the applicant’s participation. (Please note your application will not be reviewed without the letter of endorsement. Candidates are expected to be endorsed by the organization that they are employed.)
 
Proposed dates: February 4th-8th, 2019
Location: Trinidad
 
 
Deadline for Application: Friday 11th January, 2019 by 11:59 pm (UTC/GMT -4).

REMINDER – Call for Proposals: Consultancy to Conduct an Evaluation Assessment of the CPDC EU Funded Project

The Caribbean Policy Development Centre through the support of the European Union undertook a three-year project titled, Support to Facilitate Participation of CARIFORUM Civil Society in the Regional Development and Integration Process which was implemented from January 2016 to November 2018.

Good project management practices dictate that project evaluation is a valuable tool for organisations seeking to strengthen the quality of their programs and improving the outcomes for the beneficiaries they serve. As a result, the CPDC is desirous of contracting a Consultant to undertake an evaluation of the three-year project. The Consultant will review the initial project plan along with the project outputs, outcomes and impacts to determine the extent to which the project has been successful and to provide key recommendations to improve future project implementation and delivery.

Terms of Reference: https://docdro.id/ifvwsUQ

Deadline for Applications: Friday 14th December, 2018 by 3:00 pm (UTC/GMT -4)

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q) Will the project information including project plan, evaluation indicators, baseline information, target information, project execution information and project monitoring reports be available from the CPDC Office?

A) All of the necessary information which would enable the Consultant to successfully complete the assignment will be readily available from the CPDC.

 

Q) Would the Consultant be expected to conduct primary and secondary research in all of the countries in which the project was implemented?

A) We would not expect the Consultant to cover all of the countries but instead propose a smaller sample of countries in their submission.

 

Q) Is there a specific sequence of countries which the Consultant is required to visit during the course of the assignment?

A) This decision will be left to the Consultant and should be included as part of the proposal.