NOTICE – Online NGO Professional Management Certificate Course

Kindly note that all shortlisted applicants to the Online NGO Professional Management Certificate Course Scholarship, have been contacted.

 

Information about the 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. 

The Local Capacity for Local Solutions project has offered scholarships to NGO personnel to pursue an online NGO Management Certificate Course delivered by the University of the West Indies, Open Campus. 

 

(Closed) 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 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.

Application Process:
Step 1 – UWIOC Application Form: https://apply.open.uwi.edu/
Once you have created your UWIOC User Account and signed in:
Choose your Country Site
Choose Regional CPE Programmes.
Admission Term: Semester 1 2018/2019
Planned Programme of Study, choose Certificate of Achievement in NGO Professional Management.

Step 2 –USAID RTI CPDC Scholarship Application Form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KGBK26S

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

Extended Application Deadline: Friday 3rd August 2018 by 11:59 pm (UTC/GMT -4).

International Women’s Day – Press for Change

The Caribbean Policy Development Centre (CPDC) has been a strong advocate for women’s empowerment and equal rights for over two and a half decades. As we celebrate this International Women’s Day, CPDC takes this opportunity to re-affirm our commitment and support of all efforts to advance gender equality in the Caribbean.

As we press for progress, we wish to bring your attention to the recently proclaimed Law on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace in Barbados. We call upon the Barbadian government to ensure that this law is enforced, adhered to and when breached penalized. We commend the relevant stakeholders for ensuring that the Employment Sexual Harassment (Prevention) Act 2017 did indeed become a reality. The enactment of this law has been long overdue not only in Barbados but regionally. Though the law is gender neutral, providing protection for both men and women, statistically, women have been disproportionately affected by this form of harassment. This makes this law all the more timely.

Furthermore, we encourage Barbadian employers to comply with the six-month deadline to introduce and/or reinforce the practices outlined in Section 4 of the Act which mandates that all employers introduce “a clear Sexual Harassment Policy Statement, which should be issued by the Employer to each Employee on the commencement of their employment”.

We encourage our colleagues in civil society to uphold and reinforce the standards associated with this law to ensure, that, within the sector, there are always in compliance. Moreover, we urge them to foster a culture of intolerance to workplace sexual harassment within their organizations.

Collective action and shared responsibility for driving gender parity are and have always been key propellants in the fight for gender equality thus far. We continue to urge all Caribbean governments to move towards accomplishing the vision and ensure that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are adopted and implemented in their countries. In particular, that SDG 5: Gender Equality is achieved in part through the eradication of sexual harassment in the workplace in the Caribbean.

We firmly believe that as women’s circumstances in life improve, families and by extension communities and nation-states, also achieve a higher standard and quality of living. CPDC will always be an ally in the struggle and continue to press for Women’s Equality and Equity

USAID is providing Comprehensive Capacity Grants for NGOs in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean

In support of USAID’s development objectives, RTI International is implementing a project: Local Capacity for Local Solutions award. Under this project, Comprehensive Capacity Grants will be awarded with an approximate value ranging from $8,000.00 to $15,000.00 (over a 12-month period). 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 will pay for the time of employees of the NGO to participate in capacity building activities and, in select cases, to apply their skills to develop policies, systems, or structures that will help these organizations improve their operations.

Who is Eligible:

Any Non-U.S. NGOs that are:

  • implementing activities in one of the key USAID sectors: youth/citizen security[1] (priority sector); HIV/AIDS; LGBTI; or the environment;
  • registered and working in at least one of the following countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago.
  • interested in improving their organizational and managerial capacity by fully participating in capacity building activities; and
  • A priority will be placed on NGOs that work with USAID-funded projects, although this is not a requirement.

In order to be eligible for a grant, applicants must:

  • be legally registered and operating in one of the six countries mentioned above;
  • have physical space to conduct their activities;
  • have a proven track record of successful implementation of projects in the proposed county;
  • have been active for at least 3 years operating within their sector and respective country;
  • have at least three (3) staff; which can be a mix of full-time, part-time and volunteers;
  • be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the project – not acting as an intermediary/consultant;
  • be willing to comply with all technical and financial requirements for participation in the program, including reporting and documentation of project activities; and
  • be willing to participate in assessments, training, workshops, or other activities considered important for achieving project goals and be eligible to receive funded awards from the United State government.

Terms of Reference/Application form:

 

Application Process:

Submissions are to be sent to the RTI via electronic mail to capacitygrants@lcls.rti.org. Only typed, electronic submissions will be accepted.

Application Deadline: Sunday 8th July 2018 by 5:00 pm (UTC/GMT -4).

Applicants may only submit one Concept Note per organization.

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 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. 

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/KGBK26S

 

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

Extended Application Deadline: Tuesday 31st July 2018 by 11:59 pm (UTC/GMT -4). 

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 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. 

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/KGBK26S

 

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

Application Deadline: Saturday 30th June 2018 by 11:59 pm (UTC/GMT -4). 

Call for Proposals – Consultancy to Produce a Research Paper on the Provision of Services within the EPA

The Caribbean Policy Development Centre is commissioning a research paper under the auspices of the CARIFORUM Consultative Committee of the Economic Partnership Agreement.  This research aims to assess the status of trade in services within the Economic Partnership Agreement with reference to access by Caribbean service providers to European markets. Specific attention will be paid to access to markets by small to medium sized service providers in the CARIFORUM region. 

 

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

Application Deadline: All applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. (UTC/GMT-4) on Wednesday 20 June, 2018.

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.