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)

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 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.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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

Call for Expressions of Interesthttp://docdro.id/Wcxw5aO

Expression of Interest Formhttp://docdro.id/utZ2Vdk

Application Deadline: Friday April 20th, 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

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). 

Call for Applications – Capacity Building Officer

The Caribbean Policy Development Centre (CPDC) is currently accepting applications for two (2) Consultant Capacity Building Officers for a USAID-funded Local Capacity for Local Solutions project that will focus on ten (10) countries in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean (ESC) region.

Application Requirements:

  • A Master’s Degree in a Development field plus a minimum of 4 years’ experience or a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant Social Science field plus 6 years’ experience working in the development sector in the Caribbean;
  • Minimum of 3 years proven technical expertise in more than one capacity building skill sets (participatory research, project cycle management, financial management, proposal writing, advocacy and lobbying, strategic planning);
  • Strong project reporting competencies (technical reports, policy development and analysis);
  • Strong inter-personal skills and ability to work as part of a team;
  • Experience coordinating decentralized multi-stakeholder processes; and
  • Proven experience providing technical support to NGOs and other development actors to improve institutional and programmatic capacity.

Application Instructions: Qualified candidates are invited to apply for this position at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SZXC6CQ

Deadline for submission: Wednesday 18th April, 2018 by 5:00 pm (UTC/GMT -4)

The Consultant post is based in Barbados. No relocation costs are covered under this post.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

EXTENDED DEADLINE-Request for Proposals for Consultancy to Undertake Volunteer Project Services

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 consultancy to undertake youth volunteer project services.

CPDC invites all registered NGOs located in the CARIFORUM region (excluding the Dominican Republic) to submit proposals to implement project services to attract young volunteers as a strategy for building institutional capacity. CPDC will provide limited technical assistance upon request. Kindly see attached Guidelines for the Call for Proposals. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. What is the target age group for the youth volunteers? 18-25 years old
  2. What is the budget for the projects? 8,000-12,000 USD. Consideration will be given for regional projects up to 20,000 USD.
  3. Who can apply? Registered NGOs operating in any of the CARIFORUM countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and Grenadines, St. Kitts and Nevis, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago (excluding the Dominican Republic).
  4. Is there a specific geographical location in which the proposed project activities must be undertaken? The project activities associated with this call for proposals must only be undertaken in the countries listed above, either regionally or nationally.
  5. Can administration cost be included in the proposal? It is a service contract; administration cost can be integrated within the proposal.
  6. Can someone be hired specifically to conduct administrative duties? No, but they can be incorporated into the existing programmatic or project activities.
  7. Does the project in question have to be a new undertaking? No, it can be an already existing project, however, the proposal submitted must clearly demonstrate a plan on how youth volunteers will be incorporated into the project activities.
  8. Are there any areas of preference for project submissions? Yes, projects that tackle more than one objective from the specific objectives listed in the Call for Proposals.
  9. How should I submit my proposal? Submissions are to be sent to the Caribbean Policy Development Centre via electronic mail cpdcsubmissions@gmail.com with the subject line: Consultancy to Undertake Volunteer Project Services.

 

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

Extended Application Deadline: Thursday 29th March 2018 by 11:59 pm (UTC/GMT -4). 

Application Formhttp://docdro.id/3YI7p4U