Capacity Development Workshop: Monitoring and Evaluation

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 15 scholarships to NGO leaders/managers to attend a Capacity Development Workshop: Monitoring and Evaluation; 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 monitoring and evaluation 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.

A 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: Monitoring and Evaluation

Proposed Dates: 22nd-24th May 2019

Proposed Location: Trinidad

APPLY HERE: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/G2CH5B8

Deadline for Applications: Tuesday 16th April 2019 by 11:59 pm (UTC/GMT -4).

Contact Information for Queries: cpdcsubmissions@gmail.com

EXTENDED 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/I6JI8SE

EXTENDED DEADLINE for Applications: Friday 05th April, 2019 by 5:00 pm (UTC/GMT -4).

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).