PMNCH/WHO announces Request for Proposals (RfP) for “Small Grants Host Organization in relation to GFF
Global Financing Facility
PMNCH/WHO has published on the 25th May 2018 a Request for Proposals (RfP) for “Implementing a small grants programme to support civil society engagement, alignment and coordinated action for improved women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health, particularly in relation to the Global Financing Facility”.
By Asma'u Ahmad
AHBN Communication Officer
PMNCH/WHO has published on the 25th May 2018 a Request for Proposals (RfP) for “Implementing a small grants programme to support civil society engagement, alignment and coordinated action for improved women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health, particularly in relation to the Global Financing Facility”. The RfP is related to the host organization of the small grants and the closing date for receipt of proposals is 10 June 2018.
The RfP is published on the United Nations Global Market website: https://www.ungm.org/Public/Notice/72327 .
Interested organisations and bidders should click the above link for details.
This RFP is for a host organization to host the small grants mechanism. Proposals are due by June 10th. The criteria for the host organization are outlined in the RFP and concept note, and they are included here below. The Host Organization needs to be able to manage and disburse grants to grantees in a wide range of countries, quickly and efficiently. It is not restricted to a particular location, but must meet the criteria, as outlined below.
Once a Host Organization is identified, there will be a call for proposals issued later this summer for CSO coalitions to apply for small grants.
A set of criteria will guide the review and selection of the Host Organization for the small grants mechanism, including:
- Institutional systems which allow for the distribution and management of grants to a wide range of countries in an efficient and timely manner
- Experience in issuing and managing small grants programmes to multiple countries
- Ability and capacity to move quickly, once selected, to get the Call for Proposals publicaly posted in English and in French (including the development of the grant proposal template, toolkit, submission guidelines and reporting template, and monitoring framework)
- Adequate reach and experience working in and with a range of countries
- Staff to be assigned to the small grants mechanism have fluency in both spoken and written English and French
- Robust understanding and knowledge of, and engagement in, the GFF and EWEC, particularly related to the strengths and challenges of CSOs at country level
- Experience with connecting across issue areas and constituency groups (i.e. UHC and WCAH, civil society and government, youth, among others) and supporting CSOs to do so, to ensure relevant synergies, eliminate duplication of efforts, and facilitate CSO leadership in leveraging cross-constituency and cross-issue opportunities to advance GFF and WCAH goals at country level.