Deadline: 28 October 2019
Applications are now open for the GEF- UNDP Small Grant Programme to enhance development of Country Programme Strategy (CPS) for Operational Phase 7 (2019-2023).
The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP) provides civil society and community-based organizations (CSOs/CBOs) in developing countries with grants to enable them to tackle global environmental challenges while addressing local sustainable development needs.
This call for proposals is to solicit civil society organizations to put forward proposals that help SGP undertake a preparatory process to develop its strategy for OP7. This will involve multi-stakeholder consultations, development of baseline assessment of priority identified landscape, and elaboration of the Country Programme Strategy for OP7 in close coordination with the SGP National Coordinator and Steering Committee in Bhutan.
A key element of SGP’s implementation is to develop landscape/seascape approaches within countries to better focus grant-making and promote strategic programming and clustering of small grant projects with the aim to achieve greater impact and lead to synergies and opportunities for scaling up.
Another key element of SGP’s approach is to enhance its role as a Grantmaker+ by strategically planning for the provision of services needed for achievement of greater portfolio impact, this may be done through selective use of capacity development grants as well as non-grant support services, networks and partnerships.
The maximum amount per grant award for the entire project will be limited to $25,000, with applicants required to provide a detailed budgetary estimate.
The project may be undertaken by an appropriate, experienced national or sub national NGO or academic institution as an on-the-ground capacity building project and financed by a grant.
Competencies Required for the project:
- Demonstrated capacity for strategic thinking and analysis;
- Proven experiences in working with community-led initiatives as well as experience in community and stakeholder participatory processes;
- Expertise on global environment and sustainable development issues;
- Expertise in landscape management;
- Proven capacity to produce high quality qualitative research and ability to absorb, analyze and synthesize large amounts of complex information within tight deadlines;
- Strong presentation and facilitation skills;
- Exceptional writing skills of policy and communication materials for a variety of audiences, including the civil society and policymakers;
- Excellent writing, presentation, communication and facilitation skills in English as well as national language.
Eligible Country: Bhutan
How to Apply
Proposals must be submitted at the address given on the website.
For more information, please visit https://www.bt.undp.org/content/bhutan/en/home/jobs.html