GLOBAL FUND REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: Meaningful Engagement of Adolescent Girls’ and Young Women in Global Fund Related Processes.

The Global Fund invites proposals to support the management of funds to foster meaningful engagement of Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) community-based organisations in Global Fund related processes. Those who apply must have capacity to manage and channel small grants in an effective and efficient way to selected sub grantees in 13 focused countries: Botswana, Cameroon, Lesotho, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe, and Zambia.

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Closing Date: 15 May 2017
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Who should apply?
The supplier will ideally be a regionally based civil society organisation; with strong links or existing operations in a majority of the 13 AGYW focus countries. Additionally, the supplier must have the following:

  • Demonstrated experience in working with community based organisations. Knowledge or/and previous work with women’s community groups and organisations is desirable
  • Demonstrated experience in management of Funds and channeling to community-based organisations or groups
  • Technical and financial management capacity to support a network of selected sub-grantees in 13 selected countries, including capacity to receive Global Fund funds and channel to organisations and groups in different countries
  • Sound knowledge and experience with Global Fund and its in-country processes is highly desirable

Under the Community Rights Gender Strategic Initiative, USD 500,000 (the AGYW Fund) has been set aside to support efforts towards meaningful engagement of adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) and community-based organisations working with/on AGYW issues; into Global Fund and related processes for a period of 12 months.

It is envisaged that these funds will address the financial access barriers limiting community based organisations working on AGYW issues to fully participate in various stages of Global Fund processes in the 13 target countries. Relevant processes include Global Fund country dialogues across the various stages of the cycle (concept note development, grant-making, grant implementation and grant monitoring); and meaningful participation in related processes including but not limited to: HIV national strategic plans, frameworks, policies, guidelines development and reviews and their accompanying or related monitoring and evaluation and operational plans; as well as strategies, policies and guidelines related to adolescent health and their well-being. Additional activities that could be supported also include meaningful participation in national legal and policy reforms processes that have relevance and significant contributions to Global Fund supported and related AGYW work in country.

The AGYW Fund will complement and link, where possible, to other efforts such as the information and communication regional platforms as well as technical assistance opportunities that are already part of the umbrella of the CRG Strategic Initiative.

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