2019 UNDP Nigeria Spotliglight Initiative _ Expression of Interest for CSOs

Deadline: June 11, 2019.

Through a comprehensive approach, the Spotlight Initiative in Nigeria will aim to support a Nigeria where all women and girls, particularly the most vulnerable, live a life free from violence and harmful practices. The vision will be realized by addressing the linkages between sexual and gender-based violence and harmful practices with related aspects of sexual and reproductive health and rights as a cross-cutting theme. Focus will be on prevention efforts, particularly addressing the root causes of gender-based violence and harmful practices (child marriage and FGM) against women and girls; and ensuring access to inclusive, timely, and quality services for victims and survivors.



Organizations wishing to apply for the grant should meet the following requirements and competencies:
• Be a not-for-profit organization with a strong track record on SGBV, gender equality, child protection, women empowerment, and/or legal reform, registered by relevant bodies (Corporate Affairs Commission, etc.) and operating in Nigeria.
• Proven experience of implementing projects in capacity building, human rights, access to justice, SRHR, FGM, child marriage, legal reform and advocating for gender equality.
• Ability to carry out activities under at least one of the mentioned outcomes of the project.
• Experience in innovative methodologies and approaches is an asset.
• Strong skills in written communications in English, particularly in preparing issue-based papers or reports.
• Previous and/or current interventions in the target states of the project is an advantage.



Organizations wishing to express their interest for the Spotlight Initiative shall submit the following:
1) A Portfolio of the organization demonstrating the requirements and competencies listed above, including:
• Evidence of previous interventions in SGBV, capacity building, human rights, access to justice, SRHR, FGM, Child marriage, legal reform, strong understanding of gender equality and women empowerment principles, Family Life HIV Education (FLHE).
• Experience in visibility, designing behaviour change communication and marketing products and brands.
• Evidence of established management structure (i.e. Management Board responsible for making decisions for the organization).
• Certificate of registration with the Corporate Affairs Commission.
• Letter from your Bank indicating your Organization banks with it.


2) A capacity statement demonstrating:

• The outcome/output the organization is applying to implement activities under.
• The organization’s ability to carry out the activities under the selected outcome.
Organizations should submit their application to cso.ng@undp.org and it should be no more than 5 pager long (font Times New Roman 12).




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