Calling for bids in South Sudan: Global Britain Fund for Human Rights
The British Embassy in Juba is pleased to announce a call for bids for Human Rights projects for the financial year 2017-18, under our Global Britain Fund.
The Human Rights element of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s (FCO) Global Britain Fund, previously known as the Magna Carta Fund, is the FCO’s dedicated annual fund supporting human rights and democracy work overseas. Through targeted projects, it aims to lift the capacity of governments and civil society to promote and protect human rights.
This year we are requesting bids on just one priority area. The UK believes more transparency and accountability is required if the continued deterioration in Human Rights in South Sudan is to be reversed. The role of Human Rights Defenders, and the importance of space for them to operate in, is crucial to achieve this objective. Therefore we are seeking proposals that seek to increase accountability and transparency for Human Rights abuses, including through more effective monitoring and reporting. This could include monitoring and reporting on Government action to address these abuses.
How to apply
This is the concept proposal stage, where implementers can submit brief outlines of their project proposals, without the need for fully fleshed out activities and budgets. The British Embassy Juba will then consider the merit of each submission and select the most promising concept proposals. These implementers will then be invited to submit a full proposal and budget.
Budget: we will consider proposals up to the value of £100,000 (GBP). You should realistically be able to complete the concept proposal within this limit.
Deadlines: please submit concept proposals to the Embassy by 9am 21 March 2017. The deadline for the full proposal stage is likely to be 12 April 2017, but those invited to submit full proposals will be informed of the exact date.
Parameters: This call is for a one year projects - we are not able to accept multi-year bids. We would expect the contract to be signed and the project to commence in May 2017 and run until 31 March 2018. We are also not accepting multi-country bids; proposals should focus solely on South Sudan. Please also ensure that any proposals you are considering are a good fit to the objectives listed above.
Template: You must use the template provided above to submit a Project Concept Note to British Embassy Juba at email@example.com. Proposals should be no more than three pages in length. Guidance is also given in the documents section above.
Bids will be assessed against the following criteria:
- value for money
- alignment with HRDP Strategy and FCO’s Foreign Policy Priorities
- evidence of local demand or need
- project viability, including capacity of implementing organisation(s)
- project design, including clear, achievable impact
- risk and stakeholder management
If you have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that due to the extremely high level of interest in this fund, the Embassy is not able to discuss individual project ideas in detail before submission of a concept bid.