The Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND) is seeking applications for small grants from organizations in the Niger Delta for activities to mark 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence in 2018.
PIND is a Nigerian non-profit Foundation established in 2010 with initial funding by Chevron Corporation to support a portfolio of socio-economic development programs for Nigeria’s Niger Delta in order to improve standards of living of communities in the region. PIND supports projects in collaboration with a diverse range of donor partners including bilateral and multi-lateral aid agencies, federal and state government agencies in Nigeria, private companies and foundations. With an overarching goal of increasing income and employment in the region, the Foundation has four distinct but interrelated program areas.
They are:
 An economic development program focused on generating opportunities for pro-poor market development and employment generation.
 A capacity building program that will build the service delivery and engagement capacity of government, civil society and communities.
 A peace-building program that strengthens conflict resolution mechanisms for enabling integrated peace and economic growth.
 An analysis & advocacy program that improves analysis and understanding of systemic constraints to growth in the Niger Delta region.
1.BACKGROUND
PIND Foundation has been promoting gender equality in the Niger Delta region through its
programs, projects and operations since its
inception. In 2014, PIND developed a gender policy to further strengthen its commitment to supporting youths, women and men, in achieving their economic growth in a peaceful and enabling environment.
PIND envisions an egalitarian and peaceful society that guarantees equal rights and equitable access to and control of productive resources; ensuring that individuals are empowered to create wealth and overcome poverty and disease irrespective of sex and other demographic differentials.
Every year, PIND joins the World from November 25 to December 10 to campaign against Gender Based Violence (GBV). The 16-day Campaign is a strategy used to draw attention to and call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls by individuals and organizations around the world.
PIND supports actions addressing GBV, providing grants to organizations to take actions against GBV in commemoration of the 16-day campaign. In 2017,PIND awarded four grants to organizations to address GBV in response to the theme, “From Peace in the Home to Peace in the Region:Improve access to education for women and girls in Niger Delta communities”, derived from 2017 global theme. The grants awarded through a competitive process were used to carry out activities focused on building capacity in Early Warning, and Reporting Mechanism for the prevention of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG); advocacy and sensitization events targeting public officials, law enforcement agencies, school management and students, traditional leaders and market unions to improve access of girls and women to safe and conducive trading and learning environments in select communities of Delta and Akwa Ibom States.
For 2018, the UN has chosen the theme:Orange the World: #HearMeToo. Under this theme,partners are encouraged to create opportunities for dialogue between victims of GBV, activists, policy-makers and the public.
As in previous years, the color orange will be a key theme unifying all activities, to bring global attention to the initiative. PIND is therefore putting out this call for proposal for 2018 Campaign against GBV small grants activities addressing the theme.
Objectives of the small grant support are:
 To raise awareness using innovative activities on issues of gender-based violence as it relates to the theme.
 Provide platforms to amplify voices on the issue and bring influential stakeholders to drive actions.
2. FOCUS OF GRANTS ACTIVITIES AND CRITERIA FOR SELECTION OF GRANTS TOPICS
PIND will support up to four gender-focused organizations with small grants to address issues relating to Gender-based Violence in line with the theme.
Projection is to awardup to N1,000, 000 per grant by November 3, 2018 and for all activities to be concluded and reports submitted by December 30,2018.
Application Evaluation Criteria:
Clear idea with connection to the theme and a clear identified problem. This should show ability to influence practice and approaches, add value or change the way things are done. Should demonstrate c apacity for replication and applicability of results.-(30 marks)
 Evidence of prior related work on initiative being proposed.
Applicants should have knowledge on identified theme in order to increase rate of achieving objectives of proposed initiative. – (30 marks)
 Monitoring and Evaluation Framework
A clear understanding of result to be achieved and feasibility within specified timeline. Application
should have a clear implementation plan and result framework to show how results will be monitored and evaluated. – (20marks)
The current call is opened from October 5 to October 18, 2018. Cost consideration – (20marks)
5.
DURATION
The grants would be from November 5 to December 30,2018.
6.
QUALIFICATIONS
Please note the following requirements for prospective applicants:
 Must be based in the Niger Delta
 Must be duly
registered, at least with a State government
 Must have tax exemption certificate
 Must have a focus on women’s empowerment
or gender issues
 Organizational structures for implementation of presented activities
 Must be capable of reporting back on the project and its outcomes
7.HOW TO APPLY
Interested organization(s) should submit a proposal for 2018 Campaign against the GBV to procurement@pindfoundation.org copying yemi@pindfoundation.org latest close of business Wednesday,October 18,2018.
The following mandatory documents MUST be submitted along with the proposal
1. Certificate of Business Registration/Means of Personal Identification
2. Profile of organization or Resume in case of a consultant
3. Completed PIND bio data form in case of consultants
4. Most Recent Tax Clearance Certificate
5. Tax Identification Number
6. Full physical contact address
7. Bank Reference Letter or confirmation of your account details containing accounts number and bank account name –addressed to the Finance Manager, PIND Foundation, #25 Jimmy Carter Crescent Asokoro, Abuja
8. Bank details as follows:
I. Name of Accountga
II. Account Number
III. Name of Bank
IV. Address of Ban
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