Bureau of INL Enforcement Affairs: Facilitating Access to Justice in South Sudan

Deadline: 1 August 2016

The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) is seeking applications from eligible organisations for the program entitled “Facilitating Access to Justice in South Sudan”  with an aim to improve access to justice so that rural and marginalized citizens from up to ten states can access justice services that provide legal remedies to their problems.

This will be achieved through educational awareness activities, legal aid services, capacity building and guidance for sub-recipient civil society organizations (CSOs), law enforcement actors, and customary law actors, the development of a law and policy package on legal aid, and research.

Objectives

  • Citizens are aware of their legal rights and duties
  • Citizens, including indigent individuals accused of serious crimes, are provided with legal aid
  • CSOs more effectively facilitating access to justice, with an eye toward project sustainability
  • Rule of law actors, including police, prosecutors, and prisons, in up to ten states are provided with the increased support to carry out their core functions
  • Develop a law and policy package on legal aid
  • Local and national level policy makers and donors have access to knowledge gained from research on rural justice issues and implementation of the program to inform and strengthen reforms to the legislative and policy framework
  • Improve donor coordination and delivery of legal aid services in South Sudan

Funding Information

  • The anticipated total federal funding amount is not to exceed $5,000,000.
  • The period of performance is two (2) years with an anticipated start date of September 2016.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants that qualify to receive U.S. grants such as U.S. not-for-profit/nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) or U.S. based educational institutions subject to section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. tax code; foreign not-for-profits/non-governmental organizations (NGOs) or foreign based educational institutions, with the ability to develop and successfully implement a project in South Sudan and meet INL’s reporting requirements.
  • Organizations must also be able to demonstrate current (or pending) country registration in South Sudan, if required by the country of project implementation.
  • Applicants must have demonstrated experience implementing similar capacity building programs, preferably in South Sudan.
  • INL reserves the right to request additional background information on organizations that do not have previous experience administering similar programs and/or federal grant awards.
  • Applicants must have the ability to implement the program in English. The applicant’s staff should be proficient in English in order to fulfill reporting requirements.
  • Applicants must have existing, or the capacity to develop, active partnerships with stakeholders in order to successfully carry out the proposed program.
  • Organizations may form a consortium and submit a combined proposal. However, one organization should be designated as the lead applicant.
  • Applicants must be able to respond to the NOFO and be able to mobilize in a short period of time.
  • INL encourages applications from potential new partners.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit Facilitating Access to Justice in South Sudan.

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