Deadline: 30 June 2016
The U.S. Department of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) is seeking applications from organisations for a program entitled “Enhancing Judicial Accountability in Tanzania” with an aim to increase effectiveness and accountability in the judicial sector, targeting inconsistent application of the rule of law to human rights abuses linked to violent extremism.
The program should enable domestic organizations to deepen their engagement with government stakeholders and strengthen their advocacy techniques, using the judiciary’s treatment of cases of human rights abuses committed by perpetrators of violent extremism as a starting point.
- Building civil society and Commission for Human Rights and Good Governance (CHRGG)
- Capacity on human rights monitoring, reporting and advocacy;
- Establishing a platform between the CHRGG, civil society, and judiciary for effective action;
- Improving communication and understanding between affected communities, key stakeholders, and security and judicial actors on human rights issues.
- Subject to the availability of funding, DRL anticipates having approximately $594,059 available to support approximately one successful application.
- Applicants should include an anticipated start date between August and September 2016 and the period of performance should be between 16 and 24 months.
- DRL welcomes applications from U.S.-based and foreign-based non-profit organizations/nongovernment organizations (NGO) and public international organizations; private, public, or state institutions of higher education; and for-profit organizations or businesses. DRL’s preference is to work with non-profit entities; however, there may be occasions when a for-profit entity is best suited.
- Applicants must have existing, or the capacity to develop, active partnerships with thematic or in-country partners, entities and relevant stakeholders including industry and NGOs and have demonstrable experience in administering successful and preferably similar projects.
- DRL encourages applications from foreign-based NGOs headquartered in the geographic regions/countries relevant to this NOFO.
- Applicants may form consortia and submit a combined application. However, one organization should be designated as the lead applicant with the other members as sub-award partners.
- DRL reserves the right to request additional background information on applicants that do not have previous experience administering federal grant awards, and these applicants may be subject to limited funding on a pilot basis.
- DRL is committed to an anti-discrimination policy in all of its projects and activities.
- DRL welcomes applications irrespective of an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or other status.
- DRL encourages applications from organizations working with the most at risk and vulnerable communities, including women, youth, persons with disabilities, members of ethnic or religious minority groups, and LGBTI persons.
How to Apply
Interested applicants can apply via given website.
For more information, please visit Enhancing Judicial Accountability in Tanzania.