UNOPS announces 2019 Call for Proposals for Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement Pooled Fund

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Deadline: 14 July 2019

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is currently inviting interested and eligible applicants to join a new 2019 round of Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement Pooled Fund grant program.

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The Scaling Up Nutrition Movement Pooled Fund (The Pooled Fund) is a source of funding of catalytic and innovative projects to support Multi-Sector/Stakeholder Platforms in SUN Countries to increase the effectiveness and impact of national efforts to end malnutrition in all its forms. Pooled Fund grants will promote engagement of additional relevant actors in the implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of multi-sectoral and multi-stakeholder national plans for nutrition, at national and sub-national level. The Pooled Fund should be used only when other in-country options are not possible.

Grant Objectives

The objective of Window II of the Pooled Fund is to strengthen linkages and joint collaboration within the MultiSector/Stakeholder Platform at both the national and sub-national level. Grant support will improve the delivery of multi-sectoral nutrition activities that impact nutrition outcomes for nutritionally vulnerable groups including: women, girls and adolescents, and communities at the local level. Projects should aim to achieve the transformation of national and sub-national nutrition policies into concrete actions. Projects should demonstrate innovative ways of working at decentralized level-with potential for scalability in other districts/regions.

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Projects funded by Window II of the Pooled Fund should be coupled with capacity building and other learning activities to reinforce in-country capabilities of all stakeholders in SUN Countries by including the following elements in their design:

  • Continuously improve country planning to end malnutrition;
  • Mobilise, advocate and communicate for impact;
  • Strengthen capacity of government and non-governmental systems, multi-sectoral teams, and their individual members, for scaled-up nutrition action at all levels;
  • Ensure equity, equality and non-discrimination for all, with women and girls at the centre of efforts.

This Window II will also support both tested and innovative approaches for learning and experience exchange, including peer-to-peer learning, trainings combining face-to-face and distance learning, and coaching. To ensure the most effective use of the funds, special consideration will be given to capacity strengthening initiatives, especially at the sub-national level, that could benefit the Movement at large. Special consideration will also be given to those projects that include sharing lessons learned, knowledge management and success stories from the projects with the other members of the Multi-Sector/Stakeholder Platform and the Movement as a whole.

Funding Information

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Grant support will be allocated according to the following parameters:

  • Maximum award amount per grant: Up to USD 300,000
  • Maximum number of grants to be awarded under this Call for Proposal: 10
  • Match requirement: There is no requirement for a grantee to match or co-finance any portion of the proposed grant activities
  • Indirect/overhead costs: Indirect costs should not exceed 10% of direct costs
  • Period of activity: maximum 14 months from the date of the signature of the Grant Support Agreement

Thematic Areas

  • Theme 1: Improvement to Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition through multisectoral nutrition interventions
  • Theme 2: Promote Ownership and Capacity Strengthening of Multi-Sector/Stakeholder Platform at decentralized level
  • Theme 3: Strengthening of Sharing & Learning

How to Apply

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  • Applicants should submit their applications via email at the address given on the website.
  • Applications will be considered only if they are submitted in English, French, or Spanish.

Eligible Countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, El Salvador, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Indonesia, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lao PDR, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, The Gambia, Togo, Uganda, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

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  • Avatar wambui mambo says:

    thanks for the opportunity, to support women, children and nations at large, will apply on theme 2

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