The French Development Agency (Agence Française de Développement - AFD) wishes to finance international and South-Sudanese non-governmental organizations (NGOs) or other non-profit organizations to implement a project aiming at supporting farmers’ livelihoods in selected localities through collective organizations active in the agricultural and/or rural sector.
This project will be funded through a grant. AFD has earmarked a grant of maximum EUR 500 000 to fund one single project, or contribute to an existing project, with a duration of a maximum of 24 months.
The project will be selected based on a project concept note, to be provided together with an administrative file and information sheets.
The call for proposals “Supporting farmers’ livelihoods through collective organizations in selected localities” (the “Call”) aims at financing one development project managed by International and South-Sudanese non-governmental organizations (NGO) or other non-profit organizations. The Project Lead Institution (or PLI): - Must be registered in South Sudan and authorized to work in the selected state(s) or localities. - Must have a local office in South Sudan, and be used to working closely with Sudanese partners at national and local levels; - Must have past experience in project implementation in South Sudan, especially in the agricultural and rural development sector, and in social cohesion, resilience and livelihood support activities; - Should be able to collaborate smoothly i) with the South-Sudanese authorities especially the Ministry of Agriculture and the Department of Agriculture in the selected state(s), as well as ii) with AFD local office in Nairobi and AFD headquarters in Paris; - Should have the capacity to implement projects in fragile settings. - Must demonstrate a capacity to implement and manage financially and logistically projects of the scale of the proposal. In this respect, the turn-over of the lead organization over the last three accounting periods must be at least 3 times the amount of the proposal. - Must be capable of receiving funds in an account abroad and ensuring transfers to the bank accounts of its partners if any. - Will sign the financing agreement with AFD.
Proposals must be submitted electronically no later than June, 18th at 12 pm, Paris time (time/date receipt at AFD, to be confirmed by a formal acknowledgement of receipt) and sent by mail to the following addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com