Updated May 03, 2019CLOSED

Professionalizing the Judicial Sector in the Central African Republic

Offered by U.S. Department of State

The purpose of this award is to support a project to assist the judiciary system (criminal and civil courts) in the CAR to increase the sector’s capacity to deter and sanction criminality and protect victims’ rights, including victims of crimes related to conflict and violence by armed groups, survivors of sexual- and gender-based violence (SGBV) and crimes against vulnerable populations, including women, children, elderly, gay/lesbian/transgender, and those accused of witchcraft. This project seeks to provide training and technical assistance to strengthen the ability of CAR civil society organizations, lawyers, police investigators, prosecutors, and judges to ensure justice, while also providing urgently needed legal services.
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CLOSEDJun 18, 2019Deadline
$1,500,000 - $2,000,000Amount

Mandatory Requirements

StageStage 4: Transition to Scale
Implemented in:
CountryCentral African Republic
Focus AreasRule of Law and Human Rights (Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance)
Eligible organizations with demonstrable experience working in capacity building with court systems, bar associations, prosecutors, and judicial institutions may include: U.S. based non-profit/non-governmental organizations (NGOs) or educational institutions having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS or overseas-based nonprofit/non-governmental organizations (NGOs) or private/state educational institutions.
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education; Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education; Public and State controlled institutions of higher education; Private institutions of higher education.
U.S. Citizen or Third Country National with a minimum of three years of experience in working with justice sector capacity building in a civil law context. A U.S. or home country driver’s license valid for the full period of prospective deployment are acceptable. Bachelor’s degree or higher, or equivalent, in Criminal Justice, Law, or related field. Must demonstrate extensive knowledge of court operations and procedures, with experience in practical application of such. In-Country project Manager must have at least two (2) years of experience conducting training for justice sector actors. Must have demonstrable experience working with international and foreign assistance entities, assistance missions, programs, and implementers. French language capability at or above a level equivalent to a recognized foreign language proficiency measurement framework, such as the Foreign Service Institute’s defined 3/3 level or Common European Framework for Reference for Language’s B2 or C1 level, Berlitz, or other. Demonstration or proof of language capability required, unless the individual is a native French speaker. o Fluent in the English language (spoken and written). Strong skills in using Microsoft Office products. Candidates for In-Country Project Manager shall be submitted and receive approval from the INL Program Officer.

Other Requirements

Financial Statements
Complete applications must include a copy of your organization’s most recent audit. If an audit cannot be provided, an explanation must be submitted with the proposal submission.
Reporting Requirements
Recipients will be required to provide reports with an analysis and summary of their findings, both quantitative and qualitative, in their regular quarterly progress reports to INL.
Recipients are required to submit quarterly program progress and financial reports throughout the project period. Progress (SF-PPR and narrative) and financial reports (SF 424 and a detailed financial expenditure report) are due 30 days after the reporting period. See attachment for specific dates reports are due.
Cost sharing is not required but it is recommended.

Application Directions

To apply for a grant, your organization must complete the Grants.gov registration process. Please see attachment for more information.


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