Updated Mar 05, 2018CLOSED

The Global Fund to End Modern Slavery Request for Concept Notes

Offered by Global Fund to End Modern Slavery

The Global Fund to End Modern Slavery seeks concept notes in pursuit of its mission to sustainably end modern slavery by making it economically unprofitable.
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CLOSEDApr 01, 2018Deadline
Up to $3,000,000Amount

Mandatory Requirements

StageStage 4: Transition to Scale, Stage 5: Scaling and Stage 6: Sustained Scale
Implemented in:
CountryPhilippines, India and Vietnam
Focus AreasSupply Chains (Transport & Supply Chains)
Rule of Law and Human Rights (Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance)
Human Trafficking (Gender)
Migrant labor
-Reducing trafficking of overseas domestic workers from the Philippines by (1) supporting government labor migration reforms and (2) leveraging industry demand to generate alternative employment and migration opportunities
-Collaborating with government and private sector to improve the protection of Vietnamese migrants in recruitment to key destination industries

Sex trafficking
-Creating new solutions to combat online-enabled sex trafficking in Maharashtra, India and replicating demonstrated successes in other geographies
-Partnering with law enforcement, private sector and NGOs to target sex trafficking of Vietnamese women and girls to key regional destinations

Apparel and footwear
-Building the business case for preventing and ending forced labor in the global apparel supply chain by quantifying prevalence and identifying win-win solutions for businesses and workers (multiple countries; applicants proposing work in Vietnam and India are especially encouraged)

-Building the business case that eliminating forced labor in supply chains will increase the efficiency and effectiveness of operations, including through investment in worker skilling, safe migration, and ethical recruitment (multiple countries; applicants proposing work in India are especially encouraged)

Other Requirements

Target BeneficiariesProposals that align with GFEMS’ Theory of Change, including focus on prevalence measurement and reduction (please review the GFEMS Funding Principles attached for more information)
Financial StatementsOrganizations that are able to demonstrate financial due diligence (e.g., prior experience managing official development assistance funding from a government or multilateral organization, a minimum of 2 years of audited financials, etc.)REQUIRED
Impact Evaluation/M&E Plan
GFEMS will evaluate applicants on ability to demonstrate significant impact at scale:
- Prevalence reduction: ability to measure and reduce prevalence and identify and impact key vulnerability drivers that facilitate victimization
- Scalability: potential for rapid, cost effective expansion of intervention model
- Replicability: relevance of intervention model and learnings to other contexts
OtherGFEMS will evaluate applicants on ability to demonstrate ability to execute:
-Feasible plan for on-the-ground implementation, with realistic resources for doing so, including commencing operations within 3 months
-Identifies robust KPIs and meaningful milestones; includes plans for monitoring, evaluation, and adaptive learning
- Organization has the capabilities necessary to execute feasible, logical plan

On the application GFEMS requests applicants to:
Indicate up to 3 instances of government funding (source of funding, project name, amount, and project period) the organization has managed in the past, if any

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Application Directions

GFEMS utilizes a multi-stage approach to applying for funding, which begins with a solicitation for brief Concept Notes. This allows for a competitive process that emphasizes quality of idea over ability to produce a full proposal in a limited amount of time. Additionally, it creates less burden on applicants at the early stages. Applicants that advance to later stages will require more information and time.

Submit the completed application as a single PDF file toproposals@gfems.orgno later than 11:59pm EST on April 1, 2018. Please use your organization’s full name as the subject line. You will receive an automatic response confirming receipt of your application. Late applications will not be reviewed.

Application And Awards Process

Before submitting a Concept Note, please be sure to review the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery’sFunding Principles,Current Opportunities, andFAQsfor additional guidance to help ensure your concept aligns with the Fund’s priorities and requirements. This information is also available for download in PDF format in the full solicitation package.

All interested organizations must meet the eligibility requirements found in theFAQ. Applications from non-eligible organizations will not be reviewed.

All interested and eligible organizations must submit a concept note following the exact template provided (attached), no longer than 8 pages total, plus a 1 page theory of change graphic.
Please use 1-inch margins and 11-point Times New Roman font. Anything beyond the 8-page Concept Note and 1-page theory of change graphic will not be reviewed.

GFEMS will review all applications and notify your organization of next steps as relevant by April 30, 2018.


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