1) Introduction and Background
The ACAC project (Advocacy for Comprehensive Abortion Care) is a triennial project of the Society of Gynaecologists and Obstetricians of Cameroon (SOGOC). The project is coordinated by the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (FIGO). The project aims to redress maternal mortality and morbidity caused by unsafe abortion by advocating for an elimination of barriers to the timely provision of comprehensive abortion care within the context of the Cameroon law. Through the ACAC project, the Society of Gynaecologists and Obstetricians which has been existing for 30 years, will be strengthened so that they can stand out as a national leader in terms of reproductive health matters in Cameroon. The vision of the society is to ensure that quality reproductive healthcare services are available and affordable to all in Cameroon.
2) Objectives and Scope of the Sub-Grant
SOGOC through the ACAC project is seeking the service of two Community Based Organisations to carry out a captivating, rich and cost-effective campaign aimed at disseminating key messages of the ACAC project about the dangers of unsafe abortion and redressing stigma related to abortion within the public.
3) Details of the Sub-Grant
Beneficiaries of this Sub grant will be expected to conduct the sensitization campaign over a period of 2 months.
The activity will involve education campaigns within the community targeting not only adolescent girls and women but men and the entire public. The campaigns organised by the beneficiaries will be mainly to disseminate key messages of the ACAC project. However, the beneficiaries can develop additional messages but which must be approved by the ACAC team before dissemination.
The beneficiaries will be required to submit their activity reports and accountabilities to SOGOC.
The sub grant will be no more than $9000 dispatched in two instalments; 60% at the beginning of the sub grant, and the rest after submitting the activity report and accountability to SOGOC.
Any published work arising out of this sub grant will have to recognize funding from SOGOC and FIGO, and should bear the logo of SOGOC and FIGO.
SOGOC/FIGO will have the right to use the information and data arising out of these sub grants in the safe abortion advocacy campaign.
You will be required to report to SOGOC on your progress with the activities, learnings, gains and challenges, on a monthly basis, and submit a monthly financial report. You will also provide SOGOC with your final activity report and accountability of the funds at the end of the sub grant period. Any unspent funds at the end of the sub grant period will have to be returned to SOGOC.
4) Eligibility criteria
- Must be a registered community-based association dealing with adolescents, sex education, reproductive health matters, women’s rights and human rights.
- Must have been existing for not less than (5) five years.
- Must have experience in handling projects about sexual and reproductive health, sex education, comprehensive abortion care and other related topics.
- Must be a credible, well-established and organised structure which is independent and has experienced and capable staff which can handle the project.
- Must not have a history of involvement in any deviant practices like child trafficking, drug trafficking, terrorism or any other ill.
- The submitted proposal should not have already been funded by another organisation
5) Criteria against which the proposals will be judged
Successful proposals will be those that satisfy the following conditions;
- Does the potential recipient have a clear plan for how they will use the sub-grant funds to achieve the intended objective?
- Has the NGO had experience doing similar work in the past? What else qualifies them to be able to carry out this work successfully?
- Have they received any similar grants from other organizations? If so, can the other organisation be approached for a comment?
- Do they have a clear budget for the proposal? Are the costs included in the budget realistic and in line with what you would expect?
- Are there clear monitoring and evaluation measures in the proposal? These should show that the campaign activities’ impact will be evaluated to ensure they are effective.
- Do not have funding from any other organization for these activities.
- Have a budget falling within the range covered by the sub grant.
- The NGO can demonstrate adequate management and financial management capacity to handle the sub grant?
- Does the proposal offer reasonable value for money in terms of the ratio between the total budget and the expected outputs?
6) Proposal Details
Respondents should submit their proposal by email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “ACAC Call for Proposals for sub grants to CBOs” or hard copy at the SOGOC/ACAC head office, located at the Medical Council Building Nkoleton, Yaoundé no later than 31st December 2020. The proposal should be addressed to the Focal Point ACAC, Dr Filbert EKO EKO and the Project Manager Rita Yenjong. The proposal must contain the following;
- A description of the organisation or association, a general overview of the mission and vision and credentials.
- A one-page narrative outlining the association or organisation’s strengths and skills
- Proof of past experience in handling other and similar projects.
- A descriptive proposal of how the organisation plans to carry out the education campaign, including proposed messages, activity plan, M&E plan, and budget.
- A clear and realistic budget of not more than $ 4500
- Scanned copies of signed recommendations, addressed to the President, SOGOC, from two individuals of high repute should be submitted along with the proposal.