Haiti: Improving Citizen Participation in Haiti’s Health Sector

Please note that the deadline for submitting a preliminary proposal for this call was September 5, 2018. This call is now closed.

The total amount of funding available for this Call for Preliminary Proposals entitled Improving Citizen Participation in Haiti’s Health Sector is $20 million over five years. We may fund any number of proposals, or none, up to the maximum funding available.

You must submit your preliminary proposal through the Partners@International portal before the deadline. Global Affairs Canada will not accept preliminary proposals received after the date and time indicated. Please read the portal instructions carefully and plan to submit your application at least three days before the closing date to ensure that technical difficulties do not prevent you from submitting your application.

The submission of a preliminary proposal is the first stage of a two-stage application process. Funding will not be provided on the basis of a preliminary proposal. Be sure to review the instructions in How to apply for funding through a call for preliminary proposals before beginning your application.

Objectives

For the purpose of this call, your preliminary proposal must contribute to the achievement of this ultimate outcome:

Your preliminary proposal must also contribute to all of the following intermediate outcomes:

You may adjust the call’s intermediate outcome statements to ensure they are grounded in the reality of your project design, making them more specific in terms of the who, what, and where of your project. Refer to the Results-Based Management How-To Guide to ensure that your outcome statements respect Global Affairs Canada’s definition for intermediate outcomes.

Your project’s theory of change must describe, based of the findings of a gender-based analysis, how the project aims to tackle the fundamental causes of gender inequality in the health sector, particularly in SRHR. The theory should support the following elements:

Your project’s theory of change must also show to what extent your project will support the following:

Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy states that “no less than 95 percent of Canada’s bilateral international development assistance initiatives will target or integrate gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.” For this reason, only preliminary proposals designed to satisfy the requirements of completely integrating or targeting gender equality and empowerment of women and girls will be accepted.

Organization eligibility

Carefully review the following eligibility screening requirements that Global Affairs Canada will use to screen applications received for this call. We will not pre-assess or comment on the eligibility of specific potential applicants. To be eligible, you must meet each requirement and, if needed, provide supporting documentation:

Applicants unable to meet all of the above requirements are ineligible for this call.

Project parameters

Carefully review the parameters of this call and judge whether your project idea will fit. You must be able to answer “yes” to all of the following statements to be considered for funding under this call for preliminary proposals:

If your proposed project does not conform with all of the above statements, it will be considered ineligible and will not be assessed under this call for preliminary proposals.

Available resources

A number of resources are available online to help you develop your application package. We strongly encourage you to consult the following web pages before beginning the application process. Failure to meet mandatory requirements, minimum standards and deadlines detailed in this document will render your application ineligible.

Additional reference documents

The following documents are for information purposes only. Candidates may consult these or other documents. Applicants are not required to refer to the documents below when completing their application forms.

How to apply

To be considered for this call, you must submit a complete application package to Partners@International by 12 p.m. (noon), Eastern Time, Wednesday, September 5, 2018.

Your application package must include all of the following documents:

As explained in How to apply for funding through a call for preliminary proposals, submitting your preliminary proposal is the first step in the application process. After we review your preliminary proposal, we may invite you to submit a full application package. Funding decisions are made based on full proposals only.

How to access and use PDF forms

Use only Adobe Reader/Adobe Acrobat to complete and submit the application forms. If you use other software, data entered may not be accessible by the department and your application may be considered ineligible.

If you have difficulty downloading the preliminary proposal form, it is generally due to the type of software you have (or do not have) on your computer. Please read and follow the help instructions. If you have all the correct software installed, download the form to your desktop and open it directly with Adobe Reader. Otherwise, your computer may try (and fail) to open the form using software specified in the default settings.

Questions regarding the Partners@International portal

Please read and follow all of the Partners@International portal instructions posted as links on the right side of the web page. Do not open multiple windows within the portal as this may cause technical problems.

Do not try to register or submit your application at the last minute.

It can take up to 10 working days to register an organization. If you encounter technical difficulties while registering or submitting a proposal, email partners-partenaires@international.gc.ca. Please note that during the last two weeks before a call deadline, the service standard for replying to enquiries is three business days. Technical support for the portal is available only from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time Monday through Friday.

Questions about this call

If you still have questions about this call after reading the Questions and answers about applying for funding, please email them to appel-haiti.call-haiti@international.gc.ca no later than 12 p.m. (noon) Eastern Time Wednesday, July 25. We will not answer questions received after this time, or those pertaining to the particular circumstances of an organization or specific project preliminary proposals. Please note that the answers to all questions will be posted to the page “Call for Preliminary Proposals for Improving Citizen Participation in Haiti’s Health Sector - Questions and Answers” so that all applicants have access to the same information at the same time. Please note that we will not answer questions by email.

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