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.
For the purpose of this call, your preliminary proposal must contribute to the achievement of this ultimate outcome:
- Increased enjoyment of Haitian’s rights to health, and particularly the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of women and adolescent girls.
Your preliminary proposal must also contribute to all of the following intermediate outcomes:
- Improved accountability of Haitian institutions’ in the area of health, particularly in the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and adolescent girls.
- Increased effectiveness of Haitian citizens and civil society organizations, including organizations that defend the rights of women and adolescent girls in asserting their health rights, and in particular, their sexual and reproductive health rights.
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:
- Improvement in the knowledge of SRHR issues, particularly among women and adolescent girls.
- Improvement in the ability of women, boys, girls, adolescent leaders and civil society organizations to take part in decision-making processes and in promoting the SRHR of women and girls.
Your project’s theory of change must also show to what extent your project will support the following:
- The promotion of gender equality, and the empowerment of women and adolescent girls.
- A rigorous approach based on human rights.
- Strengthening the capacities of rights holders and duty bearers, while demonstrating a thorough understanding of effective governance strategies.
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.
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:
- The applicant must be a consortium of Canadian organizations. All members of the consortium will be signatories to the contribution agreement and will therefore be equally responsible for it. All consortium members must be listed as signatories in the space provided at the bottom of the “Initiative summary” section of the application form for the call Improving Citizen Participation in Haiti’s Health Sector.
- All consortium members must be incorporated or formed in Canada and must provide proof of their legal status (Canada Revenue Agency business number).
- In the preliminary proposal, in section 3.1 of the preliminary proposal application form, the applicant must describe two successful recently completed (less than 10 years ago) experiences of implementing a development project in the health and/or governance sector of a low-income developing country. The projects must have been managed through the results-based management approach and be valued at $2 million or more. *The applicant may cite the experience of one or more signatories in the consortium.
- An organization cannot be part of more than one consortium applying to the present call for proposals.
Applicants unable to meet all of the above requirements are ineligible for this call.
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:
- Funding sought: You seek funding of at least $2 million and no more than $7 million from Global Affairs Canada.
- Project duration: The proposed project will last at least three years and at most five years.
- Geographical scope of the project: The project will be implemented in Haiti. The support may be provided centrally, or at the departmental, community or local levels.
- Local partner: Your preliminary proposal must clearly demonstrate a partnership with one or more local Haitian organizations. The preliminary proposal must demonstrate how it will ensure the project’s sustainability by strengthening the capacities of the local partner organization or organizations. You must include appropriate information in the Local Partner(s) - Information form.
- Not-for-profit project: The proposed project must not generate profit for the applicant or a partner organization.
- Language of the application: The documents in your application file must be completed and presented in English, French or in a combination of the two. (If your original document is neither in English nor in French, please provide a digital copy of the original, along with a translated version.)
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.
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.
- Results-based management for international assistance programming: A how-to guide
- How to apply for funding through a call for preliminary proposals
- How we assess your proposal
- Funding guidance
- Questions and answers about applying for funding
- Partners@International Frequently Asked Questions
- Gender-Based Analysis: Step by Step
- Call for Preliminary Proposals for Improving Citizen Participation in Haiti’s Health Sector - Questions and Answers
- Improving Citizen Participation in Haiti’s Health Sector - Backgrounder
- Advancing human rights - A how-to guide for partners
- Canada’s Policy for Civil Society Partnerships for International Assistance – A Feminist Approach
- Key performance indicators in sexual and reproductive health rights, Global Affairs Canada
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.
- Politique nationale de santé d’Haïti (Haiti’s health policy, in French only)
- Stratégie Nationale de Participation Communautaire (Haiti’s national strategy on community participation), 2018
- Rapport préliminaire de l’EMMUS VI (preliminary report of EMMUS VI, in French only)
- Human rights and health, World Health Organization, 2017
- Better Spending, Better Care: A look at Haiti’s Health Financing (World Bank report, 2017)
- Call to Action for Strong Canadian Cooperation in Support of Haiti's Health System
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:
- The application form for the Improving Citizen Participation in Haiti’s Health Sector call (completed and with “Validated” appearing on the first page)
- Signed financial statements for the two most recent complete fiscal years for each signatory of the consortium (the financial statements must be signed by a member of the board of directors or a delegate, if possible; audited financial statements are preferred). Label these as “consortium financial statements” and upload them as part of your proposal to the Partners@international portal.
- Local Partners(s) - Information form
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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