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BALADI CAP – Announcements

Request for Applications RFA9 – Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to Create Civic Engagement Initiative (CEI) Issue Networks 

DEADLINE: Friday, November 10, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Management Systems International (MSI), a Tetra Tech company, a sub-awardee to Counterpart International, Inc. under the Lebanon BALADI CAP Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) seeks applications from Lebanese Civil Society Organizations who operate under, or wish to operate under, the three-priority advocacy areas (Environment Protection and Solid Waste Management; Human Rights; and Good Governance and Accountability). This RFA aims to bring potential applicants together to generate ideas, form local groups, and competitively award grants to those with relevant and realistic proposals accepted by MSI and USAID.

Interested organizations can receive more information and a copy of the Request for Applications by e-mailing rhobeika@msi-lebanon.com with copy to rfarwell@msi-inc.com and to pbhatia@msi-inc.com.

Please specify “605100.06.RFA9” in the subject line of your email, and attach the complete name, title, phone number, and e-mail address of the individual to whom future communication should be sent.  

The deadline for submitting applications under RFA No. 605100.06.RFA9.RFA is 10 November 2017 at 4:00pm (Beirut time).

For interested offerors, a Bidders’ Conference session will be held on October 18, 2017 at Padova Hotel in Sin el Fil – Lebanon from 10:00am until 12:00pm.

 

 

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Request for Applications RFA8 – Service Providers – Technical Assistance (CEDG)

DEADLINE: Mon, April 24, 2017

DESCRIPTION

Management Systems International (MSI), a sub-awardee to Counterpart International, Inc. under the Lebanon BALADI CAP Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) seeks applications from Lebanese Civil Society Organizations/Commercial Organizations/Research Institutions & Universities for the purpose of designing and delivering technical assistance to Lebanese municipalities/unions and civil society organizations, in order to improve their skills in organization development, financial management, disaster management, and public outreach/communication at the local level.

Interested organizations can receive more information and a copy of the Request for Applications by emailing rhobeika@msi-lebanon.com with copy to ganaya@msi-inc.com .

Please specify “605100.06.RFA8” in the subject line of your email, and attach the complete name, title, phone number, and e-mail address of the individual to whom future communication should be sent.

The deadline for submitting applications under RFA No. 605100.06.RFA8.RFA is 24 April 2017 at 12:00 pm (Beirut Time), and the deadline for submitting clarifying questions regarding the RFA is 18 April 2017 at 4:00pm (Beirut Time).

http://daleel-madani.org/content/baladi-cap-service-providers-technical-assistance-cedg-request-applications-rfa-60510006rfa8

 

Request for Applications RFA7 – Service Providers – Technical Assistance (CEDG)

DEADLINE: Wed 03/29/2017
DESCRIPTION

Management Systems International (MSI), a sub-awardee to Counterpart International, Inc. under the Lebanon BALADI CAP Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) seeks applications from Lebanese Civil Society Organizations/Commercial Organizations/Research Institutions & Universities for the purpose of designing and delivering technical assistance to Lebanese municipalities/unions and civil society organizations, in order to improve their skills in information and communication technology at the local level, especially in the fields of management, financial management, GIS, archiving, and complaints management systems.

Interested organizations can receive more information and a copy of the Request for Applications by emailing rhobeika@msi-lebanon.com with copy to ganaya@msi-inc.com.

Please specify “605100.06.RFA7” in the subject line of your email, and attach the complete name, title, phone number, and e-mail address of the individual to whom future communication should be sent.

The deadline for submitting applications under RFA No. 605100.06.RFA7.RFA is 29 March 2017, and the deadline for submitting clarifying questions regarding the RFA is 15 March 2017 at 4:00pm (Beirut Time).

For interested offerors, a question-and-answer session will be held on March 15th 2017 at Padova Hotel in Sin el Fil – Lebanon from 10:00 till 12:00pm

 

JOB VACANCY – Senior Grants Manager

Scope of Work

The Building Alliances for Local Advancement, Development and Investment Project (BALADI) aims to improve public service delivery at the local and regional levels, promote community participation in local governance decision-making, increase access to reliable and affordable public services, and support participatory and accountable local governance. The goal of BALADI is to achieve sustained and broad-based economic growth by engaging with municipal government institutions, Lebanese-registered civil society organizations, and private sector businesses. The BALADI CAP project is a five-year, USAID-funded project that complements and bolsters the activities of the BALADI project by providing organizational capacity-building assistance to local civil society organizations and municipalities in the implementation of joint municipal/civil society organization (CSO) projects.

The responsibilities of the Senior Grants Manager will include the following:

  • Assist in the overall design and management of all grants issued under the program, working closely with the DCOP, Senior Program Specialist, Grants Manager and CSO Specialists.
  • Supervise and coach the Grants Manager in Grant design and implementation
  • Ensure full compliance with the policies, practices and procedures relating to all aspects of grants discussed in the Grants Manual. This includes specific procedures relating to grant development, grant awards, grant implementation, grant monitoring and evaluation and grant closeout.
  • Provide day-to-day management of all aspects of the grants process, including the design and distribution of grant solicitations, review and selection of grantees, issuance of grant awards and agreements, implementation of the grant activities, and closeout of awards.
  • Assist DCOP in analyzing grantee budget applications and budget management during execution of the grant to ensure feasibility, consistency, allocable costs, and compliance.
  • Maintain close coordination with grantees during execution of the grants, in coordination with the CSO Specialists, to track milestones, compliance, timelines and deliverables.
  • Maintain the grants tracking database and oversee accurate reporting and documentation by grantees to ensure achievement of grant and program results.
  • Prepare regular reports on grantee performance and signal any significant delays or other issues that impact implementation to the DCOP, Senior Program Specialist and M&E Specialist
  • Provide training and support to potential grantees in the preparation of their grant applications, during Bidder’s Conferences and in the administration of the grants following award.
  • Liaise closely with MSI’s home office and serve as the primary focal point for the field office and home office in grant issues.
  • Develop and communicate best practices in award compliance to ensure that program staff and grantees understand and adhere to relevant USAID and MSI grant and subcontract policies.
  • Notify the COP and DCOP of any grantee project not able to meet their obligations and work to remedy these situations as they arise.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s Degree preferred) in a relevant field, i.e. business administration, management, logistics, contractual law, or related field.
  • Minimum of 7 years demonstrated expertise in developing and managing grant program activities in partnership with civil society organizations, preferably under a USAID-funded project.
  • Experience overseeing procurement and service contracts in compliance with donor regulations, with knowledge of USAID regulations strongly desired.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing training in grants management preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of Lebanese civil society organizational administrative and management systems is an asset.
  • Ability and willingness to conduct site visits throughout the country, as may be needed.
  • Fluency in written and spoken Arabic and English required.

Interested candidates send your CV by email to rhobeika@msi-lebanon.com.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

 

Call for Application

Management Systems International (MSI), a sub-awardee to Counterpart International, Inc. under the Lebanon BALADI CAP Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) seeks applications from Lebanese Civil Society Organizations/Commercial Organizations/Research Institutions & Universities for the purpose of designing and delivering technical assistance to Lebanese municipalities/unions and civil society organizations, in order to improve their skills in organization development, financial management, disaster management, and public outreach/communication at the local level.

Kindly note that you can find the RFA6 announcement posted on Daleel Madani on the following link: http://daleel-madani.org/content/baladi-cap-service-providers-technical-assistance-cedg-request-applications-rfa-60510006rfa6.

A copy of the RFA6 can be obtained, as of 15 February 2017, by e-mailing rhobeika@msi-lebanon.com with copy to contracts@msi-inc.com.

Please specify “605100.06.RFA6” in the subject line of your email, and attach the complete name, title, phone number, and e-mail address of the individual to whom future communication should be sent.

The deadline for submitting applications under RFA No. 605100.06.RFA6.RFA is 15 March 2017, and the deadline for submitting clarifying questions regarding the RFA is 1 March 2017.
For interested offerors, a question-and-answer session will be held on March 1st 2017 at Padova Hotel in Sin el Fil – Lebanon.

 

Type: Request for Quotation (RFQ)

Subject: 605100.06.17.009.RFQ – IT Resources and audiovisual equipment

Deadline: February 20, 2017

Management Systems International (MSI), a sub-awardee to Counterpart International, Inc. under the Lebanon BALADI CAP Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) seeks to purchase IT resources & audiovisual equipment for an educational center in Lebanon.

Interested companies can receive more information and a copy of the Request for Quotation by emailing rhobeika@msi-lebanon.com.

Please specify “605100.06.17.009.RFQ” in the subject line of your email, and attach the complete name, title, phone number, and e-mail address of the individual to whom future communication should be sent.

The deadline for submitting your quotations under RFQ No. 605100.06.17.009.RFQ is 20 February 2017, and the deadline for submitting clarifying questions regarding the RFQ is 15 February 2017.


 

Organizational Development Specialist, BALADI CAP, Lebanon

Deadline for applications: Saturday, March 18, 2017

Contract:

Location: Beirut, Lebanon

Project Summary: 
The Building Alliances for Local Advancement, Development and Investment Project (BALADI) aims to improve public service delivery at the local and regional levels, promote community participation in local governance decision-making, increase access to reliable and affordable public services, and support participatory and accountable local governance. The goal of BALADI is to achieve sustained and broad-based economic growth by engaging with municipal government institutions, Lebanese-registered civil society organizations, and private sector businesses. The BALADI CAP project is a five-year, USAID-funded project that complements and bolsters the activities of the BALADI project by providing organizational capacity-building assistance to local civil society organizations and municipalities.

**Please note: Only Lebanese citizens are eligible for this position.**

Position Summary:
MSI is seeking candidates for the full-time position of Organizational Development Specialist on a capacity-building program for Lebanese civil society organizations (CSOs). The Organizational Development Specialist will work closely work with the Senior Organizational Specialist under the direction of the Chief of Party.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist senior organizational development specialist in conducting benchmark assessments/post benchmark assessments and producing appropriate action plans.
  • Perform regular field visits to CSO partners for on-site mentorship and coaching.
  • Assist the senior organizational development specialist in designing and conducting trainings /workshops to beneficiary CSOs on various organizational development topics.
  • Assist the senior organizational specialist in designing policies, procedures and guidelines on human resources and volunteer management, developing strategic plans, and designing organization structures and job descriptions for CSOs.
  • Assist senior organizational development specialist in tracking the implementation of the relevant policies.
  • Assist the senior organizational development specialist in liaising with potential local training institutes or short-term consultants to ensure capacity building is delivered on time and on budget.
  • Perform any other related duties as required by the Chief of Party (COP).

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field, i.e. social science, business administration, public administration, or related field.
  • Minimum three (3) years of previous job experience in a relevant field.
  • Strong knowledge of Lebanese public administration and civil society organizational administrative and management systems is an asset.
  • Ability and willingness to conduct site visits throughout the country, as may be needed.
  • Ability to work individually and collectively with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent teamwork, organizational, research, communications and reporting skills required.
  • Fluency in written and spoken Arabic and English required.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.


Administration Officer & Training Coordinator, BALADI CAP, Beirut, Lebanon
Deadline for applications: Friday, January 20, 2017

Contract:

Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Working area:
Job Description

Project Summary: 

The Building Alliances for Local Advancement, Development and Investment Project (BALADI) aims to improve public service delivery at the local and regional levels, promote community participation in local governance decision-making, increase access to reliable and affordable public services, and support participatory and accountable local governance. The goal of BALADI is to achieve sustained and broad-based economic growth by engaging with municipal government institutions, Lebanese-registered civil society organizations, and private sector businesses. The BALADI CAP project is a 5-year, USAID-funded project that complements and bolsters the activities of the BALADI project by providing organizational capacity-building assistance to local civil society organizations and municipalities in the implementation of joint municipal/Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) projects.

**Please note: Only Lebanese citizens are eligible for this position.**

Position Summary:

MSI is seeking candidates for an “Administration Officer & Training Coordinator.” The position will primarily provide support to the Office Manager to fulfill office management duties specifically pertaining to HR and logistics. The position will also be coordinating trainings for local municipalities, handling logistics and communications with municipalities, and liaising with trainers/experts.

Responsibilities:

As Training Coordinator:

  • Schedule and coordinate all training workshops, communities of practice, field visits and on-the-job coaching and mentoring field visits for selected municipalities and unions of municipalities.
  • Arrange logistics for training activities under the project’s CEDG component, including venue booking, catering and transportation, and following-up with the trainers on training materials and preparation.
  • Assist the Procurement & Administration Manager/Junior Grants Manager in procuring all necessary materials and supplies for training programs and events, in collaboration with the CEDG team.
  • Ensure that training venues and equipment are prepared and ready for the trainer to use, and provide any copying and materials needed prior and during training activities.
  • Collect, compile and report results of evaluation, attendance and training data.
  • Communicate data and reports to relevant CEDG team members, Service Providers and municipal partners as needed.
  • Maintain and update a contact database with all municipal representatives and focal points/trainees under CEDG Tailored Technical Assistance Program and Public Training Program.
  • Maintain and update an expert consultant database with potential trainers and experts in all fields of relevant expertise to CEDG activities.
  • Maintain and update a photo gallery pertaining to CEDG activities in liaison with relevant Service Providers and CEDG team members on the field.
  • Coordinate with the Senior Decentralization and Local Governance Specialist to advertise short-term opportunities, organize interviews, check references and verify rate histories of finalists.
  • Ensure that the program websites are regularly updated with training materials in collaboration with CEDG team and Senior Communications Specialist.
  • Address inquiries from trainees via telephone, email and fax.

As Administration Officer:

  • Assist management and project staff in all administrative functions.
  • Supervise the project drivers on their field trips and project vehicle maintenance.
  • Prepare and send correspondence; log and sort incoming deliveries and letters.
  • Receive visitors and phone calls to the office and route them accordingly.
  • Coordinate and maintain log books for all drivers and services with the Administration and Office Manager.
  • Ensure smooth functioning of the program.
  • Ensure smooth functioning of the program office, including tracking and ordering supplies, ensuring a clean and safe working environment, uninterrupted communication and IT services, and storage.
  • Attend staff meetings and take minutes of meetings.
  • Ensure all office equipment are maintained and repaired in a timely manner.
  • Maintain up-to-date leave tracking record.
  • Handle Petty Cash and prepare payment vouchers.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field.
  • 1-2 years of relevant experience in administrative and office work, logistics, and/or providing administrative support to training programs or other activities.
  • Fluency in both Arabic and English.
  • Strong Computer skills, specifically in Microsoft Excel.
  • Experience on USAID-funded projects preferred.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

Experience required:

Education degree: Bachelor Degree Field of education:

Languages
Arabic: Fluent English: Fluent French:
Period:
Salary:
Submission guidelines: Interested candidates are required to apply through the MSI website through the link provided below. Only applications received through this link will be considered. Applications received by e-mail will not be reviewed.
Cover letter required?

 


 

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The Institute for Women’s Studies in the Arab World (IWSAW) at LAU, a member of the Human Rights Network under BALADI CAP’s Civic Engagement Initiative, has produced and launched the following animation video as part of its campaign to raise awareness and advocate for women’s rights.


 

Type: Request for Applications (RFA)

Deadline: July 23, 2016

Intermediate Support Organization Technical Assistance (CEDG) – Request for Applications (RFA) 605100.06.RFA3

Management Systems International (MSI), a sub-awardee to Counterpart International, Inc. under the Lebanon BALADI CAP Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) seeks applications from Lebanese Civil Society Organizations for the purpose of designing and delivering technical assistance to Lebanese municipalities/unions and civil society organizations, in order to improve their skills in organization development, financial management, information technology, disaster management, advocacy and outreach/communication at the local level. More details


 

Type: Job Vacancy – Senior Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist

Management Systems International (MSI) is seeking candidates for the full-time/long-term position of Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist. The candidate will be providing capacity building on M&E to Lebanese civil society organizations (CSOs) and assisting the COP in properly designing and implementing M&E activities for the program. More details


 

Type: Request for Applications (RFA)

Deadline: August 4, 2016

Coordination and Support for Civic Engagement Initiative (CEI), Good Governance and Accountability Issue Network – Request for Applications (RFA) 605100.06.RFA5

Management Systems International (MSI), a sub-awardee to Counterpart International, Inc. under the Lebanon BALADI CAP Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), seeks applications from established Intermediate Support Organizations (ISOs) to receive grants for the purpose of coordinating, supporting and promoting an “issue network” of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) around the “Good Governance and Accountability” advocacy area. More Details


 

Type: Request for Applications (RFA)

Deadline: July 13, 2016

Intermediate Support Organization Technical Assistance (CEDG) – Request for Applications (RFA) 605100.06.RFA3

Management Systems International (MSI), a sub-awardee to Counterpart International, Inc. under the Lebanon BALADI CAP Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) seeks applications from Lebanese Civil Society Organizations for the purpose of designing and delivering technical assistance to Lebanese municipalities/unions and civil society organizations, in order to improve their skills in organization development, financial management, information technology, disaster management, advocacy and outreach/communication at the local level. More details


 

Type: Q&A Session on Civic Engagement Initiative (CEI) Issue Networks (605100.06.RFA1.RFA)

Date: April 27, 2016

Six potential applicants attended the Questions and Answers (Q&A) session held at Padova Hotel, Sin el Fil, on Wednesday April 27, 2016 regarding the Coordination and Support for Civic Engagement Initiative (CEI) Issue Networks (605100.06.RFA1.RFA).

A Q&A report that summarizes the questions covered will be disseminated, by Wednesday May 4, to everyone who has shown interest in the aforementioned RFA.


Type: Request for Applications (RFA)

Deadline: June 6, 2016

Civil Society Organizations to Create Civic Engagement Initiative Issue Networks – Lebanon Request for Applications (RFA)

Management Systems International (MSI), a sub-awardee to Counterpart International, Inc. under the Lebanon BALADI CAP Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), seeks applications from Lebanese Civil Society Organizations to receive grants for the purpose of creating issue networks. More details


Type: Public Presentation

Date: Tuesday April 19, 10 am – 12 pm

Dr. Fares El Zein, BALADI CAP’s Chief of Party, will be facilitating a presentation entitled “BALADI CAP – Grants for Advocacy & Capacity Building” at the Auditorium B, West Hall, American University of Beirut.

The presentation aims to provide attendees with an explanation of BALADI CAP CSO institution building program as well as CSO grants for advocacy program intended to build sustainable networks to achieve impact at the level of advocacy networks, specifically in the fields of Environmental Preservation, Solid Waste Management, Women Rights, Child Rights, Combatting Human Trafficking, Good Governance and Accountability at the Municipal and National Level.

You can view the presentation here.


Type: Request for Applications (RFA)

Deadline: May 13, 2016

Coordination and Support for Civic Engagement Initiative (CEI) Issue Networks – Request for Applications (RFA)
Seeking applications from established Intermediate Support Organizations (ISOs) to receive grants for the purpose of coordinating, supporting and promoting “issue networks” of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) More details


Type: Request for Proposals (RFP)

Deadline: April 29, 2016

Short-term Support  – Civic Engagement for Democratic Governance Lebanon Request for Proposals (RFP)

Seeking proposals from qualified firms, registered in Lebanon, to conduct benchmark assessments and develop comprehensive Action Plans outlining specific capacity-building interventions for 35 Lebanese municipalities/unions identified by BALADI CAP. More details

       

Highlights

Within the framework of "BALADI" program funded by the US Agency for International Development in Lebanon (USAID), "Statistics Lebanon" outsourced by Rene Moawad Foundation and Caritas Lebanon is conducting a survey to measure the improvement of public services in the selected municipalities for the first round of "BALADI" program through the perception of various number of community representatives from the targeted local communities.
Caritas Lebanon
Rene Moawad Foundation
Beyond Beirut
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