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2018 Call for Proposals: Scaling Up Nutrition Movement Pooled Fund Grants

Deadline: 31st May 2018 by 15:00 (GMT+2)

UNOPS invites interested and eligible applicants to join the 2018 round of Scaling up Nutrition (SUN) Movement Pooled Fund grant applicants.   Details on the application process and the administration of the grant programme are set forth in this Call for Proposal (CFP) document.  Interested applicants are encouraged to read the CFP and its annexes in their entirety prior to applying.

Grant Overview

The SUN Movement Pooled Fund (The Pooled Fund) is a catalytic and last resort source of grants to support multi-stakeholder platforms in SUN Countries, in order to increase the effectiveness and impact of national efforts to end malnutrition in all its forms. The Pooled Fund grants will promote engagement of additional relevant actors in the implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of multi-sectoral and multi-stakeholder national plans for nutrition.

The Pooled Fund concept was developed in 2017 with the aim to strengthen the capacity of non-governmental systems in  SUN Countries.  It takes into consideration the lessons- learned   from   the   2012-2015   Multi-Partner   Trust   Fund   (MPTF)   Evaluation,   its Management Response, and the  SUN Movement Strategy and Roadmap (2016-2020). The Pooled Fund is coherent with the SUN Movement stewardship arrangements and processes at national and global levels. In particular, the Pooled Fund will support actions which reinforce in-country capabilities of all stakeholders in SUN Countries across four thematic areas.

Thematic Areas

  1. Continuously improve country planning to end malnutrition
  2. Mobilise, advocate and communicate for impact.
  3. Strengthen capacity of government and non-governmental systems, multi-sectoral teams, and their individual members, for scaled-up nutrition action at all levels
  4. Ensure equity, equality and non-discrimination for all, with women and girls at the centre of efforts

The Pooled Fund is administered by United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS).

Award Information

Grant support will be allocated according to the following parameters:

  • Maximum award amount per grant:  Up to 114,000 USD
  • Match requirement: There is no requirement for a grantee to match or co-finance any portion of the proposed grant activities
  • Indirect/overhead costs:  Indirect costs should not exceed 10% of direct costs
  • Period of activity:  maximum 12 months from the date of the signature of Grant Support Agreement

Submission Instructions

Deadline:   31 May 2018 by 15:00 Geneva [GMT+2].   Late submissions will not be considered.

Format:  Prior to submission, please ensure that you have completed the following:

  1. Annex A – Grant Application Form (MS Word)
  2. The last page of the Annex A – Grant Application Form, signed and scanned (PDF)
  3. Annex B – Grant Budget (MS Excel)
  4. Annex C – Grant Budget Narrative (MS Word)
  5. Team member(s) to be involved in the project implementation with their responsibilities in brief and curriculum vitae/resumes. The team should comprise Project Focal Point, Technical Focal Point and M&E Focal Point. If any team member will be performing more than one roles, please mark on the first page of the CV
  6. Annex K: SUN Donor Convener Letter of Support (if not submitted, provide brief explanation)
  7. Annex L: SUN Government Focal Point Letter of Support (if not submitted, provide brief explanation)
  8. Attached documentation certifying organization’s legal registration.

Please save filenames of attachments according to the following guidelines: [Attachment_name]_[Organisation_Name]_[Country_Abbreviation]. For example, Grant_Application_Form_ABCCivil Society_Kenya. Large files may be compressed and attached as a zip file.

Language: Applications will be considered only if they are submitted in English, French, or Spanish.

Address:  Please submit your application by email only.  Submission will be accepted only if sent to the dedicated email address:  UNOPS will not consider applications sent via post, or to alternative email addresses.

Please title the email accordingly as per this example: “SUN_Grants_2018_001_ ABCCivil_Society_Kenya.”

Questions and clarification:  All questions during the proposal process, shall be sent via email to UNOPS dedicated email address – before 25th May 2018.


For further information please visit Scaling up Nutrition official site

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