Call for Expression of Interest: OPDs, National NGOs, CSOs & CBOs

CBM Global Disability Inclusion

Call for Expression of Interest: OPDs, National NGOs, CSOs & CBOs Country: Nigeria Source: CBM Global Disability Inclusion, Nigeria Closing date: 30th June 2022 Call for Partnership with Organization of Persons with Disabilities (OPDs), National NGOs, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), OPD/CSO Networks, Community Based Organizations (CBOs) to deliver inclusive and value-based innovative solutions in Nigeria

About CBM Global Disability Inclusion CBM Global Disability Inclusion (CBM Global, for short) is a Christian international development organization and a world leader in global disability inclusion that works alongside people with disabilities in the world’s poorest places to fight poverty and exclusion and transform lives.

CBM Global’s vision is of an inclusive world where all people with disabilities enjoy their human rights and achieve their full potential. The focus of our work underpinned by the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and Agenda 2030 is partnering with people with disabilities and their families who live in or are at risk of poverty, and who often cannot access their human rights on an equal basis with others. This can be because of the barriers people with disabilities face in accessing essential services such as health or education.

CBM Global works alongside people with disabilities in the world’s poorest places to fight poverty and exclusion and transform lives. Drawing on over 100 years of experience and driven by Christian values, we work with the most marginalized in society to: • break the cycle of poverty and disability. • treat and prevent conditions that lead to disability; and • build inclusive communities where everyone can enjoy their human rights and achieve their full potential.

We work in over 20 countries, investing in long-term, authentic partnerships with the Disability Movement and multiplying our impact by delivering a combination of inclusive community-based programmes, advocacy for national and global policy change, and inclusion advice to other organizations. CBM Global’s core areas of work are Community Based Inclusive Development; Inclusive Eye Health; Community Mental Health; and Humanitarian Action.

A. Context background

More than one billion of the world’s population is living with a disability – 80% of whom live in developing countries. There is a vicious cycle of poverty and disability; 20% of the poorest people in developing countries have a disability. Millions of people with disabilities across the globe are affected by disasters, the COVID-19 pandemic, and climate change issues. People with disabilities commonly face profound stigma and discrimination and are routinely denied economic, social and leadership opportunities. CBM Global believes that it is only by partnering with people with disabilities and an authentic cooperation, collaboration, and partnerships with different parts of society – government, private sector and broader civil society movement can a real impact on inclusion be achieved.

CBM Global is partnership-based, working in authentic partnership with the disability movement and with other key organizations at the local, national, and global level. We believe that working with and enabling partner organizations is central to developing appropriate, high quality and sustainable programmes, advocacy engagement and external advisory work. We welcome a diverse range of partners who not only complement each other’s expertise, they also provide contextual understanding, and open the path to relevant local and international programmatic and advocacy networks and alliances. In partnership, we unite efforts, promote ownership, and share accountability. We mutually learn, build capacity, and achieve greater impact.

B. Purpose of the Expression of Interest (EoI).

CBM Global Nigeria is currently expanding its partnership base in Nigeria and hereby invites organizations to submit expression of interest (EOI) for possible grants partnership and or collaboration for the inclusion of persons with disabilities in Nigeria.

You are encouraged to apply If your organization have work experience across these thematic areas. ❑ Community Based Inclusive Development. ❑ Inclusive Eye Health. ❑ Community Mental Health; and ❑ Humanitarian Action. By responding to this Call for Expression of Interest (EoI), eligible OPDs, national NGOs, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), CBOs and Networks are encouraged to submit an organizational capability statement.

C. Capability Statement Format

  1. Organization’s capability statement (Highlight the following) a. Description of the organization including its vision, mission, values, thematic areas of work, and its main activities (history of operation, milestones). b. Ownership/Type of entity. c. Governance structure and Organogram. d. Targeted geography(ies). e. Target groups. f. Address, locations, and point of contact information; including the specific location of operations and how they relate to CBM Global’s areas of work.
  2. Financial capacity (highlight past and current donors, including programme portfolio, attach at least 2 years audited accounts of not more than the last 4 years).
  3. Human Resource capacity (highlight core management and technical staff members, their particulars, and their experiences).
  4. Experience and past performance (highlight relevant projects, pieces of work implemented by your organization and outcomes).
  5. Professional References. Organizations wishing to apply should meet the following criteria: a. Have experience working with and for persons with disabilities. b. Demonstrated experience in at least one of CBM Global’s thematic areas and delivery of donor-funded projects. c. Be registered in Nigeria (e.g., C.A.C, SCUML etc.). d. Have a spread and work experience in at least two states in Nigeria.

D. Selection Process

Specifically, CBM Global Nigeria will select prospective partner organizations through application of its due diligence procedures prior to formal engagement for the implementation of CBM Global-supported projects and/or activities in Nigeria. This will entail conducting a successful partnership assessment and approval process to ensure that CBM Global partners have the standing and capacities to successfully facilitate implementation and sustainability of CBM Global-supported projects, while agreeing on joint plans for capacity development and systems strengthening, and logistical management. It is also to support adherence to CBM Global values and shared commitment to our approach to partnership with our partners.

How to apply

E. How to Apply

Organizations that are qualified and interested in partnering with CBM Global Nigeria should submit their Expressions of Interest by close of business on or before 30th June 2022 electronically to EOI.Apply@cbm-global.org with “Intent for Partnership application” in the subject line (please state the thematic area (s) of interest in the body of your capability statement).

Only shortlisted organizations will be contacted. Organizations of persons with disabilities, CSOs/NGOs/FBOs who are willing to learn inclusive development are also encouraged to apply. CBM Global is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of persons with disabilities, children and other vulnerable persons and expects all staff and partners to share this commitment.

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