Request for Applications (RFA) from specialist organizations to provide capacity support to media organizations

Silvia Weninger

1) Objective 

Grants provided under this RFA will provide support to organizations with specialist capacity-building skills for media. MISOs will work with CSM II to provide capacity building, mentoring, technical and digital skills development and other forms of assistance to the independent media organizations, in particular independent media outlets that receive grants from the CSM II Public Information Fund. Two or more MISOs will be selected to work with CSM II to provide capacity-building support. The scope will include: (1) conducting participatory assessments of partner needs; (2) the assessments will determine the content and subject areas for training and development interventions. Development needs not identified in the training areas will likely not be approved to be part of development plans; (3) the initial assessments will be used to determine targets to improve content quality for each media organization. Improvement on the training and quality targets will form part of the quarterly reporting to CSM II; (4) carrying out capacity building for approximately 10 organizations over the course of one year, through:  On-site technical assistance; Trainings; Mentoring; Other innovative capacity building methods; (5) conducting endline assessments to determine how partners have changed as a result of capacity building; (6) liaising regularly with CSM II on curriculum design, capacity building methodology, and coordinating and scheduling; and (7) reporting on training and training M&E on a regular basis.

2) Eligibility 

This RFA is open to applicants from anywhere in Myanmar. The applicant should be a local (Myanmar) non-governmental organization, or nongovernmental educational institute or center, or media institute either registered or pending registration or network in Myanmar.

3) Location 

Actions must take place in Myanmar.

4) Budget 

Grants will be awarded for a period of up to 12 months. The ceiling amount is up to MMK 200,000,000 ( approx. $131,230).

5) Application 

Please send the application, budget and other attachments to fhi360myanmargrants(a) This RFA is open from January 24th, 2019. Applications are due by 5:00 PM on February 27,2019.