Open Call – EWMI ACCESS Capacity Development Assistance for Georgian CSOs

Open Call – EWMI ACCESS Capacity Development Assistance for Georgian CSOs

East-West Management Institute (EWMI) ACCESS Project and the Center for Training and Consultancy (CTC)   are pleased to announce an open call for receiving Statements of Interest (SOI) from Georgian non-profit organizations to take part in the Organizational Development Assistance Program.

The Organizational Development Assistance Program encompasses the following tbree stages:

  • At the initial stage, the selected organization will carry out self-assessment using a special questionnaire and scoring methodology developed by ACCESS/CTC to identify its main strengths and weaknesses in the following areas: governance, financial management, administration, HR management, financial sustainability, strategic planning, fundraising, organizational management, and project management. Later, CTC will validate the self-assessment results and developed a targeted Capacity Development Plan (CDP) for the selected organization.
  • On the second stage, CTC, together with the selected organization, will prioritize the assistance issue(s) from the CDP and define a methodology (e.g. individual consultation, workshops for the staff, working meeting, etc.) and timeline for working on these issues. Based on the methodology/timeline, CTC will commence individual work with the organization and come up with practical solutions to the identified problem(s).
  • On the last stage, few months after the preliminary assessment and consultancy work, CTC will conduct a re-assessment of the selected organization to define the progress rate, if any.

This approach ensures that the Organizational Development Assistance Program is tailored to the needs of the selected organizations and assists them in solving the key organizational problems.

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a local (i.e. Georgian) non-profit, civil society organization (CSO) legally registered in Georgia;
  • Operate as an independent non-politically affiliated organization;
  • Have at least two-year operational experience;
  • Focus on issues of particular concern to the public;
  • Demonstrate a clear need and willingness to invest and close gaps in organizational development.

*CSOs that have already gone through the ACCESS-CTC Organizational Development Assistance program and see the need for further assistance may also apply.

Interested CSOs must submit the following documents to the EWMI ACCESS’ Capacity Development Manager, Ann Tsurtsumia at atsurtsumia@ewmi.org before 5 PM, February 7, 2020:

  • A SOI with a one-page summary of their capacity development needs (areas in which they require assistance).
  • A list of ongoing projects/initiatives indicating the project/initiative title, budget, period, and the donor.

Interested organizations must submit documents in English or Georgian languages.

Please indicate Capacity Development Assistance Program in the subject line.

Applicants should submit clarification requests via email to Ann Tsurtsumia or via ACCESS Facebook page.

Selected organizations will be announced by Mid-February 2020.

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