Thursday, 27 November 2014

DRL requests Proposals for Promoting Labor Rights for $500,000

Deadline: 29 December 2014

The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) is  inviting Request for Proposals (RFP) from  organizations for its projects that will promote internationally recognized labor rights in Bangladesh and Sub-Saharan Africa and guard the labor rights of migrant workers. The proposals should be more than $150,000 and less than $500,000.

Project Highlights

  • Bangladesh ($200,000 available funds): DRL is calling for proposals for a program in Bangladesh that tries to promote labor standards, freedom of association, occupational safety, health, and to raise the standard of living.
  • Labor Migration ($500,000 available funds): DRL is inviting proposals that seek to protect the human and labor rights of migrant workers so that they can enjoy dignity and full and equal protection under the laws of the countries in which they work.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa ($500,000 available funds): DRL requests proposals that seek to promote internationally recognized labor rights, specifically targeting the significant informal sector economy.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Be a U.S.-based or foreign-based non-profit organization/non-government organization (NGO).
  • Be a public international organization.
  • Be private, public, or state institutions of higher education.
  • Be a for-profit organization or business.
  • Have existing, or the capacity to develop, active partnerships with thematic partners or in-country partners, entities, and relevant stakeholders including industry and NGOs.
  • Have demonstrable experience administering successful and preferably similar projects.

Review Criteria

  1. Quality of Program Idea.
  2. Program Planning.
  3. Cost Effectiveness.
  4. Program Monitoring and Evaluation.
  5. Multiplier Effect.
  6. Institution’s Record and Capacity.

How to apply?

  1. Applications must adhere to the DRL’s posted Proposal Submission Instructions (PSI) for Full Proposals, given on the website.
  2. The applications should be in English or an original document within the application is in another language, an English translation is provided.
  3. Organizations may form consortia and submit a combined proposal. However, one organization should be designated as the lead applicant.
  4. All the proposals should be sent electronically to the website given in the announcement by the closing date.Applications must be made through or Organizations must have DUNS (Data Universal Numbering System) number and registration to apply through

For more information, please visit: Labor Rights.

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