- How to create a Project Proposal
- The 8+3 Project Proposal
- Tips for Filling out a Project Proposal
- How to Submit a Project Proposal
- Redraft a Project Proposal
- Submission deadline: Announces until when (day, month, year, and local time) the submission is open, and in how many days it will expire.
- Create New Project: Icon that allows to create the Project Proposal. If the icon indicates RA, the allocation is a reserve allocation and if it indicates SA, it is a Standard Allocation.
- Allocation Type Document: Displays the documents that outline the priorities of the allocation, e.g. the Allocation Strategy Paper.
- Cluster Priorities: Shows the cluster, priorities activities, and geographical cluster priorities for the allocation.
- Cluster Objectives: Displays which cluster specific objectives and HRPs have been linked to the allocation.
- Project Title: Title defined by the implementing partner for the project.
- Allocation Type Category: (Filled in by OCHA Staff if relevant only).
- Fund Project Code: Code generated automatically by the system as a reference for the project. The four or five last numbers of the code are unique to the project and will allow to refer to the project.
- Planned Start/End Date: Refers to the project’s implementation Start/End Dates (day/month/year), which can be selected from the calendar provided.
- Project Duration: Project Duration will be calculated automatically based on the Start/End Date selected and will appear in months and days.
- Project Budget in US$: Automated from the data provided in the budget tab of the proposal, includes the PSC and Audit Cost.
- Project Summary (max 4,000): Provides a description of the project, including reference to how the differential needs, concerns, and priorities of the Affected Persons of different gender, age, and categories.
- Other Funding Secured for this Project: Provides the value and source if any other funds have been secured – if not, it can remain blank.
- Organization Focal Point contact details: Details of the person in charge of the project proposal submission for the implementing partner.
- Does specific needs assessment exist for this project (max 4,000): Explains the specific needs of the target group(s), and the existing capacity and gaps. barriers to adequate participation by sex and age, and underlying factors. Aims to outline the existing capacity and gaps, share how the needs assessment was conducted and list the baseline data as well as how the number of beneficiaries was developed. In addition, indicated references to assessments (Multi-cluster/sector Initial Rapid Assessments)
- Grant Request Justification: Describes the proposed intervention, how the activities of the project will contribute to addressing the needs identified, with reference to the relevant cluster(s)’s Strategic Response Plan(s).
- Link to Allocation Strategy (max 4,000): Describes how the project fits with the Fund’s Strategic Objectives and Cluster/Sector Specific Objectives (for Standard allocations) OR justifies why the project should be considered for funding (for Reserve allocations).
- Overall Project Objective: Describes the overall objective(s) to be achieved through the project.
- Cluster Objectives: Objective selected from the list of cluster objectives in the Response Plan for the project’s cluster. Indicates one objective per line but allows for several rows if needed.
- Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) Objectives: Strategic objective linked to the selected cluster objective as defined in the Response Plan.
- Percentage of Activities: Indicates the percentage of activities that contribute to each cluster indicated. The total must be 100%.
- Contribution the cluster/sector Objectives: How the project will contribute to the cluster/sector selected.
- Outcome: Describes the intended outcome. Each outcome must be linked to one output, description, assumptions and risks, activities, and indicators.
- Output: Describes the intended output. Each output must be linked to at list one activity and one cluster indicator- additional custom indicators may be added.
- Indicator: Two types of cluster indicators are available: custom or standard. The system will require at least one standard indicator per output. When applicable, the breakdown by age and gender is required.
- Activity: At least one activity must be linked to the output. The activities selected will automatically on appear in the work plan and the locations tabs.
- Additional Targets: Describes any additional targets to those mentioned above.
1. Adding at least one cluster objective and one Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) Objective for each cluster: Select the cluster and HRP objective from the list in each drop down. Add the percentage of activities accordingly.
2. Adding an outcome: Click on [Add Outcome], and fill out the narrative in the popup box. To save the data, click on the [Save] button.
- Directly Affected Persons: They include the following categories: Host communities, Internally Displaced People, Refugees, Others. When selecting the “others” category, details will be required in the adjacent box. Note: The sum of each category is summed in the total column and row, and the overall total is displayed in the screen
- Persons with Disabilities: Out of the total of directly Affected Persons, how many are persons with disabilities. Note: The number of PWD in each column (Men, Women, Boys, Girls) cannot be greater than the total sum of each column of directly Affected Persons.
- Indirect Beneficiaries: Indicates an estimate of people who could use the service in addition to the people targeted in the project.
- Accountability to the Affected Persons: Describes how affected populations and specific beneficiaries have been and will be involved throughout the project cycle.
- Protection Mainstreaming and GBV: Describes how the proposed project mainstreams protection.
- GAM Reference Number: Documentation on the GAM tool, including frequently asked questions and self-guided training materials, can be found on the IASC Gender and Age Marker website - https://iascgenderwithagemarker.com/
- Gender with Age Marker Code: The IASC Gender Marker is utilized by all CBPFs throughout the programme cycle: prospective partners are required to indicate the Gender Marker code as part of the project proposal, and to report on how gender and GBV was addressed during implementation.
- Risk Management: Describes how the risks to project/program implementation were identified, managed, and mitigated, including any operational, security, financial, personnel management or other relevant risks.
- Access: Explains how the organization is able to operate in, or plans to access the areas where the project will be implemented.
- Monitoring and Reporting: Describes the specific arrangements for monitoring and reporting the progress of the project.
- Exit Strategy and Sustainability: Describes the exit strategy and closure steps for the project or program, and an assessment of the sustainability of the results
- Coordination and Complementarity: Describes any coordination efforts, any synergies that developed, and recommendations for improving coordination in the future.
- Sub Implementing Partner(s): Shows if any Sub-Grants to implementing partners have been planned.
- Budget line description: Description text explaining what the money is spent on.
- D/S: Direct/Support – Indicates whether this expense is a direct expense towards the project implementation (e.g. salary of a hired professional) OR support cost (e.g. health insurance of the employees).
- Unit Quantity: Number of items needed.
- Unit cost: Cost of each item.
- Duration: number of days/months this particular item is needed in case it is repetitive
- % charges to ERF: percentage of this expense applied to the current project. This is necessary sometimes for international organizations have multiple ongoing projects with shared resources.
- CTP: refers to all programs where cash -or vouchers for goods or services- is directly provided to beneficiaries. In the context of humanitarian assistance, the term is used to refer to the provision of cash or vouchers given to individuals, household or community recipients; not to governments or other state actors.
- CTP Modality: refers to the form of assistance – e.g. cash transfer, vouchers, in-kind, service delivery, or a combination (modalities).
- Objectives: Defines if the transfer is designed to achieve sector specific objectives (e.g. purchase of shelter materials) or support overall basic needs (e.g. multi-purpose).
- Cluster: If the objective selected is “sector specific”, this field will be enabled in order to inform which sector-specific objectives is the intervention designed to achieve.
- Conditionality: Are there prerequisite activities or obligations that a recipient must fulfill in order to receive assistance.
- Restriction: Is the transfer restricted to specific vendors or to access per-determined goods/services (restricted) or can it be used with any vendor or to access any good (unrestricted).
- Value of Cash: Indicates the estimated value of cash that will be transferred to people assissted through each modality.
- The total budget percentage must amount 100%, between the different locations. E.g. if one location percentage is 50%, the sum of the remaining location(s) percentage will need to equal to 50%. There is no restriction to how many locations can be selected.
- For each total budget location percentage, the total percentage selected for the location will need to be fully distributed amongst the cluster(s). The system will enable to select “0%” but will not allow a blank field. E.g. if one location percentage is 50%, the total percentage of a project with two clusters will need to be equal to 50%.
- Once a value is inserted in the total budget location percentage, the system will automatically populate the percentage assigned to each cluster, based on the project cluster break down. This is only a suggestion and can be manually amended by the user.
- Next to the total budget location percentage, a greyed out figure with green indicates the remaining percentage for the total budget locations. If no locations have been selected prior to the action, the value will indicate “100%”.
- In addition to the indication of the remaining percentage for the total location, the system will automatically calculate and display the US$ value for each of the percentages, based on the budget and the percentage provided.
- Once a value is inserted in the budget percentage field, the system will automatically populate the budget percentage to each cluster, based on the project cluster break down. This is only a suggestion and can be manually amended by the user.
- Next to each category of “Men, Women, Boy, Girls” field, a greyed out figure with green indicates the remaining Affected Persons that have not been counter for so far, compared against the total number targeted in the Affected Persons tab.
The sum of percentage Budget distribution must be 100:
- What does it mean: the sum of the budget percentage allocated to your different locations is lesser or greater than 100%. In the summary view, check the “% Linked” column of the budget location, the total will indicate your sum of percentage Budget Distribution.
- How to fix it: Select the location(s) with an incorrect “% Linked”, and click on edit to update the percentage Budget Distribution for the location. You can repeat the action until all your locations percentage Budget Distribution are correct, and your total “% Linked” is 100%.
Each Location in Budget distribution must link to minimum one location in Affected persons distribution:
- What does it mean: There is no affected persons related data assigned to the budget location.
- How to fix it: Next to the location box, click on the Add Affected Persons button, and insert the related information.
Total percentage in Affected person distribution must be 100:
- What does it mean: the sum of the budget percentage allocated to the Affected Persons different locations is lesser or greater than 100%. In the summary view (available for selection on the right hand side), check the “% Linked” column of the Affected Persons, it will indicate your total budget percentage distribution for the Affected Persons, for all locations.
- How to fix it: Select the Affected Persons location(s) with an incorrect “% Linked”, and click on edit to update the percentage Budget Distribution for the location. You can repeat the action until all your Affected Persons budget distribution is correct, and your total “% Linked” is 100%.
Total Affected persons against gender and type must match with numbers under “Affected Persons” tab:
- What does it mean: Once the page is completed, the number of Affected persons per gender (Men, Women, Boys, Girls) and type (Host communities, IDPs, Returnees, Refugees, other) that you entered against the locations should be the same than information you provided in the Section 5 of the project proposal (the “Affected Persons” tab).
The green box next to each Gender/Type should be 0. If a value remains in the green box, it means that you have affected persons that have not been distributed (e.g. a “10” in the green box) or you have distributed more affected persons than you initially targeted (e.g. a “-50” in the green box).
- How to fix it: Click on the edit button next to the Affected Persons box for a specific location, and update the incorrect Affected persons number per gender and type as required per your initial information you provided in the Section 5 of the project proposal.
Note: If the information in the Section 5 of the project proposal is incorrect, you can update it directly from the Affected Persons tab, and the changes will be reflected here.
Total Percentage of Affected Person distribution must match with the percentage of Budget Distribution for each location:
- What does it mean: The “% Linked” for your Affected Persons location(s) is greater or lesser than the budget % Linked for the location.
- How to fix it: Select the Affected Persons location(s) with an incorrect “% Linked”, and click on edit to update the percentage Budget Distribution for Affected Persons in the location.
Note: if required, you can also directly update the budget “% Linked” for the location, by clicking on the edit button at the budget location level.
Percentage of Budget (or Affected Persons) distribution must be equal to cluster-wise budget distribution for each location:
- What does it mean: The sum of the budget percentage for the clusters must match the total budget percentage in each location. The same applies at the budget and the affected persons level.
- How to fix it: Click on the edit button next to affected persons or budget location box and change the budget percentage associated with the clusters.
Beneficiary Distribution of "Other" Beneficiary Type must provide Beneficiary Details
- What does it mean: The details linked to the Other category have not been selected.
- How to fix it: Click on the edit button next to affected persons location box. Under the Affected Persons breakdown, click on the “Other” drop down to see all the options. Click on the box to select the details.
Each Affected Persons distribution location must be linked with at least one activity in the logical framework.
- What does it mean: No activities have been linked for your affected persons location.
- How to fix it: Click on the edit button next to affected persons location box. Under the clusters breakdown, click on the “Activities Linked” drop down to see all the options. Click on the activity to select it.
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