Statement of Interest for CSO strengthening

The Strengthening Civil Society is one-year project funded by US State Department and implemented by University of Massachusetts and its local partner, Institute of Rural Management to enhance effectiveness and to strengthen Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Pakistan.
The purpose of the “Strengthening Civil Society Organizations” is to address capacity gaps in Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) across Pakistan and provide training to meet the following objectives:

In order to enhance effectiveness of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Pakistan, IRM with its partner University of Massachusetts (UMass) will provide capacity development assistance tailored to the needs of each selected CSO. The selected CSO’s will get the opportunity to work directly with IRM and UMass.

IRM with its partner UMass will provide a wide range of capacity development assistance to Pakistani CSOs. IRM conducts Organizational Capacity Assessment with the goal of helping them to develop into stable and sustainable organizations through its Organizational Capacity Assessment Tool (OCAT). IRM capacity development is a facilitated learning process, which gives CSOs the latitude to define their own priorities and tailor specific interventions to individual and organizational needs. The organizational development areas that are targeted by the said tool are: governance, financial management, administration, HR management, financial sustainability, strategic planning, fundraising, organizational management, and project management.

The organization must submit a Statement of Interest (SOI) with a one-page summary of their capacity development interests, thematic areas along with completed Organization Capacity Assessment Tool (OCAT).IRM will review the received application and documents and final approval on selection will be given by UMass and U.S Embassy.
Eligibility Requirements:
Applicant organizations must meet the following requirements:


Organization Capacity Assessment Tool (OCAT)(Section A)

OCAT Annexure (Section B)

SOIs along with OCAT and other required documents must be submitted to Programme Manager “Strengthening Civil Society Organizations” Project by e-mail ( by 23rd December 2018.

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