Help Us Build Resilient Communities & Prevent Violent Extremism
Meet GCERF’s Team
“Mali has become a cocktail of instability,” Moctar said. This is why a piece-meal approach to violent extremism is not the answer.
Moctar said the GCERF model of bringing together a range of actors is critical, including both national and local governments, as well as civil society actors. He believes programmes targeting youth are the most important for stemming radicalisation in Mali.
“Youth are the ones fighting the battles. They provide the manpower, take all the risks, and do the fighting,” he said. “People like to think that the youth are the future but this skips an essential step – they are the present and it’s not the leaders of extremist groups taking arms and fighting. No, it’s the kids who have been marginalised, who have been dispossessed, and found themselves in deprived situations and with no hope.”
That is what motivates his work for GCERF. Moctar wants to prevent children from living through violence because “it rewires how you see the world at an age when all you need is love and care”. Moctar has been struck by the level of detail in proposals submitted to GCERF for the upcoming round of activities due to start in Mali this year and is optimistic about the change they can bring. “It just takes one person to believe and the sequence will kick start,” he said.
Become a Team Member
There are no current openings
Provide a Service
National Advisor - Somalia
GCERF is seeking a National Advisor_Somalia based in Mogadishu to lead coordination of grant making and management in-country. The National Advisor will visit GCERF-funded grant activities in Somalia and prepare monitoring reports as well as attend coordination meetings on preventing and countering violent extremism. Applicants should complete the template provided in the link and submit their proposals to email@example.com by 10 July 2020.
Full details are available here: National Advisor_Somalia
Training on Gender and PVE in Asia
GCERF is seeking to enter into an agreement with an institution to strengthen the capacity of GCERF’s grantees and enhance the gender responsiveness of GCERF’s programmes by providing a joint training for grantees in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka on mainstreaming gender issues into PVE programming. The selected service provider will organise a 2-3-day training for an estimated number of 25 grantee staff from Bangladesh and Sri Lanka either virtually or in person in Bangladesh if restrictions related to COVID-19 allow. Proposals should be sent latest by 30 June 2021 by mail or courier in a closed envelope to GCERF’s offices clearly marked “Bid reference: 2021-18”. The proposal may also be submitted by email in the form of “pdf files”. The email should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org. More details here.
Monitoring & Evaluation Training in Western Balkans
In Kosovo, GCERF has been supporting Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) consortiums to design and implement PVE community-level projects. In 2021, GCERF is starting a new cycle of investment in Kosovo but also in neighbouring countries – Albania and North Macedonia, focusing on the reintegration and resocialisation of Returning Foreign Terrorist Fighters (RFTFs). GCERF is therefore seeking to commission an authoritative service to provide basic yet solid training on Monitoring & Evaluation for GCERF grantees from Kosovo, Albania and North Macedonia. More details can be found here. The preferred bidder will have a demonstrated expertise in Monitoring & Evaluation and in P/CVE. Proposals should be sent latest by 7 May 2021 by email clearly marked “Bid reference: 2021-05” to email@example.com. More details here.