Request for Applications (RFA)

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The Rwanda Duteze Imbere Ubutabera Activity is a USAID program implemented by Chemonics International in Rwanda.  The goal of the Rwanda DIU activity is to increase access to justice and enhance the rule of law in Rwanda through a two-part approach:1. improve judicial effectiveness in both formal court mechanisms and community justice (Abunzi); and 2. improve public understanding of judicial system process.


Rwanda Duteze Imbere Ubutabera (DIU), implemented by Chemonics Rwanda DIU, LLC, is seeking grant applications for the completion of a “Know your Rights” campaign. The grant will be awarded and implemented in accordance with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and U.S.

Government regulations governing grants under contract and Rwanda DIU’s internal grant management policies.

Project and Chemonics employees may not ask for, and applicants are prohibited from offering, any money, fee, commission, credit, gift, gratuity, thing of value, or compensation to obtain or reward improper favorable treatment regarding this solicitation. Any improper request from a project employee should be reported to the chief of party or


Rwanda DIU is awarding a grant to a Rwandan non-governmental organization to develop and implement a “Know your Rights” campaign. The objective of the activity is to use different channels, methods, and platforms including radio broadcasting relationships to develop, launch, and implement a known-yourrights campaign that stimulates knowledge and demand for accessing the supply of services (both formal and informal legal aid services). The Grantee will coordinate with DIU and work with the MINIJUST and

JRLOS CS Communications Technical Working Group (which is formed by the justice sector institutions’ communications officers and is co-chaired by Rector of Institute of Legal Practice and Development (ILDP) and USAID representative), to integrate the campaign with the broader communications strategy, using trending hashtags to amplify it and featuring key access-to-justice stakeholders.


Applications shall be submitted in English and may not be more than 15 pages in Microsoft Word and budget documents in Microsoft Excel.

Applications (Technical and budget proposals and supporting documentation) should be submitted in electronic format to the Rwanda DIU offices at the email address below and should reference RFA No. DIU001.

Applications must be submitted no later than 5:00 pm local Rwanda time, on August 31, 2018. Late or unresponsive applications will not be considered.

Please submit all questions concerning this solicitation to the attention of Marie Aimee N. Ngizimpundu,

Grants and Procurement Manager, via email to

Rwanda DIU will assist applicants in understanding the application process and can provide coaching in application development at the request of applicants.

Eligible Organizations who intend to submit their applications will find the details on this Request for Application attached to this advertisement.