Deadline: 24 May 2020
UN Women is launching a new call for proposals for interested Local Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) under the regional programme “Promoting Productive Employment and Decent Work for Women in Egypt, Jordan and Palestine”.
Given the emerging context of COVID-19 outbreak and to adapt to the emerging needs of women, at the short and long runs, UN Women and ILO are working on customizing their contribution to the ongoing response, planning and recovery efforts, along with relevant stakeholders, while ensuring engagement of women and civil society in response and recovery planning, for the protection of women’s labour rights, including women in the informal sector and women with disabilities.
This will be achieved through the multi-country joint programme between 2019-2022 (JP) “Promoting Productive Employment and Decent Work for Women in Palestine, Jordan and Egypt” (JP Work4Women), funded by Sweden, to promote decent employment opportunities for women, by addressing the structural causes of inequalities that women face taking into consideration country context specificities.
The Joint Programme overall goal is to “Promote productive employment and decent work for women in Egypt, Jordan and Palestine through reducing the barriers to women’s entry to and retention in decent work”. The JP design is articulated around three outcomes:
- Outcome 1: Gender responsive labour laws and related policies in place and are effective.
- Outcome 2: A gender responsive private sector that attracts, retains and promotes women is supported.
- Outcome 3: Gender stereotypes about women and men’s responsibilities concerning unpaid care and household work are challenged.
The budget range for this proposal should be minimum 530,000 and maximum 550,000 ILS.
Community leaders (mainly males), family members, marginalized women, including poor and unemployed young women, female students in vocational schools, parents and parents’ committees, students’ committees, policy makers, school students in secondary and high schools, education specialists, employers and private sector corporations, unions of workers, media etc.
The proposed project should target locations across Palestine, including West Bank and Gaza Strip.
- Technical/functional competencies required:
- The Organization should have proven relevant technical experience in conducting the work relevant to this CfP TOR, among of which, working on gender equality issues, unpaid care and household work, women’s economic empowerment, ,etc.
- The Organization should propose technical and professional staff who have the needed expertise, to conduct the works needed under this Call ToR, including:
- Management of advocacy campaigns, using innovation and technology skills,
- Graphic designing skills and professional use of social media tools.
- Relevant Technical research and survey development skills,
- knowledge on gender issues and concepts and women’s economic empowerment
- Experience in building partnerships with private sector and government institutions,
- Proven experience in management of projects/programmes related to women’s economic empowerment and/or gender equality.
- Organizational experience and proven track record/credibility on gender and development, RBM and its application to key processes (e.g., planning, programming, monitoring, reporting and evaluation), and other areas of expertise relevant to the services required relevant experience in partnerships with UN Women, other UN agencies, private sector, government institutions, local NGOs, and other development actors.
- Proven experience in management of projects/programmes related to economic empowerment of women and/or gender equality
- Other competencies, which while not required, can be an asset for the performance of services
- Organizational experience in working in consortium partnerships with other technical organizations (including ministries, academia, chambers, trade unions, etc.) at local and regional levels for joint interventions
- Technical expertise on Women’s Economic Empowerment and gender equality issues is required.
For more information, visit https://palestine.unwomen.org/en/news-and-events/stories/2019/4/call-for-proposals-for-local-civil-society-organizations