UN Women Tanzania is calling for proposals from grassroot and national organizations with a track record in human and women’s rights and gender equality, to implement creative and innovative strategies, and approaches at the local level in the selected districts and regions of Tanzania mainland to transforming gender norms, discriminatory behaviours, and practices to promote women and girls’ voices, meaningful participation, leadership, and economic rights.
The organizations should have a base and previous experience in implementing projects in the respective regions. If it’s a national organization that plans to expand its projects to the WLER Project regions building on learnings from the implantation of similar projects in other regions, it should indicate collaboration with other human, and women’s rights organizations and networks including those promoting the rights of young women and women with disabilities as well as duty bearers/local government actors including community facilitators in the respective regions to deliver the project objectives.
The envisioned proposals will contribute to the following results:
- Community and traditional leaders including male leaders and image makers, media, etc. committed to implementing gender and disability responsive initiatives/actions.
- Community facilitators demonstrate change of mindset and commit to designing and implementing gender-transformative initiatives.
- Women including young women and women with disabilities from the respective regions demonstrate abilities to engage in leadership positions and demand their economic rights.
- Increased households in which males take part relatively more time in the care and domestic work, and joint decision-making with spouse/female partner on their key activities at the household level including economic resources.
- Increased the number of the population reporting positive change of mindset on GEWE and who believe that women are credible leaders including LGAs and at national levels.
- The budget range for this proposal should be [150,000,000 – 200,000,000TZS]
This section should articulate the proponent’s understanding of the UN Women’s Terms of Reference (TOR). It should contain a clear and specific statement of what the proposal will accomplish in relation to the UN Women Terms of Reference. This should include:
- The problem statement or challenges to be addressed given the context described in the UN Women Terms of Reference.
- The specific results expected (eg, outputs) through engagement of the proponent. The expected results are the measurable changes which will have occurred by the end of the planned intervention. Proposes specific and measurable indicators which will form the basis for monitoring and evaluation. These indicators will be refined, and will form an important part of the agreement between the proponent and UN Women
- Technical/functional competencies required
- Extensive experience in implementing interventions to transform gender norms, discriminatory behaviors and practices to promote women and girls’ voices, meaningful participation, leadership, and economic rights, including by working with opinion and decision-makers, such as, community, and traditional leaders, religious leaders, selected male GEWE champions and image makers as well as the media.
- Extensive experience in mobilizing the community to implement collective strategies and interventions to change social norms, perceptions, behaviors, and practices in the ward, village, streets, etc to promote women’s leadership, economic rights, and justice.
- Experience and proven track record/credibility and capacity on gender and development, Results Based Management (RBM) and its application to key processes (eg, 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, and governments including LGAs, NGOs, CBOs, and other development actors
- Staff (both Program and Finance) with good experience, necessary skills, and knowledge for effective delivery of the services.
- Other competencies, which while not required, can be an asset for the performance of services
- Adoption of a rights-based approach in all its work
- Establishment of strategic partnerships with key actors from the government at the local level, civil society, and community organizations including those promoting rights and perspective of women with disabilities, etc
- Inclusive and multi-sectoral approach to transform gender norms at the community level.
For more information, visit https://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/programme-implementation/2022/08/call-for-proposals-unw-esa-tza-2022-001-transforming-gender-norms