Deadline: 18 April 2020
UN Women has launched a Call for Proposals (CFPs) for NGOs, Academic Institutions and Registered Community based Organisations to establish and run National Young Women’s Network on Women, Peace and Security.
This call seeks proposals that can support young women’s voices and enhance their engagement in the peace and security agenda through the establishment and management of a National Young Women’s Network on Women, Peace and Security. The successful implementing partner will have a deep understanding of the necessity of women, especially young women’s, participation and leadership in bringing peace, have technical capacity to develop and manage the network with a nation-wide reach, and have the right technical, financial and conceptual background to effectively implement the project.
This call seeks to fund interventions that enhance women’s engagement in peacebuilding and conflict resolution in Afghanistan.
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Provide professional services which includes technical expertise to ensure following deliverables are provided within the timeframe of this project:
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- A comprehensive work plan for the development of a Young Women’s Network on Women, Peace and Security will be developed and agreed upon with UN Women Afghanistan, including a methodology for securing buy-in with stakeholders and developing the governance structure and operating modalities, as well as terms of reference for the network;
- Finalize an annual work plan for the network, linked with the WPS agenda in Afghanistan and approved by UN Women;
- Build an initial membership list in a consultative manner, in close cooperation with UN Women and in line with the terms of reference;
- Publish, with UN Women, a policy and practice paper on young women’s engagement on women, peace and security in Afghanistan that highlights the goals of the project, but also details the context and frameworks, challenges and opportunities
- Develop an annual work plan that details the modalities for the capacity building activities, to be approved by UN Women (*please include proposed modalities in the proposal*)
- Support the network to undertake capacity building activities for its members across the full scope of the women, peace and security agenda – from peacebuilding, to mediation and negotiation, consensus building, justice issues, overall WPS advocacy etc. depending on the priority of the members, their background and the political context.
- Monitor and evaluate the network’s activities and progress and regularly report to UN Women;
- Create communications tools/ products that inform partners about the network and its work;
- Building linkages between the network and relevant local, national, regional and international networks;
- Design and develop a fundraising and sustainability plan for the network;
- Design a manual for young women’s engagement in WPS, detailing the different perspectives, experiences, and contributions of young women to the implementation of the agenda.
For budget of $100000 and under
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Proposals should be 12 months in duration.
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UN Women Afghanistan is looking to partner with a national registered nongovernmental organization to carry out the activities listed in this CfP. The partners NGO must have the following technical and functional competencies.
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- Reputation of Organization and Staff:
- Documented successful track record (for newly formed organizations, the personnel to be assigned to the UN Women project should have a proven track record of 5 years in the subject field);
- A proven commitment to results (able to provide records of successful projects);
- Proven credibility in the region, especially credibility in terms of working towards gender equality, women’s rights, women, peace and security.
- General Organizational Capability:
- Strength of project management on creating or managing knowledge networks, convening a wide range of stakeholders, and generating policy advice.
- Track record of working with governments, civil society, UN, and other major multilateral or bilateral actors.
- Record and evidence of organizational culture of accountability, such as a written code of conduct, measures on anti-corruption and sexual harassment policy.
- A track record of delivering quality and timely project results.
- Organizational expertise in the area of specified programme:
- Evidence that the organization has previous experience and expertise of successfully managing projects of the same nature, related to peace and security issues, in particular in relation to young women, peace and security.
- The organization must have presence/links not only in Kabul and other major cities but also in hard to reach and insecure parts of Afghanistan too.
- Accountability and Financial Control:
- A functioning internal control framework and process to deliver quality and timely project results.
For more information, visit https://www.ungm.org/Public/Notice/106462