The UN Women has launched the proposed project “Resilient Economies and Protection for Vulnerable and Excluded Groups that focuses on reducing the Economic vulnerability of women in the Covid-19 crisis situation by creating linkages to social protection schemes, improving household food security and income replacement opportunities.
With women and girls as the main targeted beneficiaries, the project activities will benefit refugee families and host communities at large.
The project will ensure that the assistance is targeted to the women HBWs and the women farmers considering gender equality and social/disability inclusion in leaving no one behind (LNOB).
- The budget range for this proposal should be USD 80,000 – USD 90,000.
Outputs and Activities
The project proposes the following output/activities:
Output 1: Vulnerable women and HBWs have improved access to social safety nets
- 5,000 vulnerable women and members of excluded groups linked with available social services and operational social safety nets through text messaging and direct contact in the field.
Output 2: Women farmers, HBWs and entrepreneurs have the skills and resources for increased economic participation.
- 100 women owned micro/small enterprises supported through economic recovery solutions to mitigate the negative impact of the outbreak and improve household food security.
- Capacity built of 50 women home-based workers and rural women on entrepreneurial and business development skills that can support them to generate sufficient income during future economic shocks, such as COVID-19.
- Capacity built of 20 women owned small/ medium businesses and linked with existing programmes and private sector companies to become part of their supply chain.
- Media campaign launched focusing on sensitizing men towards increased responsibilities of women during lockdowns and encouraging them to share the caregiving and domestic responsibilities.
Output: Women, including those with disabilities, are aware of health and nutritional issues.
- At least 2 million women reached through digital messaging to help them deal with the COVID-19 and improve maternal and child nutrition and a healthy diet.
- Inclusive hygiene kits distributed amongst 150 women with disabilities including Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) kits.
NOTE: The proponents need to provide sub-activities/strategies to better implement the proposed interventions.
- UN-Women is soliciting proposals from Civil Society Organizations (CSOs). Women’s organizations or entities are highly encouraged to apply.
- At least 10 years of experience in designing and implementation of proposed activities in Balochistan.
- Reputed national registered organization with representative office in Pakistan and having outreach in areas of intervention. Preference will be given to organizations based in Balochistan.
- Proven track record of working with Home Based Workers and/or women farmers, around capacity building and economic recovery.
- Proven Technical Knowledge and evidence of the support to gender mainstreaming.
- The proposed staff need to have effective communication and writing skills in English.
- Work experience with UN agencies or other international development agencies is an advantage.
- Ability to communicate in local language. The staff should be well conversant with socio-political situation, understand the culture and local language.
- Working experience in development related field, and ability to arrange work NOCs with the different government departments including the PDMA.
- A verifiable reputation of integrity and competence.
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