This Call for Proposal has been launched by UN Women for Moldovan civil society organizations/consortium to deliver a set of interventions to support the Refugee women and girls’ survivors of GBV and those at-risk to livelihood opportunities, required assets, skills.
UN Women aims to ensure that vulnerable refugee women including GBV survivors and those at-risk have strengthened access to protection services, capacities and resources that reflect multisectoral coordination and are gender responsive and survivor-centered in Moldova.
- The total budget available for this call for proposal is of USD 750,000.00
- The timeframe of the project is 9 months within January 2022 – September 2023.
- In the framework of the priorities outlined above, UN Women Moldova Country Office welcomes proposals against the following activities, but not limited to:
- Conduct a rapid needs assessment to select the refugee survivors of VAW and GBV, victims of VAW/GBV from national level who will represent the rightsholders/beneficiaries of the multisectoral services component in up to 3-4 districts in Moldova. The assessment should take into consideration type of vulnerability, age, locality and localization of the services addressed to the victims of VAW/GBV etc. The assessment should as well identify the districts where specialized services will be set up/strengthened;
- Support the setup and operationalization /strengthening up to three multipurpose/one stop and anti-violence centers to support women victims of VAW/GBV and their integration in local communities;
- Provide VAW/GBV referral support to up to 200 refugee women survivors of VAW/GBV including victims from national level following referral pathways and guides;
- Provide group and individual legal counselling and referral for up to 3,000 refugee women survivors GBV/VAW and those most at risk (i.e., new widows, women with disabilities, women heads of households, older women, Roma women, HIV/AIDS affected women etc.), including victims of GBV/VAW survivors and those most at risk from national level;
- Provide structured group and individual psychosocial assistance up to 3,000 refugee women and girls GBV/VAW survivors and those most at risk, including victims of GBV/VAW survivors and those most at risk from national level (i.e., female adolescents, new widows, women with disabilities, women heads of households, LGBTQI, and cancer survivors etc.);
- Referral of up to 50 women in need and at-risk for advanced and specialized mental health and psychosocial support service providers in Moldova, in coordination with the Health and Nutrition working group- and support the cost of needed mental health medicines;
- To foster a conducive environment in support of women’s rights and protection, up to 750 men and boys from refugees and host communities will participate and engage in dialogues relating to positive gender-equitable attitudes and practices and positive masculinity through HeForShe dialogues;
- Carry out awareness raising activities targeting up to 2500 (2000 female and 500 male) men, women, boys, girls and youth on GBV available services and Protection from Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment (PSEAH) in the different communities;
- Support up to 10 youth-led and men-led innovative initiatives that combat VAW/GBV in including through the use of social media and digital platforms;
- Build the capacity and knowledge of up to 20 counsellors and practitioner of women’s organizations on VAW/GBV identification, case management, referral pathways and reporting;
- Build the capacity of up to 10 women organizations as first responders on gender and PSEAH protocol, with particular focus on survivor assistance.
- Technical/functional competencies required:
- Demonstrates experience in applying the VAW/GBV Guiding Principles including Safety, Confidentiality, Respect and Non-discrimination;
- Has at least 1 year of administrative experience in managing and implementing projects that focus on VAW/GBV prevention and protection in Moldova;
- Has at least 1 year of experience in implementing multi-sectorial responses to VAW/GBV (including health, psychosocial support, and legal assistance);
- Has experience in applying VAW/GBV referral pathways;
- Has experience in applying survivor-centred approaches;
- Other competencies, which while not required, can be an asset for the performance of services:
- Has experience in managing large amounts of budgets based on previous similar projects;
- Previous experience managing grants from UN agencies, INGOs or international organizations;
- Experience in providing assistance and support to refugees;
- The proponent is highly encouraged and expected to sub-partner with civil society organizations for the delivery of a set of interventions to support the Refugee women and girls’ survivors of GBV and those at-risk, therefore a joint application of organizations will represent an advantage;
- All individual applicants and lead applicants (in the case of joint proposals) must be legal registered in Moldova as national/local non-governmental and non-profit organizations;
- Individual proponents or joint submission applicants cannot submit more than one proposal;
- The geographical focus should cover different areas in Moldova (at least 3-4 main districts);
- All currency exchanges will be calculated using the UN Operational Exchange Rate as per the date of submission of proposal;
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