This Call for Proposal is addressed to Moldovan civil society organizations/consortium to provide increased access to livelihood opportunities, required access, skills and partnership for Ukrainian refugees. UN Women Moldova is interested in ensuring that refugee response programming is gender responsive, promote accountability for gender equality and women’s empowerment, and takes into account and meets the specific needs of refugees and those affected by crisis.
UN Women will ensure that refugee response programming is gender responsive, promote accountability for gender equality and women’s empowerment, and takes into account and meets the specific needs of refugees and those affected by crisis. Over the next period UN Women will contribute to the realization of one overarching Outcome (major strategic result): Most affected and at-risk women lead, participate and benefit from gender responsive, localized and survivor-centered protection and livelihood interventions in Moldova.
- The total budget available for this call for proposal is of up to USD 250,000.00.
- Duration: The proposals are expected to start from January 2023 and be implemented within a period of 9 months and to be completed not later than end of September 2023.
- With the respect to leaving no one behind approach, the responsible party, will contribute to provide increased access to livelihood opportunities, required access, skills, and partnerships in Moldova for at least 350 Ukrainian Refugee women and girls’ survivors of GBV and those at-risk.
- Through this Call for Proposal, UN Women Moldova is seeking to contract an organization/company or a Consortium of organizations/companies to fulfil the following suggested activities, but not limiting to:
- Based on existing assessments and mappings identify beneficiaries in at least 3 districts in Moldova. Identification shall be made considering the type of vulnerability, age, locality and skills (skilled, semiskilled, unskilled) of the potential beneficiaries;
- Conduct trainings and skills development for 100 vulnerable women in preparation for their engagement in cash-for-work opportunities (in various areas according to the needs identified as a result of consultations with the beneficiaries);
- Provide cash-for-work interventions (conditional and unconditional cash assistance), following CBI (cash-based intervention system and protocol), for up to 100 refugee women who have been affected by the crisis. Categories of beneficiaries shall be determined based on existing needs;
- Provide small cash subsidies (e.g. reimbursement of expenses related to enrolment into the educational system etc.) to up to 200 refugee women to support childcare solutions and transportation;
- Conduct networking events with the participation of multi-sectorial experts that will cover discussions and identify solutions for various impediments and issues that refugees face in relation with their integration into the society and enjoyment of their rights.
Specific Requirements to the Proposal
- The proponent as a Responsible Party is expected to make substantial contribution to achievement of but not limited to the activities for which it is putting an offer;
- Proponents are highly encouraged to propose interventions that explore innovative ideas;
- The proposed intervention size and budget request is for up to USD 250,000.00. All currency exchanges will be calculated using the UN Operational Exchange Rate as per the date of submission of proposal;
- UN Women will sign a contract with applicant organisations and disburse funds to the applicant organizations only. Results based budget should be prepared using zero VAT rate;
- Partners and sub-contractors will benefit from respective fiscal arrangements upon signature of Partnership Agreement with UN Women Moldova. The proponent shall follow the UN Women Branding Guidelines and Identity Standards throughout the implementation process;
- The budget of the proposal shall include communication and visibility actions. Examples of communication and visibility actions may be but not limited to: success stories, video spots, informative sessions, online campaigns, awareness campaigns etc.
- Proponents must meet all mandatory requirements/pre-qualification criteria.
- Proponents will receive a pass/fail rating on this section. UN WOMEN reserves the right to verify any information contained in proponent’s response or to request additional information after the proposal is received. Incomplete or inadequate responses, lack of response or misrepresentation in responding to any questions will result in disqualification.
- Technical/functional competencies required:
- Knowledge and experience of up to one year in implementing multi-sectorial responses to VAW/GBV (cash for work, women empowerment);
- Proven in-house expertise in working with women/girls survivors of GBV and those at-risk ;
- Community presence and experience of working at local and community level;
- Experience of up to one year in applying the VAW/GBV Guiding Principles including Safety, Confidentiality, Respect and Non-discrimination.
- Other competencies, which while not required, can be an asset for the performance of services:
- Previous experience managing grants/partner agreements from UN agencies, INGOs or international organizations.
Ror more information, visit https://eca.unwomen.org/en/programme-implementation/2022/10/unw-eca-mda-cfp-2022-001