UNDP Call for Proposals: NGOs/CSOs for The Development of Social Enterprises and Employment Generation for Urban Youth and Women in Zimbabwe

Deadline: 18 January 2019

UNDP is seeking proposals for “NGOs/CSOs for The Development of Social Enterprises and Employment Generation for Urban Youth and Women in Zimbabwe”.

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The overall Goal of the Programme is to improve economic recovery and access to the provision of basic social services of unemployed youths, women, and vulnerable groups in urban areas of Zimbabwe. The Programme approach recognizes the synergistic relationship between a WASH, LED and Basic Social Services Sectors.

Expected Outcomes

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  • Immediate improvements in urban environment to build practical evidence- Access to basic public services, employment, livelihoods opportunities for youth in unserved and underserved urban areas improved.
  • Evidence based framework/ strategies for building urban resilience developed.

Target Groups

  • Primary target groups – Urban and peri-urban unemployed women, youths (both men and women) and vulnerable communities, especially those living in high-density areas;
  • Secondary Target Groups – Local authorities, Private sector and CSOs that will be engaged in social enterprises’ and value chains

Eligibility Criteria

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The parameters that will determine whether a NGO is eligible to be considered by UNDP will be based on the requirements indicated in the Mandatory Requirements/pre-qualification criteria.


  • Comprehensive knowledge of the urban resilience building approaches and creation of social enterprise and employment/enterprise development is a pre-requisite in this development intervention.
  • At least ten years of proven relevant experience in the creation of sustainable value chains and employment generation, especially in the water, sanitation, hygiene and basic social services
  • In-depth knowledge and experience in setting up local economic development initiatives;
  • Proven analytical capacity to conduct practical oriented research and strategies on social enterprise development and employment generation.
  • Demonstrated work experience to network capacities to mobilize and partnership with local authorities, private sector and CSOs would be a distinct advantage;
  • Working experience with international organizations such as the UN and other development partners will be desirable.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their proposals in an one envelope at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=52329

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