UNHCR Call for EOIs: Providing Protection and Assistance to Refugees, Returning Refugees & IDPs

Deadline: 15 March 2017

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is seeking Expression of Interest (EOIs) in Afghanistan to supports the Afghan government in providing protection and assistance to refugees, returning refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). It seeks to find durable solutions for these groups, to provide reliable information to all humanitarian partners and to advocate for solutions to address the underlying causes of forced displacement.

The overall objective of UNHCR Afghanistan Livelihoods programme is to strengthen capacities and improve access to livelihood opportunities while fostering social cohesion and (re) integration of returnees, IDPs and refugees in Afghanistan”.

Programme Objectives

The programme will have three strategic areas of focus i.e. promoting income generation, fostering entrepreneurship, and reinforcing community resilience and social cohesion, and its specific objectives include:

  • To improve community capacities through increasing access to services and productive facilities.
  • To reinforce community resilience and social cohesion by promoting beneficiary participation, engagement and representation for self-reliance.
  • To promote sustainable income generating activities (and foster a culture of entrepreneurship) encouraging joint-venture business through community groups and private sector inclusion.

Funding Information

The budget range for this project is between $400, 000 – $500, 000.

Eligibility Criteria

  • UNHCR welcomes Expressions of Interest from both international and national NGOs registered in Afghanistan for this project.
  • UNHCR is currently looking for a partner, with proven experience in community empowerment in particular in the Eastern region to implement livelihoods projects based on the community-based approach.
  • The selected partner will have demonstrated expertise and experience in developing comprehensive livelihood strategies (in agriculture and non-agriculture sectors) for persons affected by forced displacement and will be expected to coordinate closely with other UNHCR partners and other stakeholders.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted via email at the address given on the website.

Eligible Country: Afghanistan

For more information, please visit UNHCR Call for EOIs.

Latest Funds for NGOs

Help The Homeless: Supporting Homeless Charities throughout the UK

British Embassy Call for Proposals on “Access to Information and Media Environment” in Vietnam

Fulbright-Hovnanian Grant: Inviting Applicants from Armenia

ADC Call for Applications: Austrian Partnership Programme in Higher Education and Research for Development (APPEAR)

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of PRM: Seeking Applications for Resettlement Support Centers Program

LEAP-Agri Call for Proposals: EU-AU Partnership on Food and Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture (FNSSA)

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of INL: Countering Wildlife Trafficking in Indonesia

Innovation Fund Denmark: 2017 Open Call under “Grand Solutions” Programme!

EU Action Grants: Seeking Proposals for Union Civil Protection Mechanism!

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of NEA: Supporting Tunisia’s Agribusiness Sector

Call for Concept Notes: EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment

Seventh Generation Fund: Promoting Indigenous Peoples’ Self-Determination and the Sovereignty of Native Nations

DFID Call for Applications: Global Mine Action Programme Phase II

The Research Council of Norway: Inviting Applications for “NORGLOBAL Programme”

U.S. Department of State, Bureau of CT: Counterterrorism Training for Magistrates and Civilian Administrators in Regions Vulnerable to Terrorism

U.S. Department’s Federal Transit Administration call for Applications: Low or No Emission (Low-No) Program FY 2017

Apply to Participate in 4th ‘Women Leading, Women Organising’ Training!

The Fresno Chaffee Zoo Wildlife Conservation Fund: Supporting Projects Conducted and Focused in the United States

The Denver Foundation: Lauren Townsend Memorial Wildlife Fund Grants for U.S. based Organisations

Call for Applications: MRC-AHRC Global Public Health Partnership Awards

USAID’s Global Development Alliance: Partnering to Accelerate Entrepreneurship (PACE) Initiative

Applications Open for Rural Women New Zealand’s Education Fund!

The U.S. Embassy in Monrovia: Call for Proposals for Julia Taft Refugee Fund

Hedayah Call for Proposals: Supporting Civil Society Initiatives to Prevent and Counter Violent Extremism