Deadline: 6 April 2020
UNICEF and Save the Children invite interested partners based in Ethiopia to submit Concept Notes to implement the Education Cannot Wait (ECW) facilitated Multi-Year Resilience Programme (MYRP) for the period of July 2020 to July 2023.
Ethiopia’s MYRP (2020-2023) plans to improve learning through equitable access, crisis-sensitive, quality and relevant education for 745,997 emergency-affected children (380,418 boys, 365,579 girls (including children living with disabilities) in 44 prioritized woredas in Ethiopia.
With Seed Funding from ECW, the programme will focus interventions on addressing the critical educational needs of 60,487 out of school displaced children (30,717 boys, 29,770 girls) in 81 schools, 17 woredas and 3 regions (Amhara, Oromia and Somali).
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Organisations or consortiums of organisations that cover all the programmatic areas (three program outcomes as indicated in the result framework) in one or more regions are favored but this is not mandatory. Organisations that are active members of the Education Cluster, the Education Technical Working Group and/or other national coordination mechanisms (e.g. protection cluster, refugee education working group, and/or CP/GBV Area of Responsibility) are also favored. Outcome 4 of the MYRP will be implemented by the Education Cluster and the MYRP Coordination Unit. The related fund will therefore be managed by the grantees and not the partners, as both SCI and UNICEF are co-leads of the Education Cluster.
Note: Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply in Consortium especially with Local NGO/s and community groups wherever possible, in order to demonstrate technical capacity, added value, local knowledge and expertise across the target regions and across various components of the programme. The lead organisation should be specified as they will sign the partnership agreement on behalf of the consortium.
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- Administrative requirements:
- Be registered with the Government of Ethiopia as a Civil Society Organization (with required work permits) and this must be shared with the concept note.
- Operational requirements:
- Include local level expertise and partnerships with local civil society organizations (preferably in a consortium).
- Have a recognized geographic presence in the target regions and at least 3-5 years’ experience in education in emergency response in the affected/concerned area/s and be willing and able scale up in other areas quickly.
- Propose a project duration of three years – (one year of funding guaranteed with the remaining disbursed annually based on performance and renewal of partnership agreement).
- Be ready to start implementation not later than June 2020.
- Have the ability to manage the envisioned intervention (e.g. experience managing budgets and staffing of similar size, evidence from micro assessments and assurance activities).
- Demonstrate ability to access areas of implementation.
- Technical capacity requirements:
- Have the capacity to immediately implement education in emergencies programming on preparedness, response and recovery.
- Directly responds to the content and priorities set out in the Request for Concept Notes.
- Demonstrate solid technical quality and alignment with national and global education policies, SPHERE Core Humanitarian Standards, Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Emergencies, EiE standards (INEE) such as those pertaining to mental health and/or psycho social support services.
- Demonstrate an ability/capacity for coordination and implementation of intersectoral programming interventions (particularly as related to child protection systems strengthening).
- Demonstrate solid administration and financial management system and tools in place for managing funds of this size.
- Demonstrate an ability to conduct situational analysis, report against the ECW mandatory indicators and the joint Program Results Framework (included in the ECW MYRP document).
- Demonstrate an ability to adequately and appropriately address gender and disability inclusion, as well as child safeguarding in their programming. If and where applicable: show evidence of possessing and building strong technical capacity in structured, goal oriented, highly contextualized evidence-informed MHPSS methods (such as mindfulness, cognitive behavioral techniques, trauma-informed interventions etc.) for children and/or teachers.
- Local experience, presence and community relations (community engagement programming, particularly community level peace building programming an added value).
- Demonstrate value for money.
For more information, visit https://www.unicef.org/ethiopia/stories/call-concept-notes
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