UNOPS: Inviting Syrian NGOs for ‘Explosive hazards Risk Awareness’ Program

Deadline: 24 January 2019

United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is currently inviting eligible organizations for a program entitled “Explosive hazards Risk Awareness in Syria”.

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The objective of this grant is to reduce the impact of explosive hazard contamination on Syrian population through the delivery of risk education activities, aiming at informing at-risk populations of safer behaviours.

Specific Activities

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  • This project aims to reduce the risk and impact of explosive hazards through the delivery of risk education sessions to affected communities, with the deployment of a minimum of 5 mobile teams in Rif Damascus Governorate, followed by deployments in the southern Governorates of Syria (Dara, Quneitra and As Sweida).
  • A minimum of 72,000 women, men, boys and girl potentially at risk should be reached during the time period of this grant.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Limitations:
    • This Call for Proposal is open to national non-profit Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) that are registered to operate in Syria, including faith-based organizations. No governmental agencies, departments, or ministries are eligible.
    • Only organizations with a minimum experience of two years, in partnership or as an independent entity, in implementing successful humanitarian community awareness projects in Syria, can apply.
    • Organizations must have proven experience of implementing successful project(s) with the United Nations.
    • Only organizations that have undergone the latest United Nations Harmonized Approach to Cash Transfer (HACT) risk assessment in Syria, and achieved a Low Risk or Medium Risk rating in both Financial Capacity and Procurement Capacity, are eligible to apply.
  • Minimum requirements/qualifications: Organizations must:
    • Have an adequate existing management, financial, administrative and technical structure and available capacity to conduct the proposed activities.
    • Be able to identify and select Risk Education Facilitators, civilian and among youth demographics, to form gender-balanced risk education teams. These facilitators must be trained and certified by UNMAS Syria to conduct risk education in explosive hazard affected communities; and they should, at the least, have a high school education and be motivated to serve their communities.
    • Be able to deploy and manage risk education teams to affected communities in Rural Damascus, Dar’a, Quneitra and As-Sweida governorates to conduct risk education activities for at least six months of operations, excluding the time required for training, preparations, mobilizations, and demobilizations.
    • Be able to manage the day to day deployment of mobile teams, including the required reporting for the project.
    • Have a security plan in place to mitigate safety and security risks posed to the deployment of staff in the field.
    • Be able to reach with direct risk education sessions a minimum of 72,000 direct beneficiaries during six months of field deployment (a minimum of two sessions per day per team).
    • Have a management team already set up in Damascus City, in order to engage in direct grant management liaison with UNMAS Syria and other coordination as necessary.
  • Other critical considerations:
    • Organizations must have the capacity to implement grant activities for at least six (6) months.
    • UNMAS Syria will provide the initial training, the grantee will be responsible for on the job training and refresher training as required.
    • UNMAS Syria will also provide all risk education material such as brochures for distribution, and the data collection tools.
    • Additionally, UNMAS Syria will conduct regular quality assurance to ensure the successful delivery of this project, according to international mine action standards (IMAS).
    • Demonstration of an organization’s previous experience in delivering humanitarian assistance, and particularly conducting awareness projects, in Damascus, Rural Damascus, Dar’a, Quneitra and As-Sweida governorates shall be considered an asset during the evaluation and when selecting the most suitable proposal.
    • An organization’s ability, as demonstrated in their proposal, to mobilize candidates for the initial training phase provided by UNMAS Syria, shall be considered during the evaluation.

How to Apply

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Interested organizations are requested to submit to the UNMAS Syria Office a proposal in English, on organization- headed paper and at the address given on the website.

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