UN Women seeking Proposals for ‘Social and Economic Stabilization and Strengthening the Resilience of Refugee Women and Adolescent Girls in Turkey’

Deadline: 12 April 2019

UN Women Turkey Office is currently inviting non – governmental organisations legally established and operating in Turkey to submit proposals for providing requirements as defined in the Terms of Reference and Call for Proposal documents.

This Call for Proposals, “Social and Economic Stabilization and Strengthening the Resilience of Refugee Women and Adolescent Girls in Turkey” aims to strengthen the existing initiatives that support refugees, implemented by the municipalities/local authorities and civil society organizations in Izmir. Women only spaces and programmes will be created to provide protection, livelihood support and social cohesion activities.

As a main principle, outreach activities at household level should be carried out throughout the project cycle to ensure that the most vulnerable women and girls are identified and included in the project. The project should reach out, not only to women and girls in central Izmir, but through mobile outreach teams, also to the cities’ outskirts where unregistered/unverified refugees are based without any or little proper protection or sustainable living conditions. Therefore, protection should be mainstreamed at every stage of the implementation where refugee women are directly or indirectly involved.

The project will primarily provide:

  • protection, psychosocial support, counselling, outreach and referrals;
  • basic life skills trainings, language courses, vocational training courses;
  • mentoring, coaching and trainings on self-reliance, empowerment, gender equality, women’s human rights, violence against women; etc.
  • social cohesion, solidarity and peaceful co-existence activities.


  • Output 1.1: Refugee women and girls have better access to protection mechanisms through women-only facilities.
    • Act 1.1.1 Establishment and/or strengthening of women-friendly refugee and protection facilities.
    • Act 1.1.2 Recruitment of staff for enhanced gender responsive protection mechanisms (e.g. social workers, counsellors, psychologists, support staff, etc.).
    • Act 1.1.3 Providing access to psychosocial and legal support, referrals and counseling through gender responsive mobile outreach and protection teams.
  • Output 1.2 Refugee and vulnerable host community women and girls have increased access to livelihood and income generating opportunities.
    • Act 1.2.1 Deliver basic life skills trainings, language courses, vocational training courses with special focus on agriculture, computer literacy, programming, coding, financial literacy, etc. for women and adolescent girls.
    • Act 1.2.2 Provide mentoring, coaching and trainings on self-reliance, empowerment, gender equality, women’s rights, Violence Against Women (GBV), etc.
    • Act 1.2.3 Ensure child-care services for women with young children attending livelihoods activities.
  • Output 1.3: Women and adolescent girls are engaged in promoting social cohesion and coexistence in their communities.
    • Act 1.3.1 Implement social cohesion activities for refugee and local community women and adolescent girls e.g. joint volunteer actions, conflict prevention, dialogue meetings, workshops for increasing women’s role in peace building.

Funding Information

  • The maximum estimated budget for this call for proposals is USD 350,000 converted in Turkish Liras.
  • Currency exchange into local currency will be calculated using the UN Operational Exchange Rate as per date of the submission of the proposal.


  • The foreseen starting date of the project is 2 June 2019.
  • The end date for completing the project is 31 March 2020.

How to Apply

Proposals containing all required application documents must be delivered to UN Women Turkey Office at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit https://bit.ly/2TOsUYy

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