UN Women Uganda announces Call for Proposals

Deadline: 26 February 2019

UN Women Uganda Country Office is currently inviting women led and women rights NGOs, CSOs and Operational Research Institutions specialized in Gender Equality and Violence Against Women and Girls for the following:

  • To build national and local capacities for gender responsive planning, budgeting and accountability,
  • Address barriers to women’s economic empowerment and promote second chance education for women
  • End violence against women and girls (VAWG) and promote Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR)
  • Promote women peace and security, and
  • Strengthen the women’s movement in Uganda

The programme is informed by gender equality goal and targets of the Sustainable Development Goals, the UN Women Strategic Plan (2018-2021), the Uganda National Development Plan II (2016-2020), the United Nations Development Assistance Framework for Uganda (2016-2020) and the UN Women Uganda Strategic Note (2016-2020).

The Call comprises five key components to be implemented by competent individual NGOs, or a consortium of NGOs in the stated districts. Applicants are advised to apply for only those components where they have demonstrable competence and a comparative advantage, stating the indicative budget estimates for the period starting April 2019 and ending in December 2020.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Women-led and women’s rights organizations that are legally registered in Uganda, that have specialized knowledge, expertise and track record of working in women’s human rights and EVAW/G programming, including but not limited to: nongovernmental organizations, community-based organizations and advocacy networks (at national or sub-national level).
  • International civil society organizations that are legally registered in Uganda, that have presence in Uganda and have strong track record on programming on gender equality and EVAW/G
  • Operational research institutions specialized in gender equality and VAW/G
  • Legal status: Applicants must have valid legal status with the Government of Uganda. (A valid Certificate of Registration is required)
  • Gender equality focus with experience in SRHR promotion: Applicant must demonstrate experience implementing programmes on gender equality, ending violence against women and girls and promotion of SRHR through an organizational resume or CV of past implementing experience and areas of expertise. (Documents required)
  • Women’s leadership: Applicants must have at least 50% women on its Board and its staff, with substantive representation of women in leadership positions. (Documents required)
  • Audit reports: Applicant must have certified audit reports for 2-3 previous fiscal years i.e. 2016, 2017 (and 2018 if available) (Audit reports required)
  • Endorsement: Applicants must submit at least one Letter of Endorsement from a gender equality or women’s empowerment mechanism, governmental authority on gender equality, or other multi-stakeholder institution (including UN offices other than UN Women). Please note: To ensure fairness, Letters of Endorsement by UN Women offices will not be accepted. (Letters of Endorsement Required)
  • Confirm that proponent has not been placed on any relevant sanctions list including as a minimum the Consolidated United Nations Security Council Sanctions List(s)

Important Notes

  • Each application can only be submitted by a single organization. Where a consortium of organizations is submitting, the lead organization of that consortium should submit on behalf of the others
  • Proposals should ideally reflect partnerships among civil society and Government. Special attention will be paid to organizations with a demonstrated record of working with local women’s organizations especially grassroots women’s organizations and specialized EVAW/G networks.
  • Proposals from more than one organization or entity must clearly indicate which organization will take lead responsibility for project management and contractual obligations
  • Transfer of funds by the Applicant Organization to UN Agencies, private sector entities, International NGOs and International Organizations will not be allowed.
  • UN Women will sign contracts with and disburse funds to the applicant organization only.
  • Eligible organizations currently partnering with UN Women may apply under this call for proposals.

How to Apply

All submissions with subject line indicating REF: UNWomen Call for Proposals CFP/01/2019, should be delivered in Person to UN Women Offices at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit https://www.ungm.org/Public/Notice/83447

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