UN Women Uganda: Women’s Economic Empowerment under the Leadership Empowerment Access and Protection Program in Uganda’s South Sudanese Refugee Crisis


Deadline: 18 June 2018

UN Women Uganda has announced a Call for Proposals from women-led Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) with innovative and high impact programmes on the advancement of gender equality, protection of women’s rights and the empowerment of women to facilitate UN Women’s Leadership, Empowerment, Access and Protection (LEAP) in Uganda’s Refugee Crisis Programme.

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The objectives of the LEAP programme are:

  • To increase leadership and engagement by refugee women in relief efforts and decision making;
  • To increase women refugees and host communities’ access to income from their labor or services;
  • To ensure that humanitarian response planning frameworks and programming are gender-inclusive and responsive.

Eligibility Criteria

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  • Women-led and women’s rights organizations that are legally registered in Uganda, that have specialised knowledge, expertise and track record of working in women’s human rights and women’s economic empowerment programming, including but not limited to: non-governmental 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 women’s economic empowerment and women’s leadership and participation;
  • Legal status: Applicants must have valid legal status with the Government of Uganda. (A valid Certificate of Registration is required);
  • Gender equality focus: Applicant must demonstrate experience implementing programmes on gender equality, women’s leadership and women’s economic empowerment through an organizational resume or CV of past implementing experience and areas of expertise. (Documents required)
  • Audit reports: Applicant must have certified audit reports for 2-3 previous fiscal years i.e. 2015, 2016 (and 2017 if available) (Audit reports required)
  • Endorsement: Applicants must submit at least two Letters of Endorsement. One 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. The second letter should come from the Office of the Prime Minister or the District Local Government from one of the programme districts (Adjumani or Yumbe) (Letters of Endorsement Required).

How to Apply

All proposals should be sent by email at the address given on the website.

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Eligible Country: Uganda

For more information, please visit UN Women Uganda.

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