To support the achievement of LEAP Yemen intended outcomes, UN Women is looking for partnerships to deliver on increasing vulnerable women’s access to protection mechanisms and services, strengthening the capacity of service providers to support marginalized women and girls, providing new sources of income and economic opportunities for marginalized women through cash-based interventions and capacity development, as well as increasing their access to required assets, skills and partnerships.
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This call consists of two components:
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- Component 1: Protection
- Output 2.1: Vulnerable women have increased access to effective services and protection mechanisms.
- Strengthen the structures and service delivery of existing (temporary) women’s centers located in communities in Aden, Al-Hodeidah, and/or Hadhramaut that provide GBV, protection and childcare services to vulnerable and displaced women, taking into account necessary hygiene measures (minimum target: 1 center per location strengthened);
- Develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) outlining proposed standard minimum requirements for the women’s centers (e.g. space requirements, safety and security requirements, staffing requirements etc.). Minimum target:1 detailed SOP document developed;
- Establish and facilitate meetings of a community-based Women’s Center Committee for each women’s center to help strengthen the link between the center and the local community. The committee should include local women leaders and relevant local government representatives and will help monitor and support the work of the centers. Develop SOPs with clear guidance for the committee’s work. Minimum targets: 1 Women’s Center Committee per location established, meetings facilitated, and SOP document developed;
- Provide psychosocial and GBV support to women and girls/GBV survivors through women’s centers and/or through mobile teams – depending on movement restrictions and other limitations (minimum target: 500 beneficiaries per location);
- Support a hotline to assist victims of violence (reaching a minimum target of 150 survivors)
- Conduct relevant awareness raising related to GBV and the gendered impact of the COVID-19 crisis in the three targeted governorates. The topic(s) for the awareness raising campaign will be determined in consultation with UN Women and will depend on the most urgent needs identified based on the evolving context (minimum target: one campaign developed and disseminated through appropriate channels).
- Output 2.2: The capacity of service providers to offer support services to marginalized women and girls is strengthened.
- Develop the capacities of psycho-social and/or other relevant service providers to offer gender-responsive services, responding to the needs of vulnerable and displaced women and girls (minimum target: 100 service providers [individuals] per location);
- Develop a training manual for psycho-social service providers on gender-responsive service provision (minimum target: 1 manual developed);
- Support referral channels (through legal, health and other thematic expertise and counseling) for women survivors of GBV. Support provided should result in improved access to mechanisms implemented by local authorities, UN and international and local NGOs (minimum target: 10% increase in women GBV survivors supported through referral channels).
- Component 2: Livelihoods component
- Output 3.1: New sources of income and economic opportunities for vulnerable and displaced women are created through targeted cash-based interventions & development of capacities and skills.
- To conduct three accredited vocational skill training and business/digital skill development courses (online or in the selected communities, minimum target: 50 beneficiaries per location);
- To develop one vocational training manual or guideline for a specific vocational or business skill (minimum target: one manual or guideline developed);
- To implement cash-based interventions for displaced or otherwise marginalized and vulnerable women in the selected communities, choosing the most appropriate and empowering modalities while taking into account potential movement restrictions and social distancing measures(minimum target: 350 beneficiaries per location).
- Output 3.2: Marginalized women (including displaced and host community women) have increased access to required assets, skills and partnerships.
- To establish and facilitate partnerships between selected project beneficiaries and private sector service providers with linkages to markets – selecting relevant private sector service providers based on a business needs analysis (analysis carried out by UN Women; minimum target: 2 partnerships per location established and facilitated);
- To provide start-up packages to women who have participated in training courses and/or benefited from protection services under this project, including productive assets linked to micro-grant services (minimum target: 10 packages per location).
The project will be implemented in selected communities in three governorates: Aden, Hadhramaut, and Al-Hodeidah. The proposed budget range is between USD 270,000 and USD 320,000 per location.
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Timeframe and Location
- The project will be implemented in selected communities in three governorates: Aden, Hadhramaut, and Al-Hodeidah. The exact implementation locations will be dependent on the selection of women’s centers under output.
- The partnership will commence upon signature of the partnership agreement with the selected organization and will end by 15 March 2021.
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In the selection of partners, the following competencies will be considered:
- Soundness of technical competency described in the approach to the outputs as described in the Terms of Reference for the Call for Proposals.
- Capacity to deliver expected results: governance and management competency, and financial and administrative competency.
- Relevance of the mandate and the role of the organization to implement expected results and to contribute to the sustainability of said results.
For more information, visit https://arabstates.unwomen.org/en/what-we-do/programme-implementation/partners-for-un-women-yemen-leap-cfp
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