Call for Proposals for Women Resilience in Kenya closing date 22 March 2021

Southern Africa Youth Project has published the Call for Proposals for Women Resilience in Kenya closing date 22 March 2021

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  • Eligible Country: Kenya
  • Closing Date: 22 March 2021
  • Categories of Organisations: All organisations 
  • Opportunity Type: Call for proposal
  • Submit Application: Online
  • Inviting Company/Donor: UN WOMEN
  • Website for Application and information:  Click Here 

Description

UN WOMEN Kenya Country Office invites qualified parties to submit Technical and Financial Proposals to provide services associated with the UN-WOMEN requirement for Responsible Party for the project, “Enhancing Women’s Resilience in Refugee Camps and Host Communities”.

Women in the refugee and host community context are in many cases constrained by the lack of specialized skills or capital to start a business enterprise, and low literacy levels. Improved access to capital and external markets for refugee and host community women will contribute to not only enhancement of their livelihood opportunities and reduction on the need for high levels of humanitarian assistance, but also development for local economies given that women constitute nearly half of the population.
The overall objective of this project is to bring positive impact on the lives of women and girls affected by crisis and contribute to the promotion of women’s and girls’ resilience and social stabilization through gender mainstreaming in peace processes, capacity development of women, sustainable livelihoods and social cohesion among displaced women and girls and host communities. The project seeks to enhance women’s meaningful participation and influence in conflict prevention, specifically violent extremism, peace building and social cohesion, as well as seek to increase women’s access to sustainable livelihood opportunities and enhance protection mechanisms in humanitarian settings.
The overall goal of the LEAP III is that “Women in refugee and host communities will lead ond participate in peace, security and humanitarian processes, and vulnerable women and girls benefit from protection mechanisms ond enhance resilience and self-reliance through women’s economic empowerment”.
Funding Information
  • The budget range for this proposal should be Min. USD 100,000 — Max. USD 500,000 over the course of 2 years. For a proposal containing infrastructural components towards support of project implementation (specifically, the establishment of an auto repair and maintenance garage and/or the establishment of a multi-purpose centre), the maximum budget will be USD 1,000,000.
  • The award will cover a period of 24 months from 3 May 2021 – 30 april 2023.
Eligibility Criteria
  • Women-led and women’s rights organizations, including civil society, that are legally registered in Kenya, that have specialised knowledge, expertise and track record of working in women’s human rights, peace and security, humanitarian action and Disaster Risk Reduction programming, including but not limited to: non-governmental organizations, community-based organizations and advocacy networks (at national or sub-national level).
  • Youth led and Youth focused organizations that are legally registered in Kenya and have specialized knowledge, expertise and track record of working on youth and girls’ rights
  • Organizations working in marginalized and hard to reach areas in line with lN013-principle
  • International and national civil society organizations that are legally registered in Kenya, have presence in the focused counties and have a strong track record of programming on gender equality and women’s empowerment
  • Operational research institutions who have technical expertise on gender equality
Competencies
Technical/functional competencies required:
  • Extensive experience working on women, peace and security and humanitarian action in Kenya
  • Experience working on gender equality and the empowerment of women agenda and strengthening women’s movements and networks coordination at local and national level.
  • Extensive experience in working with community and national CSOs and international NGOs on gender equality and empowerment of women in any of the above outcomes.
  • Extensive experience in working in both refugee camps and targeted counties. Having presence of not less than 12 months prior to this call (including an office and resident staff).
  • Experience of working with marginalized groups following the Leaving No One Behind (LN013) principle, especially persons with disabilities.
  • Extensive experience in project management – planning, implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting and capacity building.
  • Experience in developing and implementing successful long-term advocacy and communication strategies on gender equality and women’s empowerment issues
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