To support the achievement of Japan Iraq intended outcomes, UN Women is looking for partnerships to deliver on supporting vulnerable women’s and girls under the project titled “Gender-responsive Management and Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in the Arab States Region: From Emergency Response to Recovery and Resilience”.
The activities include 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.
UN Women seeks for the National and local Civil Society Organizations based in Thi-Qar governorate (Nasyria city) to support vulnerable women in that area. to reach at least 25 women and girls and their immediate families through the provision of relevant assets, goods and services towards stemming gender based violence and addressing employment issues in particular, It’s expected that 150 individual representing the families of the enrolled women and girls will get benefit from the cash for work.
More specifically, UN Women has rapidly engaged and is undertaking swift efforts to scale up its COVID-19 outbreak related response as follows, to:
- Advance gender responsive COVID-19 response and recovery at regional and national levels through the provision of:
- Policy and technical services to the UN and governments;
- UN coordination and gender mainstreaming support to the response, at national level through the UN Country Teams;
- Advanced and immediate regional level gender responsive data and evidence on the impact of the virus.
- Advance social and institutional awareness of gender differentiated impact and response required for the COVID19
- Social mobilization and advocacy through CSOs, youth networks and women’s organizations, including in refugee camps and vulnerable communities;
- Advocacy and (social) media campaigns to stem VAW, advance gender responsive response and understanding of potential impact on the economy unless response is gendered.
- Reduce the impact of GBV on women through:
- Maintaining and adapting support innovatively to GBV services in vulnerable communities and refugee camps in the region;
- Addressing the gap in delivering psycho-social services (eg. through online alternatives) due to the confinement measures undertaken by various countries;
- Ensuring women and girls at risk of / survivors of violence are aware and use existing services.
- Maintain employment opportunities for women through:
- Maintaining and adapting delivery of online cash-for-work (CFW) programmes as well as a temporary provision of unconditional cash assistance.
The measurable outcomes will be:
- Government, the UN and CSO partners have gender-responsive regional and national responses to COVID-19 to ensure that women are not disproportionately affected by the pandemic.
- Government, CSOs and the UN, are better able to reduce economic impacts on women, particularly for those in vulnerable employment, have been reduced.
- Governments, CSOs, are better able to respond to violence against women and increased sense of safety.
In the selection of partners, the following competencies will be considered:
- Soundness of technical competency described in the approach to the project as described in the Terms of Reference for the Call for Proposals, to be demonstrated by a track record of successful programmatic interventions
- Capacity to deliver expected results: governance and management competency, and financial and administrative competency, demonstrated by previous partnerships with UN Women or other donor organisations;
- Relevance of the mandate and the role of the organization to implement expected results and to contribute to the sustainability of said results, demonstrated by expertise in gender-related work and community outreach
- Confirm that the services being requested are part of the key services that the proponent has been performing as an organization. This must be supported by a list of at least two customer references for which similar service is currently or has been provided by the proponent.
- Confirm proponent is duly registered or has the legal basis/mandate as an organization
- Confirm proponent as an organization has been in operation for at least five (5) years
- Confirm proponent has a permanent office within the location area.
- Proponent must agree to a site visit at a customer location in the location or area with a similar scope of work as the one described in this CFP.
- Confirm that proponent has not been the subject of a finding of fraud or any other relevant misconduct following an investigation conducted by UN Women or another United Nations entity. The Proponent must indicate if it is currently under investigation for fraud or any other relevant misconduct by UN Women or another United Nations entity and provide details of any such investigation
- Confirm that proponent has not been the subject of any investigations and/or has not been charged for any misconduct related to sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA).
- 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), United Nations Global Market Place Vendor ineligibility and the EU consolidated Sanction list
For more information, visit https://arabstates.unwomen.org/en/what-we-do/programme-implementation/gender-responsive-response-to-the-covid19-in-iraq-cfp