UNFPA/MNG/RFP/17/003 - GBV/DV prevention activities by CSOs

29 May 2017

 

The Mongolia Country Office of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), an international development agency, is inviting prospective civil society organizations to submit proposals to below call for proposals.

Number: UNFPA/RFP/MNG/17/003
Proposal: Subcontracting civil society organizations to develop and strengthen GBV/DV prevention activities in Mongolia
Duration:  June-December 2017
Issue date: 12 May 2017
Deadline date: 29 May 2017, 10:00 am hours Ulaanbaatar time

OBJECTIVE

Recent advances in the legal and political environment, including the approval of the Law to Combat Domestic Violence (LCDV) in December 2016, as well as the criminalization of the domestic violence, reflect national commitment to end DV and a strong will to confront this important, but often under-recognized, social phenomena. In this respect, UNFPA started the implementation of the project on Combating Gender-based Violence in Mongolia (GBV project), co-financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), the Government of Mongolia, and UNFPA for the period of 2016-2020.

Since 1990’s, CSOs, which are specialized in gender and human rights fields, have been one of the main players in preventing and responding to GBV in Mongolia. Most importantly, they have regular contact with community members on the ground and can reach those who are left behind; especially women and girls. Although the type and scope of CSOs with the mission of women's empowerment vary, they are able to disseminate locally appropriate messages in raising awareness on gender-based violence (GBV) and domestic violence (DV), and disseminating information on how and where to access resources for victims of GBV/DV. Furthermore, CSOs initiate innovative approaches on the ground to raise public awareness, engaged in preventing GBV/DV and providing community-level support.

Therefore, UNFPA is subcontracting CSOs under its project titled “Combating Gender-based Violence in Mongolia” funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, the Government of Mongolia and the UNFPA, aiming to develop and strengthen the following areas:
· Raising awareness on GBV/DV prevention of the general public, including men, women, boys, girls, elderly, disabled, and the LGBTQ community;
· Delivery of GBV/DV prevention and response activities;
· Engaging and mobilizing the public in advocating for the sensitization of GBV and DV;
· Empowering women and girls to access support services and resources on GBV/DV; and
· Providing outreach services and resources in vulnerable communities with regard to GBV/DV.
· Conducting activities engaging men and boys in preventing and ending GBV;
· Implementing activities that correspond with the recommendations from the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).

EXPECTED OUTPUTS TO BE DELIVERED

· Narrative report in format provided by UNFPA;
· Financial report in format provided by UNFPA; and
· Products and materials developed under the financial contribution from the contract.

REQUIREMENTS

· Holds legal NGO status and officially registered with the relevant authorities;
· Does not act as an intermediary body in the GBV/ DV project, but as a direct implementer of the proposal submitted;
· At least 3 years of continuous operations;
· Demonstrates a strong capacity and track record working in the area of GBV/ DV;
· Employs a sufficient number of staff with relevant educational and professional background, staff expertise and experience should be well documented;
· Financially stable;
· Geographical representation and branches in the country is an advantage;
· Positive references from previous benefactors and clients; and
· Prior experience of working in GBV and DV is an advantage.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested CSOs are encouraged to visit UNFPA Mongolia website located at http://mongolia.unfpa.org to download the bid document and its annexes. All documents should be submitted strictly in accordance with requirements specified in the bid document and the format provided.

Contact person: Ms. G. Enkhjargal, UNFPA Administrative Associate
UNFPA Mongolia Country Office (Floor 4), UN House, UN Street 14, Sukhbaatar District, Post Office 46, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia 14201
Tel: 976-11-353503, extension 3355; Fax: 976-11-353502
Email: ganbold@unfpa.org