PROCUREMENT RE-ADVERTISEMENT UNFPA/RFP/MNG/18/003

03 September 2018

The Mongolia Country Office of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), an international development agency, is inviting prospective entities to submit proposals for public awareness raising activities by Media Institutions on Gender-based violence (GBV) or Domestic Violence.

Request for Proposal No.:

UNFPA/RFP/MNG/18/003

Proposal:

Public awareness raising activities by Media Institutions on GBV or Domestic Violence

Issue date:

3 August 2018

Deadline date:

3 September 2018, 10:00 am hours Ulaanbaatar time

INTRODUCTION
The Combating Gender-based Violence (CGBV) Project, which is co-financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), UNFPA and the Government of Mongolia, is helping Mongolia to strengthen the national response mechanism to prevent and combat GBV, particularly Domestic Violence (DV).  Raising public awareness about GBV has always been an integral part of advocacy work to combat it. Specifically, heightened public awareness seeks to encourage decision-makers to push for and prioritize policies that stop the proliferation of GBV and end the culture of impunity that sustains it. The media plays a critical role in public engagement. They report on current events, and mobilize the public on critical issues. The media is an important factor in the promotion of information about GBV in the society and plays an instrumental role in shaping the public’s perception.  Therefore, UNFPA Mongolia CO is announcing a call for proposals for media institutions under the CGBV project. UNFPA seeks proposals which are culturally sensitive (tailored to the local context) and using the most innovative ways to address GBV. Additionally, the selected media institutions will help to sensitize journalists and the media industry on GBV/ DV reporting.
The proposals we are seeking are:

  • UNFPA Mongolia will select up to 2 proposals from media institutions on GBV/DV messages, particularly referring to areas of health, social, and legal consequences of violence and its impacts on the individual, family and society targeting the general public, especially men and young people; and 
  • The proposals should also incorporate how the media institution plans to sensitize journalists and the media industry on GBV/ DV reporting.

Expected Outputs:

  • Inception report provided within two weeks of contract signing (Note: depending on the proposal stream you are applying under, the report should include a communications/media strategy and/or public engagement strategy);  
  • Products and materials developed such as media tools, tools for public engagement and raising public awareness on GBV/ DV, any other relevant media/ communications or public engagement products should be submitted with the final reports;
  • Financial report by the end of contract; and
  • Narrative report in the format provided by UNFPA is produced by the end of contract

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Holds legal status and is officially registered with the relevant authorities;
  • At least 3 years of continuous operations in media;
  • Demonstrates a strong capacity and track media record working in communications and/or public engagement activities in relation to GBV/ DV;
  • Employs a sufficient number of staff to implement the proposed project and they should have the relevant educational and professional background, staff expertise and experience of GBV/ DV;
  • Employs a sufficient number of staff with relevant educational and professional background, staff expertise and experience of communications, or public engagement/ public awareness raising;
  • Team leader has an advanced degree in Gender Studies, Public Health, International Development, Communications, or related area with proven experience in conducting advocacy and public engagement in related areas (GBV/ DV) with at least 10 years of professional experience in leading and managing teams;
  • Previous experience working with the UN is desirable; and
  • Positive references from previous clients

Documentation
To be submitted to UNFPA:

  • Technical proposal (please indicate which category you are focusing on);
  • Financial proposal (proposed budget breakdown that does not exceed 40,000,000 MNT);
  • Organizational information;
  • A copy of a valid legal registration in the country;
  • A copy of audited financial statements for the past three years;
  • Brochure or other promotional materials of the organization; and
  • Organizational chart and curriculum vitae of personnel to be involved in the proposal’s implementation
  • Other documents required by Request for Proposal document

HOW TO APPLY

The required documents shall reach UN Mongolia’s reception at Floor 1, UN house, UN Street-14, Ulaanbaatar Mongolia or the email inbox of procurement@unfpa.org.mn no later than 3 September 2018, 10.00 am hours Ulaanbaatar time. Bids received after the stipulated date and time shall not be accepted under any circumstances. Bids submitted to any other email address than procurement@unfpa.org.mn shall be rejected. Please carefully read instructions for submission of bid document.
Contact person: Ms. P.Altantuya, UNFPA Administrative Assistant
UNFPA Mongolia Country Office (Floor 4), UN House, UN Street 14, Sukhbaatar District, Post Office 46, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia 14201
Tel: 976-11-353503, extension 3353; Fax: 976-11-353502; Email: altantuya@unfpa.org