UNFPA Mongolia

Civil Society Implementing Partner for UNFPA Project on Combating gender based violence in Mongolia

Date: 02/02/2017

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The Mongolia Country Office of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), an international development agency, is inviting prospective civil society organizations to submit proposals for implementation of activities of UNFPA project on Combating Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in Mongolia funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.

Number:

UNFPA/RFP/MNG/17/001

Proposal:

Civil Society Implementing Partner for UNFPA Project on Combating gender based violence  in Mongolia

Duration:

4 (four) years until 31 March 2020

Issue date:

1 February 2017

Deadline date:

2 March 2017, 10:00 am hours Ulaanbaatar time

Introduction
Gender-based violence (GBV), particularly domestic violence (DV), remains as one of the most serious and life-threatening human rights violations in Mongolia. The assessment conducted by the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in 2015 reaffirmed that GBV, and particularly DV against women and children, is prevalent and widespread. Furthermore, while concrete data on GBV incidence and prevalence are scant, indicative national data indicates an upward trend in cases of GBV, signaling an urgent need for action. While important progress is being made, the Mongolian government will require significant technical and financial support to ensure meaningful and lasting change regarding GBV. In response to this needs, UNFPA started the implementation of the project on Combating Gender Based Violence in Mongolia, co-financed by SDC, UNFPA and the Mongolian Government covering the period during 2016-2020.

Through this call for proposals, UNFPA is seeking for a partnership arrangement with a Civil Society Organization as the UNFPA Implementing Partner which will conduct the following:  

  • To support  timely and high quality implementation of the Project through meaningful participation of CSO;  
  • To carry out advocacy efforts aimed at strengthening and implementing legal provisions related to the victim protection and service provision, and increasing the Government budget allocation to victim protection, rehabilitation services, and prevention efforts using the experience and expertise;
  • To support the project’s efforts to mobilize and reach out the public including youth groups and facilitate public initiatives undertaken at all levels of community using innovative approaches, with the aim to  enhance the effectiveness of the Project implementation; and
  • To share experiences with Government and other non-governmental organizations and actively participate in sensitization of decision and policy makers and the government institutions as well as raising awareness of the public. 

SCOPE OF THE WORK
The implementing partner is expected to contribute to four specific outputs of the Project during its implementation from March 2017 –March 2020.  The selected CS implementing partner will work closely with the relevant parties for the implementation of the assigned areas of the project by the project Steering Committee. All of the implementation processes will be operated in accordance with the rules and regulations of UNFPA.

EXPECTED OUTPUTS TO BE DELIVERED

  • Timely and high quality implementation of the project on Combating GBV in Mongolia (2017-2020) is ensured, through meaningful participation in its implementation;
  • Comprehensive advocacy for strengthening and effective implementation of the legal provisions towards the victim protection and rehabilitation service provision with increased Government budget allocation is conducted; 
  • General public including youth groups in focus areas are mobilized, public initiatives undertaken at all levels of community using innovative approaches are facilitated through CSO meaningful participation in order to enhance the effectiveness of project implementation;
  • Experiences and expertise of CSOs in the area of GBV/DV prevention and response is shared widely with government and other non-governmental organizations;
  • Sensitization of decision makers and public servants as well as public awareness raising activities are conducted comprehensively;
  • Knowledge base,  lessons learned, good practices and replicable strategies from the implementation of the GBV project are created and  shared; and
  • Timely submission of quality progress reports and financial reports on a quarterly basis, in accordance with UNFPA’s programme and financial policies and procedures.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Holds legal NGO status and officially registered in the relevant authorities;
  • Does not act as an intermediary body in the Project, but as a direct implementer for the preparation, management and implementation of the project proposed;
  • Employs a sufficient number of staff with relevant educational and professional background. Staff experience should well documented;
  • Financial management (review of audited financial statements for the past three years of operation);
  • Legitimate geographical representation/branches in the  in the country; and
  • Reference checking

HOW TO APPLY
Interested CSOs are encouraged to visit UNFPA Mongolia website located at http://mongolia.unfpa.org and its social media sites for downloadable templates. Please submit the following documents in hard copy to UN reception at address provided below:

  • Full legal name and address of applying institution and organizational brochure
  • Copy of valid legal registration in the country
  • Copy of audited financial statements for the past three years
  • Short description of institutional and management capacity and existing operations in the subject matter areas including their duration (no more than 3 pages, Arial 10 font);
  • Technical proposal against the areas identified in this TOR and strategies how they would carry out the project activities.

DOWNLOADS

GBV project logframe extract
GBV project fact sheet
Terms of Reference for NGO IP
RFP-17-001 invitation for proposals - GBV IP

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: [email protected]