UN Women Ethiopia – Calls for Proposals

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Overview

  • Category : Announcement
  • Posted Date : 01/10/2022
  • E-mail : Ethiopia.public@unwomen.org
  • Source : Reporter
  • Closing Date : 01/21/2022

Description

UN Women Ethiopia – Calls for Proposals

Background

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. Placing women’s rights at the center of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.

Under the “Strengthening institutional capacity of duty-bearers and empowering rights-holders for advancement of gender equality and women’s empowerment in Ethiopia” project implemented by UN Women and to support civil society organizations (CSOs) working on women’s participation in leadership and decision making at all levels, and CSOs working on peacebuilding, conflict resolution and the Women, Peace and Security agenda, UN Women Ethiopia has announced two Calls for Applications and two Calls for Proposals. CSOs are urged to familiarize themselves with the requirements and focus of each call in comparison to the organization’s mandate and organizational capacity.

  1. Call for proposals: Strengthening civil societies, women-led CSO’s, and women’s movements’ capacities to advance women’s rights to participate in public and political life in Ethiopia

Through this Call for Proposals, UN Women seeks proposals from CSO’s, women led CSOs and women’s coalitions with a strong track record in advancing gender equality and the empowerment of women, and young women particularly, on women’s right to participate in public and political life including at community and grassroot level. CSOs will need to have proven capacity to develop and implement innovative interventions. All applicants will have to demonstrate absorptive capacity and a financial management record commensurate with the grant request amount.

Technical/functional competencies required:

  • Extensive experience in working on women’s rights issues, particularly on women’s rights to participate in public and political life;
  • Experience in developing and implementing advocacy, capacity building and strategies on strengthening women’s movement;
  • Track record of working with and organizing women at community level;
  • Experience and track records on applying Results Based Management and its application to key processes (e.g., planning, monitoring, reporting and evaluation);
  • Experience in working at Federal or Regional level in Ethiopia;
  • Experience and track records on applying Results Based Management and its application to key processes (e.g., planning, monitoring, reporting and evaluation);
  • Experience in working at Federal or Regional level in Ethiopia;
  • Relevant experience in partnership with UN Women or other UN Agencies, government, CSOs Networks and other development actors;
  • Have presence (an office with staff capacity) in the target area proposed. Alternatively, applicants should demonstrate that they have existing partnerships or will establish partnerships, such as with Key Women’s rights Organizations (CBOs/CSOs) based at Federal and Regions. In such cases, applicants will indicate potential partnerships and will subsequently need to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding as part of this engagement

Description of required services

The call for proposal encourages innovative women rights organizations/CSOs/ initiatives aimed strategically at advancing of women’s full and effective participation in public and political life in Ethiopia. Specifically, it can include efforts to promote women’s full and effective leadership and political participation at all levels of decision-making and in all spheres of life, or initiatives to help design, enforce and implement new and existing gender equality laws and policies, or to shift social norms and practices toward greater respect for and enjoyment of women’s equal rights particularly root causes of inequalities between men and women in participating in public and political life taking in to account intersectionalities.

In line with this, the project must contribute to the following components:

  • Strengthened capacity of CSOs, women led organizations and women movements to contribute to the advancement of women’s rights to participate in public and political life;
  • Increased and equitable participation of women in democratic processes and civic life, particularly young and marginalized women;
  • Improved promotion and protection of women’s civil and political rights by governments and civic entities;
  • Advocate towards breaking traditions, cultural barriers, and stereotypes which hinder women’s inclusion and effective participation in national, state, and local leadership positions.

Proposals

Technical and financial proposals should be submitted as part of the template for proposal submission provided through the below link. Proposals must include at least the following documents:

  • Mandatory requirements/pre-qualification criteria
  • Template for proposal submission
  • Format of resume for proposed staff
  • Capacity Assessment minimum documents

UN Women must receive the application via email at Ethiopia.public@unwomen.org not later than 23:59 EAT on 27 January 2022.

For full information and to find the proposal form, please use the link below.

Call for proposals: Strengthening civil societies, women-led CSOs, and women’s movements’ capacities to advance women’s rights to participate in public and political life in Ethiopia: https://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/programme-implementation/2022/01/call-for-proposals-unw-esa-eco-cfp-2022-002-strengthening-civil-society-to-advance-womens-rights-in-ethiopia

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