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Call for Expression of Interest for the Selection of NGOs/CSOs in Burkina Faso

Call for Expression of Interest for the Selection of NGOs/CSOs in Burkina Faso

Deadline: 14-Jan-22

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has announced the applications for the selection of NGOs / CSOs for the implementation of youth employment activities within the framework of the Stabilization Facilitation in Burkina Faso.

In response to the violence and in the face of the suffering resulting from the movements of populations in the Liptako-Gourma region in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger, the UNDP and the Authority for the Integrated Development of Liptako-Gourma Member States (ALG ) agreed at the end of 2019 to put in place a stabilization strategy for the Liptako-Gourma region.

Areas of Interventions
Applicants are expected to make a project proposal, where coherent activities will be developed in three phases as follows.

Inclusion phase: It corresponds to the creation of temporary jobs for the benefit of groups affected by the crisis in order to meet their urgent needs through their voluntary engagement in community work. The targeting of these groups emphasizes the diversity of their origin in order to ensure the strengthening of cohesion
Appropriation phase: It involves supporting a wide variety of sustainable livelihood opportunities with an emphasis on self-employment and empowerment. Ownership is essential here and participants are encouraged to save a portion of their income towards financing their business.
Sustainable development phase: (Investment. Socio-professional integration; Linking with microfinance structures): This corresponds to the business setup phase, socio-professional integration and establishing contact with available sources of funding (micro finance, public funds, etc.). This phase includes, among other things, the empowerment of state actors, the building of productive capacities, and market and value chain assessments.
The Liptako-Gourma Stabilization Facility (FSLG) has two general objectives:

Immediate stabilization of specific areas where communities remain vulnerable to continued infiltration and attacks by armed groups;
The launch of protracted stabilization activities in the three states and their regions most affected by violence, through support for the implementation of national stabilization plans.
Eligibility Criteria
Are eligible for UNDP funding, associations, or non-governmental / and international organizations (NGOs / INGOs), legally established in Burkina Faso for at least three years and effectively established in the regions where the activities will be carried out. National organizations must be identified as a non-governmental organization governed by Burkinabè law, member of civil society legally recognized and having a base and experience in the North Center, North and Sahel regions of Burkina Faso, and active in issues of development, social cohesion, access and management of natural resources. These associations, or non-governmental / and international organizations (NGOs / INGOs) must each have a manual of administrative, financial and accounting procedures.
Purpose of the project: It should fit into the UNDP Country Program Document (CPD), the SDGs, if applicable, in the context of Human Security and peacebuilding in the Sahel region.
Partnership: Potential partners must be established in the national territory and are legal persons (for example: NGOs, in particular those promoting youth and / or women, etc.).
Project duration: Project proposals must present a provisional implementation schedule not exceeding 12 months.
Level of financial demand: Project financing includes financial resources and financial valuation at the cost of the national market of human and material resources made available to the project.
Eligibility of expenditure: In terms of equipment, only digital equipment expenses are eligible, up to 10% of the amount of the project. Operating expenses (recurrent expenses linked to the daily operation of the project: allowances, connection, energy, rent, communications, supplies, small office equipment, etc.) cannot exceed 10% of the amount of the project.
For more information, visit https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=86972

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