UN Women inviting Applications from Women CSOs in Afghanistan
UN Women is offering grants to contribute the strengthening and rebuilding of Afghan women civil society organizations (CSOs) to advance their work in Afghanistan.
UN Women will prioritize women’s led and women’s rights organizations working to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment within any of the three outcome areas of the United Nations Transitional Engagement framework:
saving lives through direct humanitarian assistance;
sustaining essential services through activities that reduce dependence on humanitarian aid, including by preserving women’s livelihoods and mitigating protection risks; and
preserving communities through activities that strengthen women led community based peacebuilding and social cohesion, promote rule of law and enhance women’s access to justice.
Under the supervision of the Programme Manager of the Women, Peace and Security Unit, UN Women Afghanistan, the service provider will ensure the payment of core grants to recipient women’s CSOs as per a list of recipient organizations provided by UN Women, and collect and manage proof of payments through appropriate financial verification systems.
The service provider will be expected:
To provide payment services on a rolling basis to designated women led and women’s rights organizations across 34 provinces in Afghanistan, based on lists of recipient organizations provided by UN Women. Payments must be made latest within 2 weeks after being informed by the UN Women Team about the recipient organizations (information on recipient organizations will be provided on a rolling basis);
To establish or bring in its own remittance system and provide a diversity of funding options;
To ensure that the recipient women‐led and women’s rights organizations will sign relevant payment receipts, including documentation of amounts received, date and location of transactions, as acknowledgement that organizations have received the payment.
To submit to UN Women the list of organizations that grants are disbursed to, with supporting documents, within 1 week after scheduled payout period ended.
The grant amount to be disbursed may vary between USD 5,000 and USD 30,000 per organization.
Contract duration with the service provider is expected to be 3 months.
Qualifications of organization:
Legally constituted organization with a valid registration (provide a copy of proof such as business registration, etc.)
Minimum 5 years of experience working in financial services, cash service providers, micro‐ financial services, accounting service etc.
Working with other UN agencies is an asset.
The organization must have competent personnel and team members.
The organization must have physical office or locate staff to work in Afghanistan
Qualifications of key personnel: The team composition is expected to include at least an overall team leader and team members.
The overall Team Leader should have:
Bachelor’s degree in the field of financial services, cash service providers, micro‐financial services, accounting service or; completion of secondary education with specialized trainings in the field of financial services.
A minimum of 3 years working in financial services, cash service providers, micro‐financial services, accounting service etc.
Experience working with women’s rights and women‐led organizations is an asset
Fluent in English and Dari.
The Team Members should have:
Completion of secondary education is required
Specialized trainings in the field of financial services, cash service providers, micro‐financial services, accounting service.
Demonstrated knowledge of the international obligations on money laundering, sanctions and counter terrorism.
A minimum of 1 years of working in financial services, cash service providers, micro‐financial services, accounting service etc.
For more information, visit https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=92764