UN Women Timor-Leste CFPs to Promote Non-violent and Gender Equitable Norms
UN Women Timor-Leste through the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative is seeking a non-government organization to develop or adapt programming with faith-based groups aimed at promoting non-violent and gender equitable norms at individual and family level, community mobilization and documentation and sharing of learnings. In all of the activities, there should be an effort to engage with people who are most marginalized.
Initiatives such as SASA! Faith identifies the important role that faith groups can play in prevention of violence against women and girls:
Many women experiencing violence and men using violence look to their religion and religious community for support.
Religious leaders have the trust of a large and committed body of believers who are eager to live their lives based on their guidance.
Religious institutions often have well-organized networks of people in both urban and rural areas, as well as allies at all levels interested in supporting their efforts.
Result 1: Non-violent and gender equitable norms are established at individual and family level.
Result 2: Strengthened community mobilization efforts on ending violence against women and girls, including DV/IPV.
Result 3: Strengthened community response on violence against women and girls, including DV/IPV.
Result 4: Documentation and sharing of learnings about approaches on EVAWG through faith groups.
The budget for this proposal should be no more than USD 90,000.
Organizational experience and credibility on programming for ending violence against women and girls, gender and development;
A proven commitment to delivery of results in a professional manner (able to provide records of successful projects);
Proven experience and success in work with faith-based groups in Timor-Leste;
Has internal programmatic, administrative and financial processes in place to ensure delivery of quality, cost-effective and timely programme results;
Has grassroots presence/outreach in relevant communities;
Has adequate numbers of professional staff with adequate qualifications and experience.
Governance and management structures:
Officially registered in Timor-Leste (in a consortium or joint proposal one organization must have this status);
Has a Board of Directors/ managing committee or an appropriate governance structure which are politically impartial, and review key decisions affecting strategy, partnerships, programmes, finance and procurement;
Key decisions are subject to review by a committee of the Board
Has no conflict of interest between staff in the organization and UN Women;
Has an anti-fraud and corruption policy and consistently implements the policy;
Has in place policies and procedures regarding data privacy and data protection;
Has gender considerations reflected by proportion of women in management and Board of Directors;
Has the capacity to follow the UN Protocol on Allegations of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, including reporting requirements to UN Women.
Financial and administrative structures:
Has and follows written and transparent financial and administrative rules and regulations;
Has a clear system for procurement and subcontracting with appropriate checks and balances;
Has clear documented procedures and internal controls governing the payment cycle (requisition, approval, disbursement versus cash, vouchers etc;)
Has segregation of duties in receipt and management of funds. Payments require two or more signatures;
Is subjected to regular external audits (separate from donor mandated programme specific audits;)
Previous unqualified audits available for the past 3 years;
Has a sustainable financial position.
Other competencies, which while not required, can be an asset for the performance of services:
Experience managing programmes funded by the European Union;
Joint applications or consortium involving organizations representing diverse stakeholders are strongly encouraged (noting that submission should be made by one organization as the overall lead or coordinating entity.)
For more information, visit https://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/programme-implementation/2020/09/call-for-proposals-cfp-tls-2020-007