UNDP Call for Proposals for International and National NGOs and CBOs in Sudan
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Sudan invites to submit their Proposals for “Provision of Services to Supporting Sustainable Peace in Blue Nile State through Gender−Responsive Natural Resource Governance, Inclusive Conflict Resolution Mechanisms and Climate−Resilient Livelihoods”.
This project aims to support and engender the peace process in Blue Nile state by enhancing climate resilient livelihoods options for women, youth and other marginalized groups, improving the local governance of natural resources by ensuring the full and equal representation of women, and strengthening the local conflict resolution mechanisms that underpin the development prospects of all groups. Building on the lessons learned from a pilot conducted by the Joint UN Programme for Women, Natural Resources, Climate and Peace in North Kordofan, the project will promote the empowerment of women change agents, capitalizing on their important roles as natural resource managers and the increased economic and care burdens women face in the post− conflict context.
This project will contribute to addressing drivers of conflict in Blue Nile −− including extreme poverty, competition over increasingly scarce resources, and exclusive or ineffective governance structures −− by building climate resilient livelihoods, improving the governance of natural resources and strengthening the local conflict resolution mechanisms that underpin the development prospects of all groups. Specifically, it will promote the empowerment of women change agents, capitalizing on their important and distinct roles as natural resource users and the increased economic and care burdens women face in the post−conflict context. Women’s empowerment in decision−making roles is critical not only for more sustainable natural resource management, but also for the protection of women left exposed to risks of sexual and gender−based violence, harassment, and discrimination.
Lot 1: Blue Nile State Baw Locality (Samsour, and Dearang communities)
Lot 2: Blue Nile State Kurmuk Locality (Alkail and Gambarda communities)
Lot 3: Blue Nile State Giessan Locality (Daim Sa’ad and Yara communities)
Lot 1: Total budget for livelihood and Rain Fed Agriculture 60,750 USD Overhead cost and staffing not to exceed 15%
Lot 2: Total budget for Rain Fed Agriculture 71,895 USD Overhead cost and staffing not to exceed 15%
Lot 3: Total budget for Rain Fed Agriculture 72,000 USD Overhead cost and staffing not to exceed 15%
Expected duration of work and expected date of commencement and full completion Service provider is expected to delivery services for duration of nine (9) months from the date of signing of contract with UNDP/SDDRC, after which the NGO should contract one technical person from State Ministry of Agriculture to follow-up implementation for six months upon expiration of NGO’s contract) agreement
Estimated lead time for UNDP or Project Implementing Partners to review outputs, give comments, approve or certify acceptance of outputs, etc.) Urgency of the work and consequence/impact of any form of delay in the completion of the work) Expected location/s where the services will be rendered
Mobilization of field staff
Community Management Committees establishment and strengthening
Community orientation and sensitization
Formation of beneficiary groups
Establishment of database on beneficiary groups
Vocational trainings, functional literacy and business training provided
Socio−economic infrastructure and assets (including renewable energy devices) constructed/provided to foster local economy and agricultural production (including small farming)
Support to agriculture, small business and provision of microcredit support
This Call for Proposal is open to international and national NGOs and CBOs.
The applicants will share authorized copies of documentation pertaining to their legal establishment, institutional capacity and permanent contact addresses in Sudan.
The applicants will also be required to show willingness and commitment to comply with the UNDP basic standards and requirements for reporting, monitoring and evaluation as well as conflict-sensitive and gender-sensitive approach.
The applicant should have field presence in the location for which the proposal is submitted.
Minimum Requirement from the Institution/Organization
Field presence in the applied location
Previous experience working with UNDP and other UN Agencies Programmed in rural livelihoods related support in, Blue Nile state.
Demonstrated experience in working with State and security authorities at the State and locality level with good understanding of local conditions in the southern stated.
Experience in conducting trainings for individuals, groups or communities with a proven experience of partnership arrangements with Government, NGO and private sector service providers in Southern States.
Experience in rural livelihoods development in with linkages to value chain and business development services will be added advantage.
Experience in mobilizing local communities into self-help groups and linking them to micro credit institutions and business development services.
Demonstrated ability to implement conflict-sensitive and gender-responsive approaches.
Capacity to mobilize resources in order to be available for starting the implementation within a short time.
The Institution/organization shall have personnel with the following qualifications:
Rural Livelihoods background with substantial broad-based social development experience particularly sustainable livelihoods.
Strong experience in value chains and micro credit for the poor and vulnerable.
Peace Building and community-based development background.
CVs of the key staff (project manager, field staff, finance officer, etc.) for this project should be attached with the project proposal.
A list of previous projects the ORGANIZATION has implemented including total budget donors/partners’ name for each project should be inserted in the project proposal.
For more information, visit https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=92584