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UNOPS CFPs: Lives in Dignity Grant Facility

UNOPS CFPs: Lives in Dignity Grant Facility

Deadline: 23-Jan-22

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is inviting interested and eligible applicants to apply for a Call for Proposals (“CFP”) for the grant project: Lives in Dignity (LiD) Grant Facility.

The Grantee shall have exclusive control over the administration and implementation of this project; however, both the quality of the Grantee’s work and the progress being made toward successfully achieving the activities and outputs of the project shall be subject to review by UNOPS.

The EU-UNOPS Lives in Dignity (LiD) Grant Facility was founded in 2020 by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for International Partnerships (DG INTPA). The purpose of the Facility is to efficiently and effectively channel funding to promote development-oriented approaches to new, recurrent, and protracted displacement crises, focusing on early operational engagements with a development focus.

As per its Strategy, the foreseen overall impact of the LiD Grant Facility is that refugees and other displaced persons become productive members of their host communities and participate in furthering their common resilience, socio-economic growth and development.
To this end, the LiD Grant Facility allocates over EUR 24M through a number of funding cycles over the next four years (2021-2025) to a diverse group of implementing partners. The strategic priorities for the Facility are:
Early coordination with development focus, leading to development-led approach to forced displacement in support of a nexus approach and seeking synergies with humanitarian actors.
Needs rather than a status-based approach, including all persons affected by displacements
More coherent and complementary approach with strong synergy between all partners.
Thematic Areas
The Facility focuses on five thematic areas:

Economic livelihood development,
Spatial planning, housing, and settlement,
Integrated service delivery (e.g., education, health, water and sanitation, energy),
Protection in development, and
Addressing disaster and climate-related human mobility
This CFP is divided into three lots representing three different displacement situations in three regions of the world:

Lot 1: Countries affected by both the Myanmar forced displacement situation and disaster/climate related displacement:(Bangladesh, Malaysia and Thailand). Multi-country projects may also include Myanmar
Lot 2: Horn of Africa: Countries highly relevant to the Sudan – South Sudan situation (South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda)
Lot 3: Americas: countries highly affected by the Venezuela displacement situation (Aruba and Curacao, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, and Peru).
Funding Information
Budgets available for each lot:
Lot 1: USD 4.6 Million – project proposals shall be between USD 575,000 and USD 2.3 million (excluding the 15% co-funding)
Lot 2: USD 4.6 Million – project proposals shall be between USD 575,000 and USD 2.3 million (excluding the 15% co-funding)
Lot 3: USD 4.6 Million – project proposals shall be between USD 575,000 and USD 2.3 million (excluding the 15% co-funding)
The Evaluation Committees, in agreement with the LiD Project Steering Committee, may decide, upon the evaluation of the project, to shift some budget from one lot to another.
Projects duration: minimum 24 to a maximum of 30 months, with an expected start date of 1 June 2022.
Applicants should note that the expected starting date may be subject to change depending on factors that include, but are not limited to the number, quality, and value of the proposals received, which may affect the duration of the proposal evaluations and the award stage.
Eligibility Criteria
A partnership of at least two entities. The makeup of the partnership can include any of the entity types, though there must be a minimum of at least one national/local partner (authority, NGO, CSO, private sector actor or academia/research institute, other):
Civil Society Organisations, including but not limited to, Refugee- / IDP- / other affected population- led organizations
National Authorities
Local authorities
Academia and research institutes
International Organisations
Non-governmental organisations (international, national)
Private Sector: Any private sector entity that wishes to apply needs to clarify in their proposal that it will not gain business profit from the activities.
To reinforce the sustainability of the projects, partnership with authorities, local academia and research institutes, and the local private sector are strongly encouraged and will benefit from additional points in the evaluation process.
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