Call for Proposal to support and strengthen capacity of CSOs

Silvia Weninger

1) Objective

The grant focuses on pillar 6 of the EU Spotlight Initiatives Country Programme Document of which the specific outputs seek to ensure: Women’s rights groups and relevant CSOs, have increased opportunities and support to  share knowledge, network, partner and jointly advocate for Gender Equality and Women Empowerment (GEWE) and ending SGBV/HP, and promoting SRHR, with relevant stakeholders at sub-national, national, regional and global levels. UNDP is requesting all Civil Society Organizations, Community Based Organizations, women’s rights movements and women’s led groups to advocate and lobby for change in laws and policies at the same time create awareness on SGBV prevention through this “Call for Proposal”. CSOs are asked to develop innovative projects with SMART objectives and indicators to achieve the output mentioned above in the following format: (1) Technical description and proposed technical approach (activities, milestones, timeline); (2) Relevance and technical capacity: (key staff); (3) Organizational experience and proven track record/credibility on gender and development including relevant experience in partnerships with UNDP, other UN agencies, governments, NGOs, and other development actors; and (4) Financial proposal- detailed budget against each activity identified.

The required outputs of this scope of work are: (1) CSOs/CBOS to advocate and lobby for change of laws and policies at national and local levels; (2) Conduct outreach and awareness on new laws and policies, as well as raising awareness on SGBV prevention and response, through community participations; (3) Work with the relevant government institutions, CSOs and other stakeholders for proper coordination to advocate for GEWE in response to VAWG including SGBV/HP and promote access to SRHR services for women and girls; and (4) Provide regular updates along with narrative and financial reports.

2) Eligibility

Eligible applicants are: National or local women’s led organizations, Women’s rights organizations/ movements registered in Liberia with office in Montserrado and/or other selected Spotlight counties.

3) Location

Actions must take place in Liberia.

4) Budget

Duration of the Contract is 13 Months (November 2019-December 2020). Grant size is not specified.

5) Application

Proposals may be submitted on or before Friday, 25 October 2019 at 1:00 PM Liberia local time and via: E-mail :, courier mail on the following address; United Nations Development Programme Registry, 7th Floor, Pan African Plaza Building Opposite the Monrovia, City Hall, Monrovia, Liberia Attn: The Deputy Resident, Representative Programme UNDP, Liberia And marked: Call for Proposals/ UNDP Spotlight/ 2019/002.