UNICEF NORTH MACEDONIA 2nd Call for Expression of Interest (Roster of partner CSOs)

Silvia Weninger

1) Objective

UNICEF is the agency of the United Nations mandated to advocate for the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. The current 2021-2025 Country Programme of UNICEF in North Macedonia (hereinafter CPD) focuses on strengthening, in an integrated manner, a wide range of public systems responsible for child survival and development. It is ultimately aimed at enabling caregivers and enhancing services to support children to flourish and be protected from poverty, adversity, and exclusion. The achievement of this vision is expected through the following three dimensions: Child survival and development in safe and family type environment; Quality and inclusive education and specialized protection services; Cross-cutting systems including Social policy, Child rights monitoring and communication for development.

Partnerships with Civil Society Organizations play a vital role, particularly in implementing UNICEF-supported programmes. With a view to optimizing its partnerships to reach the most disadvantaged and excluded communities and to extend essential services, UNICEF North Macedonia is launching a new call for interest to identify and develop strategic partnership with Civil Society Organizations that will support the achievements of the new CPD, in line with national priorities. The selection process will be fully transparent. The 1st Call was launched on 4 June 2021. This is a second call to extend on the roster of shortlisted applicants.

2) Eligibility

Eligibility is limited to civil society organisations.

3) Location

Actions must take place in North Macedonia.

4) Budget

The grant size is not mentioned.

5) Application

The application deadline is 15 October 2021. A concept note must be submitted online via the UN Partner Portal.