UN Women Kyrgyzstan is announcing a call for proposal for a Responsible Partner (RP) to fulfil the complex set of tasks with the view of promoting favourable social norms, attitudes and behaviours at the institutional, community, and individual level to prevent violence against women and girls (VAWG) and harmful practices (HP) applying innovative Gender Action Learning System (GALS) approach.
The Government of the Kyrgyz Republic (GoKR), European Union (EU) and the United Nations have launched the Spotlight Initiative (SI), a multi-year programme aimed at addressing all forms of violence against women and girls (VAWG), and harmful practices (HP). The SI aims to support transformative change on the ground to end VAWG, in numerous countries globally, including the Kyrgyz Republic. The initiative comes with the highest level of commitment globally and will be governed by the UN Deputy Secretary-General and the Vice President of the EU Commission.
The goal of the Spotlight Initiative (SI) in the Kyrgyz Republic is for all women and girls, particularly those most vulnerable, to live a life free of violence and harmful practices, including child marriage and ala kachuu. It is built around six pillars developed after an extensive global theory of change exercise:
- Policies and legislation;
- Violence Prevention;
- Women’s movement and civil society.
Gender equitable social norms, attitudes and behaviours change at the community and individual levels to prevent SGBV/HP
- Indicator 3.1 Percentage of people who think it is justifiable for a man to (subject) beat his wife/intimate partner (to violence), by sex and age;
- Indicator 3.2 Percentage of people who think it is justifiable to subject a woman or girl to forced marriage by abduction, b. Percentage of people who think it is justifiable to subject a woman or girl child marriage;
- Indicator 3.3 Proportion of countries with at least 3 evidence-based, transformative/comprehensive prevention strategies/programmes that address the rights of those marginalized and are developed in a participatory manner.
The budget range for this proposal should be maximum USD 124 000 (or equivalent to KGS as per United Nations Operational Rate of Exchange).
Officially registered legal entity in Kyrgyzstan eligible of the assignment (Organization Charter, license and other supporting documents need to be attached to the proposal);
General Organizational Capability which is likely to affect performance (i.e. size of the organization, the strength of management support);
- Specialized knowledge on Ending Violence Against Women and Girls;
- Knowledge of/dealing with women’s rights, gender equality, and gender issues in general;
- Experience in implementing and coordinating of similar Programmes/Projects in organizational assessment/diagnosis, organizing and facilitating capacity development activities, management and expert/grant support;
- Proven experience in delivering capacity building training to community members with a strong technical focus on gender equality and women’s empowerment.
- Quality assurance procedures are in place;
- Experience of working with international and donor organizations.
- Master’s degree or it’s equivalent in gender and social studies or other relevant fields;
- Minimum two years of experience of team/group leader/manager in undertaking a similar exercise;
- Experience in the area of specialization (experience in writing/developing training materials);
- Knowledge of behavioural change methodologies and concepts, such as Gender Action Learning System (GALS);
- Previous work experience with UN agencies and/or international organisations;
- Fluency (written and spoken) in Russian and Kyrgyz, knowledge of English is a strong asset.
- Bachelor’s degree in gender and social sciences, international development and/or related areas;
- At least 2 years of work experience in the implementation of capacity building initiatives with a specific focus on GEWE;
- Experience in research/analytical studies and report writing in the relevant area of specialization;
- Fluency in Russian and Kyrgyz. Working level of English is an asset, but not a requirement.
Preparation of Proposal
- You are expected to examine all terms and instructions included in the CFP documents. Failure to provide all requested information will be at proponent’s own risk and may result in rejection of proponent’s proposal.
- Proponent’s proposal must be organized to follow the format of this CFP. Each proponent must respond to every stated request or requirement and indicate that proponent understands and confirms acceptance of UN Women stated requirements. The proponent should identify any substantive assumption made in preparing its proposal. The deferral of a response to a question or issue to the contract negotiation stage is not acceptable. Any item not specifically addressed in the proponent’s proposal will be deemed as accepted by the proponent. The terms “proponent” and “contractor” refer to those organizations that submit a proposal pursuant to this CFP.
- Where the proponent is presented with a requirement or asked to use a specific approach, the proponent must not only state its acceptance, but also describe, where appropriate, how it intends to comply. Failure to provide an answer to an item will be considered an acceptance of the item. Where a descriptive response is requested, failure to provide the same will be viewed as non-responsive.
- The terms of reference in this document provides a general overview of the current operation. If the proponent wishes to propose alternatives or equivalents, the proponent must demonstrate that any such proposed change is equivalent or superior to UN Women established requirements. Acceptance of such changes is at the sole discretion of UN Women.
- Proposals must offer services for the total requirement, unless otherwise permitted in the CFP document. Proposals offering only part of the services/goods may be rejected unless permitted otherwise in the CFP document.