CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR LOW VALUE GRANTS
CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR LOW VALUE GRANTS
JOINT PROGRAMME ON HUMAN RIGHTS: SEEKING CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATION/CLUTERS ON PROTECTION AND PROMOTION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
- Project Title: Joint Programme on Human Rights
The Somalia Joint Programme on Human Rights will be executed by UNSOM, UNICEF and UNDP, with UNSOM acting as the lead entity, and in coordination with the Government and particularly the Ministry of Women and Human Rights Development. The overall objective is to strengthen the capacity and compliance of security and justice institutions with human rights and protection standards, especially the rights of women and girls within the framework of SCR 1325, as well as follow-up on resolutions on protection of children in armed conflict (CAAC). This will be achieved through strengthening the capacity of Somali institutions (Executive- MoWHRD, Ministries of Internal Security and Justice, relevant Federal Parliamentary Committees) in human rights, and the establishment of the Independent National Human Rights Commission to investigate and promote human rights. A key aspect of the joint programme is to strengthen civil society organizations down to the community level in order to increase knowledge, enable Somalis to appreciate human rights, and to monitor and report on human rights, including the rights woman and children. Somalia’s human rights commitments are drawn mainly from the UPR recommendations, Security Council resolutions, including UNSCR 1325(2000) (and follow-on resolutions), the Human Rights Roadmap, and recommendations on the international human rights instruments and in all these, the civil society organizations have a critical role.
Strengthening the capacity of Civil Society Organization
The Civil Society support is crucial part of the Joint Programme under the second output on strengthening monitoring, reporting and advocacy capacity of human rights. It aims to enable the civil society organizations and networks to monitor and report human rights while holding government institutions accountable. It aims to facilitate open engagement of strong civil society network(s) that can monitor and report on violations in a secure manner and to strengthen those networks that were well-established and are functioning. Despite difficult working environment, civil society clusters have been active in delivering services in the areas of human rights advocacy, humanitarian action and the protection.
In 2015, UNSOM HRPG mobilized the CSOs to create a CSOs forum to exchange information, coordinate and identify activities to be supported, including capacity-building. The civil society forum has identified gaps and proposed activities to support policy and legal reforms including policy dialogue, facilitated discussion and consultation on emerging issues and trends, such as monitoring activities including protection of IDPs, disabled persons, freedom of expression, conflict related sexual violence, and protection of women and children. Most of the thematic issues are priority themes in the Government’s Human Rights Roadmap and the UPR recommendations.
Intended audience to respond to the call: Local Civil Society Organizations/ clusters who can fulfil the required criteria as per below selection criteria
Circulation of the call: The Call for Proposal will be published on UNDP website and circulated widely.
The Offeror and its relevant staff members should be a Somali non-governmental organization (NGO) with experience on human rights on freedom of expression, women’ right, youth, human right during humanitarian crises, right of marginalized and minority groups and right of persons with disabilities.
The Offeror should have office in Mogadishu. The interested NGO/CSOs clusters should reflect a strong gender balance. The Offeror should have the capacity to deliver quality services in a timely and professional manner