Tender: Call for Proposals: “Supporting Community Coexistence in Libya”

Company name: International Organization for Migration (IOM)

City: Tripoli

Category name: Other /

Issued: 2019-09-20

Tender type: Free

Close Date: 2019-10-01

Cost: 0.00

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Call for Proposals: “Supporting Community Coexistence in Libya”

Terms of Reference for Implementing Partners



1. Organizational Background


Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. With 166 member-states, a further 8 states holding observer status and offices in over 100 countries, IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.


2. Project Background


IOM’s Community Stabilization program “Together We Rebuild” contributes to the efforts of the international community and Government of Libya to establish normality to communities in Libya. The program started in 2016 in Sabha and Qatroun in the south and expanded to Benghazi and Kufra in the east of Libya in 2017. The program encourages collaboration between varied social groups, including civil society and local municipal authorities, to promote community engagement and strengthen social cohesion. It does so through building local capacities and promoting peace initiatives through trainings, social and cultural activities and support of inter and intra community dialogue. The program engages a wide variety of community groups (including host communities, IDPs and migrants), as well as local authorities and civil society. 


As part of its efforts to build social cohesion and restore stability, the program is planning to support initiatives that foster conditions for peaceful coexistence among communities in South and East of Libya. The funds provided under this program will be targeted towards:

  1. Outreach and awareness campaigns and community engagement activities that complement ongoing infrastructure and equipment provision projects
  2. Promoting employment and livelihoods among Libyans and migrant communities
  3. Building capacity of civil society to promote social cohesion, promote engagement and constructive dialogue between community and authorities 


3. Call for proposals


Through this Call for Proposals (CFP), IOM is inviting applications from implementing partners that can undertake the task of designing and conducting various projects in one or more of the target areas. Implementing partners may be civil society organizations, local associations, voluntary organizations, and local commercial partners with a clear social responsibility agenda. 


Interested applicants can submit applications for one or more of the below listed thematic windows: 


  • Activities that promote social cohesion among students and teachers in schools/universities/colleges and other educational institutes
  • Activities that promote access to health services and public health among communities in target areas
  • Activities that promote water safety, hygiene and environmental health awareness
  • Activities that support engagement and trust building between local councils/municipal authorities and communities 
  • Sports activities that promote engagement and social cohesion in communities 
  • Promoting self-employment and livelihoods through provision of vocational, entrepreneurship, and business management skills; on the job trainings, of tools and equipment to set up and improve businesses 
  • Activities supporting small-scale agriculture and livestock keeping 
  • Strengthening capacity of civil society organizations and municipality authorities to promote social cohesion


3.1. Target areas 


Projects will be implemented in Sabha, Qatroun, Benghazi, and Kufra. Applicants can propose activities in one or more of these areas. The applicant will need to be able to demonstrate experience and existing networks in the areas relevant to their application.


3.2. Beneficiaries and target groups


Libyan communities, including all tribes; migrants, IDPs; people with disabilities; women and youth. Any project that includes migrant communities, a mix of tribes or otherwise seen to contribute to social cohesion in a positive way will be prioritized.


3.3. Budget range per project


USD $10,000 - $200,000


The proposed budget estimates must be within this range, in fair proportion with the activities and aligned with current market prices. Any organization submitting a budget above $50,000 USD will be required to have or open a USD bank account, in Libya or abroad.


3.4. Duration of project and time frame


Any one project should be a maximum of 6 months in duration. Implementation is estimated to take place between November 2019 and July 2020.


4. Key responsibilities of the applicant


In any one project, the following are the responsibilities of the partner: 

  • Beneficiary selection
  • Conduct any required capacity assessment of selected beneficiaries to inform the design of training manuals and/or programs
  • Design and develop training manuals and/or programs
  • Delivering capacity building -- directly or through hired trainers
  • Facilitating any training, mentoring, coaching, on the job trainings etcetera
  • Any related procurement, including consultants, trainers, venues, refreshments
  • Procure and administer in-kind support


The management of any in-kind grants and reporting needs to be done in compliance with IOM procurement policies and financial accounting procedures. IOM will provide relevant guidance. 


5. Selection criteria


Any organization or institution may apply, which is:

  • Non-profit, or profit with a clear social responsibility agenda; and
  • A legally recognized Libyan entity, registered at the Libyan Ministry of Culture, Commission for Civil Societies, or any other relevant Libyan official entity.


The applicants must have previous experience implementing social cohesion/livelihoods activities and solid motivation to contribute to stability in the region. Furthermore, the applications will be evaluated against the following criteria, principles and aspects:


  • Production of concrete and tangible outputs: the focus on delivery of visible work, with timely and visible impact that addresses root causes of community-level conflict and encourages peaceful interaction; 
  • Responsiveness to on-the-ground needs: local ownership and community participation in decision-making around the work should be encouraged to ensure sustainability; implementation must be undertaken with direct and ongoing reference to existing, formal and informal political structures; 
  • Conflict sensitivity and Do-No-Harm: the potential indirect negative consequences of projects must be considered and avoided or mitigated (i.e. intended and unintended consequences of the action must be carefully analyzed and accounted for in the project proposal); 
  • Migration: the applicant must have a good understanding of migration and displacement in the context of Libya, and proven experience working with migrant communities and related social cohesion/capacity building activities. Integration of migrants into activities will be a plus. 
  • Ongoing monitoring review: to ensure that the project is building upon best practices and responding to changing contexts and conditions on the ground; 
  • Gender Sensitive: concepts that ensure that there is a gender balance in the intended beneficiaries will be scored higher. 
  • Coordination and complementarity: with the actions of other development actors and ongoing activities in the area
  • Efficient and cost effective: the ideas must demonstrate that the activities, budgets and timelines are realistic and proportionate 


6. Application and submission instructions 


Applications must be in English or Arabic and include the completed application documents annexed with this TOR: 


  • Annex 1. Applicant Information Form
  • Annex 2. Proposal Template
  • Annex 3. Budget Template 
  • Annex 4. Organization Capacity Assessment


Applications must also include:

  • Official registration in Libya
  • Bank account details, including the bank location, name of account holder, currency of account (USD or LYD). Applicants are recommended to complete the annexed Vendor Information Sheet.


Other recommended documents include: CVs of organization/company staff, and at least two references of good performance (including from donors, implementing partners).



7. Period for submission of proposal: September 20 – October 1, 2019


Proposals should be submitted by email to [email protected] and [email protected] or in a sealed envelope to the program office, located in Tripoli: Hay Al Andalos Post Office.





8. Application review information 


Within approximately 21 days of the submission deadline, a Grants Review Committee (GRC) will convene to review all applications. The GRC will verify the application submission requirements. IOM will notify the applicants whose proposals have been selected and provide further instructions. 

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