Tender: SUPPORTING THE RIGHTS OF HOST COMMUNITIES AND MIGRANTS REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RfP)
Company name: International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Category name: Supplies /
Tender type: Free
Close Date: 2020-02-14
SUPPORTING THE RIGHTS OF HOST COMMUNITIES AND MIGRANTS
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RfP)
Since 2011, Libyan communities have experienced tremendous upheaval due to intertribal conflict, the collapse of government services and rule of law, internal displacement, and the rise of militias and extensive criminal networks.
Internal displacement of Libyans, and the resulting strain on scarce resources in communities hosting large numbers of IDPs, have also factored into the breakdown of community cohesion and increased inter-group conflicts.
Amid intense violence and loss of homes, livelihoods, and security, reduced social cohesion between host communities and migrants has limited efforts to re-build Libyan society. The availability of migrant support services, which were not extensive prior to the start of the ongoing hostilities, remains inadequate in many areas.
Against this backdrop, IOM aims to provide small grants to local organisations to implement small scale initiatives aimed at protecting the rights of host community and migrant populations, as well as supporting inclusion and cohesion between host communities, internally displaced persons (IDPs), and migrants, with a specific emphasis on vulnerable groups, such as women and youth.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Through this Request for Proposals (RfP), IOM Libya seeks applications from Libya based organisations, including non-governmental organisations (NGOs); civil society organisations (CSOs); local authorities; research or academic institutions to implement social cohesion activities. Target populations may include host communities, internally displaced persons, returnees, and migrants.
IOM Libya seeks to receive submission of proposals from organisations to support migrants’ rights, and to increase social cohesion. Relevant organisations, who are registered with the Libyan authorities, may submit proposals in order to build and expand their capacities and to ensure local empowerment. Target populations can include internally displaced persons, returnees, host communities and migrants. Proposed projects should focus on one, or more, of the following activities and target one or more of the above groups:
- Initiatives to improve social cohesion between host communities, IDPs, returnees, and migrants.
- Initiatives to boost civic participation of host communities, IDPs and migrants.
- Sports events which brings host communities and migrants together
- Events to improve environment such as cleaning drives, plantation, etc participated by both host communities and migrants.
- Awareness raising (e.g. on migrants’ rights, human rights and rights of different population –IDPs, host communities, migrants - groups, counter trafficking, referral systems, access to services).
- Other relevant social cohesion activities.
Projects that target multiple population groups (including migrants) with a focus on social cohesion and safe migration will be prioritised. Proposals should clearly show the link between identified needs, intended activities and expected impact. If there are any other complimentary activities or services identified a justification should be provided in the proposal for any such deviation. Organisations with existing community centres or projects that target the above, but require assistance to expand, will be prioritised.
The objective of this RfP is protecting the rights of displaced populations as well as supporting inclusion and cohesion between host communities and migrants.
PROJECT TARGET AREAS
Project proposals can be submitted from all municipalities across Libya. Each submission will be evaluated based on existing services and gaps identified in the proposed municipality.
PROJECT TIMEFRAME AND BUDGET CEILING
Multiple projects are expected to be funded. The expected duration of support can range from 1 to 3 months (depending on the duration of the initiative). Budgets should be realistic, inclusive of all project costs. IOM may be able to extend financial support, depending on funding, performance and demonstrated impact. Minimum amount for proposals is EUR 7,500 with a maximum award of EUR 9,000.
ELIGIBILITY AND APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
To be considered for an award, applicant organisations must:
- Be officially registered as a vocational training centre, NGO, CSO, research or academic organisation, non-profit organisation or private sector entities, and be working in compliance with all applicable civil and fiscal regulations.
- Have previous experience in livelihood training/programming with appropriate facilities available, and using training curricula/package previously developed and certified (where applicable).
- Directly implement the proposed activities, without an intermediary.
- Present a proposal that contains expected results consistent with, and linked to the aim, of the request for proposal.
- Demonstrate supporting documentation and implementation experience in the proposed area of operation.
- Submit a complete application package.
- APPLICATION SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
Languages: The proposal and all correspondence and documents related to the proposal exchanged by the applicant and IOM must be in English or Arabic.
Deadline for submission: Applications should be submitted not later than 14 February 2020 by email to firstname.lastname@example.org keeping email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org in copy. The subject line of the email should read: Application- RfP LHD -Social cohesion - [Name of applicant organisation]. Proposals submitted after this date will not be reviewed.
Submission Instructions: Please email applications, consisting of three files (IOM Grant Application Form; IOM Budget Template; and Supporting Documentation), as described in the section below. If the size exceeds 10 MB, please send in several emails.
APPLICATION PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS
The Application should be comprised of the following components:
- Technical Application: the Technical Application should be comprised of a narrative proposal, including an intervention rationale that addresses a specific need related to the RfP objective mentioned above, and a clear description explaining how proposed activities address the specific need. Please refer to the Annex A: IOM Grant Application Form.
- Additionally, Technical Applications should include:
- Grant Details: Contact information of the applying organisation, grant details and grant summary including problem description and justification of the proposed activities.
- Background of the Organisation: include a management plan, indicating staffing plan outlining roles and responsibilities of key staff to ensure timely delivery of reports, including periodic and final narrative and financial reports, as well as clarifying staff responsible for delivery of activity benchmarks. The staffing plan should clarify those individuals already on staff and those to be hired.
- Plan of action: a short work plans each month, which will include:
- IOM Budget Template: this should indicate the cost for carrying out the proposed project, including the following information:
- Detailed Budget - a detailed budget providing a cost break-down of items to the maximum extent practical.
- Supporting Documents: In addition to the above, please include the following information:
- Proof of registration and right to work in Libya.
- Location and size of existing organisation, including staff size and organigram (if available).
Any questions concerning this RfP should be submitted in writing to email@example.com keeping firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com in copy by 5pm not later than the 14 February 2020. Questions submitted after this time will not be considered.
The subject line for emails containing questions should read “Question-LHD RfP-Social Cohesion [Name of applicant organisation].”
APPLICATION REVIEW INFORMATION
Following submission deadline, a Grants Review Committee will review all applications. Verification of the application submission requirements will be conducted by the Grants Review Committee. If an application is deemed suitable, the organisation/company will be contacted.
RIGHT TO TERMINATION/CANCELLATION/REVISION/AMENDMENT
Notwithstanding anything contained in this document, IOM reserves the right to cancel/terminate the proposal process without assigning any reason whatsoever, at any time prior to signing of service agreements, and IOM shall have no liability for the above‐mentioned actions.