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Call for Proposals: UNFPA Cross-Border Project Cycle - Syria

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted October 2, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on October 23, 2021
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) logo
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) logo

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) invites qualified organizations to submit proposals related to providing integrated Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and Reproductive Health (RH) services in Northwest Syria.

The purpose of the Invitation for Proposals is to identify eligible organizations for prospective partnership with UNFPA Turkey Cross-Border in 2022 to support achievement of results.

The goal of UNFPA is to achieve universal access to sexual and reproductive health, realize reproductive rights, and reduce maternal mortality to accelerate progress on the ICPD (International Conference on Population and Development) to improve the lives of women and adolescents / youth enabled by population dynamics, human rights and gender equality principles.

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Eligibility Criteria:
1. Applicants must:
a) Be an organization with access to and direct implementation capacity in areas of Northwest Syria accessible through Turkey Cross-Border operations.
b) Be an active member of the GBV and / or SRH Coordination platforms.
c) Submit the proposal in English.
d) Submit only one proposal.
2. The project proposal should contribute to UNFPA objective to ensure better access to quality GBV-RH service provision to populations affected by the conflict, with a special attention to women and girls at risk.

UNFPA Turkey Cross-Border works with a network of implementing and operational partners (civil society organizations, UN system and other partners) to reach the following strategic objectives:
a) Improve quality comprehensive RH services through supported health service delivery points;
b) Enhance safe access to quality GBV prevention and response services through Women and Girls Safe Spaces (WGSS);
c) Strengthen existing social and health infrastructure through technical support and supplies;
d) Develop RH and GBV capacities of both implementing and operational partners operational in Northwest Syria;
e) Ensure leadership of the RH and GBV inter-agency coordination mechanisms in Gaziantep, as per UNFPA global mandate.

For organizations with no previous experience with a UN Agency, the maximum submission under this Invitation for Proposals (IFP) is limited to USD$500,000.

The submission shall reach the UNFPA Turkey Cross-Border email inbox no later than 24 October 2021 Turkey local time.

Proposals received after the stipulated date and time shall not be accepted under any circumstances.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Oct 02
Oct 02

Friendly reminders:
1. Find and analyze open and closed grants opportunities that interest you. Try to discover:
• what they have in common, and
• how you can think ahead / plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Gather or update paperwork (certificates, attests, statements, resumes, etc.) and information usually required by calls such this one;
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start NOW!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
7. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse, this website and/or its Resource section.
Best regards,
Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Oct 04
Oct 04

Thanks, Ana.