Updated Apr 05, 2021

Empowering women through safe gender responsive food markets during COVID19

Offered by UN Women

Support the empowerment of vulnerable women marketers for recovery and resilience from socio economic shocks, through effective participation in safe, inclusive and violence free markets as last mile food distributors. Gender responsive safe markets shall be constructed complying with occupational health and safety standards in response to COVID 19, women entrepreneurship developed and institutions for gender responsive governance of food supply systems strengthened.
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Apr 14, 2021Deadline
$100,000 - $165,000Amount
12 monthsDuration(Months)

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented In:
Focus AreasGender
Gender Equity (Gender)
Economic Empowerment (Gender)
Economic Growth and Trade
Economic Recovery (Humanitarian Assistance)
Entrepreneurship (Economic Growth and Trade)
Policy and Regulation

The eligible CSOs should also meet the legal, programmatic, and technical criteria defined below:

  • Duly registered under the laws of Zimbabwe

  • Demonstrates relevant programmatic experience for at least 5 years in specific MPTF safe market programme e priority areas identified above (in the introduction)

  • Knowledge and experience in programme design and management, community mobilisation, organisational development

  • Substantive knowledge and understanding of gender equality and economic empowerment of women.

  • Sound understanding of gender issues and gender mainstreaming in local governance.

  • Track record of mainstreaming gender in infrastructural projects/programmes; work on market related infrastructure an added advantage

  • Technical expertise on gender equality issues and more broadly, women in governance and meaningful participation in decision making, leadership, women’s economic empowerment, ending violence against women and girls, including sexual harassment in public spaces.

  • An established organisational culture of accountability and commitment to delivery of results

  • Administrative and financial capacity to manage budgets of more than $50,000 annually supported with a track record of quality and timely project results and unqualified audit reports in the preceding 2 years prior to submission of the application.

  • Demonstrates experience in facilitating constructive and inclusive engagement and dialogue, with the goal of contributing to socio-economic development.

  • Demonstrable capacity – human, financial and technical to deliver results at national and sub-national levels.

Other Requirements

Reporting Requirements

Reporting Relationships and Communications

This will be governed by the Partnership agreement.

Application And Awards Process

Technical and financial proposals should be submitted as part of the template for proposal submission (Annex B2-3) in one email, with the CFP reference and the clear description of the proposal by the date and time stipulated in this document. If the emails and email attachments are not marked as instructed, UNWOMEN will assume no responsibility for the misplacement or premature opening of the proposals submitted. The email text body should indicate the name and address of the proponent.

All proposals should be sent by email to the following secure email address: Zimbabwe.cfp@unwomen.org


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