Uganda has received an unprecedented influx of refugees in 2016 and 2017, tripling the refugee population to nearly 1.35 million people by September 2017. As of April 2018, a total of 1,462,886 refugees and asylum seekers are recorded in the country. Most of these refugees (1,061,892) come from South Sudan and are mainly settled in West Nile districts
Uganda has a progressive refugee protection policy, providing refugees with freedom of movement, the right to work and establish businesses, the right to documentation and access to national social services. The country pursues a non-camp settlement policy, by which refugees are allocated plots of land for shelter and agricultural production, stretching out over vast territories.
However, the refugee caseload and new arrivals continues to put enormous pressure on the country’s resources, in particular on land, basic service delivery systems (including health, education, water and sanitation), the humanitarian partners’ capacity to respond to the crisis, and on the ability to maintain Uganda’s generous refugee policy. Acute needs remain in protection, food assistance, shelter, health and nutrition, WASH and emergency livelihoods.
To support the progressive Government policy, the UN and the World Bank developed the Refugee and host Population Empowerment (ReHoPE) framework, a comprehensive strategy to build the resilience and self-reliance of refugees as well as host communities.
UNDP Emergency Response and Resilience Strategy for Refugees and Host Communities, based on the ReHoPE framework and in line with Uganda’s second National Development Plan and the Settlement Transformative Agenda, seeks to strengthen the resilience of refugees, host community members, district local government and relevant national institutions to cope with and recover from the impact of the large influx of refugees. The aim is to provide emergency support, while investing in existing national and local systems to ensure they can adequately serve both host and refugee communities.
In this framework, in 2018 UNDP received a CERF (Central Emergency Fund Response) grant to respond to life-saving livelihood needs of refugees and host communities. Through the CERF allocation, UNDP will target 2,250 vulnerable households in Imvepi and Palorinya settlements, in Arua and Moyo districts respectively, to provide non-farming livelihood support through cash for work. The two settlements are recognised as the most underserved in terms of livelihood support, among all settlements hosting South Sudanese refugees. The refugee population in Imvepi settlement has reached a total of 128,249 refugees, while Palorinya settlement currently hosts 163,322 refugees.
In order to implement the above mentioned project, UNDP Uganda intends to procure a competent Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), Civil Society Organization (CSO), firm or institution.
RFP should be submitted as per guidelines in the attached RFP. Further information requests can be channeled to email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
UNDP advocates for equal participation of men and women. Qualified women owned businesses are highly encouraged to apply.
Deadline for submission of applications: June 27th 2018. Languages Required: English
For further details, please visit http://procurement-notices.undp.org
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