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The UNFPA Arab States Regional Office is in the process of selecting implementing partners (IPs) and is calling for proposals from organizations including Non- Governmental (NGO) and Civil Society Organizations (CSO) and qualifying Academic Institutions for the implementation of a new Regional Programme for the period of January 2018 – December 2021. UNFPA defines Implementing Partner (IP) as “the entity to which the Executive Director has entrusted the implementation of UNFPA programme activities specified in a signed document, along with the assumption of full responsibility and accountability for the effective use of UNFPA resources and the delivery of outputs as set forth in such programme documentation.”


The purpose of the Invitation for Proposals is to identify eligible non-governmental organizations, including academic institutions, for prospective partnership with the UNFPA Arab States Regional Office (ASRO) to support achievement of results outlined in the 2018-2021 Regional Initiative and Programme (RIAP) and section 1.3 below.

Organizations that wish to participate in this Invitation for Proposals are requested to complete Annex A and send their submission through email clearly marked “Invitation for Proposals #1 Child Marriage” at the following address:

By 9 January 2018

Proposals received after the date may not be accepted for consideration.

Sections C and D of Annex A must include the following:

1)      Clear outline of targeted communities/cities/countries. The research may target the following refugee communities: Somali, Yemeni, Iraqi and Syrian

2)      Research methodology

3)      Detailed budget breakdown (Proposal should not exceed US$70,000)

Applications must be submitted in English.

Any requests for additional information must be addressed in writing 1 week before deadline for submissions at the latest to UNFPA will post responses to queries or clarification requests by any NGO applicants who submitted, on the UNFPA ASRO website before the deadline for submission of applications.

UNFPA shall notify applying organizations whether it is considered for further action.


For those interested in submitting proposals in this area, kindly access the attached document for further details about the invitation for proposal, requirements and how to submit proposals.