Open Selection of CSOs

UNICEF Adolescent Development and Participation Call for Expression of Interest

29 September 2019
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UNICEF Iraq/ 2019

The UNICEF Adolescent Development and Participation (ADAP) programme in Iraq is designed to address and respond to the rights of adolescents and youth; the program includes skills-building programes which aim to increase professional readiness and employability, as well programmes that increase opportunities for meaningful participation and empowerment of the most disadvantaged young people, aged 10-24 years.


The ADAP Programme is launching an open Call for Expression of Interest (CFEI) to select partners for the provision of relevant services in 2020. The Call is open to all eligible International and National Civil Society Organizations wishing to partner with UNICEF on this portfolio starting January 2020 for a period of 12 months (subject to funding availability). Depending on availability of additional funds and the progressive assessment of unmet needs, new programmes or the expansion of existing ones may be explored later in 2020. Further information on the ADAP programme can be found here, and full information regarding the CFEI can be found at The UN Partner Portal.

Organizations interested in applying are required to complete and submit the template found in the attachment document on the UN Partner Portal. The template includes guidance clarifying the scope of the information solicited. Deadline for Submission is October 10th.

Participation in this CFEI does not guarantee selection for partnership with UNICEF. Selected partners will be invited to adjust and further develop with UNICEF the full Programme Documents (PDs), in accordance with the applicable policy and procedures for UNICEF partnership with CSOs and depending on funding availability and existing gaps. Requests for clarifications or additional information should be processed by applicants within the UN Partners Portal before the request for clarification deadline.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: All CSOs that either apply individually or as a part of an umbrella proposal must: a) be registered in Iraq or provide proof of ongoing registration process in Iraq; b) not be an entity named on any of the UN Security Council sanction lists; c) be verified on UN Partners Portal. Submissions which: a) are not sent before the specified deadline; b) do not include all required documents duly completed and signed or do not comply with specifications set in this Call for Expression of Interest; and c) are not submitted in English; will be excluded from the selection process.

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