Request for proposals
Innovative documenting of processes, experiences, learning and impact in Lebanon Country Office
UNICEF Lebanon would like to tender to establish LTAs with companies for Innovative documenting of processes, experiences, learning and impact in LCO as stipulated in the attached LRPS.
You are kindly requested to quote your best price and submit your proposal by e-mail ONLY to: email@example.com not later than 12:00h, 30 December 2019, otherwise it will be considered invalid.
Proposals should be sent by email ONLY to firstname.lastname@example.org in two separate emails not later than 12:00h, 30 December 2019: one email for the technical proposal and one email for the financial proposal.
- Email for technical proposal:
Subject line of the email must indicate: LRPS number- name of your company- technical proposal. The email must include: The technical proposal only without prices.
- Email for price proposal:
Subject line of the email must indicate: LRPS number- name of your company- price proposal. The email must include: The price proposal.
Proposals sent in another manner will be invalid.
The reference LRPS- 9154478 must be shown in the e-mail's subject.
- Terms of Reference
- LRPS 9154478
Background Documentation: UNICEF’s Strategic Plan 2018-2021 (SP) anchored in the Convention on the Rights of the Child, set out 5 Goal Areas, 8 Change Strategies and 4 Internal Enablers to drive progress towards the achievement of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. The overarching goal of the UNICEF Strategic Plan is to drive results for the most disadvantaged children and young people around the world. Towards this, a key strategy in the SP is leveraging the power of evidence for achieving results for children. UNICEF invests substantial portion of its resources for generating evidence, and using it to drive evidence-informed programmes, policies and advocacy efforts. UNICEF Lebanon Country Office (LCO) has prioritized generation of evidence through innovative documentation of experiences as a strategic pillar for driving positive change across its programmes. LCO is therefore experimenting on innovative process documentation of experiences and information and UNICEF LCO is testing this innovative approach using process documentation of local level system strengthening efforts.
Process documentation of local level system strengthening: The UNICEF Lebanon’s Country Programme Document (CPD) 2017-2020 committed to strengthen its focus on systems, including at the subnational level, to address development issues guided by the CRC and CEDAW, while continuing to respond to the humanitarian needs. UNICEF seeks to build on its understanding of these socio-political structures and engage local stakeholders to strategically engage, build capacity and support local actions that complement national efforts that target the most disadvantaged Lebanese, Palestinian and Syrian children.
Despite the efforts to operationalize this vision of working with local institutions, the progress has been minimum. During the Mid Term Review (MTR) in early 2018 several reasons for the slow progress were identified, including lack of office-wide common understanding on what system strengthening at the field level meant, and among field staff themselves, limited experience of the staff in systems strengthening, and lack of systematic guidance and capacity building to guide local institutions and stakeholders. The MTR also resulted a programme shift which has four main focus areas: (i) Promote local planning involving communities, children, youth and municipalities, (ii) Moving from programme monitoring of “partners’ targets” to developing capacities of municipalities, union of municipalities and Governorates to understand children’s issues, strengthen coordination mechanisms and leverage support and resources, (iii) Thrust on programme integration at the municipality level, (iv) The development and humanitarian nexus – as the CO shifts increasingly towards system strengthening, the efforts need to be made to strengthen capacity of the local systems to prepare for and respond to emergencies.
A key reason for UNICEF to engage at the local level is to achieve better results for all children and at scale. UNICEF’s primary role is to support the Government in putting in place systems, policies, capacities and processes to address and prioritize children and women’s issues especially of the most vulnerable. While ministries at national level are responsible for developing policies, regulations, financing and management, implementation is often undertaken by local government yet without strong systems to perform such functions. Moreover, many policies with the greatest relevance for children’s rights are administered by sub-national governments. At the subnational level, system strengthening seeks to improve delivery of services, trust in public systems, and sensitization and capacity building to local governance bodies and communities to respond to demand and deliver quality public services. UNICEF, therefore, has the opportunity to work with different subnational structures/systems (both deconcentrated and devolved) in addition to the current work with regional ministries. This may include improving coordination among these entities within a local area, build their capacities in planning, implementation and monitoring of policies and programmes.