Call For Proposal: Supporting Enhancing Safer Access to Public Spaces and Land Use Efficiency as a Conflict-Resolution Strategy for Refugee-Host Community Integration in Kalobeyei

Size of grant: 200,000 US$

Purpose of CFP: Promoting integration of host and refugee communities is a part of UN-Habitat’s engagement in planning the development of Kalobeyei settlement. To this regard, an implementation partner is sought to develop a strategy for safer access to public spaces and site Rehabilitation plan for Kalobeyei village 2, provide critical infrastructure and measures for disaster risk reduction in public spaces and strengthen an enabling environment for women`s access to public spaces.

Submission Start Date: 30th  Oct 2020

Submission Deadline Date and time: 20th Nov 2020   

Project Key Information

UN-Habitat Project title : Enhancing Safer Access to Public Spaces and Land Use Efficiency as a Conflict-Resolution Strategy for Refugee-Host Community Integration in Kalobeyei.’

  • Locations
    • Town/City: Kalobeyei
    • Country: Kenya
  • Anticipated start date: 1st December 2020
  • Estimated duration of project in calendar months:  12
  • Maximum proposed value in US$: 200,000

·       Lead Organization Unit: Planning Finance and Economy Section, Urban Practices Branch

Brief Background of the Project

UN-Habitat’s work has been instrumental in promoting good practices for promoting integration between refugee and host communities. In line with this mandate, UN-Habitat has been supporting member states including Kenya in developing well-planned and efficient human settlements, with adequate access to housing, infrastructure, and universal access to employment and basic services such as water, energy, and sanitation. 
In 2016, UN-Habitat partnered with UNHCR and Turkana County Government to prepare an integrated spatial development framework including a spatial plan for Kalobeyei Settlement that would reduce conflict and promote social cohesion among communities. UN-Habitat was engaged in designing to address host community stabilization and development including addressing the continued influx of refugee and host communities or risk of unplanned growth around the settlement which could undermine long-term sustainability imperatives which would bring about land-conflict issues between refugee and host communities.

Main activities and outputs

The project will: (ⅰ) develop a strategy to enhance safer access to public spaces in Kalobeyei, and develop a site Rehabilitation strategy plan of Kalobeyei village 2, (ii) provide critical infrastructure and measures for disaster risk reduction and (iii) strengthen an enabling environment for women`s access to public spaces including their livelihoods.

Implementing Partner will be undertaking main activities as follows, but not limited to:

·       Ensure close collaboration with UN-Habitat Kakuma field office to align the process with UN-Habitat approaches,

  • Facilitate community participation in all aspects of the project, foster the sense of ownership in the community, and ensure their needs are reflected in the actual facilities,
  • Provide logistical support necessary to implement the project,
  • Conduct land use survey within Kalobeyei Settlement and identify underutilized land and physical constrains,
  • Carry out case studies on sustainable infrastructure in arid areas and refugee camps around the world (public spaces, water supply, drainage, sewage, waste management and others),
  • Collect information concerning Japanese technology and experience which can be adapted to Kalobeyei settlement to mitigate risks of natural disaster,
  • Provide a development plan for sustainable infrastructure and a site rehabilitation strategy plan for Kalobeyei village 2,
  • Prepare cost estimation of the proposed infrastructure plan using local materials,  
  • Submit reports to UN-Habitat that must include: the objectives and scope of the survey, site analysis, case studies, site development strategy and a sustainable infrastructure plan,
  • Organise a series of stakeholder workshops within Kalobeyei settlement and Kalobeyei town,
  •  Conduct capacity development training for community leaders (refugee and host) and partner organisations on land-conflict resolution,
  • Identify sites to rehabilitate, with priority for use as public spaces, and for community infrastructure facilities,
  • Rehabilitate and/or put up infrastructure in the identified areas while building the capacity of youth artisans,
  • Assemble a women’s shelter module in the designated space within existing public spaces,
  • Install a thermography scanner to enhance safer access to existing public spaces,
  • Building Entrepreneurship and Livelihoods enabling environment for Women in Kalobeyei Settlement.

Risk Analysis

 

Operational risk, where locally controlled groups can go on strike or attempt to sabotage the process.

Low

International staff/consultants will take the computer-based training "security in the field". The training makes the staff/consultants aware of the possible risks and how to deal with them

Armed conflict might at a certain stage cause postponement or delay at work.

Low / Medium

Depending on UNDSS report on conflict areas, the staff will stop visiting the sites until they are cleared by UNDSS

Social, cultural risks relevant to the possible tension between refugees from different ethnics among these groups themselves and with hosting communities.

Medium

Preventive measures to be considered in the community mobilization, training sessions and other organized events in addition to support together with local partners

Health risks due to Covid - 19

High

Measures recommended by WHO, Kenyan ministry of health, JMS and other applicable medical and government agencies to be adhered to strictly.

Eligibility Criteria

 

Criteria

 

 

 

Submission Details/ Documents Required

 

 

Legal Status

  • Certificate of registration/incorporation i.e.,
  • Proof of registration in Country of Origin.
  • Proof of registration of Country of operation
  • Proof of country operational presence

Organization profile and details

  • Clear organization profile and structure of the organization indicating:
    • Organization’s vision, mission and objectives
    • Management structure
    • Members of the Governing Board and their Designations duly certified by the Corporate Secretary, or its equivalent document
    • Proof of membership to professional associations if any.
  • List of projects executed in the last 2 years (value, location, donors, nature of projects, execution stage – completed or ongoing)
  • Evidence of experience working in refugee settlements such as Kalobeyei
  • Provide copies of project monitoring policies and procedures
  • Provide copies of procurement policies and procedures
  • Description and key features and controls of the accounting system used
  • Technical proposal document
  • BOQ (if applicable)
  • Describe nature and value of contribution (in-kind or cash)
  • Provide location and list of office facilities, vehicles and office equipment locally available to implement the project

 

Financial Capacity

  • Audited company financial statements (balance sheet and income statement) and auditors report for the last two years

Exclusive bank account

  • Is the organization willing and able to have a separate bank account for the funds provided by UN-Habitat?

Integrity and Governance

  • The organization should complete and submit a signed Partner Declaration Form
  • Provide the profiles of the key management, technical, key finance and accounting staff that will be involved on the project

 

Selection Criteria

 

 

 

Criteria

 

Submission Details/ Documents Required

 

Weighting

1.   Technical capacity

 

25%

1.1 Does the organization have the relevant experience and proven track record in implementing activities in the areas of the project?

Has it managed in the past projects of similar technical complexities and financial size?

Is the project linked with the core business of the IP?

  • List of projects executed in the last 2 years (value, location, donors, nature of projects, execution stage – completed or ongoing).
  • Demonstrate how the experiences in past projects are relevant in the execution of the current proposal
  • References from past donors
  • Evidence of work done in refugee settlements
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1.2 Does the organization have qualified technical staff with the experience and the technical skills required by the project?

What is the staff size, type, qualification and education background?

  • CVs of key management staff, technical and non-technical staff that will be involved on the project
  • How many technical staff do you have in the concerned Country for implementing the project? Is there reasonable assurance that such technical staff required by the project will continue to be available as needed in the Project?
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1.3 Does the organization have a clear and strong link with an identifiable constituency relevant to the targeted population of the project?

Does it have the ability to impact on the targeted population and on the issues?

Does it have strong presence in the field and for how long?

Does it have adequate capacity to work in key areas/regions where the proposed field activities will be implemented?

  • Demonstrate, describe and provide proof of local operational presence, including link and ability to impact the targeted population.
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1.4 Does the organization possess adequate physical facilities, office equipment, transport, etc. to implement the activities?

  • Provide location and list of office facilities, vehicles and office equipment locally available to implement the project.
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1.5 Does the organization have formal procedures to monitor project execution (e.g. milestones, outputs, expenditures…)

  • Provide formal project monitoring policies and procedures

 

 

2.   Financial and administrative capacity

 

15%

2.1 Has the organization been in operation over a period of at least 2 years to demonstrate its financial sustainability and relevance?

  • State the years of operation
  • Financial statements for the last 2 years
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2.2 Does the organization have qualified staff in Finance? Is the current accounting system computerized and does have the capacity to collect and provide separate financial reports on the activities executed under the Agreement of Cooperation?

Does it have systems and practices to monitor and report whether the project deliverables and expenditures are within agreed time and budget?

Does it have minimum segregation of duties in place (separation between project management, finance/accounting and executive office)

 

  • CVs of key finance and accounting staff
  • Description and key features and controls of the accounting system used
  • Organization structure/ Organogram
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2.3 Does the organization have the capacity to procure goods and services on a transparent and competitive basis? (if applicable) check for procurement unit with experienced staff

  • Copies of procurement policies and procedures. The procedures should show how you procure locally and internationally.
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2.4 Does the organization have formal procedures and controls to mitigate fraud such as multiple signature signatories on bank accounts, reporting and prosecution of incidences of fraud?

  • Describe anti-fraud controls and provide formal procedures

 

2.5 Does the organization have capacity to provide in-kind, financial, personnel contribution as UN-Habitat Implementing Partner in this present project? Please give details of contribution nature and size.

  • Describe nature and value of contribution (in-kind or cash)
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3.   Financial Proposal

 

 

30%

3.1 Is the budget for each component of the activity to be performed by the Implementing Partner

(i) cost-effective (i.e. the cost should be economical and prudently estimated to avoid any under/over estimation)

(ii) justifiable/well supported and

(iii) accurate and complete

 

Budget Proposal <https://drive.google.com/file/d/19jSSkqxVWo6yPFNgz83K1rWDwm2wO2-e/view?usp=sharing>

  • BOQ (if applicable)
  • Other supporting documents
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4.   Technical Proposal

 

 

30%

4.1 The technical proposal is sound and responds adequately to the specifications and requirements?

Technical Proposal document <https://drive.google.com/file/d/122d0Q32xHfSvzHKCIWF5JFlrkEqjwl16/view?usp=sharing>

 

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Cumulative score for ratios

 

100%

 

Notes:

  1. Interested Organizations must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (brochure, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc).
  2. The CFP and accompanying documents must be received in accordance with instructions provided. Applications to be sent to stephen.aboge@un.org, with cc to yuka.terada@un.org, Yoichiro.kono@un.org and eric.muchunku@un.org. CFP submitted to a different email address other than the specified one will not be considered.
  3. CFP from applicants failing to provide the complete information to fulfill the basic eligibility criteria will be considered non-responsive.
  4. CFP received after the above deadline will not be considered
  5. Organizations will be selected in accordance with the procedure set out in the UN-Habitat IP Management policy and Standard Operating Procedures.
  6. CFP from applicants failing to provide the requested information will be disregarded.
  7. This CFP does not entail any commitment on the part of UN-Habitat, either financial or otherwise. UN-Habitat reserves the right to accept or reject any or all Proposals without incurring any obligation to inform the affected applicant(s) of the grounds.

All prices must be in USD

 

Deadline/closing date: 
Friday, November 20, 2020