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Call for Expression of Interest (CEoI): Implementation of 2014 UNHCR Provision of Protection and mixed solution to Refugees and asylum-seekers from the DRC, Rwanda, Burundi and elsewhere
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
23 September 2013

CEoI - Ref.No: UNHCR/23.09.2013/ZIMHA

Deadline: 15 October 2013

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The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. It strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to return home voluntarily, integrate locally or to resettle in a third country. It also has a mandate to help stateless people.

In more than six decades, the agency has helped tens of millions of people restart their lives. Today, a staff component of some 7,685 people in more than 125 countries continues to help some 33.9 million persons.

UNHCR established a presence in Zimbabwe in 1988 to assist the refugees and asylum- seekers from Mozambique. UNHCR has two offices in Zimbabwe, with the country office in Harare and a field office in Tongogara. The main responsibility for UNHCR, in line with its statutory responsibilities, is to monitor the implementation of the refugee conventions and promote durable solutions to refugee problems. The mandate has been extended to include prevention and reduction of statelessness. UNHCR discharges this role primarily by, providing technical support and guidance to Government on policy formulation and refugee matters. UNHCR also provides protection and assistance to asylum-seekers and refugees through partnership with a number of Governmental, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that render legal and social assistance to refugees and asylum-seekers on behalf of the Office.

UNHCR Zimbabwe implements its programmes through operational and implementing partnerships with Government, local and international organizations. UNHCR identifies its implementing partners through Calls for Expression of Interest (CEoIs). UNHCR is issuing 2 CEoIs for the implementation of its 2014 Country Operations Plan in Zimbabwe.

The purpose of this Call for Expression of Interest (UNHCR/23.09.2013/ZIMHA) is to invite partners (organizations, NGOs, associations) to express their interest in implementing UNHCR’s Protection and mixed solutions to Refugees and Asylum-seekers from the DRC, Rwanda, Burundi and Elsewhere in Zimbabwe in 2014. The partner(s) to be selected through this CEoI are expected to manage the daily operational project activities under UNHCR’s overall guidance and supervision.

Organizations that have unique and complementary attributes to UNHCR’s capacities and resources for undertaking the Protection and mixed solutions to Refugees and Asylum-Seekers from the DRC, Rwanda, Burundi and Elsewhere are invited to respond to this CEoI (Ref. No: UNHCR/23.09.2013/ZIMHA) by submitting their Concept Note(s) by latest Tuesday 15 October 2013. Upon receipt of the Concept Notes, a UNHCR Implementing Partner Selection Committee will review these in accordance with pre-defined criteria reflected in the CEoI. The applicant organizations will receive written notification of the outcome of the assessment latest by 8 November 2013. Instructions for any follow-up by applicants will be provided in this response.

A blank Concept Note form may be collected from the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Zimbabwe for responding to this Call or you can print from the website. The completed Concept Note(s) must be clear and concise, not exceeding 3 pages. Applicants are requested to submit their Concept Note(s) electronically to this address: zimhalcc@unhcr.org, indicating as Subject title: UNHCR/23.09.2013/ZIMHA: Refugee Programme – (name of your organization). If unable to submit electronically, applicants can hand-deliver their submission through the tender box located at UNHCR Harare Representation Office, with the outer envelope marked and addressed to the attention of “The Secretary of the Implementing Partner Selection Committee” UNHCR Branch Office, Arundel Office Park, Block 8, Norfolk Road, Mt. Pleasant, Harare, Zimbabwe.

Organizations that have not partnered with UNHCR previously must also complete and submit jointly with their Concept Note a Partner Declaration form which can be collected from the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Zimbabwe or downloaded here.

The next two pages provide a brief description and background of project goals and particularities of the operation as well as selection criteria for the Refugee Programme to guide interested organizations in the elaboration of their Concept Note(s).

In case of need for clarifications or additional information, please contact Ms. Monica Chikukwa, e-mail chikukwa@unhcr.org

Please consult UNHCR’s website www.unhcr.org for more information on UNHCR and its global policy priorities.

Find out more
- Full CEoI MS Word version - (169KB)
- Full CEoI Acrobat PDF version - (170KB)
- Concept Note Empty Form MS Word version - (139KB)
- Concept Note Empty Form Acrobat PDF version - (116KB)
- Partner Declaration Empty Form MS Word version - (136KB)
- Partner Declaration Empty Form Acrobat PDF version - (238KB)
If you do not have the free Acrobat reader on your computer, download it from the Adobe website by clicking here.

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