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ACCESS TO JUSTICE AND RULE OF LAW PROJECT
Request for Proposals for Small Grants
Request for civil society organizations (CSOs) including NGOs and/or CBOs for application of small grants to support victims’ groups
Deadline for proposal submission: 21 January 2019
Since 15 December 2013, South Sudan has encountered armed conflict and widespread violence, resulting in a large number of persons dead and others displaced. In August 2015, the parties to the conflict signed the Inter-Governmental Agency on Development (IGAD) brokered Agreement for the Resolution of Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (ARCSS), in an attempt to bring an end the two-year civil war. However, heavy fighting commenced in 2016 leading to further killings and displacements, as the 2015 agreement failed to hold. Consequently, IGAD announced a High-Level Revitalisation Forum (HLRF) to put the peace process back on track. After several months of negotiations, the Revitalised Agreement for the Resolution of Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCSS) was signed on the 9 September 2018.
In response to addressing the effects of conflict on its victims, UNDP’s Access to Justice and Rule of Law Project aims to increase access to justice for victims through strengthening its support to SGBV survivors and vulnerable groups. An underlying cause of violence lies in the failure to address the grievances of victims. A credible transitional justice process requires a human rights based and victim-centred approach. This approach embraces measures that seek to restore the dignity of victims, including providing reassurances of non-repetition. A victim-centred approach is required to determine the preferences of victims, design responses that take into account their sufferings and engage their active participation in transitional justice. This includes a recognition of the right to the truth for the families of the victims of violence as well as the survivors. Consequently, UNDP invites victims groups or CSOs wishing to establish same to submit proposals for small grants.
All organizations interested in submitting their proposals may obtain the detailed documents for submission in person, by email or from the UNDP website as follows:
- UNDP Procurement Office in Juba (Ministries Road)
- Website: http://procurement-notices.undp.org
Chief Technical Advisor
Access to Justice and Rule of Law Project
UNDP – Juba, South Sudan
Submissions can be delivered by hand in sealed envelope to the bid box at UNDP Office on Ministries Road or emailed to email@example.com on or before 21 January 2019, at 1400 hrs.
Late bids will be rejected. Only short-listed organizations shall be contacted.