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Engagement of CSO/NGO for Amplifying Youth Project
Procurement Process :CP-QB-FBS - Call for Proposal – Quality Based Fixed Budget
Office :Country Office - JAMAICA
Deadline :18-Jan-21
Posted on :22-Dec-20
Reference Number :74089
Link to Atlas Project :
00129374 - Amplifying Youth Voice & Action
Documents :
Terms of Reference
CACHE - Annex to TOR
CACHE - word version
Overview :

CONSULTANCY:  Engagement of CSO/NGO for Amplifying Youth Project

Country: Jamaica

Post Level: National/International Consultancy

Type of Consultancy: Engagement of CSO/NGO

Deadline: 18 January 2021

Expected start date:  February 2021

Period of assignment/services:  Nine (9) months


The Amplifying Youth Voice & Action to address Citizen Security & Safety Project aims to strengthen the mechanisms which ensure youth participation in decision and policymaking through the development of an incubator for youth-led organizations. This incubator’s success is hinged on partnerships and targeted capacity strengthening delivered through a coalition of diverse stakeholders from the Government, International Development community, Civil Society, Academia and the Private Sector. The incubator will be a capacity-building initiative to boost the competency of the participants in implementing youth-led citizen safety & security interventions. The youth-led organizations will also be given grants to implement community level micro-projects.    

The project’s result will be achieved through two key outputs:      

  • Output 1: Mechanisms strengthened to enable youth participation in decision making and actions to address Citizen Security & Safety    
  • Output 2:  Youth empowered to implement innovative & sustainable solutions for Citizen Safety & Security   

One of the key strategies of the Project is to provide select youth groups with funding. As such, UNDP is seeking to partner with an establish Non-Governmental Organisation to provide on-granting and technical assistance towards the achievement of Output 2. Specifically, the NGO will manage the disburse funds on behalf of UNDP to the financing of the youth-led microprojects and provide technical support for the implementation of each micro-project and mentorship services to the youth-led organizations.

Scope of Works:

The selected NGO will be expected to execute the following tasks:

  • Lead and manage the on-granting component of the AYVA project:
    • Ensure the disbursement and management of ten grants valued at US$10,000 each to the selected youth-led organisations to facilitate implementation of the micro-projects;
    •  Provide technical and quality assurance oversight for the ten youth-led micro-projects;
    • Support the youth-led organisations, as necessary, in establishing a presence and relationship in the selected community to reduce potential implementation barriers;
    • Provide mentorship and allocate the relevant needed skilled personnel to support the youth-led micro projects.
  • Support the Technical Working group by participating in any consultations necessary to enable the successful implementation of the project including the selection of the ten youth-led organisations;
  • As part of the TWG and Incubator coalition, provide technical inputs to the development and implementation of the incubator curriculum;
  • Produce monitoring reports as indicated in the UNDP Responsible Party Agreement.
  • Establish partnerships with stakeholders in respective communities within which the micro-projects are being implemented.


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Application Procedure:

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for the TOR and follow the instructions for submission.

Please e-mail your submission using the following:

Attention:- Operations Unit, 1-3 Lady Musgrave Road, Kingston 5 Jamaica via e-mail to:  with subject line “Engaging CSO – Amplifying Youth Project”             

Failure to submit all documents as instructed may result in your submission being disqualified. Please send requests for clarification to; Tel: 1 (876) 885.2736