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RP2022/WSM/01 Responsible Party (CSO/NGO) - Markets for Change
Procurement Process :Other
Office :UNDP Country Office - SAMOA
Deadline :22-Aug-22
Posted on :07-Aug-22
Development Area :OTHER  OTHER
Reference Number :94322
Link to Atlas Project :
Non-UNDP Project
Documents :
Terms of Reference RP M4C
Overview :

UNDP kindly invites CSOs/NGOs who are interested in the following to submit proposals to email by due date 22 August 2022, 11:59pm.

The Markets for Change (M4C) is a UN Women project in partnership with the UNDP and the governments of Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. Funded by the Governments of New Zealand, Australia, and Canada, it is a 5-year initiative aimed at ensuring that marketplaces in rural and urban areas in the four countries are safe, inclusive, and non-discriminatory environments, promoting gender equality and women’s socio-economic empowerment.

The Markets for Change Project focuses on four main project objectives of: Outcome 1: Inclusive, effective and representative marketplace groups are created and grow, further enabled and recognized; Outcome 2: The socioeconomic security of women market vendors is improved; Outcome 3: Local governments, market management and other decision-makers are gender-responsive, effective and accountable to women market vendors; and Outcome 4: Physical infrastructure and operating systems are improved to make markets more gender-responsive, safer, more accessible and resilient to disaster risks and climate change. Results and lessons from the implementation of Phase I in Fiji, Solomons and Vanuatu helped to shape Phase II in those countries and Phase I in Samoa. The UNDP Samoa MCO is the implementing partner for the implementation and delivery of Project Outcome 2 of the Markets for Change, which focuses on the socio-economic security and rights of women market vendors in Samoa. 

The Responsible Party engaged for this assignment will implement and deliver Output 2.1 of the Markets for Change Phase II Project. Informed by the findings of the Needs Assessment Survey, the RP is expected to develop and customize training modules, and effectively deliver relevant capacity building training for Women Market Vendors on financial management to include financial technology solutions or fintech as well as digital business skills, and on the priority, needs identified through the assessment, targeting a minimum number of 100 Vendors trained with 80% are women.

The Responsible party will also monitor and evaluate how the acquired knowledge and skills of the vendors are utilized to improve their vending business and report on the results. The Responsible Party is expected to have an existing service for business support and most importantly a strong network across private sector organizations, civil society, government ministries and international partners.
United Nations Development Programme

The selected Responsible Party (RP) will be required to deliver the following Outputs and Activities of the M4C Joint Programme. 

OUTPUT 2.1 Market Vendors’ lives improved due to strengthened financing competencies and record keeping so that they better leverage business and financing access opportunities.
Relevant activities:
a) Informed by the findings of the Needs Assessment Survey, develop, and customize training modules
b) Coordinate and facilitate the selection and identification process of Vendors for the Training Workshops
c) Implement and deliver capacity building training for Market Vendors on financial management to include financial technology or fintech solutions, digital business skills, and priority areas identified through the Needs Assessment, targeting a total minimum number of 100 Vendors (90% are women and girls)
d) Conduct monitoring and evaluation of the Training Programs to ensure that the expected outputs and results of the project (M4C Phase II) are achieved.
e) Coordinate and provide relevant networking opportunities for knowledge sharing, mentoring, and coaching for women vendors.

More details can be acquired from the attached Terms of Reference.  

For further information, please email  Submission of proposals only to by 22 August 2022, 11:59pm.