Call for Proposals from NGOs - CSO Engagement

Country: Nigeria
Language: EN
Number: 5636164
Publication date: 21-11-2017
Source: United Nations Procurement Notices (UNDP)
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Description

Call for Proposals from NGOs - CSO Engagement
Procurement Process : Other
Office : UNDP Nigeria - NIGERIA
Deadline : 29-Nov-17
Posted on : 21-Nov-17
Development Area : SERVICES
Reference Number : 42670
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Overview :

Call for Proposals from NGOs

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This Call for Proposals (CFP) is specifically related to the UNODC Project NGAV16 – Response to Drugs and Related Organized Crime in Nigeria – Activity 3.5.3.

I. OBJECTIVES AND EXPECTED OUTPUTS/ DELIVERABLES

UNODC is implementing a large-scale project funded by the European Union under the 10th European Development Fund (EDF) modality, Project NGAV16 – “Response to Drugs and Related Organized Crime in Nigeria”, which aims at supporting Nigeria’s efforts in fighting drug production, trafficking and use, and in curbing related organised crime, including counterfeit narcotics and psychotropic substances. The project proposes a balanced approach to drug control, with equal attention paid to drug interdiction and drug demand reduction, including drug prevention, treatment and care (DPTC).

As part of this project, the UNODC carried out 1/ an assessment of attitudes on drug prevention, treatment and care (DPTC) among law enforcement agency operatives; 2/ an assessment of the general public’s attitudes on DPTC and 3/ an assessment of the effectiveness of current outreach and advocacy programmes. The result of these assessments shows a low general awareness of drugs and their effects, difference between drug use and dependence, and understanding of prevention, treatment and care. The majority of people generally have a negative attitude towards drug users and as a result this often leads to discrimination and stigma towards those using drugs. It was recommended that people should be sensitized and awareness should be raised on the nature of drug use, drug dependence and issues of drug prevention, treatment and care.

Based on the recommendations from these reports a multi-stakeholder Sensitization Core Group meeting was held in September 2016 where it was agreed that sensitization material on 11 different topics would be developed along with training material. The sensitization material was field tested in September 2016 at 3 different settings and the findings have been consolidated. The 11 topics are:

  • Understanding the concept of supply reduction
  • Understanding the concept of demand reduction
  • Specific Issues for Law Enforcement
  • Cause of Drug Use and associated stigma of drug users
  • Types of drug treatment
  • Special populations of drug users
  • Drugs and effects and understanding drug dependence
  • Understanding Advocacy and steps to achieve success
  • Interventions and responses to drug problems in the family
  • Human rights and drug users
  • Drug assessment – steps to take

Output 3.5 of the project is to provide “direct support to civil society organizations networks working on drug prevention, treatment and care”. In order to contribute to the achievement of this Output and to meet the gaps in understanding on drug issues, UNODC is proposing to sub-contract CSOs to carry out of activities on sensitization on drug use, and drug prevention, treatment and care to various target populations in the general population and among law enforcement in Nigeria

1. What are sensitization activities on the nature of drug use, drug dependence and DPTC?

  • Definition: Sensitization on the nature of drug use, drug dependence and DPTC is done with the aim to increase knowledge and awareness on these issues and reduce stigma associated with drug use.
  • Difference between Sensitization and Prevention:
  • Drug Sensitization activities focus on increasing knowledge and Drug Prevention activities focusses on changing behaviours. The primary aim of drug prevention is to help people, particularly but not exclusively young people, to avoid or delay the initiation of the use of drugs, or, if they have started already, to avoid that they develop disorders (e.g. dependence).

 

  • Sensitization activities tend to target local leaders and practitioners including law enforcement officials to get their endorsement and support for DPTC interventions and to increase their knowledge on drug use as a health issue, and not just a criminal or a legal issue. Drug Prevention is usually targeted at young people.

 

The purpose of the TOR is to deliver Drug Sensitization activities.

2. Project Objective:

The Nigerian government is supported in the efforts in fighting drug production, trafficking, and use and curbing related organized crime including counterfeit narcotics and psychotropic substances.

3. Target Groups

 

The primary target group comprises: key influencers in the general population including law enforcement in Nigeria[1].

The direct beneficiaries throughout the period of the assignment should be at least 600 people in identified local community setting. Please note that the beneficiaries have to be from the local community that is identified in the proposal.

The project is planning to select CSOs across the country to deliver sensitization activities.

4. Project Activities

Against this background, the project is seeking to contract an appropriately experienced CSO to carry out of activities on sensitization on drug use, drug dependence and drug prevention, treatment and care (DPTC) to various target populations in the general population including among law enforcement in Nigeria. Proposals need to address each of the following aspects:

Staff

1. The implementing partner (identified CSO) will identify six (6) qualified staff for the implementation of the proposed activities with close collaboration and consultation with UNODC. The project will support part cost for some staff and full cost for some staff. The staff should be composed of:

· One (1) Project Manager

· One (1) Admin/Finance Officer (part-time)

· One (1) Communication Specialist with experience in community work

· Three (3) Social/Outreach Workers (Outreach workers should be recovering drug users)

 

2. Ensure that sensitization training (utilising the project designed sensitization training package) is carried out for staff of the organisation recruited for this project. Ensure that in case of staff turnover, new staff members are hired and receive appropriate training.

 

Office space

3. Ensure that office space is available for the staff and for carrying out activities. Office running costs can be included in the proposal which can include part cost towards rent, electricity stationery, material for community events.

 

4. Proper equipment secured and supplied for community events including medicines, condoms, refreshments etc.

 

Service delivery

5. The following modules of sensitization have been developed. These include:

· Module 1: Introduction to the course

· Module 2: Understanding the concept of supply reduction

· Module 3: Understanding the concept of demand reduction

· Module 4: Specific Issues for Law Enforcement

· Module 5: Cause of Drug Use and associated stigma of drug users

· Module 6: Types of drug treatment

· Module 7: Special populations of drug users

· Module 8: Drugs and effects and understanding drug dependence

· Module 9: Understanding Advocacy and steps to achieve success

· Module 10: Interventions and responses to drug problems in the family

· Module 11: Human rights and drug users

· Module 12: Drug assessment – steps to take

 

CSOs are to use these modules or various combinations of them in sensitizing different target populations.

6. Develop a detailed workplan for carrying out sensitization activities (at least 6 annually with each event reaching at least 100 persons per event) in the community in order to:

  • Inform the target population and community members on nature and extent of drug use
  • Inform the community of drug treatment services available
  • Sensitize the community on the complexities of the peculiarities when involving vulnerable populations.
  • Reach out to community gatekeepers and opinion leaders to sensitize them on services available.
  • Use modules of the sensitization package in reaching out to the target population

 

Note: Community events could include training, free health camps, information camp, musical events discussing drugs, scientific seminars at Universities, sports matches in community, debating competitions, essay competitions etc.

7. Carry out a community mapping exercise and identify key stakeholders who can be part of a community referral network that can assist drug users to access health care and other services like employment, school admissions for their children etc.

 

8. Develop community and referral networks and hold regular meeting of this network to ensure that referrals start to take place in the community (monthly). These networks could include CSO, hospitals, social workers, health care providers etc.

 

9. Distribution of appropriate information, education and communication materials[2], including information on drug safety, HIV and sexually transmitted infections.

 

10. Awareness raising among local law enforcement bodies on drug prevention, treatment and care and drug treatment services in the community level through regular meetings. (at least 1 meeting per quarter).

5. Implementation Strategy:

UNODC will provide funding for implementation of the activities outlined in this sub-project document. All activities should ensure appropriate visibility is provided to the European Union as funders of the project. The implementing partner will identify qualified staff for the implementation of the proposed activities. The staff should be composed of female and male staff. The UNODC will provide training to staff at the cost of the UNODC implemented project.

UNODC and the implementing partner will monitor the implementation of the activities to ensure achievement of the project objectives and the sensitization in activities are in line with the training provided. The implementation partner will submit narrative and financial reports to UNODC on quarterly basis.

Note: beneficiaries should not be charged for services received through this proposal.

6. Risk and Constraints:

Poor infrastructure and the lack of technical capacity, stigma and discrimination are major challenges for the implementation of activities. Other challenges that might hinder the implementation of activities include security concerns. Due to the social and economic marginalization of drug users there is a potential risk that the community might not accept sensitization activities on the issue of drug use. Activities have been developed taking into consideration this risk and aiming to assess the best strategies to reach to community members.

7. Reporting:

The implementing partner is required to submit:

  • Monthly programme progress reports;
  • Quarterly financial reports;
  • Final annual report (financial and programme)
  • To an independent review of the programme books and records as may be decided by UNODC.

 

Photo documentation of staff and activities is a requirement.

8. Requirements for implementing partners

The CSO should have demonstrated work experience in the area of drug dependence treatment for at least 2 years; or in the field of drug and drug related HIV, drug prevention, community based activities. The CSO should be registered under Nigerian law and should have a head office and finance staff. A separate bank account in the name of the NGO or CSO is a requirement. The CSO should demonstrate it has a functioning office space and functional working equipment like computers, phone, generator etc.

9. Period of contract and remuneration

The period of contract is 1 February 2018 – 31 January 2019. The payment schedule will be done in the following manner:

40% payment upon signing the contract (signed contract)

15% on submission and certification of first quarter programme report (including evidence of community event and referral network)

15% on submission and certification of second quarter programme report (including evidence of community event and referral network)

15% on submission and certification of third quarter programme report (including evidence of community event and referral network)

15% on submission and certification of annual programme and report (including evidence of community event and referral network)

 

[1] Key influencers could include: Community Women’s Group, teachers, health-care professionals, community elders, religious leaders, media, NGOs, local government officials, youth associations, parents associations etc. Law Enforcement officials refer to those working directly with drug users like the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency as well as other agencies like Nigerian Customs Service, Nigeria Prisons Service, Nigerian Immigration Service, Nigerian Police Force etc.

[2] This should be in line with the visibility requirements of the European Union.