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Title: Request for Quotation (RFQ) for Training IDPs Children as Peer Educators for Explosive Ordnance Risk Education in Northeast Nigeria
United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) is a section in the UN Secretariat’s Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO)’s Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions (OROLSI). Established in 1997, UNMAS serves as the United Nations focal point for mine action to support the UN's vision of “a world free of the threat of landmines and unexploded ordnance, where individuals and communities live in a safe environment conducive to development, and where mine survivors are fully integrated into their societies”. UNMAS provides direct support and assistance to mine action programmes in over 18 countries and territories. As further described below, UNMAS field programmes are implemented by UNOPS, a subsidiary organ of the United Nations.
On 14 June 2018, the UN RC/HC in Nigeria formally requested the deployment of UNMAS to northeast Nigeria. UNMAS deployed a team in Maiduguri (Borno State), Northeast Nigeria, on 17 July 2018. UNMAS Nigeria is a programme under the overall direction and oversight of UNMAS New York and implemented by UNOPS under the Financial Regulations and Rules of UNOPS. UNMAS Nigeria:
- Provides technical assistance including coordination, planning, and technical advice and support to the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT), the humanitarian community, affected populations, and national authorities.
- Acts as the coordinator within the UN for mine action related matters in the northeast.
- Plans for the wide-scale delivery of Explosive Ordnance Risk Education (EORE), survey, and clearance operations as part of the Humanitarian Response Plan.
- Provides emergency medical care (first aid) training and equipment to first responders.
- Conducts survey, mapping, and identification of the needs of the victims and survivors of explosive incidents, and establishment of a referral mechanism.
As the conflict between the Nigerian Army and non-state armed groups (NSAGs) enters into its 11th year, the situation in the Northeast, the widespread use and contamination of EO continue to pose risk to the lives of the population. Person-Borne IEDs (PBIEDs) and Vehicle- Borne IEDs (VBIEDs) remain primary weapons of choice for NSAGs. According to data available to UNMAS, two thirds of all victims are civilians, with 65% of civilian victims being injured and 35 % killed.
In July 2021 UNMAS joined UNICEF in the project Explosive Ordnance Risk Education in primary schools and child friendly spaces of Borno State, with the aim of protecting civilians, especially children, from the explosive ordnance threat in Northeast Nigeria.
The project will achieve this through the integration of EORE Curriculum into educational and peer to peer activities of girls and boys from local impacted communities and IDP communities, and through the development of the EORE capacities of national teachers of primary schools, community volunteers working in child friendly spaces and peer educators in IDPs communities, as well as support to humanitarian workers with EORE and safety sessions to mitigate the threat in Borno State, Northeast Nigeria.
- The general objective of this assignment is to protect IDPs children, also in light of the Resettlement Plan of the Government of Borno State to relocate all internally displaced persons to their area of origin, from the EO threat.
- The specific objective of this assignment is: to train and equip IDPs children as EORE Peer Educators for their impacted community.
- The main output of this assignment is to train and equip 100 IDPs children as EORE Peer Educators.
- EORE Peer Educators will be trained to pass EORE safety messages to other children/teenagers.
Peer Educators can be effective role models for young adolescents by promoting healthy and safe behavior, helping to create and reinforce social norms that support correct behaviours, and also serve as an accessible and approachable explosive ordnance education resource both inside and outside the classrooms. The recruited peer educators will be trained in relevant EORE information and communication skills.
Expected Output and Technical Requirements
- The Contractor shall produce the following output at the end of contract:
- Train and equip 100 IDPs children (12-17 years old) as EORE Peer Educators in Borno State.
- The Contractor shall have experience in peer education and training of children as focal points in their community. Furthermore, the Contractor shall have good knowledge and have already worked with the IDP community in the below mentioned geographical areas for this assignment (Borno State).
- The technical knowledge on EORE will be provided to staff hired for this assignment by the UNMAS Nigeria EORE Specialist and Associate.
- All EORE IEC materials that are to be distributed to EORE Peer Educators by the Contractor will be produced by UNMAS Nigeria and made available to the Contractor. It is the contractor's responsibility to store and distribute the EORE IEC materials. These EORE IEC materials (EORE Kits) will be used by the resources that will train the children to become peer educators and by the EORE Peer Educators themselves to pass EORE life-saving messages to other IDP children at-risk.
- The Contractor is required to stock and prepare the kits for distribution. The kits will be distributed at the end of each EORE training for peer educators.
Organizational Profile and Staff Qualifications
The Contractor shall prove its staff expertise in 3 domains:
- Experience in managing training courses for children/teenagers
- Experience in peer education
- Experience in BAY States.
The following documents should be enclosed along with the technical and financial proposal:
- Profile of the Contractor (max 1 page) explaining why they are the most suitable for the work.
- Relevant Experience (max 2 page).
- Detailed methodology and conceptual framework with expected deliverables and timelines, team composition, man-days required (2 pages).
The required expertise and qualifications are outlined below. Minimum requirements/qualifications:
Application Closing Date
- Only organizations with a minimum experience of two years, in partnership or as an independent entity in implementing successful projects in Northeast Nigeria (BAY State), may apply.
- The organization must have an adequate management, financial, administrative and technical structure and capacity to conduct the proposed activities.
- Organizations without mine action experience shall receive a two-days training on Humanitarian Mine Action and Explosive Ordnance Risk Education prior to commencement of the activities.
- Gender equality, women and youth empowerment and inclusion of people with disabilities must be included into the project. Specifically, the organization must explain how each of these four key priorities will be addressed.
- The organization must have a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system in place.
- The organization must be able to produce the necessary reporting documents.
17:00, 6th December, 2021.
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