The International Organization for Migration (IOM) invites interested and qualified service providers / Consulting Firms to tender RFP documents for the following works:
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is a United Nations agency that provides services and advice concerning migration to governments and migrants, including internally displaced persons, refugees, and migrant workers.
Applications are invited for:
Title: Request for Proposal (RFP) - Capacity Building and Training Support for Childbearing Girls and Women on Production of Menstrual Hygiene Products
Misinformed social norms, lack of access to adequate facilities, products and knowledge means that managing menstruation can be challenging for women and girls, especially for displaced population - to manage their menstruation safely and with dignity. Globally, menstrual hygiene management (MHM) is overlooked in emergency situations, which has a direct impact on personal hygiene, gender safety and health. Known obstacles to overcoming menstrual barriers are insufficient funds to buy menstruation products or underwear to manage their menstruation, uneven or no access to water for a clean management, lack of safety using sanitation facilities and distribution of inadequate panties/underwear (number, poor quality, wrong size etc). Reusable pads in the context of Borno state, have gained interest from IOM WASH as a more sustainable, cost-effective and environmentally friendly solution for MHM related challenges.
Purpose of Menstrual Hygiene Management
All humanitarian actors – including IOM WASH – should work to:
Purpose of the TOR of Service Provider
- Provide access to menstrual materials and supplies: appropriate menstrual materials and supportive materials for storage, washing and drying and demonstration on using the materials.
- Provide adequate and safe MHM facilities: bathing facilities for changing, washing, and drying materials, disposal options.
- Offer simple, cultural adapted and sensitive menstrual information: MHH promotion and education, addressing harmful cultural or social norms related to menstruation.
Tasks To Be Performed Under This Contract and Key Deliverables
- Engagement with local based and community centered organization working on menstrual health and hygiene
- Contribute to the psychosocial and physical wellbeing of women and girls
- Improve girls understanding of menstrual health and management through the production of their own menstrual hygiene product
- Teach girls about the use and care of their own menstrual hygiene product
- Answer girls’ questions and concerns about their menstrual cycles and reproductive health
- Develop training material on menstrual hygiene management
- Facilitate training sessions between girls/women and tutors
- Train a total of 25 participants
- Provide a certificate at the end of the training
Application Closing Date
- Training facilitated
- Participants self-reported knowledge, understanding and engagement
- Participant production of reusable menstrual pads
27th May, 2022.
Submission of Documents
Proposals must be sent via email to: email@example.com
- No late proposal shall be accepted.
- IOM reserves the right to accept or reject any proposal and to annul the selection process and reject all Proposals at any time prior to contract award, without thereby incurring any liability to affected Service Providers/ Consulting Firms.
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