Call for Proposals: Piloting Peace Messaging in Libya

Call for Proposals: Piloting Peace Messaging in Libya

March 2, 2022

UNDP Libya seeks to support a countering violence and misinformation campaign in Libya. Peace messaging campaigns encompass a wide range of communication activities, including (i) public diplomacy; (ii) strategic communications by governments: and (iii) targeted campaigns, through its European Union-funded Stability, Unity, and Social Cohesion (SUSC) project.

Through this Call for Proposals, UNDP Libya seeks to support community leaders (including religious authorities) and faith-based organizations to counter-message violence within their communities. To this aim, UNDP Libya hopes to identify and engage CSOs and NGOs as key partners in the campaign. The selected organizations will play an essential role in establishing a community dialogue platform and engaging and building the capacities of local community leaders to counter-message violence in their communities. The selected organizations will also be encouraged to actively participate in their municipality’s LAC to support the development of a municipal PVE strategy, particularly pertaining to peace messaging.

Scope of Activities and Expected Outputs

Applying organizations are expected to devise proposals for innovative peace messaging initiatives exclusively in one or several of the targeted municipalities of this Call for Proposals: Murzuq, Kufra, Ghat, Sebha, Bani Walid, Zuwara, and Misrata.

In addition to the solutions proposed by the applicants, project proposals are expected to cover the following activities:

· Support the Peace Messaging Expert to map key stakeholders, conduct focus groups with key community members, and develop context-specific peace messaging strategies in the targeted municipalities

· Build the capacities of local community leaders (including religious and traditional authorities) on counter-messaging violence

· Support local community leaders to deliver peaceful messaging.

Who Can Apply

Libyan NGOs/ CSOs that are officially and duly registered organizations (registered civil society or non-governmental organizations, including non-governmental academic or educational institutions) are eligible to apply. Successful applicants must demonstrate the following skills and experience:

·Experience in grant management in the proposed area of intervention

·At least two years of experience in the field of public outreach and communications

·Members of the NGO/CSO have the substantive capacity in designing, implementing and monitoring community-based development programmes—including within the fields of preventing or countering violent extremism, religion, human or rights-based approaches to security, social cohesion, or other related areas.

·Expertise with a wide range of multimedia tools and techniques: deployed in high-volume to targeted demographics, and spread across a number of platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, WhatsApp, Viber, and/or Telegram.

·Demonstrate close ties to the proposed areas of intervention

·Be able to submit project documents (proposal, reports) preferably in English, Arabic if not

·The organization’s political orientation must be neutral

·Respect for diversity

Proposals eligible for this call are those whose requested budgets are between USD 5,000 (minimum amount) and USD 20,000 (maximum amount) per municipality. 

Detailed objectives, deliverables and key considerations and annexes are provided in the downloads section of this Call for Proposal.

The deadline for applications is 30th March 2022, 21:00 hrs Libya time. Applicants must submit their proposals through with the subject field “UNDP Libya 2022 Application for Peace Messaging Low Value Grant.” Applications received after the deadline will not be considered

If additional clarifications are required, questions can be sent to the same email address indicated above with the subject field “UNDP Libya 2022 Application for Peace Messaging Low Value Grant: request for information”. Answers to questions will be provided within two working days.