Technical Assistance - support for WPHF Women's Peace and Humanitarian Fund - Horn of Africa

Contract partner: UN WOMEN - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of WomenCountry: Subsahara-Afrika, regional/länderübergreifend Funding amount: € 430.000,00Project start: 01.12.2019End: 31.01.2023

Short Description:

Overall goal

The project’s objective is to provide the Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund’s (WPHF) programme in Africa with the necessary expertise and resources for effective implementation as well as concrete contribution to global processes such as Beijing +25 and UNSCR1325+20 through the recruitment of an expert for two years.

Expected results

Expected results:

- Calls for proposals of WPHF in Africa receive appropriate support and prospective applicants have a resource person in the application process

- National Steering Committees in WPHF countries in Africa receive the appropriate support and expertise for decision making purposes

- WPHF projects in Uganda and Africa are properly monitored to deliver on expected results

- Civil society Organizations who receive a grant from the WPHF in Uganda and other African countries see their capacities strengthened in terms of women, peace and security and humanitarian issues as well as programme management.

- Knowledge produced by WPHF grantees and lessons from projects are properly collected and disseminated through a community of practice.


Target group / Beneficiaries

The expert will support WPHF grantees in Africa (around 70 civil society organizations in total by the end of the project).

The number of beneficiaries of this project is estimated to 120,000 women and girls.

Primary geografic focus is Uganda, with support to other countries in Africa (Burundi, D.R.C, Malawi, Mali, Liberia, Nigeria)


- Launch of the calls for proposals

- Review of project proposals by prospective applicants

- Daily monitoring of projects and field missions

- Communications on grantees’ results

- Capacity building for grantees

- Drafting policy and programmatic papers for the Fund

- Contribution to meetings, report and papers from the WPHF Secretariat

- Continued resource mobilization for WPHF



The Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund (WPHF) is looking for an expert to support the Fund in Africa, in the context of both the 20th anniversary of UNSCR1325, and of the significant growth that it is currently experiencing on the continent.

WPHF is a partnership between the UN, Member States and civil society which aims to support women’s meaningful participation in peace and security and humanitarian contexts. Since it was launched in 2016, the WPHF has been supporting 70 civil society organizations working in 6 countries. In 2019, the WPHF has seen a significant growth of its portfolio, due to increased momentum around WPS issues ahead of the 20th anniversary of UNSCR1325 as well as strong evidence of WPHF’s added value on the ground. In 2019, the WPHF has gone from 1 country of operations on the continent (Burundi) to 7 countries (Burundi, Mali, DRC, Malawi, Liberia, Nigeria and Uganda). ADA supports WPHF activities in UGANDA with EUR 2 Mio (2757-00/2019)

project number2757-01/2019
source of fundingOEZA
sector Staatsführung & Zivilgesellschaft, allgemein
modalityOther technical assistance
marker Gender: 2, Democracy: 1
  • Policy marker: are used to identify, assess and facilitate the monitoring of activities in support of policy objectives concerning gender equality, aid to environment, participatory development/good governance, trade development and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Activities targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions include the identification of biodiversity, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and desertification.
    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
  • Type of Aid – Aid modalities: classifies transfers from the donor to the first recipient of funds such as budget support, core contributions and pooled programmes and funds to CSOs and multilateral organisations, project-type interventions, experts and other technical assistance, scholarships and student costs in donor countries, debt relief, administrative costs and other in-donor expenditures.
  • Purpose/ sector code: classifies the specific area of the recipient’s economic or social structure, funded by a bilateral contribution.
  • Tied/Untied: Untied aid is defined as loans and grants whose proceeds are fully and freely available to finance procurement from all OECD countries and substantially all developing countries. Transactions are considered tied unless the donor has, at the time of the aid offer, clearly specified a range of countries eligible for procurement which meets the tests for “untied” aid.