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