UNDP Libya continues to support Libya’s transition toward economic recovery and sustainable development. To respond to the many challenges people in Libya are facing, UNDP approach is to help the country get on a more robust development path by helping the local authorities to restore essential services delivery and livelihoods opportunities and promote social cohesion.
With generous funding from the Republic of Korea, UNDP is supporting the development and implementation of local economic recovery strategies that stimulate growth through employment creation. the project aims at supporting the Libyan Korean Centre (LKC) for Building and Construction Professions, which was established in August 2008 as part of a cooperation agreement between Libya and Korea.
UNDP Libya is launching this call for proposals to engage a qualified INGO through collaborative advantage modality with experience in TVET and grants distribution to support the implementation of a grants award scheme in coordination with the newly established unit of the LKC Career Centre.
The objective of this project is to set up the framework, governance mechanisms and distribute grants to graduates of LKC in pursuit of starting a new business. The grants aim to operational service professions (mobile repair, construction, welders, installation workers, food processing, textile, and other vocations of the LKC) into small enterprises by providing seed capital for the acquisition of the necessary tools, equipment and covering startup costs.
Detailed objectives, related outputs, deliverables and key considerations are provided in the Terms of Reference – Annex I.
The applicants for the project have to meet the following minimum criteria:
The parameters that will determine whether an NGO is eligible to be considered by UNDP will be based on the Capacity Assessment Checklist (CACHE) for NGOs that should be duly completed and submitted alongside supporting documents request.  
Capacity Assessment Checklist (CACHE) For NGO template – Annex III.
The overall indicative grant pool amount made available under this Call for proposal is US Dollars 300,000.00 targeting between 25 to 60 micro and small businesses to be supported. UNDP reserves the right not to award all available funds should the number and quality of applications not meet the criteria. Moreover, UNDP reserves the right not to fund any proposals arising from this Request for Proposals.
 The administrative costs, management costs and the overhead cost reflected in the financial offer should not exceed 25% of the total budget.   
The project will be taking place over a period of 5 months beginning in July 2022 through November 2022. The applying Organizations are requested to submit a clear, detailed work plan for each output/deliverable and the budget within the foreseen timeframe.
The schedule of payments for the INGOs will be agreed upon before the start of the assignment. Payments to INGOs to cover administration and management service costs will be performed in equal proportions on an agreed-upon timeline linked to deliverables and executed upon submission and acceptance of the progress and final reports.
 Applicants shall bear all costs related to proposal preparation and submission.
Applicants must submit their proposals through email mahezabeen.khan@undp.org by June 23rd, 2022 with the subject field Managing grant programme for micro and small businesses established by graduates of the Libyan Korean Centre in vocational Careers”.
PLEASE make all efforts to provide your proposal not exceeding 10 MB size.
The following documents must be submitted in order for the submission to be considered:
Only one submission per organization is allowed. Organizations may not participate in more than one proposal. Once the application is complete and submitted, revised versions of proposal documents will not be accepted. A partial application will not be accepted.
Interested NGOs may obtain further information or clarification by contacting the UNDP Libya office prior to the submission deadline indicated below with the subject field “Managing grant programme for micro and small businesses established by graduates of the Libyan Korean Centre in vocational Careers”.: Request for information” to the following address: nour.elkmisi@undp.org
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