Submit project proposals

Project Proposals

Conduct and discipline practitioners, Field Victims’ Rights Advocates/Senior Victims’ Rights Officers, relevant UN entities networks such as Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse and Gender-Based Violence networks play a crucial role to identify and inform the Trust Fund Implementing Office of any local assistance and support service gaps that could be addressed through funding. They can also coordinate proposals and project ideas for submission to the Trust Fund Implementing Office.

The Trust Fund is not intended as a financial compensation programme and will therefore not disburse funds directly to individual victims and/or children born as a result of sexual exploitation and abuse. The Trust Fund provides funding to eligible entities or organizations that provide assistance and support services to these beneficiaries.

Entities from the UN system (Secretariat, agencies, funds and programmes) and non-UN organizations that provide assistance and support to victims of sexual exploitation and abuse and children born as a result of sexual exploitation and abuse are eligible to submit project proposals.

Project proposals can be submitted on a rolling basis, by open call and/or specific invitations. The Trust Fund Implementing Office offers relevant guidelines for completion and submission of project proposals. All proposals should include a detailed breakdown of activities and related cost. Conduct and discipline practitioners and relevant networks should conduct an initial review of proposals in line with established criteria. A list of eligible proposals shall be transmitted to the Trust Fund Implementing Office (uberoi@un.org) for review and action.

Project Approval

The Trust Fund Implementing Office shall review eligible proposals and prepare a short-list of proposals with recommendations to the Review Committee for final approval and selection. Support and service gaps and project proposals shall be reviewed in consultation with the Victims’ Rights Advocates and the Field Victims’ Rights Advocates/Senior Victims’ Rights Officers, as appropriate.

The Trust Fund Review Committee shall approve eligible proposals in accordance with the Trust Fund Terms of Reference, and existing regulatory and programme management frameworks. The Trust Fund Implementing Office consults with the Victims’ Rights Advocate on eligible proposals prior to the meeting of the Review Committee.

The Review Committee shall select proposals according to their direct linkage to the purpose of the Trust Fund, including:

  • relevance to the assistance and support service needs of the location;
  • cost effectiveness and fiscal responsibility in relation to providing the services; and,
  • the ability of the implementing partner to monitor and report on performance to the Trust Fund Implementing Office.

When a project proposal is approved, an agreement is signed between the UN and the implementing partner to specify the terms and conditions under which the implementing partner receives funds, as well as the monitoring and evaluation modalities.  

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