Size of grant: 150,000 US$

Purpose of CFP: Promoting integration of host and refugee communities is a part of UN-Habitat’s engagement in planning the development of Kalobeyei settlement. To this regard, an implementing partner is sought to gather data on inclusivity and access to existing public spaces and implement a participatory construction of a priority public space in Kalobeyei for use by both host and refugee communities.

Project Key Information
  • UN-Habitat Project title : Supporting Inclusive Accessibility to Public Spaces for a Strengthened Conflict-Resolution Strategy for Refugee-Host Community Integration in Kalobeyei.’
  • Locations
    • Town/City: Kalobeyei
    • Country: Kenya
  • Anticipated start date: 1st August 2021
  • Estimated duration of project in calendar months:  12
  • Maximum proposed value in US$: 150,000
  • Lead Organization Unit: Planning Finance and Economy Section, Urban Practices Branch
Brief Background of the Project

UN-Habitat’s work has been instrumental in promoting good practices for promoting integration between refugee and host communities. In line with this mandate, UN-Habitat has been supporting member states including Kenya in developing well-planned and efficient human settlements, with adequate access to housing, infrastructure, and universal access to employment and basic services such as water, energy, and sanitation. 
In 2016, UN-Habitat partnered with UNHCR and Turkana County Government to prepare an integrated spatial development framework including a spatial plan for Kalobeyei Settlement that would reduce conflict and promote social cohesion among communities. UN-Habitat was engaged in designing to address host community stabilization and development including addressing the continued influx of refugee and host communities or risk of unplanned growth around the settlement which could undermine long-term sustainability imperatives which would bring about land-conflict issues between refugee and host communities.

The purpose of this call is to provide evidence on access and inclusivity of existing public spaces in Kalobeyei in light of COVID-19 and establish existing gaps and opportunities. This data will be used to inform design and development OR maintenance of public spaces thereby promoting inclusive access and strengthening host-refugee community integration.

Main activities and outputs

The primary components of this project include: (ⅰ) Conducting a settlement wide survey on inclusivity and accessibility of public spaces by host and refugee members (ii)Preparing a participatory design strategy for a new public space OR a maintenance strategy for an existing public space, to promote accessible and inclusive public spaces and (iii) Implementation of a participatory construction of a public space, OR maintenance exercise for an existing public space in Kalobeyei.

The implementing partner will undertake main activities as follows, but not limited to:

  • Carry out a comprehensive survey including, Focus Group Discussions (FGD), Key Informant Interviews (KII), mapping and accessibility analysis of existing public spaces for user populations (youth, children, women, elderly populations, persons with disabilities) within and around Kalobeyei settlement.
  • Conduct an analysis of the survey results, establish gaps and opportunities comparing with global best practices, and provide a comprehensive report on the findings. 
  • Develop practical designs and drawings for a new public space and /OR rehabilitation/maintenance strategies for existing public spaces to enhance access and inclusivity in the COVID-19 pandemic context.
  • Conduct a survey on the existing construction and maintenance skills within the host and refugee community of Kalobeyei.
  • Provide technical training for host and refugee members to bridge skill gaps as identified.
  • Carry out a participatory construction of a public space, OR maintenance of existing public spaces in Kalobeyei as applicable.
  • Ensure close collaboration with UN-Habitat office to align the implementation process with UN-Habitat approaches and to facilitate community participation in all aspects of the project.
  • Develop a final detailed project report capturing the developed strategy, implementation OR maintenance process undertaken of the public spaces, technical trainings utilized for the project.
  • Provide logistical support necessary to implement the project,
Risk Analysis

Operational risk, where locally controlled groups can go on strike or attempt to sabotage the process.


International staff/consultants will take the computer-based training "security in the field". The training makes the staff/consultants aware of the possible risks and how to deal with them

Armed conflict might at a certain stage cause postponement or delay at work.

Low / Medium

Depending on UNDSS report on conflict areas, the staff will stop visiting the sites until they are cleared by UNDSS

Social, cultural risks relevant to the possible tension between refugees from different ethnics among these groups themselves and with hosting communities.


Preventive measures to be considered in the community mobilization, training sessions and other organized events in addition to support together with local partners

Health risks due to Covid - 19


Measures recommended by WHO, Kenyan ministry of health, JMS and other applicable medical and government agencies to be adhered to strictly.

Eligibility Criteria



Submission Details/ Documents Required



Legal Status

Organization profile and details

  • Clear organization profile and structure of the organization indicating:
    • Organization’s vision, mission and objectives
    • Management structure
    • Members of the Governing Board and their Designations duly certified by the Corporate Secretary, or its equivalent document
    • Proof of membership to professional associations if any.
  • Provide a certified copy of the organization’s constitution or by-laws.
  • Evidence of experience working in refugee settlements such as Kalobeyei
  • Provide copies of project monitoring policies and procedures
  • Provide copies of procurement policies and procedures
  • Description and key features and controls of the accounting system used
  • Provide location and list of office facilities, vehicles and office equipment locally available to implement the project


Financial Capacity

Exclusive bank account

  • Is the organization willing and able to have a separate bank account for the funds provided by UN-Habitat?

Integrity and Governance

Selection Criteria




Submission Details/ Documents Required



1.   Technical capacity



1.1 Does the organization have the relevant experience and proven track record in implementing activities in the areas of the project?

Has it managed in the past projects of similar technical complexities and financial size?

Is the project linked with the core business of the IP?


1.2 Does the organization have qualified technical staff with the experience and the technical skills required by the project?

What is the staff size, type, qualification and education background?

  • CVs of key management staff, technical and non-technical staff that will be involved on the project
  • How many technical staff do you have in the concerned Country for implementing the project? Is there reasonable assurance that such technical staff required by the project will continue to be available as needed in the Project?


1.3 Does the organization have a clear and strong link with an identifiable constituency relevant to the targeted population of the project?

Does it have the ability to impact on the targeted population and on the issues?

Does it have strong presence in the field and for how long?

Does it have adequate capacity to work in key areas/regions where the proposed field activities will be implemented?


1.4 Does the organization possess adequate physical facilities, office equipment, transport, etc. to implement the activities?


1.5 Does the organization have formal procedures to monitor project execution (e.g. milestones, outputs, expenditures…)



2.   Financial and administrative capacity



2.1 Has the organization been in operation over a period of at least 2 years to demonstrate its financial sustainability and relevance?


2.2 Does the organization have qualified staff in Finance? Is the current accounting system computerized and does have the capacity to collect and provide separate financial reports on the activities executed under the Agreement of Cooperation?

Does it have systems and practices to monitor and report whether the project deliverables and expenditures are within agreed time and budget?

Does it have minimum segregation of duties in place (separation between project management, finance/accounting and executive office)



2.3 Does the organization have the capacity to procure goods and services on a transparent and competitive basis? (if applicable) check for procurement unit with experienced staff


2.4 Does the organization have formal procedures and controls to mitigate fraud such as multiple signature signatories on bank accounts, reporting and prosecution of incidences of fraud?


2.5 Does the organization have capacity to provide in-kind, financial, personnel contribution as UN-Habitat Implementing Partner in this present project? Please give details of contribution nature and size.



3.   Financial Proposal




3.1 Is the budget for each component of the activity to be performed by the Implementing Partner

(i) cost-effective (i.e. the cost should be economical and prudently estimated to avoid any under/over estimation)

(ii) justifiable/well supported and

(iii) accurate and complete


Budget Proposal <>

  • BOQ (if applicable)
  • Other supporting documents



4.   Technical Proposal




4.1 The technical proposal is sound and responds adequately to the specifications and requirements?

Technical Proposal document <>



Cumulative score for ratios



  1. Interested Organizations must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (brochure, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, etc).
  2. The CFP and accompanying documents must be received in accordance with instructions provided. Applications to be sent to with cc to, and CFP submitted to a different email address other than the specified one will not be considered.
  3. CFP from applicants failing to provide the complete information to fulfill the basic eligibility criteria will be considered non-responsive.
  4. CFP received after the above deadline will not be considered
  5. Organizations will be selected in accordance with the procedure set out in the UN-Habitat IP Management policy and Standard Operating Procedures.
  6. CFP from applicants failing to provide the requested information will be disregarded.
  7. This CFP does not entail any commitment on the part of UN-Habitat, either financial or otherwise. UN-Habitat reserves the right to accept or reject any or all Proposals without incurring any obligation to inform the affected applicant(s) of the grounds.
  8. All documents that the Partner has obtained externally must be certified as true copies of the originals by a Notary Public (NP), Commissioner of Oaths (CO) or its equivalent.
  9. All prices must be in USD


Call for Proposal (PDF)