Size of grant: US$ 70,000
Purpose of CFP:
Engage the Implementing Partner (IP) to establish an innovative space for learning and working in the public library at Nawfal Palace, Tripoli. The IP is required to submit a proposal covering all aspects of the project to ensure a complete library suite and archiving services as outlined in this ToR. The assignment involves support in implementing a new Integrated Library System in the public library at Nawfal Palace in Tripoli to improve access, quality, and overall usage of the library by the community.
The primary objectives of this assignment are:
1. Archive and label existing books: this involves the implementation and customization of an open-source software as the new Integrated Library System-ILS for the library, which meets the library’s needs for cataloging and circulation. The installed system is expected to be user-friendly and accessible to library staff and users, including children. The system will be tested to ensure it meets the library’s needs and requirements.
2. Provide training and support to library staff: This includes building the skills of existing staff on the proper operations and maintenance of the open-source software, ensuring the best use of and a smooth integration of the new system.
3. Raise the awareness of the community on the use of books: the IP is expected to develop communication and awareness raising messages on the use of books that will be adopted and disseminated by the municipality of Tripoli to the public.
Submission Start Date: 19 September 2023
Submission Deadline Date and time Extended: 04 October 2023, 14:00 pm Beirut time
An online informative session will be held on 26 September 2023 at 10:00 am; attendance to this session is recommended to ensure all project details are briefed. To attend the session, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org expressing interest and an MS Teams invitation link will be shared with you accordingly.
Proposals to be submitted in soft copy stamped and signed before deadline via e-mail to:
Project Key Information
- Project title: Establish an innovative space for learning and working in the public library at Nawfal Palace, Tripoli.
- Town/City: Tripoli – North Lebanon
- Country: Lebanon
- Anticipated start date: 1 November 2023
- Estimated duration of project: 4 months
- Maximum proposed value in US$: 70,000
- Lead Organization within UN-Habitat Lebanon: Municipal Empowerment and Resilience Project (MERP)
Brief Background of the Project
The ‘Municipal Empowerment and Resilience Project’ (MERP) is a joint initiative by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Human Settlement Programme (UN-Habitat). The project is implemented in partnership with the Ministry of Interior and Municipalities (MoIM) and is funded by the European Union (EU) through EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis, the ‘Madad Fund’.
The project aims to strengthen the long-term resilience of subnational authorities in Lebanon as well as host communities, refugees and displaced persons affected by the Syrian Crisis. To achieve this, the Project engages in a three-pronged approach: MERP aims to 1) strengthen processes, procedures and practices to enable municipalities and Union of Municipalities (UoMs) to deliver effective and efficient services in a transparent and accountable manner; 2) empower municipalities and UoMs to facilitate local economic development (LED) and to deliver basic services that address the needs of both host and refugee populations, and; 3) support communities to engage in municipal processes and procedures to ensure that municipalities UoMs are responsive to their needs. These objectives include efforts to support the government of Lebanon at national level to strengthen the enabling environment for local governments i.e., municipalities and UoMs, and to better respond to the needs of communities.
The project’s geographic areas of intervention are the Urban Community Al Fayhaa, the Federation of Municipalities of the Northern and Coastal Matn, and the UoM of Tyre with a total of 92 partner municipalities.