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UNFPA is currently concluding the second Country Programme Cycle that ends in 31 December 2019 and will start the third Country Programme Cycle for the period 2020 – 2024 in alignment with the new UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework UNSDCF (2020 – 2024), the Iraq Vision 2030, the National Development Plan 2018-2022 and the UN Reform Roadmap 2016. 

The new programme has been developed in consultation with a wide spectrum of partners including government, civil society, development partners, United Nations Organizations, academia, etc. that will be implemented at both national and sub-national levels.  The direct beneficiaries of the programme are mainly women and young people. The program will address reproductive health issues, prevention of and response to Gender-Based Violence and integrating youth in reproductive health and gender equality programmes as well as working on Population Development Strategies.

In contributing to the above, the programme adopts a mode of engagement that employs the following strategies: (a) advocacy and policy; (b) capacity development (c) knowledge management; (d) partnerships and (e) service delivery.

The UNFPA Iraq third Country Programme Document (CPD) 2020-2024 will focus on the following Outputs:

Sexual and Reproductive Health

  • Strengthened national capacity for the provision of high-quality integrated SRH services, especially for the most vulnerable populations, including women, young people, internally displaced people and those in refugee camps.
  • Increased national capacity for demand creation of SRH services, including the provision of information, especially for women and young people.

Adolescents and Youth

Young people, particularly adolescent girls, are more empowered to make informed choices about their sexual and reproductive health and rights, exercise leadership and participate in sustaining peace.

Gender Equality and Women’s empowerment

Improved capacity of Government, human rights institutions, local civil society organizations and communities to prevent and respond to gender-based violence, including in humanitarian settings

Population dynamics

Improved national population data systems for better availability, analysis and accessibility of evidence-based information on population dynamics for the formulation of rights-based policies.

UNFPA is in the process of identifying partners; Local Non-governmental Organization, International Non-governmental Organization and Civil Society Organizations for collaboration in the implementation of the third Country Programme.  

Those interested in participating in this collaboration are invited to send their expression of interest (with the required information) either in hard copies to:

UNFPA Office, UNAMI United Nations Compound, Green/International Zone, Baghdad, Iraq or UNFPA sub-office, United Nations Compound, Erbil, Iraq, clearly marked Expression of Interest.

Or in soft copies to the email:

Kindly create a folder with your organization name in Google drive, upload the information below and share the link with us by email.

Enclosing the information listed below;

  • Organization Profile.
  • Full legal name and address of applying institution/organisation
  • Copy of valid legal registration in the country
  • Documented fulfilment of tax obligations and tax registration number
  • Copy of audited financial statements for the past three years.
  • Short description of existing program relevant to UNFPA (Maximum 2 pages).
  • The governorates/ districts where the applying institutions are currently active.

All documents must be sent by close of business 10 January 2020.

Upon receipt of the above information from partners. UNFPA will pre-select applicants and contact them to be engaged in the planning process.

Thank you for your interest and looking forward to hearing from you.