Call for proposals for organizations in Kazakhstan: Conducting training for parents with vulnerable children to provide psychological and social support in ensuring learning and education throughout life

15 April 2022

Deadline for proposals: 22 April 2022

UNESCO invites organizations in Kazakhstan to participate in a call for project proposals for Conducting training for parents with vulnerable children to provide psychological and social support in ensuring learning and education throughout life.

The training to be held within a joint UNDP, UNESCO and UN Women project, the Acceleration of a Digital Social Services Delivery Model to address the needs of the most vulnerable in Kazakhstan. The project builds upon existing digital tools to deliver a platform capable of rapidly and efficiently collecting, integrating and processing information on the most vulnerable groups in Kazakhstan, to help analyze, target and process support for key groups. UNESCO will build capacity of parents, especially women, who are the main caregivers and have become even more vulnerable in times of emergencies to cope with individual, family and interpersonal hardships, to provide support for families with vulnerable children. This support will focus on building resilience to future crises and addressing personal, mental and other social difficulties in order to ensure continuous learning and growth for children.

UNESCO is looking for organizations that have expertise and experience in the following:
  • developing and providing workshops for parents on how to organize learning at home for children with special needs,
  • strengthening psychological and social support for families and children,
  • understand the daily needs of children,
  • coping with sustained socio-emotional stress,
  • understanding rights and entitlements and how to advocate for them.

    In addition to the abovementioned training topics, special emphasis is to be placed on developing UNESCOs advocacy through the engagement of a suitable specialist.

    The following criteria are mandatory for the entity submitting the proposal:
  • Legal Entity registered in Kazakhstan
  • Proven institutional expertise with minimum 2 similar trainings conducted in the past and minimum 2 years of experience linked to providing trainings on psychological and social support for parents of children with special needs in Kazakhstan (the list of trainings shall be included in the proposal)
  • Institutional experience reflected in previous work relevant to the current assignment within the past 2 years
  • Ability to deliver trainings for parents in the Kazakh and Russian languages (sample of training programmes in the Kazakh and Russian languages to be included in the proposal)

    The following expertise is desirable for the entity submitting the proposal:
  • Previous experience working with any of the UN agencies and/or international organizations, NGOs with specification of projects/services provided and with minimum of 1 reference (project name, contact person and contacts to be indicated in the proposal);
  • Personnel
    Prospective contractors shall propose the composition of a team that will ensure adequate personnel and competencies to carry out and control the quality of the trainings that to be conducted. This will include a designated team leader.
    a) Team leader shall have a minimum of 5 years of experience in providing support to parents with children with special needs as well as have an experience and expertise in the area of inclusive education with indication of the projects and working groups engaged in Kazakhstan in the CV;
    b) At least 3 trainers in the team to provide trainings on psychological and social, education and legal support respectively for parents with indication of relevant education and experience in their CVs.

    More detailed information on the Scope of Work, Timeline and Tasks can be found in  ToR-eng.pdf .

    How to Apply
    Send an expression of interest and information about your organization to no later than 6:00 p.m. April 22, 2022.

    The proposal (free format) with the relevant information on the organization, its experience and proposed workplan for the assignment in PDF format must be provided in English or Russian languages along with the budget breakdown and include your contact information (cell phone, email). The budget can be calculated either in KZT or USD.

    For any questions, please contact Meirgul Alpysbayeva, Education Officer at

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