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Protection through the Provision of NFIs/Shelter
assistance to IDPs

North West and South West Regions, Cameroun
and Host Communities

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
(UNHCR) is a non-for-profit, humanitarian
organization, and agency of the United Nations. The
mandate of the High Commissioner was established
by the resolution 319 A (IV) of 3 December 1949,
and provided with its Statute in resolution 428 (V) of
14 December 1950. The Statute stipulates that the
High Commissioner "acting under the authority of
the General Assembly, shall assume the function of
providing international protection to refugees,
stateless people and other people of concern, and of
seeking permanent solutions to their problems." In
Cameroon, UNHCR established its presence since
1982 and has provided its services to Refugees,
Asylum seekers, Returnees, Internally Displaced
Persons and to People facing the Risk of
Statelessness. As of September 2018, Cameroon is
home to some 696,097 People of Concern to UNHCR,
including 263,206 Central African, and 100,504
Nigerian refugees. UNHCR currently runs 10 offices
within the country, including a Representation in
Yaoundé, 3 Sub Offices (Bertoua, Meiganga, Maroua),
5 Field Offices (Batouri, Djohong, Touboro, Douala
and Buea) and 1 Field Unit (Kousseri).
The current security situation in the North West and
South West regions (NwSw) is unfavorable. It is
marked by a spiral of violence characterized by
attacks, exactions, killings, abductions and multiple
incidents of human rights violations. These attacks
and counter-attacks have resulted in deaths,
violence, forced displacements of populations.
The number of displaced populations in the NwSw
regions has been rising exponentially in a few
months since November 2017 due to the unabated
spiral of violence. In February 2018, based on
estimates communicated by the Catholic Church,
there were a total of 25,775 IDPs (some 5,155
Households) in the Meme and Manyu divisions of the
South West region. At the end of March 2018, as
violence spread to more villages, including in Mamfe
and Monge/Kumba subdivisions of the South West
region, an UN-OCHA inter-agency assessment
mission reported that the number of displaced
people had reached 40,000. By April 2018, the North
West and South West regions had been so seriously
affected by the crisis that the number of displaced
persons had reached as many as 160,000 people (of
which 150,000 in the South West and 10,000 in
North West regions). To date, estimates by
Humanitarian Organizations indicate that the
instability has uprooted a no less than 437,515
people (including 350,919 in the North West and
South West regions, the rest settling in neighboring
towns, forests and villages). A larger number of the
displaced people have settled in deep forests while
others are found in villages and towns spread across
the abovementioned areas.
In addition to the mounting number of protection
incidents and human rights violations, the crisis has
also had a daunting toll on people lives, in particular
with regard to loss of goods and property and
destruction of peoples' means of livelihood. As
violence escalated, cases of arson attacks and
destruction of property are numerous. On 17 October
2017, late in the evening, one of the sections of the
Catholic Primary School in Manji was burnt down.
Between 2pm and 4pm on the same day, two private
homes in Menji were destroyed. In early December
2017, rag-tag armed men damaged houses and stole
valuable items and money from residents of the
Kajifu area. In one particularly violent incident that
was followed by a procession of dispossessions of
goods and massive destruction of property the
Kwakwa village was forcibly vacated before being
burnt down. The affected regions have suffered a
very rapid deterioration of living conditions, a
collapse of means of livelihood as well as heightened
abuses affecting the entire population, in particular
children, women and the elderly. As the flare of
violence increased, the majority of IDPs report to
have departed from their homes in total depravation
of vital domestic goods. In spite of the very little
information that is available due to reduced access to
the affected areas, all assessment missions have
reported that the displaced populations are deprived
of any basic needs – including vital domestic items –
and appropriate shelter and infrastructure.
Approximatively 70% of the IDPs have moved into
forests with no access to adequate shelter or basic
household items. The lucky ones have constructed
makeshift houses offering no protection to bad
weather and animal attacks, but most IDPs
households have absolutely no access to a living
space. According to latest assessments, the majority
of the remaining IDPs are living in host families and a
small percentage is renting apartments in urban or
peri-urban areas. Both groups are living in
overcrowded and cramped conditions, with their
resources of both IDPs and host families being
In accordance with its responsibilities with regard to
internal displacements, UNHCR, is the Global Lead of
the Shelter/NFI Cluster and is responsible for
coordinating Shelter & NFIs response interventions.
It is in this regard that, along with other actors,
UNHCR established a presence in Buea (and soon in
Bamenda) where it has deployed an Emergency
Response Program with an NFI/Shelter component
focusing on the provision of Core relief items and
Shelter Assistance to IDPs and Host Communities.
UNHCR hereby invites competent National and
International Organizations to express their interest
for engaging with UNHCR in 2019 in an
implementation collaboration, as per the indicated

The overall objective of this Project is to contribute to
the improvement of the protection situation of IDPs
and Host communities, through the provision of Basic
Domestic Items and Shelter Assistance.
Specifically, this project seeks, inter alia, to:
• Contribute to the definition and implementation of
a Shelter/NFI response strategy within the Cluster,
• Identify shelter and NFI needs of IDPs, and
prioritizing the most vulnerable among IDP
• Source and/or procure of IDPs shelter and NFI
assistance, with due consideration of host
• Distribute NFI and Shelter assistance to IDPs in
accordance with UNHCR and Cluster standards,
protocols and strategies,
• Repair and/or construct of approved shelter types
for the most vulnerable IDP
• Implement any other shelter modalities identified
by the cluster in its shelter/NFI strategy,
• Facilitate Shelter/NFI advocacy initiatives of the
Shelter/NFI Cluster,
• Contribute to the elaboration of UNHCR and
Shelter/NFI Cluster's assessments, contingency
plans and definition of standards and protocols
• Share sector-related information according to
agreed protocols through regular, flash reports, and

• Internally Displaced Persons: 150,000 people in
the North West region (Boyo, Bui, Donga-Matung,
Menchum, Mezam, Momo and Ngo-Ketunjia
departments), and South West region (Fako, Kupe-
Manenguba, Lebialem, Manyu, Meme and Ndian
• Host Communities: Populations living in the same
areas as IDPs.
01/01/2019 – 31/12/2019

SUBMISSION DEADLINE : 18/11/2018 at 16H00
• Physically in sealed envelope at any UNHCR office
in Cameroon.
• Electronically through the UNHCR Partner Portal

Criteria Criteria Description Weighting
1 Sector expertise and experience: the required specific skills, sector specialists, 20 pts
knowledge and human resources.
2 Contribution of resources: evidenced and documented contribution of resources to 20 pts
the Project in cash or in-kind (e.g. human resources, supplies and/or equipment) by
the Partner that are presently available (or potentially mobilized by the Partner) in
order to supplement UNHCR resources.
3 Project management: Ability to deliver project objectives, accountability mechanisms 20 pts
and sound financial management (for example Internal Control Mechanisms etc.)
taking into account audit results of the previous funded projects, past performance
and the external audit of Partners’ financial statements, where applicable.

4 Procurement Capabilities: Demonstrate capability to conduct procurement in a 20 pts
professional and transparent manner. To be pre-qualified to conduct procurement by
a UN organization, supported by the existing and clear procurement policy and its
application in ongoing operations as well as the availability of appropriate staffing
will be an advantage.

5 Local experience and presence: ongoing programme in the area of operation; local 10 pts
knowledge; engaging IDPs and host populations; trust from local communities; local
presence; Partner policy on community relations; complaint mechanisms for persons
of concern; self-organized groups of persons of concern; and other factors that would
facilitate access to and better understanding of the persons of concern and that
would reduce administrative difficulties.

6 Experience working with UNHCR: global and/or local Partnerships including 10 pts
knowledge of UNHCR policies, practices and programmes, including an understanding
of and ability to work within UNHCR’s funding limitations and associated inherent
risks. Partners that have three consecutive qualified audit opinions for UNHCR-funded
projects may not be considered.

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Physically in sealed envelope at any UNHCR office in Cameroon.

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