UNHCR Representation in Somalia

UN Common Compound AAIA

P.O Box 43801 00100




    1. Introduction

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is a global organization dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people. In Somalia, UNHCR provides protection and assistance to refugees, asylum seekers and internally displaced persons in Somaliland, Puntland, Galmadug and central regions, South West States, Jubaland and Mogadishu. This is achieved through the Representation Office in Mogadishu and seven other offices spread throughout Somalia. UNHCR carries out its mandate through collaboration and partnership with both operational and implementing organizations to provide protection and assistance to persons of concern. Such partnerships cover a wide and constantly evolving spectrum of complementary and mutually supportive activities, which form basis for successful implementation of UNHCR’s Programmes.


    1. Objective of the Call for Expression of Interest

The purpose of the call for Expression of Interest is to solicit interest from existing or prospective registered

International and Local Organizations (who wish to participate in UNHCR’s implementation of 2021 – 2022 projects in Somalia, while contributing complementary resources (human resources, knowledge, funds, in kind, and/or equipment) for achieving common and agreed objectives.


    1. Eligibility

The call for expression of interest is open to international and local non-governmental organizations that have authority to operate in Somalia. The partners must be willing to work with all intended beneficiaries, regardless of their race, religion, nationality, political opinion or gender, and must provide assistance on the basis of identified needs only, without linking assistance, directly or indirectly, to any ethnic, religious or political consideration.


Potential partners must meet four basic conditions for them to be considered:

    1. Must be legally registered at the location of their Headquarters and/or in the country where they are operating;
    2. Must have the authority to operate a bank account in the country of implementation and the ability to maintain separate accounting records for expenditures incurred on behalf of UNHCR;
    3. Must demonstrate financial reliability through the production of annually audited financial statements;
    4. Must be willing to adhere to the rules and procedures of UNHCR for project partnership agreement implementation, to follow UNHCR’s established policies, and to comply with the laws and policies of the country in which it operates.


    1. How to apply

Interested applicants should register in the UN Partner Portal on where detailed Calls for Expression of Interest (CEoI) have been posted. For guidance on registering your organization in the UN Partner Portal please follow this link

Applicants should clearly indicate the Call(s) they are responding to by quoting CEoI number in their submission. Details with Submission Instructions have been placed in the Calls for Expression of Interest (CEoI), please read the instructions carefully before completing your submission. Applicants can respond to more than one Call.

Any queries regarding this Call for Expression of Interest, please feel free to contact UNHCR on email: and for any inquiries about the UN Partner Portal, please contact on email:


Deadline for the submissions of the CEoI is 31st August 2020; 1700 hrs EAT

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