United Nations Development Programme within the framework of the project “Improving the System of Social Protection of Population in Line with Priorities of Social Modernization” announce a competition of grant projects aimed at piloting various forms of employment for socially vulnerable groups of population considering gender aspect.

The purpose of the grant: to pilot and promote the innovative forms and models of employment of persons with disabilities among the youth, women and persons with disabilities of 1-2 group with intact mental capacity, but limited physical capacity, and (or) the difficulty in movement.

The projects should be focused on:

• Creation and (or) the extension of employment opportunities for people with disabilities;

• Increase of employment and entrepreneurship activity of persons with disabilities, including through the cooperation of knowledge, material and labor resources;

• Support of start-ups and initiatives of non-governmental organizations by persons with disabilities, aimed at maximizing the involvement of people with disabilities to working activity;

• Preparation and/or advanced training of human resources in the field of vocational rehabilitation of the disabled.

Applications should be submitted to the UNDP Office 14 Bokiekhan Street, office #304, Astana, Kazakhstan not later than 17:00, 24 March 2017 (travel not paid).

Detailed information about the competition is available in the attached documents: ToR , Application.

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