Advertised by : United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR)

Date: 27/07/2017


The Regional Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in South Africa (UNHCR) in Pretoria invites all qualified research groups to submit a firm offer for a research study on Refugee and Asylum Seeking Representative Structures and their Communities in South Africa. The objectives are:

i. An overview of existing communities amongst the population of concern;

ii. Map refugee and asylum seeker representative structures and responsibilities and analyze their degree of representativeness and legitimacy;

iii. Analyze community-based protection and solutions initiatives, including an analysis on whether persons of concern use local social support structures;

iv. Obtain ideas and guidance from refugees on how to build legitimate representation and strengthen community-based protection; and

v. Provide recommendations for a community representation and engagement model in South Africa.

Relevant bidding documents, including the Terms of Reference, will be sent to all interested parties. Please contact Luzelle Lestrade,, for the bidding documents.

Bids must be sent by email only to:, copied to and Closing date and time for submission of the offers is 10 August 2017. Offers received after the closing date will not be considered.

Closing date and time for submission of the offers is 10 August 2017.