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Posted date: 2020-Jun-19
Avocats Sans Frontiers‚Äô (ASF) IS LOOKING FOR a consultant/Group of Consultants to Build up a monitoring system and tools, a training program for CBHRIA methodology and to facilitate capacity building sessions of Human Rights Monitors and CBO‚Äôs/CSO‚Äôs in Uganda
Assignment to be undertaken from July 2020 to August 2021
Empowering Communities and Civil Society to Demand For Good Governance In Natural Resource Management.
Objective of the assignment
The goal of this assignment is to establish a functioning monitoring system and information database for the monitoring of human rights violations in the context of Extractive Industry activities in Uganda (Karamoja and Bunyoro).
This will be supported by the following outcomes:¬†
¬∑¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Experience designing, planning and implementing a monitoring system and information database
¬∑¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Experience in developing¬†¬† human rights monitoring tools and methodology for use by grassroots community members;
¬∑¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Knowledge of the context of the Extractive Industries in East Africa generally and especially in Uganda;
¬∑¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Experience in using rights based approaches and designing strategies to address human rights related abuses/issues, especially in the context of Natural Resources Management;
¬∑¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Experience in working with Multi stakeholder platforms including CBOs, CSOs, legal aid service providers and community based structures.
¬∑¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Excellent communication and training skills;
¬∑¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Previous experience in capacity building in Community Based Human Rights Assessment and on the use of human rights monitoring tools is considered an asset.
30 working days spread through the project implementation period between July 2020 and August 2021
Please submit applications by the 3rd July, 2020 at 12.00 noon.
‚óŹ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† A cover letter expressing interest in carrying out the consultancy
‚óŹ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† A CV demonstrating relevant skills and experience and names of at least 2 references, preferably from organizations with which the consultant (s) has conducted similar types of work.
‚óŹ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Indicative budget for consultancy fees, detailing the activities, number of days and daily rate
‚óŹ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Sample of similar work done in the past (optional)
‚óŹ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Declare flexibility and availability in agreement with the ASF for the project implementation period from the Month of July 2020 to August 2021.
‚óŹ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† The documents should be submitted to Michael Omara¬† at , momaraasf.be copy to oug-cp2asf.be under subject line Consultancy
General Overview of Avocats Sans Frontiers‚Äô (ASF)
ASF is an independent international non-governmental organization founded in Belgium in 1992, whose mission is to contribute to the establishment of institutions and mechanisms that allow for access to independent and impartial justice, and which are capable of guaranteeing the protection of fundamental rights (civil and political, economic and social), including the right to fair trial. For more than 20 years, ASF has been implementing programs with the aim to facilitating access to justice for the most vulnerable population in fragile states or transition contexts.
ASF‚Äôs strategy rests primarily on:
1)¬† The affirmation of law as a vehicle of change (protection and development); and
2)¬† The promotion of the social role of the lawyer as an agent of change (lawyers are both guaranteeing legal security, and access to human rights via the access to justice and a quality defence).
ASF places lawyers, bar associations and other civil society organisations promoting human rights at the core of this strategy. ASF's intervention strategy includes recognizing access to justice as a fundamental right and an indispensable precondition for realizing and defending other human rights; and building advocates and lawyers' capacity to achieve the above objectives: ensure access to justice and support human rights realisation.
Overview of the Consultancy
ASF in partnership with Advocates for Natural Resources and Development (ANARDE) is currently implementing a two-year project titled; ‚ÄúEmpowering Communities and Civil Society to Demand for Good Governance in Natural Resource Management‚ÄĚ, with support from the Delegation of EU in Uganda. The project‚Äôs general objective is ‚Äúto contribute to good governance in the management of extractive resources in Uganda.‚ÄĚRelying on the established nexus between local participation and good governance, the specific objective of the project is that ‚ÄúAffected local populations demand and have their rights respected and protected at all phases of extractive resources exploitation projects‚ÄĚ. In order to achieve, its specific objective the project will undertake to fulfil three key steps including; 1) local populations being informed about their rights, 2) the local populations being able articulate those rights in a language that can be heard by duty bearers as well as formulate those demands and 3) the duty bearers consequently act upon the demands.
The project has two result areas i.e.
‚óŹ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Result 1: Local populations are able to monitor and frame violations resulting from Extractive Industries projects through harmonized community-based human rights impact assessment (CBHRIA)
‚óŹ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Result 2: The interests of communities affected by EI projects are reflected in policy formulation at national level. The present call falls within the former result area, especially in relation to training of monitors.¬†
Result 1 of the project will be achieved by means of Community-Based Human Rights Impact Assessments (CBHRIA) of selected investment projects. The CBHRIA focuses on building the capacity of local populations through monitors based at the grassroots, to check upon the observance of key rights in the implementation of extractive industry projects. Community monitors will be trained to identify violations and articulate them in the language of human rights by using reporting tools specifically developed to fit their context. The project has conceptualised the¬† key steps in the CBHRIA methodology as follows: (I) the identification of sites/projects to be monitored and of networks of monitors with the involvement of local CBOs¬† (ii) the capacity-building of monitors and establishment of the methodology for the observation and reporting ; (iii) an in-house analysis of the collected data and decision about which solution to bring to the issues highlighted¬† and throughout the implementation (iv) the verification and diffusion of findings and drafting of the reports.
To achieve this result (1), the project will undertake a number of key activities including mapping of local civil society actors and volunteer networks, capacity building of monitors, set up of reporting systems, exchange of experiences with like-minded CSO‚Äôs across the region and presentation of findings arising from the monitoring to local authorities at respective levels.
Following the completion of the key activities relating to mapping of local civil society actors and volunteer networks, building up on monitoring arrangements with the selected Monitors and CBO‚Äôs, the Project intends to hire the services of a consultant to undertake the development of a monitoring system, a training program and conduct technical capacity building sessions for the selected Monitors and CBO‚Äôs across the project areas of Karamoja and Bunyoro.
Goal/Objective of the Consultancy
The goal of this assignment is therefore, according to the detailed scope of work here under, to establish a functioning monitoring system and information database for the monitoring of human rights violations in the context of Extractive Industry activities in Uganda (Karamoja and Bunyoro).
Scope of work
1.¬†¬† Review the relevant key project documents including the project reports, mapping matrix, monitoring arrangements among others.¬†
Deliverables/ Expected Results
Conditions of the mission
Payment shall be made based on deliverables as per the agreed consultancy rates which inform the Agreement. Transport and lodging costs related to activities will be borne by ASF.
b)¬† Sequence of Delivery of the¬†
Number of days ( to be suggested by the consultant
Place of Execution
Review the relevant key project documents including the project reports, mapping matrix, monitoring arrangements among others
Hold discussions with key project staff to get an insight into the project and preparative activities already undertaken by the project.
Build up a contextualised monitoring system/ methodology including reporting tools for observation and reporting of human rights abuses
Develop a contextualised training programme based on the Community Based Human Rights Assessment (CBHRIA) methodology¬†
Conduct capacity building sessions (initial and consequent refresher training) for selected Monitors and Community Based Organisations based on the developed training program
NOTE: Due to Covid-19, there are current travel restrictions to enter Uganda. Depending on the situation, the consultant may have to carry out an online training with the ASF team instead. It is encouraged to reflect both of these options in the proposed budget.
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