Introduction and background
A woman founded and women led organization operating in the Masvingo and southern part of Midlands Provinces calls for Expressions of Interest from consultants.
The organisation was created to offer open, safe and inclusive platforms for participation of women and girls including women and girls with disabilities and women living with HIV/AIDS in a quest to ensure empowerment of women socially and economically. The vision, mission and approach of the organisation are informed by personal experience of founders, community needs assessment and gaps within national policies and; community and national development discourse. The organisation, therefore desires to create platforms for meaningful involvement and effective participation in national, regional and community spaces.
The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a unique process which involves a periodic review of the human rights records of all 193 UN Member States. It was established when the Human Rights Council was created on 15 March 2006 by the UN General Assembly in resolution 60/251. The UPR is a significant innovation of the Human Rights Council which is based on equal treatment for all countries. It provides an opportunity for all States to declare what actions they have taken to improve the human rights situations in their countries and to overcome challenges to the enjoyment of human rights. The UPR also includes a sharing of best human rights practices around the globe. Currently, no other mechanism of this kind exists.
The UPR assess the extent to which States respect their human rights obligations set out in:
- The UN Charter.
- The Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
- Human rights instruments to which the State is party (human rights treaties ratified by the State concerned).
- Voluntary pledges and commitments made by the State (e.g. national human rights policies and/or programmes implemented).
- Applicable international humanitarian law.
It is within this background that this organisation seeks to engage the services of a consultant who can develop a monitoring framework to track progress made on the implementation of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) recommendations for Zimbabwe post the 40th Human Rights Council. The framework will be used to develop annual reports to be used to develop an Alternative Report before the next cycle. The consultant will also develop data collection tools that will be used by communities and CBOs to collect data for the UN Shadow report.
The consultant will work with the Programs Unit and reporting to the Director of the organization. It is expected that a monitoring framework to track progress made on the implementation of the Universal Periodic Review will be developed over a period of 13 days
Duties and Responsibilities
- To develop a monitoring framework to track progress made on the implementation of the Universal Periodic Review Draft.
- To develop data collection tools that will be used by communities (women, youth and persons with disabilities) and CBOs.
- Present the monitoring framework and the data collection to communities, CBOs and development partners.
- The Consultant is expected to produce a monitoring framework with data collection tools for use for communities (women, youth and persons with disabilities) and CBOs to track progress made on the implementation of the Universal Periodic Review.
- The Consultant is expected to present and share the monitoring framework and the data collection tools to communities and CBOs who will collect, analyze, present and share the Shadow report to the UN.
Qualifications and Experience
- A postgraduate university degree in Monitoring and evaluation or equivalent; at least five years in research of which at least 2-3 years must be with international law, human rights law and/or development issues.
- Experience or conversant with UPR processes is an added advantage
- Experience and proven proficiency in UN processes, working with communities, data collection and research.
- In addition, the candidate must possess strong writing skills; all applicants are required to submit at least two copies of relevant publications or previous work.
How to Apply
In light of the above, the organisation wishes to invite suitably qualified consultants to submit expressions of interest as per the scope of work indicated above. Expressions of interest should include the following:
- A capability statement.
- Attach resume of individual who will undertake the task.
- The consultant’s technical proposal.
- Methodology of how the task will be accomplished.
- A work plan with detailed activities, milestones, timeframes and fees charged.
- Proposed consultancy fees payment schedule.
- Three contactable referees from similar previous work done.
During the application process, the organisation will not charge any fee nor will it require any payment for an application to be considered. The organisation is an equal employer and employs personnel without regard to race, place of origin, language, creed, religion, gender, marital status and or physical disability: persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Applications should be directed to: email@example.com
Deadline: 23 March 2023