IC Procurement Notice: Consultancy for SOGIR Africa
UNDP Country Office - NIGERIA | Published September 26, 2016 - Deadline October 7, 2016
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) are implementing an 18 month project for Africa, with specific country-level focus in Senegal, Tanzania and Zambia, Uganda, Nigeria and Cameroon as well as regional activities. The project has been designed to contribute to the reduction of human rights violations, inequalities and exclusion experienced by people of diverse sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI). The proposed project aims to strengthen the evidence base, develop advocacy capacity and public information materials, and convene regional and national dialogues that bring together national decision makers from the executive, legislative and judiciary branches of government with civil society organizations, their allies and other stakeholders. The project draws on UNDP’s work on human rights in Africa in the context of HIV and experience in designing and implementing a similar ground-breaking regional initiative. The project also draws on OHCHR's experience combating homophobia and transphobia at the country level in Africa and in other regions, and lessons learned from its innovative UN Free and Equal global public information campaign. The joint project implements different activities at national and regional level. National level activities include identification of partner organizations, producing a preliminary country situation analysis, conducting a national round table meeting and producing a country report on the human rights situation of people of diverse sexual orientation and gender identity. A multisectoral National Steering Committee (NSC) will oversee implementation of the project activities. This ToR is developed to guide the work of a national consultant who will support implementation of the national level activities.Duties and responsibilities Working under the technical guidance of a senior regional consultant and the NSC the national consultant will, among other things, be responsible for:Conducting a desk review and producing a preliminary analysis of human rights obligations, resolutions, commitments, conventions, punitive/protective laws, regulations, policies, programmes and practices, and recent and ongoing law reform initiatives, access to justice, social environment, etc. related to the human rights situation of people of diverse sexual orientation and gender diversity in the country.Developing background materials, concept notes, presentations and agenda for the country roundtablesAssisting in moderating/facilitating national RoundtablesTaking detailed record of the discussions at the Roundtable and produce a summary of the proceedingsIncorporating the issues, main points and recommendations of the Roundtable to the preliminary national analysis and producing the draft country reportSupporting the NSC to develop a dissemination plan for the country repoThe preliminary analysis is expected to be based mainly on desk review of available documents. However, the national consultant may need to conduct limited collection of primary qualitative data through interviews to fill critical information gaps that are necessary inputs for the roundtable meeting. The preliminary analyses as well as the final country reports will be based on an outline to be developed by the Regional Technical Reference Group.