|Overview : |
In mid-2020, UNDP South Africa was resourced in support of an inclusive and multi-sectoral response to COVID-19 and addressing its socio-economic impact in South Africa. One of the main objectives of this programme is “integrated and inclusive crisis management and response,” with particular emphasis on safeguarding human rights, protecting vulnerable groups, and engaging communities for prevention response and social cohesion in the context of COVID-19. To carry out critical COVID-19 response work in local communities, UNDP South Africa intends to collaborate with civil society organisations and enlist the contractor to implement a community response plan.
The assignment will include providing advocacy support for vulnerable populations — including the chronically ill, victims of gender-based violence (GBV), those with disabilities, and the elderly — as well as awareness raising and anti-discrimination campaign. As determined by the needs in specific localities or districts, the contractor will also be tasked with the recruitment and coordination of peer educators, healthcare workers, and human rights advocates.