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The Lesotho National Dialogue of 2018 identified among other things that the politicization of the security sector was an impediment to long-term stability and peace in Lesotho. A number of initiatives aimed at sustaining the momentum created during the National Dialogue are ongoing including security sector reforms which, if implemented, will help prevent security related conflicts, reduce gender-based violence linked to the security sector, and improve the human rights situation in the country. The proposed interventions are aimed to support the formulation and implementation of new policies, the strengthening of institutional mechanisms and the capacities of civil society to contribute to the transformation of the security sector to be effective, efficient, and responsive to democratic control and oversight, and to meet the security and justice needs of the Basotho.
A joint project by UNDP,OHCHR in collaboration with UN Women has been developed entitled “Effective Implementation of Lesotho National Security Sector Reforms for Peacebuilding (NSSRP)” and funded through the United Nations Peace Building Fund to address the concerns identified in the Lesotho National Dialogue process.
The UN Lesotho is therefore looking for an individual consultant to conduct a baseline study of human rights-related satisfaction, concerns and perceptions by users of services by the security sector in lesotho and recommendations for improvement.