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The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Uganda intends to carry out a project with financial assistance from OHCHR Surge Initiative Seeding-Change Projects
Uganda has been under lockdown for almost two years due to COVID-19. During this period, the levels of inequality deepened, and social exclusion amplified including in areas of health and education, with some areas of the country experiencing acute food shortages compounded by low government investment in these sectors. To address emerging inequality and social exclusion that has been amplified by COVID -19, the project postulates that the national planning and budgeting processes will be central to mitigating and addressing the long-term impact of COVID-19. Therefore, this project seeks to use the most strategic and sustainable opportunity of the Government's planning and budgeting process to identify and address the gaps and needs in human rights planning and budgeting. The project will focus on Gulu and Nwoya Districts in Northern Uganda
The proposed project will seek to conduct an analysis of trends of resource allocations and expenditures for the past four years (2018-2022) on health, education, and food at national and local level; develop a localized guiding tool for human rights-based budgeting in the context of response and recovery to Covid-19; enhance the capacity of local government officials, CSOs, Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) and communities at risk of being left behind including persons with disabilities, persons with albinism, and persons living with HIVIAIDS, in particular women, and indigenous peoples. The project will be linked to SDG 10 target 10.2 and 0.3 on reducing inequalities by ensuring participation and consideration of all in the planning and budgeting process. The project will contribute towards ensuring that resource allocation is informed by human rights considerations, done with active participation of duty bearers, rights holders, and development partners, as well as keen attention to the most pressing priorities for a sustained and better recovery from the socio-economic impact of COVID-19, especially for vulnerable groups at risk of being left behind. Additionally, the project will seek to influence change by informing the
2023 budget using the acquired base line information and advocacy interventions. The CSOs that will form part of the taskforce will present position paper at budget conference and it is anticipated that the paper for the 2023-24 budget cycle will incorporate some of the findings and recommendations of the current project on advocating for human rights based budgeting and increased allocation to areas of food, health and education.
OHCHR Uganda Office will hire a consultant to undertake the budgetary analysis for the period 2018 - 2022, facilitate a training session on human rights-based planning and budgeting for local government, conduct 4 community consultations on participation during planning and budgeting processes especially groups at risk of being left behind and assist in developing a guiding tool on human rights planning and budgeting. A taskforce comprising of representatives of OHCHR, UN agencies, CSOs, traditional and religious leaders, UHRC, and women groups will be formed to spearhead the project and closely work with the consultant for knowledge transfer. The project will also engage with government officials involved in planning specifically, district-planning units, Departments of Education, Health and Agriculture and the Office of the District Chief Administrative Officer
Application Documents (attached) can be downloaded
Interested consultants are required to submit an electronic application via http://jobs.undp.org.
The application should include the following documents/information:
- Letter of Interest
- Personal CV indicating all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) and at least three (3) professional references.
- Brief description of why the Consultant considers her/himself as the most suitable for the assignment, and a methodology on how to approach and accomplish the assignment.
- Financial Proposal that indicates the all-inclusive fixed total contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs.
Financial proposal (in template provided in Annex 2) stating an all-inclusive fixed lump-sum fee for this assignment in Ugandan Shillings, supported by a breakdown of costs/ fee per working day. Such total lump sum price must include professional fee, and costs necessary to conduct the assignment such as communication costs, etc. The consultant will be paid against the completion of specific, measurable deliverables as identified in this TOR.
Qualified women and members of social minorities are encouraged to apply. Interested applicants for any inquiries should send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org