Authored by Theresa Tumwesigye | On: Wed, 11/24/2021 - 09:32
Consultancy Opportunity: Study on 10 Key Human Rights Challenges for the 11th Parliament

The Human Rights Center Uganda (HRCU) seeks to contract a consultant.

The consultant will conduct research on the Ten Key/Critical Challenges to be addressed by the 11th Parliament during its tenure.

    1.0. Rationale for the Research/Study

HRCU aims at promoting learning and networking for and amongst HRDS to address emerging issues and challenges in their working environment.

Through its collaboration and work with Parliament over the past years, HRCU has created platforms that promote learning and networking for HRDs to address emerging issues and challenges in their working environment.

Given that Uganda has a new Parliament, it becomes very relevant for HRCU to establish a cordial working relationship with it so as to advance the promotion and protection of the rights and work of human rights defenders in Uganda. In order to effectively do this, it is pertinent that HRCU understands the structure and operations as well as projecting into some of the challenges that the 11th Parliament is likely to be faced with.

This study is thus commissioned at such a time as this in order to clearly understand some of these aspects.

    2.0. Purpose of the Research/Study

To find out/understand the ten critical human rights challenges and other key emerging issues for the 11th Parliament of Uganda for the period of its tenure. The study is also intended to pick key recommendations to be implemented in the promotion of constitutionalism and good governance.

    3.0. Objectives of the Consultancy

By contracting the Consultant, HRCU aims to:

  1. Review/understand the ten critical human rights challenges and key emerging issues for the 11th Parliament to address during its tenure.
  2. Pick key recommendations to inform advocacy initiatives to improve the performance of the 11th Parliament and strengthen the promotion, protection and realization of human rights and fundamental freedoms in Uganda.

    4.0. Reporting

In the performance and conduct of this research/study, the Consultant shall report to the Head of Programmes, HRCU or any other designated supervisor.

    5.0. Qualifications and Competencies

  • Relevant academic qualification in the field of Law, Human Rights, Peace and Justice, Constitutionalism and Governance, Political Science, Public Policy and Advocacy or such related fields. A Postgraduate or Masters qualification in any of the mentioned or related fields is an added advantage.
  • A Minimum of Five (5) years experience in research, data collection, and ability to demonstrate expertise in research, documentation and advocacy work in the field of human rights, constitutionalism,/legal advocacy.
  • Experience carrying out research for Human Rights Not-for-Profit Entities.
  • The Consultant should demonstrate expertise in research, documentation and advocacy work on key issues within the field of human rights with a bias in working with the institution of Parliament or other government ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs).

    6.0. Submission of application

Interested applicants wishing to carry out this assignment should submit their application and curriculum vitae to the Senior Human Resource and Administration Officer, HRCU - Ms. Stella Nalukwago via snalukwago@hrcug.org or info@hrcug.org before 5:00 PM on Tuesday 30th November 2021.

 

To download the full Terms of Reference, click HERE