Terms of Reference
Evaluation of the Regional Training Facility
Akina Mama wa Afrika (AMwA) on behalf of the Regional Civil Society Forum and with support from Amplify Change would like to engage the services of a consultant to conduct an evaluation of the functionality of the Regional Training Facility. The International Conference on the Great Lakes Region- Regional Training Facility (ICGR-RTF) is an institution of ICGLR. The ICGLR is a regional infrastructure for peace, with a specific mandate to train and sensitize all stakeholders in the region with the view to effectively prevent and punish crimes of sexual violence in both war and peace times.
The RTF was officially opened in Kampala, Uganda on 18th February, 2014 in accordance to Article (11) of the ICGLR PACT, Article 6(9) of the ICGLR Protocol on Prevention and Suppression of Sexual Violence Against Women and Children and Paragraph (14) of the Kampala Declaration on Sexual Violence and the subsequent ICGLR Summits and Regional Inter-Ministerial Committee (RIMC) decisions. The mandate of the RTF is to, “…train and sensitize police units, judicial officers, medical officers, social workers and other categories of persons who handle cases of sexual violence in the Great Lakes Region” . This mandate is in line with the ICGLR commitment to fight against impunity for sexual violence crimes.
2.0 Background to the Project
Following the adoption of Kampala Declaration to prevent, punish and respond to Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) by the Heads of States and Government from the Great Lakes Region in 2011; AMwA on behalf of the ICGLR Regional Civil Society Forum mobilized funds from Amplify Change to strengthen the capacity of CSO in the Great Lakes Region to advocate for and monitor the implementation of Kampala Declaration on Sexual and Gender Based Violence in the three Great Lakes Member States of Central Africa Republic; Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda. A two year project 2015-2017 aims at contributing to the implementation of Kampala Declaration through capacity strengthening of Civil society members; network and collaboration strengthening, communication and evidence gathering in order to build and collect more support evidence on mechanisms put in place to contribute to ending SGBV in the Great Lakes Region.
It’s against this background that AMwA would like to engage the services of a consultant to evaluate the functionality of the Regional Training Facility.
3.0 Overall Objective of the Evaluation
To review the functionality of the Regional Training Facility and assess progress in training
key sectors and Civil Society to prevent, punish and respond to SGBV
•Review of key documents of the Regional Training Facility and other related documents
•Conduct interviews with the staff of the Regional Training Facility, the ICGLR Secretariat and related institutions.
•Conduct interviews with the beneficiaries of training including individuals and/or institutions on the knowledge and skills gained and how it has influenced their work
•Identify challenges and recommendations going forward
The consultant(s) is expected to deliver;
I. An inception report (with his/her interpretation of the TORs and statement of methodology, data collection & analysis tools, lists of documents for review)
II. A First draft of the assessment report of not more than 25 pages for review and validation by ICGLR CSO members.
III. A final copy of the report for printing.
Upon signing of the contract, the consultant will take a maximum of 10 working days to gather information and submit the draft report. The evaluation work will commence on 24th July and the 1st draft is expected to be completed and submitted by Friday 4th August 2017; the final report should be submitted by 11th August 2017.
7.0 Qualifications and Competencies
The consultant should hold the following competencies
• Degree in Law or Human Rights or Gender and Women Studies, or Political Science. Masters in either field will be of added advantage.
• Demonstrable expertise and experience of working with/ and or evaluating projects preferably in the Great Lakes Region
• Demonstrable experience of producing high-quality, credible and learning-focused research.
• Ability to produce concise, readable and analytical reports
•Ability to respond to comments and questions in a timely, appropriate manner
8.0 Application Process
• A cover letter stating your motivation and summarizing relevant experience
• Curriculum Vitae with full description of the applicant’s profile and experience
• Budget estimates
• A sample of previous work in a related field
• Contact details of at least two independent referees with in-depth and proven knowledge of the applicant’s expertise in the field.
***Only selected candidates will be contacted***