Terms of Reference
Evaluation of the Implementation of Kampala Declaration on Sexual & Gender Based Violence, Goma Declaration on eradicating Sexual Violence & Ending Impunity in the Great Lakes Region and UN Resolution 1325 in Uganda, Central African Republic and Democratic Republic of Congo
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 implementation of 3 policy frameworks on Sexual Gender Based Violence in the Great Lakes Countries of Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Central Africa Republic. The review seeks to evaluate the progress made by the three countries as member states of the International Conference of the Great Lakes Region in implementing the landmark 2011 Kampala Declaration on Sexual and Gender Based Violence, the Goma Declaration on Eradicating Sexual Violence and Ending Impunity in the Great Lakes Region and UN Resolution 1325.
The Kampala Declaration defined actions to be undertaken to prevent the occurrence of SGBV, end impunity for sexual crimes and provide support (legal, financial, medical and psychosocial support. While research findings conducted in 2014 revealed that there had been progress made in the implementation of the Declaration through the development of SGBV legislations, gender policies and launch of public campaigns and one-stop centers for survivors of SGBV there were a number of challenges especially in relation to funding and rehabilitation of perpetrators . In addition the 11 Members states of ICGLR committed to implement the UN Resolution 1325 that specifically provides for the participation of women in resolution and peace building processes
In a show of commitment, Member States also pledged to establish gender desks, integrate SGBV in national planning and budgeting particularly within the ministries of Gender, Health, Defence, Security, Interior, Local Government, Education and Youth. The same states vowed to set up specific mechanisms to investigate and prosecute sexual crimes. The message of these actions would be echoed through campaigns launched to demonstrate zero tolerance to SGBV. For the individual survivors and particularly women, states promised to set up one-stop recovery centres to provide free medical, psychosocial and judicial services as well as income generating initiatives.
Therefore this review creates an opportunity to assess the progress made be the two countries in implementing the aforementioned commitments since the last review conducted by ISIS-WICCE (2014) looking into the domestication and implementation of the relevant protocols, concrete support for the law and justice sectors, as well as existing support mechanisms and structures, special courts and or specific legal procedures against SGBV.
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 progress made in the implementation of the Kampala Declaration SGBV, the Goma Declaration on eradicating Sexual Violence and Ending Impunity in the Great Lakes and the UN Resolution 1325 in Uganda, Central African Republic and Democratic Republic of Congo
3.0 Overall Objective of the Evaluation
To review the progress made in the implementation of the Kampala Declaration on SGBV and the UN Resolution 1325 in Uganda, Central African Republic and Democratic Republic of Congo
4.0 Specific Objectives
a) Assess the progress made by the three countries in the implementing the Kampala Declaration on SGBV, the Goma Declaration on eradicating Sexual Violence and Ending Impunity in the Great Lakes and the UN Resolution 1325 in Uganda, Central African Republic and Democratic Republic of Congo
b) Identify the existing gaps and opportunity for the accelerated realization of the commitments laid out in the Declaration
c) Highlight key policy recommendations for the implementation of the Kampala Declaration; the Goma Declaration on eradicating Sexual Violence and Ending Impunity in the Great Lakes and UN Resolution 1325
- Review of key documents related to the Kampala Declaration on Sexual and Gender Based Violence, the Goma Declaration on eradicating Sexual Violence and Ending Impunity in the Great Lakes and UN Resolution 1325
- Conduct interviews and focus group discussions with key stakeholders in various key sectors.
- Review the progress made in relation to the content of the checklist developed by the Civil Society Coordinating Committee on the SGBV Declaration
- Identify challenges/ opportunities 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 30 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 15 working days to gather information and submit the draft report. The evaluation work will commence on 7th August 2017 and the 1st draft is expected to be completed and submitted by 25th August 2017; the final report should be submitted by 15th September 2017.
8.0 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
9.0 Application Process
•A cover letter stating your motivation and summarizing relevant experience
•Curriculum Vitae with full description of the applicant’s profile and experience
•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***