Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Consultant - Finalisation of Land Report for Peace Building Fund

The UN Peacebuilding Fund in Uganda (PBF) is a joint UN programme in collaboration with the Government of Uganda to support the efforts to build lasting peace and contribute to development and recovery in northern Uganda (Acholiland). The Joint Programme 1 under the title “Peacebuilding through Justice for All and Human Rights” intends to contribute to addressing conflict drivers in the Acholiland. Land conflicts are identified as one of the key conflict drivers in northern Uganda by the mid-term review of PRDP.
Back in 2007 and 2008, OHCHR and UHRC gathered information through their extensive field visits and researches conducted in communities of Acholiland on land conflicts, views of communities and possible solutions to them. A number of organisations and individuals have conducted researches and studies on land issues. The purpose of the UHRC/OHCHR report is to analyze the land issues from a human rights perspective and offer some recommendations for different actors involved.

Objectives and Result:

Under the direct supervision of the Coordinator of the OHCHR PBF component and the overall supervision of the Deputy Head of Office, the consultant will assist OHCHR Uganda in reviewing, revising, editing, finalizing and disseminating a report on ‘Clearing the ground: Housing, land and property rights in the post-conflict transition in northern Uganda’ initially prepared by Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC).

Duties and Responsibilities

Expected outputs of the work assignment:

The Consultant is expected to undertake the following specific responsibilities:

  • Review the UHRC/OHCHR draft report on ‘Clearing the ground: Housing, land and property rights in the post-conflict transition in northern Uganda’ and other relevant reports and documents on land related issues in northern Uganda;
  • Update information in the report in order to contextualize the findings and recommendations as per the latest available facts, figures and other information, particularly focusing on pertinent human rights concerns;
  • Present a summary of the revised report with highlights on suggested changes in structure and contents to UHRC and OHCHR, compile the feedbacks from the respective offices and finalize the report;
  • Organize a validation workshop, present the report to relevant stakeholders in northern Uganda and finalize the report based on the feedback from the broader consultation; and
  • In consultation with communication sections of UHRC and OHCHR, complete the final lay-out design of the report and provide a final CRC to UHRC and OHCHR for printing.

Competencies

  • Availability to stay in Gulu and to travel according the project needs during the consultancy;
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in challenging environment;
  • Excellent analytical, writing and presentation skills;
  • Proven interpersonal skills, demonstrated ability to work with a wide range of government and civil society counterparts and UN partners.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • University degree in social sciences and post-graduate degree related to the field of work. A combination of a first university degree with relevant work experience of 5 more years is acceptable.

Experience:

  • At least 5 years of academic and practical experience in human rights, land issues, preferably in northern Uganda;
  • Excellent report writing skills in English;
  • Experience in training/facilitation of workshops;
  • Knowledge of layout design is an asset.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in written and spoken English is a necessity.

Application Procedure: Applicants are required to submit an application and proposals, which include the following:

  • Job Proposal: Letter of Interest, stating why you consider yourself suitable for the assignment;
  • Brief methodology on the approach and implementation of the assignment;
  • Personal CV Highlighting past experience in similar projects;
  • Work references - contact details (e-mail addresses) of referees;
  • Financial proposal indicating consultancy fee, lump sum fee with a breakdown of the costs or unit price together with any other expenses related to the assignment (e.g. travel costs, translation interpretation, holding of workshops/focus group discussion etc).

Please note that the system will only allow you to upload one document, therefore all the technical and financial proposals are to be attached to the CVs and uploaded together at once.


Consultant - Finalisation of Land Report for Peace Building Fund

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