FIDA Kenya is a non-profit, non-partisan and non-governmental membership organization committed to the creation of a society that is free of all forms of discrimination against women through provision of legal aid, women’s’ rights monitoring , advocacy, education and referral.
Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA-Kenya) in partnership with Oxfam is implementing a 3-year project on Women Land Rights for Inclusive Development and Growth in Africa (WIDGRA). The project is funded by the European Union and implemented in partnership with PROPAC ( Platforme Régionales des Organisations Paysannes d'Afrique Centrale) and PLAAS ( Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies) . The project has interventions targeting 8 countries in Africa. These are Kenya, Tunisia, Ethiopia, Malawi, Togo, Cameroon, Mozambique and South Africa.
The overall objective of the project is to ensure women’s access to and control over their land resources across Africa by supporting and enabling rural women’s voices; while the specific objectives are:
Within the first objective on monitoring WLR policy implementation, it is expected that CSOs gain the capacity to effectively monitor WLR instruments, laws and policies; and that they apply this capacity to make verified information available on the non-implementation of those frameworks. It is in this light that the project is seeking to develop country specific national shadow reports on implementation of the AU WLR instruments and other relevant WLRs laws and policies. These shadow reports will be drafted with a focus on Africa to evaluate progress in implementation over the last decade.
The reflections from the shadow reports will enable CSOs to engage at different levels on advocacy and put pressure to duty bearers to implement progressive legislative and policy frameworks that facilitate ownership of land for women. It is intended that these reports will be disseminated at national, regional and continental spaces as part of an advocacy campaign.
It is for this reason that FIDA Kenya is seeking to recruit consultants to develop national shadow reports for Kenya. The consultants will analyse the implementation of the four AU WLR frameworks by Kenya, review previous national progress reports with recommendations made on Kenya; identify main WLRs issues within the sub areas of the frameworks, review achievements thus, identify existing gaps and provide recommendations. The four frameworks below will undergo this analysis:
The consultant should have the following educational background & work experience:
Expressions of Interest & Remuneration
The actual exercise is expected to start on 12th August 2019 for a period of 5 working days. Expression of interest needs to include the following:
Interested consultants should send an expression of interest (Maximum 5 pages) demonstrating their suitability for the tasks, briefly elaborating on experience, research methodology and approach of documenting the study. The consultant should also share a proposed work plan, financial proposal including a breakdown of consultants’ daily rates and availability for this consultancy. Applications should be sent on or before 2nd August , 2019 to email@example.com stating in the subject line ‘EOI DEVELOPMENT OF A NATIONAL SHADOW REPORT’.