Wednesday, July 19, 2017

(Re- Advertisement) Consultancy Services to Conduct an Assessment of Civil Society Organizations Cooperation



ASSOCIATION DE LA JEUNESSE                                                     
POUR LA PROMOTION DES DROITS HUMAN RIGHTS PROMOTION             
DE L’HOMME ET DEVELOPPEMENT  AND DEVELOPMENT
(AJPRODHO- JIJUKIRWA) 
RE- ADVERTISEMENT
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR CONSULTANCY SERVICES TO CONDUCT AN ASSESSMENT OF CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS COOPERATION
0.    INTRODUCTION
The Youth Association for Human Rights Promotion and Development (AJPRODHO – JIJUKIRWA) is a non-profit youth organization working to improve the rights of youth and children in Rwanda through human rights promotion, pro
tection, research, advocacy, economic empowerment and civil society strengthening.
AJPRODHO was founded in 1997 at the National University of Rwanda with a mission of empowering the youth for human rights respect and to advocate for socio-economic development partners with likeminded organizations and stakeholders to achieve her mission.
  1. OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
The assignment’s objective is (i) to conduct a CSOs Cooperation Assessment and setup a CSOs Engagement and Advocacy Strategy. The findings of the assessment and strategy will in turn provide an evidence base and mechanism for dialogue among CSOs to enhance cooperation of CSOs in engaging and informing public policy decisions.
2.    RATIONALE AND JUSTIFICATION
CSOs cooperation is critical for efficient engagement with government and development partners, yet there is a consistent challenge of inadequate cooperation between CSOs to inform public policy around development issues in the country. In order to effectively contribute to good governance, transparency and accountability, the civil society should work together in advocating for relevant law and public policy reforms. It is in this regard, an assessment of civil society cooperation in Rwanda will be conducted, findings of which shall inform recommendations for enhanced cooperation and setting up of a CSOs Engagement and Advocacy Strategy.
3.    SCOPE OF WORK
The study will cover one hundred registered organizations based on the following criteria: - rural based organizations, urban based organizations, thematic and umbrellas/ Forums. The scope of work will include:
  1. Conducting a desk review  of CSOs  cooperation literature
  2. Conduct interviews with selected CSOs and other stakeholders on CSOs cooperation in Rwanda
  3. Assessing the impact and gaps  of  cooperation between civil society organizations to enhance development work in Rwanda
  4. Assessing  the performance and role of umbrellas/forums in facilitating cooperation of CSOs to inform public policy
  5. Draw a CSOs Engagement and  Advocacy Strategy on Gender and Public Policy
1.    WORK DELIVERABLES
The research work deliverables include:
  • Inception report with a detailed methodology
  • Preliminary report with preliminary findings;
  • Final report with conclusions andRecommendation to enhance CSOs cooperation;
  • Develop a CSOs Cooperation and Advocacy Strategy
  • Draft an advocacy plan based on a course of action and implementation and Engagement strategy.
2.    EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS
  • Relevant Masters Degree in law, public administration and other relevant social sciences 
  • Track record in conducting similar studies
  • Experience working with and / or executing similar assignments
  • RDB certificate of registration, RRA and RSSB clearance certificates and in case of individual  consultants
  • Technical and financial proposal (three copies each)
  • Letter addressed to the chairperson board of directors AJPRODHO not later than 23rd  July before 5Pm at AJPRODHO’s Office
NOTE: Saturday and Sunday we shall open to receive your application
For more information please call 0788308964 /0788762884 or 0788278892
3.    TIMEFRAME
The intended commencement date of the assessment is 28th July, 2017, and the assignment period to conduct the assessment is for a period of (26days).
MUHIGIRWA Louis
Chair Person
AJPRODHO-JIJUKIRWA

AJPRODHO-JIJUKIRWA
B.P. 6811 KIGALI-RWANDA                                         
E-mail: ajprodhojijukirwa@yahoo.fr                                                      Cell :(+250)0788308964    

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