The International Development Law Organization (IDLO) enables governments, empowers people, and strengthens institutions to realize justice and promote peace and sustainable development. IDLO is the only global intergovernmental organization exclusively devoted to promoting the rule of law and access to justice.
With its Headquarters in Rome, Italy, a Branch Office in The Hague, and Permanent Observer Missions to the United Nations in New York and Geneva, IDLO carries out policy advocacy, research and learning, as well as rule of law and justice programmes in countries through some 17 Country Offices operating in every region of the world.
The Center for Food and Adequate Living Rights (CEFROHT) With support from the Government of Sweden through IDLO, is implementing a project to enhance the capacity of justice actors and communities in human rights and redress procedures under the Human Rights (Enforcement) Act 2019 in three districts of Buyende, Kiboga and Kyankwanzi. In this project, CEFROHT is contributing to creating an enabling environment for sustainable access to justice through the critical pathway of using the Human Rights (Enforcement) Act (HREA) 2019 in seeking redress for socio-economic rights violations.
In 2021, CEFROHT conducted a needs’ assessment and proceeded to develop a training manual for magistrates on adequate living rights. During these interactions, justice actors requested CEFROHT for resource book on Adequate living rights and the procedures under the Human Rights (Enforcement) Act, the jurisprudence on adequate living rights and elements of these rights. They further guided that to realize the results of the sub-project, there is need to have elements of adequate living rights and the Human Rights (Enforcement) Act 2019 procedures in the resource book and disseminate to all the justice actors. This will ensure that justice actors have an articulate reference on adequate living rights and will ably determine them when cases are brought under the Human Rights Enforcement Act.
Further, in consultation with the Judicial Training Institute (JTI), the need to have a resource book was affirmed to address the gaps in the Judicial Officers’ Resource Manual on Economic Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR)developed by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)in early 2019 prior to the enactment of the HREA.
The assignment is anchored on a theory of change designed to build the capacity of judicial officers and other court officers (including court clerks and appointed court mediators) and other justice actors (including police, local council leaders) and vulnerable poor communities to use the human rights enforcement law to claim adequate living rights and access justice (through trainings, dialogues, development of IEC materials, sensitization, legal aid provision, strategic public interest litigation, public and duty bearers’ engagement. Therefore, judicial officers will be able to solve disputes with ease and other justice actors will correctly advise and refer such violations for redress, and the vulnerable poor in the communities will be able to claim and pursue their rights without fear of costs and courts.
- To develop a resource book on adequate living rights for justice actors to fit in the newly enacted laws promoting sustainable access to justice for adequate living rights.
- To provide justice actors and justice seekers with clear and concise reference material on the adequate living rights and the Human Rights Enforcement procedures.
- To promote a multi-stakeholder and multi-sectoral approach within government justice actors to enhance the provision and access to community justice.
Duties and Responsibilities
The expert will specifically be expected to:
- Develop a judicial officer’s resource manual on adequate living rights for justice actors in line with the specific objectives stated above.
- Facilitate the technical review/stakeholders’ validation, and subsequent incorporation of the stakeholders’ perspective into the final manual.
- Support CEFORHT in collaboration with JTI and assistance from IDLO, to launch the resource manual.
Guided by this TORs, the Consultant is expected to design a suitable methodology to be followed to achieve the objectives of the assignment. The methodology should be discussed and approved by IDLO and CEFORHT before the assignment can be initiated.
The Consultant is expected to produce the following deliverables:
a) A proposal bearing the following: Elaboration of her/his understanding of the assignment, a manual outline, a detailed methodology on how the mapping of available resources/tools to inform the development of the manual will be conducted, a detailed workplan including roles and responsibilities. The workplan should include the following processes:
- Internal meeting with CEFORHT and IDLO to discuss the workplan and methodology;
- Technical review meetings of draft resource manual with CEFORHT/IDLO;
- Validation of the resource manual by stakeholders/peer reviewers;
- Submission of the final resource manual and facilitation of its launch.
Throughout this assignment, the Consultant will be required to:
- Employ participatory approaches working with CEFORHT in collaboration with JTI and technical support from IDLO during the execution of the preceding activities as mentioned above and the development of resource manual itself.
- Emphasize peer exchange and review, responding collaboratively to feedback and input.
- Adhere to and incorporate relevant international and national standards into the resource manual of judicial officers.
- Undertake any required data collection in line with relevant methodological, ethical and privacy considerations and make the collected data available to the CEFORHT and IDLO.
- Deliver written work including the final product in English.
- Perform related duties as requested in the context of adaptive/flexible programme implementation.
The interested candidate must possess the following qualifications:
- Hold a post graduate study in Law, human rights or social studies.
- Must possess strong understanding of socio-economic rights and experience in developing resource manuals.
- Have at least 5 years of professional experience regarding rule of law and justice sector capacity development initiatives.
- Proven experience and knowledge of the justice system in Uganda will be an added advantage.
TIMELINE AND PAYMENT SCHEDULE
Upon receipt and review of deliverables of a high and satisfactory quality, payment will be made within a reasonable period following submission of the deliverables. The CEFORHT and IDLO may request changes to be made to any of the deliverables before granting approval for payment. The proposed assignment timeline and payment schedule is detailed below:
- 1st installment – 20% payable upon submission of Proposal including manual outline on or before March 8, 2022
- Submission of the Report on the available resources/tools available and or in use by justice actors in Uganda due on or before March 15 2022.
- 2nd Instalment-30% payable upon submission of Draft judicial officer’s resource manual on Resource Book on Adequate Living Rights and Enforcement Under the Human Rights (Enforcement) Act 2019 for justice actors on or before March 25, 2022.
- Submission of the Second draft of the resource manual following incorporation of comments on or before March 30, 2022
- Facilitation of technical review and validation of the resource manual on Adequate Living Rights and Enforcement Under the Human Rights (Enforcement) Act 2019 for justice actors on or before April 8, 2022.
- 3rd and Final installment -50% payable upon submission of Final Judicial Officer’s Resource Manual on Adequate Living Rights and Enforcement Under the Human Rights (Enforcement) Act 2019 for justice actors on or before April 16, 2022
All final deliverables shall be approved and signed off by the IDLO Country Manager-Uganda and the CEFORHT Executive Director.
The Consultant will work under the supervision of the IDLO Field Program Manager- Uganda (Gender and Civil Society Component) in coordination with the IDLO Capacity Development Unit. The Consultant will receive technical support from the CEFORHT Team and IDLO, through the CEFORHT Executive Director and IDLO Field Program Manager respectively, who shall actively participate in the development of the proposal and the entire resource manual development process.
The Consultant will be required to share the proposal and the draft resource manual with JTI through CEFORHT before submission of the same to IDLO to ensure cohesion and ownership of the final product by all parties.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The consultancy will be home-based for a period of approximately 20 days, commencing latest March 1st 2022 and ending no later than April 30 2022. Time is of the essence and agreed deadlines must be respected for full payment of compensation.
IDLO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in all areas of its operations. We welcome applications of qualified and diverse candidates. IDLO is committed to achieving a 50/50 gender balance at all levels within its workforce. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for IDLO vacancies.
IDLO does not tolerate sexual exploitation or abuse, any kind of harassment, including harassment of a sexual nature; or discrimination. As such, IDLO will conduct careful reference and background checks of all selected candidates as part of its selection process.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the employee assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities.
The Director-General of IDLO reserves the right to amend or change responsibilities and/or even to cancel the recruitment without any notice to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.
All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality and in compliance with IDLO’s policy on personal data protection.
In the interest of making the most effective use of resources, only the short-listed candidates will be contacted during the selection process.
How to apply
To apply, please visit IDLO’s employment website at: Development Of Resource Book On Adequate Living Rights And Enforcement For Justice Actors | IDLO – International Development Law Organization (impactpool.org)