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National Consultancy for Organizational and Institutional Development Support for COTLA Uganda Chapter.
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Kampala, UGANDA|
|Application Deadline :||15-Aug-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||40 working days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||40 working days|
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.
UN Women through financial support from the Government of Sweden and the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative to Eliminate Violence Against Women and Girls in partnership with Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MoGLSD) is launching a consultancy to support Council of Traditional Leaders of Africa (COTLA) Uganda Chapter to develop governance framework and system, and operational plan in consultation with cultural and traditional institutions and other stakeholders.
Context and Background:
Council of Traditional Leaders of Africa (COTLA)/ Conseil des Autorites Traditionnelles D’Afrique(CONATA) is a pan African movement of progressive Traditional Leaders primarily established to end child marriage, FGM/C and other harmful practices in Africa by 2030. COTLA/CONATA’s primary focus is to preserve positive cultural practices, customs and traditions while at the same time transforming and eradicating altogether all negative practices, customs and traditions especially those that affect the human rights of girls and women.
COTLA/CONATA envisions a well organised and vibrant pan African platform for progressive Traditional Leaders which harnesses the power and influence of African culture to respect human dignity, human rights, gender equality, and attain sustainable development of Africa in line with the AU Vision 2063.
The objectives of the COTLA/CONATA are as follows:
COTLA Uganda Chapter: The Uganda Chapter was launched by the Uganda State Minister for Gender and Cultural Affairs attended by the UN Resident Coordinator, UN Women Representative, (MGLSD) - Permanent Secretary, 70 Traditional or Cultural Leaders and/or Representatives, Academia and CSOs on 27th November 2020. 14 Traditional or cultural institutions made commitment during the launch to incorporate ending violence against women and girls into their institutional agenda. A draft Charter for the Uganda Chapter and interim workplan was adopted by the Cultural Leaders and a detailed roll- out of activities planned to intensify during 2021.
The Launch of COTLA Uganda followed a series of consensus building activities between the traditional or cultural leaders and with support from the Department of Culture and Family Affairs of (MGLSD), Cross Cultural Foundation of Uganda (CCFU) and UN Women among others. In October 2019, The Queen Mother of Tooro, MGLSD, UN Women and CCFU participated in a meeting of cultural leaders in Africa organised under COTLA in Lusaka, Zambia.
During the steering committee meeting held on the 11th of October 2019, a proposal was mooted to establish a COTLA national chapter in Uganda. This national chapter was envisaged to bring together all Traditional or Cultural Leaders in Uganda in an effort to promote gender equality, end violence against women and girls and harmful practices such as early marriage and female genital mutilation and promote their sexual and reproductive health rights and improve access to justice.
While in October 2020 MoGLSD, CCFU and UN Women supported a follow-up orientation workshop of Prime Ministers (PMs) of Traditional or Cultural institutions as pre-launch activities of COTLA in Uganda. The meeting helped the PMs who are the principal technical resource persons from the Traditional or Cultural institutions to internalize the mandate and aspiration of COLTA and what a Uganda Chapter of COTLA would require to begin operations.
The PMs made and adopted a decision to establish the COTLA Ugandan Chapter pending rectification by the principals from their institutions. The PMs’ meeting was further used for building consensus on how COTLA would collaborate with existing forums such as the Prime Ministers’ forums, The Forum of Kings and Cultural Leaders Forum and the Queens’ forum among others. In November 2020 MoGLSD, undertook a 3-day physical outreach mobilisation visit to all the cultural institutions to formally engage and invite the Traditional or Cultural Leaders to the COTLA Uganda Chapter launch.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Rationale of the assignment:
The official launch of COTLA Chapter for Uganda marked a major step toward the operationalisation of the mandates, objectives and activities of the Uganda Chapter. A Draft Charter for the Uganda Chapter and an interim workplan was adopted by the Cultural Leaders. The Traditional or Cultural leaders called for intensified implementation of the Chapter’s activities during 2021.
The meeting further agreed to establish a functional Secretariat which would be responsible for coordinating and implementing the day-to-day affairs of the Chapter. The MoGLSD, represented by the Commissioner of Culture and Family Affairs, offered to tentatively host and support the Chapter. UN Women is now commissioning this call for individual consultancy to support the Chapter to develop its operations documents such as Constitution, Article of Association/Memorandum of Understanding, operational manual and guidelines; to support the chapter to realize its goals and aspirations. The assignment is designed to be conducted in collaboration with the Office of UN Resident Coordinator (RCO), MoGLSD, and CCFU and other stakeholders.
2. Objective of the individual consultancy:
The overall objective of this individual consultancy is to develop key governance and operations documents1, and a three-year costed Strategic Plan which builds on the draft documents agreed on during the launch of COTLA Uganda Chapter.
The specific objectives of the consultancy are:
3. Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the direct supervision of the UN Women Programme Specialist Ending Violence Against Women and Girls with support from Deputy Country Representative and working in partnership with MoGLSD, Resident Coordinator’s Office (RCO) & CCFU, the consultant will;
4. Key Deliverables/Time Frame/Payment percentage
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Required Skills and Experience
Required Skills and Experience