Women’s participation in governance at all levels sub county, district and national, continues to be limited, yet it remains a top priority and a critical element for achieving gender equality. Only when women have full access to decision-making positions will laws, policies, and budgets reflect the needs of all citizens and support women’s rights. Nevertheless this is infringed by the leaders inability to understand their roles and responsibilities and translate this to their daily work. To achieve the Millennium Development goals it is agreed and pertinent that we step up and promote increased women’s representation in decision making.
In pursuing its goal to attain increased women’s participation in leadership and decision making as stipulated in its current strategic plan , Uganda Women’s Network has drawn together and has been working with grassroots women organizations to enhance their capacities for effective engagement and influence of government processes. It also aims at building strategic partnerships provide and foster women’s roles in governance. Therefore it is pertinent that women leaders are provided with the necessary information for effective performance.
This programme implemented with support from the European Union (EU) seeks to enhance women’s oversight capacity to participate in socio economic and political processes in the regions of Acholi, West Nile and Karamoja;
1.0 UWONET Vision and Mission
UWONET envisions a peaceful Uganda free of wars, gender violence and all forms of discrimination; and upholding human rights and the principles of gender equity and equality, hence fostering equal opportunities and effective participation at all levels, recognising women contributions.
UWONET’s mission is to promote and enhance networking, collective visioning and action among membership and with different actors working towards development and the transformation of unequal gender relations in the Ugandan society.
1.2 PROJECT OBJECTIVES
- Enhance capacity of women and young people to participate in good governance and social accountability processes.
- To facilitate Civil Society Organisations (CSO) capacity development to participate in Local Government (LG) planning, monitoring and advocacy for effective social service delivery.
- To provide relevant information for effective civic engagement between duty bearers (CSOs, LGs) and right holders
Developing a resource pack for duty bearers is one of the activities under the project that is aimed at developing a reference pack for all duty bearers such as the police, district officials and others depending on their office. The resource pack will involve the summary of the documents that stipulate the roles of duty bearers such as the Constitution, Local Government Act, Parliamentary Act and Regulations, Police Act.
1.4 Objectives of the Resource pack
- Provide information on the roles and responsibilities of the different duty bearers
- To make the information in different easy to understand for all.
The assignment will include review of Constitution and the Local Government Act, Parliamentary Act and Regulations.
1.6 Secretariat Support
UWONET officials will provide documents for review and any other necessary information required by the consultant.
Under the guidance of the Director of Programmes and the Programme officer the consultant will
- Propose a draft outline of the content of the resource pack.
- Develop a draft and final version resource pack acceptable to UWONET standard.
- Update the resource pack if needed.
The Consultant is expected to produce:
- An inception covering her interpretation of the ToRs, statement of methodology and work plan)
- Draft resource pack for validation
- Final report
2.2 Time Frame
The assignment is expected to last for 15 working days from 25th May 2012 to 15th June 2012. UWONET will review the progress of the needs assessment and expect the final draft on the 20th June 2012. During this period the consultant will carry out tasks related to the assignments and a meeting will be organized discuss the draft report with the secretariat before submitting the final report.
3.0 Competencies and Qualifications
- Bachelor degree in Law or related discipline
- Advanced degree
- Proven and substantial experience research and Advocacy.
- At least ten years experience in the field of Gender and development.
- At least ten years experience in conducting needs assessment ( evidence required)
Excellence in English written and Oral.
Deadline of submission of Applications is 22nd May 2012.