|Location||Addis Ababa, Ethiopia|
|Date Posted||June 28, 2021|
|Category|| Consultancy |
|Job Type|| Full-time |
The Ethiopian Women Lawyers Association (EWLA) is a non-profit women's advocacy group founded by Ethiopian women lawyers. It began its work in 1996 after being registered in 1995. It has been re-registered as a charitable organization by the Charities and Societies Agency in 2010 as per the Charities and Societies Proclamation. EWLA’s mission is promoting the economic, political, social and legal rights of women and to that end assist them to secure full protection of their rights under the Constitution of Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and other international human rights conventions.
Therefore, as part of its mission and vision EWLA is a grantee of USAID Feteh Activity Ethiopia and implementing a six month grant called Enhancing Women Engagement to Enable Gender Responsive Judicial and Legal Reforms. The General Objective of this grant is to protect women from denial and violation of their rights through initiating for justice and legal reform to ensure laws better reflect women’s protection and enhance access to justice efficiently. This grant is Implemented in Adama (Oromia region), Bahir Dar (Amhara region), Awassa(SNNPRS), Assosa (Benshangul/Gumuz Region), Gambela (Gambel region), Semera ( Afar ) , Jijiga ( Somali ) and Addis Ababa .
The general objective of this project is to protect women from denial and violation of their rights through initiating for justice and legal reform to ensure laws better reflect women’s protection and enhance access to justice efficiently.
Women are one group of the society who are claimed to lack equal benefit from laws and the justice system. There are areas of law where rights and protections of women are largely absent or implemented poorly. The absence of law enforcements enables the constant acts of violence against women and girls which continues to be a major challenge and a threat to women and girls’ access to justice , empowerment; undermining their health, productivity and social participation. Can also affect the ability of women to engage in activities which are vital for empowering them. In Ethiopia promotion and protection of women's rights must be a gender sensitive, and include legal reforms accompanied by effective enforcement and implementation. Policies and programs need to ensure an explicit focus on the poor and disadvantaged from conception and design outset. If justice programming does not produce results for the most disadvantaged, we run the risk of widening existing gaps in access to justice. Gender discriminatory laws are proposed for amendments and different measures are taken to tackle obstacles on implementation of the laws. Thus, this project aims to identify gender discriminatory laws and practices and track recording stock of discriminatory laws and practices through conducting rapid assessment
Therefore, EWLA seeks professional service of a consultant to do the rapid assessment on existing gender discriminatory laws and practices, documentation of the findings of the assessment and also to submit the final assessment report with recommendation.
GENERAL OBJECTIVE Of THE RAPID ASSESSEMENT
In general the intended rapid assessment will identify and mitigate the existing gaps and address in sensitizing gender discriminatory laws to the attention of the justice reform advisors.
SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES RAPID ASSESEMENT
Specific objectives of the task are to:
- To assess the effective enforcement and implementation. Policies and programs need
- To ensure an explicit focus on the poor and disadvantaged from conception and design outset.
- Is it gender sensitive?
- Assess the integration of a gender lenses into all components of the legislative process design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
SCOPE OF WORK
The rapid assessment will focus on the results intended to be achieved under the general and specific objectives. The task will be undertaken in Addis Ababa for Thirty days.
Tasks expected from applicant consultants include inter-alia, but not limited to the following:
- Undertake a desk review of project document, progress reports, strategic plan and other relevant documents to have a clear understanding of mission and vision of EWLA as well as objective and outcomes of the project
- The consultant will collect the required data from desk review and interviewing key informants and other stakeholders like government and CSOs.
- Conducting the rapid assessment on existing gender discriminatory laws and practices.
- Documentation of the findings of the assessment
- Finalize the draft rapid assessment
- Conduct Validation workshop
- Prepare power point
- Present the PowerPoint for the relevant stakeholders
- Take proceedings on the discussion points and recommendations
- Submit the final assessment report with recommendation to the grantor
QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
- Consultants should have at least BA degree in disciplines relevant to the assignment, such as, Sociology, Gender Studies, Law, Economics, Statistics and other relevant studies
- More than 5 years of working experience in conducting base line, and end line survey, in monitoring and evaluation, documentation of good practices, lessons and case stories of programs/projects;
- At least 5 years of practical experience working in Monitoring and Evaluation and humanitarian setting.
- High level of proficiency in written and spoken English, Amharic and not mandatorily other local language
Company Legal Requirements
Interested applicants should submit
- Valid Certificate of Consultancy Service
- Valid Trading License
- Valid Tax Registration Certificate (indicating TIN and VAT Number)
- Full and accurate physical, postal, telephone and email addresses
All interested consultants can apply by presenting the following documents:
- Letter of Application
- Comprehensive technical and financial proposal
- Reference/certificates of good completion proving that the consultants have carried out similar assignments.
- Updated CVs for the team of consultants
Interested applicants should submit separate technical and financial proposals and other documents in the application procedure section of this TOR in two sealed envelopes through the following address
EWLA Head Office - Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org