CALL FOR PROPOSAL

CONSULTANCY WORK TO CONDUCT SURVEY ON THE CONTRIBUTION OF CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS TO THE NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND SOCIAL WELFARE

Job Type: Consultancy

Client: Tanzania Human Rights Defenders Coalition

Closing date for Application: 05th May, 2018

Assignment Duration:  Two months

  1. INTRODUCTION

The Tanzania Human Rights Defenders Coalition (THRDC) is an umbrella organization of more than 150 Human Rights focused organizations operating in both Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar. The main focus of the Coalition is to put on the ground efforts towards enhanced security and protection of Human Rights Defenders in the United Republic of Tanzania.

  1. ABOUT THE SURVEY

Generally, the general public and the government are positive towards CSOs. There are, however, some areas where there is sometimes a misconception about the roles, functions and contributions of CSOs in the country. Some specific misconceptions about the CSOs are especially around the general contribution towards the development of the nation and accountability to the people they serve. These misconceptions can only be addressed if CSOs jointly with their coordination authorities take initiatives to develop mechanisms of monitoring and tracking CSOs contribution to national development and social impact.

Under the THRDC strategic outcome three, which has capitalized in enhancing recognition and protection of CSOs and human rights defenders in Tanzania, the Coalition has planned to conduct a survey to inform the public and the government on the contribution of CSOs in national development as one of the mechanisms to advocate for recognition and protection of CSOs and HRDs in the country. In this strategic outcome, THRDC works with various stakeholders to ensure that CSOs and HRDs are recognized as development partners and not otherwise. With this regard, THRDC expects to work closely with Ministries and Government departments to ensure there are proper mechanisms to monitor track the contributions of CSOs to the development of the nation.

Having the common understanding of CSOs contribution the development of the nation will have a way for the Government to partner with CSOs in the delivery of public services, promotion of human rights,  social justice and development related programs.

  1. MAIN OBJECTIVE OF THE ASSIGNMENT

The main role of this work is to assess the contribution played by Civil Society Organizations to the development of the nation and the welfare of its people

3.1 SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES

  • To cluster group of Civil Society Organizations into thematic areas of their operations
  • To identify key roles and functions of Civil Society Organizations in Tanzania
  • To assess the contribution of CSOs to the development of the Nation from the 1990s to date
  • To assess and document the main factors leading to insignificant recognition of CSO works in Tanzania
  • To provide and recommend the best mechanisms to track, document and recognize CSOs contribution to the national development and welfare of its people.
  • To assist THRDC and the respective CSOs regulatory organs to develop CSOs contribution tracking facility
  1. DELIVERABLE OF THE ASSIGNMENT

Upon successful completion of the task, the consultant is expected to submit;

A fully developed comprehensive finding report documenting the contribution of CSOs in the National development (responding to the objectives above)

For more information about this assignment please download the concept note below

How to Apply

Interested qualified consultants/team should submit their proposal (technical and financial) through the addresses below not later than 5th of May 2019.

To:

The National Coordinator,

Tanzania Human Rights Defenders Coalition,

P.O BOX 105926,

Dar es Salaam.

Or via

info@thrdc.or.tz

NOTE:

Tanzania Human Rights Defenders Coalition provides equal opportunity to all bidders. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply for this assignment irrespective of their gender, race or affiliation.