ToR: For Conducting an Assessment on the Status of the Implementation of SDG8 in Rwanda

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For Conducting an Assessment on the Status of the Implementation of SDG8 in Rwanda

Overview of Rwanda Women’s Network

The Rwanda Women’s Network (RWN) is a non-governmental organization dedicated to the promotion and improvement of the socio-economic welfare of women in Rwanda through enhancing their efforts to meet their basic needs. Rwanda Women’s Network mission is to work towards promotion and improvement of the socio-economic welfare of women in Rwanda by enhancing their efforts to meet their basic needs. Its mission is delivered through five key focus areas; Health Care and Support, Gender-Based Violence Response and Prevention, Socio-economic empowerment, Education and Knowledge Sharing and Governance and Leadership.

Background to Consultancy

The SDGs are global goals that currently define the development agenda (2030 Agenda) to eradicate issues such as poverty, inequality, injustice and improve people’s quality of life. The SDGs are a follow-up to the Millennium Development Goals and have been adopted by several countries including Rwanda which has initiated and committed to the integration process of the SDGs to the national development agenda.

In accordance with paragraph 84 of the 2030 Agenda, Member States have decided that the High-Level Forum Political Forum (HLPF) shall carry out regular voluntary reviews of the 2030 Agenda which will include developed and developing countries as well as relevant UN entities and other stakeholders. The reviews are state-led, involving ministerial and other relevant high-level participants and provide a platform for partnerships. The meeting of the HLPF on SDGs in 2019 will be held from July 9th – 18th, 2019; including the three-day ministerial meeting of the forum from July 16th – 18th, 2019. The theme will be “Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality“. In 2019, 51 countries including Rwanda have volunteered to present their national voluntary reviews to the HLPF. The set of goals to be reviewed in depth are the following: –

  1. Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  2. Goal 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
  3. Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries
  4. Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
  5. Goal 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
  6. Goal 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

In collaboration with the Rwanda CSO SDG5 Forum, RWN plans to engage into a process that will ensure informed engagement with the national process as well as production of a CSO Alternative Report on the focus SDGs for CSO led advocacy.

Scope of the work

For this specific piece of work, RWN is interested in working with a Consultant/Firm to do a Rwanda Status Report on the Implementation of SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth. The role of the consultancy is to assess where Rwanda is in relation to the implementation of SDG8 whose goal is to achieve full and productive employment and decent work for both men and women by 2030, document the gaps including highlights on gender-related challenges as well as key recommendations.

Deliverables:

  1. One high-quality Rwanda Status Report on the Implementation of SDG8
  2. A summarized position paper based on the above-mentioned report

Timeline:

All the above-mentioned activities are scheduled to be done in 15 days (by mid-March) i.e. assessment, draft report, validation meeting and finalizing of report. The details and specifics of this activity will be included in the contract agreement.

Qualifications:

  • At least 3 years of practical experience in research on decent work and economic growth as well as gender and women empowerment
  • Ability to connect with people and gather relevant information
  • Fluency in Kinyarwanda and English.

Submission of Expression of Interest/ Application should include:

  • Maximum two-page Consultants understanding of the task including at least 3 links/samples of similar work
  • Proposed work plan
  • Proposed fee (transportation and communication needed for the assignment should be included)
  • Company/Individual profile & CVs of lead Consultants with at least 3 references.

Proposals can be sent by email to rwawnet@rwanda1.rw

Or delivered by hand to:

RWN offices

Gacuriro – Kinyinya Sector Street No KG 428

(Near SOS Technical School)

Closing day of receiving proposals:

Expression of interest should be submitted by February 25th, 2019. Women are encouraged to apply.

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