Short-Term Expert   Terms of Reference: Academic Trainer on the rights of Indigenous Peoples and Minorities   Location: Yangon and suburbs   Assignment schedule: June or August, 2019      1) Backgrou…

Short-Term Expert

 

Terms of Reference: Academic Trainer on the rights of Indigenous Peoples and Minorities

 

Location: Yangon and suburbs

 

Assignment schedule: June or August, 2019

 

 

 1) Background

 

The Denmark-Myanmar Programme on Rule of Law and Human Rights (2016-2020) (hereafter the Programme) supports the Union Attorney General’s Office, the Office of the Supreme Court of the Union, lawyers, CSOs as well as the law departments of Dagon and East Yangon Universities in strengthening capacities on core aspects of rule of law and human rights and supporting reform in relevant areas. The Programme which has a total grant of DKK 70 million (approximately USD 10 million) is based on participatory approaches supporting partners to identify their own needs and priorities and taking lead in implementation of activities.

 

The governance of the programme is based on joint decision-making with partners through co-chaired Steering Committees. The programme is part of the Denmark- Myanmar Country Programme (2016-2020) endorsed by a bilateral government-to- government agreement between Myanmar and Denmark as well as MoUs with all key stakeholders. The Programme funded by the Embassy of Denmark in Myanmar and comprised of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) as a joint venture which has been contracted to provide technical assistance to the programme through a team of experts supporting implementation.

 

2) Description of the Assignment

 

The Denmark-Myanmar Programme works to build up the human rights education in Myanmar higher education system. In this connection, the Programme cooperates with the universities to enhance the different thematic human rights education topics. Under the joint workplan 2019, the Programme and partner universities agreed to enhance the knowledge on the rights of indigenous peoples and ethnic minorities topics. The rights of indigenous peoples are a vast array of issues. Thus, the participants aspire to learn more about the topic through learning opportunities of related international human rights instruments such as the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the ILO Convention No. 169, etc. In addition, the participants also demand to understand the collective nature of indigenous peoples' rights whereas the universal nature of human rights apply to individual; and the achievement of sustainable development goals (SDG) from the perspectives of the rights of indigenous peoples and ethnic minorities.

 

The Programme has identified the need for an expert to deliver a contextual tailored training on the above-detailed subject matter. In furtherance, the incumbent must be available to design and deliver the 3-day training for the law faculties in June or August 2019.

 

This is as per the 2019 approved workplan and budget specifically Activity 1.1.1c- Training of and ongoing advice to the law departments: Training on Indigenous Peoples and Ethnic Minorities Rights.

 

 

3) Objectives

 

The objective of the assignment is

  • Increase knowledge of law lecturers on the rights of indigenous peoples and ethnic minorities through interactive teaching;
  • Augment the capacity of the human rights education teaching to further strengthen the human rights education programme in Myanmar universities.

 

 

4) Deliverables

 

The short-term expert will be expected to deliver the following outputs:

 

  • A three-day training on the rights of indigenous peoples and ethnic minorities, which includes Human Rights Education principles and invites reflection on teaching methodologies;
  • Brief evaluation and report on the workshop, including recommendations for the Programme on how to strengthen knowledge and integrate minorities rights into the human rights law curricula at tertiary education level.

 

5) Activities of the Short-Term Expert

 

The short-term expert will:

  • Develop and deliver a three-day training on the rights of indigenous peoples and ethnic minorities, which will include modern teaching methodologies, to the law faculty staff of partner universities
  • Conduct brief evaluation of the workshop, submit end of activity report, including recommendations for the Programme on how to strengthen knowledge and integrate ‘minorities rights’ into the human rights law curricula at tertiary education level.

 

6) Timing and Costs Schedule

 

 

Output

Timing

Cost

Preparation training

of

a

3-day

June or August 2019

3 days

 Delivering training

June or August 2019

3 days

Produce brief report evaluating the training, including recommendations on continuing work with the related topic

June or August 2019

1 day

Travel

June or August 2019

1 day

 

Total inputs – 8 days (Please be noted that counting travel days has flexibility depending on the location of the short-term expert).

 

 

7) Qualification of the short-term expert

 

The short-term expert should have:

 

  • Relevant University Degree and preferable on International Human Rights Law and/or Social Science;
  • Experience working with the rights of indigenous peoples and ethnic minorities
  • Experience delivering training related to the aforementioned topic, and the relationship between international human rights law and domestic law
  • Experience in working with universities in developing countries;
  • Experience in working in projects related to improving the rule of law and human rights in developing countries;

 

 

8) Application

 

Applicants for the consultancy may be Myanmar based, or located outside the country. Applicants need to provide 1) their CV, 2) a technical bid/cover letter of no more than 2 pages outlining their qualifications and expertise in undertaking the assignment, 3) 2-3 references that can speak to the consultants training and/or rights of indigenous peoples and ethnic minorities capacity,  4) a financial bid that includes daily rates and other expected expenses (not including local travel in Myanmar), and 5) a brief proposal on the delivering training. Applications will be evaluation both on technical and financial grounds, however, technical factors will be given greater weight if the consultant's offer is within the activity budget.

 

Supervisor:  Senior Legal Adviser of the Human Rights Education Programme Team

 

The following financial arrangements will apply:

  • Fees for services

The applicant will propose a daily rate for the services under these terms of reference.

 

  • Travel expenses

All travel related expenses for work under this consultancy (visa fees, hotel, airport transfers, local transportation and daily subsistence allowance to cover food and incidental expenses) will be covered. Any international travel must be included within the financial bid.

 

 

Applications conforming to these requirements should be sent to the email address asia-recruitment@icj.org by later than 10 May 2019.

TOR-Indigenous%20and%20Minorities.pdf

 

 For any further information, please contact: eilw@humanrights.dk 

Note:

The Programme reserves the right to change or cancel this TOR at any time during the selection process.

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