The Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) is a continental coalition of Civil Society Organizations from diverse backgrounds bringing together more than 1000 organizations in 45 African countries from Faith-based Organizations, Farmers and Pastoralists` Groups, Community-based organizations, Non-Governmental organizations, Trusts, Foundations, among other sectors with a common goal of promoting and advocating for Pro-poor, climate-friendly and equity-based responses to climate change.
PACJA aims at unifying and coordinating isolated civil society efforts on climate change advocacy in Africa, so as to ensure that pro-poor and people-centered response measures are accorded attention as governments in Africa seek to mainstream climate change into national poverty reduction and sustainable development strategies and actions.
In the pursuit of its mandate, PACJA collaborates and encourages strategic alliances with international partners, national governments, regional governmental bodies as well as individuals sharing its aspirations, to build an enhanced African profile that assures the continent’s visibility in international climate change dialogue processes.
PACJA in its 2016-2020 Strategic Plan has outlined the following specific objectives:
1: Policy influence
2: Public engagement and mobilization
3: Holding governments accountable
4: Research, knowledge development and communication
5: Institutional and governance strengthening
In line with the Strategic plan, PACJA is implementing the below described project within which consultancy services are sought for three countries: Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania to be done by 1 consultant from each of the individual countries.
PACJA is implementing a project ‘Strengthening the capacity of pastoralists organizations to engage in climate change processes at national and regional levels’ supported by Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa (OSIEA) in three countries; Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya. The project’s objectives are:
- To strengthen the capacity of Pastoralists organizations to engage in climate change processes at national and regional levels
- To build strong linkages and partnerships between Pastoralist organizations and other climate change Civil Society lobby groups at national, regional and international levels
The proposed consultancy is to contribute to the achievement of the above project objectives through:
- Enhancing civil society influence on policy change and review through evidence-based policy advocacy for the pastoral sector in the context of climate change
- Supporting civil society advocacy work through provision of a platform where pastoralists’ issues in the context of environmental and climate change reality are brought into light and governments held into account to respond to the concerns from vulnerable pastoral communities.
- Supporting Forum CC and PACJA Uganda and other pastoralist organization in the selected countries including Kenya with fact-based analysis in playing a critical role of holding governments to account with respect to the implementation of the Paris Agreement that secures the space to engage and rights of indigenous communities that include pastoralists, in generation of supportive policies and domestication of the Agreement
It is in this context that PACJA seeks the services of a suitably qualified Consultant or Consultancy firm to undertake study that will culminate into generating a Pastoralism Regulations Outlook in the context of climate change, a Policy Analysis Paper on pastoralism in in the context of climate change and a policy brief in the three individual countries, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.
SCOPE OF THE WORK
Working closely with the Programme Manager of PACJA or any of his designate at the Continental Secretariat, facilitating internal as well as multi-stakeholder consultation processes with PACJA national platforms in Tanzania and Uganda, other relevant government ministries and extensive review of relevant literature as may be required, the consultant will be expected to provide the following services:
- Familiarization with the history, vision and mission, and recent work of PACJA and reviewing of relevant previous and current materials relating to climate change and pastoralist groups.
- Evaluation of stakeholders inputs on extent to which pastoralists issues in climate change context are addressed in government policies, plans and strategies.
- Development and production of a Pastoralism Regulation Outlook in Kenya, Uganda or Tanzania and a Policy Analysis Paper on Pastoralism in the context of Climate change in the specific country.
- Provide specific recommendations based on the findings on how best to incorporate pastoralists concerns and issues that are exacerbated by climate change into policy making processes and policy documents
The work will entail the following tasks:
- Preparation of a first system/outline of the work;
- Consult with relevant PACJA departments, Forum CC (Tanzania), PACJA Chapter (Uganda) and other stakeholders in the development of the Analysis Paper. This will be a highly consultative process separate for each country (Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda)
- Undertake an analytical review of documents with a view of identifying key elements that are felt relevant for the work;
- Provide an Executive summary of the main findings and recommendations of the work, and a shorter text to be used in the Alliance’s reports.
- Submit 3 hard copies and a CD-ROM with all the documents reviewed, in electronic form to be used as a basis for knowledge management and documentation purposes.
- A 25 to 35 pages Policy analysis paper on pastoral regulations in Kenya, Uganda or Tanzania in the context of climate change A maximum of 10 pages of a Pastoralism Regulations Outlook(Kenya, Uganda , Tanzania) and a 2-4 page policy brief.
REPORTING AND ACCOUNTABILITY
The consultant will primarily report to the PACJA Programme Manager and work closely with cross functional task team led by the Project Officer in collaboration with Forum CC (Tanzania) and PACJA chapter (Uganda) in respective countries
REQUIRED EXPERTISE & COMPETENCIES:
The consultant is expected to possess the following qualifications:
- Minimum of 5 years’ experience in research, including working with Non-governmental organizations and government.
- In-depth knowledge of ASAL areas in country of interest (Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania) where pastoralists livelihoods are based
- Proven excellent communication and facilitation skills
- Highly motivated and committed to the values of transparency and integrity
- Fluency in English (written and spoken)
- Knowledge of NGOs operations is an advantage
PERFORMANCE SUCCESS INDICATORS
- The outcome of the work is to be credible and useful by PACJA, its national platforms in Tanzaina and Uganda and other stakeholders including pastoralist organizations and policy makers;
- The documents should add significant value to analytical preparations for future PACJA, the national platforms and pastoralist organizations’ programmes/actions
Deadline for submission of applications: AUGUST 23, 2017 (2:30pm GMT)