|Location:||Johannesburg, Hydepark Sandton|
|Company:||Graca Machel Trust|
Call for Proposals: Identifying and documenting good practice in the utilisation of complaints procedures of the African Children’s Charter by children and civil society.
The Graca Machel Trust (GMT) would like to enlist the services of a consultant to carry out a study to identify and document good practice and gaps in the utilization of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC) complaints procedure by civil society, children and children’s organizations in East and Southern Africa. The consultant will be expected to carry out the task through a desktop study and key informant interviews across East and Southern Africa
The African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (African Children’s Charter) is a comprehensive instrument that sets out rights and defines universal principles and norms for the status of children on the African continent. It was adopted by the Organization of African Unity, now the African Union (AU), in 1990. The African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC) was established a little after that, in 2001, with a mandate to promote and protect the rights enshrined in the African Charter. The ACERWC came into existence to complement the efforts of the already existing human rights mechanisms such as the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, the African Commission and the African Court.
The ACERWC not only receives scheduled AU Member State reports on their progress in promoting and protecting children’s rights as provided for in the African Children’s Charter, but is also able to receive complaints raised by individuals and civil society against AU Member States who violate their obligations enshrined in the African Children’s Charter.
Minimum requirements of the consultant:
- An advanced degree in a relevant field of study.
- Experience in carrying out both qualitative and quantitative studies and the preparation of reports of academic quality.
- Excellent spoken and written English.
- Excellent writing and documentation skills.
- Ability to work under tight delivery dates.
- Familia with the children’s rights and the non-governmental sector in East and Southern Africa.
- Familiarity with the AU and its systems an added advantage.
Submission of proposals
The Graca Machel Trust would like to invite interested consultants who meet the minimum requirements to submit their proposals via email to
no later than 23 June 2017. The proposals should be in word document format and not more than three pages, with the following included:
- A clear, detailed demonstration of an understanding of the task and its deliverables
- A proposed schedule of milestones, deliverables, proposed number of days and related costs
- Proof of past deliverables and references
- CV of the consultant with 3 reachable references
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Posted on 15 Jun 21:31
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