TOR for Consultancy: Conducting of a Research on the barriers to the effective implementation of the PPTA 2012 – African Centre for Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture Victims (ACTV)

TOR Title:  Terms of Reference for Consultancy: Conducting of a Research on the barriers to the effective implementation of the PPTA 2012.

Organisation: African Centre for Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture Victims (ACTV)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

 

Background and Summary

The African Centre for Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture Victims (ACTV) is a Non-Governmental Organization whose mandate it to advocate against torture, GBV and other forms of violence from state and non-state actors and provide holistic care to survivors. ACTV with support from the Royal Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands is implementing a project titled “Strengthen torture and ill treatment prevention and accountability mechanisms in Uganda.” Through this project, ACTV is seeking the services of a highly professional and experienced consultant to undertake a research on the barriers to effective implementation of the PPTA 2012.

The Prevention and Prohibition of Torture Act was enacted in 2012, eleven years down the road, where are we in terms of its implementation in relation to accountability for acts of torture and the rehabilitation of survivors of torture. The key challenges relating to the implementation of the law but also the ways through which implementation can be effected to achieve the set objectives in the law.

 

With this in mind, it is important to carry out a research which will inform ACTV and other relevant stakeholders to take action in addressing the barriers to effective implementation of the PPTA (2012)

 

Purpose of the Research

The purpose of the research is to assess the situation of Torture prevalence, the level of implementation of the PTTA and establish the barriers to the effective implementation of the PPTA 2012. This should in turn help ACTV to collect evidence on the gaps, challenges, and suitable recommendations to support the organization’s advocacy initiatives and programming. In addition, the findings of the study will inform the relevant stakeholders to take action in addressing the barriers to effective implementation of the PPTA (2012)

 

Specific Objectives

The Objectives of this study are;

  1. To assess the current situation on torture to highlight the prevalence of torture in the country.
  2. To establish the level of awareness on the PPTA 2012 among the right holders and duty bearers.
  3. To assess the level of implementation on the PPTA 2012 among the relevant Institutions including cases adjudicated under the PPTA.
  4. To assess the factors that affect the implementation of the PPTA 2012.

 

Methodology

The methodology will, be developed by the consultant, as well as all relevant tools and presented in the inception report. The selected methodology should be participatory in nature, with meaningful engagements conducted with the relevant key stakeholders.

 

The data collection method should include the use of a number of approaches to gain a deeper understanding of the overall questions to be addressed by the research;

  • What is the current situation on torture in the country?
  • What is the level of awareness on the PPTA 2012 among the right holders and duty bearers?
  • What is the level of implementation on the PPTA 2012 among the relevant Institutions?
  • What are the factors that affect the implementation of the PPTA 2012?

 

Next to the data collection method, an appropriate and strategic sampling method should be selected e.g. snowball sampling, purposeful random sampling or mixed purposeful sampling methods.

 

Expected deliverables

The consultant is, expected to lead, accomplish and submit the following deliverables within the agreed timeframe and budget:

  1. An inception report, which will serve as an agreement between parties on how the research study will be, conducted. Items to address:
    • Understanding of the issues and questions raised in the ToR
    • Data sources; how to assess the questions in the ToR
    • Research methodology, including suggested sample and size
    • Schedule of activities (timeline)
    • Detailed budget
    • Appropriate validated draft data collection tools (e.g. methodological guidelines, group interview questions)
  2. Draft research report
  3. Presentation of the main findings to the relevant stakeholders for validation
  4. Submission of 3 Hard Copies of the final report customized and well designed.

 

Duration: The consultant is expected to complete the assignment within 30 working days after being contracted.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

 Required

  1. At least a Master’s degree in law, Human Rights, Social Sciences, Development Studies and any other related fields.
  2. Extensive knowledge in Uganda’s criminal justice system, Justice Law and Order sector, and internationally recognized human rights values and principles.
  3. Proven experience in conducting human rights research preferably in the field of torture.
  4. Demonstrated experience with quantitative and qualitative research and statistical data analysis.
  5. Proven record of communicating with survivors of survivors of torture.
  6. Relevant subject matter knowledge and experience regarding the thematic areas of this research

 

Submission of application

Along with their CV interested candidates should submit:

A technical proposal explaining, their comprehension of the, ToR, and how they would approach this assignment, summarising, the methodologies, and approaches they, plan to use, including a timeline.

  • Two samples of similar previous assignments
  • Their availability
  • A financial proposal outlining their expected fees and costs

Candidates who possess the relevant requirements should submit their application to actv@actvuganda.org  or ceo@actvuganda.org

 

Deadline: 15th December 2023.

 

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Date Posted 2023-11-30
Valid Through 2023-12-15
Employment Type CONTRACTOR
Hiring Organization African Centre for Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture Victims (ACTV)
Job Location Kampala, Kampala, Kampala, 0256, Uganda