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Call for ‘Expression of Interest’ for Consultancy For AIPP Child and Youth Policy Development

Call for ‘Expression of Interest’ for Consultancy
For
AIPP Child and Youth Policy Development

 

A. About Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP)

AIPP was founded in 1988 and established its Office in Thailand with the conduct of its first General Assembly in 1992. At present, AIPP is described as an organisation of Indigenous Peoples’ movements in Asia with 47 member organisations from 14 countries. It is primarily set up to build solidarity on common issues and concerns as well as to create shared vision of Indigenous Peoples in the region. The steady growth of AIPP over the years reflects not only the growing recognition of AIPP as an organization addressing Indigenous Peoples’ needs and aspirations, but the growing self-identification of marginalized groups in Asia as Indigenous Peoples, which they see as a way to overcome discrimination and counter the violation of their individual and collective human rights and to realize their right to self-determination.

In addition, AIPP also coordinates and directly supports the following networks from several countries of Asia region:

  1. Indigenous Peoples Human Rights Defenders (IPHRD)
  2. Network of Indigenous Women in Asia (NIWA)
  3. Asia Indigenous Youth Platform (AIYP)
  4. Indigenous Voices of Asia Network (IVAN)
  5. Indigenous Knowledge and Peoples of Asia (IKPA)

B. Background

Indigenous Peoples have their unique child and youth development practices deeply rooted in their cultures, worldview, way of life, and spiritual system. AIPP recognizes the significance of preserving these practices while ensuring the rights and welfare of children and youth. By promoting culturally sensitive child and youth policies, AIPP aims to strike a balance between safeguarding indigenous values and principles and ensuring children’s rights and well-being.

Through Asia Indigenous Youth Platform (AIYP) and one Indigenous youth representation in AIPP Executive Council structure, AIPP prioritizes empowerment of Indigenous youths and mainstreaming youth and children issue across our strategy, programmes, and plans. However, the maintain consistency of giving importance to youth and child as well as ensuring this importance in the different processes and levels need clearly policy guidelines and agenda. The proposed “Child and Youth Policy” is to ensure mainstreaming and inclusion of Indigenous child and youth agenda, and focus of inter-generational engagement in AIPP and its members priorities.

Articles 21 and 22 of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) emphasized on the rights of Indigenous child and youth, and the proposed policy is also to implement this normative framework into practice. These articles address the rights of indigenous children and youth and emphasize the need for special protection and opportunities for them. As a regional platform of the Indigenous People in Asia, AIPP intends to incorporate these principles within its sphere, members, partners, and network, to ensuring recognition of the rights of indigenous children and youth.

The primary objective of this proposal is to develop a Child and Youth Policy for AIPP that will guide AIPP, AIYP, partners, and member organizations to:

  1. grounding normative policies framework and Indigenous practices for AIPP’s Child and Youth Policy by reviewing existing child and youth related initiatives and international polices with a specific focus on key instruments such as the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), UNESCO, and Save the Children, aligning it with the principles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention 169;
  2. develop a “Child and Youth Policy” for ensuring and promoting the rights of indigenous children and youth and to guide AIPP and AIYP in developing priorities and agenda;

C. Consultant Qualifications

The consultant should demonstrate and provide examples of previous experience in the performance of similar services as follows:

  • Knowledge and familiarity on Indigenous Peoples’ issues and movement in Asia
  • Consultant should have a master’s degree in related fields or equivalent work experience. Preference will be given to those holding a PhD in the relevant field.
  • Consultant should have working experience Child and Youth Policy and sound knowledge on international policy framework with a specific focus on key instruments Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), UNESCO, and Save the Children,
  • The consultant must have clear understanding on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention 169;
  • Experience in, and a thorough understanding in developing Policy Development particularly long working experience with Child and Youth.
  • Good knowledge of local context (culture, politics, and geography); familiarity with the situations in Asia will be added asset.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

D. Timeframe

The estimated duration of the contract for the website development is 20 working days spread over December 2023. The consultant has to submit a clear work plan with specific timelines, which will be reviewed and agreed upon at the beginning of the consultancy work.

The consultant will be notified on 30 November, 2023. A brief meeting call will be scheduled to brief AIPP on the background information to develop the requested deliverables.

The consultant shall execute the lists of tasks and deliverables provided as follows:

No.

Description of Consultancy Areas

Deliverables

No. of Day

1

Desk Reviews

Deliverable 1.1: A summary of key findings, recommendations, and policy scope from the desk review (1-2 pages)

5

Deliverable 1.2: A draft policy framework based on desk review

3

2

Key Informant Interviews

Deliverable 2.1: Interview structure, questionaries, and methodologies

2

Deliverable 2.2: Interview results

3

3

Drafting Policy

Deliverable 3.1: A draft version of “Child and Youth Policy.

5

4

Policy Finalization

Deliverable 4.1: Finalized “Child and Youth Policy” by incorporating the First Party’s policy consultation inputs

2

Total Number of Consultancy Day

20

E. Application process

AIPP invites eligible and qualified interested Consultant to submit their non-binding proposals/applications in English, indicating “**Child and Youth Policy for AIPP**” in the subject line via email to sujash@aippnet.org cc’ing kishor@aippnet.org and  by 29 November, 2023 latest 24:59 PM BKK (Bangkok time).

The interested Consultant(s) are is/are requested to submit a technical and financial proposal with following information:

1. A technical offer should include:

  • Understanding of the scope of work;
  • Proposed methodology / approach and clear timeline with expected working days and deliverables;
  • Proposed technology (with justification);
  • highlighting the pros and cons of the technology proposed;
  • Sample(s) of similar work completed by the consultant; at least three links (preferably for NGO/INGOs).
  • A CV of the Consultant

2. A financial offer, including:

  • Detailed cost break-down of the assignment
  • Tax element, if applicable.

Only qualified shortlisted consultant(s) will be notified.

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