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Aug 25, 2017

FIDA Kenya Terms of Reference Handbook on Legal and Policy Framework on Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights

Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA Kenya)
 
Terms of Reference Handbook on Legal and Policy Framework on Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights
 
Introduction: The 2010 Constitution of Kenya guarantees every person the right to the highest attainable standard of health which includes the right to health care services, including reproductive health care. 

The Constitution also protects the right to emergency medical treatment and outlines the circumstances in which the right of access to safe legal abortion applies. 

 
Rights facilitative of the foregoing guarantees include access to information, the right to freedom and security of the person (including the right to be free from torture, cruel and degrading treatment and punishment), the right to privacy, among others. 

These rights have been elaborated in several laws and policy documents including the Children Act; the Sexual Offences Act; the HIV and AIDS Prevention and Control Act; the Teachers Service Act, the National Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH) Policy, the National Health Policy, among others. 

These rights impose an obligation on the government to ensure that health services are available, accessible, and acceptable and of good quality [Center for Reproductive Health Rights].

Context: The Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA Kenya) is a non-governmental, non-partisan, non-profit making membership organization whose vision is a society free from all forms of discrimination. 

FIDA Kenya’s mission is to promote women’s individual and collective power to claim their rights in all spheres of life.
 
As a member of the Reproductive Health Rights Alliance, FIDA Kenya recognizes reproductive rights as any other right embodied in the Constitution and in other regional and international law. 

FIDA Kenya’s advocacy for sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR) is premised on the basis that human rights are universal, inalienable, indivisible, interdependent and interrelated.

The 2010 Kenyan Constitution guarantees SRHRA by providing inter-alia under Article 43(1) a … that each person has the right to the highest attainable standard of health, which includes the right to health care services including reproductive health care. 

Similar acknowledgements are seen in various international and regional human rights instruments such as the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and the Maputo Protocol.

In order to promote understanding and foster full implementation of the Constitutional guarantees for sexual and reproductive health rights, FIDA Kenya seeks to develop a handbook on legal and policy framework on sexual and reproductive health rights aligning the Constitution provisions on SRHR with international and regional instruments which include: the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women, the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, the Maputo Plan of Action on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights among other instruments.
 
Objectives: The overall purpose of developing a handbook on Sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR) is to aid understanding of the existing legal and policy frameworks on SRHR in line with the Constitution and International and Regional instruments. 

The primary objective is: To develop a handbook on legal and policy framework on sexual and reproductive health rights aligning the Constitutional provisions on SRHA with international and regional human rights instruments.
 
Key Deliverable: A handbook on legal and policy framework on sexual and reproductive health rights in line with the Constitution and the international and regional instruments
 
Timelines: It is envisaged that the consultancy will require a total of approximately 20 calendar days. The three key deliverables must be completed by 20th September 2017. 

A tentative timeline for this consultancy is presented below. This will be finalized with the consultant.

Outputs and Timeline
  • TOR reviewed and agreed by the Consultant and the FIDA team: 1 day
  • Consultant reviews resources and develops outline structure for the Handbook: 2 days
  • Consultant develops draft handbook: 7 days
  • Consultant reviews feedback from FIDA Team and develops final draft: 10 days
Skills and Competencies
 
FIDA Kenya is looking for a consultant with the following minimum qualifications:
  1. University degree in law or social sciences, a Masters Degree will be an added advantage.
  2. Demonstrable experience designing and delivering handbooks for advocacy on sexual and reproductive health rights
  3. Excellent knowledge in sexual and reproductive health rights
  4. Excellent writing, conceptual and analytical skills
Application Procedure

Interested consultants are requested to submit a brief expression of interest (no more than 5 pages) including the following: outline proposed structure of the handbook; estimated budget; relevant experience; and two referees. 

Proposals should be submitted to [email protected] and copy to [email protected] stating in the subject line ‘HAND BOOK ON SRHR’ by 1700hours on 1st September 2017.

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