TECHNICAL CONSULTANT TO DEVELOP A SAFETY AND PROTECTION GUIDE FOR SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY AND EXPRESSION HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS
WHO WE ARE
The National Coalition of Human Rights Defenders–Kenya (NCHRD-K) is a national organization incorporated in the Republic of Kenya as a Trust. Its mission is to strengthen the capacity of human rights defenders (HRDs) to work effectively in the country and to reduce their vulnerability to the risk of persecution, through protection, capacity building, and advocacy for a favourable legal and policy environment. Established in 2007, NCHRD-K is the only national organisation that works primarily for the protection of HRDs.
PURPOSE OF THE CONSULTANCY
The NCHRD-K is seeking the services of a consultant to develop a safety and protection guide for sexual orientation and gender identity and expression human rights defenders.
OBJECTIVE OF THE CONSULTANCY
TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CONSULTANT
The consultant will develop a safety and protection guide “The Protection guide for SOGIE HRDs and HRDs working on SOGIE issues in Kenya”
The consultant will:
The consultant is expected to work directly with NCHRD-K and liaise with any other partners as may be determined by NCHRD-K for any technical and operational support that he/she may require during the consultancy. The Consultant(s) will be supervised by NCHRD-K Secretariat.
The consultant must be ready to start work immediately upon appointment. The maximum number of days allowable for the consultancy work shall not exceed twenty (20) working days.
PROFILE AND EXPERIENCE OF CONSULTANT
Candidates for this consultancy should possess the following minimum qualifications:
Interested consultants must include in their application the following:
SUBMISSION OF PROPOSAL
Interested and qualified consultants should submit their application to email@example.com with the subject “TECHNICAL CONSULTANT APPLICATION” on or before 7th April 2017.
Download the booklet at: http://nchrdk.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/HRD-award-2016.pdf
Article 31 of the Constitution specifically protects the right to privacy. It states:
“Every person has the right to privacy, which includes the right not to have—
(a) their person, home or property searched;
(b) their possessions seized;
(c) information relating to their family or private affairs unnecessarily required or revealed; or
(d) the privacy of their communications infringed.”
Furthermore, Article 2 of Kenya’s Constitution states that Kenya’s international obligations, such as its commitment to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which include privacy rights, are part of Kenyan domestic law. It states:
“(5) The general rules of international law shall form part of the law of Kenya.
(6) Any treaty or convention ratified by Kenya shall form part of the law of Kenya under this Constitution.”
Kenya is a signatory to or has ratified a number of international conventions with privacy implications, including:
The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) collects statistics on the communications sector. Mobile penetration was recorded at 83.9% in June 2015, with 36.1 million mobile subscriptions. There were an estimated 29.6 million internet users in Kenya in June 2015, with 69% of the population having access to the internet, according to the CA.
Social media is widely used in Kenya. According to a June 2015 report by the Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE), social media platforms such as blogs, Twitter and Facebook have “become an effective tool through which Kenyans can write on topics of interest to them as well as exercise their freedom to free speech.”
Popular platforms include Twitter and Facebook. Facebook had 4 million Kenyan users in June 2015. Kenya had over 700,000 confirmed monthly active users on Twitter, the majority of which accessed Twitter on a daily basis.
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