TOR – DRAFTING OF THE LEGACY REPORT OF HEADS OF STATE & GOVERNMENT DURING THE CHAIRPERSONSHIP OF H.E IDRISS DEBY ITNO, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF CHAD
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DRAFTING OF THE LEGACY REPORT OF HEADS OF STATE & GOVERNMENT DURING THE CHAIRPERSONSHIP OF H.E IDRISS DEBY ITNO, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF CHAD
TERMS OF REFERENCE
The African Union Heads of State and Government established the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) in 2003 with the primary purpose of fostering practices that lead to political stability, high economic growth, sustainable and inclusive development, as well as accelerated regional and continental integration. The APRM seeks to contribute to the redress of challenges in governance and socio-economic development among member states of the African Union. The APRM focuses on four thematic areas: (i) Democracy and political governance; (ii) Economic management and governance; (iii) Corporate governance; and (iv) Socio-economic development.
In fostering these practices, the APRM supports participating countries to undertake a Country Self-Assessment and field an independent eternal review mission the outcomes of which culminate into a peer review exercise at the level of Heads of State. The review among others involves extensive and detailed consultations with government, private sector, civil society and other stakeholders, culminating in a peer review exercise at the level of Heads of State and Government.
The legal instrument that operationalised the APRM was the APRM Base Document which was the basis of APRM legal personality until August 2016 when the APRM Statute on the revitalisation was adopted in Nairobi, Kenya.
A key feature of the APRM is that it is a homegrown, home-led and home-owned initiative. This feature, and its voluntary nature, are important in buttressing and consolidating Africa’s ownership of its governance and self-determination. As an assessment and monitoring tool, the APRM also participates in tracking progress towards meeting the governance-related aspects of regional and international development aspirations and commitments including AU’s Agenda 2063 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
- Project Description
H.E. Idris Derby Into served as Chair of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) from Jan 2017 to Feb 2020 when he will hand over to H.E. Cyril Ramaphosa during the APR Forum of Heads of State and Government Participating in the African Peer Review Mechanism in Feb 2020 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The report is a token of collective gratitude and appreciation by the APRM family and all stakeholders for the APR Chairpersons leadership during his leadership at the helm of the Continental Mechanism.
- The rationale for the Legacy Report
Of benefits to draft a Legacy Report are:
- The potential to influence the incoming Chairperson to want to leave behind a significant legacy;
- To motivate more Heads of State and Government to attend the APRM Forum meetings;
- New or incoming Heads of State and Government can potentially be sensitised / familiarised on the APRM, its operations and objectives;
- To draft a satisfactory Legacy Report, the Consultant shall undertake the following Deliverables
- Provide an account of the key projects implemented under the tenure of President Idris Derby Into’s Chairpersonship under the leadership of the Continental Mechanism;
- develop a comprehensive Concept Note guiding the drafting of the Legacy Report and its dissemination/ marketing strategy;
- develop a skeleton/ outline of the Legacy Report for approval;
- participate in meetings with the Republic of Chad Presidency Office, APRM Continental Secretariat, Chad Focal Points and Chad National Governing Council.
The Consultant shall report directly to the Project Coordinator and will submit all deliverables as per the Terms of Reference.
6. Envisioned Timeframe
- The first Concept Note should be available within 2 weeks of signing the consultancy;
- Present a Concept Note & Outline within 4 weeks of the signing of the consultancy;
- Finalise and submit the Draft Legacy Report for approval in November 2019
- Operational Skills
- Ability to do research, ensure results-based management and reporting;
- Good knowledge of African Union Agenda 2063, African Union shared values, APRM programmes;
- An expert level of understanding the APRM and the governance challenges of the African Continent;
- A Master’s degree from an internationally recognised institution in Public Administration, Public Policy, Political Science, Economics, Development Studies, International Political Economy, Public Governance or other closely related field.
- Academic research and work with research institutions, universities, think tanks or policy advisories related to the thematic areas in the context of Africa is required. Experience with the APRM or other international institutions is an added advantage.
- At least 5 years of professional experience in research preferably in governance and policy-related research and strategic planning;
- Excellent research, drafting and communication capacity;
- Experience in planning as well as conducting research and coordination.
- Period of payment
The full payment will be made after total completion of assignment.
The Consultant may carry out the assignment, from a location of his/her choice.
- General Information
All consultancies will be advertised on an equal opportunity basis.
The performance criteria to be used to assess the consultant shall be based on the deliverables and scope of work defined in this ToRs.
- Language of assignment
The Legacy Report may be presented in English or French.
- Evaluation Criteria
The selection will be done based on the following criteria.
|· A Master’s degree from an internationally recognised institution in Public Administration, Public Policy, Political Science, Economics, Development Studies, International Political Economy, Public Governance or other closely related field.
· Minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience of research in governance, policy development, socio-economic development and in other governance related areas.
|Additional evaluation criteria||Max. Point||Score|
|· Expert level understanding of the APRM and the governance challenges of the African Continent.||30|
|· Demonstrated ability to write to a very high standard as evidenced by previous examples of relevant work accomplished in the field.||50|
|· Fluency in spoken English or French and ability to write lucid reports and documents in English or French is required; knowledge of the other language will be an added advantage.||20|
- Mode of Application
All applications in writing should be accompanied by up-to-date Certified Curriculum Vitae and supporting documents with the names and addresses of three referees, one of which should be the last consultancy and addressed to:
African Peer Review Mechanism Secretariat
Private Bag XO8, Halfway House
Physical Address: 230 15th Road, 1st Floor,
Raandjies Park, Midrand, 1685,
Contact: Project Coordinator
Email: [email protected]
Closing date: 14th October 2019 at 1700 hrs RSA time.
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