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Individual Consultant - Socio-Economic Study of Discriminatory Groups

Country : Gabon
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Individual Consultant - Socio-Economic Study of Discriminatory Groups

TOT Ref No : 32905024
Competition : ICB
Financier : UN System
Maison des Nations Unies Pont du Gue-Gue Libreville Tel: /
Email :libreville@unicef.org
URL :http://www.unicef.org/
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Tenders are invited for Individual Consultant - Socio-Economic Study of Discriminatory Groups in Gabon, Statistics Component - 2 months. 1. Background and rationale Gabon is committed in the framework of the 2030 Agenda, related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to progressively eliminate poverty and social exclusion. The goal is to achieve inclusive development that is inclusive of all citizens. Likewise, the country, which is in line with all African countries with respect to the 2063 vision, aspires to prosperity based on inclusive growth and sustainable, people-centered human development, and above all based on the potential of the people. women and young people. As such, social measures aimed at the development of vulnerable population groups are being implemented at Government level. As such, several actions and programs have been initiated by the public authorities. This is particularly the case of social protection, with the establishment of the CNAMGS, the National Fund for Social Assistance (FNAS and Project Seed.) Similarly, there was the project "a young equal job ", A punctual action of the State, which had for ambition to give a second chance to the young Gabonese left the school circuits, penalized by the financial obstacle, to join the professional world by the self-employment. As part of the affirmative action framework, the Government promulgated the Quota Law to promote young people and women to senior positions in senior administration as well as to elective and gender promotion posts. Despite the existence of these actions, we note that a sizeable segment of the population still lives below the poverty line. This is the case of indigenous peoples. Yet indigenous peoples in the Gabonese Republic enjoy the same rights as other citizens. Nevertheless, in practice, these peoples are victims of discrimination. They do not benefit from public services in the same way as their Bantou counterparts. Even if it is true that these people, said, "of the forest" live on the fringes of global development and that the integration of their communities into Gabonese society is not effective, such a reality of compatriots can not leave indifferent the Ministry in charge of Equal Opportunities, which ensures the technical supervision of the Inequalities Observatory. With this in mind, it therefore appears urgent and imperative to consider a thorough knowledge of the living conditions of indigenous peoples in order to put in place concrete actions capable of remedying this state of affairs. Specifically, this study aims to find ways and means to target all of these populations to benefit from assistance and social protection programs and more, with a view to their social integration. It is in this context that the Observatory of Social Inequalities in collaboration with UNICEF is seeking a consultant to collect socio-economic data of indigenous peoples in Gabon. These data will form the basis of a four-year Action Plan for Indigenous Peoples. 2. General objective The general objective of the study is to collect the socio-economic, cultural and environmental data of indigenous peoples for the development of a development plan for indigenous peoples. The results of this study will contribute to the development of integration programs and projects for Gabonese indigenous peoples. Specific objectives Specifically , it is to: Identify the detailed socio-economic parameters of the Pygmy communities in relation to their way of life which are parameters of classification of social classes (habitat, equipment, etc.); health, education and access to civil status; Identify the perceptions and attitudes of these communities vis-à-vis the social protection mechanisms put in place by the government; To propose an efficient and participative mechanism for improving the socio-economic living conditions of Pygmy communities; Produce a development plan for Indigenous Peoples; Develop mapping of spatial localization areas of indigenous peoples; Assess the level of enjoyment of basic social services (health insurance, vaccination, access to education and health, training, etc.), as well as opportunities for development (jobs, human rights). Study population This study targets Pygmy populations living in three provinces of Gabon namely, Haut-Ogooué, Ogooué-Ivindo and Woleu-Ntem. 3. Methodology and Technical Approach: The methodology adopted is that of the description of the socio-economic and cultural conditions of indigenous peoples and their perceptions and attitudes towards the social protection mechanisms put in place by the government. a) Collection strategy The methodology used for this study is based on a participatory approach in consultation with all the actors and partners concerned in particular, the Observatory of Social Inequalities, the General Directorate of Social Protection (DGPS), the General Directorate of Well-Being (DGBE), the Directorate General of Social Affairs (DGAS), the Directorate General of Human Rights (DGDH), the Directorate General of Equal Opportunities, local authorities, civil society or NGOs, etc. It should first be based on a documentary review of the situation of indigenous peoples and their accessibility to the social protection mechanisms put in place by the Government. Then, interviews will be conducted on the living conditions of indigenous peoples as well as the main actors in the management of social safety nets. • Desk review: During this first stage of the study, the Consultant will have to analyze all the documentation on the theme of the indigenous peoples and the type of exclusion that affects this category of population. In addition, it will verify the Legal Reference Framework, ie all legal instruments relating to human rights in general, and the rights of indigenous peoples in particular, adopted at national level or ratified at the regional level and / or by the Government. • Data collection: The study focuses on collecting quantitative and qualitative data. Quantitative data will be accessed through structured questionnaire-supported household interviews, while qualitative data will be obtained using techniques such as semi-structured interviews with key informants and focus group discussions in selected villages. targeted. To this should be added the direct observation technique of observing and describing the behavior and environment of each household, the lifestyles of indigenous peoples, their marginalization status and experiences of development and self-promotion in their favor. • Meetings and interviews: the consultant will have the opportunity to meet and talk with the local authorities (Prefect, Mayor, President of the County Council) and some local NGO officials. These interviews will complement the results of the survey and the specific context of indigenous peoples. This is to say that overall, the development of observation instruments or the construction of information collection or production instruments can be summarized as: direct or indirect observation, surveys in the form of focus groups and mini workshops. b) Collection team For reasons of reliability and completeness of the data to be collected, the collection team will be composed as follows: • The national consultant; • An enumerator by province from an active association for the defense of the rights of indigenous peoples; • A guide. This is usually the representative of the indigenous peoples in each locality. c) Collection period The field data collection period is estimated at twenty (21) days at seven (7) days per province. d) Collection Tools: Socio-Economic Survey Questionnaire The variables observed for this socio-economic study are as follows: 1. Identification of household members. These are the demographic data (Name and surname, sex, household size, age structure in the household, seniority in the community ...); 2. Behavior and habitat. This is information on the physical health status of household members and habitat conditions (direct observation of the interviewer); 3. Level of access to goods and certain benefits: land, health and social services (health care, health insurance, vaccination, drinking water, IGA), energy source, access to educational facilities, etc. 4. Social life: grouping criteria, means of communication, sources of conflict and resolution ... 5. Activities and income: agriculture, livestock, non-timber forest products (of plant origin); 6. Morals, tradition and culture: works of art, marriage and gender; 7. Health, education and nutrition: immunization, common household disease, information on HIV / AIDS, level of education, staple food; 8. The desire of pygmies to improve their living conditions; 9. Relationship between Pygmies community and other communities. 4. Governance of the consultation and stakeholder engagement A technical committee will be set up to ensure the technical quality of the reports before submission to UNICEF for validation. This committee will assist the consultant in the development of the Indigenous Peoples Action Plan. 5. Products expected from the study: The scoping note: which introduces the methodology of the study and clearly explains how the proposed approach will provide the answers to the questions. The protocol must contain the analysis plan. It will also include a proposal for a detailed chronogram of activities and the submission of deliverables. This document will be the first basis on which the consultant and the study leaders will agree. It will then be reviewed and validated by the technical committee that will be set up. The draft report: which will be reviewed by the Technical Committee before submission for validation to a wider audience. The final report and a PowerPoint presentation. The final report will include an executive summary of 2-3 pages providing

Deadline : 19th May 2019
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