Individual Consultant

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR A NATIONAL CONSULTANT TO DEVELOP A PUBLIC-FRIENDLY SUMMARISED REPORT OF THE ADDIS ABABA DECLARATION ON POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA (AADPD) NATIONAL REPORT.

24 May 2019

Gaborone, Botswana

To mark the 20th year review of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), a regional conference, the Addis Ababa Declaration on Population and Development (AADPD) was held in 2013 under the theme ‘Harnessing the Demographic Dividend’. This conference provided Africa-specific guidance towards the implementation of the ICPD Programme of Action (PoA) beyond 2014. The AADPD culminated in an outcome document detailing 88 resolutions organised by 6 themes; Dignity and Equality, Health, Place and Mobility, Governance, Data and Statistics and International Cooperation and Partnership that were subsequently endorsed by Heads of State in 2014.  

In 2017, the Specialized Technical Committee for Health, Population and Drug Control (STC-HPDC) of the African Union resolved that member states of the African Union (AU) undertake a ministerial review of the implementation of the AADPD in Africa beyond 2014. This report was expected to contribute to the review of the implementation of the ICPD PoA by the United Nations Commission on Population and Development. Botswana, through the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MFED),  conducted a review of the AADPD, evaluating  progress the country has made in implementing the resolutions, and identifying gaps and challenges  guided by the:

  • The Operational Guide of the AADPD and its Monitoring and Evaluation Framework.  
  • The national AADPD plus five report guidelines.

The year 2019 marks the 25th anniversary of the revolutionary ICPD conference which spotlighted the interlinkages between population issues, development and individual wellbeing. The year also marks the 50th year of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) which derives its mandate from the ICPD. These two milestones signify UNFPA work across the globe, in supporting national governments to uphold their commitments towards achieving universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights for all. To commemorate these milestones, the MFED in collaboration with UNFPA Botswana Country Office, requires an individual consultant to produce a summary of the AADPD plus five national report of the AADPD plus five.

OBJECTIVE OF THE CONSULTANCY

Produce a summary version of the AADPD plus five National report that provides a clear assessment of the AADPD implementation in Botswana and the impact of the said implementation.

DELIVERABLES

  • Consultancy inception report including work plan
  • Draft summary report outlining key elements of the report
  • Final Summary report of the AADPD plus five Botswana National Review Report.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least a Master’s Degree or equivalent in Public Policy, Demography, Sociology, Public Administration , Development Practice, and Economics.
  • At least five (5) years demonstrable experience in a research environment
  • Excellent facilitation, communication and report writing skills;
  • Good interpersonal and analytical skills.

CONSULTANCY NOTICE

Interested individuals must submit their proposals and contact details to UNFPA Botswana.