In response to the UNFPA supported Country Programme’s output: “Enhanced Capacity to Utilize Data for Integrating Population Dynamics, Reproductive Health and Gender-Equality Concerns into Development Planning and Monitoring Processes, at National, Sectoral and Local Levels”, the Population and Development (PD), a joint collaboration between the Ministry of Social Affairs (MOSA) and UNFPA – aims at “Enhancing the capacities of MOSA in strategizing and mainstreaming Population and Development priorities and concepts – particularly ageing issues - within their plans and programmes both centrally and through selected Social Development Centers. More specifically, the PD provides a road map towards the support of MOSA’s leading role in fostering policy dialogue on ageing, strengthening the National Commission on Elderly Affairs in Lebanon (NCEA) and its technical secretariat (TS), as well as the work on standards for institutions that provide services to the elderly in Lebanon.
The PD Annual Workplan for 2013 consists of a series of activities towards the above output, mainly in terms of generating knowledge base to support policies on ageing, and strengthening the role of MOSA as a pioneer and leader on all matters related to integrating ageing issues in national development plans.
In light of the above, the PD Project is seeking services of a consultant/firm for the execution of the activity related to the “Review of Laws and Draft Laws as well as Policies Impacting Elderly in Lebanon” and in comparison to other countries preferably in the Arab region.
This consultancy aims at reviewing and scrutinizing relevant Lebanese laws and draft laws as well as national policies and strategies that are either directly pertaining to the Elderly and/or reflecting ageing and older people with due attention to gender dimensions. The study will identify gaps and priorities for pushing forward legislative and policy efforts with various actors i.e. Parliament, line Ministries, Civil Society Organizations, etc. The findings of this study will allow all concerned players i.e. PD project, the NCEA and the Department of Family Affairs (DFA) at MOSA, other sector ministries i.e. Ministry of Public Health, etc to exert focused and coordinated efforts (advocacy, technical, data generation, etc) towards needed policy and legislative changes aiming at increasing protection of Elderly rights in Lebanon.
The consultant/firm will be jointly identified by UNFPA and the Ministry of Social Affairs on basis of agreed upon criteria for selection and will be responsible for the execution of this consultancy based on the tasks stipulated within the Terms of Reference. A contract will be issued by UNFPA.
The consultant/firm’s tasks will consist of desk review of pertinent reports and documents as well as field visits to the concerned institutions/entities. Specifically, the consultant/firm will undertake the following tasks for achieving the objective of the consultancy:
The consultant/firm shall provide a report constituting the final outcome of this consultancy and consisting mainly of the following sections:
The consultant will maintain close follow-up and regular meetings with the PD team, DFA and the technical committee representing the NCEA during the various stages of the consultancy for regular feedback and update on progress made. The consultant is expected to participate in meetings with Minister’s office, NCEA and UNFPA country office for guidance and update when needed.
The consultancy is for a period of 12 weeks starting from the date of issuance of the contract.
The PD project and DFA will provide to the extent possible assistance and support to the consultant as follows:
Interested candidates/firms who meet the above required qualifications should apply online by completing the following:
The above documents should be submitted to the following email address: email@example.com by no later than June 21, 2013.
Please indicate the following title under subject when submitting application: “Consultancy for Review of Legislations and Policies Impacting Elderly in Lebanon”.
UNFPA Lebanon will only be able to respond to those applicants submitting the required documents above and in which there is further interest.