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Consultancy – Study on citizenship and political participation of youths in Cameroon

Call for expression of interest

Study on citizenship and political participation of youths in Cameroon

Location: Yaoundé, Cameroon

Duration: 32 days – August to November 2022

Background

Sightsavers has a programme of work focused on the citizenship and political participation of people with disabilities and we have been working in West Africa on two projects funded by Irish Aid since 2017. Our new social inclusion strategy places greater emphasis on youth with disabilities and we would like to deepen our knowledge about the way young people engage in the public sphere, to ensure that our programmes are supporting young men and women with disabilities to become the leaders of tomorrow.

We are therefore looking at gaining knowledge on existing successful and innovative approaches enhancing youth citizenship and political participation in Cameroon.

We have several questions we would like answered thanks to a study on youth citizenship and political participation in Cameroon.

Deliverables

The expected deliverable from the consultancy is a study (35 pages without annexes) organized as below:

  • Part 1: Capture which barriers (in attitudes and practices) exist in Youths with Disabilities (YWDs) political participation at local and national levels.
  • Part 2: Capture how young women and men without and with disabilities engage publicly in local consultations, in civil society associations, in political movements, in campaigns, etc.
  • Part 3: Based on part I, provide practical recommendations to overcome the barriers, promote and improve YWD’s participation in an innovative and contextually appropriate way.

*Annex 1: A list of key partners and programmes in Cameroon having an expertise in this area; (e.g. INGOs, NGOs, CSOs, OPDs, coalitions), with information on their specific added-value if we want to partner with them.

*Annex 2: A list of key youth movements in Cameroon that have proven to be active and visible in the area of citizenship and political participation, with information on their specific goals and key programmes if we want to partner with them.

The study must be provided in French.

Process and Methodology

The consultant will be expected to demonstrate commitment and pro-activity, and thus work with minimal external supervision.

The consultant will report to Sightsavers country office, with support from the Global Technical Lead when required. The consultant will be expected to work closely and collaboratively with various in-country stakeholders.

This is a highly varied and involved consultancy and the above is not an exhaustive list of deliverables or methodologies. Please see the Terms of Reference (ToR) for full details, including timeframes, the schedule of payments, and specifications.

Skills required

  • Expertise in youth citizenship and political participation, in local development, in youth movements and alliances, in youth engagement in public life
  • Experience in working in developing countries, especially in West and Central Africa
  • Knowledge on disability
  • Awareness of gender issues
  • Fluency in reading, writing, and speaking French and English
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Report-writing and qualitative research expertise

How to apply

How to express your interest:

To express your interest to undertake this assignment please read the complete Terms of Reference (ToR) and apply using the link below.

Your application should include;

Completion of our Expression of Interest form (EoI)

Completion of our Budget Template

Your CV, and the CVs of your team (if applicable)

Please apply here

Interested bidders are also welcomed to include an example of previous similar work, but this is not essential. Candidates must have current and ongoing right to work in Cameroon.

We anticipate interviews will be conducted with the week commencing 15 August 2022.

As an equal opportunity Employer, we actively encourage EoI’s from all sections of the community. Qualified people living with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply.

Closing date: 7 August 2022

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