Caritas Switzerland / Luxembourg Database Expert Job in Hargeisa, Somaliland

Caritas Switzerland and Caritas Luxembourg are non-governmental aid agencies and members of Caritas Internationalis. Caritas works worldwide and adheres to international humanitarian principles (NGO code of conduct). 
Caritas encourages people to take charge of their own fate and does this by promoting local initiatives that sustainably improve the living conditions of the socially disadvantaged, advocating the conservation of natural resources, supporting civil conflict resolution and peace building, cooperating with local partners and strengthening their own commitments.

Caritas Switzerland and Caritas Luxembourg act in the frame of a MoU as a consortium in the Eastern Africa and the Horn of Africa with a focus on education, strengthening of civil society, food security and water hygiene and sanitation. 
We operate a joint Liaison Office in Nairobi, have Country Offices in Somaliland (Hargeisa) and South Sudan (Torit) and a Representative in Ethiopia (Addis Ababa).

Caritas Switzerland and Caritas Luxembourg have been implementing projects in Somaliland since 1995. 
The focus of the projects has been Education, Income Generation, WASH and Vocational Skills Training and Human Rights. 
The overarching goals of our current human rights project – Strengthening civil society, the University of Hargeisa and Secondary schools to promote human rights and to provide legal services for victims – is to contribute to the establishment of a culture based on human rights and social justice for people in Somaliland. 
The main implementing partner in this project is the Somaliland National Human Rights Commission, which is an independent statutory institution established as a Commission of Human Rights in Somaliland with the mandate of protecting and promoting human rights in Somaliland.
The objective of the consultancy is to create a database for the Somaliland National Human Rights Commission. 
The Commission protects and promotes human rights activities and monitors the prisons, police stations, courts, orphanages, mental hospitals, service providers for the vulnerable groups and general situation of human rights in Somaliland. 
The database will serve as a system that will support the Commission in data recording and retrieval for identifying human rights violations, analysing trends and patterns in a reliable and manageable manner.
Assignment: Setting-up a database for the Somaliland Human Rights Commission in Hargeisa
Reporting to: Caritas Head of Education & Capacity Building Department
Location: Hargeisa, Somaliland
Start date: As soon as possible
Duration: To be indicated in the quotation
Key components of the setting the database
The database will have the following minimum features:
  • Violations (potential violations that victims are subject to: rape, violence, etc.);
  • Statutes of victims (GBV citizen, family violations, etc.);
  • Perpetrators (potential actors on violations);
  • Representation of the perpetrators (police officer, judge, private citizen, etc.);
  • Locations (town, city countryside, etc.);
  • Court Cases (case number, date, judge in charge, etc.);
  • Etc.
The above lot of tables will be linked into a set of forms (at least 10) to facilitate data entry, correction, validation and to facilitate the preparation of reports
  • At least 5 Forms to cross check and validate the data
  • From the data in the form enable the system to facilitate preparationof reports.
Reports: Reports that reflect the human rights situation in Somaliland at community levels, hospital prison, police stations etc.
Training: Training Human Rights Commission and Caritas staff during the setting up of the tables and forms and once the database is operational. 
Reporting: At the end of the assignment, the consultant shall a short reports including recommendations and shall deliver a softcopy of the database 
Competencies: Proof of capacity to set up a database that can accommodate the needs of the Somaliland Human Rights Commission 
If you feel you fit the required profile, please let us know in a cover letter how your qualifications and experience match the requirements of the consultancy and submit the following documents:
  • Your technical proposal summarising your understanding of the assignment, the proposed ap-proach and tools to be used;
  • Your financial proposal providing cost estimates of daily consultancy fees;
  • Your proposed workplan for the consultancy days, including earliest date of availability; and
  • You CV and the names and telephone contacts of three referees for whom you have carried out similar assignments
Send your quotations latest by 29th of July, 2012 via email to indicating ‘Somaliland, Human Rights Database Consultancy’ in the subject line.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

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