Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) is seeking to engage an Consultant to undertake a study involving an analysis of the current humanitarian and disaster response legal, institutional and policy framework in Venezuela.

WFD has been working in Venezuela since 2016 in supporting activities aimed at strengthening democratic governance and the rule of law in Venezuela, promoting transparency and tackling corruption. All this while addressing issues that are relevant to the needs of the Venezuelan society.

Objective

To undertake a study involving an analysis of the current humanitarian and disaster response legal, institutional and policy framework in Venezuela, comparing these against internationally recognised benchmarks in this regard. The study will be framed around the research questions:

  • How effectively do the laws and policies of Venezuela facilitate the coordination, delivery and monitoring of international humanitarian relief and response?
  • What gaps and challenges currently exist and what additions, changes and modifications would ensure that the Venezuelan legal framework and institutions are fit for purpose to respond effectively and efficiently to any humanitarian situation?

The study will provide Venezuelan institutions and civil society with a solid assessment of the current legislative frameworks, policies and practices and propose recommendations on reform proposals that can ensure that the State is able to efficiently lead, coordinate and support international humanitarian response to those in most need following the principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality and independence.

For more information about the programme and key deliverables please refer to the Terms of Reference

 

How to Apply

Please send a detailed CVs and proposals for how the terms of reference will be delivered, including a budget, to Luis.Scarcioffo@wfd.org with a subject line “Humanitarian structural review”. Bids will be received up to 10th September 2019. Should you require any further clarification you can get in touch with Luis Scarcioffo via email or by calling +58 (212) 9567605.