Call for Post Legislative Scrutiny Research for the Assembly of the Republic of Kosovo

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Call for Post Legislative Scrutiny Research for the Assembly of the Republic of Kosovo

September 03rd, 2020

September 4th, 2020

Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) is seeking to engage local consultant/s to conduct post-legislative scrutiny (PLS) review and write the post legislative scrutiny report for the Law No. 05/L-021 on Protection from Discrimination, Official Gazette 16/2015, adopted by the Assembly of the Republic of Kosovo.

PLS report will be conducted as part of the activities of the Human Rights and Gender Equality Network of Committees in the Western Balkan (HUGEN).

 

The Opportunity

WFD is currently implementing a regional parliamentary programme in order to enhance regional parliamentary cooperation in the Western Balkan region and to improve parliamentary oversight on human rights and gender legislation.

Human Rights and Gender Equality Network of Committees in the Western Balkan (HUGEN) was officially launched at the regional parliamentary conference in October 2019 in Cetinje, Montenegro. HUGEN network programme is supported by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and it has eight participating parliaments from the Western Balkan region.

The purpose of the assignment is to conduct and write post legislative scrutiny report of the Law No. 05/L-021 on Protection from Discrimination, Official Gazette 16/2015. Scrutinizing of the Law No. 05/L-021 should be focusing to the following tasks, not limiting to other relevant tasks for the scrutiny process:

  • Identifying relevant governmental agencies and other public bodies as well as other relevant stakeholders (academic institutions, professors, individual experts, CSOs and etc);
  • Collecting background information and data as well as reviewing the effects of delegated/secondary legislation;
  • Direct consultation with identified stakeholders;
  • Analysis of PLS findings and writing the report with recommendations and further steps for improving current situation;
  • Participation and presentation at the committee/plenary session in order to present main findings from the PLS report.

Eligible candidate/s for this call are all interested individuals and organizations from the Western Balkan region (consultants, think-tanks, CSOs, faculties, institutes, etc).

Candidate/s should meet the following criteria:

  • Relevant experience in human rights and combating various forms of discrimination;
  • Significant experience in drafting analyses, research materials, policy papers, related to Law No. 05/L-021 on Protection from Discrimination, Official Gazette 16/2015;
  • Previous experience in working with parliaments;
  • Knowledge and general understanding of the PLS process;

 

Key aspects relevant to the ToR

During the work, candidate/s will be communicating with point of contact from the Assembly of the Republic of Kosovo.

Project Timeline: Starting date is September 21st 2020. Post legislative scrutiny report should be finalized by January 25th 2021.

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

 

Submission of proposals:

Interested eligible candidates are required to express their interest for this proposal by providing a CV of the consultant/s (in English) which will be conducting and writing the PLS report. In case of organizations, document which is listing the experience of the organisation, relevant for this assignment should be prepared (in English).

An email with your expression of interest and relevant supporting documents should be sent via e mail to Nevenka Stankovic (nevenka.stankovic@wfd.org) at the latest by September 18th 2020.

Thank you for your interest in working with the Westminster Foundation for Democracy.

 

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