Consultancy for developing a curriculum on indigenous peoples’ legal frameworks for University Awareness Raising in Cambodia

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for developing a curriculum on Indigenous peoples’ legal frameworks for University Awareness Raising in Cambodia

 

  1. Background:

 

The Cambodia Indigenous Peoples Organization (CIPO) was established on the 30th June 2014, it supports the Indigenous People in Cambodia by promoting their rights, traditions and culture as well as helping and improving lives of vulnerable indigenous communities. CIPO has a strong belief that the IP, who have an in-depth understanding of the local context, can work effectively to make real and sustainable changes to the IPs society. Since the organization is focused on Indigenous People, CIPO is a totally IP-led which means that their knowledge of IPs issues and Cambodian society is important in order to respond to the needs of the IP communities.

By December 2020, CIPO achieved a remarkable milestone of fruitfully completed its first five-year strategic plan’s implementation (2016-2020), the results of the evaluation confirmed that the CIPO programs responded to the priority needs of the indigenous communities (ICs). Therefore, from 2021-2025, CIPO re-focus its strategies based on:

  • strengthening indigenous peoples’ capacity to sustainably manage their customary land, forest and resources using indigenous knowledge and practices,
  • collecting land title registration for the indigenous peoples to secure indigenous customary land tenure recognized, respected and implemented,
  • policies advocacy and lobby to ensure the inclusiveness, full and effective participation by indigenous peoples to benefit them,
  • strengthening the indigenous representation and voices through using the existing mechanism recognized by laws, including the legal entity recognition for IPs by Ministry of Interior.

With the support from RWI, the Cambodia Indigenous Peoples Organization (CIPO) is now seeking a consultant to develop a comprehensive curriculum on Indigenous Peoples’ legal frameworks. The curriculum will be used for awareness raising at a university in Cambodia. The objective is to enhance knowledge and understanding among university students and professors about the legal rights and issues concerning indigenous peoples, with a focus on promoting awareness and respect for their rights within the Cambodian context.

  1. Objectives:

The main objectives of developing the curriculum on indigenous peoples’ legal frameworks are as follows:

  • To provide an understanding of the legal frameworks relevant to indigenous peoples’ rights, both internationally and within the Cambodian context.
  • To explore the historical, social, cultural, and political aspects that shape indigenous peoples’ legal frameworks and inter-development framework for indigenous peoples in Cambodia.
  • To analyse the challenges and opportunities in implementing and protecting the legal rights of indigenous peoples in Cambodia.
  • To foster appreciation for the cultural heritage, traditions, and contributions of indigenous peoples in Cambodia.
  • To develop practical legal tools, exercises, and resources to engage and empower university students and professors in promoting indigenous peoples’ rights in multi-society.
  1. Scope of Work:

The consultant will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Conducting a comprehensive review of international legal frameworks, national legislation, and relevant legal cases pertaining to indigenous peoples’ rights.
  • Conducting research on the legal and socio-cultural context of indigenous peoples in Cambodia, including the legal frameworks, policies, and challenges they face.
  • Developing a detailed curriculum outline, including learning objectives, topics, and sub-topics tailored to the Cambodian university setting.
  • Creating content for each topic and/or sub-topic, ensuring accuracy, clarity, and relevance to the indigenous peoples’ context in Cambodia.
  • Incorporating interactive elements, such as case studies, group discussions, and guest lectures, to enhance participant engagement and experiential learning.
  • Designing assessment tools, such as quizzes or assignments, to evaluate participants’ understanding of the contents of the curriculum on indigenous peoples’ legal frameworks.
  • Developing supporting materials, including handouts, presentations, and reference guides, with indigenous cultural sensitivity and inclusivity in mind.
  • Reviewing and incorporating feedback from the Cambodia Indigenous Peoples Organization (CIPO), key stakeholders, and academic experts in Cambodia.
  1. Deliverables:

The following deliverables are expected from the consultant:

  • A detailed curriculum outline, including learning objectives, topics, and sub-topics to be submitted within 5 days after signing the contract.
  • Draft curriculum content for each topic/sub-topic to be submitted within 10 days after official signing agreements.
  • Finalized curriculum content, incorporating feedback from the Cambodia Indigenous Peoples Organization (CIPO), key stakeholders, and academic experts to be submitted within 4 days of feedback.
  • Supporting materials, including handouts, presentations, and reference guides to be submitted within 2 days of finalization of the curriculum.
  1. Timeline and Budget:

The project is expected to be completed within 21 days. The consultant/firm will be compensated at a rate of $250 USD per day, inclusive of all taxes. The total budget for the project is $5,250 USD.

  • Curriculum outline: 01th July 2024
  • Draft curriculum content: 01 August 2024
  • Finalized curriculum content, including the attachments of all supporting materials: 30 September 2024
  1. Payment Schedule:

Payments will be made according to the following schedule and payment milestones:

  • Signing contract and Submission of a draft curriculum content for each topic/sub-topic received 30% payment
  • Submission of the finalized curriculum, received 30% payment
  • Submission of the supporting materials, including handouts, presentations, and reference guides, received 40% payment
  1. Reporting and Communication:

The consultant will provide regular progress updates to the Cambodia Indigenous Peoples Organization (CIPO) throughout the curriculum development process.

Communication can be via email, phone calls, or video conferences, as mutually agreed upon.

  1. Qualifications and Experience:

The consultant should possess the following qualifications and experience:

  • Acquired a bachelor degree of laws and/or relevant fields
  • Demonstrated expertise in indigenous peoples’ legal frameworks and related issues.
  • Extensive experience in curriculum development and instructional design.
  • Familiarity with international conventions, national legislation, and legal case relevant to indigenous peoples’ rights.
  • Knowledge of the legal and socio-cultural context of indigenous peoples in Cambodia.
  • Strong research and analytical skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Cultural sensitivity and a commitment to inclusivity.
  1. Selection Criteria:

The selection of the consultant will be based on the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated expertise and experience in indigenous peoples’ legal frameworks.
  • Previous experience in curriculum development, preferably in the Cambodian context.
  • Understanding of the task assigned objectives and ability to meet deliverables.
  • Proposed methodology and approach.
  • Cost-effectiveness.
  1. Proposal Submission:

Interested consultants are requested to submit the following documents:

  • Technical proposal outlining the approach, methodology, and work plan.
  • Financial proposal detailing the cost breakdown, including daily rates and estimated expenses.
  • Curriculum development samples or relevant work references.
  • CVs or profiles of the consultant(s)/team members.

The proposals should be submitted to info@cipocambodia.org no later than 15 June 2024, 5.00 pm.

Further information can be phoned: +855 (0) 23 513 1666; and/or email info@cipocambodia.org; website: www.cipocambodia.org

 

To apply for this job email your details to info@cipocambodia.org

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