Transformational Leadership Training on human rights, HIV and the Law for the Lower Court Judiciary

Country: South Africa
Language: EN
Number: 7885339
Publication date: 19-02-2018
Source: United Nations Procurement Notices (UNDP)


Transformational Leadership Training on human rights, HIV and the Law for the Lower Court Judiciary
Procurement Process : RFP - Request for proposal
Deadline : 26-Feb-18
Posted on : 19-Feb-18
Development Area : CONSULTANTS
Reference Number : 44269
Link to Atlas Project :
00040368 - Gender Mainstreaming in UNDP South Africa Country Office
Documents :
Procurement Notice
Confirmation of Interest and Submission of Financial Proposal
Overview :

The UN System in South Africa is committed to supporting the country in meeting its development objectives in alignment with the national development priorities and within the context of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). In response to this UNDP South Africa will focus its partnership with the Government on achieving demonstrable and sustainable development results in the pursuit of its development goals and in delivery of and access to quality services particularly for marginalized and vulnerable groups. In this way UNDP SA will contribute to strengthening institutions and processes of democratic governance in South Africa.

Gender and HIV are cross-cutting areas, although they programmatically and operationally, priority Are

The CPD was evaluated in 2017 and its life-time and also been extended to June 2019 in order to align it to the SCF and the government planning cycle.

For HIV work, the CO is now focusing on supporting SANAC to implement Goal 5 of the new Strategic Plan on HIV, TB and STIs, which aims at “grounding the response in human rights principles and approaches”, through building the capacity of the judiciary on understanding and improving their jurisprudence on issues related to human rights, HIV and the Law. People living with or affected by HIV encounter stigma, discrimination and violations of their rights, and thus increases the impact of HIV on their lives and creates barriers to access to services. In South Africa, the People Living with HIV index survey found that 35.5% of people living with HIV and 36.3% with TB reported experiencing externalized stigma, and 43% and 27% respectively experienced internalized stigma. This means that the protection of human rights is essential to safeguard human dignity in the context of HIV, protect affected persons from discrimination, as well as promote access to HIV-related prevention, treatment, care and support services. The judiciary plays a crucial role in this through its interpretation of national Constitutions, legislation, international and regional human rights treaties.

UNDP is therefore seeking services of a consultant to conduct Transformational Leadership Training on human rights, HIV and the Law for the Lower Court Judiciary.