Bid No.


Issued By

Ethiopian Human Rights Commission

Bid Doc. Price

Birr 50.00

Published Date

September 16, 2008

Opening Date

See detail below


Bid Category

Consultancy Service



Invitation for Consultancy Service

The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission was established by Law as an Independent National Institution to carry out the Objective of

Educating the public be aware of human rights

See to it that human rights are Protected, Respected and Fully Enforced

Have the necessary measure taken where they are found to have been violated And have Powers and Duties to

Ensure that the human rights and freedoms are respected

Make recommendation for the revision of existing laws, enactment of new laws and formulation of policies

Under take investigation, upon complaint or on its own initiation, in respect of human rights violation

Do researches and provide Consultancy Services on matters of human rights etc.

The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission [EHRC] 5 yearís strategic plan has clearly stipulated the role and importance of human rights of the People. The strategic plan, considering human rights education as one of the program areas delineated general list of activities to be implemented. Particularly review and development of educational curriculum is among the program area prioritized by the strategic plan. Based on this the Commission has completed a study on the incorporation of the human rights elements in primary education curriculum and submitted the finalized document to Ministry of Education for further use. As a second phase activates of this program area of the strategic plan, the Commission will now work on review of the Human Rights Course Curriculum of the Tertiary/ University level Education and Curriculum of Teachers Training Institutions. This assessment project of the Tertiary/ University level education is therefore part of the overall assessment of the system of the education in regards to the human rights.

A.     Objectives

The main objectives of the consultancy sought after are:

I.       To evaluate the objectives and contents of the human rights curriculum, of the Tertiary /University level education.

II.     To assess the extent of understanding and level of awareness, among the students and teachers of higher institution about the linkage between human rights and human development and the right based approach to development.

III.    To evaluate the extent of discharging societal responsibility in the context of respecting human rights, especially that of minority and vulnerable groups.

IV.   To identify gaps and make Recommendations for the Improvement of human rights content in the Curriculum of Universities and Teacher Training Institutions.

B.     Major Activities of the Consultants

I.     Review existing curriculum and document related to the launched study;

II.     Collect data and information from the Ministry of Education [MOE], government and private higher Institution/ Universities, Institute of Curriculum Development and Research [ICRD], from University Professors, Human Rights advocates, University and its partners working in the field of human rights.

III.    Describe about the process and procedure of inclusi0on of Human Rights course in higher education curriculum.

IV.   Analyze the flow chart, the syllabi, the studentís modules and text books, teachers guide and other teaching books in the context of Human Rights content.

V.    Undertake focus group discussion with designers with designers and implementer of the curriculum;

VI.  Develop schedule and conduct consultation with the key stakeholders;

VII. Prepare reports of the study and enrich it in different venues.

EHRC therefore invites interested consulting firms and licensed individuals to undertake the base line survey in 13 Universities which includes 6 Government Universities, 3 Private Universities, Civil Service College and 3 Teacher Training Institutions.

Interested bidders can obtain the Term of Reference [TOR] from the EHRC Office located at Bole Road Friendship Building 7th Floor Room Number 710 or 708 from the date of this announcement with in 10 working days against payment of non-refundable Birr 50.00 (Fifty Birr).

The consulting/consultants should submit their technical and financial proposal with separate envelope [as indicated in TOR] together with 2% of the price offer refundable bid bond in cash or CPO issued by recognized Bank in wax-sealed envelope to General Service officer within 10 calendar days after the deadline of obtaining the TOR. The bid bond will be refundable to the winner up on submission of performance bond amounting 10% of the offered price.

EHRC reserves the right to reject any or all bids
The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission

Bole Road
Friendship Building
Tel. 011-618 29 20 Or 011-618 00 46
P. O. Box 1165


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