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Consultancy Services for a Study to Assess and Establish the Extent of Human Rights Violations in Places of Detention

Request for Expression of Interest
Tender Ref No.KNCHR/CONS/01/2011
Consultancy Services for a Study to Assess and Establish the Extent of Human Rights Violations in Places of Detention
The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) is an independent National Human Rights institution established under the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights Act, 2002 with a mandate of promotion and protection of human rights in Kenya.
KNCHR intends to engage the services of a consultancy firm to carry out a research to establish existing gaps in the prevention of torture by the law enforcement officers.

Objectives
·         To identify the existing gaps and issues within the law enforcement agencies which contribute to the use of torture, or cruel and inhuman and degrading treatment in handling people detained.
·         To assess the current relationship between law enforcement officers with the persons in their custody
·         Identify past and existing training needs and capacity building programmmes and the impact on the officers and their work
·         To develop a training curriculum and manual on Prevention of torture and other forms of Cruel and inhuman and degrading treatment in places of detention.
·         To suggest means of improving effective monitoring of places of detention with intention of preventing torture and ill treatment.
Scope
For the purpose of undertaking development of the prevention of torture curriculum and the training manual, a research shall be undertaken. Therefore the commission wishes to engage the services of a consultancy firm with specialized technical expertise in this area to provide guidance and support.
The firm must have undertaken similar work and must be well grounded in social science with excellent skills in research and report writing, statistical analysis, development of a curriculum and training manual, demonstrated knowledge in human rights, security sector and KNCHR’s work.
The prospective consultant/firm should provide information indicating their qualification and ability to perform the work.
Information should be submitted in the following key areas:
·         Profile of the Consultancy firm
·         Curriculum vitae of the key individuals involved in the assignment
·         Evidence of previous research tasks
·         Provide copies of official documents: Certificates of Incorporation, a valid tax compliance certificate, PIN and VAT Registration
·         Ability to carry out research and to develop training curriculum and manual on prevention of torture and other forms of cruel and inhuman treatment
Only successful candidates will be given request for proposal documents.
Complete set of the Terms of Reference could be obtained from the Commission between 8.00am and 1.00pm and 2.00pm to 5.00pm Monday to Friday.
Expression of Interest should be delivered to the address below by 12:00pm on or before 11th April 2011 and dropped in the tender Box located at the Reception clearly marked “KNCHR/CONS/1/2011: CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR A STUDY TO ASSESS AND ESTABLISH THE EXTENT OF HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN PLACES OF DETENTION.
The tender will be opened immediately thereafter in the presence of bidders or their representatives who choose to attend.
The address referred to above is:
Commission Secretary
Kenya National Commission on Human Rights
1st Floor, CVS Plaza, Lenana Road
P.O. Box 74359-00200
Nairobi, Kenya

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