IPPFAR, with the support from the Guttmacher Institute, will incorporate and spearhead interventions that aim to advance SRHR, particularly the popularisation and adoption of recommendations of the Guttmacher-Lancet Commission (GLC) on SRHR in regional and national policy instruments. The GLC report published in May 2018 succinctly articulates a bold, comprehensive, evidence-based, and actionable agenda for SRHR priorities globally. The report came at a time when advancement of SRHR was hindered by weak political commitment, inadequate resources, persistent discrimination against women, girls and marginalized people and an unwillingness to address issues related to sexuality openly and comprehensively.
To this effect, IPPFAR is looking to recruit a short-term consultant to undertake a mapping exercise/stock-take and engage with key regional and national actors in Sub-Saharan Africa to identify progress made towards the commitments outlined within key regional policy documents, 2 e.g., Maputo Plan of Action, SADC SRHR Regional Strategy 2019-2030 and identify key entry points to expand/revise regional policy documents to include, where possible, comprehensive GLC recommendations
ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
This will include: – Conducting a quick scan of existing regional policies and documents across Africa, to understand the definition of SRHR used and alignment, if any, with the GLC definition and recommendations, noting any gaps – Holding meetings with select regional and national organisations with the view of understanding and documenting the key SRHR actors, progress made and identify potential entry points to include and advance GLC recommendations – Compiling a detailed report presenting the findings from the above, in particular key entry points, with a provisional timeline, for increased SRHR advocacy that would include the promotion of the GLC definition and recommendations across Sub-Saharan Africa.