Governance And Security Framework Agreement
GOVERNANCE AND SECURITY FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT
Integrity has won a place on the Department for International Development (DFID)‘s Governance and Security Framework Agreement. Key priorities in relation to this framework are to strengthen governance and security in fragile and conflict-affected countries, and to lead international action to empower girls and women:
“Effective governance is essential to achieve sustainable development results. There is considerable evidence that effective governance matters for development. People in poor countries need governments that make sure essential services are delivered and security is maintained; political systems that represent the whole population and not just the few; governments that are responsive to the demands of their citizens and work to prevent corruption.
Fragile and conflict affected states are furthest behind on the MDGs with only 10% of them on track to halve poverty and hunger by 2015. Fragility has significant economic and social costs. As well as the human tragedy, armed conflict costs Africa around $18bn per year. Making progress in fragile states to improve stability and advance MDG achievements is imperative to transform the lives of the world’s poor”.
Access to this framework will now enable us to bid for work under four lots:
Lot A – Public Sector Governance – Centre of government capacities; accountability and oversight mechanisms; civil service cadre capacities; public sector reform in decentralisation; the role of public service reform in building stability and links with local level peace-building; processes and structures for the development of inclusive policies and budgets, including the potential transformational impact on public governance of gender/social budgeting for reaching those more vulnerable in society.
Lot D – Security and Justice Reform – Security sector reform (SSR) strategies; capacity development; local ownership and sustainability; security and justice sector oversight and accountability; engaging state and non-state actors; measuring results and impact.
Lot E – Peace Building and State Building – Peace processes and reconciliation; longer-term political settlements; disarmament, demobilization, rehabilitation and reintegration (DDRR); state society relations; transitional justice, small arms and light weapons (SALW); management of natural resource concessions; social accountability and grievance mechanisms; violence against women and girls (VAWG); political settlements and processes; core state functions; jobs and basic services; gender equitable outcomes and women’s participation.
Lot F – Empowerment and Accountability – Diagnosis of empowerment and accountability issues including social and political-economy analysis; design of empowerment and accountability strategies and programmes at national and sub national level; funds, capacity building and technical support to civil society and other accountability organisations; informal and formal community level structures; access to and use of information and communications technology (ICT); citizens’ report cards, citizens’ juries and social audits; poor people’s access to information about services; building coalitions of change; empowerment and accountability interventions; empowerment and accountability monitoring and evaluation.
The contract will run for two years with an option to extend for two further periods of one year. If you are interested in working with Integrity through the Framework please send your CV to consultan[email protected]