The consultant will also support the country to populate SDG indicator 16.b.1/10.3.1 on perception of discrimination, by developing a survey module, in cooperation with the statistical agency and the national human rights institution, as well as civil society organisations. The consultant will conduct her / his work in close consultation with relevant institutions, including the statistical agencies, the Human Rights Ombudsman institution, civil society organizations and other relevant stakeholders. The work of the consultant will aim at developing practical tools to serve multiple purposes, including to measure and monitor progress in the implementation of the State’s human rights obligations and of the SDGs and towards accession to the European Union.
Objectives of the assignment: (1) The objective of the assignment is to develop a pilot human rights indicators framework with a focus on the right to health, including with a view to measuring inequalities and discrimination in access to this right, as well as in assessing the State’s efforts to meet its minimum core obligations and to maximize available resources to ensure its realization. (2) The project will also support the country to populate SDG indicator 16.b.1/10.3.1 on experience of discrimination, which is under the custodianship of OHCHR. This work will contribute to the support of the United Nations to the improvement of disaggregated data, economic and social reforms, the implementation of the SDGs, and the overall advancement of human rights.
Job content: The consultant will (1) elaborate a human rights indicators framework focusing on the right to health as guaranteed by international human rights norms and standards, notably article 12 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and General Comment No. 14 of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on the Right to the Highest Attainable Standard of Health; this work will involve research, data collection and analysis, identification of gaps; and (2) develop a survey module on experience of discrimination (based on SDG 16.b.1/10.3.1) that could eventually be considered as part of the national household survey programme (e.g. MICS). . The consultant will apply an inclusive, participatory approach in his / her work, including through consultations. The final products will be fit for publication in English and B/C/S.
Expected results: The work of the consultant will constitute a practical tool to monitor and measure progress in the implementation of the State’s human rights obligations, SDGs and requirements for accession to the European Union, notably in relation to the health.
Timing and reporting: The consultant will be engaged under an individual contract, from 1 September to 20 December 2023, with deliverables to be finalised no later than end of November. The consultant should preferably work full time or part-time at the UN House in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The consultant will be responsible to prepare the following products within the following deadlines:Develop a human rights indicators framework, based on the collection and analysis of data, with a focus on the right to health.In collaboration with the statistical agency and the national human rights institution, develop a survey module on perception of discrimination (based on SDG 16.b.1/10.3.1) that could eventually be considered as part of the national household survey programme (e.g. MICS),Organize two consultations with relevant counterparts to validate the indicators framework and its findings,Participation in a public event organized by OHCHR / the United Nations in Bosnia and Herzegovina to present the human rights indicators framework, including data analysis.