Background & Description

Human rights are the bedrock principles which underpin all societies where there is rule of law and democracy. Since the end of World War II, the core importance of human rights has been universally acknowledged. Governments and other duty bearers are under an obligation to respect, protect and fulfil human rights, which form the basis for legal entitlements and remedies in case of non-fulfilment.  Without realization and protection of these rights, inherent human dignity cannot be protected and it remains questionable.

While understanding the importance and significance of human rights, Pakistan has remained active actor in the human rights movement at global level. Pakistan is state party to various treaties, covenants, statutes, protocols and conventions, declarations and principles along with institutions established to monitor their implementation. Pakistan has ratified seven out of the nine key human rights treaties. Pakistan's acquisition of its GSP+ status from the European Union requires compliance with 27 conventions covering Human Rights and Good Governance. These conventions cover obligations to protect and promote political, economic, sociocultural rights, eliminate gender-based and racial discrimination, eradicate torture and protect the rights of children and persons with disabilities. At national level, the Constitution guarantees fundamental rights from Article 8 to 28. In addition to this, Pakistan has established various national human rights institutes including National Commission for Human Rights, National Commission on the Status of Women and treaty implementation cells across all provinces.

State of Pakistan is to ensure inexpensive and expeditious justice enshrined in Article 37-d of the Constitution. There are many human rights protection/redressal entities and services available for access to justice and protection of the human rights established by the government of Pakistan. These entities function in isolation and there are deficiencies in consolidated and updated information, absence of adequate institutional collaboration and integration and unclarity in their functional roles and mandates. Resultantly, establishment of a coherent, up to date and comprehensive protection referral roadmap remains pertinent to ensure that services are adequately provided to citizens. NCHR has the mandate to ensure the redress and protection services to the citizens and is committed to address the challenges highlighted above. In order to strengthen the coordination mechanism and improve the service delivery, NCHR in collaboration with Oxfam GB in Pakistan to undertake a multi-layered study to develop improved and efficient human rights response mechanisms in the Islamabad Capital Territory in the first phase. The exercise will help NCHR to develop an effective coordination and referral mechanism for improved and efficient service delivery.

  1. Objectives

Following are the key objectives of the assignment;

  • To enlist and identify human rights protection entities, institutes, services functional in the Islamabad Capital Territory.
  • To undertake capacity assessment of these human rights protection entities, institutes, services using qualitative and quantitative methods and mix of self-assessment, tech reflections approach.
  • Organize expert consultation for drawing a capacity development plan for these entities, institutes and services in the Islamabad Capital Territory.
  • Submit inception report along with detailed plan, methodology and timelines.
  • Develop tools and instruments required to apply in the report.
  • Submit identification of human rights protection entities, institutes, services functional in the Islamabad Capital Territory.
  • Develop report on capacity assessment of human rights protection entities, institutes, services functional in the Islamabad Capital Territory.
  • Submit capacity development plan of human rights protection entities, institutes, services functional in the Islamabad Capital Territory.
  • Submit agenda, concept note and list of participants for consultation workshop on Human Rights Protection Mechanisms. (the workshop will be organised by OGB and NCHR)
  • Develop and present power point presentation in the consultation workshop.
  • Submit final consolidated report of the assignment incorporating the suggestions of consultation workshop.

The timeline of the assignment is 30 working days starting from signing of agreement.

  1. Reporting

The Consultant is required to report to Team Leader ARC Project.

  1. selection CRITERIA

The proposals will be evaluated through a competitive selection process. Following criteria will be followed.

  • Company’s/Consultant’s Profile:                                                                30 points
  • Sample of Previous Work:                                                                         20 points
  • Proposed Budget:                                                                                     20 points
  • Approach and Methodology:                                                                      30 points
Requirements and Skills


  • The Consultant should have at least 10 years of experience in governance, human rights and rule of law.
  • At least 5 years of experience in training needs analysis, organizational and institutional development, and capacity development etc.
  • Enjoy good liaison with relevant government stakeholders.
  • Well versed with participatory process.
  • Excellent report writing skills.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks to meet deadlines.
How to Apply

Please send your detailed Proposals and Quotations on following Oxfam official postal address with in closing date. TOR's are attached herewith:

HR Officer
Plot # 2, Street 11-A, Idrees Market, Sector F-10/2, Islamabad

Please note it is mandatory to mention the Consultancy Title on sealed envelope. or else it will not be considered for further assessment.

1.        Proposal and Financial Quotation against TOR's (attached)
2.        Cv in case of individual / organization profile in case of firm

About Organization

Oxfam’s vision is a just world without poverty: a world in which people can influence decisions that affect their lives, enjoy their rights, and assume their responsibilities as full citizens of a world in which all human beings are valued and treated equally. Oxfam in Pakistan has been working in the country since 1973. In the Pakistan, our goal is to contribute to the eradication of poverty by supporting women and other vulnerable groups in saving lives and building livelihoods, enhancing their resilience to crises, shocks and stresses, and making their voices heard to hold duty-bearers accountable.