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Vacancy Call: Recovering Nepal Women (RN WOMEN) is seeking an independent consultant to fulfill the role of researcher for a study into human rights and integrated comprehensive harm reduction services among Women who use Drugs in Nepal.

Introduction:

Recovering Nepal Women (RN WOMEN) is National Network of WWUD, working to promote and expand support for harm reduction among Women who use Drugs globally. RN Women works to reduce the negative health, social and human rights impact of drug use and drug policy – such as the increased vulnerability to HIV and hepatitis infection among WWUD who use drugs – by promoting evidence-based public health policies and practices, and human rights-based approaches to drug policy.

Background:

Historically, harm reduction among Women who use Drugs programmes have been overly reliant on international donors with Unsupportive political and legal environments. Acknowledging this, there is an urgent need for increased attention to human rights violations in harm reduction settings among Women who use Drugs. In addition, the tracking of international and national policy for human rights and harm reduction among Women who use Drugs is essential for informing advocacy. Research of this kind is oftentimes problematic as most donors and governments do not record or disaggregate their budgets in a way that is useful for monitoring harm reduction among Women who use Drugs and human rights violations.

Recovering Nepal Women (RN WOMEN) is seeking an independent consultant to fulfill the role of researcher for a study into human rights and integrated comprehensive harm reduction services among Women who use Drugs in Nepal.

Aims of the Study:

This research will provide insight into the level and source(s) of punitive and human rights violations in harm reduction among Women who use Drugs programming; the interventions that are supported with this and human rights violations; the policy gaps and challenges. It will also investigate decision-making on resource allocations for harm reduction among Women who use Drugs at national and local level. It will reveal information on related spending that may be useful for resourcing advocacy purposes, such as spending on punitive policing and incarceration of WWUD who use drugs. Finally, it will explore the future sustainability of harm reduction among Women who use Drugs policy in the country.

Scope of Work:

The consultant will be engaged for 20 work days, with data made accessible by Dec 2019 (to be negotiated). The consultant is expected to regularly report to RN WOMEN’s Project Officer and to consult with the national NGO partner organization during the consultancy. Consultant compensation will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Person specification: The successful candidate will be an experienced researcher on harm reduction, Women who use Drugs, SRH and/or advocate with familiarity with policy and budgetary challenges and social perception practices for harm reduction among Women who use Drugs in the national context. Experience of conducting research including data-gathering, data analysis and report writing are essential. Membership of, or close links with national harm reduction among Women who use Drugs advocacy network/s is desirable and an awareness of the role research can play in informing advocacy work is vital. Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English are essential and fluency in local language is imperative.

Deliverables: The TOR is available at: http://www.recoveringnepal.org.np/home/jobs.php

Place of Work: Nepal.

How to apply: Please send a CV and a cover letter detailing your suitability for the role to info@recoveringnepal.org.np and pashang.waiba@recoveringnepal.org.np  with CC to sonam.csherpa@recoveringnepal.org.np. no later than midnight, Monday, November 25th 2019.


Note: Recoverin Nepal Women is an equal oppertunity employer with a performance based culture prioritising the MIPID principle of `by and for WWUD`. ` Thus, women who have had a history of drug use, past or present, holding the necessary professional track record, skills and qualifications are highly encouraged to apply. 

RN Admin