Research consultant for conduct studies on the plight of abandoned estates
Institute of Social Development (ISD) is a non-governmental organization based in Kandy Sri Lanka, established in order to empower the marginalized and discriminated Plantation community. ISD was founded in 1991 by a group of intellectuals. For the last three decades, ISD executed various programs on Human Rights awareness and capacity building in order to empower the marginalized plantation community. At present, ISD is involved in sensitizing and advocating the plantation community in varied aspects such as Human Rights, Labor Rights, Housing and land rights, and empowerment of Women. In the year 2011, the ISD broaden its programs thus expanding its services to the most vulnerable in the Plantation sector.
This is a continuation of the previous project, but the beneficiaries and the target areas are different. The previous project was aimed to promote the excluded Hill Country (plantation) Tamil community (HTC) to enjoy legitimate rights. The project provides technical assistance to strengthen the community by forming and strengthening the RDS/CBOs in the estates while it raises the plantation issues at the national level and international level. The project focuses to bring the development through the inclusion process of HTC while it also lobbies for the inclusion process of HTC. The project works closely with the government department/authorities and policymakers to ensure the rights of the plantation workers’ community. Besides, the project focuses the women’s issues and strengthens them to win equal rights at all levels in the project area. The project set the targets to achieve by end of the 2023.
The United Nations 2030 agenda considers Women’s development and Equal rights are central in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and the first time in the global context recognizes that parallel efforts are needed to ensure that the Human Rights of all citizens around the globe.
SDG 1 No poverty, SDG 5 Gender equality, SDG 10 Reduce inequalities and SDG 13 Climate action are the main goals that will be underlined through project activities.
This position is open in order to hire a consultant to conduct studies on the plight of abandoned estates. The number of plantation estates were abandoned or modifying the businesses that largely effects the peoples’ lifestyle, culture, education, and political representations ISD decided to find out the implication of the abandoned plantation’s community.
The study outcome will be used for the lobbying activities at the regional and national levels. Further, results will be used to secure their human rights and inclusion process.
Specifically, the consultant is expected to provide
The report should be submitted in English language and should be of high enough quality to share with outside agencies, donors, or interested third parties. It should provide a substantive baseline against indicators as outlined in the project document.
Additional outputs include a PowerPoint presentation on key findings and a soft copy of all the relevant documents on a CD.
The deadline for submitting applications is July 28th, 2021. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
Address to sent
The Executive Director
Institute of Social Development (ISD)
246/4 Ranawana Road