DIGNITY - Danish Institute Against Torture Careers in Tanzania

DIGNITY - Danish Institute Against Torture Call for Consultancy - Assessment of rehabilitation needs of torture survivors in Kigoma region, Jobs in Tanzania



In Tanzania, torture is clearly prohibited under article 13(6)(e) of the Constitution, however Tanzania is one of the few countries in Africa that has not ratified the UN Convention Against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (UN CAT). Torture takes place in Tanzania, including in police stations and prisons. However, documentation and rehabilitation are limited.
There are few mental health services in Tanzania, and none specifically targeting torture survivors.
The Muhimbili National Hospital’s psychiatry and mental health department sees torture survivors among its roughly 10,000 annual patients. However, the number of torture survivors among those patients is unknown.
While refugees are legally required to remain in their camps, it was noted that some refugee torture survivors do approach the Muhimbili hospital.

Scope of Work and Activities

  • Desk study to collect as much information as possible in response to the above questions
    Interview key DIGNITY staff to collect information on
    DIGNITY’s work and capacities
  • Field visit to observe camp(s) and services and interview key partners and service providers

    Deliverables and Timeline

  • Inception report by 28th July 2017
  • Desk study report by 25th August 2017
  • Draft assessment report by 22nd September 2017
  • Final assessment report by 13th October 2017

    How to Apply:

    DIGNITY is seeking registered consultant(s) to perform this assignment. Tanzania-based consultants are preferred, however applications from consultants with experience in East Africa, and preferably Tanzania are welcome. Other requirements include knowledge of and experience in issues of mental health, preferably with a focus on torture. Having a clinical background is desirable but not essential; Experience in working with refugees; and Experience in conducting situation assessments. Knowledge of Swahili is highly desirable.

    Qualified and interested consultants or consulting firms should send an offer that includes the following:

    Summary of relevant experience and qualifications
    Consultant(s) CVs
    Proposed approach and workplan
    Proposed detailed cost
    If more than 1 consultant will be involved, include role description
    Send applications to consult@dignityinstitute.dk no later than 30th June 2017.

    Closing date: 30 Jun 2017

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