Evaluation of Asbestos Campaign – Consultancy (short term)

May 7, 2019

Position: Short-Term Consultancy – Evaluation of Asbestos Campaign – Consultancy (short term)
Description: Terms of Reference for Short-Term Consultancy
Submission of offers: 21 May 2019
Selection of consultant(s): 4 June 2019
Submission of draft evaluation report: 25 July 2019
Union Aid Abroad APHEDA provides comments on draft: 29 July 2019
Submission of final report: 5 August 2019

Background and Functions:

Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA was established in 1984 by the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) as the Australian union movement’s overseas aid arm. Our purpose is for Australian unions to work globally in partnership for the achievement of dignity at work, social justice, economic equality and the realisation of human rights. We work to achieve this through strong unions and social movements, sustainable development programs, global solidarity and support in times of crisis. We work through local partner organisations and unions in South East Asia, the Pacific, the Middle East and southern Africa.

Union Aid Abroad APHEDA first began raising awareness of asbestos concerns in 2010 in Vietnam in the context of its widespread use in roof sheeting. This work extended to Laos in 2012, then to Cambodia in 2014 and Indonesia in 2015. A regional component developed in 2015/16, connecting networks and expertise across the Asia-Pacific region (including Australian expertise) to our partner organisations in those four countries.

A new regional campaign was commenced in 2017 to take advantages of synergies between the four countries and work for national bans to be implemented

The campaign also sought to raise awareness of exposure to asbestos and its health implications among those at risk as well as policy makers charged with regulating its trade and use in three Mekong countries and Indonesia.

Significant progress has been achieved in these countries. This includes WHO and ILO recommendations being implemented, such as developing a roadmap to eliminate these asbestos related diseases by first identifying the extent of the usage through the development of a National Asbestos Profile (NAP) and then National Action Plan to Eliminate Asbestos Related Diseases (NAPEARD). Awareness raising among governments, trade unions and also employers and with civil society action groups being formed to advocate for policy reform. A focus has been to bring international experience and evidence to policy makers of both the expected impacts on continued use of asbestos, on alternative safe products, on safe disposal systems of asbestos waste.

The Vietnam government in 2014 announced consideration of a ban by 2020 and in 2017 six key Ministries supported a ban by 2020. A move to ban by Vietnam is expected to have a ripple effect on reduced consumption and also additional national bans in other countries within ASEAN. This will have enormous health benefits to future populations and save the economy considerable losses in terms of health costs, lost work time and compensation.

Essential selection criteria:
  • Strong campaign evaluation experience
  • International development experience related to one or more of the following: OSH, asbestos, capacity building, movement-building
  • Demonstrated experience with a range of evaluation methodologies
  • Understanding of disability rights and inclusion and gender analysis
  • Experience in working with organisations and communities in South East Asia
  • Ability to synthesise and communicate complex development project lessons
  • Demonstrated capacity to use evaluation to enable strategic planning
  • Strong English language proficiency
  • Experience working through and with translators
Deadline: 5pm 21 May 2019

Please send your submission to Phillip Hazelton, Asbestos Campaigner by email: phazelton@apheda.org.au.

Applications should include:

  • CV of evaluator(s)
  • An evaluation plan to include (no more than 2 pages):
    • Proposed methodology, scope
    • Planning/timetable
    • Budget (clearly indicating number of days for evaluator and any other support team)

Applications that do not address all selection criteria will not be considered.

Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA is an equal opportunity organisation.

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