Consultancy to review Ghana’s Social Protection Bill 2020 and the Social Protection Policy 2015
The Africa Platform for Social Protection in collaboration with the Ghana Platform for social protection intend to enhance the participation of Civil Society Organizations in Ghana in social protection legal and policy development and review process. The Government of Ghana has developed and implemented a range of social protection (SP) interventions aimed at reducing poverty, vulnerability and ensuring inclusive and sustainable social and economic growth. Notable among these poverty reduction programmes are the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP), Labour Intensive Public Works (LIPW), Exempt Category of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), School Feeding Programme and Education Capitation Grants among others.
2.0 Scope of the Work.
In 2015, the Ghana Social Protection policy was developed and more recently the government has developed the Social protection Bill 2020, to guide the implementation of social protection programmes. The drafting of the Social protection Bill provides CSOs an opportunity to strengthen the provision of social protection services from a rights-based perspective. Civil society organizations have an opportunity to engage with this process through generating evidence on the gaps in the draft bill. Additionally, stakeholders have noted that the social protection policy has gaps and therefore CSOs in Ghana can identify gaps in the social protection policy 2015, and use this information in advocacy for a review of the policy to conform to a rights-based approach.
We seek a consultant to support the process of review of the Social Protection Bill 2020 and the Social Protection Policy 2015. This consultancy is restricted to legal experts who understand Ghana’s legal and policy ecosystem processes. Due to the prevailing COVID-19 situation, the work will mostly be done remotely.
Specifically, the Consultant is expected to:
- Review the Social Protection Bill 2020 and the Social Protection Policy 2015 and identify any gaps in the two documents.
- Develop a policy brief that will support CSO engagement with policy makers.
- Make a virtual presentation of the findings in a stakeholder forum.
3.0 Duration of the Contract
This work is expected to take place for 10 days over the period of 15th – 26th February 2021.