The USAID-funded Strengthening the Capacity of Indigenous Organizations in the Amazon program will strengthen the capacity of Indigenous People’s Organizations (IPO) in the Amazon region of Brazil, Colombia and Peru to manage financial resources, thereby improving their ability to take ownership of their own development planning and priorities.
ensure that indigenous peoples’ rights to free and informed consent are respected; and mitigate the negative environmental, social, and economic impacts of these development projects.
In order to inform activities and implementation, Pact will develop and apply a Social Inclusion Strategy.
Objectives The Social Inclusion Consultant will be responsible for developing a strategy which is informed through desk research and qualitative field research methodologies which rely heavily on community engagement and co-
creation processes with IPOs to ensure that the strategy and its approaches respect indigenous peoples’ perspectives and the diverse cultural contexts of the Amazon region.
This will better enable the strategy to support the development of more inclusive and representative IPOs, thus helping to strengthen effectiveness, rather than providing a top-
down approach dependent on concepts of and approaches to social inclusion that may negatively impact Pact’s ability to engage with IPOs and the communities they represent.
The strategy will include specific approaches and how they can be applied to relevant project activities. The Social Inclusion Consultant will also be responsible for training project staff in the strategy, as well as application and monitoring of the strategy.
Statement of Duties and Responsibilities The Social Inclusion Consultant is responsible for developing a Social Inclusion Strategy for the project and for training relevant project staff in its application.
The Social Inclusion Strategy will be codified in a document that defines an overarching strategy, specific objectives, proposed activities to ensure social inclusion approaches throughout implementation, and suggested project level indicators to monitor the strategy’s application.
The Social Inclusion Consultant will report to Pact’s Regional Capacity Development Activities Manager.
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