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Terms of Reference for Research Consultancy

Investigation of the Auditor General`s Reports for Governance Recommendations on Issues Relevant Human Rights and Advocacy in Jamaica


The Consultancy:

The Caribbean Vulnerable Communities (CVC) coalition, in collaboration with the Jamaica Civil Society Coalition (JCSC), is seeking an experienced consultant to conduct an investigation of the Auditor General’s reports for governance recommendations on issues relevant to human rights and advocacy in Jamaica.

Timeline: 3 months 


Alignment with Overarching Goal

This investigation is a specific topic of three selected by the Steering Committee on a range of policy areas and human rights issues relevant to governance and civil society. It is expected that this research will result in a greater understanding of issues studied and will provide findings that are well documented and support the development of position papers, policy briefs, and targeted advocacy interventions. This investigation will inform evidence based advocacy and provide direction for improved democratic governance. This is in line with objective #3 of the project: support to democracy. Actions under this objective will:

  • Support peaceful pro-democracy actors in third countries with a view to enhancing participatory and representative democracy, transparency, and accountability.
  • Will focus on the consolidation of political participation and representation, as well as pro-democracy advocacy.
  • All aspects of democratisation will be addressed, including the rule of law and the promotion and protection of civil and political rights such as freedom of expression online and offline, freedom of assembly and association. This includes active participation in the evolving methodological debate in the area of democracy support.
  • Provide support to democratic governance and, in particular, the development of the oversight capacity of CSOs towards state actors and policies to improve accountability and transparency, election monitoring, and educational campaigns.


The Approach:

The investigation should include key informants and stakeholders who are integral to the implementation or have oversight for the recommendations or areas of concern outlined in the Auditor General’s Report.



  • Workplan and methodology
  • Report on recommendations for the Ministry Departments & Agencies (MDAs) that should be included in this research project
  • Scorecard on Key Findings from follow up on AG reports
  • Report outlining recommendations for legislative changes considered necessary to enhance good governance


Submissions should be sent to no later than Wednesday April 6, 2016

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