Published on: 01/06/2021
IRC is currently looking for a consultant to review its performance on equity, diversity, and inclusion. Deadline for submission: 30 June 2021.
IRC is an independent, non-profit organisation that drives resilient water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) systems from the ground up. We have offices in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, the Netherlands and Uganda, and staff representatives in Honduras, India, Mali, Niger and the US.
At IRC, our mission is to promote the human right to safe water and sanitation for some of the poorest people on the planet. We value our mission and our dedicated team of professionals who are every day committed to providing safe drinking water and sanitation for all, forever.
We are proud to and have the ambition to remain an ‘‘Employer of Choice’’ in the sector. Being an organisation in which everyone feels respected, included, and has a safe space to share their points of view. And where we, as an organisation, favour the well-being, safety and happiness of employees. In the end, it is the people at IRC who drive change and every voice counts.
Therefore, in light of and as an act of solidarity with last year’s Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement (read statement here), IRC is dedicated to carry out an organisational review on its Equity, Diversity and Inclusion performance. For this organisational review, we are seeking a consultant to provide services in this area.
This Request for Proposals (RFP) is to:
IRC is explicitly inviting individuals and/or firms with a strong track record in organisational assessments on equity, diversity and inclusion to prepare a brief proposal to undertake the work. Please provide:
Please submit one electronic proposal to: IRC Director’s Office (firstname.lastname@example.org ) before Wednesday 30 June 2021. If you have questions prior to submission of the proposal, please submit them in writing via email to Evita Rozenberg, Chief Director’s Office.
EQUITY The guarantee of fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement while at the same time striving to identify and eliminate barriers that have prevented the full participation of some groups. The principle of equity acknowledges that there are historically underserved and underrepresented populations, and that fairness regarding these unbalanced conditions is needed to assist equality in the provision of effective opportunities to all groups.
DIVERSITY Psychological, physical, and social differences that occur among any and all individuals; including but not limited to race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, socioeconomic status, education, marital status, language, age, gender, sexual orientation, mental or physical ability, and learning styles.
INCLUSION The act of creating environments in which any individual or group can be and feel welcomed, respected, supported, and valued to fully participate and bring their full, authentic selves to work. An inclusive and welcoming climate embraces differences and offers respect in the words/actions/ thoughts of all people.