1. Background

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law is an independent academic institution, founded in 1984 and affiliated with Lund University in Sweden. The Institute contributes to a wider understanding of and respect for human rights and international humanitarian law. The vision of the Institute is just and inclusive societies with effective realisation of human rights for all. In light of this, the Institute contributes to strengthening structures, systems and mechanisms for the promotion and protection of human rights at all levels in society. 

RWI has since 1990 been implementing a wide range of human rights capacity development programmes for institutions in developing countries, mainly with the support of Swedish Development Cooperation (Sida). These programmes and projects have primarily targeted state agencies in the field of administration of justice, academic institutions and National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs). RWI’s global thematic focus areas are economic globalisation, inclusive societies, people on the move and fair and efficient justice. For more info, please visit: (

RWI has supported actors in the field of human rights in Asia since the mid-1990s through both bilateral and regional programmes. RWI’s regional cooperation in Asia focused for a long time on strengthening institutional capacities of academic institutions to carry out human rights education and research, and of NHRIs to fulfil their protection and promotion mandates. In recent years, RWI has increasingly focused cooperation in Asia on the field of human rights and the environment, linked to the sustainable development goals.

RWI launched a new regional programme for the Asia Pacific in 2017, entitled “RWI Regional Asia Programme on Human Rights and Sustainable Development 2017-2021” (hereinafter “the programme”) funded by Sida. 

The programme started with a pilot phase during 2017, aimed to validate and consolidate strategies and partnerships for the implementation phase 2018-2021. The overall programme objective is to contribute to a just, inclusive and sustainable development in the region through mutually reinforcing protection of human rights, gender equality and the environment. The 2020 programming focuses on thematically underpinning activities and promotion and dissemination of interlinkages on human rights, gender equality and the environment, which include

1)Increased capacities among targeted academic institutions in the Asia Pacificregion to mainstream human rights and gender-based approaches to displacement in the context of disasters and climate change

2)Improved local stakeholders’ capacities for effective realization and fulfilment of environment-related human rights, gender equality, and SDGs.

3)Relevant coalitions, networks and collaborations have their knowledge bases

strengthened and expanded on human rights, gender equality, and environment.

4)Increased public awareness and discourse of the interlinkages

between human rights, gender equality and environment.

2.Brief Purpose and Description of the Activity

RWI Jakarta office is seeking the services of an individual or a firm to provide a systematic assessment of RAPP’s online learning platform and dissemination. This assignment concerns the consolidation of online platform solutions supporting the Regional Asia Pacific Programme on Human Rights and Sustainable Development, 2017-2021 (hereafter referred to as ‘RAPP’) of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (RWI), to:

a)Establish an IT based concept programme participant’s networking platform that keeps them connected to programme developments and on-going publications.

b)Strengthening and population of RWI’s ‘online module platform’ which acts as the contact point and research repository for all the blended learning activities.

As further described in annex 1, these will require three main functions of i) an online learning management system (LMS), ii) a research repository, and iii) a site where course participants can continue networking after courses and a continued point of contact with RWI.

The assignment is commissioned by RWI Jakarta Office under its current Regional Asia Programme (RAPP), and aims to inform RWI Jakarta Office’s decisions on a consolidated infrastructure that serves the above purposes and that, to the extent possible, is sustainable beyond the current programme, so that it can continue to benefit human rights networks in Asia, and support RWI’s continued and broader work in the region.

For more detailed information about the position please download the ToR and Annexes, files are attached.