We are seeking a consultant to conduct a six month scoping study into drivers of forced labor in Uganda’s domestic work sector.

RFP: Decent Work for Ugandan Domestic Workers

Request For Proposal: Program Scoping and Design to Secure Decent Work for Uganda’s Domestic Workers

The Global Fund to End Modern Slavery (GFEMS) seeks a consultant to conduct a six month scoping study into drivers of forced labor in Uganda’s domestic work sector, ultimately identifying opportunities to improve outcomes under a “decent work” paradigm.

This study will focus on domestic work that takes place primarily in Uganda or with Ugandan workers who have crossed the eastern border into Kenya, with a particular – but not exclusive – focus on urban destination areas (e.g., Kampala, Gulu, Nairobi). Previous scoping efforts suggest that domestic work within East Africa is one of the largest sectors of forced labor in the region.

The consultant will conduct a beneficiary vulnerability analysis to understand the drivers of forced labor within the target population; a landscape analysis of the regulatory environment and existing enforcement mechanisms; and map existing stakeholders and interventions. This project should identify existing gaps and interventions and organizations with potential to meaningfully and sustainably reduce the prevalence of forced labor. Ultimately, the findings from this research will seed the Fund’s future investments in Uganda.

Please review the Fund’s full Request for Proposals, provided below. Applicants must submit a maximum 10-page proposal in the required format by the January 21, 2022 deadline to be considered. We look forward to reviewing your proposals!

Application Timeline

Original Date Issued: 23 November 2021

Deadline for Questions: 13 December 2021, 12:00 PM EST

Response to Questions Posted: 17 December 2021

Closing Date: 21 January 2022, 12:00 PM EST

Anticipated Award Date: 4 February 2021


  • All proposals must address each of the submission requirements as written in the RFP.
  • All questions must be sent using this webform.
  • Any email correspondence must include “Uganda Domestic Work RFP” in the subject line.
  • Submissions must be made using this webform. Questions or issues regarding the form may be sent to proposals@gfems.org.
  • Late submissions will not be accepted. 
  • Submissions sent by other means will not be accepted.