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5 Jun 2019

Danyare Kalkaal (Support the Voiceless)

Job Description

 Terms of Reference (TOR)

Technical experts/ Consultants to do series research for improving the coordination between justice and security institutions, including justice providers from informal justice mechanisms. On the other hand to conduct evaluation of experience on community-based activities and development of one model/approach to address justice delivery gaps in a comprehensive manner at community levels that can be scaled up

 

Project Title: Danyare Kalkaal (Support the Voiceless)

Organization: University of Hargeisa Legal Aid Clinic

Duty Station: Hargeisa- Somaliland

Duration of the Study:  2 months

Deadline to submit: 12 June, 2019

  1. Background

 Legal University of Hargeisa Legal Clinic was established in 2002 with the objectives of helping pro poor community within boundary of Somaliland and at same time training College of Law of Students. Currently, the legal aid clinic is implementing project termed as Danyare kalkaal in four regions of Somaliland.

Therefore, Legal aid clinic is desirous to see improving basic service delivery, access to impartial humanitarian aid, and poor women and youth having influence over decision making processes at all levels and to this effect, the legal clinic aims to see comprehensive research for improving the coordination between justice and security institutions, including justice providers from informal justice mechanisms. On the other hand to conduct evaluation of experience on community-based activities and development of one model/approach to address justice delivery gaps in a comprehensive manner at community levels that can be scaled up, and looking through comprehensive analysis on both constitutional, legal frame work, strategic reform national initiatives, organizational code of conducts, case management, national policy review and depth analysis and come up their shortcoming and way forwards.

  1. Project Description

Access to justice in Somaliland is a complex issue. Different justice systems work parallel to each other and the awareness of the population which route to justice to take is very low, particularly in rural areas. Government institutions and formal justice providers are primarily based in urban areas in Somaliland. Rural areas have therefore little to no access, making the informal system, Xeer, often the only one to deal with cases. This places women and youth in difficult situations as they do not form part of the elders group. Legal representation in the formal system is dire. Internally Displaced Peoples (IDPs) also face considerable challenges including but not limited to social, economic legal problems, shelter, inaccessibility to land, property, security, health and education. Therefore, with the proposed action this consortium seeks to contribute to increased access to fair and effective justice in Somaliland that adequately deals with community member’s grievances, in particular those faced by women, youth, IDPs and minorities

  1. Objectives

The objective of the assignment is to provide technical or research expertise in evidence-based policy and implementation methods and provide range of deliverable products and legal services as agreed with the project management team of the legal clinic, including but not limited to;

  1. To improve coordination between justice and security institutions, including justice providers from informal justice mechanisms through coordination meetings in target communities will be held to create a space for the various systems to discuss specific cases jointly.
  2. To conduct an evaluation of experience on community-based activities and development of one model/approach to address justice delivery gaps in a comprehensive manner at community levels that can be scaled up

 

  1. Duration of the Assignment

The duration of the assignment is 3 months/ 90 days starting immediately

  1. Scope of the work

Granted the complexity and all challenges of coordination justice and security institutions in Somaliland, there is a need to undertake series of research, which should be completed in 90 days in 3 months period. To update and produce according to the project expected outcome R22   

  1. Responsibility of the task

The specific tasks for the consultants are as the below outlined

  1. the consultant shall train 3 persons on research skills
  2. the consultant shall prepare Research Skill training material
  3. shall conduct focus group discussion about 500 persons
  4. the consultants shall conduct Final Result to Validation Workshop
  5. finally, the consultants shall produce and in a print format for the developed a model for community-driven justice processes
  6. Expected out come

Thus according the project the below mentioned outcome are as following:

Expected outcome R2.2: Improved coordination between justice and security institutions, including justice providers from informal justice mechanisms. Activities under this expected result target specific gaps in the justice chain from a community-based perspective and addresses the demand for justice at community level. It also includes a focus on enhanced collaboration between informal and formal justice systems.

A 2.2.1 Coordination meetings in target communities will be held to create a space for the various systems to discuss specific cases jointly. In consultation with justice providers of both informal and formal mechanisms, including the police, and community leaders, coordination meetings will be held to create a space for the various systems to discuss cases jointly in particular where cases seem to be balancing community harmony vs individual rights interests, for example cases of sexual gender-based violence. In total, four coordination meetings will held.

A 2.2.2 Development and adoption of one model/approach to address justice delivery gaps in a comprehensive manner at community levels that can be scaled up. It is aimed to, based on experiences in coordination and bringing together various stakeholders for specific cases, develop a model for community-driven justice processes, whether through informal or formal avenues, that can be scaled up. This activity would be implemented in consultation with the Chief Justice and Ministry of Justice.  It is envisaged that the Ministry of Justice will implement quarterly coordination meeting for legal providers.

 

 

  1. Qualification & Experience of Consultant:

The expertise or consultants engaged to undertake the assignment must fulfill the following requirements

 

  • Minimum of Master degree in Social Sciences, Law or any related field
  • Minimum of 7 years of professional experience in conducting research and/or institutional assessments in access to justice, human rights programming and development.
  • Proven experience in research methodologies, and other approaches (including quantitative, qualitative and participatory)
  • Good writing skills, including coherent and consistent documentation
  • Capacity to work with a multi-disciplinary team, including coordinating technical input into research work
  • Ability to work rapidly, both in person and remotely, with team members in various locations.
  • Demonstrate good conduct, flexibility and willing to work with team work as required by the legal aid clinic.
  1. Application Requirements

Interested experts are invited to submit proposals to provide the above-mentioned services. The proposal should focus on addressing the consultant’s ability to provide the services outlined in the Scope of Work and Expected Outputs. Please include the following:

▪ Cover letter

▪ Detailed CV(s) indicating qualifications and relevant experience

▪ A proposal indicating a description of the proposed approach to the scope of work, preliminary work plan with timelines and detailed budget

How to apply:

Please submit all technical and financial proposals, with CV to legal Clinic procurement team.

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