National Consultancy to provide technical support to the implementation of the Women and Girls Access to Justice through Effective, Accountable and Gender-Responsive Institutions program



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Location : Kampala, UGANDA
Application Deadline :28-Jan-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left :11d 2h 46m
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
01-Mar-2022
Duration of Initial Contract :Between March - August 2022
Expected Duration of Assignment :120 working days


UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


Background

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. 

Under its Strategic Note 2021-2025; Uganda Country Office focuses on delivering programmes under four thematic areas:

  • Norms, policies and standards on gender equality and empowerment
  • Women’s rights, gender responsive peace and security
  • Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE)
  • Ending Violence against Women and Girls
  • Women, Peace, Security and Humanitarian Action

UN Women is seeking to recruit an access to justice expert to support the organisation’s work on enhancing women and girls’ access to justice. In particular, the job requires strong knowledge and experience in implementing ending violence against women and girls programs through enhancing their access to justice, experience of working with the Justice, Law and Order Sector, programming and policy support at national and district levels and an in-dept understanding of challenges facing women and girls’ access to justice in Uganda and the relevant districts in which UN Women is working in. It also requires supporting and developing mutually reinforcing partnerships with Government counterparts, UN organizations, private sector entities, and CSOs.

The expert will be joining an exciting, results-oriented team offering an adaptive learning space and contributing to ending violence against women and girls in Uganda. Reporting to the Programme Specialist Ending Violence Against Women and Girls, the short-term service staff provides support to effective implementation of UN Women’s Women and Girls Access Justice through Effective, Accountable and Gender-Responsive Institutions program. The incumbent provides technical expertise on gender equality and women’s access to justice with a holistic approach to address opportunities and challenges related to ending Violence Against Women and Girls in Uganda through gender responsive justice institutions.

The short-term service staff supports monitoring of activities implemented and finances using the results-based management tools, participates in field missions and write reports on monitoring missions; assists in preparation of quarterly reports and donor reports.


Duties and Responsibilities

The key objective of the assignment is to provide technical assistance and specialist services on Women and Girls Access Justice through Effective, Accountable and Gender-Responsive Institutions program.

I.   Scope of Work/Duties and Responsibilities

Under overall guidance of the Ending Violence Against Women and Girls Specialist, the consultant supports the implementation of the Women and Girls Access Justice through Effective, Accountable and Gender-Responsive Institutions program. Specifically, the consultant is expected to:

  • Work with Judiciary to organise at least 7 capacity building trainings for a cross section staff from judiciary
  • Lead the process of onboarding and supporting the work of 5 critical consultants under the access to justice project and follow up on the deliverables within the agreed timeframes
  • Conduct quarterly monitoring missions to the 11 centres of excellence

 

II.   Duties and Responsibilities of the Consultant

Task 1: Support implementation of key capacity building activities according to the agreed timelines

  • Undertake 1 quarterly baraza in each of the 7 Chief Magisterial areas in the centres of excellence on GBV
  • Undertake 5 mentorship and supervision sessions for administrative and frontline staff to ensure functionality and accountability of the special court system
  • Organise 4 open court days in 4 High Court Circuits on GBV in the Centres of Excellence
  • Support advocacy actions within the context of this task area.
  • Coordinate the following trainings:
    1. Judicial officers on survivor centred support and management of victims in handling GBV Cases
    2. Clerks and court interpreters in sign language and court interpretation services
    3. Court interpreters and administrative staff of courts,
    4. Medical workers on medical examination of SGBV cases
    5. JLOS Gender Task Force, PPUs, Gender focal point persons District Coordination Committees, Chain Linked Advisory Board, Regional Coordination Committees on the JLOS Gender Strategy
    6. Police personnel of Kigezi and East Kyoga Police Regions on handling and submission of the Forensic Exhibits in SGBV cases
    7. Informal justice actors in Magisterial areas in target districts on the specialised GBV service delivery system

Task II: Lead the process of onboarding 5 critical consultants under the access to justice project and follow up on the deliverables within the agreed timeframes

Develop and refine ToR for the various consultancies as well as follow up on the deliverables within the agreed timeframes

  1. Finalise the following ToR:
    • Detailed and concrete service delivery standards and procedures covering all the steps towards delivering quality integrated justice services throughout the Special Service Delivery and Accountability Systems/ Special court
    • Develop Gender Monitoring Guidelines for District Chain Linked Committees
    • Develop, translate, and disseminate GBV survivors guide to the criminal justice system

 

      2. Develop the following ToR:

  • Undertaking a cost benefit analysis of establishing special courts for GBV
  • Development of a checklist for assessing quality standards and holding actors accountable to make it gender and equity and oversee pretesting the updated check list in the 11 centres of excellence on a quarterly basis

      3. Support the consultancy on development of a costed strategy on an institutionalised specialist justice system for effective management of            GBV cases and the critical five consultancies with the following:

  • Organise relevant documents for the consultants
  • Lead the scheduling appointments for consultations for consultants’
  • Review and ensure quality deliverables from consultancies to be undertaken during the project lifespan
  • Working with relevant JLOS institutions, civil society and other stakeholder to conduct validation meetings for key outputs for the consultancies
  • Organise paperwork for processing payments for consultants in a timely manner

 

Task III: Conduct quarterly monitoring support missions to the 11 centres of excellence

  • Conduct 3day monitoring missions to each of the 11 centers of excellence
  • Coordinate the participation of ADA and UN Women in the monitoring missions

 

III.   Duration of the assignment

The total duration of the contract assignment will be a total of approximately 120 working days on a full-time basis, between March and August 2022.

Reporting and performance evaluation will also be carried out on a monthly basis. In addition, halfway through the assignment the consultant will be assessed for quality and timeliness of the following deliverables:

  1. ToR developed for the 5 consultancies and onboarding of consultants
  2. Key findings from the monitoring mission to at least 5 centers of excellence
  3. 3 inception reports that have been reviewed
  4. 3 training reports

 

Expected Deliverables

The consultant is expected to deliver the following results and ensure that related reports are presented as and when due:

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Key Task

 

Deliverables

Approximate number of days

Deadlines

1.

Support implementation of key capacity building activities according to the agreed timelines

 

a) 1 quarterly baraza's in 7 Chief Magisterial areas in the 11 centres of excellence

14 days (1 days for travel and 1 day for the baraza

March-April 2022

b) Undertake 5 mentorship and supervision sessions for administrative and frontline staff to ensure functionality and accountability of the specialised justice system for effective management of GBV cases

10 days (2 days for each session)

 

April-May 2022

 

c) Organise 4 open court days in 4 High Court Circuits in the Centres of Excellence

12 days (including 8 days of travel to and from the centres)

March-April 2022

 

d) Coordinate the following trainings:

  1. judicial officers on survivor centred support and management of victims in handling GBV Cases
  2. clerks and court interpreters in sign language and court interpretation services
  3. court interpreters and administrative staff of courts,
  4. medical workers on medical examination of SGBV cases
  5. JLOS Gender Task Force, PPUs, Gender focal point persons District Coordination Committees, Chain Linked Advisory Board, Regional Coordination Committees on the JLOS Gender Strategy
  6. Police personnel of Kigezi and East Kyoga Police Regions on handling and submission of the Forensic Exhibits in SGBV cases
  7. Informal justice actors in Magisterial areas in target districts on the specialised GBV service delivery system

 

14 days (2 days for coordinating each Training)

March-June 2022

 

2.

Develop and refine ToR for the various consultancies as well as follow up on the deliverables within the agreed timeframes

 

        a)  3 ToRs Finalised for 3 consultancies.

  1. Service delivery standards and procedures covering all the steps towards delivering quality integrated justice services throughout the Special Service Delivery and Accountability Systems/ Special court
  2. Gender Monitoring Guidelines for District Chain Linked Committees
  3. Development, translate and disseminate GBV survivors guide to the criminal justice system

6 days (3 days per ToR)

 

March 2022

 

       b)  3 ToRs Finalised for 3 consultancies.

  1. Service delivery standards and procedures covering all the steps towards delivering quality integrated justice services throughout the Special Service Delivery and Accountability Systems/ Special court
  2. Gender Monitoring Guidelines for District Chain Linked Committees
  3. Development, translate and disseminate GBV survivors guide to the criminal justice system

6 days (3 days per ToR)

 

March 2022

 

       c)   2 new ToRs developed for 2                     Consultancies:

  1. Undertaking a cost benefit analysis of establishing special courts for GBV
  2. Development of a checklist for assessing quality standards and holding actors accountable to make it gender and equity and oversee pretesting the updated check list in the 11 centres of excellence on a quarterly basisReport for this deliverable

9 days (3 days per ToR)

 

June 2022

 

     d)   Support the consultancy on           development of a costed strategy on an     institutionalised specialist justice system for     effective management of GBV cases and the     critical five consultancies with the following:

  1. Review inception reports for 6 consultancies
  2. Organise documents and scheduled appoints for consultants for the 6 consultancies
  3. Review detailed reports for the 6 consultancies
  4. Organise and participate in validation meetings for 6 consultancies
  5. Report for this deliverable

 

 

 

  1. 6 days (1 day each)

      2. 12 days (2 day each)

      3. 12 days (2 day each)

      4. 6 days (1 day each)

 

 

 

 

 

 

March-August 2022

5.

Conduct quarterly monitoring missions to 7 the 11 centres of excellence

Monitoring mission reports

21 days (3 days including 1 day for travel for each monitoring mission to the 11 centres of excellence)

March-August 2022

6

Provide administrative and technical support to the project

Minutes of the following meetings:

  1. ADA monthly progress updates
  2. Judiciary monthly progress updates
  3. Quarterly progress reports and program assessment reports for liquidation
  4. Talking points for all activities where UN Women and ADC representation is required
  5. Report for this deliverable

10 days (0.5 days per month for updates and 2 days for talking points for ADC and UN Women SMT)

March-August 2022

7

Final report capturing all work undertaken under UN Women.

Final Report with details of outcomes achieved. Report should provide details on:

  • Brief Descriptions of Deliverables undertaken
  • Results/Outcomes achieved
  • Lessons Learnt/Gaps and areas for strengthening.
  • Recommendations for UN Women

(Note: Reports for all deliverables will also follow similar format

4 days

10 days before end of Contract

 

IV.   Report Writing

All the documents and reports should be written and submitted in  English language. Upon receipt of the deliverables and prior to the payment of the instalment, the deliverables, related reports and documents will be reviewed by EVAWG Program Specialist and approved by UN Women within two weeks of submission.

 

V.   Inputs

  • UN Women will cover the costs of daily subsistence allowance (DSA) for areas within the country as per standard UN rate, as per UN Women regulations, for all approved official travel.
  • The consultant is expected to work using her/his own computer and other means of communications but may access the UN Women office for printing of relevant documents or should he/she be required to work on-site at any point during the assignment.
  • UN Women will provide transport in the field only, consultant is expected to arrange own transport within Kampala.

 

VI.   Performance evaluation:

Contractor’s performance will be evaluated based on timeliness, responsibility, initiative, communication, accuracy, and quality of the products delivered.

 


Competencies

VII.   Core Values and Guiding Principles:

  • Integrity
  • Demonstrating consistency in upholding and promoting the values of the UN systemin actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and a high degree of professionalism when dealing with survivors and sensitive information.
  • Cultural Sensitivity/Valuing diversity
  • Demonstrating an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff, and of those of Government of Uganda entities.
  • Demonstrating an international outlook, appreciating differences in values, and learning from cultural diversity.

 

Corporate Competencies

  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN's values and ethical standards.
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of the UN, particularly relating to gender equality and the empowerment of women.
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, sexual orientation, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
  • Treats all people fairly and without favoritism.

 

Functional Competencies

  • Ability to create, edit, and present information in clear and appealing formats.
  • Ability to manage data, documents, correspondences, and reports.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate and work well with diverse and multicultural supervisors and staff members.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure.
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.
  • Focuses on impact and result for the partners and responds positively to feedback.

 


Required Skills and Experience

VIII)   Required experience and qualifications

The consultant should fulfil the following requirements:

Academic Qualification:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in social sciences, human rights, gender/ women’s studies, international development, or a related field is required.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience  may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university.

 

Experience:

  • At least 10 years of relevant work experience in development programme/project implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting and capacity building.
  • Experience of working with the Justice, Law and Order Sector is a requirement;
  • Experience in the programming on EVAWG with a focus on gender justice is an asset.
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors is an asset.
  • Experience in communication and advocacy on gender and women’s rights.

 

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset.

 

IX)   Submission of application

Interested candidates are requested to submit electronic application to the UNDP website not later than 28th January 2022 COB.

Submission package

  • CV - All applications must include this as an attachment
  • Letter of Interest containing the statement on candidate’s experience in the field of recruitment.

 

 

 

 

 

 



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