Strategic Plan Consultant for Attorney General’s Office

Location : Mbabane, ESWATINI, SWAZILAND
Application Deadline :10-Aug-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :30 working days spread over three months
Expected Duration of Assignment :30 working days spread over three months

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.


The Office of the Attorney General was established under the repealed Constitution of 1968 and Law Officers Act of 1966 as the principal legal advisor to the Government of the Kingdom of Eswatini. The Constitution Act of 2005 further consolidates its power and functions which are; to draft and review legislation, to assist Ministers to pilot Bills in Parliament, draw or peruse agreements, contracts, international instruments and documents to which Government is party or has an interest, litigate in court or other legal proceedings on behalf of the Government and adds the new mandate of litigating on behalf of Chiefs in their official capacity.

The mandate and the need to implement the Constitution accelerated the momentous establishment of the Law Reform Unit under the Office of the Attorney General. This was to pave way towards an independent Law Reform Commission. The Law Reform Unit has commenced operations to advance the reform, develop and alignment of the laws of Eswatini with the Constitution.  Key challenges remain for the Office of Attorney General to fully realize its mandate in coordination with key partners, such as the Police Service, Judiciary, Public Service Sector bodies such as the Human Rights and Anti-corruption Commissions, Government Ministries and Departments, Traditional Authorities, University of Eswatini, Law Society and Civil Society Organizations.

A long-term strategy for the Office of the Attorney General has become necessary to align with modern legal developments and advance the common framework with an objective to -

  • Strengthen capacity, efficiency, and inter-institutional collaboration of the Office;
  •  Strengthen the independence of the Office of the Attorney General in performing its mandate;
  • Align the resource base of the Office of the Attorney General with the Strategic Plan, including developing staff capacities and streamlining financial resources towards its implementation.

Duties and Responsibilities

The consultant will be tasked with the following:

  • Assess and analyze the Office of the Attorney General’s internal and external environment, stakeholders and partnerships and synthesis of results and identify strategic opportunities.
  • Conduct a review of organizational documents, relating to the structure, staff, management, history, activities, projects and policies of the Office of Attorney General.
  • Undertake an evaluation of the Office of the Attorney General to determine whether the structures, systems and staffing are adequate to deliver on strategies and core functions.
  • Determine methodology for modernizing the legal service by improving productivity using IT systems, records management and performance management to contribute to enhanced service delivery.
  • Develop a Strategic Plan consisting of the following main sections:
    1. SWOT analysis (Visioning Exercise)
    2. Organizational structure
    3. Partnership and communication strategy
  • Develop an action plan as part of the strategy to facilitate implementation.
  • Develop a monitoring and evaluation plan to accompany the strategy to track its successful implementation.
  • Prepare a results framework with indicators and multi-year work plan with resource needs and estimated implementation budget that will be required to implement the strategy.
  • Facilitate two workshops (Planning and Validation) as part of the process of the development of the strategy.


The Consultant will be expected to deliver the following deliverables:

An inception report to include execution plan, by end of the 1st week of assignment


25 August 2022

An assessment report to inform the development of strategic plan. A strategic plan and workshops planned and facilitated: consultation report finalized.


1 September 2022

Draft Strategic plan developed

Including: Executive summary: Background

Internal and External analysis: Strategic priorities: Strategic plan including an integrated results and resources frameworks.


23 September 2022

Final Validated Strategic submitted.


25 October 2022


  • Duration:     30 working days spread over three months
  • Duty Station: Mbabane, Eswatini.  The Consultant will be expected to work under the guidance of the Office of the Attorney General on terms as may be authorised by the latter.
  • Travel: The Consultant will be expected to travel within the area or the duty station.


The Consultant will work under the authority and leadership of the Office of the Attorney General, report to the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs and will in turn periodically report to UNDP.   




Functional Competencies:

  • Excellent written communication skills in English, including editing.
  • Excellent time management and ability to produce outputs as per agreed deadlines.
  • Good inter-personal skills
  • Communication and facilitation skills
  • Persistence and initiative in pursuit of strategic goals.

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards
  • Positive, constructive attitude and consistently approaches work with energy
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to receive / integrate feedback.
  • Ability to work well within a team.
  • Analytical skills would be an added advantage.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Master’s degree in Development Economics, or a Management, Business Administration; Human Resource Management Option, Law, Sociology or any other relevant development area.


  • At least 10 years of relevant development experience especially in development planning, poverty reduction strategies/programmes, formulation and preparation and review of strategies.
  • Regional, continental and global experience will be an added advantage.

Language Requirement:

  • Proficiency in written and spoken English.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken SiSwati is an added advantage.

How to Apply:

Interested and qualified candidates should submit;

  1. Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided by UNDP;Letter of Confirmation of Interest template
  2. Personal CV or P11, (P11 form); indicating all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references.

Please note you can upload only one document to this application (scan all documents in one single PDF file to attach).

Incomplete applications will be excluded from further consideration.

Criteria for Selection of the Best Offer

  • Combined Scoring method – where the qualifications and experiences will be weighted a max. of 70%, and combined with the price offer which will be weighted a max of 30%.

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