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Duties and Responsibilities

Scope of Work/Duties and Responsibilities           

Under the overall guidance of the Ending Violence Against Women and Girls Specialist, the consultant will conduct a scoop study to find out what materials are out there to support the victims and survivors of SGBV through the criminal justice system, summarize them as part of a preliminary report, and use them to develop a simple but comprehensive IEC material that will be used by the victims and survivors to understand and navigate the system from entry to exit. Specifically, the Consultant is expected to:

  • Pay attention to the criminal justice system from entry to exit. This will include the entire formal chain of criminal justice, including the Local Council System, local government and Courts; as well as the traditional, religious and family level structures, others by Civil Society organizations and any others the Consultant may find.
  • Review relevant IEC materials on navigation of the criminal justice system developed by ODPP, JSC, Police, Legal aid service providers such as JCU, LAP, LAC LASPNET for their comprehensiveness and gaps that need to be addressed and summarised in a scoop study report,
  • Develop a comprehensive and simplified survivors’ guide to help them navigate the criminal justice system successfully from entry to exit bringing the chain together.
  • The guide should include the informal justice actors, LC Courts, Traditional, Religious and family where applicable.
  • Provide a dissemination plan

Duration of the assignment

The total duration of the assignment will be 22 days according to the chronogram below.

Expected deliverables

Table 1: Key Tasks, Deliverables, Timelines and Payment Schedule




Key Deliverables

Payment %


Inception: Carry out desk review; design methodology and workplan (in Gantt chart format); and conduct inception meeting with UN Women, Judiciary and ADC. 


An INCEPTION REPORT on the content and methodology for the scoop study and development of the Criminal Justice System Navigation Guide for GBV victims and survivors. The inception report should provide information on the following:

  • an understanding of the assignment (ToR),
  • Documentation to be reviewed and persons to be consulted.
  • Tools for review of documents and conducting consultations.




Desk Review and stakeholder mapping

Review available IEC materials relating to guidance through the criminal justice system by different stakeholders such as UPF, UPS, JSC, ODPP, Judiciary, Legal aid Service Providers such as JCU, etc, CSOs, including religious and traditional justice institutions if any, and any others available, and identify those that should be integrated in the GBV criminal justice guide and what gaps remain that should be addressed.

Review any other literature sourced by the consultant for this purpose.



Data collection

Conduct consultations with relevant stakeholders including but not limited to:

  • Government institutions:
  • JLOS Development Partners Group
  • UN agencies –
  • Legal Aid Service Providers
  • CSOs
  • And any others you consider relevant


Desk review scoop study report. The desk-based report should highlight the following:

  • Criminal justice case processes from entry to exit laying emphasis on GBV cases
  • A list of institutions that have a role to play in effective management of GBV cases before and across the JLOS chain indicating each of their responsibilities
  • Best practices from around the world/other jurisdictions as to how they have enabled the victims and survivors of GBV to smoothly access the system for justice and how those can be

replicated in the Ugandan context with justification.

  • Findings from the review of existing IEC materials and consultations on what the gaps are and how they should be addressed by the new comprehensive criminal justice navigation guide that covers the whole chain from entry to exit.




Draft the Navigation guide for victims and survivors of GBV cases

  • Conduct a validation workshop to present the draft navigation guide
  • Finalise the draft navigation guide



  • Draft Navigation guide for victims and survivors of GBV cases
  • Presentation for Stakeholder validation workshop


  • Final navigation guide with inputs from the validation workshop incorporated. 





Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

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 results for partners and responds positively to feedback.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Master’s (or equivalent) or higher Degree in Criminal Justice, Law, Human Rights, Gender, International Relations or related field.


  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience in developing legal or policy documents and in operationalized research on justice systems.
  • Experience in developing mechanisms for monitoring compliance and ensuring accountability to set standards.
  • Working experience in/on the justice system of a developing country, specifically in sub-Saharan/East Africa would be an asset.
  • Experience working with the Ugandan justice system would be an asset.
  • Experience in conducting consultations with diverse stakeholders to elicit actionable information would be an asset; 
  • Ability to easily communicate with stakeholders from all social economic backgrounds.
  • Experience working with the UN system would be an asset.

Language Requirements

  • Fluency in written and spoken English is essential
  • Working knowledge of another official UN language is an asset;

Application Procedure

Interested qualified individual consultants must apply online by latest by December 3, 2022. Candidates should submit one PDF File attachment containing:

  • Online application form with brief description of why the Offeror considers themselves the most suitable for the assignment.
  • A personal CV;
  • UN Women P11 dully filled form with at least three (3) professional references (UN Women Personal History Form (P11), can be downloaded at: us/employment
  • Technical and financial proposal. The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount, and payment terms around the specific and measurable deliverables of the TOR. Payments are based upon output, i.e., upon delivery of the services specified in the TOR, and deliverables accepted and certified by UN Women.
  • The Financial Proposal is to be submitted along with the P11 form and writing sample/link; and  
  • Please provide a short (1000 words) writing sample, or link to similar projects that you have completed. Applications without a sample/link will not be considered.
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