International Consultant for Legal Sector Reform Program (LSRP) Terminal Evaluation in Zanzibar


Location : Zanzibar, TANZANIA
Application Deadline :09-Feb-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
23-Feb-2018
Duration of Initial Contract :28 working days
Expected Duration of Assignment :28 working days

Background

The Support to Zanzibar Legal Sector Reform Program (ZLSRP) is informed by the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar’s (RGoZ) commitment to comprehensively address the challenges facing the legal sector as outlined in the main strategic documents (Vision 2020, MKUZA II, Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Strategic Plan, the Legal Sector Reform Strategy and Child Justice Reform Strategy).

The project contributes to the United Nations Development Assistance Plan (UNDAP) outcomes 1.2 ‘Select Public Sector Reforms in Zanzibar are developed and accelerated’ and Outcome 5 ensuring that the ‘justice system better protects the rights of women and children in contact/conflict with the law and is better able to respond to their needs’. In support of these strategic documents, the ZLSRP focuses on the strengthening of justice institutions and the enhancement of access to justice for all and in particular for the most vulnerable people. The project’s overarching goals are to strengthen the rule of law and to promote human rights and access to justice for the citizens of Zanzibar.  The specific objective is to support the National Legal Sector and the Child Justice Reform Programs in Zanzibar. The project expects the following results:

  • Result 1 - Legal Sector Reform Strategy developed and implemented;
  • Result 2 -Enhanced institutional and operational capacity of the justice sector to deliver services efficiently and effectively;
  • Result 3 - Strengthened legal aid mechanisms for a justice accessible to the people especially the most vulnerable.

The ZLSRP is implemented jointly by UNDP, and UNICEF and seeks to improve the quality of the administration of justice and the efficiency, affordability, and timeliness of justice service delivery. The basic principle underlining the ZLSRP is that legal sector reform is a critical foundation for the promotion of good governance and the protection of human rights and therefore a major element in achieving national economic and social development and poverty alleviation. The direct beneficiaries of ZLSRP are all the key justice sector institutions in Zanzibar, including the President Office of Constitution; Legal Affairs, Public Service, and Good Governance as Implementing Partner; the Judiciary of Zanzibar; the Office of the Attorney General; Law Review Commission and the Department of Public Prosecution as well as the broader population of Zanzibar.


Duties and Responsibilities

Specifically, the terminal evaluation will:

  • Assess the extent to which the project achieved its overall objectives;
  • Assess the to which the development and outputs of the ZLSRP ;
  • Review the implementation of the project monitoring and evaluation framework, and processes;
  • Describe and assess efforts of stakeholders in support of the implementation of the project;
  • Describe the management processes – how did project activities change in response to new conditions encountered during implementation, and were the changes appropriate?
  • Review the clarity of roles and responsibilities of the various institutional arrangements for overall management and implementation and the level of coordination relevant players; and evaluate the extent to which project impacts have reached the intended beneficiaries
  • Assess the likelihood of continuation and sustainability of project outcomes and benefits after completion of the project - analyze how far the system of exit policy in the project ensures the of the project benefits;
  • Review the risk assessment and management of the project;
  • Describe key factors that attention improve prospects for sustainability of project outcomes and the potential for replication of the approach;
  • Describe the main lessons that have emerged regarding local ownership.


Competencies

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism.

Functional competencies:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Excellent report writing and editing skills;
  • Excellent analytical and reporting skills;
  • Fully computer literate;
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision to meet short deadlines;
  • Commitment and drive to achieve challenging goals, and problem-solving attitude;
  • Ability to identify client needs and deliver them promptly and accurately.

Technical Competencies:

  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate processes to collate information and facilitate discussion and analysis of material;
  • Technical competencies in undertaking complex evaluations which involve multiple countries and variety of stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated strong research and analytical skills.

Professionalism:

  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure;
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational skills.


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Masters’ degree in Law, Development Studies, Public Administration, International Affairs or in any other relevant field of study.

Experience:

  •  A minimum of 10-15 years relevant professional experience;
  • Knowledge of/experience with UNDP monitoring and evaluation policies and procedures;
  • Previous experience of access to justice and legal sector reform in Africa, specifically Tanzania and the Zanzibar context;
  • Proven experience with access to justice and in the implementation of legal sector reform process (inter alia policy analysis, dialogue, negotiation, research, monitoring and assessment) and in the implementation of access to justice and rule of law policies;
  • Experience in evaluation of international donor driven development projects will be an advantage
  • Recent experience with result-based management evaluation methodologies;
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues related to gender and access to justice and rule of law; experience in gender sensitive evaluation and analysis;

Language:

  • Fluency in English is essential, knowledge of Kiswahili is a bonus.

How to Submit Proposals:

  • Proposals should be submitted to icprocurement.tz@undp.org e-mail address not later than not later than Friday, 09 February 2018;
  • Applications with no financial offer or missing P11 form and CV or the required documents for the technical evaluation will not be considered for evaluation;
  • All necessary information for this post (TOR, Deliverables, Target dates, etc. are presented in the ICPN) therefore applicant must download it from the following link: http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=43837
  • Each email should be less than 8MB; emails over this size will not be received to the above-mentioned account;

Any request for clarification must be sent in writing, or by standard electronic communication to the e-mail address tenders.tz@undp.org.


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