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NATIONAL CONSULTANCY TO DEVELOP AND FINALIZE THE 5 YEAR STRATEGIC PLAN FOR THE MINISTRY OF JUSTICE
Procurement Process :IC - Individual contractor
Office :UNDP GAMBIA - GAMBIA
Deadline :08-May-20
Posted on :25-Mar-20
Development Area :CONSULTANTS  CONSULTANTS
Reference Number :64546
Link to Atlas Project :
00105411 - Strengthening Rule of Law & Enhancing Justice
Documents :
Terms Of Refrence - MoJ Strategic Plan 2020
Overview :

The Government of The Gambia, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), is implementing a Rule of Law, Justice and Security project (hereinafter, “UNDP RoL project”. The project endeavors to implement a holistic and comprehensive program which addresses both the supply and demand sides of justice delivery. It seeks to strengthen rule of law institutions to deliver quality services, to empower citizens in the exercise of their rights and to increase access to justice.

The UNDP RoL project, met and completed thorough consultations with the Ministry of Justice, the Judiciary, the Gambia Police Force, the Gambian Prisons Service, the National Agency for Legal Aid (NALA), the ADR Secretariat (ADRS), the Law School of the Gambia and the Gambia Bar Association to better understand the issues and challenges for strengthening the rule of law and increasing access to justice.

The Ministry of Justice is not only charged with prosecution of all civil and criminal matters and drafting of legislations for government entities but also charged with overseeing and supporting the Transitional Justice program including the Security Sector Reforms Process, the Constitutional Review process and ongoing legislative reforms. In addition, the Ministry of Justice also oversees the Company Registry, Intellectual Property Registry, Civil Marriages Registry, Deeds Registry, Curator of Intestate Estate, Law Reform Commission and the Law Reporting Commission. Furthermore, the Ministry subverts the budgets of the National Agency Against Trafficking in Persons (NAATIP), National Agency for Legal Aid (NALA) and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Secretariat (ADRS) which are all key stakeholders for the Ministry’s Strategic Pla

Moreover, in line with its mandate to promote and protect human rights and to oversee the implementation of the Government’s International obligation to Treaty Bodies, the Ministry’s participation in safeguarding the rights of Sexual and Gender Based Violence victims, promoting the rights of women and children are all critically important to the development of a 5 year strategy for the Ministry of Justice.

The MOJ Strategy must also:

  • Be aligned to the National Development Plan 2018-2021
  • Have clear performance indicators, targets and baselines with clearly articulated outcomes and outputs
  • Include a detailed logical framework
  • Include a monitoring and evaluation framework with set activities for each Quarter for the duration of the 5 years

The Ministry of Justice now seeks the service of a consultant to carry out all activities in order to develop and finalize its Strategic Plan, Logical Framework and M&E Framework

Education, Experience & Language

The consultant must have:

  • At least a Master’s Degree in law or related field.
  • At least 10 years of experience in rule of law, justice systems, gender, legal empowerment and related issues.
  • At least 5 years of experience in developing strategic plans and log frames.
  • Knowledge on how to conduct surveys, baseline studies, KAP studies.
  • Knowledge of national and international legal systems particularly of The Gambia.
  • Knowledge and understanding of gender and juvenile justice issues.
  • Excellent research skills.
  • Excellent teamwork, communication and interpersonal skills, computer, analytical and report writing skills.

Duration:

The duration of the assignment will be 45 working days from the signing of the contract.

Submit both technical and financial proposals to bids.gm@undp.org with a subject title " National Consultant to develop and finalize the 5 years Strategic Plan for MoJ".

For Clarifications, Please contact mariama.jallow@undp.org