|Overview : |
The Government of The Gambia, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), is in the initial phase of a Rule of Law, Justice and Security project (hereinafter, “UNDP RoL”). The UNDP RoL project endeavors to implement a holistic and comprehensive program which addresses both the supply and demand sides of justice delivery. The project seeks to strengthen rule of law institutions to delivery 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, 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. Subsequently, the 2019 Annual Work Plan for the project has been approved and endorsed by the Project Board.
Duties and Responsibilities of Individual Consultant
The individual consultant will be responsible to complete the following actions:
Under the overall supervision of the UNDP Chief Technical Advisor and in close collaboration with the General Legal Council, the consultant will be required to conduct the following tasks:
Conduct a desk review of the Legal Practitioners Act including all amendments thereof and related laws whose application are impacted by or related to the codes.
Consult all relevant stakeholders involved in the legislative reform process of The Gambia, including members of the Constitutional Review Commission, NALA, the Gambia Bar Association, prosecutors (MOJ & Police) and civil society.
Coordinate with other consultants working in areas that have an impact on, or are impacted by, this initiative such as, those supporting the development of a strategy to prison overcrowding and the revision of the Children’s Act, among others.
Review and propose a first draft, second draft and final draft of the Legal Practitioners Act taking into account the view of all stakeholders and experts.
Organize, facilitate and participate in a stakeholder’s meetings to discuss the proposed drafts of the Act produced.
Organize, facilitate and participate in the final validation meeting.
Submit a final draft of the Act to UNDP and the General Legal Council
Interested bidders should submit bids comprising of completed P11 Form, technical and financial proposal to email@example.com with a subject title" National Consultant to draft revisions to the Legal Practitioners Act"