|Overview : |
United Nations Development Programme South Sudan (UNDP) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) are seeking an implementing partner or CSO to Provide legal representation for juvenile offenders and survivors accessing courts in South Sudan under Peace Building Fund (Breaking the Cycle of Violence). The grant will be funded under PBF through UNDP’s Support to Access to Justice and Rule of Law Project and UNICEF under the Peace Building Fund (Breaking the Cycle of Violence).
Within the Democratic Governance and Stabilization Unit of UNDP, the access to justice programme provides linkages between justice providers and communities through different activities including; advocacy on legal and policy reform through the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs as well as with civil society actors; increasing access to justice to citizens of South Sudan with special focus on vulnerable groups, such as juveniles, and women including the provision of legal representation in sexual gender-based violence (SGBV) and related criminal matters.
The objective is to support a CSO to provide legal representation for juveniles, and juvenile survivors and the provision of psychosocial support through providing better access to justice, reduce case back log and arbitrary detention for juveniles, and to further reinforce the accountability and transparency of the judiciary.
UNDP works in close collaboration with Civil Society Organisations by way of low-level grants and as an implementing partner for the achievement of the expected result as mentioned herein below.
- Expected Outputs/ Deliverables
- Provide basic legal information and pro bono legal services to juveniles.
- Raise awareness on substantive children’s rights and constitutional/legal issues, carry out community awareness on access to justice and rule of law issues concerning juveniles, laisse with Social Workers of MGCSW to provide psychosocial support to juveniles on detention and juvenile victims/survivors.
- Train community members and raise awareness on substantive children’s rights and constitutional/legal issues, carry out community awareness on access to justice and rule of law issues concerning juveniles, laisse with Social Workers of MOGCSW to provide psychosocial support to juveniles in detention and juvenile victims/survivors.
- Promote alternative dispute resolution services such as mediation and reconciliation and diversion of juvenile issues.
- Provide transportation services to juveniles to attend court.