RESEARCH CONSULTANT / RESEARCH TEAM (An Evaluation Of Judicial Accountability To The Public)

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Assignment An evaluation of Judicial accountability to the public
Location of the assignment Tanzania, United Republic Of
Period of Assignment 60 days
Type of contract Consultancy contract
Open to Scholars with a proven track record in consultancy and research work
Deadline for submitting applications April 7, 2020
Submit to


The call for applications invites experts to design a methodology and conduct research to evaluate judicial accountability to the public.


Tanganyika Law Society abbreviates as TLS is a statutory professional organization established by an Act of Parliament – the Tanganyika Law Society Ordinance of 1954. Currently, TLS is governed by the Tanganyika Law Society Act, Cap 307 as amended.

One of the core components of the TLS statutory mandate outlined in the TLS Act, Cap 307  is to assist the Government, Judiciary and Parliament in all matters affecting legislation, and the administration and practice of the law in Tanzania. Other TLS statutory mandate includes; to facilitate the acquisition of legal knowledge by members of the legal profession and others, to protect and assist the public in Tanzania in all matters touching, ancillary or incidental to the law, and to represent, protect and assist members of the legal profession in Tanzania as regards to conditions of practice and otherwise.

For TLS to execute its mandate, research has become one of the most important components of its operations. TLS Monitoring and Evaluation Department is tasked with coordinating research activities with guidance and oversight of the Research and Publication Committee.


The overall research objective is to evaluate judicial accountability to the public.

The specific objectives are;

  • To assess public accessibility of court infrastructures;
  • To assess the availability of court information to citizens;
  • To examine the effectiveness of public complaints/feedback handling mechanisms in the Judiciary;
  • To assess the expeditiousness of justice delivery; and,
  • To assess the effectiveness of e-justice service.


  1. Inception reports
  2. Validation report
  3. Final report:


Criteria Weight(%) Max Point
Technical proposal (70 %)
Demonstrate proven skills in consultancy and research work 15 15
Demonstrated experience in conducting research and consultancy in similar/related assignments 25 25
Demonstrate evidence of involvement in a multi-stakeholders research activities 15 15
Methodology and work plan 15 15
Financial proposal (30%)
Budget 10 10
Evidence of previous research grant 20 20


  • The Principle Investigator should hold a PhD in law or any discipline of the social sciences
  • Should demonstrate a proven track record in research, consultancy, and publication
  • Assistant researchers should hold a bachelor degree or higher qualification
  • At least two (2) assistant researchers should be advocates of the High Court of Tanzania
  • Sound understanding of quantitative and qualitative research methodology is highly desirable
  • Strong personal commitment to research work is required
  • Should be a citizen of Tanzania
  • Non-Tanzanians interested in the assignment should comply with the immigration laws


When submitting the technical proposal, interested applicants are requested to attach the following;

  • A recent CV of the principle investigator indicating his/her academic record, relevant work experience, list of publications and at least 2 academic referees
  • Profile of other researchers explaining why they are more suitable for the work

To submit your expression of interest (EOI) please send the technical proposal, along with a financial proposal to  The deadline to submit expressions of interest is April 7, 2020.


March 2020

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