Jobs Description

  • CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST – EVALUATION CONSULTANCY
  • Consultancy Contract
  • Scholars with a proven track record in consultancy and programme evaluation
  • United Republic of Tanzania
  • August 31, 2020
  • August 27, 2020
  • September 10, 2020

ABOUT THE ASSIGNMENT

The call for applications invites team of experts to design a methodology and conduct an evaluation of the project titled “Justice Sector Collaboration Strengthening.” The project overall objective is to improve the provision of legal aid through strengthening coordination mechanisms among Justice Sector stakeholders /institutions. The project’s specific objectives are;

  1. Strengthened institutional capacity of 12 TLS chapters to support provision of legal aid services in their respective areas
  2. Improved information sharing among justice stakeholders at district, regional and national level:

The project is implemented by Tanganyika Law Society in the following Chapters; Dar es Salaam, Arusha, Mwanza, Dodoma, Mbeya, Mtwara, Tanga, Tabora, Kilimanjaro, Morogoro, Iringa and Ruvuma. The project is funded by Legal Services Facility.

ABOUT TLS

Tanganyika Law Society abbreviated 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 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 statutory mandates of TLS include; 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.

In fulfilling its mandate above, TLS implements several projects relating to the administration of justice and evaluates their performance to capture achievements, failures, challenges and best practices. The evaluation findings serve programming and learning for similar interventions.

EVALUATION OBJECTIVES

The overall objective of this consultancy is to assess and present the results of the Justice Sector Collaboration Strengthening project implemented by TLS. The specific objectives of the consultancy are;

  1. To assess the design and coherence of the project
  2. To establish how far the project has achieved its planned objectives, outcomes and outputs or is likely to achieve them
  3. To assess the project’s strengths and weaknesses in terms of planning, management, implementation, monitoring and the rational use of available resources
  4. To assess the implementation process focusing on participation of the target groups and involvement of other justice sector actors

SCOPE OF WORK 

  1. In terms of duration of the assignment, the evaluation will seek to assess the implementation of the project since it was launched in 2018 to the end of project implementation in September, 2020
  2. The geographical scope will be twelve (12) TLS chapters namely Dar es Salaam, Arusha, Mwanza, Dodoma, Mbeya, Mtwara, Tanga, Tabora, Kilimanjaro, Morogoro, Iringa and Ruvuma
  • The evaluation shall assess both anticipated and unanticipated results (in terms of non-planned outputs and outcomes)
  1. In terms of the anticipated results, the evaluation will compare planned outputs/outcomes of the project vs actual outputs/outcomes and assess the actual results to determine their contribution to the attainment of the project objectives
  2. Management aspect will be also covered by the evaluation;  taking into consideration issues such as  strengths and weaknesses in project design (including assessment of the problem addressed by the project and underlying assumptions) project implementation, use of project resources  and involvement of the project stakeholders
  3. The evaluation shall identify challenges and lessons learned from the project; and propose a concrete and viable set of recommendations for future programming.

DELIVERABLES

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

SELECTION CRITERIA  

Criteria Weight

(%)

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

 

QUALIFICATION NEEDED

The team of experts should have the following qualifications;

  • All interested applicants should be Tanzanian nationals
  • The Lead consultant should hold a Master degree or higher qualification either in law, international development, monitoring and evaluation, public policy, economics, statistics, sociology, political science or any discipline of the social sciences
  • Should demonstrate expertise and experience in the field of evaluation of development projects/programmes
  • Sound understanding of quantitative and qualitative methodology is highly desirable for the lead consultant
  • High-level written and oral communication skills in English is strictly required
  • Other members of the evaluation team should hold a Bachelor degree or higher qualification in Law or any discipline of the social sciences
  • At least two (2) members of the evaluation team should be advocates of the High Court of Tanzania

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Interested applicants should submit the following;

  • A technical proposal
  • Financial proposal
  • A recent CV of the lead consultant indicating his/her academic record, relevant work experience and at least 2 academic referees
  • Profiles of other members of the evaluation team in support of their capacity to undertake the assignment.

Please send your application to research@tls.or.tz.  The deadline to submit expressions of interest is September 10, 2020.