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RESEARCH CONSULTANT / RESEARCH TEAM (To Conduct A Study Into Public Participation In The Criminal Justice System And Expectations)

Assignment To conduct a study into public participation in the criminal justice system and expectations
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 research@tls.or.tz

ABOUT THE ASSIGNMENT

The call for applications invites experts to design a methodology and conduct research on public participation in the criminal justice system and expectations.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

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.

RESEARCH OBJECTIVES

The overall research objective is to assess public participation and expectations in the criminal justice system.

The specific objectives are;

  1. To assess public participation in reporting crimes;
  2. To assess public participation in the investigation process; and,
  3. To assess public participation in the prosecution process.

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 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

QUALIFICATION NEEDED

  • 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 with relevant skills and practice in the criminal justice
  • 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

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

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 research@tls.or.tz.  The deadline to submit expressions of interest is April 7, 2020.

 

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