Asia Foundation Access to Justice Program: Consultant for Community Legal Education Capacity Building Support

21-12-2011 14:36

Scope of Work

Community Legal Education Capacity Building Support
Background

The Access to Justice (ATJ) Program of the Asia Foundation (the Foundation) – funded by USAID – began in 2002. The largest component of the program is the provision of free legal aid for litigation and non-litigation services in particular to those who are vulnerable within the community. Currently the Foundation supports four legal aid service providers which operate across the country:
Edukasuan Comunidade Matebian (ECM) – Baucau
Fundasaun Fatu Sinai Oecusse (FFSO) – Oecusse
LBH Liberta – Dili
Victim Support Service (VSS) of the Justice System Monitoring Programme (JSMP) – Dili.

Activity

The Foundation would like to engage a consultant to assess partners’ current community legal education activities and methodology, support partners to develop indicators to measure ongoing quality and impact of performance, support partners to develop their community legal education work plans and/or activities and deliver a TOR training or capacity building support to improve partners’ community legal education methodology and delivery.


Duties of the Consultant

The Consultant will be required to undertake the following tasks:

- Conduct an assessment of legal aid partners’ current legal education activities including an assessment of the quality and impact of the activities which can be used as a baseline to measure future performance.

- Develop with partners indicators to assess ongoing quality and impact of community legal education activities and ensure partners understand how to use the indicators to measure performance;

- Support partners to develop their community legal education work plans, ensuring that activities meets community legal education needs by linking it with partners’ current legal case work;

- Support partners to design or re-design community legal education activities to ensure quality and improved impact with particular focus on visually-based materials;

- Deliver TOT training or capacity building support to improve partners’ community legal education delivery methodology and skills.

Deliverables from the consultant

- Brief report (no more than 15 pages) assessing the quality and impact of legal aid partners current community legal education activities with recommendations for capacity building support;

- Ensure partners develop a set of performance indicators which they can apply to measure ongoing quality and impact of their community legal education activities;

- Ensure partners develop a community legal education work plan that links with community legal education needs and/or their current case work;

- Ensure partners design or re-design community legal education activities for improved quality and impact;

- A TOT or a capacity building training to partners focusing on community legal education training methodology and skills.

Duration of the appointment

The appointment is expected to begin in January and be concluded by the end of April 2012. The consultant will agree to consultations with the Chief of Party upon conclusion of the consultancy to ensure that all outputs and expectations were met.

Minimum Qualifications

Experience
Experience in developing legal education or public information and outreach activities and materials;
Experience of training on communication methodology and skills;
Demonstrated ability to work well independently and as part of a team;

· Able to travel to the districts;

· Strong written and spoken Tetum and English required.

Other
Excellent written and oral communication skills;
Excellent interpersonal skills;
Computer proficiency in word processing (Word), Excel spreadsheets, and email.

Please send expressions of interest and an updated CV by 6 January 2012, to Asia Foundation, Rua de Nu Laran No 20, Bairro dos Grillos, Dili, Timor-Leste, or by email to atilman@asiafound.org.

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