Consultancy – Development of National Legal Aid Clinic for Women Strategic Plan 2019-2023 | National Legal Aid Clinic for Women | Lusaka | Full-Time


CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST:  Consultancy – Development of National Legal Aid Clinic for Women Strategic Plan 2019-2023

BACKGROUND

The National Legal Aid Clinic for Women (NLACW) was established in 1990 as a project under the Women’s Rights Committee (WRC) of the Law Association of Zambia (LAZ). The NLACW was established to provide affordable legal aid to women and children from marginalized social sectors. These would usually not afford the normal legal costs to hire a lawyer to represent them in their pursuit of justice.

The overall objective of the NLACW is to empower women and children by facilitating their access to legal rights by way of legal representation, counselling and legal and human rights education as a distinct but integral part of the women’s movement. The vision of the NLACW is: A Zambian Society where underprivileged women and children have fair and equal access to legal rights through legal representation. The mission is to empower underprivileged women and children, to know, realize and protect their human rights through the provision of appropriate and timely legal services, legal education and advocacy for policy and legal reforms. The NLACW has offices in three provinces; Lusaka (Lusaka); Ndola (Copperbelt); and Livingstone (Southern) but has a national reach.  Lusaka covers Lusaka, Eastern, Muchinga and Central provinces while Livingstone office covers Southern and Western provinces; and Ndola covers Copperbelt, Luapula, Northern and North-Western provinces.

2.0. CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

The NLACW is seeking Expressions of Interest from qualified Consultants to assist the organization with the development of a Strategic Plan for the period 2019-2023.

3.0. PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVE 

The operations of the NLACW are guided by strategic plans.  The main objective of the consultancy therefore is to facilitate a process that will lead to the development of a strategic plan document for the period 2019-2023.  The strategic plan should also provide a roadmap to ensuring the NLACW’s sustainability.

4.0. SCOPE OF THE ASSIGNMENT

  • Conduct a situational analysis.
  • Plan and facilitate stakeholder and Partners’ consultative meetings to input into the new strategic plan.
  • Facilitate a strategic planning process meeting with the NLACW, the WRC and LAZ.
  • Develop the Strategic Plan which should include the Results framework.
  • Establish baseline data for use during implementation of new strategic plan.
  • Develop and M&E guide.
  • Identify strategic opportunities
  • Draft and finalize the NLACW’s strategic plan the period of 2019-2023




5.0. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Masters Degree in M & E; Human Rights Law, Social Sciences or related field.
  • Atleast 10 years’ experience in developing strategic plans for projects in the area of Access to Justice and Human Rights.
  • Strong understanding of  the justice sector in Zambia
  • Ability to conduct research, coordinate and facilitate planning processes,
  • Demonstrable experience in programming and policy analysis in gender related matters
  • Conversant with application of cross-cutting issues such as GBV, HIV, Behavioral change communication, women and children’s rights
  • Strong interpersonal skills, diplomacy and tact to effectively communicate with all concerned stakeholders and professionals from diverse cultural and professional backgrounds; and
  • Strong professional oral communication and writing skills.

6.0. DURATION OF ASSIGNMENT

The assignment is for a duration of 25 working days and is expected to be conducted between 19th February, and 27th March 2018.

7.0. HOW TO APPLY

Interested Consultants who meet the criteria should send their expressions of interest which should include a suitability statement; statement of confirmation of availability; proposed methodology, including a proposed work plan/timeline and consultancy cost.  Attachments should include curriculum vitae of the consultant/s and atleast two (2) contacts for organisations that had recently contracted the consultants to undertake similar work.

Applications should be sent to The Executive Director, National Legal Aid Clinic for Women, Plot 110a/150 Musonda Ngosa Road, Villa Elizabetha, Private Bag E578, Lusaka; mandymanda@ymail.com  and nlacwlusaka@zamtel.zm all hard copies can be dropped at the NLACW’s offices. Please ensure that you mention www.zambianjobhunter.com as the source of this job advertisement.

The deadline for receiving applications is Monday 5th February 2018 at 13:00hours.

To apply for this job email your details to mandymanda@ymail.com