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Civic engagement for a functional judiciary system and access to justice in Albania

TOR ref. no. 2019-022

Terms of Reference

 

Consultancy to facilitate the Coalition “Justice for All” Forum on Justice Reform

 

Agency

Save the children

Albania Country Office

Rruga Mihal Popi, Ndërtesa 7,

Ish Pallatet 1 Maji (Vila Lami)

P.O. Box 8185 Tiranë

Tel: +355 4 261840

Fax: +355 4 263 428

Web site: https://albania.savethechildren.net

Project:

Civic engagement for a functional judiciary system and access to justice in Albania, CEFJSAJA

Project Budget:

EUR 1,284,093.408

Duration:

January 2016 – September  2019

Duty Station

Country Level

Donor

European Commission (Europe Aid/137239/DD/ACT/AL)

   

 

Background Information on Save the Children

Save the Children is a long-term development programme and has established a high profile and sound reputation in child rights issues, particularly in the three thematic priority areas: Education, Child Protection, Child Rights Governance and Health.  

Save the Children focuses its work on capacity building and strengthening of services for children and the creation of a policy and legislative environment which responds to key child rights issues in the country. To achieve our tasks, we primarily work with and through partners like non-governmental organizations (local and international), UN and the Government. This ensures that the rights of the greatest number of children are met in the best possible way. We constantly monitor and evaluate all projects to ensure quality in our work.

Save the Children is establishing and strengthening structures and mechanisms which monitor and advocate for children’s rights, promote ways to protect children from all forms of exploitation and violence and also empower and support children to meaningfully increase their participation mainly in school life and be advocate of their rights and influence decisions that bring about changes in their future lives.  

 

Background Information on the Action

The present project, “Civic engagement for a functional judiciary system and access to justice in Albania” is funded by EU and implemented by Save the Children (applicant) and CILSP (co-applicant). It aims at strengthening the civil society organizations (CSOs), at increasing the transparency and accountability of the judiciary system and at improving access to justice for vulnerable groups in Albania.

The target groups of the project include CSOs, community-based organizations (CBOs), and other civil society actors (associations of young legal professionals, law student associations, bar associations, citizen’s initiatives). The final beneficiaries are mainly vulnerable groups, especially juveniles in contact with the law and their families that benefit from access to justice activities. Final beneficiaries also include professionals operating in the justice sector and members of judiciary institutions.

The project has 3 main components: 1) a capacity building program for the CSOs working in the field of Justice and Human Rights; 2) a sub-granting scheme that consists in the provision of funds to 34 selected CSOs for the implementation of small scale interventions in the areas of monitoring of justice system and access to justice for vulnerable categories; 3) the creation of a civil society network to carry out joint advocacy initiatives and share information and best practices in the justice sector.

Within the third component, Save the Children in collaboration with USAID created in July 2016 the Coalition “Justice for All”, with the aim of increasing the effectiveness, independence and transparency of the Albanian justice system by carrying out advocacy initiatives, monitoring the judicial institutions and providing public legal education. During the period July 2016 – January 2019 the Coalition played an active role within the implementation of the justice reform by releasing public statements and requests to relevant institutions and participating in all consultation tables organized by the Ad hoc Parliamentary Commission in the framework of the justice reform. As a result, several recommendations related to the legal package of the justice reform were presented to the Parliament.

In order to consolidate the Coalition and to enable the fulfilment of its objectives, Save the Children within this Action will support the organization of a high level forum “THE PROGRESS OF THE JUSTICE REFORM IMPLEMENTATION:  ACHIEVEMENTS AND  CHALLENGE” that will serve to: 1) highlight the difficulties encountered to date and the future challenges; 2) create a clear picture of the progress of the reform ;3) build a constructive discussion between institutions and CSOs on measures that should be undertaken to make the reform effective and successful.

 

General Purpose of the Service and Scope

In the framework of the project “Civic engagement for a functional judiciary system and access to justice in Albania”, Save the Children seeks to contract 1 (one) Moderator in order to facilitate the mentioned high-level forum.   

 

Methodology

The Moderator is requested to coordinate with the Forum facilitator selected in order to discuss about the content and moderation of the forum. The moderator will facilitate with high professionalism and based on impartial principles all the discussions during the event and will prepare a report about the forum.

The objectives of the forum are:

 1) highlight the difficulties encountered to date and the future challenges of the justice reform;

 2) create a clear picture of the progress of the reform;

 3) build a constructive discussion between institutions and CSOs on measures that should be undertaken to make the reform effective and successful.

Ethical and confidentiality rules shall be followed.

*In case any child safeguarding issue is observed, Save the Children staff will proceed based in SCI child safeguarding procedures.  

 

Responsibilities of the Consultant

Under the direct supervision of the project team and in compliance with the ToRs, the consultant is expected to:

  • Moderate the mentioned Forum on behalf of the Coalition “Justice for All”;
  • Liaise with Save the Children staff and the facilitator of the Forum throughout the organisation of the activity and seeking its input, advice and authorization to proceed in every step;
  • Prepare a report on the Forum;
  • Adhere to the timelines of the consultancy & ensure the compliance with ethical and confidentiality rules and child safeguarding.

 

Responsibilities of Save the Children

  • Deal with the administrative and financial aspects related to the provision of goods and services needed for the forum;
  • Oversee the consultant by managing the consultancy contract;
  • Monitor adherence to specified deadlines;
  • Supervise and provide guidance throughout all phases.

 

Qualifications or Specialized Knowledge/Experience of the Consultant

The Consultant should meet the following requirements, respectively:

  • At least 5 years’ experience as Journalist
  • Similar experiences as moderator with civil society organizations and other actors;
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English/Albanian, excellent communication skills;
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and under pressure;
  • Very good planning and time management skills;
  • Good knowledge of the justice sector and of the current justice reform in Albania;
  • Albanian nationality.

 

Duty Station and Timelines

Tirana.

Timeline: 2 working days.

Indicative assignment dates: September 2019.

 

Save the Children Child Safeguarding Policy

As a condition of entering into a consultancy agreement, the consultant must sign Save the Children International Child Safeguarding Policy and abide by the terms/conditions thereof.

 

Deliverables

The main outputs of the consultancy will be:

  • Moderation of the high-level forum;
  • Report (in English) not later than 5 days after the implementation of the forum.

 

Submission of Applications

Interested candidates should submit their application (in a single e-mail) to info.albania@savethechildren.org by close of business day, by Wednesday 11th September 2019.

Please ensure to include:

  • Expression of Interest;
  • CV;
  • Financial Offer (lump sum option including tax);
  • A statement of availability and commitment to undertake and complete the consultancy within the indicated time.  

Application must be submitted in English.

Please ensure that the subject line of the application states:

Consultancy for moderating the Coalition Forum - “Civic Engagement for a Functional Judiciary System and Access to Justice in Albania”    

Applicants may also submit their application in hard copy to the following address:

Rruga Mihal Popi, Ndërtesa 7,

Ish Pallatet 1 Maji (Vila Lami)

P.O. Box 8185 Tiranë, Albania

Tel: +355 4 261840

Fax : +355 4 263 428

Email : info.albania@savethechildren.org

Website: albania.savethechildren.net  

 

Evaluation Criteria

Selection of the consultant will be based on:

  • Previous experience in similar consultancies/roles (max. 30 points)
  • Previous experience in justice sector, with civil society organisations (max. 30 points)
  • Value for money (max. 40 points)

 

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