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Last date for submission of technical and financial proposals is Monday October 01, 2018.

Proposals can be submitted through email at careers@spopk.org

TERMS OF REFERENCE:

1.       Background 

Strengthening Participatory Organization (SPO) since April 2017 with support of Oxfam, is working to contribute towards awareness raising and empowerment of women, youth and marginalised groups on legal rights and exercising the rights through legal mechanisms for access to justice, through ‘Improved Access to Fair, Legitimate and Effective Justice in Pakistan’ programme in Khanewal, Bhakkar and Muzaffargarh districts of Punjab. 

2.       Programme Outcomes 

Outcome 1: By 2021 citizens especially women and other marginalized groups are legally empowered and their outreach to formal and semi-formal justice strengthened

Outcome 2: Men and Women are exercising their rights and have equal and meaningful access to justice (formal and informal) (MOFA Sub-goal-2.1)

Outcome 3: Formal and informal justice providers/institutions are more inclusive, responsive and accountable to safeguard citizen's legal rights (MOFA Sub-goal 2.2) 

3.       Scope of Work 

  1. Three specialized modules developed on fundamental and legal rights, legal systems and procedures and most relevant civil and criminal laws.
  2. The manuals should cover legal rights and constitutional rights, criminal and civil laws, procedures and processes and should focus on skill development of BI group members.
  3. Manuals should include sufficient information for trainees to become infomediaires and can act like paralegals.
  4. 03 three-day TOT (one in each district with two groups) with formed Ba-Ikhtiar groups using the modules and training.
  5. Pre and post assessment of trainees to measure the level of understanding 

Ba-Ikhtiar Groups: 

06 Ba-Ikhtiar groups are established in three districts; 2 (one men and one women group per district) in each district, comprised of 18 members in one group. The project feels that the scope of the project can go beyond the group members and they can bring greater impact if they receive specialised training to become infomediaries. Trained Ba-Ikhtiar groups, a well-planned outreach mechanism and incentive-based engagement of active members of groups can bring greater impact and sustainability. Revised ToC and Project outcomes can be referred to in Annexture 1. 

4.       Specific Tasks 

Manuals/modules should cover paralegal skills include interviewing of victims/survivors, negotiation, mediation, case management, advocacy, counseling services, how to raising awareness in local communities and gender sensitization in order to equip Ba-Ikhtiar Group members with the skills required to act as effective and well-rounded providers of legal first aid and result oriented services that employ a wide range of techniques – formal as well as semi-formal justice system. 

It should also focus on the basic concepts on Human Rights under UDHR; Fundamental Rights enshrined the Constitution of Pakistan, Property Law; Pro-women laws (The Muslim Family Law The Protection of Women (Criminal Laws Amendment) Act 2006, The Protection Against Harassment of Women at the Workplace Act 2010, The Acid Control and the Acid Crime Prevention Act 2011, Domestic Violence , Criminal Law (Amendment) (Offence Relating to Rape) Act 2016, Punjab Protection of Women Against violence Act 2016, The Criminal Amendment (Offences in the name or on pretext of Honor 2016), The Criminal Law (Second Amendment) Act 2016, Law of evidence, The Prevention of Electronic Crime Act 2016 (Cyber Law in Pakistan), legal remedies, legal aid mechanisms, procedures. The legal information provided in these chapters is viewed from a national as well as provincial perspective. Different provincial governments may enact different laws in different parts of Pakistan. The paralegals and local CBOs, NGOs should ensure they make use of laws relevant to them. 

A separate chapter has been included on conducting legal awareness sessions. 

5a) Manual Development

  1. All manuals will be developed in Urdu language.
  2. Review existing laws, policies, legal frameworks, mechanisms, legal aid and justice systems (formal and semi-formal) regarding access to justice in Punjab to develop three specialized modules.

Manual/Module 1 (Day-01 of ToT)

  • Constitution of Pakistan (specifically on justice provision)
  • Minority Rights as stated in Constitution of Pakistan
  • Basic Civic Rights
    • Land and Property Rights/Inheritance Rights see my suggestions above. It should not be limited to these three laws you mentioned.

Manual/Module 2 (Day-02 of ToT)

  • Introduction of Courts and Procedures
  • Introduction to Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR center and Musalihat Anjuman, Thana Committees)
  • Civil and Criminal Laws (Definition, details, difference, Penalties, provision in law)
  • Compoundable and non-compoundable criminal offences and provisions in law
  • Introduction of Justice Providers/Systems and their legal mechanisms at district, provincial and federal level

Manual/Module 3 (Day-03 of ToT)

  • Pro women laws - Punjab Protection of Women against Violence Act 2016, The Punjab Protection against Harassment of Women at the Workplace (Amendment) Act 2012, The Acid Control and the Acid Crime Prevention Act 2011, Criminal Law (Amendment) (Offence Relating to Rape) Act 2016, The Criminal Amendment (Offences in the name or on pretext of Honor 2016
  • First Information Report (FIR) registration process
  • Family laws - Punjab Muslim Family Laws (Amendment) Act 2015, Punjab Family Courts (Amendment) Act 2015
  • Inheritance laws - Punjab Partition of Immovable Property (Amendment) Act 2015

The Punjab Land Revenue (Amendment) Act 2015

  • Labor Laws -          The Punjab Prohibition of Child Labour at Brick Kilns Act 2016, The Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Act, 1992
  • Child rights - Punjab Marriage Restraint (Amendment) Act 2015
  • Cybercrimes - The Prevention of Electronic Crime Act 2016 
  1. Design modules with special focus on women, minorities of faith, youth and marginalized communities’ problems regarding access to justice;
  2. Design training modules based on context of access to justice in project target geographic areas (districts). 

5b) Training of Trainers Capacity Building Workshops

  1. Deliver 03 three-day Training of Trainers (ToT) sessions on developed modules. In total 18 days of trainings;
  2. Design and deliver interactive Powerpoint presentations on with innovative tools and techniques of training delivery;
  3. Deign group exercises, handouts for training sessions;
  4. Develop pre-and post assessment forms and assessment report;
  5. Sessions should include group exercises and presentations with participants to develop action plans outreach plan at end of every training day. 

5.       Deliverables for Consultant 

  • High-quality and comprehensive content for specialized 03 training modules;
  • 03 Three-day ToT trainings’ reports with complete details and learning outcomes reported;
  • Powerpoint presentations of trainings;
  • Pre-post training assessment forms;
  • Pre-and post training assessment reports of 03 ToT delivered.

1.       Payment Plan 

  • Amount paid will paid on condition of deduction all taxes deducted.
  • 100% payment for all tasks under modules development will be done on completion of 03 modules development and submission of corresponding deliverables.
  • 50% Payment of 03 three-day training (total 18 days) will be done in advance and remaining 30% upon completion of all trainings and submission of trainings’ reports, pre-post assessments and presentations.
  • Payment will be done via cross-cheque. 

2.       Performance Indicators 

Consultant’s performance will be evaluated against timeliness, responsibility, initiative, innovation, communication, and quality of the products delivered. Consultant is expected to conduct all your business affairs in a manner consistent with the highest standards of integrity and to avoid any conflict of interest. 

3.       Unsatisfactory performance 

In case of unsatisfactory performance, the contract will be terminated by notification letter sent immediately. In the meantime, SPO will initiate another selection in order to identify appropriate candidate. 

4.       Supervision Arrangements 

The consultant will work under the direct supervision of SPO Management who will complete the evaluation report concerning the consultants work. All supporting documents, narrative and

financial proposal must be part of the application and submitted/ uploaded as one document.

  • CV of consultant’s individuals including past experience for similar exercise;
  • Brief description of the proposed training sessions content;
  • Financial proposal specifies a total lump-sum amount inclusive of all taxes, in order to assist the financial proposal will include a breakdown of the lump-sum amount.;
  • Payment of the proposed consultation fee is to be based upon the delivery of satisfactory services /products specified in TORs. 

5.       Selection Criteria 

  • Criteria for technical evaluation and obtainable score (Total 100)
  • Must have an educational background of law: 15
  • Should have minimum 10 years of work experience in Rule of Law programming (Minimum 5 years):25
  • Experience in developing and delivering quality training sessions: 20
  • Strong knowledge pertaining to laws, legislation, legal mechanisms and access to justice with focus on women and marginalized: 25
  • Price offer (Financial Proposal): 15




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