Consultancy – Development of National Legal Aid Clinic for Women Strategic Plan 2024-2028
Type of Contract: Local Consultant
The National Legal Aid Clinic for Women (NLACW) was established in 1990 as a project of 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 who cannot afford 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, 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 law reform. 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 2024-2028.
3.0. PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVE
In 2018, NLACW launched a Strategic Plan for the period 2019-2023 whose thematic focus included; the provision of Legal Representation to women and children from marginalized social sectors in Zambia to ensure that underprivileged and vulnerable women and children have fair and equal access to legal rights; Legal Literacy to address harmful cultural practices and negative social norms which exacerbate discrimination of women and children’s rights for gender equality and Advocacy for a strengthened policy and legal framework which protects the rights of women and children.
The main objective of the consultancy is to facilitate a process that will lead to the development of a five (5) year new strategic plan for the period 2024-2028 which will reconfirm the NLACW’s Vision and Mission and also ensure an effective implementation of its sustainability for the next five (5) years.
4.0. SCOPE OF THE ASSIGNMENT
5.0. EXPECTED DELIVERABLES.
The Consultant will submit a Technical Proposal to NLACW in response to the scope of the Strategic Plan Development and upon being successfully selected, the Consultant will come up with the methodology for the development in their inception report. However, the development of the methodology should be premised on participatory methods which will ensure the involvement of NLACW, the WRC, LAZ, target beneficiaries and key Stakeholders in the development process.
7.0. DURATION OF THE ASSIGNMENT
The Strategic Plan Development shall not exceed 25 working days from the contracting date of the Assignment. The specific dates for expected deliverables will be agreed with the Consultant.
8.0 COMPETENCIES OF CONSULTANT(S)
The profile of the Consultant (s) should include:
9.0 COSTS FOR THE ASSIGNMENT
The financial costs for the assignment will include facilitation/Consultancy fees, Communication as well as transport costs only.
10.0. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
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, not later than 16th of May 2023. Attachments should include curriculum vitae of the consultant/s and at least 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 Elizabeth, Private Bag E578, Lusaka; firstname.lastname@example.org all hard copies can be dropped at the NLACW’s offices.