Terms of Reference: Development of a joint concept note for Oxfam Novib and Saferworld on peace building through linking formal and informal justice 1. Introduction Oxfam Novib (ON) and Saferworld (SW) have been working in partnership for over a year, currently focusing on a specific project being implemented in Somalia, but aim to broaden this initial experience to other contexts. In addition to the existing partnership between ON and SW in Somalia; there has been an understanding that Oxfam Novib and Saferworld should develop more concrete and effective global partnership particularly in the areas but not limited to exchange on mapping and research, using research as tool to impact advocacy, capacity building, and joint institutional fundraising. Keeping in view that ON has been actively working on conflict transformation in Pakistan and Saferworld is expanding its programming; both Oxfam and Saferworld have established that Pakistan provides a relevant possibility for potential partnership between ON and SW. Based on an initial set of consultations between the two organizations in Pakistan, it was concluded that a full proposal would be developed for a joint project with the following 2 priorities: 1.1 Research into the roles and responsibilities of formal and informal justice systems: understanding how Jirgas, panchayats and Maraka etc informal structures are established and how do they provide justice/ decisions to issues. It will also help in understanding the power dynamics around the informal justice system, gaps in the formal justice system and the way forward based on lessons from the past. 1.2 Advocacy around their roles and responsibilities based on the evidence and recommendations of the research component: A lack of clarity leads to confusion and sometimes conflict between formal and informal justice providers. Through this process, opportunities to strengthen collaboration and build linkages will also be identified. This will include dialogues on roles and responsibilities and the production of a ‘common principles’ document. Potentially, this could include advocacy work to influence policy and legislation dealing with the functioning of informal justice providers and their links to the formal system (including processes for appeal) 2. Objective of the consultancy assignment: The objective of the assignment is to develop a high quality concept note with buy-in from both organizations for fundraising. Specifically, the consultant should: Review at the strategic document(s) and project documentation and undertake some limited desk research on relevant key issues in Pakistan: Conduct meetings with ON and Saferworld Pakistan teams and remote consultations with ON and Saferworld HQ, if needed to further understand the nature of the programme Ensure inputs are solicited and considered from both organizations in this partnership, equal participation is aimed to ensure a sense of ownership of the final product by both ON and SW in Pakistan Conduct a stakeholder mapping and conduct consultations with key stakeholders identified to ensure inclusivity and contextual relevance of the concept note (local, provincial and national level) Review and analyse secondary data/ information Suggest on concrete recommendations for the baseline 3. Deliverables: One high quality concept note with maximum of 10 pages including one page of executive summary. The concept note must clearly outline project background, rationale or justification, theory of change, proposed methodology/approach, proposed geographical coverage and recommendations for baseline study. Complete all main sections of the concept note, including: Executive Summary; Project Narrative/Methodology; proposed geographical coverage and rationale; Sustainability; Logframe and Monitoring & Evaluation. Annex-A a high quality and clearly written logframe – DFID logframe matrix highly preferred Annex-B – proposed budget estimates Annex-C Gantt chart – calendar of activities 4. Duration The total number of days allocated for the consultancy is 15 working days with an anticipated start date of 25th May, 2015. Description of the task and number of days are elaborated in the table below: Description of tasks Meeting with Consultant, discuss work plan and sign agreement; Consultant starts desk work Brain storming meetings/discussions with ON and SW in order to develop outline of the concept note Desk study, literature review and research 5. Dates # of days 1 Responsibility ON, SW and Consultant 1 Consultant, ON and SW 1 Consultant Actors and stakeholders mapping (desk work) Field work –visit to selected locations, meeting with partners, local CSOs, and justice providers both informal and formal Submission of first draft to ON and SW including the logframe, budget estimates, and Gantt chart ON and SW to send feedback and input on the first draft 1 Consultant 5 Consultant, ON and SW 3 Consultant 0 ON and SW within 4-5 days’ time Incorporate input and feedback from On and SW prepare 2nd draft and submit to ON and SW ON and SW to send comments and input on the 2nd draft concept note Incorporate input and feedback from ON and SW and submit final document including all annexes Total number of days spent by Consultant 2 Consultant 0 ON and SW within 2 days 1 Consultant 15 Remuneration: Applicants are required to submit an indicative budget as part of their application (refer to Application Procedure outlined below). 6. Consultant’s competencies: Candidates are expected to meet the following person specification: Essential skills: Strong academic background – Masters in Social, Business and Administrative Science, PhD preferred. Demonstrated experience and expertise on formal justice, informal justice and their interactions and complementarities in Pakistan Thorough understanding of relevant legislation regarding the roles and responsibilities of formal and informal justice sector at provincial as well as federal level in Pakistan Proven experience of writing proposals; Good knowledge of conflict transformation programming Strong analytical skills Excellent written English skills; Sound knowledge of the context in Pakistan. Urdu language skills highly desirable APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Oxfam Novib invites individuals or teams with the required skills and experience to submit the following to Address: HR Coordinator, Oxfam Novib Country Office Pakistan House No. 27, Service Road (East), Sector G-11/3, Islamabad. An expression of interest in the form of a letter (1-2 pages) outlining their relevant skills, previous experience, and interest; A curriculum vitae (maximum 2 pages); An indicative budget (0.5 page) detailing daily rates and the expected level of effort. Rates should be in Pak rupees and inclusive of tax and any anticipated expenses. The closing date for applications is 21, May 2015.
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