Dear Colleagues, UNDP Indonesia is currently seeking a consultant to undertake an assessment of legal services and social/popular education in Indonesia. The consultancy is for a 3 month period. The Terms of Reference are attached. Please circulate through your networks. With warm regards, Ewa ------------------- UNDP Indonesia Terms of Reference Position: Legal Services and Popular Education Consultant (2 positions) Duty Station: United Nations Development Programme, Jakarta Appointment Period: Three Months Type of Recruitment: One International position One National position Background While the reform era has brought new opportunities for Indonesia to develop a more equitable and transparent justice system, many key problems remain. UNDP is committed to addressing Indonesia's access to email@example.com and justice sector reform challenges, as part of its broader focus on support to Indonesian governance reform and poverty alleviation. In cooperation with a wide range of partners, including government, non-governmental organizations and academia, UNDP is currently implementing a preparatory Access to Justice project. The project involves research, consultations, and planning geared toward launching a Legal Empowerment and Assistance for the Disadvantaged program (LEAD) in 2006. More specifically, the project aims to identify and assess key factors obstructing access to justice for disadvantaged groups in five predominantly conflict-affected provinces of Indonesia: Maluku, North Maluku, Central Sulawesi, Southeast Sulawesi and West Kalimantan. Disadvantaged groups vary depending on the situation, but can include women suffering domestic violence, indigenous people illegally evicted from their homes, low income farmers who have lost or could lose their land, and prisoners experiencing torture. As UNDP moves to launch LEAD, there is a need to more fully understand the current state of legal services for the disadvantaged across Indonesia. This consultancy will aim to address that need. Activities that aim to provide disadvantaged populations with basic legal knowledge and skills can be important aspects of an access to justice program such as LEAD. In the development field as a whole (and not just in its legal sector), such expertise at providing nonformal education to disadvantaged populations regarding matters of concern to them is often called social or popular education. Yet, as in many other countries, the legal field in Indonesia lacks sufficient familiarity with domestic and international organizations that are expert at popular education and that can help build these capacities through such mechanisms as training of trainers. This consultancy will also aim to inform UNDP of the nature of expertise and organizations involved with popular education, particularly those that are or could be of use regarding nonformal legal education for the disadvantaged. Duties and Responsibilities UNDP Indonesia is seeking to recruit two Consultants on a full-time basis for three months to undertake the following: Legal Services 1. Working in consultation with and at the direction of the Access to Justice and Legal Reform Team (including the Team's Adviser) in the Governance Unit, research the current status of legal services for the disadvantaged in Indonesia. 2. More specifically research and summarize the work of leading legal services NGOs and networks of such NGOs operating on a national or multi-province level. 3. Examine the extent to which such legal services NGOs cooperate via information-sharing, joint advocacy, or other mechanisms. 4. Research the work of selected legal services NGOs operating on a provincial or district level. 5. Research the work of selected socioeconomic development NGOs that engage in legal services work, even though their main activities may involve reproductive health, community development, natural resources management, or other development fields. The range of NGOs can include those operating on national, multi-province, provincial and district levels. 6. Research and summarize the status of legal aid clinics that provide legal assistance to disadvantaged populations under the rubric of law schools, in terms of both the clinics' educational value for students and usefulness for the disadvantaged. 7. Research and summarize government programs that provide legal services for the disadvantaged. 8. Conduct the above research by interviewing relevant NGO, government, law school, development agency, and donor personnel and by reviewing relevant documents. Social/Popular Education 9. Research which organizations and individuals possess particular expertise regarding popular education in Indonesia, Southeast Asia, and internationally. 10. More specifically research which Indonesian and foreign organizations are expert at conducting popular education regarding legal topics. 11. Identify and summarize any key studies that have been conducted that document the efficacy of popular education in Indonesia or abroad. 12. Explore whether any studies have been conducted documenting the efficacy of popular education in the legal field, whether in Indonesia or abroad. Summarize any such studies. 13. Conduct the above research by: interviewing relevant NGO, government, law school, academic, development agency, and donor personnel, reviewing relevant documents; consulting internet resources; and communicating with overseas sources of expertise. Outputs 1. Produce a summary draft report that presents initial findings within two months of commencing the assignment. The report should include general recommendations on directions for LEAD. 2. Based on feedback from the Access to Justice and Legal Reform Team, conduct further research and produce a full draft report within eleven weeks of commencing the assignment. 3. Based on further feedback from the Team, finish the final report within three months of commencing the assignment. 4. Within three months of commencing the assignment, produce two separate memos: One suggesting NGOs, law school legal aid clinics, and government initiatives that LEAD should consider supporting. One suggesting any domestic or foreign organizations that LEAD should consider supporting or consulting regarding popular legal education (It should be understood that these memos, as with the report the consultant produces, will be purely advisory in nature.) Administrative Arrangements The consultants will closely work with and report to the Access to Justice and Legal Reform Team in the UNDP Indonesia Governance Unit. Qualification Requirements A university post graduate degree or its equivalent in law, public administration, political science, or relevant social sciences. Minimum of five years work experience in the fields of development and/or legal services for the disadvantaged, with a distinct advantage for familiarity with legal services NGOs. Excellent communication and networking skills. Fluency in written and spoken English Computer competence in Word and Internet applications. Excellent reporting and writing skills. Application Information Applications should be addressed to: Personnel Unit, United Nations Development Programme, Jl. M.H. Thamrin Kav. 3 P.O. Box 2338, Jakarta 10250, Indonesia. Or by email: < > Deadline for applications: Monday, November 7, 2005 UNDP defines "access to justice" as the ability of people to seek and obtain a remedy through formal or informal institutions of justice, and in conformity with human rights standards. 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