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Paralegal model Toolkit and Training Manual Development Consultant

Remote | Kampala

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Remote | Kampala
  • Grade: Consultancy - Consultant - Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Legal - Broad
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Documentation and Information Management
  • Closing Date: Closed

Requisition ID: req47428

Job Title: Paralegal model Toolkit and Training Manual Development Consultant

Sector: Violence Prevention and Response

Employment Category: Consultant

Open to Expatriates: Yes

Location: Kampala, Uganda

Work Arrangement: Remote/Global/Flexible

Job Description

Methodology and location of assignment

  • Number of consultant(s): Individual consultants, or teams of consultants can bid for this call. In case of a team of consultants, please specify the role and deliverables of each team member.
  • Duration: Up to 40 working / consultancy Days
  • Country Program: Violence Prevention and Response Unit.
  • Proposed dates for the Consultancy: January – April 2024, with possible flexibility on deliverable timeframes based on submitted workplans.
  • Location of assignment: Flexible / global.
  • Work arrangement: Remote
  • Context in which the tools will be used: The toolkit will be piloted in Mali, South Sudan and Iraq. However, the ambition is that the tools are global and can be adapted for use in various contexts.

Background of the project

In times of crisis, access to justice by affected populations – whether to informal or formal justice systems – is often deprioritized. Access to justice is frequently considered a development issue or a very sensitive type of programming. During crisis, particularly those characterized with rights violations, there are often perceptions by humanitarian actors that the existing systems may not be of interest or even harmful to victims of violence, and can reinforce discrimination, inequality and practices of violence.[1] And yet still, even in these situations, women, girls, boys, men, person with disabilities and LGBTQIA+ continue to seek justice through these structures which in some instances can lead to more harm. Because humanitarian actors are either unwilling or lacking capacity and understanding on how to navigate the justice mechanisms, humanitarian action tends to exclude access to justice or include it in a very limited way at the onset of a crisis and in humanitarian response plans.

The IRC has launched a new two-year initiative entitled, ‘Strengthening capacity to deliver access to justice programmes for crisis affected populations’ funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) – from April 2023 – March 2025.This project aims to strengthen capacity to deliver A2J programming in crisis. The project will support analysis of formal and informal A2J systems with linkages to operational action in prevention and response to protection risks in crisis contexts.This initiative will deliver improved protection to crisis affected people through strengthening legal protection programming and ensuring that tools are available for A2J programming in humanitarian responses that are grounded in high quality needs analysis.

The project will take the global conceptual framework of A2J programming and develop operational crisis response A2J tools reinforcing community driven approaches for A2J programming. The project aims to achieve two major results:

Result 1: Strengthened capacity to understand justice systems in times of crises.

  • Deliverable: Access to Justice Toolkit that enables in-depth analysis of justice systems.

Result 2: Adapted paralegal approach to humanitarian crises.

  • Deliverable: Community Empowerment Paralegal Toolkit and Training Manual

Scope of Work:

The Consultant will develop a suite of tools to support the design, implementation and evaluation of paralegal programs in crisis and post crisis times.


The consultant will develop a suite of tools for a paralegal model and training toolkit as per the attached annex, that will support:

  • Defining which paralegal models and modalities to adopt.
  • Capacity and skills training for paralegals.
  • Implementation of paralegal programs.
  • Sustainability of paralegal programs.
  • Monitoring, evaluation and supervision of paralegal programs.

The suite of tools shall include guidelines on engaging with and service provision to women and girls, children, persons with disabilities and minority groups.


Consultant qualifications and experience

  • Advanced degree in humanitarian law, international law or related field.
  • At least five years of experience implementing and managing protection, rule of law and access to justice programming in humanitarian contexts;
  • Demonstrated experience developing paralegal program tools and training manuals in crisis and post-crisis contexts.
  • Strong technical and previous experience in developing protection guidance, operational protection tools and training curriculum
  • Demonstrated experience with humanitarian emergency contexts (MENA; West Africa; East Africa preferable)
  • Knowledge and experience in developing and implementing access to Justice strategies desirable.
  • Experience delivering similar consultancies for rights focused international NGOs or development organizations, preferably in similar contexts.
  • Experience working online and coordinating with multiple technical actors and countries.
  • Good communicator with strong organizational, time management and analytical skills
  • Excellent inter-personal, cultural and diplomatic skills
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing requirements.
  • Fluency in French and English, with strong working knowledge in both

Submission of Expression of Interest

Qualified consultants are encouraged to submit financial and technical proposals to Tito Byenkya ( , specifying:

i.Methodology for implementing the assignment, including estimated number of days to deliver the assignment.

ii.Workplan for implementing the assignment.

iii.Budget, including daily consultant rate.

Proposals will be considered on a rolling basis.

Annex of sample tools to be developed by the consultant(s) under this call.

Tools to be developed by the consultant could include, but are not limited to:

1. Defining paralegal approach and modality support tools

i.Mapping template between paralegal toolkit and Legal Analysis Report.

2. Content and format support tools

ii.Template on linking paralegal toolkit with legal analysis to create training content.

iii.Guidance on competencies and skills for community paralegals in formal and informal justice settings.

iv.Easy to read factsheet format for paralegals / PowerPoint training template.

3. Paralegal program implementation support tools

v.Checklist paralegal assessment tool.

vi.Roadmap template (including emergency phases)

vii.Budget and logistics guidance template

viii.Coaching and supervision tools

ix.Paralegal program monitoring and evaluation toolkit

x.Justice systems engagement template (formal and informal justice systems)

4. Paralegal program follow up and sustainability support tools

xi.Paralegal program sustainability toolkit

xii.Project closure and exit checklist.

5. Paralegal program monitoring, evaluation and supervision support tools.

xiii.M&E database and dashboard (PowerBI)

xiv.Client satisfaction survey template

xv.Template on establishment of client feedback and community engagement frameworks

xvi.Community and Customary and informal justice (CIJ) system and impact valuation template and assessment tools.


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