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Consultancy: Action Plan on the Implementation of Child Marriages in Sindh

Project Title: Gender Equality: Strengthened Capacity of Public Sector and Civil Society Partners to Advance Gender Equality and Prevent to and Respond to Gender-Based Violence in Development and Humanitarian Settings. 

1.       TERMS OF REFERENCE (TOR)

The Legal Aid Society (LAS) is a not-for-profit organization working on its mission to connect vulnerable & disempowered end users of justice with effective and expedient services for the delivery of justice. LAS’s interventions have been aimed at increasing access to justice for poor & marginalized communities, particularly women, across the province of Sindh as well as the Federal level.

Recognizing the need to strengthen communal responses to sexual and domestic violence, LAS in collaboration with UNFPA is carrying out interventions catered at advancing gender equality, and strengthening the prevention and response framework to gender-based violence.

With this understanding, LAS shall be creating community GBV paralegals in 5 districts of Sindh i.e. Karachi, Larkana, Shaheed Benazirabad, Matiari and Kamber Shahdadkot.

To improve public recognition and responses to sexual & domestic violence, child marriage, and grievance redressal/referral mechanisms, paralegals will go through an extensive 2-day training program; the curriculum and corresponding training for which will be designed & disseminated under this consultancy assignment.

A.      Scope of Consultancy and Expected Outputs:

The scope of work and corresponding outputs/deliverables will be as follows:

  1. Review of Sindh Child Marriage Act and the flaws in its implementation
  2. Review and Analysis of atleast 5 current cases of child marriages and write a report on it
  3. Hold stakeholders’ consultations for development of Action plan on implementation of Child Marriage in Sindh.
  4. Develop an Action Plan for the implementation of Child Marriages Act
  5. Presenting Action Plan on implementation of Child Marriage in Sindh to Stakeholders
  6. Incorporate Stakeholders feedback into the Implementation Plan
  7. Finalization of Action plan on implementation of Child Marriage in Sindh
  8. Presentation of Final Action plan on implementation of Child Marriage in Sindh to stakeholders

Timeline & Payment Schedule

Duration: 3 months (August 2022 – October 2022)

#OutputDelivery timelines
1Review of Sindh Child Marriage Act and the flaws in its implementationMonth 1
2Review and Analysis of atleast 5 current cases of child marriages and write a report on itMonth 1
3Hold stakeholders’ consultations for development of Action plan on implementation of Child Marriage in Sindh.Month 1
4Develop an Action Plan for the implementation of Child Marriages ActMonth 2
5Presenting Action Plan on implementation of Child Marriage in Sindh to StakeholdersMonth 2
6Incorporate Stakeholders feedback into the Implementation PlanMonth 3
7Finalization of Action plan on implementation of Child Marriage in SindhMonth 3
8Presentation of Final Action plan on implementation of Child Marriage in Sindh to stakeholdersMonth 3

 B.      Required Expertise and Qualifications

  • Legal background with adequate knowledge of the justice system in Pakistan and it’s mechanisms
  • Postgraduate qualification in Law; supported by extensive experience in the justice sector as a practitioner or trainer
  • Strong grip over Child Marriages and Gender-Based Violence; particularly its redressal and referral mechanisms

 C.      Application Process

Applicants are requested to submit digital and physical copies of the following by 15th July 2022

  • Consultant profile (1 pager) outlining suitability for the aforementioned consultancy
  • Updated CV
  • Proposal based on TORs (should adequately cover all deliverables)
  • Financial Proposal

Legal Aid Society

Head Office: Finance & Trade Center (FTC)

Block C, First Floor, Shahrah-i-Faisal

Karachi, Pakistan

Tel:                 021 – 35634112 –3-4

Email:            [email protected]pk

Website:      www.las.org.pk 

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Application Process:

Applicants are requested to submit digital and physical copies of the following by 15th July 2022:

  • Consultant profile (1 pager) outlining suitability for the aforementioned consultancy
  • Updated CV
  • Proposal based on TORs (should adequately cover all deliverables)
  • Financial Proposal

Legal Aid Society

Head Office: Finance & Trade Center (FTC)

Block C, First Floor, Shahrah-i-Faisal

Karachi, Pakistan

Tel:                 021 – 35634112 –3-4

Email:            [email protected]pk

Website:      www.las.org.pk     

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