Deadline: 20 October 2019
SARL is organized into three thematic areas:
- Parliament, and
- Rule of Law and Human Rights.
The Strengthening Accountability and Rule of Law (SARL) Project supports the Government of Myanmar to address low public trust in state institutions at a critical time in Myanmar’s transition. Building on the clear initiative of all three branches of the Government of Myanmar to promote transparency and accountability, the project helps to strengthen institutional frameworks and capacities for good governance.
Within the Rule of Law and Human Rights component, SARL supports the institutional capacity of formal justice sector institutions to provide higher quality, more accessible and responsive legal services to the public and to other government entities, as well as justice sector actors’ efforts to coordinate among themselves and development partners to address the urgent needs identified at the local and national level.
The specific objectives of this Call for Grant Applications are for CSOs and Legal Aid Providers to:
- Provide legal awareness raising activities to IDPs and affected communities in Kachin State.
- Provide legal aid services to IDPs, affected communities and disadvantaged persons.
- Conduct land mapping and monitoring land claims in IDPs villages of origin and those by affected communities.
- Provide support for registration of land.
The main outputs are as follows:
- Conduct outreach to community leaders and local government officials at the Township, Village and State level to ensure their cooperation and understanding of the purposes of the awareness raising activities, in collaboration with UNDP.
- Prepare information dissemination materials including illustrative posters and post these in different IDP camps across the State.
- Provide in-person, direct legal services and advice (out of court) through mobile legal aid delivery mechanisms, and/or regularly staffing legal aid resource persons at the CSOs/NGOs office or in publicly accessible locations, including if possible, select government offices where legal advice is needed to address HLP issues.
- Publicize the availability of a legal aid services hot-line and clinic hours at the CSOs/NGOs offices, throughout Kachin State in Burmese, Kachin and other minority languages.
- Conduct land mapping in IDPs villages of origin and work with land administration bodies to conduct boundary demarcations.
- Monitor land claims in IDPs villages of origin and assist IDPs to draft and file objection claims.
- Assist IDPs and affected communities to prepare land registration documents and accompany them where possible to engage land administration authorities over land registration.
- Provide in-person, direct legal services to persons who appear in court in criminal and civil cases related to HLP.
- Participate and support education efforts of government officials in courses organized by UNDP as needed.
- Cooperate with efforts of UNDP and its international implementing partners to provide legal skills mentoring with international experts.
- Eligible beneficiaries will be individuals and communities from the poorest communities in any township and location in Kachin State, Myanmar. The applicant organisation should clarify how it will identify these beneficiaries and what criteria it will use.
- A minimum of 50% of these people will be women and girls, preferably more. Special consideration should be shown for reaching people from ethnic minority groups, people with disabilities, and any particular group that in the opinion of the applicant organisation is disadvantaged and/or marginalised with respect to HLP rights.
- Eligible organisations are Myanmar Civil Society Organisations and Legal Aid Providers that work on community development, raising awareness on HLP issues including land law, registration processes and dispute resolution, Conducting land mapping and monitoring land claims; and provision of legal aid services in Kachin State targeting townships and locations within and outside of Myitkyina.
- Eligibility Criteria for Development Organizations:
- Having the necessary permission to provide the services outlined in this TOR in the agreed locations (evidenced by registration, ongoing application for registration, or endorsement from the relevant authorities).
- A track record of at least three years in development work preferably in land matters, community development and awareness raising targeting disadvantaged and/or undeserved populations in Kachin State.
- Must be a Myanmar development organization with operations established in Kachin State.
- Eligibility Criteria for Legal Aid Service Providers:
- Having the necessary permission to provide legal aid services as outlined in these TOR in the proposed locations (evidenced by registration, ongoing application for registration, or endorsement from the relevant authorities).
- Be able to demonstrate a track record of at least three years in provision of legal aid services on land matters in Kachin State, preferably targeting disadvantaged and/or underserved populations.
- Must be a Myanmar legal aid organization with operations established in Kachin State.
How to Apply
Interested applicants can apply via given website.
For more information, please visit http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=59737