INVITATION FOR TENDER Consulatncy Service for Legal Need Assesment : Okugo Camp

at Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
Location Okugo camp in Dimma Woreda, & Mizan Tape university ., Gambela, Ethiopia
Date Posted January 8, 2020
Category Consultancy
Job Type Contract
Currency ETB


Request for Proposal No.: RFP-ETH-AA-2020-001       


Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organization founded in 1956 that works in more than 30 countries throughout the world. With the support of BPRM fund, DRC is aim to enhance access to justice to South Sudan refugees who recently in Okugo camp (Total population size11,000) and the surrounding host community. In Ethiopia, legal aid exists mainly in urban areas where the majority of legal professionals choose to practice. The host communities – mostly the rural poor – as well as the refugees, themselves are more often unable to access justice through advice and representation.

In response to gaps and needs identified for legal aid services, DRC proposes to carry out activities that will enhance access to justice for refugees in Dimma, Okugo camp. Specifically, DRC plans to conduct a legal need assessment to identify the exact nature of needs, gaps and available legal service providers in and surrounding the refugee camp.  Based on the information collected, DRC will subsequently undertake legal awareness initiatives, will build the capacity of local justice actors and support traditional courts and customary mechanisms.


DRC  seek the services of  a consultant to conduct legal need assessment in Okugo camp, Dimma Town in Gambella Region. The purpose of the legal need assessment is to better understand the needs and tailor activities to meet the project objective which is enhancing access to justice to refugees and the surrounding host communities. The finding from this assessment will be used to adjust activities, indicators, and target accordingly.

Scope of work

Total population size of Okugo camp is 11,000. Mizan Tape university law school will be a part of the study only for mapping of relevant stakeholder for legal aid service.


Okugo camp in Dimma Woreda, Gambella Region & Mizan Tape university in SNNP Region.

Job Description/Deliverables

The key deliverables are:

  • The proposed method, work plan and Assessment tools
  • Draft report for review by DRC
  • Final Report consisting of but not exclusive to: Executive Summary, Methodology, Findings and Analysis, Conclusions and Recommendations. The report should be structured according to the analysis objectives.
  • Appendices, including data collection tools and list of interviewees
  • A power point presentation summarizing the report’s findings to DRC

Job Requirements


  •  LLM graduate or equivalent qualification in Law and/or Human rights
  • Proven experience of more than 5 years in research and analysis
  • Proven experience in conducting legal need assessment for other organizations or institutions
  • Excellent written communication and report writing skills in English;

Applying Instructions

Application Procedure & Applicable Documents

Any company/individual consultant interested & demonstrating the required experience and competence are encouraged to request tender documents from Ethiopia DRC Ethiopia Office: Bole Road, Behind SHEGER HOUSE, Kebele 03/05, House No, 2070    Tel: +251 116 63 73 63, Addis Ababa or can also be requested by emailing from:


Dead Line for Submission


ItemTime, date, address as appropriate


RFP published

6 January 2020


Closing date for clarifications & document request

15 January 2020


Closing date and time for receipt of RFP

17 January 2020, 10:00am (East Africa Time)


RFP Opening Location

Danish Refugee Council, Addis Ababa, Bole sub city-Kebele 03/05, House No 2070, Behind Sheger House


RFP Opening Date and time

17 January 2020, 11:00am (East Africa Time)

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