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3 Mar 2018

Terms of Reference for Provision of Legal Services

Job Description

World Vision is an international Christian Relief and Development organization, whose goal is to achieve long-lasting benefits in the quality of life for vulnerable children and their families, displaced persons and communities. www.wvi.org

Job Details
Employer: World Vision
Job Title: Terms of Reference for Provision of Legal ServicesFeatured job
Job Type: Contractor/Consultant
Location: Somaliland
Category: Other
Description: World Vision International/Somalia

Terms of Reference for Provision of Legal Services

  • Date of Advert: March 1st 2018
  • Deadline for submission: March 15th 2018
  • Address: World Vision International Hargeisa Office, Masalaha, Apposite of Sheikh Mustafe Mosque

Introduction

World Vision International /Somalia (WVSOM) is a humanitarian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. Currently, WV Somalia is implementing programmes in Somalia and Somaliland. These interventions are funded through donor funding and contributions from individuals and public-private sector partnerships.

Context

In its quest to improve the well-being of vulnerable children, families and communities, WVSOM is likely to encounter an array of legal issues that have the potential to hamper its operations. WVSOM seeks to reduce the risk and loss associated with these legal engagements and ensure lives of children and communities are enhanced.

Objective

WVSOM is seeking for professional legal firms or independent Lawyers to provide legal services on need basis for its Somaliland operation. The performance will be evaluated against set criteria such as: objectivity, independence, timeliness, responsibility, initiative, communication and quality of results delivered.

Description of Services

The successful legal firm or Independent Lawyer will provide comprehensive legal advice to WVSOM with regard to its contracts and potential disputes arising from these contractual engagements. Some of the general and specialized legal services that WVSOM may require on a need basis pertain to:

 Provision of legal aadvice / opinions on labor related concerns, Immigration, commercial litigation, finance, corporate governance, Occupational Health and Safety laws among other legal issues

 Drafting and reviewing of vendor related contracts for supply of goods and services

 Drafting and / or reviewing of agreements, contracts, letters to WVSOM staff and partners

 Legal representation for labour dispute, mediation and lawsuits against, and / or instituted by the organization

 Legislative drafting

 Advisory on changes in law and their impact on WV SOM operations

 Any other legal expertise that the firm has that may be relevant to the WVSOM operations, which must be expressly stated.

Requirements

The eligible firms should have staff with the following qualifications and experience:

 Law Degree with specialization in contract law, employment law or related field.

 Proof of good legal standing and registration with a legal professional body in the country

 At least ten years’ relevant experience in providing legal services, five (5) of which should be in the area of contract law

 A detailed profile of the firm’s attorneys and supporting infrastructure

 A minimum of 3 years’ experience advising international charitable institutions / non-governmental organizations in Somalia

 Excellent communication and presentation skills

Monitoring of Progress

WVSOM shall monitor the progress of given assignments on a weekly basis. The interested law firm or Independent Lawyer should be ready and willing to submit weekly progress reports on any matters assigned to them for WVSOM management consideration and decision.

Fees and Charges

To participate in the preferred supplier database, WVSOM is requesting for a proposal detailing

 Fees outlay for provision of the above services. This should include all administration costs

 How the firm intends to offer the above services including the delivery lead times

 All prices must be shown inclusive of applicable taxes.

Additional Information:

This is a solicitation of interest in the proposal to provide legal services to WVSOM and should not be interpreted for all intents and purposes as an offer by WVSOM to enter into an agreement for such purposes. WVSOM is under no obligation to return any of the application to bidders, notwithstanding the outcome of the bidding process

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