LSF Tender Notification For Assessment Of The Effectiveness Of Lsf Paralegals’ Legal Education Tools/Materials In Tanzania April, 2020



The Organization

The Legal Services Facility, represented by the Chief Executive Officer, a registered NGO with Registration No. 00NGO/R2/00011. LSF strives to increase access to justice for all, in particular for women, through a legal empowerment approach. LSF channels its funding on equal opportunity basis to organizations which promote, provide or support legal aid and paralegal services and work towards empowerment of poor women, children and men.


LSF strives to create legally empowered communities in particular women, several approaches/ methods have been used towards results realization.The LSF insists in deploying the legal empowerment approach during provision of legal education by paralegals to assist individuals and community to understand the law, use the law to bring changes to their own life in terms of political, social and economic perspectives. Some of the approaches have been initiated by the LSF while other common approaches have been widely used by implementing partners across the country.

Innovatively, the LSF through consultant developed an effective Legal Education toolkit and usability of paralegal app used by paralegals during their legal Empowerment (education) interventions. The toolkit was supposed to be able to help paralegals in providing legal education to the grassroots communities (at ward and village levels) in Tanzania. It was supposed to be a primary and crucial means for paralegals to carry out their responsibilities of rendering and make them understand legal information to the community among others. Further, it was supposed to enhance effective communication by drawing attention to what is being happened to their community in relation to different subjects in those materials.

Cascading down to the community, at the end of 2017, the LSF did a one-day pilot in Bagamoyo to improve the look and content of the toolkit. Moreover, a 5-day(s) training of trainers was done in groups of which, each group was trained in two days. The training took on board two personnel (M&E and Programme coordinator) from each RMO and two active paralegals per region who after the training were facilitated by the LSF to train fellow paralegals in their respective regions for a maximum of two days. In 2018, printed copies were equally distributed to all regions, mentoring, Coaching and monitoring of materials used was ongoing.


Interestingly, for monitoring purposes, the tool offers an ideal way for easily quantifying people (male and female) to be involved in the group discussions and effortlessly to gel the total number of people during the sessions. Through monitoring activities, the LSF is informed that paralegals use the educational materials for the provision of legal education materials, thus; there is a need to go beyond into looking at the effectiveness of the tool at the group level. Therefore, the LSF through M&R unit is now assessing the usability and effectiveness of the tools to enable the quantification of the contribution made to the results as well as tools’ sustainability.


The overall objective of the assessment is to evaluate the usability and effectiveness of the legal education toolkit used by paralegals in sampled regions of Tanzania.

The specific objective of the Assessment

  1. To Assess the approach to learning and assessment practices, including training deployed to deliver materials to the core/final users,
  2. To assess the quality of the designed Legal education tools for different intended subjects,
  3. To assess the usability of the tool at field level,
  4. To assess the effectiveness of the tool as a means by comparing with other means of delivering legal education to the community, such as the health educational materials from other programmes,
  5. To identify intended and unintended results contributed by the use of the tools,
  6. To identify challenges encountered in delivering to communities and suggest ways to improve similar educational materials in the future,
  7. Assess the adequacy of monitoring and evaluation of the materials within the units, the RMOs and LSF at large.


Interested and eligible candidates may obtain a complete set of tender documents from our website from 06th April 2020. Interested applicants must submit their application documents not later than 20″’ April 2020 14.00 hrs. (a signed and dated receipt will be provided to the deliverer) to the address below:

Chief Executive Officer Legal Services Facility

Bima Street, Nyati Rd, Mikocheni B, P.O. Box 31480 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Tel: 0222 781061

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