LSF Tender Notification For Documentation Of Best Practices For Legal Aid 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.



Since the LSF started its program implementation, documentation has played a very crucial role in program/ project development, program monitoring and evaluation, resource planning and use, e.t.c in a way it has brought direct and indirect benefit to the organization. As a learning organization, it does insist in the documentation of project process, activities, results, lessons, best practice, recommendations and challenges which are later on going to be used in bringing in innovations, change of approaches, change of reporting system, e.t.c to add value in access to justice cadre. Same as data flow chain, documentation has levels in which pieces of information are accumulated and shared to end-users such that; paralegals collect data (qualitative and quantitative), clean, verify and send to regional mentor organizations who also verify at the second level and translate data together with activities done and send the report to the LSF as scheduled. At LSF level, different documents are regenerated from reports collected by its grantees, research and learning activities and LSF staffs field activities that are used to better improve the program performance.

The LSF assumes that innovative approaches make a positive change to increase equitable Access to Justice and among others pioneering innovative approaches has been one of the mitigation factors. Innovations starts as best practice, but best practices all become un-innovative. Simply by studying best practices and exploring ways of doing something completely different from its use to be done, we can generate a number of innovative ideas that can help guide us towards improving future programming. Thus, the LSF insists on documentation of best practice as a road map to Programme innovation.

Though a small number of best practices have been documented up to the moment from implementing partners, effectiveness at the field level is yet to be substantiated. LSF wants to map out the available practices, assess how sustainable do best practice last and how potential are they in bringing up a multiplier change effect in terms of increasing access to justice at community and national level


The overall objective of the study is to synthesize and document the lessons learnt and good practices from the implementation as part of the programmatic learning and improvement in the form of narrative, case stories, relevant photographs and documentary of a short film showcasing changes and impacts brought out by the Programme.

Specific objectives

  1. To map out and document best practices from the existing reports, implementation partners, paralegals and field observations,
  2. To undertake further in-depth analysis and documentation and the effectiveness of best practice at result levels,
  3. To assess the potential of best practice to be replicated and scaled up to different regions, and if possible, to showcase how the lessons and good practices respond to the global SDG goals (5 and 16).


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 20th 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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