To facilitate progress towards critical reforms during Sudan’s transition, DT Global Inc. is implementing the United States Agency for International Development/Office of Transition Initiatives (USAID/OTI)-funded Transition to New Sudan (TNS) Program, which supports the consolidation of Sudan’s democratic transformation through the following objectives:
1. Enabling the government to demonstrate progress in implementing key transition processes;
2. Reinforcing civic engagement required to implement key transition processes; and,
3. Assisting in the expansion of independent media that serves as a platform to implement key transition processes.
As the transition gets underway, there are multiple significant issues to track and address, including both resourcing and building the capacity of the transitional government to perform and demonstrate progress towards a fully democratic transition. With changes in staffing, structure, order and talent, many institutions lack both the infrastructure and skills to effectively run public institutions. The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) has communicated to USAID/OTI the need to build its operational and technical capacity in different areas for its workforce of 1200 throughout Sudan. The main departments of MOJ are: Human Rights; International law and Treaties; Contracts; Legislation; Constitution; Legal Aid; and Intellectual Property. In addition, the MOJ oversees other independent agencies such as the Company Registrar General.
To this end, the USAID/OTI Transition to New Sudan Program (TNS) seeks to help the MOJ assess its current skill gaps and training needs, in addition to designing a training plan and curriculum specifying the content, tentative schedule, and staff that should receive participate in the different trainings. The MOJ anticipates some of the training needs to include basic writing and communications skills, drafting and negotiation skills, as well technical training on specific subjects of interest to the MOJ. The selected consultant must be knowledgeable of the Sudanese context and have the knowledge, skill, language abilities, and acumen to be able to independently navigate national level institutions. The Consultant must plan to provide this support considering all necessary measures that minimize potential exposure to COVID-19.