Terms of Reference
For an independent Legal Advisor for CRS/Sudan
Closing Date: 29th April,2021
Catholic Relief Services Sudan is one of the largest country programs of Catholic Relief Services, the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States, working to alleviate human suffering and foster human development in Sudan since 1962. Its program activities include water and sanitation; emergency preparedness and recovery; agriculture and livelihoods; microfinance and health. CRS/Sudan currently has area offices in West, Central, and East Darfur (Al Geneina, Zalengei, and Al Daeen), along with sub-field offices, and Red Sea (Port Sudan) serving the poor and the disadvantaged in these regions based solely on need, regardless of their religion or ethnicity.
CRS Sudan is looking for a Legal Advisor who will handle all legal matters of its head office in Khartoum and its field offices in Darfur and Red Sea.
The scope of the legal services provided by the Legal Advisor will entail:
Advises CRS Sudan on specific legal issues brought by CRS; (in writing, and orally), draw up contracts and other legal documents as required by CRS Sudan.
Represents CRS Sudan before all courts in the country and administrative bodies, handle all disputes and follow up issues to the end.
Shall provide sound, solid and reliable legal advice according to the laws of Sudan and in the best interests of CRS Sudan.
Gives legal opinion on various issues concerning HR policies and their applications in
accordance with the country's labor law. He/she has to study CRS/Sudan current HR Policy and give confirmation in writing as to its conformation with the current Sudanese Labor Law.
Is expected to visit CRS Sudan office whenever there is a need to provide advice, clarifications related to personnel, taxation, and proclamations or any other legal matters which affect CRS Sudan.
Shall submit quarterly reports on the status of all legal matters and the legal advices
provided, and such reports shall be submitted during the first ten days of every quarter.
The Legal Advisor should fulfill the following criteria:
A minimum of a Bachelor’s in Law and Jurisprudence from a recognized university in Sudan.
A minimum of 5 years progressive experience as Legal Advisor for various institutions,
experience working with International Non-Government Organizations operating in
Sudan is preferred.
Extensive and sound knowledge of the Sudanese Labor law and the Sudanese legal context and its applications for various personnel related Issue
Knowledge on policies and regulations of all relevant NGO legislation and government procedures in Sudan.
Knowledge on policies and regulations as they relate to the Sudanese Humanitarian Affairs Committees (HAC).
Renewed professional and business/trade licenses
Taxpayer’s Identification Number
The Legal Advisor shall keep confidential any and all information or data which he/she
acquires as a result of his/her performance of the services and he/she shall agree not
disclose information pertaining to services, methods, processes, and operating procedures to others without the prior approval of CRS Sudan. The Legal Advisor shall not use any information or data acquired as a result of the agreement to be made for any other purpose than to perform the service.
The Legal Advisor shall be solely liable for claims by third parties arising from Legal Advisor's own negligent acts or omissions in the course of performing the agreement, and under no circumstances shall CRS be held liable for such claims by third parties.
The Legal Advisor will be acting as independent consultant in performing his services and CRS Sudan shall not pay any compensation, insurance, or any other benefit, except the monthly payment to be agreed upon after the bid process is completed.
The Legal Advisor will be hired on a retainer basis for a period of 3 years and his/her agreement will be renewed every year depending on performance of the previous year.
A. How to submit proposal
1. Please contact our Human Resource Department if you need further clarification.
2. The proposal should be in two separately sealed envelopes:
2.1 Technical Proposal:
2.1.1 Information on your company:
Company profile, date of establishment
List of at least 3-5 of your main clients where you are engaged with in
legal service activities (references may be requested later on)
Other information that you believe is important
2.1.2 Proposed Services of CRS
Minimum qualifications and experience of the law professional
Expression of possibility for quick support from your company's head
office (on when-needed emergency basis)
Other information that you believe is important for your proposal.
2.2 Financial Proposal
2.2.1 Service Fee
a. Monthly service fee
2.2.2 Financial Documents
Copies of licenses (professional and business licenses) issued by the respective Sudanese government body
Copies of tax registration (TIN, VAT registration number) in Sudan
Your proposals should be submitted in a sealed envelope marked "Proposal for CRS Sudan for Legal Service" and addressed to the Head of Operations no later than Thursday April 29, 2021. Proposals may also be submitted online through firstname.lastname@example.org
Physical Address: Catholic Relief Services Sudan
House 393, Block 23 Al Nakheel Road,
P.O. Box 99, Khartoum, Sudan