Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) is seeking to engage local consultants to conduct post-legislative scrutiny (PLS) review of selected legislation in cooperation with parliaments which are participating in the HUGEN Network.
PLS review report will be conducted as part of the activities of the Human Right and Gender Equality Network of Committees in the Western Balkan (HUGEN).
WFD is currently implementing a regional parliamentary programme in order to enhance regional parliamentary cooperation in the Western Balkan region and to improve oversight on human rights and gender legislation.
The Human Right and Gender Equality Network of Committees in the Western Balkan (HUGEN) was officially launched at the regional parliamentary conference in October in Montenegro. The HUGEN Network programme is supported by Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The purpose of the assignment is to conduct and write a post-legislative scrutiny review of selected legislation. Which Legislation is to be subject of the PLS review has been previously determined by the Assembly of the Republic of North Macedonia, the National Assembly of Republic of Serbia, the Parliament of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Parliament of Montenegro, all participating parliaments from the HUGEN Network. Review of the selected legislation should be focused on the following working methods, not limiting to other relevant working methods for the review:
- Identifying relevant governmental agencies and other public bodies as well as other relevant stakeholders (academic institutions, professors, individual experts, CSOs and etc);
- Collecting background information and data as well as reviewing the effects of delegated/secondary legislation;
- Direct consultation with identified stakeholders;
- Analysis of PLS findings and writing the report with recommendations and further steps for improving current situation
Eligible candidates for this call are all interested individuals and organizations from the Western Balkan region (consultants, think-tanks, CSOs, faculties, institutes, etc).
Candidate should meet the following criteria:
- Relevant experience in human rights or gender equality topics;
- Significant experience in drafting analyses, research, and/or policy papers related to specific legislation for which candidates are applying for;
- Previously gained experience in working with parliaments;
- Knowledge and general understanding of the PLS process;
Key aspects relevant to the ToR
Candidates should choose one of the determined legislations from the list. During their work candidates will be in communication with point of contact in front of participating parliament from the HUGEN Network.
- Law on General Administrative Procedure (Official Gazette no. 035/15 from 07.07.2015)- Assembly of the Republic of North Macedonia
- Law on Prevention of Discrimination against People with Disabilities (“Official Gazette of the RS”, No. 33/2006 and 13/2016)- National Assembly of Republic of Serbia
- Law on Protection against Domestic Violence (“FBiH Official Gazette”, No. 20/2013)- Parliament of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Law on amendments to the Law on Gender Equality (“Official Gazette of Montenegro”, No. 035/15 of 7 July 2015)- Parliament of Montenegro
Project Timeline: Start date is 20th of January 2020. Post legislative scrutiny report should be finalized by 30th of April 2020.
For more information about the programme and key deliverables please refer to the Terms of Reference.
Research assignment on post legislative scrutiny analysis- Assembly of the Republic of North Macedonia- Term of Reference
Research assignment on post legislative scrutiny analysis- National Assembly of Republic of Serbia – Term of Reference
Research assignment on post legislative scrutiny analysis- Parliament of Montenegro- Term of Reference
Research assignment on post legislative scrutiny analysis- Parliament of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina- Term of Reference
Submission of proposals:
Interested eligible candidates are required to express their interest for this proposal by providing a CV of the consultant/s (in English) who will be conducting and writing the PLS review. In case of organizations, documents should be prepared that list the experience of the organisation relevant for this (in English).
Relevant application and supporting documents should be sent via email to Nevenka Stankovic (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 20th of January, 2020 at the latest.
When sending their application eligible candidates should state in the subject of their e-mail for which legislation they are applying for.
The terms of reference for each review can be downloaded below:
Other relevant info
Note: to apply for the separate call for research “Call for Research: Post Legislative Scrutiny Research in Parliament of Albania, Parliament of Montenegro and National Assembly of the Republic of Srpska”, please click here. Please note that the deadline for this call for research is different.