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Consultant - Indigenous Peoples Report and Strategy Writer
|Location :||Home Based|
|Application Deadline :||10-Nov-12 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Governance and Peacebuilding|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||72 working days|
UNDP’s Democratic Governance Practice Area focuses on fostering inclusive participation, strengthening responsive governing institutions, and promoting democratic principles. Inclusive participation expands equal opportunities for engagement by the poor, women, youth, indigenous people, and other marginalized groups who are excluded from power. Strengthening responsive governing institutions entails promoting the core channels of representation and accountability in the state at the national, regional and local levels. Responsive institutions mean that the state reflects and serves the needs, priorities, and interests of all people, including women, the poor, youth, indigenous peoples and minorities.
As part of the UN family, UNDP is mandated to respect, promote, and protect human rights in its activities. While this mandate existed from the beginning, it was actively articulated and systematically implemented only after the adoption of a specific human rights policy in 1998 – “Integrating Human Rights with Sustainable Human Development”. In its human rights work UNDP builds upon three strategic areas of interventions:
In 2001, UNDP developed the ‘UNDP Policy of Engagement with Indigenous Peoples’. This has guided the organization is work and activities regarding indigenous people’s issues. However, since 2001 international standards, policies, programs and legislation in support of indigenous peoples’ rights have proliferated with the 2007 adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) being the universal endorsement of these rights. In addition to clearly stipulating the rights of indigenous peoples, UNDRIP specifically requires the UN-system to contribute to the full realization of its provisions, making those provisions an obligation for the UN system to adhere to. is work and activities regarding indigenous people’s issues. However, since 2001 international standards, policies, programs and legislation in support of indigenous peoples’ rights have proliferated with the 2007 adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) being the universal endorsement of these rights. In addition to clearly stipulating the rights of indigenous peoples, UNDRIP specifically requires the UN-system to contribute to the full realization of its provisions, making those provisions an obligation for the UN system to adhere to.
UNDP has established the Indigenous Peoples Liaison Committee (IPLC), an internal mechanism, to coordinate the work of Indigenous issues within the organization. The IPLC gathers UNDP staff members from different bureaus. In the framework of the promotion of indigenous peoples issues UNDP works specifically on issues of Free, Prior and Informed consent, extractive industries, small grants and political participation for indigenous peoples as well as other initiatives that aims to strengthen Indigenous Peoples rights. The IPLC is coordinating UNDPs participation and engagement with the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.
The twelfth session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) will take place in New York in May 2013. UNDP is required to report back to the forum on its activities and work UNDP has undertaken during the last year. This will require the elaboration of a substantive annual report reflecting UNDPs achievement on Indigenous Peoples issues during the year.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Policy Adviser on Human Rights (Democratic Governance Group/ Bureau for Development Policy), the consultant will:
Scope of work Expected results/Deliverables/deadlines
The consultant is expected to produce the following outputs;
Payments of the proposed fees to the consultant are based upon delivery of the services and products specified in the TOR. Draft products should be submitted providing ample time for discussion, feedback, and any required revisions before the final paper is approved. Peer review / validation periods will are factored into the timeframes as part of the quality assurance process. This period is tentatively scheduled to take 3 weeks for the updated Annual Report and 12 days for the Strategy Note. The report and Strategy Note should be completed in compliance with the UNDP Style Manual and knowledge management requirements.
Required Skills and Experience
Application Submission Process:
Proposal - Please submit the following to demonstrate your interest and qualifications:
Price Proposal - Please submit an all inclusive consultancy fee which may be made up as follows:
Personal CV and/or UNDP Personal History Form
Interested individuals must submit their applications online through UNDP Online Recruitment System. Correspondence (either in hard or soft format) will not be considered until the advance stage of the selection process. Applicants are encouraged to fill and sign a P11 Form and submit it on the online application, although regular CVs are also acceptable. The P11 Form can be obtained at http://sas.undp.org/Documents/P11_Personal_history_form.doc
Technical [70 %]
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the Cumulative Analysis methodology [weighted scoring method], where the award of the contract will be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.
Financial [30 %]
Only Individual Consultants obtaining a minimum of 70 points of the obtainable points of 100 points in technical evaluation would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Please provide your P11 and financial proposal stating total consultancy fee.
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.