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International Consultant for the Rule of Law and Human Rights Programme (PISU/PN/003/2013)
|Location :||Kathmandu, NEPAL|
|Application Deadline :||15-Feb-13 (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 :||60 working days over the period from 1 March 2013 - 31 May 2013|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||60 working days over the period from 1 March 2013 - 31 May 2013|
The rule of law is the manifestation of security, justice and human rights. The breakdown of the rule of law is the most significant indicator of an escalating armed conflict, increasing impunity and corruption. Strong national rule of law and human rights protection systems are also critical to conflict prevention. Particularly, in the post conflict situation like in Nepal, the protection and promotion of human rights, addressing the issues of impunity of past abuses and ensuring the national capacities of the rule of law institutions has been essential to counter the “rule by law” with the rule of law.
Rule of law is also a fundamental backbone of good governance and democracy. Likewise the human rights are the integral part of rule of law. Without strengthening rule of law and human rights situation in the country, the vision of achieving sustainable peace and social justice would not come true. Therefore, strengthening of the rule of law entails a complex set of interrelated problems: from addressing concrete manifestations of violence and injustice to broader institutional gaps and socio-economic needs (A Global UNDP Programme for Justice and Security, 2008-2011).
In the aftermath of a conflict in Nepal, realization of the rule of law and human rights by the people is paramount in creating a safe and secure environment in which recovery can take place. And, in the final analysis, the rule of law provides the very foundation for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. UNDP Global Strategy 2008 – 2011 establishes close linkages between protection of human rights and the rule of law and humanitarian to development. UNDP basically focuses on:
Likewise, UNDP strategically focuses on the following areas of interventions to establish and strengthen the human rights into development:
To strengthen the rule of law and human rights protection system, UNDP has developed an upstream ROLHR programme. The Local Project Appraisal Committee (LPAC) has already endorsed the programme and it is going to be launched very soon.
Duties and Responsibilities
The general objective of this assignment is to assist the country office to draft the terms of reference of the staffs requiring for the programme and assisting country office in the hiring process.
In addition, the specific objectives of the consultancy are given as follows:
Interested candidates can download the Procurement Notice & detailed Terms of Reference (Annex I) and General Condition of Contract for the services of Individual Contractors (Annex II) from the UNDP website:
Note: Please submit your application at the following eamil address if you face problem applying online:
Required Skills and Experience
Application & required documentation:
To be included as part of the proposal:
Financial proposal indicating a lumpsum fee. Please see guidance below:
The financial proposal shall specify a total lumpsum amount, and payment terms around specific and measurable (qualitative and quantitative) deliverables (i.e. whether payments fall in installments or upon completion of the entire contract). Payments are based upon output, i.e. upon delivery of the services specified in the TOR. In order to assist the requesting unit in the comparison of financial proposals, the financial proposal will include a breakdown of this lump sum amount (including travel, per diems, and number of anticipated working days).
All envisaged travel costs must be included in the financial proposal. This includes all travel to join duty station. In general, UNDP does not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should the IC wish to travel on a higher class he/she should do so using their own resources.
In the case of unforeseeable travel, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed.
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodologies:
Lowest price and technically compliant offer:
When using this method, the award of a contract should be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as both:
“Responsive/compliant/acceptable” can be defined as fully meeting the TOR provided.
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49/70 points in the technical evaluation would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Criteria Weight Technical:
Contract will be awarded to the technically qualified who offer the lowest bid.
UN Personal History - P11 Form (attached as Annex 3; downloadable from http//www.undp.org.np/vacancy including past experience in similar projects and at least 3 references: please upload P11 Form instead of CV.
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.