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International Expert for developing the guideline on measures oriented towards the needs of Persons with Disabilities in emergency situations
|Location :||Home Based|
|Application Deadline :||19-Aug-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Up to 20 working days within period of 10 August – 30 October 2021|
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.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
“Human Rights for All – Phase 2” is a joint initiative of the European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN). It will be implemented as a joint programme by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).
The JP will build directly on the achievements of “Human Rights for All” which was likewise a partnership between the EU and the UN agencies. It will continue to strengthen and promote human rights in areas covered in first phase while identifying and tackling human rights issues in new areas. The JP will seek to bringing tangible result to the local level through various forms of engagement, including with dedicated support to local authorities.
The overall objective of the project - Citizens of Georgia, and primarily those in vulnerable situations, enjoy better protection of their human rights – complies with the national priorities of Georgia enshrined in the Constitution and major policy documents of the country, as well as with the international obligations of Georgia, including EU-Georgia Association Agreement, Sustainable Development Goals and UN human rights treaties.
UNDP and OHCHR will work in close coordination to achieve the overall objective of the JP, inter alia, through the support to the implementation and monitoring of national human rights policy and related frameworks, improvement of the independent investigation of crimes committed by law-enforcement officials, combatting torture and other forms of ill-treatment, protection of personal data, addressing challenges to the protection of human rights in the regions of Georgia and human rights of minority groups and persons in vulnerable situations, including LGBTQI+ and persons with disabilities, and increasing awareness of human rights among rights-holders.
The Action has five specific objectives:
The five SOs will ultimately aim to create enabling environment for human rights protection through advocating to reflect human rights in national laws and policies in compliance with international standards, facilitate use of human rights based approaches (HRBA and rights-based approach (RBA) are used as synonyms in this document.) in policy making at national and local level, promote human rights culture through targeted awareness raising and knowledge building activities for rights holders and duty bearers, enabling people to claim their rights through their knowledge building and capacitating CSOs/NGOs advocating for human rights, as well as support to the creation and/or operation of strong, effective and accountable state institutions at national and local levels for the protection of human rights for all.
Duties and Responsibilities
The overall objective of the consultancy is to support the Emergency Situations Management Agency to analyze international standards and practice for supervising and supporting the elaboration and implementation of measures oriented towards the needs of persons with disabilities in emergency management plans. An expert will also offer recommendations on how to improve existing policy documents and practice to meet the obligations set by the CRPD and the LRPD.
The Expert will be expected to:
All documents shall be developed in English.
Deliverables and payment modality:
100% One lump sum payment - Upon completion of all deliverables and submission of the final activity report.
The International Expert will work under the overall supervision of the Project Manager. The expert will have close working relations with the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia, the Emergency Situations Management Agency and other relevant stakeholders during the implementation of the assignment under this ToR.
The expert will be directly responsible for, reporting to, seeking approval from, and obtaining a certificate of acceptance of outputs from the Project Manager. In addition, the respective project team will be responsible to share relevant documents, contact details and other necessary information with the expert.
UNDP will cover the costs for venue and interpretation of the workshops / meetings. The relevant institutions will ensure participation of the staff/workshop participants.
Required Skills and Experience
Individual Expert will be evaluated based on cumulative analysis method. Offerors will be evaluated against combination of technical and financial criteria. Maximum obtainable score is 100, out of which the total score for technical criteria equals to 70 (desk review: 50 points and interview: 20 points) and for financial criteria – to 30. Offerors not meeting any of the minimum qualification requirements will be automatically disqualified. Only offerors obtaining minimum 35 points as a result of the desk review will be considered as qualified offerors and invited for the interview. Those offerors passing 70% threshold of maximum obtainable scores as a result of interview, i.e. obtain minimum 14 points, will be shortlisted and requested to provide financial proposal.
The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount, and payment terms around specific and measurable (qualitative and quantitative) deliverables (i.e. whether payments fall in instalments or upon completion of the entire contract). Payment shall be made upon submission of respective deliverable, i.e. upon delivery of the services specified in the TOR approved by the Project Manager in line with the table of deliverables.
Payments are made based on delivery. The delivery has to be accepted and approved by the Project team prior to any payment. 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 based on deliverables.
Maximum 30 points will be assigned to the lowest price offer. All other price offers will be scored using the formula (inverse proportion): Financial score X = 30* the lowest price offer/suggested price offer x.