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Legal Consultant to Recommend Normative Solutions for the Implementation of Student Employment Models
|Location :||Homebased, Podgorica and elsewhere, MONTENEGRO|
|Application Deadline :||10-Oct-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||20 October 2021 - 31 December 2021|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||20 consultancy days|
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.
UN System in Montenegro is implementing joint program Activate! Integrated Social Protection and Employment to Accelerate Progress for Young People in Montenegro. The programme aims to enhance the capacities of the social protection system to better serve people in need. It focuses on youth, children, migrants and refugees, and addresses root causes of human trafficking, while supporting decent work and employability/skills development. Innovation is used as a key change strategy: the programme applies advanced methodologies (foresight, human-centered design, policy simulation tools, etc.) in order to improve targeting, expand coverage, and address adequacy of social protection, but also activate Montenegro’s youth who are currently not in education, employment or training (NEET) and other vulnerable and marginalized groups through enhanced labour activation.
The career guidance support to students in higher education is offered through university career centres that provide information, guidance and counselling to students in the areas they study at colleges, as well as support in acquiring and advancing employment skills. The Career Center established within the University of Montenegro is focused on connecting students to the business sector through identification of opportunities for professional internships and potential work engagements, with the aim of acquainting students with the business environment and gaining skills and work experience during their studies, as well as achieving a more competitive position on the labor market after graduation.
Lack of normative framework for student employment limits their opportunities to access appropriate jobs and employment with insurance contributions, leaving students at the margin of the labour market. The absence of regulations in this regard is also one of the main obstacles in identifying and adopting the best models and practices in student employment. Therefore, student employment service development needs cross-system reform process with aim to enable young people, university students, to get a job or volunteer under tailored conditions, with full protection of the Labor Law rights.
Therefore, in partnership with University of Montenegro, UNDP will support the process by contributing to the informed, human-centred design of best models for improved access of university students to work experiences and opportunities.
An analysis of best international practices in this regard will be undertaken, and several models will be proposed to be applied in Montenegro. For the purpose of analysis and recommendations related to the adaptation of existing normative framework to the proposed models, a National Consultant will be engaged.
Duties and Responsibilities
Objectives of the Assignment:
The National Consultant will implement activities in close guidance and consultations with UNDP project team, and in cooperation with International consultant who will be engaged to identify and recommend the best models and practices for student employment.
Expected results and deliverables:
N.B. In case of Covid-19 related restrictions for face-to-face meetings and events, the Consultant is expected to implement online or other work modalities which prove to be feasible in such circumstances.
Timing and reporting:
The National Consultant will be engaged under Individual Contract (IC) on short-term basis for total 20 consultancy days in the period from 20 October 2021 until 31 December 2021. The Consultant will work from home, in Podgorica and elsewhere in Montenegro. Daily travel and daily allowance rates will be paid subsequently, subject to the realised trips.
Required Skills and Experience
Criteria for selection:
Combined Scoring method will be used. When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract should be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as: (i) responsive, compliant, acceptable, and (ii) having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.
Only offerors obtaining a minimum 490 points for technical criteria will be considered for the financial evaluation. For more information on procurement methodology for Individual Contractors, please refer to Procurement Notice.
Interested applicants are requested to submit their applications by October 10, 2021 by using the Apply now button. The application should contain CV or P11 that can be downloaded at https://www.me.undp.org/content/montenegro/en/home/jobs.html. Please note that UNDP jobsite system allows only one uploading of application document, so please make sure that you merge all your documents into a single file.
Only the short-listed applicants will be contacted and requested to submit a letter of interest including a price quotation indicating the lump sum (in EUR) requested for the work envisaged in the section "Description of Responsibilities".