National Consultant to conduct training on Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism Crimes proclamation


Location : Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA
Application Deadline :06-Oct-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
21-Sep-2021
Duration of Initial Contract :30 Working Days
Expected Duration of Assignment :30 Working 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.


Background

PROJECT DESCRIPTION :

Since April 2018 the Government of Ethiopia has launched a series of bold and comprehensive reforms in the country. New initiatives aimed at broadening democratic participation, strengthening justice and the rule of law, creating accountable systems of governance have been undertaken. Legislative and Institutional reforms have been introduced in the justice system. Legislative reforms include the revision of the Charities and Societies Proclamation, Electoral Laws, the Anti- Terrorism Proclamation, Federal Courts Proclamation, the Judicial Administration Commission Proclamation, the Media Law, Criminal Procedure and Evidence Code, and new legislation on Hate Speech. The Federal Supreme Court revised the Federal Courts Establishment Proclamation and the Judicial Administration proclamations.  Institutional changes were made through the appointment of new leadership and structural changes. The Prison Administration and Federal Police Commissions were set up under the structures of the Attorney General and the (newly established) Ministry of Peace, respectively. Direct administration of non-judicial staff of the Federal Supreme Court as opposed to under the Civil Service Commission is approved by the parliament and transition is underway.

Justice sector institutions are mainly entrusted with the responsibility of ensuring respect for the rule of law, protection of human rights, and delivery of justice to citizens. Coordination, collaboration, and harmonization of efforts among justice institutions is an important factor that contributes to the achievement of the goals of the justice sector reform. At the Federal level, the Justice Sector Steering Committee (JSSC/ Abiy (Main in Amharic) Committee) comprising of the Federal Supreme Court, the Office of the Attorney General, the Federal Police Commission, the Addis Ababa Police Commission, and the Federal Prison Administration, has developed a ‘Common Agenda of Institutions of Justice’, with a view to carrying out justice-related operations in a coordinated manner. The Common Agenda outlines issues of common concern across the justice sector institutions. The Common Agenda is expected to be translated into a Comprehensive Justice Sector Program which will be implemented as of January 2022. The Interim Support to the JSSC focuses on implementing short-term activities. Among these activities is a capacity building on the revised anti-terrorism proclamation.

It has been more than a decade since Ethiopia enacted a legal framework specifically devoted to the prevention and control of the crime of terrorism.  However, the first Anti-terrorism Proclamation that was enacted in 2009 was widely criticized for its incompatibility with the FDRE Constitution and international and regional instruments ratified by Ethiopia. This Proclamation was revised following the advent of political change in Ethiopia.  The 2020 new Proclamation aimed at maintaining proportionality between the criminal conduct and the punishment to be imposed on those accused of committing terrorist acts.

Therefore, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with the JSSC, is commissioning capacity-building training on the new anti-terrorism law for judges, prosecutors, the police, and prison commission staff. To this end, UNDP is recruiting a consultant to prepare a training module and conduct training on this legislation for judges, prosecutors, federal and Addis Ababa police, and prison police.


Duties and Responsibilities

OBJECTIVES OF THE SERVICE / WORK

The objective of this assignment is to build the capacity of Justice Sector Institutions in the prevention and suppression of acts of terrorism. The assignment is expected to create: - 

  • Increased understanding and awareness on the role, responsibility, and accountability of the judiciary, public prosecutor, and police in the prevention, investigation, and prosecution of crimes of terrorism;
  • Enhance respect for human rights including the rights of defendants during the investigation, pre-trial detention, and trial phase;
  • Strengthen the application of international laws and best practices in the implementation of the law.

SCOPE OF THE WORK

The scope of the consultancy work will cover the following:

  • Prepare an inception report consisting of a work plan and detailed methodology on training manual preparation and delivery of the training.  
  • Develop the training module by paying due regard to the comments and feedbacks forwarded on the inception report.
  • Provide training in two rounds for judges, public prosecutors, federal and Addis Ababa police, and prison police

EXPECTED OUTPUTS AND DELIVERABLES  

  1. Inception Report (preparation, presentation to Focal Persons Committee, & incorporating comments);  Estimated completion time - 6 days 
  2. Training module (preparation, presentation to Focal Persons Committee, & incorporating comments); Estimated completion time - 20 days 
  3. Conduct two rounds of training; Estimated completion time - 4 days 

INSTITUTIONAL ARRANGEMENT/REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS  

The consultant has dual reporting responsibility to the Chair of the JSCC and UNDP.   


Competencies

The Consultant should possess the following competencies:

Corporate Competencies
Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN's values and ethical standards; Sensitivity to cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality, and age differences. Fulfills all obligations to gender sensitivity and zero tolerance for sexual harassment; ability to exercise sound political judgment;

Functional Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by Modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of the project.
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly and without favoritism.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, ability to foster networks and partnerships, and good working knowledge of information and computer technology with extensive knowledge of web application content development.
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities. Demonstrated ability to multitask under pressure and to meet strict deadlines often under hardship conditions.
  • In-depth understanding of “Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism Crimes Proclamation” and criminal justice administration.
  • In-depth understanding of the relevant international and regional legal frameworks related to the Proclamation.
  • Understanding of the Ethiopian legal and judicial system, human rights, and rule of law context;
  • Extensive experience in conducting research, producing training module,s and delivering training;
  • Good communication and presentation skills;
  • Good assessment and analytical skills;
  • Be a team player and ability to work/liaise with various counterparts.


Required Skills and Experience

Education

  • Minimum Master's degree in law. (preferably in   criminal law/criminal justice, human rights)

Experience

  • Ten (10) years of increasingly responsible professional experience in the substantive area.
  • Extensive relevant experience in research, training, and policy-level analysis.

Language Requirements

The consultants shall demonstrate proficiency in English and Amharic.

Price Proposal :

The Consultant shall submit a price proposal in accordance with the below instructions:

• A Lumpsum Fee– The Consultant shall submit an all Inclusive Lump Sum Fee: which should be inclusive of his/her professional fee, local communication cost, insurance (inclusive of medical health, and medical evacuation). The number of working days for which the daily fee shall be payable under the contract is 30 working days.

Evaluation Method And Criteria:

Qualified Individual Consultants (ICs) are expected to submit both Technical and Financial Proposals. The Technical Proposal should include how the IC will deliver the expected key functions listed in this ToR.

The following criteria will be followed in selecting the best candidate.

Cumulative analysis

When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract should be made to the

an individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:

a) responsive/compliant/acceptable, and

b) Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.

* Technical Criteria weight; [70]

* Financial Criteria weight; [30]

Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points in Technical Evaluation would be considered for the Financial Evaluation

Criteria Max & Points:

Technical Competence (based on credentials and technical proposal):     70%         

Criteria a. Understanding the Scope of Work (SoW); comprehensiveness of the methodology/approach; and organization & completeness of the proposal - Max point 70

Criteria b. Expertise in the areas of assignment   including previous experience and team composition - Max point 30

Financial   Max 30 %

The Financial proposal of the technically qualified candidates will be evaluated based on the formula provided below. The maximum number of points (30) assigned to the financial proposal is allocated to the lowest-priced proposal. All other price proposals receive points in inverse

proportion.

A suggested formula is as follows:

P= y(µ/z) where,

P= points for the financial proposal being evaluated

Y= maximum number of points for the financial proposal

µ= price of the lowest price proposal

z= price of the proposal being evaluated

 

Payment

Upon completion of correspondence deliverables and acceptance of such by UNDP relevant unit. 

Documents to be included when submitting the proposals:

Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications. Proposers who shall not submit the below-mentioned documents will not be considered for further evaluation.

  • Personal CV or P11 indicating all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references;
  • Confirmation of Interest and Availability & Financial Proposal: Interest and Availability to perform the task and Financial Proposal must be submitted through a standard template Offeror’s Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability for the Individual IC, including Financial Proposal Template
  • Technical Proposal including:
  • Brief description of why the individual considers him/herself as the most suitable for the assignment and a methodology on how they will approach and complete the assignment.
  • A brief description of the approach to work/work plan on how he/she will approach and complete the assignment.
  • Financial Proposal: As per the template provided.

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