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International Expert on Consumer Arbitration
|Location :||Home Based|
|Application Deadline :||11-Oct-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 25 October – 10 December 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.
Mediation and Arbitration for Resolving Disputes is a joint project of European Union and United Nations Development Programme.
The project is built upon progress achieved in the course of implementation of the EU-UNDP joint initiatives - “Enhancing Access to Justice and Development of a Child-Friendly Justice System in Georgia” (2016 – 2018) and “Enhanced Mediation and Arbitration for Fairer and Faster Commercial Dispute Resolution (January 2019 – March 2021) (Project). The intended outcome of the project contributes to the social-economic development of Georgia by promoting Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mechanisms for civil and commercial disputes through enhanced access to professional mediation and arbitration services.
In particular, the project is expected to deliver the following outputs:
The project’s main stakeholders are Ministry of Justice (MOJ), Judiciary, High Council of Justice, Mediators Association of Georgia (MAG), Georgian Association of Arbitrators (GAA), Georgian International Arbitration Centre, Georgian Bar Association, education institutions, and CSOs working on ADRs, as well as the CSOs working on promoting legal profession.
The project’s main beneficiaries are mediators, arbitrators, judiciary; MAG, GAA, legal professionals including lawyers and law students, judges and court staff, small and medium enterprises, general public.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Expert will be expected to:
All documents shall be developed in English.
Payment Schedule :
100 % upon submission and clearance of the following deliverables, within two weeks upon completion of the assignment.:
Deliverable 1 - Draft report on recommended legislative amendments establishing distinctive regime for consumer arbitration in Georgia including guidelines for effective implementation of suggested amendments (including necessary desk review and stakeholder consultations as agreed with the project team);
Deliverable 2 - Presentation of the draft report to relevant stakeholders;
The International Expert will work under the overall supervision of the Project Manager. The expert will have close working relations with the Ministry of Justice, the Georgian Association of Arbitrators 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 and other necessary information with the expert.The assignment is home-based, all kinds of communication including workshops/meetings will take place remotely. UNDP will ensure the interpretation where needed. The relevant institutions will ensure participation of the workshop/meeting participants.
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualification:
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 daily fee. Payments shall be made to the consultant based on delivery; i.e., upon delivery of the services specified in the TOR approved by the Project Manager in line with the table ofdeliverables. 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.