National Consultant - Final Evaluation of the CSO/UPR Project

Location : Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE
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   Portuguese
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :25 Working days
Expected Duration of Assignment :25 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.


Mozambique has ratified most international and regional human rights instruments and mechanisms that define the human rights normative standards. Implementation on the ground has however lagged. Advocacy for policy and law reforms to bring the national legal framework in line with international best practices in promoting and protecting human rights is necessary. Human rights related to vulnerable groups and minorities such as women, children, people with disabilities, sexual minorities, albinos, prisoners, and local communities have largely remained unrealized.

The UPR mechanism was created through the UN General Assembly on 15 March 2006 by resolution 60/251, which established the Human Rights Council itself. The UPR is a unique mechanism of the UN, which involves a review of the human rights records of all UN Member States. The UPR is a State-driven process, under the auspices of the Human Rights Council, which provides the opportunity for each State to declare what actions they have taken to improve the human rights situations in their countries and to fulfil their human rights obligations. It allows states to review and make recommendations for human rights development in other states once every four to five years and receive recommendations in turn. While the UPR is a State led initiative, CSOs are through this process provided with a crucial opportunity to directly engage and cooperate with the government on pressing human rights issues.

During the 1st cycle of UPR 2011-2015, the Government of Mozambique accepted 161 recommendations out of a total of 169. An Action Plan for UPR was then developed and implemented by the Government which had an Operational Matrix of the UPR recommendations as a tool to monitor, evaluate and report. In 2013, when the Government presented the mid-term review, the report concluded that the implementation progress was of about 49% of the recommendations. The Final Report submitted to the UNHRC in 2016 concluded that the achievement on the implementation was of about 90%, with the remainder in progress status. However, there was a sense among CSOs that the Indicator of Success presented by the authorities as well as the parameters were not realistic and due to lack of parallel or shadow monitoring system by the civil society, the results presented by the government could not be questioned.

Following the II Cycle UPR to the Government of Mozambique in January 2016, the Ministry of Justice, Constitutional and Religious Affairs began drafting the new National Action Plan for the implementation of the II Cycle UPR recommendations for the period 2017-2020, with collaboration of other stakeholders, including CSOs. Out of the 210 recommendations of the 2nd cycle of the UPR to Mozambique by the HRC, the Government has accepted 180 and noted 30.

This Project sought to improve the implementation of the UPR recommendations by the Government of Mozambique, through strengthening of the capacities of the CSOs to:

  • Monitor the implementation of the recommendations accepted by the Government during the 2nd Cycle UPR, and
  • Engage constructively with the Government to advocate for their increased commitment in respecting its Human Rights obligations.
  • The project logic assumes that once Civil society has adequate tools and capacities, including enabling regulatory framework, this will lead to improved UPR implementation through increased follow-up and pressure of civil society to Government.

The theory of change coupled with UNDP’s experience working in the field, the lessons learnt from the first UPR cycle and the strategic approach of aligning with Government policy documents, has suggested the following interlinked project areas:

  • Improved coordination of Civil Society and Government’s work towards implementation of the recommendations of the second cycle UPR mechanism;
  • Civil society is empowered to effectively follow up the human rights situation in the country;
  • Voices from the communities are consistently brought to national and international human rights fora by civil society.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design the detailed scope and methodology (including the methods for data collection and analysis) for the report.
  • Review documents.
  • Data collection.
  • Actively engage the project stakeholders and leads consultations and presentations of findings.
  • Conduct an analysis of the outcome, outputs and partnership strategy (as per the scope of the review described above) for the report.


Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards (human rights, tolerance, integrity, respect, and impartiality).
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP.
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.

Functional Competencies:

  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
  • Strong interpersonal and written and oral communication skills.
  • Has ability to work both independently and in a team, and ability to deliver high quality work on tight timelines.


Required Skills and Experience

  • Advanced degree in human rights, political science, international development, or related field.
  • At least 7 years of experience in the area of human rights, sustainable development, capacity development of CSOs.
  • Demonstrated understanding of human rights monitoring and reporting processes, monitoring, and evaluation.
  • Previous experience of evaluation of Human Rights projects is strongly desired.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the situation of human rights and CSOs in Mozambique.


  • Fluency in Portuguese and advanced English written and oral skills.



  • Letter of application with duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Statement of Availability for the entire duration of the assignment.
  • Personal CV and P11 Form, indicating all past relevant experience, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) and three (3) professional references.
  • Brief letter of presentation describing:
    1. why the individual considers him/herself as the most suitable. This should include a brief description of how the candidate meets all the mandatory requirements and how her/his experience meet the requirements for assignment.
    2. how the individual consultant will approach and complete the assignment.
  • Financial Proposal that indicates the all-inclusive fixed total contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs, as per template provided by UNDP.
  • The selection process will be based on the evaluation of both the Technical Criteria (70%)(CV; P_11; Letter of Presentation) and the Financial Proposal (30%).



The documentation for this application, listed in Section 11 should be submitted through the following email address no later than 10 October 2021. Proposals received after the deadline will not be considered. Any request for clarification must be sent by standard electronic communication to the same e-mail address. The UNDP CO Procurement Unit will respond in writing or by standard electronic mail and will send written copies of the response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all consultant firms. The financial proposal should be comprehensive and include a breakdown.

  • Letter of application with duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Statement of Availability for the entire duration of the assignment.
  • Personal CV and P11 Form, indicating all past relevant experience, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) and three (3) professional references.
  • Brief letter of presentation
  • Financial Proposal.


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