International / National Technical Consultant to support the Responsible Business Project on Business and Human Rights-related issues (A-220403)


Location : Homebased, Ideally in VN, VIET NAM
Application Deadline :23-May-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
01-Jun-2022
Duration of Initial Contract :150 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

UNDP Vietnam is seeking for International / National Technical Consultant to support the Responsible Business Project on Business and Human Rights-related issues (A-220403) (150 working days).

 

The selection will be on a competitive basis and will comply with UNDP procurement regulations.

Procurement Notice with enclosed TOR and evaluation criteria can be downloaded from the below links:

https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=90548

Interested offerors are invited to submit Letter to UNDP confirming Interest and Availability, CVs, financial proposals and other information following guidance in the Procurement Notice to:

 

quach.thuy.ha@undp.org (Only application submission sent to this email is accepted for evaluation)

with notification by email (without attachment) to: procurement.vn@undp.org that the bidder has submitted proposal.

UNDP will not be responsible for the missing of proposal if the bidder does not send notification email to above address.

 

Deadline for submission: 23.59 hrs., 10 May 2022 (Hanoi time)

We look forward to receiving your proposal by the above deadline.


Duties and Responsibilities

The Consultant (IC) will work closely with the Project Manager and Responsible Business Officer to provide Technical Assistance to the Responsible Business Project, which include:

  • Provide technical support, expert advice and policy inputs to the government counterpart on developing National Action Plans (NAPs) on Responsible Business Practice in accordance with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) and other implementing partners of the project to enable a level playing field and business environment for responsible business conduct.
  • Provide businesses advice on business and human rights issues and measures to prevent and mitigate human rights risks as well as account for human rights abuses/violations in the context of business operations.
  • Provide support and advice to other actors, including business representative organizations and CSOs in Viet Nam.
  • Provide technical review of related research and knowledge products.
  • Support awareness-raising, capacity building and advocacy activities at project and national level.


Competencies

The consultant is expected to be an individual with experience in human rights, business and human rights, responsible business conduct, corporate sustainability (or relevant fields, e.g., ESG, corporate social responsibility). The Consultant for the activities under this TOR is expected to meet qualifications in the evaluation criteria (please refer to the Procurement Notice in the link https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=90548 )


Required Skills and Experience

Master’s degree or higher in law, human rights, business and human rights, public policy, political science, corporate social responsibility (CSR), or closely related fields.



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