Junior National Consultant to support to the Directorate of Probation of the Ministry of Justice, Human and Minority Rights of Montenegro - 3 posts



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Location : Podgorica, MONTENEGRO
Application Deadline :12-May-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Expected Duration of Assignment :1 June 2022 – 31 May 2023 (Up to 240 working days - approximately 20 working days per month)

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

Background

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. Placing women's rights at the center of all its efforts, the UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States' priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.

UN Women Serbia is working under the impact area of achieving life free from violence for all women and girls, with focus on the most vulnerable groups. UN Women emphasize the prevention of VAWG through transforming negative social norms and strengthening the availability of services to women survivors of violence. UN Women Serbia partner with the government and CSOs to advocate for ending violence, increase awareness of the causes and consequences of violence, build capacity of partners, and promote the need for changing norms towards advancing gender equality and women’s rights. By establishing the grounds on strengthening the capacities of professionals in protection and response to VAWG in line with the Istanbul Convention, in addition to support provided to women CSOs in enhancing legislative and policy environment on eliminating VAWG, UN Women in Serbia is promoting the zero tolerance towards VAWG policy.

Under the Project Improving Safety of Women in Serbia (ISWS), funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway, Serbia Office is working to ensure that women and girls in Serbia and Montenegro live in a society free from gender-stereotypes and violence.

The Ministry of Justice, Human and Minority Rights of Montenegro has significant role in ensuring the safety of all citizens, including better protection from the violence of women and girls, upholding the rule of law and ensuring the exercise of human and minority rights in Montenegro. It is a prominent state authority in charge of monitoring the implementation of the Law on Domestic Violence Protection, as well as the Criminal Code that are envisaging protection measures against the perpetrator of violence in Montenegro. Under this Law the register of reported incidences of violence, victims, perpetrators, orders of protection granted, as well as of other protection and assistance measures maintained by the relevant bodies and institutions in line with their respective powers, ought to be regularly provided to the Ministry.

The Directorate of Probation of the Ministry of Justice, Human and Minority Rights of Montenegro is directly responsible for enforcing the restraining order security measure prescribed by the Criminal Code. In that sense, the Directorate is responsible for undertaking the following activities: interviewing the convicted person, interviewing the victim, obtaining information from relevant authorities when necessary, composing a Program for implementation of restraining order security measure, handling/installing electronic monitoring devices, controlling the implementation of security measures through the electronic monitoring system (EMS) as well as preparing reports on the implementation of the restraining order security measure and submitting them to the court that imposed the measure, the police and the state prosecutor's office.

Under the Output 1.1. the ISWS Project will ensure that the Ministry of Justice, Human and Minority Rights of Montenegro has human and organizational capacities for the implementation of the protection measure - the bracelet for victim(s) and perpetrator(s) system. Therefore, the UN Women is seeking three International Consultants to support the Directorate of Probation of the Ministry of Justice, Human and Minority Rights of Montenegro for the implementation of electronic monitoring system (EMS).

Objective

The objective of this assignment is to support the Directorate of Probation of the Ministry of Justice, Human and Minority Rights of Montenegro in carrying out activities related to the implementation of restraining order security measures for perpetrators of gender-based violence through the electronic monitoring system (EMS).


Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities

Working under the overall supervision of the UN Women Project Officer and head of the Directorate of Probation of the Ministry of Justice, Human and Minority Rights of Montenegro, based on requests of the Head of the Directorate, the three consultants will each be responsible for the following:

  • Participate in conducting interviews with convicted persons and aggrieved parties in the process of implementation of restraining order security measure;
  • Participate in composing a Program for implementation of restraining order security measure;  
  • Handle the device for electronic monitoring of convicted persons;
  • Control the implementation of the restraining order security measure by inspecting the System for electronic supervision of convicted persons in the Ministry of Justice, Human and Minority Rights;
  • Prepare reports on the course of implementation of the security measure to the competent authorities;
  • Perform other tasks within the scope of the of the Directorate of Probation by order of the superior.

Deliverables and Timeline

Deliverables[1]

Timeframe

First overview report on general support provided to the Directorate, including information on providing support in conducting interviews with relevant parties in the process of implementation of restraining order security measure (in Montenegrin)

31 July 2022

Second overview report on general support provided to the Directorate, including information on providing support in handling of the EMS (in Montenegrin)

30 September 2022

Third overview report on general support provided to the Directorate, including information on providing support to implementation of restraining order security measure (in Montenegrin)

30 November 2022

Fourth overview report on general support provided to the Directorate, including information on providing support in cooperation with other competent authorities related to implementation of restraining order security measure (in Montenegrin)

31 January 2023

Fifth overview report on general support provided to the Directorate, including information on providing support related to composing a Program for implementation of restraining order security measure (in Montenegrin)

31 March 2023

Final report on overall support provided to the Directorate of Probation of the Ministry of Justice, Human and Minority Rights (in Montenegrin)

27 May 2023

 

Note: The selected consultants will perform their duties in the Directorate of Probation of the Ministry of Justice, Human and Minority Rights of Montenegro[2] and therefore must meet the requirements required of civil servants in accordance with Montenegrin regulations, including citizenship.

 

[1] All deliverables should be in accordance with the Law on Personal Data Protection of Montenegro and other legal acts guaranteeing non-disclosure of official secrets as well as data protection in the interest of the legal procedures and its actors.

[2] The Ministry of Justice, Human and Minority Rights of Montenegro will participate in evaluation and selection of candidates and during the evaluation process will obtain/request confirmation that the candidate has not been convicted of a criminal offense that makes him/her unfit to work in a state body as well as certificate of citizenship of Montenegro in accordance with the Montenegrin Law on Civil Servants and Employees.


Competencies

Competences and Qualifications

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: https://www.unwomen.org/sites/default/files/Headquarters/Attachments/Sections/About%20Us/Employment/UN-Women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf

Functional Competencies:

  • Demonstrates very well developed written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to perform a variety of standard specialized and non-specialized tasks and work processes that are fully researched, documented, recorded, and reported
  • Ability to review a variety of data, identify and adjust discrepancies, identify, and resolve operational problems
  • Good report writing skills


Required Skills and Experience

Academic Qualifications:

At least bachelor's degree in the area of psychology, law, social policy and social work, security and criminalistics.

Qualifications:

  • 1 year experience in psychology/law/social policy/social work/security or criminalistics after obtaining a bachelor's degree or completed Vocational Training lasting nine months through the Program of the Government of Montenegro for Vocational Training for Persons with Acquired Higher Education.
  • Previous experience in the field of information systems is considered an asset, to include support/ maintenance of EMS.
  • Previous experience work within the UN System is considered an asset.

Language:

Excellent command of Montenegrin Language.

Application procedure:

The following documents should be submitted as part of the application:

In order to apply please merge your P11 and the financial proposal into a single PDF file. The system does not allow for more than one attachment to be uploaded.

Any request for clarification must be sent by standard electronic communication to the e-mail vacancy.rs@undp.org 

Evaluation of applicants:

Consultants will be evaluated using a cumulative analysis method taking into consideration the combination of qualifications and financial proposal. Contract will be awarded to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:

  1. Responsive/compliant/acceptable, and
  2. Having received the highest score out of below defined technical and financial criteria.

Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points in the technical evaluation would be considered for financial evaluation.

 

Evaluation Criteria

Max points

TECHNICAL EVALUATION (70%)

 

Language

Requirements

Excellent command of Montenegrin Language

REQUIRED

Education

Bachelor's degree in the area of psychology, law, social policy and social work, security and criminalistics

30

0: without relevant university degree

30: Bachelor’s degree

Professional Experience

1 year experience after obtaining a bachelor's degree in the field of expertise acquired by university education or completed Vocational Training lasting nine months through the Program of the Government of Montenegro for Vocational Training for Persons with Acquired Higher Education

40

0: without 1 year experience

40: 1 year experience/completed Government of Montenegro’s Vocational Training for Persons with Acquired Higher Education

Total technical

 

70

 

Financial Evaluation (30%) – max. 30 points:

The maximum number of points assigned to the financial proposal is allocated to the lowest price proposal. All other price proposals receive points in inverse proportion. A suggested formula is as follows:

p = 30 (µ/z)

Using the following values:

p = points for the financial proposal being evaluated

µ = price of the lowest priced proposal

z = price of the proposal being evaluated

 

At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided?on the basis of?qualifications, competence, integrity and organizational need.

If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application.

UN Women?has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination.? All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to UN Women’s policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN Women personnel and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. (Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.)

 



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