Junior National Consultants to support to the Directorate for the Information System of the Judiciary and Data Security of the Ministry of Justice, Human and Minority Rights of Montenegro - 2 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 for the Information System of the Judiciary and Data Security of the Ministry of Justice, Human and Minority Rights of Montenegro  is responsible for making the necessary product specification in the procurement processes of electronic monitoring equipment/devices and providing their full functionality, ensuring reliable operation of the central monitoring server that receives information from electronic monitoring devices, providing assistance and support to the Directorate of Probation in cases of technical problems in the operation of the system for electronic monitoring and/or problems during devices operation as well as for establishing comprehensive communication with the supplier/manufacturer of equipment/devices for electronic monitoring.

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 measures - the bracelets for victim(s) and perpetrator(s) system. Therefore, the UN Women is seeking two International Consultants to support the Directorate for the Information System of the Judiciary and Data Security 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 for the Information System of the Judiciary and Data Security of the Ministry of Justice, Human and Minority Rights of Montenegro in carrying out activities related to enabling full functionality and service continuity of the electronic monitoring system (EMS) related to implementation of restraining order security measure for perpetrators of gender-based violence, in cooperation with  representatives of the company that provides support services for the maintenance of the EMS.


Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities

Working under the overall supervision of the UN Women Project Officer and head of the Directorate for the Information System of the Judiciary and Data Security of the Ministry of Justice, Human and Minority Rights of Montenegro, based on the requests of the Head of the Directorate, the consultants will be responsible for the following:

  • Participate in providing technical support to the employees of the Directorate of Probation for the full functioning of the System for Electronic Monitoring of convicted persons related to implementation of restraining order security measure,
  • Participate in providing support in solving more complex issues in implementation of the EMS in cooperation with representatives of the company that provides support services for the maintenance of the EMS;
  • Take care of the functionality and timely replacement of equipment necessary for the operation of the EMS through coordination of sending and receiving equipment from suppliers;
  • Update and upload materials to the Ministry's website;
  • Take care of the electronic services of the Ministry published on the e-Government portal;
  • Perform other tasks within the scope of the of the Directorate of the Information System of the Judiciary and Data Security by order of the superior.

Deliverables and Timeline

Deliverables

Timeframe

First overview report on general support provided to the Directorate, including information on conducted activities related to providing full functionality and service continuity of the EMS (in Montenegrin)

31 July 2022

Second overview report on general support provided to the Directorate, including information on conducted activities related to providing full functionality and service continuity of the EMS (in Montenegrin)

30 September 2022

Third overview report on general support provided to the Directorate, including information on conducted activities related to providing full functionality and service continuity of the EMS (in Montenegrin)

30 November 2022

Fourth overview report on general support provided to the Directorate, including information on conducted activities related to providing full functionality and service continuity of the EMS (in Montenegrin)

31 January 2023

Fifth overview report on general support provided to the Directorate, including information on conducted activities related to providing full functionality and service continuity of the EMS (in Montenegrin)

31 March 2023

Final report on overall support provided to the Directorate for the Information System of the Judiciary and Data Security of the Ministry of Justice, Human and Minority Rights of Montenegro (in Montenegrin)

27 May 2023

 

Note: The selected consultants will perform their duties in the Directorate for the Information System of the Judiciary and Data Security of the Ministry of Justice, Human and Minority Rights of Montenegro[1] and therefore must meet the requirements required of civil servants in accordance with Montenegrin regulations, including citizenship.

 

[1] The Ministry of Justice, Human and Minority Rights of Montenegro will participate in the 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 documented, researched, 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 mathematics, computer science, electrical engineering, electronics.

Qualifications:

  • At least 1 year of experience in mathematics/computer science/electrical engineering or electronics 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.
  • Computer skills: Microsoft Windows OS (minimum Windows 7 OS), Microsoft Office package (minimum MS Office 2010), work with IE.

Language:

Excellent command of Montenegrin Language. Fluency in English will be taken as advantage.

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 mathematics, computer science, electrical engineering, electronics

20

0: without relevant university degree

20: Bachelor’s degree

Professional Experience

Minimum of 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

25

0: without 1 year experience

20: 1 year experience/completed Government of Montenegro’s Vocational Training for Persons with Acquired Higher Education

25: more than 1 year experience

 

 

 

Computer skills: Microsoft Windows OS (minimum Windows 7 OS), Microsoft Office package (minimum MS Office 2010), work with IE

25

0: without the required computer skills

25: Required computer literacy

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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