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National Consultant -Access to Justice, Security and Human Rights Strengthening
|Location :||Torit, Eastern Equatoria State|
|Application Deadline :||29-May-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||Arabic English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||7 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||7 months|
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.
Many people in South Sudan have unmet justice and security needs countrywide for both everyday disputes and severe abuses and threats. After decades of war, the country was left with a barely functioning justice and policing system, and institutions are unable to provide the coverage, accessibility and effectiveness of services people require. Where they are delivered, services are unequal, untimely and outcomes are often unfair. Despite security improvements, crime rates are high, SGBV remains prevalent; and human rights violations are regularly reported. The delays to implement the R-ARCCS widens the justice gap and human rights deficit, as the review of essential laws, security concerns, as well as conflict-related abuses of the past and root causes of conflict remain unaddressed in the absence of transitional justice, accountability, reconciliation, healing and other constitutional and security sector reforms.
Eastern Equatoria State has seven counties, and it is one of the states most affected by food insecurity due to the 2009/2010 rainfall shortages. The immediate impact of food insecurity has resulted in inter-ethnic violence and conflicts and increased acts of banditry in the State. This competition over natural resources by cattle keepers, including land grazing and water points' availability for pastoralist activities, has also affected relations between ethnic groups, such as the Toposa, Buya and Logir and the local communities. These perpetual tensions and clashes between local communities and the cattle keepers, especially in the areas of Ikwotos, Lafon, Kiyala, Moli Tukuro, Moli Andru, Pageri, Loa, Kerepi, Mugali and Nyongwa Bomas, as well as Kapoeta South, East, North, Budi and Torit Counties, have become areas and sources of insecurity in Eastern Equatoria State.
Domestic and gender-based violence in the State especially, Torit and Magwi Counties, is a serious concern, considering the proximity to army deployments in Nimule town areas. This is attributed to limited livelihoods opportunities leading to a high divorce rate, alcohol brewing (armed soldiers drinking with locals), and survival sex. Patriarchal nature has contributed to the above security challenges. For example, civilians, particularly women, do not get along with security personnel. Women and girls are secluded in community
policing initiatives because of their gender, and this has triggered hatred and the conception by women for uniformed personnel as unfair and impartial. The Police lack the operational and functional capacities to address security issues in a gender-sensitive manner because men and women think differently and have varying perspectives. Police investigators and prosecutors lack the technical capacities to present their cases before the Court; community members, particularly the vulnerable groups (women and girls), are not well informed about their fundamental human rights and legal assistance that is available to them. Finally, the breakdown of law and order filled with criminality by organized gang groups in Torit who call themselves "niggers” is still in existence and chiefs and sub-chiefs are exposed to harassment by SSPDF soldiers when they intervene in civil-military disagreements.
UNDP's Access to Justice, Security and Human Rights Programme responds to this by supporting the Judiciary of South Sudan; the Ministry of Justice; and the Ministry of Interior, including the South Sudan National Police Service and the National Prisons Service of South Sudan, the Law Reform Commission and the South Sudan Human Rights Commission to increase access to justice, strengthen security including law enforcement and promote human rights in South Sudan as enablers for sustaining peace and development. Using a sector-wide approach, UNDP's strategy for achieving this is twofold. Firstly, by providing support to the priorities of the rule of law institutions as articulated in their institutional strategic and/or action plans. This includes both infrastructural and institutional development support. Secondly, by promoting access to justice and safety by linking the rule of law institutions with community and civil society initiatives. Additionally, the Program accompanies the government in implementing its rule of law-related commitment in the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan, 2018.
Under the guidance and supervision of the Chief Technical Advisor and Programme Manager for Access to Justice, Security and Human Rights Strengthening and working closely with the State Rule of Law Specialist, the Law Enforcement Officer will work closely with the other members of the Access to Justice team and in coordination with the State-level justice actors that include the state Police Commissioner, Prisons Director, Prosecutor, Lawyers, Traditional leaders, community security platforms, other justice actors and Transitional Mechanisms to improve justice and security services using a client-oriented approach consistent with UNDP (United Nations Development Programmes) rules and regulations to develop and implement policy and legal reforms, strengthen policing, law enforcement and prison management and initiate inclusive community security activities to improve security in Eastern Equatoria State.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work and Tasks
Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Chief Technical Advisor for Rule of Law and Program Manager, or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the Law Enforcement Officer - Consultant will perform the following tasks:
Payment shall be done upon completion of deliverables as per below percentages:
Deliverables: Amount (% of the total amount )
1. Inception report covering understanding of the Terms of Reference (ToR), methodology and work plan. 15%
2. Report on established PCRCs and training of PCRC members 15%
3. PCRCs meetings and security plans reports 20%
4. PCRCs Community outreaches and radio talk shows reports. 15%
5. Report on training of SSNPS officers (investigators, prosecutors, and CID) 15%
6. Final report produced according to reporting requirements 20%
Planning & Organizing
Knowledge sharing/Continuous learning:
Takes responsibility for personal learning and career development and actively seeks opportunities to learn through formal and informal means. Learns from others inside and outside the organizations adopting best practices created by others. Actively produces and disseminates new knowledge
Working in teams:
Communicating information and ideas:
Conflict and self-management:
Working with people:
Empowerment/Developing people/Performance management:
Required Skills and Experience
Languages: Fluency in written and spoken English is required. Speaking in Arabic is a must.
Applicants shall be evaluated using a Combined Scoring method, where the technical evaluation (qualifications, required Skills and Experience) will be weighted 70%, and combined with the price offer weighted 30%. Contract award is to the 3 candidates who obtain the highest score; ranked 1st and 2nd in the location marked as applied and in the combined score.
The criteria to be used for rating the qualifications, required Skills and Experience is outlined below:
Relevant Educational Experience (20%)
Relevant Work Experience as per TOR (Terms of Reference) Requirements (50%)
Competencies, Skills & language (30%)
NOTE: Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points in the Technical Evaluation will be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Financial evaluation (total 30 points)
The financial proposals of all the technically qualified applicants will be scored up to 30 points based on the formula provided below. The maximum points (30) will be assigned to the lowest financial proposal. All other proposals shall receive points according to the following formula: p = y (x/z)