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Consultant (New Psychoactive Substances Legislative Framework in Southeast Asia)
|Application Deadline :||28-Jun-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||2d 11h 32m|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||50 working days, July to September 2022|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||50 working days, July to September 2022|
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.
The UNODC Early Warning Advisory on new psychoactive substances (EWA) was developed by the UNODC Laboratory and Scientific Section in the framework of its Global Synthetics Monitoring: Analyses, Reporting and Trends (SMART) Programme as a response to the emergence of new psychoactive substances (NPS) at the global level. The EWA aims to monitor, analyze and report trends on NPS, as a basis for effective evidence-based policy responses.
Many Member States and the international community, in an effort to protect public health, have explored a wide range of legislative responses to address the dynamics of the NPS market, particularly the rapid emergence and attempts by manufacturers to circumvent legislation; the diversity of the problem; and paucity of data to enable full evaluation of harm. In addition to technical and trend information, the EWA provides an overview of legislative approaches and measures that have been adopted at the national level in response to the emergence of NPS. This information requires updating from time to time to include new developments.
The purpose of this assignment is to review and analyse the current legal framework on NPS implemented in eight Southeast Asian countries (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam) to provide a better understanding of the breadth and responsiveness of legal responses to NPS in the region for updating into the EWA legislative database.
UNODC seeks the services of a consultant to undertake research on recent legislative measures taken at the national level and provide the information on legislative approaches and measures on NPS available in the EWA, with a focus on developments in target Southeast Asian countries (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam). It will include the following deliverables:
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision and substantive guidance of the Programme Officer (Illicit Drugs Researcher), the consultant will:
Expected Outputs and Deliverables
The consultant is expected to deliver on the following deliverables:
Institutional arrangements/reporting lines
The incumbent shall be under direct supervision of the Programme Officer (Illicit Drugs Researcher). Progress of actions and monitoring of the consultant will be based on agreed work plans that are reviewed and updated on a weekly basis. The incumbent’s outputs will be monitored, reviewed and certified by the Programme Officer (Illicit Drugs Researcher).
The contract price is in USD and based on professional fee to deliver the outputs. The service provider shall be paid upon satisfactory submission and acceptance of deliverables by UNODC according to the following schedule.
Technical competencies of the consultant should include:
Corporate competencies of the consultant should include:
Strong written, interpersonal and oral communication skills.
Required Skills and Experience
Years of experience:
DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED WHEN SUBMITTING THE PROPOSALS
Interested individual applicants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
General terms & conditions to be downloaded:
Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA): A legal instrument between UNDP and a Company/institution, according to which, the latter makes available the services of an individual delivering time-bound and quantifiable outputs that are directly linked to payments
Incomplete proposals may not be considered. Only short-listed candidates may be contacted, and successful candidates will be notified.
EVALUATION METHOD & SCORING
The award of the contract will be made to the Individual Consultant who has obtained the highest Combined Score and has accepted UNDP and UNODC’s General Terms and Conditions. Only those applications which are responsive and complaint will be evaluated. The offers will be evaluated using the “Combined Scoring method” where:
a)Technical Proposal including education background and experience on similar assignments will be weighted a maximum of 80% (100 points). The evaluation criteria are:
Only those candidates who obtain a total technical score of 70 points and above (out of 100 points) on the technical evaluation will be considered for evaluation and will be asked to submit a financial proposal.
b)Financial Evaluation will weigh as 20% of the total scoring.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend a virtual interview to ascertain suitability, competency, and areas of interest