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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Democratic Governance Roster for Experts in Human Rights
|Location :||Varies from home-based to assignments in headquarters/ regional centres or country office|
|Application Deadline :||31-Oct-11 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English French Spanish|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||Varies from a few days to several months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Varies from a few days to several months|
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN’s development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. UNDP supports over 132 countries around the globe in the areas of Poverty Reduction, Democratic Governance, Environment and Energy, Capacity Development, Gender, HIV/AIDS and Crisis Prevention and Recovery. The Bureau for Development Policy (BDP) is UNDP’s policy bureau. BDP plays a key role in helping country offices accelerate human development through UNDP’s programmes and initiatives.
The Democratic Governance Practice (DGP) is the largest practice area in UNDP/BDP. It works on building effective and capable states that are accountable and transparent. The principal areas of work are organized around 3 clusters: Inclusive Participation, Responsive Governing Institutions, and International Norms and Principles.
Duties and Responsibilities
Consultants will provide advisory support to specific clients (UNDP Country Offices and national stakeholders including governments, civil society organizations and other in the region as well as headquarters units or regional centres). The specific reporting and working relationships will always be specified at the time of contracting for an actual assignment.
The range of tasks that would typically be expected from a consultant includes:
1. Based on an in-depth technical understanding of policymaking, as well as institutional, political, economic, social, cultural analysis, provide strategic and operational advice on human rights to UNDP, national stakeholders including governments, private sector and/or civil society organizations on the formulation and execution of policies and interventions for sustained human development.
2. Assist country offices, regional centres, headquarter units and/or government counterparts in tasks such as the following:
3. Contribute to partnership building and resource mobilization efforts for global, regional and/or country level initiatives.
4. Provide well-written, concise reports according to the requirements.
Some experts might be asked to directly support high-level government officials in preparing and operationalizing institutional human rights and development strategies, and in locally applying best practice principles of governance and administration.
Specific duties and responsibilities will vary according to each assignment
Required Skills and Experience
Evaluation of Applicants:
Successful candidates will be included in UNDP’s Democratic Governance Vetted Experts Roster for a period of 2 years. Inclusion in the expert roster does not guarantee a contract with UNDP. When a request for services arises, the hiring unit/office shall:
The contracting unit/office will provide a specific Term of Reference (ToR) outlining the outputs for each assignment and issue an Individual Contract (IC) to the consultant, detailing the time frame, and frequency/modality of payments. Conditions of a particular assignment may be negotiable.
Qualified candidates are requested to apply online via the UNDP website. This call for applications is specifically directed at Human Rights Experts. Interested candidates are advised to carefully review this ToR and ensure that they meet the requirements and qualifications described above. Experts can apply to more than one expert roster. Candidates interested in being considered for other thematic rosters should submit a separate application, in response to the specific vacancy announcement for that thematic area.
All Democratic Governance Vetted Experts Roster announcements are accessible below.
Call for Applications: DG Vetted Roster for Experts in RULE OF LAW, ACCESS TO JUSTICE, SECURITY AND LEGAL EMPOWERMENT OF THE POOR
Experts must submit all materials requested for each thematic area of interest.
Applications (for each roster) should contain:
Qualified women and members of social minorities are encouraged to apply. Due to the large number of applications we receive, we are only able to inform the successful candidates about the outcome or status of the selection process.
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.