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International Consultant to Support Development of the Monitoring and Evaluation Framework for Implementation of the National Action Plans in the Area of Human Rights
|Location :||Home based with 1 Mission to ASHGABAT, TURKMENISTAN|
|Application Deadline :||19-May-16 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Governance and Peacebuilding|
|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 :||May - July (tbc)|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||25 working days|
The National Institute of Democracy and Human Rights under the President of Turkmenistan and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are implementing a project entitled “Assistance in implementation of the National Human Rights Action Plan 2016-2020”. The project is focused on supporting the Government of Turkmenistan in its duty and capacity to comply with its international human rights obligations and implementing recommendations of human rights treaty bodies, including the recommendations of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR). Turkmen National Institute for Democracy and Human Rights under the President of Turkmenistan (TNIDHR) is the main implementing partner of the project and coordinating agency for the implementation of the National Human Rights Action Plan (NHRAP).
NIDHR chairs the work of the Interdepartmental Commission for monitoring the implementation of international human rights instruments (IC) that was established on the basis of a Presidential Decree in 2007. The mandate of the Interdepartmental Commission (IC), that includes the representatives of around 20 national ministries and agencies, is to coordinate the Government’s efforts aimed at implementing international legal obligations of Turkmenistan in the area of human rights, including implementation, monitoring and reporting under any international human rights instrument signed by Turkmenistan.
In January 2016, the National Human Rights Action Plan (NHRAP) for the period of 2016-2020 was approved by a Decree of the President of Turkmenistan. The NHRAP is a result of collaboration between the Government of Turkmenistan and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and is largely based on the recommendations that Turkmenistan received as a result of the Universal Periodic Review in 2012, as well as recommendations of the other UN human rights Treaty Bodies.
The Government, in particular the NIDHR, have called for a unified monitoring system to measure the progress of the implementation of the Human Rights Action Plan, the recommendations of the Convection on the Rights of the Child (CRC), Convention on Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD), Convention on Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD), Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), Convention against Torture (UNCAT), recommendations made as the result of the Universal Periodic Review, and concluding observations of other treaty bodies. The United Nations Country Team (UNCT) have agreed to support developing a unified system to ensure an effective integrated approach towards implementation of the interrelated human rights related plans and to provide for a joint support by the UNCT of human rights monitoring efforts.
In light of this, this assignment seeks to support development of this unified system, which shall be designed on the premise that in the future it might cover the monitoring of any other new action plan in the area of human rights that Turkmenistan decides to adopt.
The monitoring mechanism needs to contain indicators, targets, deadlines for implementation, and identify parties responsible for implementation of its parts.
Duties and Responsibilities
The main purpose of this assignment is to support the Government of Turkmenistan in designing the Monitoring and Evaluation Framework for the NHRAP, the plan to implement recommendations of the Convection on the Rights of the Child (CRC), Convention on Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD), Convention on Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD), Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), Convention against Torture (UNCAT), recommendations made as the result of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), and concluding observations of other treaty bodies.
UNDP is looking for a consultant to provide high-level technical expertise for this assignment. The Consultant will closely interact with the National Institute of Democracy and Human Rights under the President of Turkmenistan, Working Group of the Inter-ministerial Commission on Treaty Bodies and International Humanitarian Law, as well United Nation Agencies working in Turkmenistan.
Specific Activities that the consultant would carry out are as follows:
a) The detailed M& E framework with a proposed methodology for data collection and analyses for NHRAP. The methodology will need to provide detailed steps of each action together with suggested tools to be used for each action;
b) Tools for progress tracking and resilience capacity analysis and monitoring, including for real time tracking of coping mechanisms and tracking of outcome indicators;
Key outputs and deliverables expected:
In accordance with the above mentioned objective of the project and under the supervision of the Project manager and the Portfolio Manager, the International Consultant will work together with TNIDHR and another international consultant to produce the following Outputs:
Location: Turkmenistan and home-based (desk work).
Timeframe: 25 working days.
This is an installment-based contract that should cover the costs of consultancy required to produce the above deliverables. The final schedule of payments will be agreed upon in the beginning of consultancy. Payment will be released in two installments: 40% (deliverable 1), and 60% (for deliverable 2) upon timely submission of respective deliverables and their acceptance by UNDP Turkmenistan.
Required Skills and Experience
Submission of applications:
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
Individual Consultants will be evaluated based on the cumulative analysis methodology:
When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract should be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Out of the maximum score, the score for technical criteria equals 70% - maximum 70 points, and for financial criteria 30% - maximum 30 points.
The technical evaluation will take into account the following as per the scoring provided:
Financial proposal – 30% of total evaluation - max 30 pts
Only the highest ranked candidates who would be found qualified for the job will be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Additional requirements for recommended contractor:
Recommended contractors aged 62 and older, and if the travel is required, shall undergo a full medical examination including x-ray, and obtain medical clearance from the UN-approved doctor prior to taking up their assignment. The medical examination is to be cleared by the UN physicians, and shall be paid by the consultant.
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.