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Legal Consultant (Administrative Law)
|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||07-Jun-16 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|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 :||6 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||12 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.
The UNDP Legal Office (LO) is part of the Bureau for Management Services (BMS) and is the exclusive source of legal advice to the Administrator and all UNDP business units.
The Administrative Law Practice Group (AL) within the LO is responsible for:
The UNDP Legal Office is seeking a consultant to support ongoing review of Administrative Law matters.
Duties and Responsibilities
The consultant is required to, inter alia, assist the Senior Legal Adviser of the Administrative Law Practice Group with the legal research, analysis, drafting, logistics and coordination associated with pending matters. In particular, and in connection with these matters, the consultant’s duties will include:
The consultant will be supervised by the Senior Legal Adviser of the Corporate and Institutional and will provide daily oral reporting and participate regularly in departmental weekly case status meetings. Administrative/Logistics support provided.
Duration of the Work
The consultant is expected to work 5 days/week. A contract will be issued for an initial period of 6 months with the possibility of extension up to 12 months.
Required Skills and Experience
Years of experience:
Qualified and interested individual consultants are hereby requested to apply using this link:
Documents to be included when submitting the proposals:
The application package containing the following documents/information should be uploaded to online application (to be uploaded as one file):
Note: The above documents need to be scanned in one file and uploaded to the online application as one document.
The financial proposal should specify an all-inclusive total daily fee (including all costs like professional fees, travel costs, living allowances, communications, consumables, etc. required to perform the demands of the TOR, as well as related benefits and insurance costs, that could possibly be incurred by the Contractor are already factored into the final amounts submitted in the proposal).
If the Offeror is employed by an organization/company/institution, and he/she expects his/her employer to charge a management fee in the process of releasing him/her to UNDP under a Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA), the Offeror must indicate at this point, and ensure that all such costs are duly incorporated in the financial proposal submitted to UNDP.
Applicants are shortlisted based on Required Skills and Experience stated in the TOR. Having reviewed applications received. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Applicants will be evaluated based on cumulative scoring. When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract will be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 70% (490 points) of the maximum obtainable points for the technical criteria (700 points) shall be considered for the financial evaluation.
Technical evaluation criteria:
Additional experience in the practice of law with a law firm, government or international organization legal office, with experience in UN system especially a UN Fund or Programme, handling legal matters relevant to requirement. 100 points
Experience in reviewing investigation reports, providing advisory roles on an appropriate course of action, preparing drafts of appropriate correspondence in relation to cases involving allegations of misconduct. 200 points
Experience in providing advisory role on legal issues arising with respect to the administration and management of staff, have good understanding of privileges and immunities, rights and obligations of staff, legal status of staff and their dependents, financial recovery, taxation and insurance issues. 200 points
Experience in drafting policies and procedures and reviewing legal issues arising with regard to draft policies and procedures, experience preparing legal opinions and performing extensive legal research and analysis on complex or novel legal issues. 100 points
Experience in litigation or managing cases before the UN tribunals, practical experience with personnel/admin law issues of UN, knowledge of UNDP legal framework, UNDP HR policies and procedures 100 points
TOTAL 700 points
(Lowest offer / Offer evaluated) x 300 30% 300
Total Score = [(Technical Score/700) x 70] + [(Financial Score/300) x 30]
The candidate obtaining the highest combined scores in the combined score of Technical and Financial evaluation will be considered technically qualified and will be offered to enter into contract with UNDP.
Any request for clarification must be sent by email to email@example.com
The UNDP Central Procurement Unit will respond by email and will send written copies of the response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all applicants.
ANNEX 1 - UNDP P-11 Form for ICs
ANNEX 2 - IC Contract Template
ANNEX 3 – IC GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
These forms and templates can be found on the UNDP procurement Notice website using the following link:
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