Local consultant - Stakeholder Analysis and Mapping - Missing Persons


Location : Prishtinë/Priština, Kosovo, UNSCR 1244 (1999)
Application Deadline :13-Nov-16 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
25-Nov-2016
Duration of Initial Contract :25 November 2016 - 23 December 2016 (16 working days within this period)
Expected Duration of Assignment :25 November 2016 - 23 December 2016 (16 working days within this period)

Background

The conflict in Kosovo in the late 1990s led to tens of thousands of casualties and hundreds of thousands of civilians being displaced from their homes.  However, to this day, victims’ rights have not been addressed in a satisfactory manner– for example, according to the ICRC, 1,665 persons out of the 6,024 persons reported missing from the period of 1998 to 2000 still remain unaccounted for. Resolving the fate of missing persons in Kosovo turned out to be an extremely lengthy and complex task exacerbated by the particularly sensitive social and political context. Mistrust and the impression that the other side does not reveal all the available information on the whereabouts of the missing still prevails. Stepping up efforts to resolve the fate of the missing would therefore represent an important step towards the long term objective of reconciliation. 

In an effort to increase public awareness of the unresolved cases of missing persons, Their Royal Highnesses, Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, in March 2016, met with families of missing persons from the Kosovar and Serbian communities and pointed to the common human suffering affecting families irrespective of their ethnic origin. This pledge, in turn, led to pledges of commitment from Kosovo and representatives from Serbia to make progress and identify the remains of missing persons.  

Funded by the British Embassy of Pristina and implemented by UNDP Kosovo, the overall objective of the project is to change national and local positions on missing persons by promoting the missing persons issue as a common concern through CSOs, and provide technical support to Kosovo’s institutions.

Under the direct supervision of the Programme Analyst, the expert will develop a stakeholder analysis and mapping document which identifies the various actors within Kosovo that are involved in the topic of missing persons. This includes central and municipal institutions, international organisations, civil society organisations, victim’s associations, embassies and any other stakeholders. The analysis will lead to an improved understanding of their roles with the aim of enhancing coordination and cooperation. 

Objectives of Assignment

Improve the understanding of roles and responsibilities of national and international partners working on missing persons’ issues through a mapping and stakeholder analysis, with the overarching aim of improving coordination and cooperation.


Duties and Responsibilities

Local consultant will be under the direct supervision of the programme analyst, and in close cooperation with the Project Board members, the consultant is required to undertake the following duties: 

1)  Mapping of all stakeholders in the issues of missing persons: 
i)   identify national institutional stakeholders and actors (central and municipal level) engaged in the missing persons issues;
ii)  identify international stakeholders and actors engaged in missing persons;
iii)  identify CSOs/NGOs both national, regional and international, who are active in the missing persons issues;
2)  Analysis of the stakeholders and actors:
i)   conduct an analysis on their role, mandate, objectives, and key activities, including possible overlap on role, mandate, and objectives;
ii)  analysis/understanding of the power relationship between key stakeholders and actors and how they contribute to the overall missing persons issues

The consultant should confer with the following organisations (non-exhaustive list):

  • The War Crimes Institute; The Centre for Research and Documentation and Publication; KRCT; The Commission on Missing Persons; Forum ZFD ; Oral History Initiative; Humanitarian Law Center Kosovo; Youth Initiative for Human Rights – Kosovo; ICRC; OHCHR ; Ministry of Justice; Institute for Forensic Medicine; Agency for Forensic Medicine; ICMP ; Victim’s Associations; EULEX; AoK.

Deliverables/ Outputs

  • Draft Stakeholder Analysis

Target Due Dates

  • December 13th - 2016

Review and Approvals Required 

  • Programme Analyst

Deliverables/ Outputs

  • Final Stakeholder Analysis 

Target Due Dates

  • December 20th - 2016

Review and Approvals Required 

  • Programme Analyst

Deliverables / Final Products Expected

The consultant is expected to:

  • Present a list of identified Stakeholders;
  • Provide a preliminary draft Stakeholder Analysis to the programme analyst that will include stakeholder’s management/structure, presented in narrative and matrix format;
  • Incorporate comments from UNDP staff, the UK Embassy and key stakeholders;
  • Present a final Stakeholder Analysis document. 

Scope of price proposal and schedule of payments 

  • Lump Sum Amount –should comprise full amount for all deliverables. The payment will be done upon the approval of each deliverable by the Programme Analyst.

Qualified Offerors should send: 

  • Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability;
  • Personal CV or P11, indicating all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Offeror and at least three (3) professional references;
  • Brief description of why the individual considers him/herself as the most suitable for the assignment. 
  • Proposed methodology of work 
  • Financial Proposal that indicates the all-inclusive fixed total contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs.
  • Writing sample 

Criteria for Selection of the Best Offer

  • Combined Scoring method will be used where the qualifications and methodology will be weighted a max. of 70%, and combined with the price offer which will be weighted a max of 30%. 

Application Instructions:

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  • Only those applications which are responsive and compliant will be evaluated. Incomplete applications will not be considered.


Competencies

Core Competencies: 

  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards
  • Promotes the vision, mission and strategic goals of UNDP
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Treats all people fairly without favouritism

Functional competencies:

  • Extensive knowledge of missing person’s issues and processes (30%);
  • Knowledge of OHCHR/UN tools and recommendations in area of missing persons/transitional justice (10%);
  • Analytical and strategic thinking / Results orientation (10%); 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively (10%);
  • Ability to establish effective working relations in a multicultural team environment (10%);
  • Willingness to work collaboratively (20%);
  • Flexibility, autonomy and reliability essential (10%)


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Advanced University Degree in Law, Political Science or International Relations;

Experience:

  • At least 3 years of expertise in the field of transitional justice and/or missing persons;
  • At least 5 years experience in research/mapping or analysis of public policies;
  • Excellent written and communication skills;

Language requirements:

  • English and Albanian. Knowledge of Serbian is an asset.


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