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Consultant on Rule of Law, Justice, Security and Human Rights
|Location :||Istanbul, with possible missions, TURKEY|
|Application Deadline :||07-Mar-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||Estimated April 2018 – 26 March 2019|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||app. 220 working days|
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.
Substantial progress has been made in many countries in Europe and the CIS and towards political stability, consolidation of democracy, rule of law, and improvement of human rights records. However, the development in several countries continues to be affected the legacy of past regimes and recent conflicts with persisting inter-ethnic tensions within and across borders, and only slowly improving sub-regional cooperation. Despite progress has been made in creating a framework for respecting human rights and the rule of law, many issues need to be addressed, including the independence and efficiency of the judiciary, widespread corruption, and discrimination based on ethnicity, nationality, race, sexual orientation, and other grounds.
The Hub also connects the region to a global network of development experts, to build knowledge and capacity, and to forge partnerships to meet the development challenges of a large and diverse region. Furthermore, the Hub is implementing the Regional Programme (2018-2021) with several components on human rights, rule of law, justice and security. The regional programme has been formulated based on the most crucial regional challenges with a particular focus on a strengthened approach to specific sub-regional challenges. Furthermore, the Istanbul Regional Hub is also implementing sub-regional initiatives and projects, such as the Central Asia Support Initiative for National Human Rights Institutions and the Regional War Crimes Project – Justice for Victims and Missing Persons in the Western Balkans.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Consultant will work in the Istanbul Regional Hub, under the direct supervision of the Human Rights, Rule of Law, Justice and Security Programme Specialist and overall guidance of the Governance and Peacebuilding Cluster Leader. The Consultant’s task will be to support the implementation of Central Asia Support Initiative for National Human Rights Institutions and the design of a sub-regional project in support of National Human Rights Institutions of Central Asia. The consultant will also support the implementation of the human rights, rule of law, justice and security components of the regional programme, including sub-regional and regional initiatives. The consultant will also provide support to the Programme Specialist for advisory services to COs. Furthermore, the consultant will be supporting the development of knowledge/policy products.
Deliverables and estimated timeline:
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Submitted by 26 March 2019
Timeline of specific tasks and deliverables will be agreed with the consultant in writing at the beginning of each month. The Consultant will report about the progress of activities to the Human Rights, Rule of Law, Justice and Security Programme Specialist in written.
Required Skills and Experience
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on a cumulative analysis taking into consideration the combination of the applicants’ qualifications and financial proposal.
Financial Criteria - 30% of total evaluation – max. 15 points.
Qualified candidates are requested to apply online via this website. The application should contain:
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please make sure you have provided all requested materials.