Formulation of the Project Document on UNDP’s Support to Access to Justice and Human Rights (1 National and 1 International Consultant)

Location : Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE
Application Deadline :14-Mar-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
English   Portuguese
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :21 Working days
Expected Duration of Assignment :21 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.


The UNDP has been supporting the justice sector and Human Rights through partnership with Ministry of Justice of Mozambique for almost 2 decades.

The ast Project ran from January 2012 to December 2017, with an overall budget of about US$ 3,000,000. The project supported various justice institutions including the Supreme Court, the Attorney General’s Office, the Correctional Services, the Directorate for Human Rights, the Free Legal Aid Institute, and the National Human Rights Commission, under the coordination of the Directorate of Administration of Justice in the Ministry of Justice, Constitutional and Religious Affairs.

The Project aimed to contribute to the strengthening of the Access to Justice, Rule of Law and Human Rights protection in Mozambique, by focusing on 3 main priorities:

Supporting the process of introducing or strengthening innovative justice instruments (such as alternatives to imprisonment, existing Palaces of Justice and free legal aid) and enabling Justice Institutions to more effectively implement their mandate;

Increasing the awareness of vulnerable groups on human rights and justice services and;

Supporting the establishment of the National Commission on Human Rights.

The Project was submitted to a final evaluation in the last quarter of 2017. The evaluation concluded that, all the components of the Project continued to be relevant to the country’s justice priorities, to the government priorities and it continued to require international support.

Furthermore, and prior to the final evaluation, UNDP had started with an internal process of formulation of the Project Document for the current phase (2017-2020), which needs to be finalized based on the findings of the final evaluation, the reality on the ground and the UNDP directives on Project formulation.

In view of the above, the UNDP in Mozambique is looking for two consultants (one international – Team Leader) and one National consultant to finalize the formulation of the full project document on its support to Access to Justice and Human Rights.

Duties and Responsibilities

The overall purpose of the consultancy is the finalization of the formulation of the Project Document on UNDP’s support to the justice sector and human rights 2018-2020.

The process will include desk review of relevant documentation (to be shared by UNDP Mozambique), meetings with national institutions, consultations with UNDP programme team, reference to the final evaluation report, the UNDP Project Document on CSO and UPR and the draft Project Document. Furthermore, the consultants will be required to conduct and facilitate a validation workshop, where they will present the proposed strategy and key actions. To finalize the project document, the consultant will be required to include the relevant inputs and feedback received from stakeholders during the workshop (verbal and written).

The desk review, should include a strong understanding of UNDP Strategic Plan (specifically regarding the thematic focus and targeting) and Integrated Result and Resource framework, a deep understanding of UNDP new Project Quality Assurance criteria, as the project will be assessed using these criteria, and a deep understanding of the new monitoring policy and requirements.

The Project Document on UNDP’s support to the area of Access to Justice and Human Rights for 2018-2020 will be the main outcome of this consultancy. The Project Document should be formulated as per UNDP format and guidelines.

In order to achieve the above, the consultants will do the following:

  • The mapping of the UN agency support to the UPR recommendations
  • A draft UNDP Project Document in the area of Access to Justice and Human Rights, with detailed Results Framework and Multiyear Work Plans for the period April 2018 - December 2020. The draft should meet the Project Design and Appraisal Quality Criteria.
  • A short report of the one-day workshop which should be held with key stakeholders, aiming at presenting the strategy and main components of the proposed Project.
  • The final UNDP Project Document meeting the Project Design and Appraisal Quality Criteria, including all annexes, for the period April 2018 – December 2020.
  • In line with the revised UNDP Project Document template, the outline of the finalized
  • Project Document will be as follows:
  • Development challenges
  • Results and Partnerships
  • Project Management
  • Results Framework
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  •  Multi-Year Work Plan
  • Governance and Management Arrangements
  • Legal Context and Risk Management
  • Project Quality Assurance Report
  • Social and Environmental Screening Template
  • Risk Analysis.
  • Capacity Assessment
  • Project Board Terms of Reference and TORs of key management positions
  • The formulation of the project document should also refer to the findings, lessons learned and recommendations of the Final Evaluation Report to the Project Strengthening Access to Justice, Rule of Law and Human Rights Protection (November 2017).
  • The formulation of the project document should meet the standards defined within the new Project Quality Criteria, as defined in the Project Quality Assurance system (built on the Design and Appraisal Assessment of the Project Quality Assurance). This includes, but is not limited to, a strong theory of change aligned with the CPD theory of change.

The formulation of the project document should also take in consideration the Social and Environmental Standards.

The result framework should be built on SMART results aligned with the CPD outcomes. A set of SMART indicators should be defined and included whenever relevant indicators from the IRRF.


Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards (human rights, tolerance, integrity, respect, and impartiality);
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.

Functional Competencies:

  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude ;
  • Strong interpersonal and written and oral communication skills;
  • Has ability to work both independently and in a team, and ability to deliver high quality work on tight timelines.

Required Skills and Experience

The qualifications below are for the two positions National and Team Leader

National consultant

Academic Qualifications:

  • Dgree in Law, Human Rights or any other relevant field< >inimum of 5 years of work experience in the area of Justice and preferably also on human rights.


  • Previous experience in conducting formulation of project/programme documents;
  • Experience in mainstreaming gender in projects/programmes and identifying initiatives in supporting the achievment of MDGs;
  • Proven analytical capacities and ability to communicate;
  • Familiarity with the justice system in Mozambique will be an asset;

Team Leader:

Academic Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Law, Human Rights or any other relevant field.

Relevance of experience:

  • 15 years of work experience in the area of Justice and preferably also on human rights;
  • Proven pratical experience in UNDP and other development partners project/programme formulation using results-based management principles;
  • Experience in mainstreaming gender in projects/programmes and identifying initiatives in supporting the achievment of MDGs and mainstreaming of the SDGs;
  • Strong analytical skills and strong ability to communicate and summarize this analysis in writing;
  • Previous experience in the formulation of Justice, Human Rights projects in sub-saharan Africa is strongly desired.

Language proficiency

  • Fluency in English is essential.

  • Knowledge of Portuguese will be an asset.

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