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Transitional Justice Consultant (Public Information and Outreach)
|Location :||Home Based, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA|
|Application Deadline :||18-Jan-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||App. 25 days during the estimated period between 21 January and 16 March 2019|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Sarajevo (2 days), Belgrade (2 days), Zagreb (2 days), Podgorica (1 day);|
The purpose of this consultancy is to support efforts to increase and improve in quality publicly available information available regarding criminal accountability for war crimes and other transitional justice (TJ) mechanisms in the targeted countries of the Western Balkans - Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Serbia, and Montenegro. This will be achieved by, i.a., creating a public information portal with regionally aggregated non-confidential data and analyses on war crimes and on-going transitional justice processes.
The overall aim of the RWC Project will be realized through the achievement of the following project outputs:
Overall, the project will contribute to maximizing societal impact of criminal proceedings and other transitional justice processes contributing to a conducive environment for reconciliation and sustaining peace in the region. It will do so through expediting the prosecution of war crimes, enhancing cross-border support to victims and witnesses, facilitating regional dialogue among POs and other relevant institutions, including IMPs, and victims’ associations, while also promoting transparent and data-based communication and public outreach on processing of war crimes cases, search for missing persons and other transitional justice processes.
Duties and Responsibilities
The needs assessment and scoping study by the consultant will establish and analyse the current, challenges and obstacles for more intensive and wider distribution of accurate non-confidential information on war crimes proceedings and other TJ processes to the public in the Western Balkans region- specifically - Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Serbia, and Montenegro. It will explore and propose how public information and outreach can be improved through a public information portal, as well as other potential activities, and explore and assess feasibility of new forms of communication and public outreach at regional level. The assessment and scoping study should also offer recommendations concerning technologies for and approaches by judicial and other state institutions in public communication as well as communication with specific target groups (such as victim communities and youth), taking into account specific needs and level of capacities and developments in each of the four countries.
The portal to be developed should offer open data, analyses, visualizations, (in line with data protection regulations) and be linked outward from the POs’ and other institutions’ data sources and should aim to serve as a one-stop access point to data, contextual information, and resources for the media, civil society, victims’ associations, educational institutions, experts, and the general public. As such, it will also link together main project stakeholders and the public. The assessment/scoping study should propose and outline;
A communication and outreach strategy for promoting the portal and proactively disseminating information it offers, especially to certain stakeholders or target groups, such as the media, but also universities in the region, victims association, youth organisation, etc. should also be addressed by the study.
The consultant should also provide an assessment of IT and other technical capacities that should be made available for such a portal to exist and function, as well as propose options for its long-term sustainability. The consultant will take into account activities and plans of other development stakeholders engaged in similar transitional justice related activities in the region.
The needs assessment/scoping study will be conducted through consultant’s direct communication with the representatives of the relevant national institutions (POs, courts, missing persons institutions), media, CSOs, victims’ community, international stakeholders and other relevant collocutors. Such communication should be carried out by combining direct meetings with remote communication (skype, e-mail, phone). In addition, the consultant will do a content analysis of the existing media platforms and tools (institutions and CSOs websites, media portals, etc.) that offer information and materials on the matter and examine available and relevant reports and literature on the matter.
The Consultant will present the study to the UNDP in the form of a report which will also outline specific recommendations for UNDP’s and other possible interventions and support in this area.
More specifically, Consultant will undertake the following main tasks:
Task 1: Design and planning of a needs assessment/scoping study
Task 2: Collecting information for the study
o liaising with and interviewing representatives of the POs, courts and other competent national institutions in the region (such as institutions for the search for missing persons), media, CSOs, including victims’ associations and other relevant national and international stakeholders;
Task 3: Producing a needs assessment report
Deliverables and Timeline
# Deliverables / outputs # of days per task Due date Percentage
2 Task 2: Collecting information for the needs assessment
3 Task 3: Producing a needs assessment report
Required Skills and Experience
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
-Explaining why they are the most suitable for the work;
The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount, and payment terms around specific and measurable (qualitative and quantitative) deliverables (i.e. whether payments fall in installments or upon completion of the entire contract). Payments are based upon output, i.e. upon delivery of the services specified in the TOR. In order to assist the requesting unit in the comparison of financial proposals, the financial proposal will include a breakdown of this lump sum amount (including travel, per diem, and number of anticipated working days).
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 50% would be considered for the technical evaluation
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 60% of the technical evaluation score would be considered for the financial evaluation
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.