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Final External Evaluation of the Strengthening Public Confidence in the Justice System Project
|Location :||Bissau, GUINEA-BISSAU|
|Application Deadline :||04-Feb-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English French Portuguese|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||30 Working Days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||5 weeks|
Background and rationale
Guinea-Bissau has been going through a vicious cycle of political instability since its independence, stemming from intertwining causes, including impunity and lack of access to justice. Although justice is the foundation of peace, social cohesion and democracy, in Guinea-Bissau there is a huge gap between the constitutional right to access to justice (Article 32 of the Constitution) and the national legal reality due to the limited/ non-functioning of the state justice system.
The lack of access to justice and the prevailing culture of impunity, both for grave crimes committed by persons in position of power and for crimes occurring in the normal social context, have severely weakened popular confidence in the justice system. In addition to discrediting the legal system, these dynamics have also undermined the country’s chances of peace, stability, development and national reconciliation by fostering cycles of violence and vigilant justice.
The main challenges faced by the sector are related to the absence of a reliable information system along the justice chain, the inexistence of appropriate infrastructure to host judicial facilities throughout the country, citizens’ lack of the awareness of their fundamental rights and their access to justice services.
Altogether, this results in the population failing to develop trust in State justice institutions as these bodies and their leaders are perceived as being ineffective and biased toward the interests of the powerful, rather than responsive to citizens.
In this context, and to overcome the abovementioned bottlenecks, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (PBF) developed this project. It was framed within the general vision of stability, peace and good governance in Guinea-Bissau, as highlighted in the Peacebuilding Priority Plan. And it aimed at contributing to improving the delivery of justice services through the establishment of a criminal records database, a new functioning vision model, which will be an important tool to provide more transparency and accountability within the system, the construction and proper functioning of a House of Justice in Gabù, - eastern part of the country -, a new concept that regroups all justice services, and the awareness raising, and capacity building efforts, on human rights and access to justice in Gabù, through two micro-grants signed with national civil society organizations.
Project Outcome: Independent and impartial justice system increases citizens’ confidence in the State commitment to the Rule of Law.
Project Outputs: 1) Inputs and outputs of the criminal records database defined; 2) The Judicial services are fully functioning in Gabù; and 3) Knowledge of the population on access to justice is reinforced.
Duties and Responsibilities
The consultant will work in a team with a national consultant, under the overall supervision of the UNDP’s Representative Resident and the technical supervision of the Chief Technical Adviser for the Justice Reform and in close collaboration with the national stakeholders. The consultant is expected to perform the following activities:
. Consultant Profile
Required Skills and Experience
Guidelines for application
Lump sum contracts: 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 diems, and number of anticipated working days).
Travel: All envisaged travel costs must be included in the financial proposal. This includes all travel to join duty station/repatriation travel. In general, UNDP should not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should the Individual Consultant wish to travel on a higher class he/she should do so using their own resources.
In the case of unforeseeable travel, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed.
Evaluation: Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodologies:
When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract should be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 70 points would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Overall quality of the proposal (comprehensiveness, structure, language and clarity) - 20 points.
For Terms of Reference please go to: http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=52574
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.