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Research and Coordination Assistant - Sri Lankan Nationals Only
|Location :||Colombo, SRI LANKA|
|Application Deadline :||27-Feb-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||12 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||12 months|
In 2017, the Government of Sri Lanka renewed the commitment made in 2015, to implement a comprehensive transitional justice strategy, reflected on Human Rights Council resolution 30/1 (co-sponsored by Sri Lanka). In accordance, Sri Lanka’s Peacebuilding Priority Plan (PPP) was developed in close collaboration with the Government, civil society and development partners with the purpose of embedding sustainable peace. The PPP is also aligned with the global 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; specifically, with SDG 16: “Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels”. Under the overall guidance of the PPP, UN continues to extend support to the Government of Sri Lanka with innovative programming, operational design and implementation of priority actions identified in key policy frameworks and plans. To this end, UN also works in collaboration with government stakeholders to build capacity by providing integrated and high-quality technical support services.
It is in this context, UNDP (on behalf of UN) seeks to recruit a Research and Coordination Assistant to provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to strengthen its research and coordination efforts around the commitments made by the Government of Sri Lanka to further protect and promote human rights in Sri Lanka.
SCOPE AND OBJECTIVES
Under the direct guidance and supervision of the UN Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the consultant is expected to work daily in assisting coordination and research functions of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In addition, the consultant will report to the Peacebuilding Secretariat of the UN Resident Coordinators Office on updates on progress of assignment and performance goals.
Duties and Responsibilities
RESPONSIBILITIES / DELIVERABLES
April 2019 – March 2020 (1 year)
Experience and competencies:
Required Skills and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in Development Studies, Law, International Relations, Economics, Peace and Conflict Studies, Social Sciences, or any other related field.
HOW TO APPLY
The application should contain:
All Inclusive Lump Sum Fee: LKR (______________________________________) / All-Inclusive Daily Fee: LKR (_________________)
Amount in words: (Rs. _______________________________________________________________)
Note: Payments will be based on invoices on achievement of agreed milestones i.e. upon delivery of the services specified in the TOR and certification of acceptance by the UNDP. The applicant must factor in all possible costs in his/her “All Inclusive Lump Sum Fee” including his/her consultancy and professional fee, travel (economy class flights is required to and from the Duty Station) honorarium, board and lodging, and any other foreseeable costs in this exercise. No costs other than what has been indicated in the financial proposal will be paid or reimbursed to the consultant. UNDP will only pay for any unplanned travel outside of this TOR and Duty Station on actual basis and on submission of original bills/invoices and on prior agreement with UNDP officials. Daily perdium and costs for accommodation/meals/incidental expenses for such travel shall not exceed established local UNDP DSA rates.
For an Individual Contractor who is 65 years of age or older, and on an assignment requiring travel, be it for arriving at the duty station or as an integral duty required travel under the TOR, a full medical examination and statement of fitness to work must be provided. Such medical examination costs must be factored in to the financial proposal above. Medical examination is not a requirement for individuals on RLA contracts.
Payment for Services
Payments will be based on satisfactory submission of monthly reports summarising the progress of the completion of key deliverables assigned by MFA. It is expected that these monthly reports are approved by Senior Director General- EU and Multilateral Treaties Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and counter signed by UNDP Project Manager.
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.