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International Consultant for The Justice Sector Reform Project
|Location :||Dili, Timor Leste|
|Application Deadline :||30-Apr-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||15 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||15 months|
Project Title: Justice Sector Reform
Project Duration: March 2019 – July 2020
Required Project Budget: $588.000
Project Expenditures: N/A
Resources mobilized: $588.000
Donors: National Parliament of Timor-Leste
National Institutions: National Parliament
Office of the President of the Republic
The Timor-Leste’s justice system is complex in character as the results of its historical circumstances. Various legal frameworks are currently applied in the justice processes which include the Indonesian’s legislation, UNTAET regulations and the Timor-Leste’s laws and regulations. The traditional justice practices are also still applied in the justice processes in particular in the rural areas.
Significant changes in the justice sector had taken place since 2002 with the adoption of the laws and regulations by the Timor-Leste’s Legislative Organs which aimed to gradually replace the Indonesian’s legislation and UNTAET’s regulations in order to put in place a harmonized legal order which reflects the socio-cultural and political situation of the country and in order to comply with the internationally recognized legal standards. Nevertheless, the Government of Timor-Leste had made a strong commitment to continue strengthening the justice sector. To achieve the goal, the Government has developed and approved the Justice Sector Strategic Plan which set out five pillars which are deemed necessary to strengthening the justice sector. The five pillars include a). Institutional development; b). legal framework reform; c). human resources development; d). Infrastructure and Information Technology; and e). Access to Justice.
Given the current state of the justice system, the Government has also considered that a justice system reform is necessary to build a momentum around the State’s overall reform process in order to achieve the alignment with the internationally recognized democratic standards. More importantly, the justice system reform is necessary to ensure equal access to an efficient, transparent and reliable justice system by all citizens of Timor-Leste in particular the vulnerable groups.
An initial work on justice system reform had been undertaken previously by the Government. A Legislation Reform Commission was created to implement the reform initiative which later produced a proposal for the Government to develop and implement a legislative package for the reform of the justice sector.
Within this context and after a thorough consultation of the Government and all national Judicial bodies, the National Parliament of Timor-Leste took the initiative to advance the implementation of the targeted interventions set out in the reform documents which are to design, develop and implement the justice sector reform framework to ensure achievement of an independent, efficient, impartial and a transparent justice system.
As the long term development partner of the National Parliament, UNDP Timor-Leste was then requested to support the implementation of National Parliament’s initiative by sourcing and providing technical expertise in the areas of Rule of Law, Access to Justice and strengthening Justice Institutions. The technical expertise is expected to identify gaps and legal constraints in the sector in order to facilitate the amendment of structural bills and drafting new legislation in the criminal sector.
Accordingly, a Project Initiation Plan (PIP) on the Support to the Justice System Reform was developed by UNDP to response to the request of the National Parliament. The overall objective of the PIP- Support to the Justice System Reform is to assist the National Parliament in reviewing and formulation of the following:
For the purpose, UNDP is seeking to engage International Individual Consultant who will act as the Chief Technical Adviser to coordinate the supports and the work of Legal Specialists/Experts as well as other relevant actors/stakeholders of the Justice System Reform so as to support the achievement of the National Parliament’s goals set in the PIP.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the guidance of the Project Management Board and UNDP Management, the International Consultant will be responsible for the following key functions:
3) Coordination and oversight of the necessary legal firms or other consultants needed for the achievement of the results:
4) Coordination with the national counterparts and donors focusing on achievement of the following results:
Functional Competencies and Critical Success Factors
In addition to specific tasks, the International Consultant is expected to carry out his/her work with professional standards demonstrating the skills and behaviors as listed below:
The International Consultant (IC) will be reporting to the Senior Management of UNDP Timor-Leste, with delegated authority to the Governance Programme Analyst. The Governance Programme Analyst will arrange the introductory meetings within UNDP and will establish the first contacts with the government partners. The IC will then set up his/her own meetings and activities as necessary. The IC will report on the progress and achieved results at each milestone as scheduled.
Required Skills and Experience
The Consultancy is expected to last 15 months between 01 May 2019 to 31 July 2020.
Lump Sum Contract
The financial proposal must be expressed in the form of a LUMP SUM amount that is all-inclusive of all costs, supported by a breakdown of costs, as per the template provided. The amount should be inclusive of professional fees, travel costs (travel to duty station and repatriation), living allowance, insurance, communication etc.
Combined score method including 70% of qualification criteria and 30% price offer.
The candidate must submit the following documents to demonstrate their qualification:
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.