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Consultant to Map Malaysia's Human Rights Recommendations to the SDGs
|Location :||Home-Based, MALAYSIA|
|Application Deadline :||23-Jul-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 :||252 days over period of 1 year|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020|
Human rights and development are inextricably linked and they both aim at promoting well-being and freedom, based on the inherent dignity and equality of all people. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and its implementation framework the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent a transformative and comprehensive framework for development that also gives priority to democratic governance, rule of law and access to justice, in addition to a whole range of social, economic and environmental objectives. The SDGs cover human rights issues related to both economic, social and cultural rights as well as civil and political rights. More than 90 % of the SDG targets are linked to international human rights and labour standards. Malaysia has shown a high degree of commitment to achieving the 2030 Agenda and SDGs, as evidenced in the 11th Malaysia Plan (11 MP) and the Mid-term Review of the 11 MP.
The United Nations in Malaysia plans to embark on a project to map human rights related recommendations coming out of the various human rights mechanisms that Malaysia is engaged with - to SDG goals, targets and indicators and assist Government in developing a suitable and effective matrix for monitoring purposes. This is anticipated to create a more coordinated approach in the fulfilment of the Malaysia’s human rights obligations through a developmental lens. This developmental approach would make human rights more relatable to the different development-centric ministries and agencies that are also focal points for the implementation of the recommendations coming out of the various human rights mechanisms.
The recommendations will be derived primarily for Malaysia’s 3rd Universal Periodic Review and where relevant it could also be derived from treaty bodies and special procedures mechanisms further to discussion with relevant Government ministries.
The main objective of this project is to support the government to put in place a structured mechanism that could more effectively and systematically manage and monitor the progress of implementation of the recommendations emerging from the Universal Periodic Review and where relevant from other human rights mechanisms in tandem with the SDGs and national priorities.
The project will see the involvement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (as the lead agency) in close cooperation with relevant ministries, UN agencies and other key stakeholders such as the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM), civil society and private sector organisations.
 The Danish Institute for Human Rights, ‘Human Right and the SDGs’, https://www.humanrights.dk/our-work/sustainable-development/human-rights-sdgs
Duties and Responsibilities
The role and responsibilities of the consultant engaged will be as follows:
The assignment is expected to be carried out from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020.
Terms Of Payment:
A Sum of Malaysia Ringgit as professional fees upon satisfactory completion of the following tasks:
Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments:
The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount, and payment terms around specific and measurable (qualitative and quantitative) deliverables. The financial proposal should include a breakdown of this lump sum amount (including all related costs such as travel costs, per diem etc.). Payments are subject to submission of deliverables duly approved by the Head of the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office.
Note: The Consultant will not be responsible for the cost of workshops as it relates to venue and refreshments and therefore, need not be added in the financial proposal.
Required Skills and Experience
Documentation during submission of proposals:
A qualified candidate must submit the following document/ information to demonstrate their interest, qualifications, required resources and past experiences:
How to Apply:
Forms and General terms & conditions to be downloaded:
All the documents above must be attached and uploaded as one document when you are asked to upload your CV/resume on the application website. The contract for the successful bidder will be issued by UNDP. UNDP Malaysia, in consultation with UN Country Team, reserves the right to disqualify any incomplete submission. Incomplete applications will NOT be considered. The study will be funded by UN Country Team.
Individuals will be evaluated based on the following methodology:
When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract should be made to the individuals whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
a) responsive/compliant/acceptable, and
b) Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.
* Technical Criteria weight; [70%]
* Financial Criteria weight; [30%]
UNDP applies a fair and transparent selection process that will take into account the competencies/skills of the applicants as well as their financial proposals. Qualified women and members of social minorities are encouraged to apply.
Confidentiality and Intellectual Property:
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.