International consultant to conduct a mapping of good international practices on managing transgender inmates

Location : Home based with no travel, THAILAND
Application Deadline :27-Jun-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :5 July 2019 – 31 August 2019 (with a maximum of 12 working days).




Being LGBTI in Asia and the Pacific is a regional programme aimed at addressing inequality, violence and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or intersex status, and promotes universal access to health and social services. It is a collaboration between governments, civil society, regional institutions and other stakeholders to advance the social inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people. The programme recognizes that LGBTI people are highly marginalized and face varied forms of stigma and discrimination based on their distinct sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions. The programme is supported by UNDP, the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Ministry for European Affairs and Equality (Malta), the Government of Canada and Faith in Love Foundation (Hong Kong).


Transgender people in Thailand face stigma, discrimination, social exclusion, and stereotyping in their daily life because their gender identity and/or expression does not coincide with their sex assigned at birth. There is evidence of discriminatory and abusive treatment when transgender victims seek assistance from the legal system. Large percentages of transgender people in correctional institutions also reported abuse committed by criminal justice personnel, including harassment, assault, and a lack of protection from other inmates. Accordingly, there is a need for work to de-stigmatize the legal and criminal justice systems.


To address this issue, UNDP Thailand in partnership with the Inspire Project of Her Royal Highness Princess Bajrakitiyabha Mahidol of Thailand and the Department of Corrections of the Ministry of Justice will jointly develop a guideline for correctional officers on managing transgender inmates. This activity is a follow-up to an event UNDP co-organized with the two agencies in September 2018 in raising awareness on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression (SOGIE) in closed settings for department of correction officials. The guideline will be presented at the regional conference of ASEAN countries on managing transgender inmates in prisons.


UNDP Thailand is recruiting an experienced international consultant to conduct a mapping of good international practices on managing transgender inmates that will inform the drafting of a guideline for correctional officers in Thailand. The consultant will also be working closely with and providing guidance to the national consultant who will be developing a guideline for correctional officers in Thailand, adapting from the good international practices to the Thai context.


UNDP is the UN's global development network advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. UNDP’s vision is to support countries in achieving the simultaneous eradication of poverty and significant reduction of inequalities and exclusion. For more information on “Being LGBT in Asia and the Pacific” visit this link.

Duties and Responsibilities

Scope of work:


As per the objectives of the assignment and expected deliverables, it is proposed that the timeline for carrying out the consultancy, will be 5 July – 31 August 2019. The consultant will be responsible for delivering the following output:


  • A mapping of good international practices on managing transgender inmates to inform the drafting of a guideline for correctional officers in Thailand
  • Working closely with and providing guidance to the national consultant who will be developing a guideline for correctional officers in Thailand


Expected Outputs and Deliverables:




Date of Output


  • A mapping of good international practices on managing transgender inmates

31 July


  • A report summarizing the consultation with the national consultant in developing a guideline for correctional officers in Thailand

25 August




Institutional Arrangement:


Under the overall guidance of the Programme Specialist/Team Leader, of the Democratic Governance and Social Advocacy Unit, the national consultant will report directly to and work closely with the Project Manager – Business, Human Rights and LGBTI. Review/approval time required to review/ approve outputs prior to authorizing payments is 7 – 10 days.




Duration of the Assignment:


The duration of the assignment is 5 July – 31 August 2019 with a maximum of 12 working days.


Duty Station:


Home based with no travel



Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly without favouritism.


Technical Competencies:

  • Analytic capacity and demonstrated ability to process, analyse and synthesise complex, technical information;
  • Proven ability to support the development of high quality knowledge and training materials, and to train technical teams;
  • Proven experience in the developing country context and working in different cultural settings.



  • Communicate effectively in writing to a varied and broad audience in a simple and concise manner.



  • Capable of working in a high pressure environment with sharp and frequent deadlines, managing many tasks simultaneously;
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills.



  • Projects a positive image and is ready to take on a wide range of tasks;
  • Focuses on results for the client;
  • Welcomes constructive feedback.

Required Skills and Experience

I. Academic Qualifications:


  • A degree in Human Rights, Sociology, Psychology, Social Sciences, Law, Criminology, Security Studies or other related fields.


II. Years of experience:

  • At least 4 years of relevant experience in SOGIE, HIV and human rights.


III. Language:

  • High proficiency in written English.


IV. Competencies:

  • Substantive experience in drafting standard operating procedures (SOPs), preferably for government agencies, with a human rights and HIV perspective;
  • Knowledge and understanding of transgender issues, including health, human rights and HIV as they relate to the needs of transgender people in the justice system;
  • Sound knowledge of international standards and good practices on managing transgender inmates regionally and globally;
  • Previous experience working with the UN, development partners, government agencies, and/or civil society organizations is an advantage.



Price Proposal and Schedule of Payment :


Consultant must send a financial proposal based on the lump sum amount.


The total amount quoted shall be all-inclusive and include all costs components required to perform the deliverables identified in the TOR, including professional fee, travel costs, living allowance (if any work is to be done outside the IC´s duty station) and any other applicable cost to be incurred by the IC in completing the assignment. The contract price will be fixed output-based price regardless of extension of the herein specified duration. Payments will be done upon completion of the deliverables/outputs and as per below percentages:




Payment of 80% shall be made upon a satisfactory receipt of a mapping of good international practices on managing transgender inmates.

Payment of 80%

Second (final) payment of 20% shall be made upon a satisfactory receipt of a report summarizing the consultation with the national consultant in developing a guideline for correctional officers in Thailand.

Payment of 20%


In general, UNDP shall not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should the IC wish to travel on a higher class he/she should do so using their own resources.


In the event of unforeseeable travel not anticipated in this TOR, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and the Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed.


Travel costs shall be reimbursed at actual but not exceeding the quotation from UNDP approved travel agent.



Criteria for Selection of the Best Offer:


Cumulative analysis

The award of the contract shall be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as a) responsive/compliant/acceptable; and b) having received the highest score out of set of weighted technical criteria (70%). and financial criteria (30%). Financial score shall be computed as a ratio of the proposal being evaluated and the lowest priced proposal received by UNDP for the assignment.


Technical Criteria for Evaluation (Maximum 70 points)

  • Criteria 1 Relevance of education – Max 10 points
  • Criteria 2 Special skills, language, etc.- Max 10 Points
  • Criteria 3 Relevance of experience in area of specialization (e.g. SOGIE, HIV, human rights) – Max 15 points
  • Criteria 4 Relevance of experience in key areas (e.g. drafting standard operating procedures) – Max 15 points
  • Criteria 5 Assessment of approach/methodology to assignment – Max 20 Points


Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 70% of the total technical points would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.




Documents to be included when submitting the proposals:


Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications. Please group them into one (1) single PDF document as the application only allows to upload maximum one document:


  • Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided in Annex III;
  • Personal CV, indicating all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details email and telephone number of the Candidate, and at least three (3) professional references;
  • Financial Proposal that indicates the all-inclusive fixed total contract price supported by a breakdown of costs, as per template provided. If an Offeror is employed by an organization/company/institution, and he/she expects his/her employer to charge a management fee in the process of releasing him/her to UNDP under Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA), the Offeror must indicate at this point, and ensure that all such costs are duly incorporated in the financial proposal submitted to UNDP.
  • Proposed methodology (maximum 3 pages) on how the candidate will approach and complete the assignment.


Incomplete proposals may not be considered. The short-listed candidates may be contacted and the successful candidate will be notified



Annex I- General Condition of Contract

Annex II - TOR_ International consultant - Guideline for correctional officers on managing transgender inmates

Annex III - Offerors Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability and Financial Proposal

All documents can be downloaded at :

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.

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