Expert for developing module on CRPD and how to apply its principles within the Georgian justice system


Location : Home based consultancy with one mission to Georgia, GEORGIA
Application Deadline :09-Jul-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Expected Duration of Assignment :15 consultancy days during 1 July – 30 September 2019; including one four-day mission to Georgia

Background

The 'Strengthening government capacities to implement commitments undertaken under the UN convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)' project shall last at least until the end of 2019. The objective of the project is to improve enabling environment for Persons with Disabilities (PwD) in Georgia to ensure their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others. This objective shall be achieved through the following set of activities: the project shall provide a technical support to the development of the national legislative framework on PwD (statutes, by-laws, technical regulations); It shall be concerned with strengthening capacities of local PwD council(s) to plan local social services in selected municipality(ies) in a manner compliant to the CRPD; Strengthening the capacities of the judiciary to interpret Georgian legislation in light of CRPD commitments shall also be attempted; finally, promoting an increased participation of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and Disabled Persons Organizations (DPOs) in monitoring the CRPD implementation should also be ensured.

In terms of the results to be achieved, the legislative framework incorporating general principles of CRPD into Georgian Legislation should be drafted and agreed with the Government; At least one local PwD Council needs assessment should be conducted using innovative approaches; concept of local social services should be developed for at least one municipality. Also, judges need to have understanding of CRPD while the CSOs/DPOs shall actively participate in monitoring of CRPD implementation through Public Defender's Consultative Council.


Duties and Responsibilities

One of the objectives of the project is to strengthen capacity of judiciary to interpret Georgian legislation vis-a-vis CRPD and improve judicial remedies for PwDs. It has been six years since Georgia ratified the CRPD.  Intensive and continuous awareness raising and educational activities are crucial for the staff of the Georgian judiciary to establish coherent case law and practice in accordance with the CRPD. For this purpose, the Project decided to develop the training module for existing and future judges. The module will cover CRPD principles and how to apply those in Georgian justice system. The assignment will be implemented in close collaboration with the High School of Justice (HSoJ). The purpose of the School is to train future and current judges within the Common Court system of Georgia. HSoJ also provides professional trainings for clerks, assistants to judges and other court staff.

The project will hire an expert who with three existing judges will collaborate in the development of the module for the HSoJ. The module will cover CRPD principles, international good practices, Georgian case law and support implementation of CRPD principles within the Georgian justice system.

Further to that in the framework of the project it is planned to train trainers and support the pilot trainings for the existing judges. The developed module will be in future use by the HSoJ.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager the expert is expected to:

  • Hold discussions with the existing judges to define the structure and content of the Module;
  • Develop agreed parts of the module, including, on CRPD interpretation guidelines and international best practices;
  • Develop the module;
  • Deliver training for trainers

Deliverables

  • Developed module;
  • Delivered training for trainers


Competencies

Core Competencies

  • Demonstrated commitment to UNDP’s mission, vision and values;
  • Sensitivity and adaptability to cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age;
  • Highest standards of integrity, discretion and loyalty.

Functional Competencies

  • Excellent communication skills (spoken, written and presentational);
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in and with teams;
  • Ability to set priorities and manage time effectively.


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Master’s degree in law, human rights and/or international law (minimum qualification requirement: 7 points).

Experience:

  • At least 7-years professional experience in human rights (minimum qualification requirement: Seven years - 8 points, experience in working on rights of persons with disabilities - additional 5 points);
  • Experience in developing modules/curriculums (at least two modules/curriculums) (minimum qualification requirement:10 points);
  • At least 5-year experience in research and analysis (minimum qualification requirement: five years - 5 points, more than five years – additional 5 points);
  • Minimum 3-years of Experience in conducting trainings in human rights’ law (minimum qualification requirement: three years – 5 points, more than three years – additional 5 points);
  • Experience in consultancy assignments related to the rights of PwDs will be a strong asset;
  • Experience of being a former or existing judge will be a strong asset.

Language Requirements:

  • Excellent English skills (both written and verbal).

Evaluation

Individual Experts will be evaluated based on cumulative analysis method against combination of technical and financial criteria. Maximum obtainable score is 100, out of which the total score for technical criteria equals to 70 (desk review: 50 points and interview: 20 points) and for financial criteria – to 30.

Offerors not meeting any of minimum qualification requirements will be automatically disqualified. Only offerors obtaining minimum 35 points as a result of the desk review will be considered as qualified offerors and invited for the interview. Those offerors passing 70% threshold of maximum obtainable scores as a result of interview, i.e. obtain minimum 14 points, will be shortlisted and requested to provide financial proposal.

Financial proposal

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 instalments or upon completion of the entire contract). Payments are made based on delivery. The delivery has to be accepted and approved by the Project team prior to any payment. 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 based on deliverables.

Maximum 30 points will be assigned to the lowest price offer. All other price offers will be scored using the formula (inverse proportion): Financial score X = 30* the lowest price offer/suggested price offer x.

Management arrangements

UNDP PCU and HSoJ will assist in providing requested information from the municipalities that are necessary for the implementation of the assignment under this ToR. UNDP PCU will ensure the transportation and venue for the meetings and offer assistance in organizational matters if necessary.

Payment modality:  Payments shall be made 2 instalments in line with the contract based upon output, i.e. upon delivery of the services specified in the TOR approved by the Project Manager. 

Timeframe and Payment Schedule:

  • 1st payment: upon submission of the draft of the module (13 consultancy days)
  • 2nd payment: upon the delivering the training for trainers (2 consultancy days)


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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