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Research Consultant (3 positions) - Sri Lankan Nationals only
|Location :||Colombo, SRI LANKA|
|Application Deadline :||18-Oct-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 :||1 year|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||1 year|
Office on Missing Persons (OMP) established under the Office on Missing Persons (Establishment, Administration and Discharge of Functions) Act No. 14 of 2016 has a primary mandate to provide an appropriate mechanism for searching and tracing of missing persons, and to clarify the circumstances in which such persons went missing and their fate. The OMP’s mandate extends to persons that went missing in connection with the conflict which took place in the Northern and Eastern Provinces or its aftermath, in connection with political unrest or civil disturbances or as an enforced disappearance. The OMP’s mandate further includes members of the armed forces or police who are identified as missing in action. The OMP’s mandate requires it to collate data relating to missing and disappeared persons obtained by processes presently being carried out or which were previously carried out by other institutions, organisations and Government departments.
Scope and Objectives
Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Chair of the OMP, the Research Consultants are expected to collate and analyse existing, publicly available documents relating to missing and disappeared persons. The assignment will be desk based in Colombo and will not require any travel to the field.
Duties and Responsibilities
Research Consultants will be required to:
The timeframe of the assignment is 12 months, with the possibility of an extension of the term depending on the OMP’s requirements.
The Consultant Profile
The prospective consultant should have the following functional and technical competencies;
Required Skills and Experience
How to Apply
The application should contain:
All Inclusive Lump Sum Fee: LKR (___________) at Daily rate of LKR (__________);
Amount in words: (LKR_________________________________________________________________)
Please use the Annex 2 of the Offerors Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability to furnish the financial proposal.
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 Daily Fee” financial proposal including his/her consultancy and professional fee, honorarium, communication cost such as telephone/internet usage, printing cost, return travel from home to office, ad-hoc costs, stationery costs, 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. The UNDP will only pay for any unplanned travel that deemed necessary to carry out the work of the TOR outside the duty station on actual basis and on submission of original bills/invoices and on prior agreement with UNDP officials. Daily perdiums and costs for accommodation/meals/incidental expenses for such travel shall not exceed established local UNDP DSA rates.
For an Individual Contractor who is of 65 years of age or older, and on an assignment requiring travel, be it for the purpose of arriving at the duty station or as an integral duty required 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
The payments will be based on the number of days worked and delivery of the key outputs as per the agreed workplan with the direct supervisor. Therefore progress reports, certified time sheets and invoices will be required to process the payments. The consultant is requested to log the number of days that he/she works, and to share the same with the direct supervisor at the conculsion of each month for certification and onward sharing with UNDP.
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.