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Call for UNDP GPN ExpRes ONE Roster – Legal Identity Specialist
|Application Deadline :||11-Oct-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English French|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||TBD on case-by-case basis and needs of individual assignments|
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.
UNDP’s ‘Legal Identity for All’ project is part of UNDP’s contribution to the UN Legal Identity Agenda (UN LIA), jointly implemented by the UN departments and agencies active in the area of civil registration, vital statistics and identity management, under mandate from the Deputy-Secretary-General. UNDP is co-chair, along with UNICEF and UNDESA, of the UN Legal Identity Agenda Task Force, mandated by the DSG to assist in implementation of the UN LIA. In close cooperation with the World Bank and other identity providers, the goal of ‘Legal Identity for All’ is to assist UN Member States achieve SDG Target 16.9 – “Legal identity for all, including birth registration, by 2030.” Technical assistance will be provided to UN Member States in order to strengthen their capacity to develop comprehensive, holistic, birth-to-death civil registry, vital statistics and identity management systems (including, where relevant, support to national population registers/national identity card schemes).
UNDP’s project, as part of the larger UN LIA, encompasses both global, regional and country-level components, namely:
Outcome 1: The civil registration, vital statistics and identity management interventions of both the UN and the wider international community are coordinated, complementary, and informed by best practice policy development and data capture;
Outcome 2: Progress in closing the world’s identity gap will be enhanced by high-level advocacy and engagement;
Outcome 3: Implementation of the UN Legal Identity Agenda at the country and regional levels is coordinated, financed and supported on a ‘One UN’ basis.
Legal Identity specialists are required to support regional and country level initiatives primarily under Outcome 3, whose outputs are as follows:
Output 3.1 – World Bank-UN collaboration is achieved in the implementation of legal identity programmes in pilot countries identified for holistic civil registration, vital statistics and identity management support; Output 3.2: The legal identity gap is reduced in requesting Member States via holistic civil registration and identity management programme support;
Output 3.3: Regional harmonisation of CRVS and identity management is facilitated via the UN LIA.
The purpose of this procurement exercise is to establish a pool of pre-vetted international experts that may be called upon as International Consultants (ICs) to provide provide high quality technical advice and support to the relevant Ministries of the Member States, international partners, the UN Resident Coordinator system and UN Country Teams in developing and strengthening comprehensive, holistic, birth-to-death civil registration, vital statistics and identity management systems (national population registers/national ID card schemes).
Successful applicants will be invited to join the Global Policy Network Experts Roster for Rapid Response (GPN ExpRes) under the Legal Identity profile. The GPN ExpRes Roster is a recruitment and deployment mechanism which maintains pre-vetted consultants and offers the ability to contract them quickly for support by UNDP offices worldwide. It currently provides pre-selected and technically vetted consultants across 28 profiles and 144 sub-profiles across all technical areas supported by the Global Policy Network of UNDP. Following the successful review for the roster, candidates may be considered for various short-term assignments with UNDP in this technical area. Retention on the Roster of selected experts will be contingent on continuous delivery of satisfactory services.
Duties and Responsibilities
Legal Identity Specialists to be recruited for individual assignments through the GPN ExpRes roster will be responsible for provision of technical advice on various aspects of CRVS and identity management systems to Member States, in order to assist UNDP and other UN agencies, funds and programmes in the implementation of the UN Legal Identity Agenda at the country and regional level. The specialists will be working directly with national and/or regional project partners, including, for example, Ministries of the Interior, Health, Local Government, Justice, border management agencies, National Statistics Institutes and specialist CRVS and identity management authorities such as national registration bureaus/national identity authorities. Support may also be provided to regional organisations (and in particular those interested in developing common technical specifications for identity documents across borders in their respective regions), such as the African Union, the African Regional Economic Communities, etc.
Working under the direct supervision of the on-site UN project manager (e.g. UNDP Resident Representative, Country Director, Head of Governance, etc.), and with a secondary reporting line to the UNDP Policy Advisor for Legal Identity and/or UN agency HQ focal point for legal identity, the legal identity specialists will be responsible for timely implementation of the UN Legal Identity Agenda at the regional and country level, including:
The Legal Identity Specialists shall report primarily to the on-site UN project manager (e.g. UNDP Resident Representative, Country Director, Head of Governance, etc.), and with a secondary reporting line to the UNDP Policy Advisor for Legal Identity in the UNDP Bureau for Policy and Programme Support, Global Policy Network, based in New York.
The consultant is expected to provide timely summary reports, where specified, to the Policy Advisor for Legal Identity and the Secretariat of the UN LIA Task Force on progress in achieving ToR deliverables, highlighting any relevant project implementation challenges, and relevant key recommendations in addressing these issues.
1. Advocacy/Advancing A Policy-Oriented Agenda
2. Results-Based Programme Development and Management:
3. Building Strategic Partnerships:
4. Innovation and Marketing New Approaches:
5. Resource Mobilization:
6. Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise:
7. Client Orientation:
Required Skills and Experience
Perfect command of written and oral English and/or French is required. Please indicate in your proposal your fluency level in other UN languages
Qualified candidates are requested to apply online via this website. The application should contain the TWO following documents, ALL IN ONE FILE: