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International Consultant, Strategic Plan Development Process for the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, South Sudan
|Location :||JUba, SOUTH SUDAN|
|Application Deadline :||14-Sep-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||30 working day s|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||30 working 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.
The Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs for South Sudan was created when the country achieved its independence in 2011. The ministry performs functions such as representing the government in legal matters, drafting statutory laws, disseminating any legal-related documents to the public, and overseeing the legal profession in South Sudan. Consisting of 5departments including Directorate Public Prosecutions, Civil Directorate, Legal Drafting, Legal Aid and Women and Juvenile unit, the Ministry is decentralized at the state level to better serve the population.
The formation of the Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity (R-TGoNU) in February 2020 is a significant milestone in progress toward meaningful implementation of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCSS) 2018. By coming together, the R-TGoNU has committed to moving forward by rebuilding state institutions and implementing reforms necessary to achieving a more accountable, transparent, and responsive government. This, in turn, provides a new platform upon which the Ministry can reorganize itself to enhance the discharge of its duties.
In 2018, the Ministry developed a policy framework with the support of UNDP to enhance justice and efficiency in the justice sector. Developed through a participatory process, the framework was informed by the review of existing laws and recommended changes in the legal system; proposals for the reorganization of the Ministry’s structure including the staffing levels and separation of the Directorate of Public Prosecution and provision of legal aid making them independent institutions. The framework, which was to be approved by the Council of Ministers provides the basis for developing a strategic plan for the Ministry to serve as the policy’s implementation mechanism and incorporate programmatic and budgetary details.
The Ministry now seeks to develop its three-year Strategic Plan for 2021-2023. The Strategic Plan will constitute a robust blueprint to enhance the Ministry’s leadership implementation on national legal and justice goals including the Sustainable Development Goals over the three years. The plan will help to further advance the Ministry’s mandate and strategic themes of drafting South Sudan’s laws, provision of legal advice and representation, increasing access to justice geographically and financially disadvantaged communities and individuals, as well as increasing the capacity of the Ministry to discharge its role under the R-ARCSS and influence national policy to promote human rights respect and accountability.
The objective of the consultancy is to support the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs to develop its strategic plan for the period 2021 to 2023 in line with the Ministry’s gazette provision, the R-ARCSS and including institutional arrangements, specific activities, proposed programmes, timelines, targets and a detailed costing – through a technically grounded, consultative and participatory planning process, to include extensive consultations with public sector partners and the private sector.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work:
The consultant will work with the Ministry under the guidance of the Under Secretary. The Ministry has already undertaken considerable groundwork through the preparation of policy framework. The consultant will lead and guide the process of developing the full three-year strategic plan. This will include:
The Consultant will:
Inception Report: This report should include:
Draft Strategic Plan: The draft Plan should be at an advanced stage of completion including all relevant sections outlined in Section 3 of this ToR. It will be availed to reviewers for feedback and additional consultations to address the gaps identified during the review.
Final Draft Strategic Plan: The final product of the process will be a final draft of the 2021-2023 strategic plan for the Ministry. Features of the final draft will include, among other things:
Planning & Organizing:
Required Skills and Experience
Commitment to Quality Work:
The consultant shall use an evidence-based approach and ensure the highest standard of work and timely deliverables at every stage of this assignment. In particular, the consultant shall ensure clarity of objectives and process during the wider consultations; countercheck all facts and figures cited; ensure that the content and format of the Draft Strategic Plan meets the highest standard for such documents; and ensure proper editing and clarity.
Qualifications and experience:
The following qualifications and experience are required:
This assignment is for a total of 30 working days with effect from 1 October 2020 and must be completed by 31 November 2020 or before.
The consultant will be paid the agreed amount in three lump sums upon the satisfactory delivery of key deliverables of the Final Draft Strategic Plan.
The consultant will be supervised by the Under Secretary of the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs or the Under Secretary’s designated technical lead.
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