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National Consultant - Legal Advisor - Sri Lankans only
|Location :||Sri Lanka (Colombo based with visits to other parts of the country as and when required), SRI LANKA|
|Application Deadline :||12-Oct-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||60 days within 6 months duration|
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 is the leading United Nations organization fighting to end the injustice of poverty, inequality, and climate change. Working with our broad network of experts and partners in 170 countries, we help nations to build integrated, lasting solutions for people and planet. UNDP Sri Lanka has been working as the key development partner of choice since 1967, to achieve sustainable human development on economic, social and environmental fronts. UNDP Sri Lanka has a portfolio of projects that focus on environmental sustainability and climate resilience. Tourism development has direct links with the environment sustainability of countries like Sri Lanka. In this background UNDP is supporting the Government of Sri Lanka to develop a safer and resilient tourism sector in the post COVID pandemic situation.
The tourism sector is a critical economic sector in Sri Lanka and brings together a diverse group of stakeholders, industries, businesses and workers. The sector is an employment generator, especially for rural youth. It is underpinned by a substantial Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) sector, providing direct and ancillary services. A high percentage of the sector is informal. It is understood that the sector has not met its full potential, due to external shocks, poorly developed infrastructure, and limited value proposition of tourism products and services. Therefore, tourism is one of the worst-affected industries on account of COIVD-19 and SMEs and the informal sector are especially vulnerable.
UNDP is assisting the Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL) to revive the tourism sector and assist the future sector transformation. This involves support being provided to develop a Tourism Roadmap, an updated strategic action plan, and the formulation of a Joint Programme to support the rolling out of the Strategic Action Plan. The Joint Programme will contribute to the recovery, sustainability and resilience of the sector, through a three-pronged strategy that provides a) immediate technical and backstopping assistance to the Government of Sri Lanka; b) strengthen tourism governance frameworks, and 3) develop and test strategies to boost sustainable and equitable tourism products in Sri Lanka. The programme adopts a ‘whole of government’ and a ‘whole of society’ approach and works with diverse stakeholders and partners.
Under the overall strategic guidance of the Team Leader- Climate and Environment Team, the Legal Advisor will provide effective legal advice to Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority and other key government tourism related agencies.
SCOPE AND OBJECTIVES
The legal advisor should be a senior counsel with substantial experience working in public sector institutions and familiar with the legal framework governing public sector institutions. He/she should be able to guide/ legal staff of the tourism related institutions mentioned below and provide capacity building support to all staff on legal requirements and obligations in their course of work. Some familiarity with the tourism development context is required to guide tourism recovery and institutional reform efforts. The consultant is expected to closely align the capacity building and advisory functions with the principals of the tourism recovery roadmap and support the evolving tourism policy and new Tourism Act.
Duties and Responsibilities
The responsibilities of the consultant are as follows:
3. Provide expert input to the finalisation of the draft Tourism Act
The envisaged time frame of the consultancy is 60 days within 6 months duration
The prospective consultant should have following competencies and qualifications.
Required Skills and Experience
HOW TO APPLY
The application should contain:
All Inclusive Lump Sum Fee: LKR (_______________________________________)
All Inclusive Daily Fee: LKR (_____________________________________)
Amount in words: (Rs._________________________________________________________)
Please refer the below link for Financial Proposal Template
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 Fee” including his/her consultancy and professional fee, travel (economy class flights is required to and from the Duty Station) honorarium, board and lodging, 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. UNDP will only pay for any unplanned travel outside of this TOR and Duty Station on actual basis and on submission of original bills/invoices and on prior agreement with UNDP officials. Daily per diem and costs for accommodation/meals/incidental expenses for such travel shall not exceed established local UNDP DSA rates.
For an Individual Contractor who is 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 travel 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
Payments will be based on milestones certified by the National Project Coordinator -BIOFIN
Payment Milestones will be as follows: .