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Local/National Consultant to Develop the Judicial Staff Regulation
|Location :||Male', MALDIVES|
|Application Deadline :||25-Jan-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|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 :||8 weeks|
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 Strategic Plan 2019-2023 of the judiciary identifies strengthening the internal governance of judiciary as a key objective. To achieve this aim, the Department of Judicial Administration (DJA) has taken steps such as the introduction of Policy Guidelines for Registrars and Chief Administrators which introduced a new regime of internal governance within the Courts. A key next step in this strategic objective is the introduction of a new Judicial Staff Regulation to replace the current Judicial Staff Regulation to ensure that staff issues are governed as per best practice and in line with existing laws related to employment.
The current Judicial Staff Regulation was adopted in 2011, which has been subjected to several amendments from DJA as well as the Supreme Court over the years. The Regulation is based on the Civil Service Regulation of 2010 which the Commission has repealed in 2014 and therefore the current regulation also requires to be revised according to new developments in employment legislations. Currently the document falls short in meeting the judicial and legislative developments in the field of employment law and requires further revisions and improvement in order to ensure suitability for the employee-employer related situations specific to the Judicial Sector.
UNDP has been supporting judicial reform and strengthening capacity of the judiciary over the years. Training and capacity building programmes have been conducted on various aspects to enhance governance and access to justice. In view of the existing needs, UNDP under its Integrated Governance Programme (IGP) together with DJA is seeking the support of a local consultant to draft the Judicial Staff Regulation.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the guidance of the technical committee (the committee to be established for the purposes of the consultancy which includes staff from various departments and courts of the Judiciary, DJA and UNDP) , DJA and UNDP, the consultant will draft the new Judicial Staff Regulation which will replace the current Judicial Staff Regulation (including its amendments) in implementation since 2011. The tasks to be undertaken by the consultant under the Terms of Reference include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following;
Expected Outputs and Deliverables
All documents shall be submitted as stipulated below and all documents will be submitted as drafts and upon review by the technical committee, DJA and UNDP, the consultant shall revise the draft documents. Once, the revised reports are accepted by technical committee, DJA and UNDP, they will be termed as final documents for the consultancy.
The consultant will be responsible for the following deliverables;
The following table shows an indication of the duration for the deliverables;
The consultant is expected to work with the technical committee established for the consultancy which includes staff from various departments and courts of the Judiciary, DJA and UNDP. The consultant will be accountable to the Programme Analyst of IGP, for each deliverable as stipulated in the proposal. Fortnightly meetings will be held with the DJA and UNDP. A briefing and debriefing meeting will be organized with UNDP senior management at the beginning and end of assignment.
Duration of the Work
This assignment will approximately take 8 weeks and is expected to start mid-January 2021. The consultant should come up with a clear timeline while submitting the proposal taking into consideration the estimated time durations for each deliverable as stipulated above.
Duty Station: Home-based
Required Skills and Experience
Qualifications of the Successful Individual Consultant:
Interested individuals must submit the following as proposals in order to demonstrate their qualifications:
Schedule of payment: The consultant will be paid in installments as per the deliverables.
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