National - Anti-Corruption and human rights Senior Advisor.


Location : Beirut
Application Deadline :15-Jan-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Arabic   English  
Duration of Initial Contract :Long-Term Agreement (A maximum number of 205 working days until end of December 2021)
Expected Duration of Assignment :Long-Term Agreement (A maximum number of 205 working days until end of December 2021)

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.


Background

UNDP launched the Anti-Corruption for Trust in Lebanon Project in June 2020 to enable the adoption and measurable progress in the implementation of an integrated and targeted approach to preventing and combating corruption that is in line with the National Anti-Corruption Strategy (NACS) and Lebanon’s commitments under the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC), to which Lebanon is a State Party since 2009.
The Project focuses on the achievement of four outputs:

Output 1: Capacity to oversee and monitor national anti-corruption strategy institutionalized and supported
Output 2: Specialized anti-corruption legislations enacted and supported for effective implementation
Output 3: National Anti-Corruption Institution operationalized and strengthened
Output 4: Corruption risk management mechanisms integrated in key vulnerable sectors
Furthermore, the project promotes four cross-cutting themes, as part and parcel of the activities envisioned under the four outputs described above, which are public participation (open and sustained engagement of the public and key stakeholders from civil society, the business community, universities, and professional syndicates in key project activities); gender equality (equal participation of women in project activities, and integration of a gender lens in the analyses conducted and the proposed policies, plans, and legal reforms at the national and local levels as cross-sectoral and sectoral levels); youth empowerment (proactive engagement of Lebanese youths to strengthen their capacities as advocates and watchdogs for anti-corruption); and human rights (promotion of synergies between NACI and the National Human Rights Institution, and emphasis on right to information, due process, and the nexus between sectoral interventions and the rights to health, education, and other development rights).
In parallel, the Lebanese Parliamentary Human Rights Commission requested the support of UNDP to develop the 2020-2024 National Action Plan for Human Rights in Lebanon (NAP).
The 2014-2019 NAP was the first of its kind in Lebanon and was adopted following the call of the 1993 Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action for States to draw up national action plans on human rights. The plan also responded to a recommendation to develop and implement such plan endorsed by the Government as part of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in 2010. Public and private authorities joined efforts with the aid of sectoral study experts to elaborate draft chapters, which were discussed through more than 70 workshops. The plan’s objectives targeted legislative, procedural, executive, judicial and social measures to promote and protect human rights in 21 priority areas. Several of the plan’s objectives were also reflected in the recommendations endorsed by the Government as part of the UPR review in 2016. Its implementation lied with relevant authorities including the Parliamentary Human Rights Committee and other relevant committees, the Council of Ministers and public administration, the judiciary, local administration, Lebanese and international civil society organizations, media organizations, and international organizations, each within its field of competence. The process of developing the plan was led by the Parliamentary Human Rights Committee in cooperation with OHCHR and UNDP, and in collaboration with other parliamentary committees, relevant ministries and administrations (including the Security Forces), judges, international agencies, experts and Lebanese civil society organizations working on human rights.


Duties and Responsibilities

The consultant is expected to complete the following tasks:
1) Conduct policy and legal analysis, and provide technical assistance to the drafting of anti-corruption laws and regulations as well as related action plans for implementation;
2) Develop capacities of anti-corruption stakeholders including civil society, youth and women groups through the preparation of related modules and material, and the provision of related guidance, mentoring, and training;
3) Provide strategic advice to support planning, implementation, and monitoring in relation to the National Anti-Corruption Strategy and related national frameworks including the ministerial and technical anti-corruption committees and ensuing task teams,
4) Support the creation of synergies between anti-corruption and other national governance priorities including on rule of law, human rights, and procurement and public administration reform, and
5) Provide expert, strategic and substantive support to the development of the 2020-2024 NAP.
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For additional information, please refer to ANNEX I – Terms of Reference


Competencies

Functional Competencies:

  • Cultural, Gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
  • Familiarity with recent development in the topic of good governance and anti-corruption at the international, regions and national levels.
  • Strong analytical, communication skills, including ability to produce high quality knowledge products.
  • Ability to consult widely and efficiently while understanding the stakeholders evolving needs.
  • Excellent writing skills in Arabic.

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Advocates and promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UN;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism;
  • Knowledge of the UN preferable.


Required Skills and Experience

I. Academic Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Law.

II. Years of experience:

  • At least 10 years of experience related to law and the public sector • A significant track record in anti-corruption and good governance work at the national level
  • Demonstrated experience partaking in high-level participative processes with national and international stakeholders (Government, State Institutions, CSOs, UN agencies)
  • Strong knowledge of Lebanon’s human rights context, including the NAP and UPR processes. Experience with one or both processes is highly desirable
  • Previous experience in consultancies with international agencies in relevant tasks is preferable.

How to apply:
The consultancy is open for all national consultants who meet the selection criteria and propose a
competitive fee. Interested consultants are requested to apply only through this UNDP jobs portal.
Submissions through any other media will not be considered.
The application must include all of the following documents:
1. P11,
2. Annex 3 (Offerors Letter) and
3. Financial proposal
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site.
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