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Local Consultant to provide Technical and Support Services to the Bar Council of the Maldives (Only for Maldivian Nationals)
|Location :||Male', MALDIVES|
|Application Deadline :||24-Jan-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|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 :||6 months|
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 Bar Council of the Maldives (BCM) is an independent institution established in 2019, with the enactment of the Law No: 5/2019 (Legal Professions Act of the Maldives). It is governed by a 9-member Executive Committee and its primary goal is to regulate the legal profession in the Maldives.
Amongst the key mandates of BCM is the provision to ensure rule of law, access to justice and legal aid. To fulfill these responsibilities, BCM has commenced work on establishing a clearing house, has aims to re-introduce roundtable discussions on legal aid and pro bono work, and has partnered with UNDP, to facilitate legal aid for migrant workers faced with employment issues as a result of COVID-19 crisis. The key objectives of these projects are to improve the access to justice for those seeking legal services, facilitate efficient provision of pro bono legal service, and act as an intermediary between persons and organizations needing legal assistance.
In this regard, UNDP Maldives under its Integrated Governance Programme (IGP) with the Bar Council of Maldives is seeking the support of a local consultant to provide technical and support services to BCM to design and deliver these programmes at BCM.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the guidance of the Bar Council, the consultant will lead the process of designing and delivering the programmes. 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
The consultant is expected to work with BCM and will be accountable to the Secretary General of BCM and the UNDP Programme Officer of Results Area 2. Monthly meetings will be held with Programme Officer of Result Area 2, IGP. A briefing and debriefing meeting will be organized with UNDP at the beginning and end of assignment.
Duration of the Work
The contract is for a period of 6 months (21 working days per month) and is expected to start at immediate availability.
Required Skills and Experience
Interested individuals must submit the following as proposals in order to demonstrate their qualifications:
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