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National Consultant (Standards Operating Procedure -SOP) for PHQ and PDs-UNDP COPs Project
|Location :||Kabul, AFGHANISTAN|
|Application Deadline :||24-Feb-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||6.5 months, maximum 143 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.
UNDP Global Mission Statement:
UNDP is the UN’s global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience, and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in 166 countries, working with national counterparts on their own solutions to global and national development challenges.
UNDP Afghanistan Mission Statement:
The Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GIROA) and international community have been working together for well over a decade to build a national police force that can ensure safety and enforce law and order in Afghanistan for all citizens, men, and women, young and old, in rural and urban settings. The task is now for the Ministry of Interior Affairs (MOIA) and to transform the Afghan National Police (ANP) from a counter-insurgency force into one that focuses on enforcing the rule of law and dealing with crimes and basic security needs of people in Afghanistan. Currently, levels of training remain low – the illiteracy rate among police is high and new recruits join the force after only a few weeks of basic training. Once on the job, there are few opportunities for professional development or training.
The establishment of LOTFA:
UNDP has operated LOTFA since 2002. LOTFA was originally created to support the establishment, payment, equipment and training of the police force in Afghanistan. The central goal was is to support the Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GIROA) in achieving a paid, professional Afghan National Police (ANP) and staff of the General Directorate for Prison and Detention Centres (GDPDC) that deliver essential services to the Afghan people for improved public trust, safety and security and to support improved rule of law enforcement.
Based on consultations conducted between UNDP, the GIROA and donors it was determined that the scope of LOTFA should be expanded to include the entire justice chain (police, courts and prisons) and cover all institutions across the entire Rule of Law sector, with an increased focus on anti-corruption. Simultaneously, the LOTFA structure was revised to bring it more in line with international standards and best practices on Trust Fund management and administration.
Recent restructuring to LOTFA:
The new LOTFA Terms of Reference (TOR) and Strategic Framework approved in November 2018 has turned LOTFA into a multi-partner trust fund (MPTF) funded by twenty-three donors and established four thematic areas 1) Security, 2) Justice, 3) Anti-Corruption and 4) Ministry of Interior Affairs (MOIA)’s Payroll to support the government reform plans and evidence-based policy and programmatic interventions.
In 2020, the LOTFA Steering Committee approved a 4-year UNDP’s project, titled Community-Oriented Policing Services (COPS) which focuses on supporting the ANP to (1) increase the trust and cooperation between communities and the police through an enhanced Police-e-Mardumi (PeM) methodology, including piloting new approaches to allow the ANP to capture the voices of the community (2) the establishment of an enabling environment, allowing police personnel working in police districts to deliver improved community-oriented policing services meeting the demands and needs of the communities which they serve. The Project focuses on the Provincial Headquarters and Police Districts in Kabul.
The overall goal and objectives of these assignment is to review the existing policing activities in Kabul PHQ and PDs and provide professional assistance to the in terms of the administrative and functionality of police. The eventual goal is to assess the police behaviors standards in order to strengthen the trust and confident between the police and community. The other associated activities would be to coordinate with the assigned companies for organizational assessment and conduct training workshops based on the deliverables and analyze the data and information gathered by the partner organizations and companies and provide and clear and compressive direction on what reform and education and system need to be in place for effective law enforcement in the Kabul.
Duties and Responsibilities
The scope of this assignment is aligned with MoIA Four Year Strategy (MISP-S.D 2.3) to improve police professionalization and to provide quality services to the community. In support to mentioned MoIA strategy and the COPs project mandate the overall objectives of this assignment is conduction of in-depth review of the Kabul PHQ and PDs administrative and functionality and develop SOPs. To achieve the objective, he or she will work together with the project manager Output focal point to produce the following:
Payments under the contract shall be delivery based and be made on receipt of the specific milestone reports indicated above, and including a timesheet per UNDP procurement formats for individual contractors. These shall be as indicated in the table above and shall be made upon approval by the relevant COPS project manager. The draft of the SOP and other relevant documents will be reviewed by the UNDP/COPA output leads and Management. Upon receipt of final comments, the consultant shall finalize the relevant documents based on the deliverables for formal acceptance by UNDP, at which point the final payment shall be released
The consultant will bear the expenses of his/her own phone bills, local transportation, and will need to bring his/her own computer. Therefore, these expenses should be included in the daily fee. The consultant will work under the supervision of the COPS manager and will closely liaise/interact/collaborate with the output leads. The consultant is expected to work in the designated location as specified in the “Duration of Work” section below.
Duration of the Work
143 working days within 6.5 months
MoIA and PDs of Kabul.
Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments:
The contractor shall submit a price proposal as below:
The total professional fee, shall be converted into a lump-sum contract and payments under the contract shall be made on submission and acceptance of deliverables by end-user under the contract in accordance with the abovementioned schedule of payment.
Development and Operational Effectiveness:
Required Skills and Experience
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology:
The award of the contract shall be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
* Technical Criteria weight 70%
* Financial Criteria weight 30%
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points (70% of the total technical points) would be considered for the Financial Evaluation
Technical Criteria – Maximum 70 points;
Technical Proposal (30 marks)
Qualification and Experience (40 marks) [evaluation of CV]
Documents to be included when submitting the Proposals:
Interested National Consultant must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications in one single PDF document:
All materials developed will remain the copyright of UNDP Afghanistan. UNDP Afghanistan will be free to adapt and modify them in the future.
Annexes (click on the hyperlink to access the documents):