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Consultant for Jail/ Prison and Community Corrections Management
|Location :||Home- based (This post is for UNDP- BRH on behalf of UNODC), THAILAND|
|Application Deadline :||22-Mar-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 April 2021 – 3 November 2021|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||(up to 175 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.
UNODC ROSEAP is hiring a jail/prison and community corrections management consultant to provide technical assistance to UNODC activities.
The overall objective of UNODC on criminal justice reform is to strengthen the rule of law through the prevention of crime and the promotion of fair, humane and accountable criminal justice systems, in line with the United Nations standards and norms in crime prevention and criminal justice and other relevant international instruments.
UNODC ROSEAP and the Programme Office in the Philippines (POPHL) seek to provide technical assistance to the government of Philippines, particularly supporting, the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) and the Parole and Probation Administration (PPA) in their effort to improve the jail/prison management.
Within the current context of extreme overcrowding, the jail and prison authorities in the Philippines are challenged to define and implement policies that promote effective security and safety while respecting fundamental human rights, and to promote disengagement from violence and the rehabilitation of offenders with a view to reducing risks of recidivism upon release.
The COVID-19 crisis poses more challenges to the already-overburdened prison systems. People deprived of liberty are likely to be more vulnerable to an outbreak than the general population because of the proximity and confined conditions in which they live. This pandemic demonstrated the need for jail/prison systems to be better prepared and equipped to handle public health emergencies, beyond the COVID-19.
Given the current situation in the Philippines, the importance and urgency of supporting jail/prison systems to help them better cope with the current pandemic as well as promote the treatment of inmates properly are obvious. Sound prison management and community corrections in line with international standards are significantly important regardless of the situation on the pandemic.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the purview of the Programme Office in the Philippines (POPHL) in Manila with the supervision of the Regional Office for Southeast Asia and the Pacific (ROSEAP), the consultant will implement assigned tasks to address capacity development for criminal justice systems in the Philippines, in close cooperation with the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) and the Parole and Probation Administration (PPA) and in consultation with other relevant partners and stakeholders.
Scope of Work
The consultant will provide technical assistance on jail/prison and parole/probation authorities in the Philippines. The scope of work will include the following, and the consultant will submit an inception report with a detailed schedule and sequence of activities, a final report on the overall activities and relevant reports if required.
[Develop and implement a risk assessment tool for PPA Officials]
A. Develop and finalize a more efficient risk assessment tool for PPA officials
B. Improve the contents of the database management software and upgrade the operation manual to support the implementation of the new tool
C. Conduct training for PPA officials on the use of the new tool and capacitate the officials on how to address the criminogenic risks of probationers and parolees
D. Develop training packages to establish a system of ‘train the trainer’
[Prepare against public health emergencies including COVID-19 in jail/prison settings]
E. Develop/assess crisis prevention and communication strategies for prisons to manage the risk of infection linked to COVID-19 and other infectious diseases, in line with international public health standards. This includes conducting rapid needs assessments (human/financial resources/infrastructure, equipment/health facilities) that would cover visitors and prisoners screening, post-release follow-ups, linking up with the public health system, providing regular information updates to prisoners and their relatives, maintaining prisoners’ contact with the outside world via virtual channels, etc.
F. Validate the rapid needs assessments of the prison health services, including available human/financial resources, equipment and infrastructure, and its linkage to the public health system
G. Conduct table-top exercises and simulations on crisis prevention and response, based on the strategies developed above G.
H. Conduct workshop on preparedness, prevention and control of COVID-19 in prisons and other places of detention for selected prison and jail officials.
Expected Outputs and Deliverables
All the outputs should meet the satisfaction of UNODC according to the following indicators: quality of the materials produced; technical competence and timeliness of the delivery; satisfactory outputs based on contents as listed under Item 3)
Note: It is understood that the consultant would not hold UNODC responsible for any unforeseen or untoward incident during the duration of the consultancy. It is recommended that the consultant secure his/her own insurance coverage during the conduct of the consultancy.
The incumbent shall be under the overall supervision of the Programme Officer (Prisons) in ROSEAP and the guidance of relevant staff in POPHL.
Duration of the Work
1 April 2021- 30 November 2021 for a maximum of 175 working days.
Home- based with no travel.
Required Skills and Experience
Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments
The contract will be based on Lump Sum Amount
The total amount quoted shall be all-inclusive and include all costs components required to perform the deliverables identified in the TOR, including professional fee, travel costs, living allowance (if any work is to be done outside the IC´s duty station) and any other applicable cost to be incurred by the IC in completing the assignment. The contract price will be fixed output-based price regardless of extension of the herein specified duration. Payments will be done upon completion of the deliverables/outputs and as per below percentages:
In general, UNDP shall not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should the IC wish to travel on a higher class he/she should do so using their own resources.
In the event of unforeseeable travel not anticipated in this TOR, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and the Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed.
Travel costs shall be reimbursed at actual but not exceeding the quotation from UNDP approved travel agent.
Evaluation Method and Criteria
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 a) responsive/compliant/acceptable; and b) having received the highest score out of set of weighted technical criteria (70%) and financial criteria (30%). Financial score shall be computed as a ratio of the proposal being evaluated and the lowest priced qualified proposal received by UNDP for the assignment.
Technical Criteria for Evaluation (Maximum 700 points)
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 490 points (70% of the total technical points) would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications. Please group them into one (1) single PDF document as the application only allows to upload maximum one document:
Incomplete proposals may not be considered. The shortlisted candidates may be contacted and the successful candidate will be notified.
To download form and related documents, please follow the link below: