National expert in community-oriented practices and social mobilization

Location : Bissau, GUINEA-BISSAU
Application Deadline :14-Apr-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left :2d 15h 0m
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :60 days
Expected Duration of Assignment :60 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.


Background and rationale

The negative impact of transnational organized crime, specially drug and human trafficking and related cross-cutting crimes, corruption and money laundering, has been recognized at the highest level by the Guinea-Bissau authorities, and the fight against it has become a national priority.

Since early 2000s, Guinea-Bissau has become associated with high levels of illicit activity particularly drug trafficking. Following two major hauls of cocaine of 674 kg and 625 kg respectively in 2006 and 2007, the country gained a reputation as a center for the transshipment of drugs and has been labelled since then as West Africa’s premier “narco-state.”

The coastal topography of the country, composed of an archipelago of 88 mangrove- and palm-fringed islands, provided an ideal setting for the conduct of illicit activities and created the conditions for the country to be an attractive hub for transnational organized crime and drug trafficking. Limited State presence, porous borders and its linguistic and cultural ties to Brazil, Cabo Verde and Portugal have also played a role in Guinea-Bissau positioning along the transshipment routes from South America to West African and Europe.

Nowadays, Guinea-Bissau continues to serve as a landing point and transit hub for international drug trafficking and other forms of transnational organized crime.

In this sense, and with the aim to partially address the problem in Guinea-Bissau, in 2020 the IOM, UNODC and UNDP, with support of United Nations Peacebuilding Fund, initiated the implementation of the project “Strengthening the justice and security sector response to drug trafficking and transnational organized crime to reduce insecurity in Guinea-Bissau “, in close cooperation with national authorities.

Transnational organized crime, including drug trafficking, impacts the whole population, but especially vulnerable groups: women, youth, children. The project aims also to strengthen the oversight mechanisms over the responsible institutions, including by empowering the community. Beside the oversight mechanism, the communities will be associated to the creation of tools that could enhance information sharing particularly regarding corruption and human trafficking. For that purpose, the project will convene a series of national consultations and a sensitization campaign with leading institutions to clarify the division of labor, mandate and responsibilities among security, justice and civil society actors and enhance and replicate existing community-oriented practices and networks with a focus on analysis the impact and enhance the response of the justice and security institutions to the needs of vulnerable groups, including women, men, boys and girls.

It is in this context that UNDP intends to recruit an national consultant specialized in community-oriented practices and social mobilization to support the international consultant in the elaboration of an strategy of Citizen Security/Community Police at sub-national level (Gabu) and support in the social mobilization, facilitating trainings and workshops.

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the UNDP’s Representative Resident, the technical supervision of the PBF CDTOC Project Manager, the consultant will support the international consultant in the elaboration of an strategy of Citizen Security/Community Police at sub-national level (Gabu) with a focus on DTOC implications, providing technical assistance and expertise, and support in the social mobilization, facilitating trainings and workshops.



  • Able to manage conflicting deadlines and priorities;
  • Able to coordinate activities such as missions, special events, etc.
  • Able to assume full responsibility for activities, ensuring that mission objectives are met in a transparent and inclusive manner;
  • Set clear goals and performance standards; perform responsibilities as it should be;
  • Self-analysis of performance problems; seeking appropriate guidance and support.

Resource management

  • Strong organizational skills;
  • Ability to work independently, produce high quality outputs;
  • Solid opinion, strategic thinking and ability to manage competing priorities;
  • Able to find creative solutions to daily problems, working in an ever-changing work environment.

Communication and advocacy

  • Strong ability to write clearly and convincingly, adapting style and content to different audiences and speaking clearly and convincingly;
  • Ability to produce high quality professional documents and products under pressure and to defend and negotiate difficult issues and positions for senior and official employees;
  • Strong ability to present at meetings with the ability to adapt to different audiences;
  • Strong analytical, research and writing skills with demonstrated ability to think strategically;
  • Strong clear and fast communication skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills in negotiation and liaison.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Academic training, Bachelor or Master in Sociology, International Relations or related area.


  • Professional experience of at least three (3) years in the field of community-oriented practices, community engagement and/or social mobilization;
  • Proficiency in Portuguese and Crioulo language, speaking and writing. The mastery of other languages (preferably English and French) is an advantage);
  • Solid knowledge of the Guinean judiciary and security system.
  • Some knowledge on DTOC implications to community security is desirable.


  • Fluency in Portuguese and Crioulo is necessary;
  • Good knowledge of English and / or French.


Required documents:

  • A cover letter explaining why you are the most suitable candidate for this assignment;
  • A brief methodology on how you will approach and conduct the tasks, describing the tools and workplan proposed for this assignment;
  • A financial proposal;
  • A personal CV including past experiences in similar projects and at least 3 professional references.

Lump sum contracts: The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount, and payment terms around specific and measurable (qualitative and quantitative) deliverables (i.e. whether payments fall in installments or upon completion of the entire contract). Payments are based upon output, i.e. upon delivery of the services specified in the TOR.  In order to assist the requesting unit in the comparison of financial proposals, the financial proposal will include a breakdown of this lump sum amount (including travel, per diems, and number of anticipated working days).

Travel: All envisaged travel costs must be included in the financial proposal. This includes all travel to join duty station/repatriation travel.  In general, UNDP should not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should the Individual Consultant wish to travel on a higher class he/she should do so using their own resources.

In the case of unforeseeable travel, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed.

Evaluation: Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodologies:

Cumulative analysis

When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract should be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:

  • Responsive/compliant/acceptable; and
  • Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation;
  • Technical Criteria weight – 70 points;
  • Financial Criteria weight – 30 points.

Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 70 points would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.

Evaluation criteria:

  • Education background - 10 points;
  • Experience as defined in the ToR - 15 points;
  • Competences as defined in the ToR - 10 points;
  • Understating of the ToR - 15 points;
  • -Methodology and overall approach - 30 points;
  • Overall quality of the proposal (comprehensiveness, structure, language and clarity) - 20 points.


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