Re-advertisement - Development of Legal Literacy Training Package (Know Your Rights) for South Sudan


Location : Juba, SOUTH SUDAN
Application Deadline :03-Aug-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)
01-Sep-2021
Duration of Initial Contract :25
Expected Duration of Assignment :25 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

The purpose of the assignment is to support South Sudan HIV/AIDS Commission (SSAC) to develop legal literacy training package and material for training of lead peer educators of Female Sex Workers(FSWs), PLHIV and Adolescents and Young Peoples (AYPs) to enable FSWs, PLHIV and AYPs navigate basic legal aid.


Duties and Responsibilities

The international consultant will work with SSAC and UNDP focal points to carry out the following tasks:

  • Develop a time-defined proposal (including a work plan) of the methodology the Consultant aims to use to undertake the development of the legal literacy training package that outfits South Sudan context.
  • Development of an inception report
  • Conduct consultative workshops/meetings to develop content for legal literacy materials “know your rights”
  • Develop a draft training manual and facilitators guide to accompany the training manual
  • Convene stakeholders’ validation workshop to finalize the report based on inputs from stakeholders
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Deliverables

  • The consultant will be expected to submit the following deliverables:

  • Inception report detailing the next step.
  • Training manual with facilitators guide developed covering all aspects of legal literacy, emphasizing on “Know Your Rights “including the detailed requirements for training of Key Populations.
  • Final training consultancy report


Competencies

Technical Skills:

  • Expert knowledge of human rights, legal framework, health and the law;
  • Ability to research and write at a high level;
  • Expert knowledge of government processes;
  • Ability to research and conduct interviews with key informants.

Functional Competencies:

  • Strong analytical, negotiation and communication skills, including ability to produce high quality practical advisory reports and knowledge products;
  • Professional and/or academic experience in one or more of the areas of  law, political science, governance or related.

Project and Resource Management:

  • Ability to produce high quality outputs in a timely manner while understanding and anticipating the evolving client needs.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently, produce high quality outputs

Communications and Advocacy:

  • Strong ability to write clearly and convincingly, adapting style and content to different audiences and speak clearly and convincingly.
  • Strong analytical, research and writing skills with demonstrated ability to think strategically.
  • Strong inter-personal, negotiation and liaison skills.


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

 

  •  Advanced degree (Masters level) in in Law, Political, Social or Human Sciences, Governance, International Relations/Affairs, Development Management, African studies, Public Administration, or any related field is required.

 

Experience:

  • Proven experience in law and legislative matters, political and social sciences, governance, human rights in Africa is necessary, with at least 10 years of proven research, policy or teaching on key areas of political, governance, conflict, social, human rights and peace building issues;
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and advance knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages.
  • Experience of developing manuals and SOPs;
  • An excellent track record of publications in the area of political and socio-economic development, governance, human rights, peace and security and related issues on Africa is required
  • Previous work experience in South Sudan will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent skills and experience in training facilitation, mentoring and capacity development.

 

Language:

  • Excellent oral and written English;
  • Demonstrate oral and written communication skills, including presentations.

 

Institutional arrangements

  • The consultants will be based in Juba on a full-time basis for a period of Twenty (25) working days.
  • The consultants will report to Director General for Programs Coordination, South Sudan HIV/AIDS Commission.

 

Evaluation criteria for the International consultancy

Applicants will be evaluated based upon their submitted expressions of interest and financial proposals, which includes a cumulative analysis method based upon a combination of technical and financial evaluation results.

Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following’s methodology:

 

Cumulative analysis

When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract shall 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.
  • Relevant Education
  • Relevant Experience
  • Competency

* Technical Criteria weight; [70%]

* Financial Criteria weight; [30%]

To be computed as a ratio of the Proposal’s offer to the lowest price among the proposals received by UNDP

 

Payment Method for the Consultancy

  • The consultant shall be paid on a daily rate (based on the number of working days worked)
  • The consultant shall be paid a Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA)
  • Payments shall be based on the Certificate of Payments that will be submitted
  • Time Sheet will be attached and verified by the direct supervisor; and

Final tranche upon performance evaluation from the direct supervisor.

 

Travel for the consultant

All travel costs will be covered by UNDP according to its rules and regulations. Travel, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses will be agreed upon, between UNDP and the Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be covered and paid by UNDP. The fare will always be “most direct, most economical” and any difference in price with the preferred route will be paid for by the expert.

 

Guidelines for Applications

Interested applicants are advised to carefully review this advertisement and ensure that they meet the requirements and qualifications described.

 Applicants are to submit:

*Please note that the financial proposal is all-inclusive and shall consider various expenses incurred by the consultant/contractor during the contract period (e.g. rent of dwelling, fee, health insurance, vaccination, visa costs and any other relevant expenses related to the performance of services...). All envisaged costs (except of the unforeseen travel costs for missions, if any) must be included in the financial proposal. Unforeseen travel costs for missions, if any, will be paid separately according to UNDP rules and regulations. All envisaged travel costs must be included in the financial proposal. Per diems cannot exceed UN DSA rates (http://icsc.un.org/rootindex.asp).

Security: Individual Consultants are responsible for ensuring they have vaccinations/inoculations when travelling to certain countries, as designated by the UN Medical Director. Consultants are also required to comply with the UN security directives set forth under https://trip.dss.un.org

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please make sure you have provided all requested materials.

Due to large number of applications we receive, we can inform only the successful candidates about the outcome or status of the selection process.

 



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