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National Legal Expert (NLE) on Penitentiary System for Introducing alternative to the imprisonment in the Republika Srpska Entity
|Location :||Home Based - Banja Luka, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA|
|Application Deadline :||15-Jun-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Up to 45 working days, July - November 2021|
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.
NOTE: Signed Offeror’s Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and availability - https://www.ba.undp.org/content/dam/bosnia_and_herzegovina/docs/Operations/Jobs/Offerors%20Letter%20to%20UNDP%20Confirming%20Interest%20and%20Availability.docx - Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability.docx - to be sent to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with Subject: Job ID 99415.
An integral part of the Home Arrest Concept Initiation Plan shall be development of a comprehensive needs assessment and a roadmap for introduction of the prisoners’ electronic monitoring system in Republika Srpska (RS), as well as to develop Feasibility Study and a full Project Document (ProDoc) for RS entitled “Introducing alternative to the imprisonment in the Republika Srpska Entity”, with all mandatory and project specific Annexes and supporting documentation for submission to UNDP for final approval and endorsement.
The Project shall conduct a comprehensive needs assessment, including required legislative changes, current practices from other countries, ethical and professional standards, structural and operational policies and procedures necessary to implement such provisions. The needs assessment will also outline the required human and financial resources and capacities of the staff and institutions, as well as recommended suitable IT solutions and equipment required.
The Project will provide a special focus to developing Ethical and Professional standards to guide the national authorities, including judges, prosecutors, prison administrations, probation agencies, police and agencies providing equipment or supervising suspects and offenders.
UNDP BiH aims to provide targeted assistance to the RS Government by providing a high-level expert team of consultants capable to carry out the highest quality of research and technical support in the process of development of a comprehensive, integrated project proposal that will set the implementation roadmap for introduction of the Electronic Monitoring System – Home Arrest in the Republika Srpska entity. Additionally, the consultancy shall include recommendations regarding the Home Arrest System functionalities in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH) introduced in 2015 to bring them to the EU standards and to further efforts of BiH to harmonize legislation within BiH, while aligning all activities with the European standards and the Council of Europe recommendations on electronic monitoring of prisoners.
The National Legal Expert (NLE) on Penitentiary System, under supervision and coordination of the Local Project Development Specialist (LPDS), will contribute to the preparation of the needs assessment as well as provide technical inputs into the overall feasibility study for introduction of the prisoners’ electronic monitoring system in Republika Srpska. The NLE will provide support and assistance to the LPDS in preparation and drafting of all required reports and documents and coordinate closely with National Operations Expert (NOE) to ensure uniformity of all activities as well as to ensure quality and relevance of produced needs assessment and impact reports.
Duties and Responsibilities
?The National Legal Expert (NLE) on Penitentiary System is expected to prepare and conduct the comprehensive needs assessment of the existing legal framework in Republika Srpska, including draft changes of the relevant legislation and by-laws in Republika Srpska, to allow for introduction of the electronic monitoring system, as well as the existing legal framework for the electronic monitoring system in the Federation of BiH. Furthermore, the NLE shall analyze relevant EU legislation and standards to ensure approximation and harmonization.
The Home Arrest Initiation Plan prepared by UNDP shall be provided to the team of consultants as a guideline regarding the responsibilities of the Expert team and must be consulted accordingly.
The NLE, under the direct supervision and coordination of LPDS, shall perform the following tasks:
TASK 1: Preparing Needs Assessment Report pertinent to the legal framework for the electronic monitoring system
In line with approved methodological approach and under the leadership of the LPDS, NLE will contribute to the preparation of the needs assessment of the existing legal framework for the electronic monitoring system in the Republika Srpska and Federation of BiH. Preparation of this deliverable shall entail the following duties and responsibilities:
It is envisaged that this task will be delivered in the period 1 July – 15 August 2021 and the level of effort will not exceed 15 expert days.
TASK 2:?Providing relevant inputs and support in drafting the ProDoc:
Task 2 is expected to be completed in the period 15 August – 15 September 2021 and with estimated level of effort of 15 expert days.
TASK 3:?Final Deliverables?
Within this task the Consultant is expected to ensure a high-quality process and technical support to key actors in Republika Srpska in the programming stage of the planning process. The task also entails co-drafting, improving and, if and when required, re-drafting of the relevant segments of programming part of UNDP?ProDoc, based on inputs and validation by the other engaged consultants, UNDP BiH and relevant stakeholders .
Concretely, the support will include:
It is envisaged that Task 3 will be delivered in the period 15 September – 15 October 2021 and the level of effort will not exceed 15 expert days.
It is important to note that the entire process of strategic planning will be supported by a team of the relevant consultants. The team will have two consultants, along with a Team-lead Consultant who will serve as the main focal point and team leader.
UNDP BiH, in close consultation with Office of the President of the Entity Republika Srpska, the RS Ministry of Justice and Judicial (Court) Police, will be responsible for the overall coordination and quality assurance of the process and products from the viewpoint of the content.
The NLE will also be responsible for compiling the inputs that will ensure overall coherence and quality of the UNDP?ProDoc. Under the direct guidance of Team-lead Consultant, other consultants engaged for specific Pillars will be required to closely work together, agree on practical modalities of work, division of responsibilities as well as coordination and communication channels.
All management and methodological issues will be closely coordinated and monitored by the UNDP BiH and, in close consultation with Office of the President of the Entity Republika Srpska, the RS Ministry of Justice and Judicial (Court) Police.
Required Skills and Experience
Qualifications as stated in the ToR
Technical Evaluation Criteria
Individual will be evaluated based on the following methodology:
When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract should be made to the candidate whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Interested candidated must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
Please scan all above mentioned documents and upload as one attachment only online through this website.