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UNDP-IC-2020-399 International Lead registration stability and land registration
|Location :||Pakistan, PAKISTAN|
|Application Deadline :||04-Dec-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||30 Working Days Spread over 5 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||30 Working Days Spread over 5 months|
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.
Duty Station: Home-based
Description of the assignment/Job Title: Lead Researcher on Stability and Land Registration & Administration
Reporting to: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager with quality assurance from Chief Technical Specialist
Project name: Merged Areas Governance Project (MAGP)
Period of assignment/services: 30 Working Days Spread over 5 months
Location: Work from home.
Duties and Responsibilities
This strand of research seeks to better understand the potential contribution of land tenure regularisation to peace and (in)stability in the Merged Areas, and how its impact might vary between districts in order to inform policymakers on the potential adverse effects of this process, how to capitalise or maximise potential opportunities and make well-evidenced recommendations on whether mitigation measures should be adopted and if so, what type.
The focus of this research is the registration and digitization process of land ownership rights (referred to as the “land settlement process.”) – and is also known as land tenure regularization. The research should align the typologies used in global land studies and focus on the following in the scope:
a. The risks that a land tenure regularization process could contribute to:
i. (in)stability and conflict in the Merged Districts based on the basis of current trajectory and approach, and the threat posed by those risks;
ii. Extinguishing the rights of women and vulnerable groups
b. Potential opportunities to nudge a land tenure regularisation process in a manner that will contribute to peacebuilding and longer-term stability based on the application of global lesson learning.
c. Practical recommendations and options for risk mitigation measures, disaggregated by district
The lead researcher is expected to design and present a proposed methodological framework for an assessment of the dynamics in the Merged Areas. The approach should be a combination of primary and secondary research techniques. Limitations to the research should be identified at the outset. Two supporting evidence assessments are required on:
With support from the field researcher, the lead researcher will utilize primary data collected at the district level to determine:
The lead researcher shall be the primary author of the report with the field researcher as well as providing overall guidance, quality assurance, and critical analysis. This will be done off-site through the exchange of documents and daily communication with the project team and the field researcher.
Building Strategic Partnerships
Innovation and New Approaches
Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing
Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise
Required Skills and Experience
The following documents must be submitted by interested persons to become an eligible candidate. Failing to comply with the requirements will result in disqualifying the applicant. Due to the large number of applications we receive, only the successful candidate will be informed about the outcome or status of the selection process.
Interested individual consultants must include the following documents when submitting the applications:
The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount and payment terms around specific and measurable deliverable. In order to assist the requesting unit in the comparison of financial proposals, the financial proposal should include only the daily fee and number of days. Nothing else will be reimbursed.
All travel costs shall be born directly be the consultant and should be included in the financial proposal. Any unexpected approval travel would be reimbursed by UNDP in accordance with policies and procedures.
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the cumulative analysis methodology (weighted scoring method), where the award of the contract will be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Technical Criteria weight: 70%
Financial Criteria weight: 30%
Only consultants obtaining a minimum of 70% on the Technical evaluation will be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
The above assignment will have UNDP sole ownership and copyright.
The Consultant will be working under the direct supervision of the MEL Manager with close coordination with the Chief Technical Specialist. The consultant will be based off-site.
The lead researcher will be responsible for organizing sufficient access to academic publications and research.