Legal Consultant, Gender Justice
Employment Type: Full-Time
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Background knowledge of status of legislation in the Arab region including CEDAW and relevant human rights instruments. Proven intellectual and practical capacity to understand and interpret different texts and provide a sound synthesis and analysis. Ability to handle confidential and politically sensitive issues in a responsible and mature manner. High level logical and methodical organizational skills. Good writing skills.
Knowledge Management and Learning Seeks and applies knowledge, information and best practices from a variety of sources. Demonstrates a strong capacity for innovation and creativity in providing strategic policy advice and direction.
Judgment/Decision-Making Mature judgment and initiative. Proven ability to provide strategic direction to the project implementation process.
Required Skills and Experience
Education: Bachelor degree in law. Advanced degree in law will be an asset. Additional course work in Women/Gender Studies and/or International Development is desirable.
Experience: At least three years of experience in legal research including data collection, qualitative data analysis and report writing; Proven knowledge of human rights, and/or gender and equality in the Arab region, particularly in the focus countries; Familiarity with the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals;
Excellent command of English and Arabic.
INSTITUTIONAL ARRANGEMENT S/He shall perform tasks under the general guidance and direct supervision of the ROLSHR consultant and Regional gender adviser. The supervision will include approvals/acceptance of the outputs and deliverables as identified in the previous section; The individual may be expected to liaise and collaborate in the course of performing the work with other consultants, suppliers and UN colleagues; The individual is required to provide periodical progress reports on a regular and needed basis throughout the assignment to monitor progress; The individual is required to maintain close communication with UNDP-RBAS on a regular and needed basis at any period throughout the assignment in order to monitor progress. In the event of any delay, S/he will inform UNDP promptly so that decisions and remedial action may be taken accordingly; Should UNDP deem it necessary, it reserves the right to commission additional inputs, reviews or revisions, as needed to ensure the quality and relevance of the work.
DURATION OF THE WORK AND DUTY STATION
The Consultant is expected to start on 15 June 2020 for 51 working days spread over a period of 4 months. All work will be home-based.
In the case of unforeseeable travel, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminals expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and the Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed upon UNDP IC Rule and Regulations.
DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED WHEN SUBMITTING THE PROPOSALS.
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications. Candidates that fail to submit the required information will not be considered. Personal CV or P11 , indicating all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references; Brief Description of why you consider yourself as the most suitable candidate for this assignment; Writing sample of previous legal research assignment Financial Proposal that indicates the all-inclusive Deliverables/Outputs based total contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs, as per template provided. The terms “all-inclusive” implies that all costs (professional fees, travel costs, living allowances, communications, consumables, etc.) that could possibly be incurred are already factored into the final amounts submitted in the proposal. If an Offeror is employed by an organization/company/institution, and he/she expects his/her employer to charge a management fee in the process of releasing him/her to UNDP under Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA), the Offeror must indicate at this point, and ensure that all such costs are duly incorporated in the financial proposal submitted to UNDP.
All necessary information including: Complete Procurement Notice, the Selection Criteria, and Annexes are found on the following link under Procurement
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications to Job advertisement website ( ) and should submit their proposal by e-mail to the following address: not later than 1 June 2020. Candidates that fail to submit the required information on or before the set deadline (will not be considered.
Please do not submit financial proposal in this stage. Financial proposal shall be requested from Candidates who are considered technically responsive
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodologies:
Step I: Screening and desk review:
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology.
Applications will be first screened and only candidates meeting the following minimum criteria will progress to the pool for shortlisting: Bachelor degree in law. At least 3 years experience in legal research. Proven knowledge of human rights, and/or gender and equality in the Arab region. Excellent written and oral English and Arabic.
Shortlisted Candidates will be then assessed and scored against the following evaluation criteria (max 100 points): Criteria 1: University degree in law. Advanced degree in law will be an asset –Max 15 points (10 points for bachelor’s degree, 5 points for advanced degree); Criteria 2: Minimum three years relevant research experience – Max 25 points. Criteria 3: Analytical, research and writing abilities as evidenced by submitted research sample Max 30 points Criteria 4: Proven knowledge of human rights, and/or gender and equality in the Arab region, particularly in the focus countries Max 25 points Criteria 5: Excellent command of English and Arabic – 5 points
Step II: Final evaluation
The final evaluation will combine the scores of desk review and financial proposal with the following weights assigned to each: Technical evaluation: 70%; Financial proposal: 30% 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.* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.
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