International Consultant for Formulation of National Human Rights Action Plan (NHRAP) 2018-2022

Dar es Salaam

Background

The Strengthening Access to Justice and Human Rights Protection in Tanzania Project (2017-2021) aims at addressing challenges affecting smooth delivery of criminal justice in Tanzania and strengthening responsive and accountable human rights protection mechanisms. The Project will pursue strategic initiatives to strengthen the criminal justice system and human rights in order to provide effective, accountable and timely justice for all.

The main objectives of the project include:

  • Enhancing Criminal Justice sector coordination and data management for a more inclusive, accountable and evidence-based policy and law making processes;
  • Enhancing access to justice to Women and other vulnerable groups and empowering them to demand respect for their rights;
  • Strengthening role of national authorities and civil society in the promotion and protection of human rights and women access to justice.

These efforts have been undertaken in line with the main country’s development priorities as outlined in the Vision 2025 (mainland Tanzania), the Vision 2020 (Zanzibar), the first 2011-2015 and the second 2016-2021 National Five Year Development Plan for Tanzania (FYDP), in the ‘MKUKUTA’, the National Strategy for Growth and Reduction of Poverty, and ‘MKUZA’, as well as in the Zanzibar Strategy for Growth and Reduction of Poverty, for 2005-2010 and 2011-2015, and the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar’s MKUZA Successor Strategy 2016-2021.

The proposed assignment is proposed in further of Output 2 Strengthening the role of national authorities and civil society in the promotion and protection of human rights and women access to justice. The current initiative shall build on the lesson learned and best of the now concluded Support for National Human Rights Priorities in Tanzania, which was implemented by the Commission for Human Rights and Good Governance (CHRAGG) from 2013-2016 with funding from UNDP. While acknowledging that plausible progress has been made in building the capacity of the main Government agencies and forging partnerships with CSOs and other stakeholders to effectively implement and monitor the NHRAP, the project final evaluation called for, among others, sustained and adequate support in reinforcing the capacity of CHRAGG to pro-actively embrace its mandate of coordinating the overall human rights agenda, country-wide. Considering the above and capitalising on the support and wiliness demonstrated by the government and people of Tanzania to improving human rights realisation and protection for all, UNDP is supporting MoCLA in developing a new five-year National Human Rights Action Plan for 2018 – 2022. The proposed NHRAP shall be critical to supporting CHRAGG to continue the progress towards entrenching a culture of human rights.

Duties and Responsibilities

  •  To work with officials of MoCLA, CHRAGG and stakeholders in developing a multi-sectoral NHRAP Plan to support CHRAGG in fulfilling its mandate of promoting the protection and preservation of all human right
  • To develop mechanisms to support the implementation of the plan by outlining clear results and outcomes milestones, targets and specific interventions that will be carried out in the role out the NHRAP.
  • To consult with MoCLA, CHRAGG and other stakeholders in defining immediate, short-term and long-term interventions for the duration of the new plan (2018 – 2022).
  • To develop a detailed monitoring framework with specificity on types of monitoring activities, the frequency of monitoring, officials or institutions responsible for each monitoring activities and reporting.
  • To develop a comprehensive costing plan and budget for the National Human Rights Action Plan indicating anticipated sources of funding for the NHRAP from government and development partners as well as highlight funding the deficit gap that requires that mobilisation of resources.
  • Review the primary documentation related to the assignment in order to identify the areas of intervention and the key players to be involved in the process of developing the National Human Right Action Plan;
  • Conduct a comprehensive consultative process with the institutions and officials of CHRAGG as well as the wider human rights community including civil society and other vulnerable groups on human rights concerns and priorities;
  •  As part of your consultative process, carry out field and site visits targeting institutions and communities to have a first-hand understanding of the human rights situation and in recommending how the plan will factor the human rights concern of different locations and interests;
  •  Regularly update MoCLA and UNDP on progress in the development of the action plan;
  • Develop and submit a draft NHRAP (2018 – 2022) which will be subjected to technical reviews and stakeholder’s consideration in a validation workshop;
  • Incorporate comments emerging for the reviews and stakeholder’s consultations and finalise assessment report.

Competencies

Corporate Competencies

  • Demonstrates diplomacy and tact in dealing with sensitive and complex situations;

Professionalism

  • Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter;
  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate and apply good judgment;
  • Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results;

Planning and Organizing 

  • Organises and accurately completes multiple tasks by establishing priorities while taking into consideration special assignments, frequent interruptions, deadlines, available resources and multiple reporting relationships.
  • Plans, coordinates and organises workload while remaining aware of changing priorities and competing deadlines.
  • Establishes, builds and maintains effective working relationships with staff and clients to achieve the planned results.

Required Skills and Experience

Education

  • Master’s Degree in Law, social science or other related fields of study with a strong link with human rights;

Experience:

  • Practicing advocate with not less than 5 years of legal practice;
  • Substantial previous experience with assessment, evaluation, preferably of issues relating to human rights;
  • Knowledge of the Tanzanian Human Rights System is a strong asset;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent writing skills and proven ability to produce quality documents at speed;
  • Proven team leading experience.

Language requirement

  • Full proficiency in English.

How to Submit Proposals

  • Proposals should be submitted to icprocurement.tz@undp.org e-mail address not later than not later than Thursday, 28 September 2017;
  • Applications with no financial offer or missing P11 form and CV or the required documents for the technical evaluation will not be considered for evaluation;
  • All necessary information for this post (TOR, Deliverables, Target dates, etc. are presented in the ICPN) therefore applicant must download it from the following link: http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=40907
  • Each email should be less than 8MB; emails over this size will not be received to the above-mentioned account;
  • Any request for clarification must be sent in writing, or by standard electronic communication to the e-mail address tenders.tz@undp.org.
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.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Dar es Salaam
  • Grade: International Consultant - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Rights
  • Closing Date: 2017-09-28

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