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(Re-Advertisement) - National Consultant-Mapping of Existing Coordination Mechanism Between Police and and other Human Rights Stakeholders at National and Local level

Dhaka (Bangladesh)

Background

The human rights programme is a new initiative undertaken by UNDP supported by a consortium of donors. UNDP has developed the Human Rights Programme to complement but not limited to support previous work of National Human Rights Commission.

The new Human Rights Programme will contribute to build the capacity of existing human rights architecture in Bangladesh. The programme will support National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), as well as will government institutions including law enforcing agencies, CSOs, media and other relevant to improve human rights practice and culture across the country.

The Human Rights Programme has five outputs. Out of five outputs, number 3 output is focus on ‘Enhanced Capacity of Law Enforcing Agencies in Particular Police on Human Rights Issues.

This output has been designed based on the lessons learnt and best practices of the Police Reform Programme of UNDP (2005 – 2015). It should be noted that the lesson learned of Police Reform Project implemented by UNDP stated that UNDP has a stronger entry point to engage on human rights with police than previously.

The PRP identified that future work undertaken by UNDP with the police needs to be more explicit about human rights. Police based training and activity has accordingly been built based on suggestions coming from the police themselves. Moreover, it was suggested that the human rights discourse took place through the PRP project should be continued to make some gains and led to an improved human right understanding within the police.  Based on these findings this programme has included LEA based activities to continue the previous work as well.

It has to be mentioned that the previous National Human Rights Commission Capacity Development Project (BNHRC-CDP) conducted the human rights training for the Police at their different Police Training Academy at national and regional levels. To conduct the training a Human Rights Training Manual has already been developed and utilized to facilitate those trainings.

Apart from that some other stakeholders have also been doing different human rights activism engaging law enforcing agencies including police. It has been observed that coordination between police and other human rights stakeholders at national and local level need to be strengthened to avoid overlapping and repetition. Ensuring smooth coordination would strengthen both the counterpart & the other stakeholders and encourage utmost utilization of resources.

Thus, it is a priority to map of existing coordination mechanism between police and other human rights stakeholders.

Description of the Assignment

The output 3 of human rights programme is focused to enhance capacity of law enforcing agencies, in particular police on human rights issues. This output has the mandate to establish network of human rights champion and focal points in divisional and district police headquarter level. From the HRP, training will be provided on relevant on human rights issues to law enforcement officers and build a formal network among them for mutual support. HRP will undertake training on the rights of women and girls to address violence against women and role of police to ending gender based violence. The programme will be key facilitator to bridge between CSOs and LEA to starts issue based dialogue. HRP will also map current human rights initiatives and interventions being taken by police force to ensure the right contribution to them.

NHRC strategic plan 2016-2020 clearly mentions a focus on accountability of law enforcement agencies particularly on enforced disappearance, torture including custodial torture, extra-judicial killings and culture of impunity. NHRC committed to develop programme for visit to prison and detention centre for inspections, on eradicating violence against women and girls, extra- judicial killings, torture and disappearances. It also specially talks about enhancing the capacity of law enforcement agencies on human rights issues, developing human rights manuals for police, judiciary and public servants.

With this backdrop The Human Rights Programme (HRP) will effort to map the existing coordination mechanism between police and other actors i.e CSOs, CBOs, development partner, academia, media etc. who are already involved in human rights activism relating to law enforcing agencies particularly police.

Thus one National Consultant supervised by Chief Technical Advisor and close collaboration with Gender Expert will work to mapping of existing coordination mechanism between police and other human rights stakeholders at national and local level and based on the findings provide suggestions to improve the mechanisms.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Mapping existing human rights state and non-state actors in Bangladesh.
    • Based on the published report, research, study, news latter or any other documents conduct desk review to compile human rights actors/stakeholders at national and local level in Bangladesh.
    • Hold discussion with police authority
    • Hold discussion with HRP-UNDP and NHRC
    • Hold discussion with relevant CSOs who are already engaged with law enforcing agencies for human rights work.
    • Based on the discussion incorporate other relevant actors i.e CSOs, CBOs, development partner, academia, media who left through the desk review process.
  • Developing a directory relating to human rights violation and role of law enforcing agency (LEA) to redress the violation
    • Preparing a list of needs from victim perspectives
    • Clustering the services in response to human rights violation i.e who is giving what services to the victim of human rights violations and where i.e district/ geographical location.
  • Reviewing existing referral mechanisms
    • Reviewing existing referral mechanism between police and other stakeholders
    • Analysis the prospect and challenges of the existing referral system
    • Propose the area of improvement
  • Analysis the coordination to provide best services to human rights victims
    • Link between police and human rights service provider.
    • Provide analysis on operational and organizational procedure to get the best services.
    • Recommendations to strengthen the existing coordination mechanism between police and other human rights stakeholders.
  • Organize and facilitate workshop on draft mapping report and directory on existing coordination mechanism between police and human rights stakeholders
  • Based on the feedback and comments finalize and submit the mentioned report and directory.

Deliverables

Based on the desk review and discussion on human rights service provider

  •  Submitting a draft outline of the mapping report of state and non-state actors, and Developing and submitting a directory relating to human rights violation and role of LEA to redress the violation-10 working days
  • Organize and facilitate workshop on draft mapping report and directory and submit the workshop report.- 2 working days
  • Submission of final draft of mapping report and directory of services available at state-5 working days

The consultant should produce all deliverables by the dates mentioned against each expected output. UNDP HRP will take 2-3 weeks to review the draft reports and share feedback with the consultant.

Institutional Arrangement

The Consultant will report to the Chief Technical Advisor. Apart from that Consultant will work closely with the Gender Expert. HRP of UNDP will assist to get appointments, participate meeting with stakeholders. HRP-UNDP will also provide necessary logistic supports if required.

Duration of the Work and Duty Station

The duration of the assignment will be 17 working days over a period of 2 months expected to start from July 2018. Duty station will be in Dhaka.

Final Products/Services

A mapping report and directory of existing coordination mechanism between police and other stakeholders will be produced.

Competencies

Competencies

  • Strong analytical, reporting and writing abilities skills;
  • Openness to change and ability to receive/integrate feedback;
  • Ability to plan, organize, implement and report on work;
  • Excellent presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Demonstrates integrity and ethical standards;
  • Positive, constructive attitude to work;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
  • Strong Knowledge on governance and national human rights mechanism is essential.

Leadership and Self-Management

  • Focuses on result for the client
  • Has demonstrable leadership skill;
  • Demonstrates openness to change;
  • Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure;
  • Responds positively to feedback and differing points of view.

Language

  • Fluency in written and spoken English and ability to writing report is required.

Required Skills and Experience

Educational Qualification:

  • Minimum Master Degree in Law, Human Rights, International Relations or any other relevant Social Science discipline.

Experiences:

  • At least 10 years of working experiences in the field of human rights.
  • Proven experiences on working with law enforcement officials on human rights.
  • Previous proven experience in developing human rights materials i.e assessment report, handbook, manual, study etc.
  • Previous proven experience with UN agencies/donor agencies/international or national organizations.

Additional Experiences of the consultant:

  • Prior experience working with and/ develop materials on human rights preferably on gender, women’s rights, child rights, civil and political rights, counter terrorism
  • Previous professional experience in planning, organizing, conducting workshop, dialogue, advocacy activities.
  • Working experience with Law Enforcement Agency.
  • Previous experience working with UNDP and knowledge of UNDP’s approach to LEA.

Cumulative analysis

The award of the contract will be made to the individual consultant up on Cumulative Analysis/evaluation 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;

Only candidates obtaining a minimum 70% mark in technical evaluation will be considered eligible for financial evaluation.

Technical Evaluation Criteria (Total 70 marks)

  • Educational Background - 15 marks
  • Years of working experience on human rights - 15 marks
  • Previous proven experience in developing human rights materials i.e assessment report, directory, handbook, manual, study etc. (sample would be requested, if required) - 20 marks
  • Proven experiences on working with law enforcement officials on human rights - 10 marks
  • Previous proven experience with UN agencies/donor agencies/international or national organizations - 10 marks

Financial Evaluation (Total 30 marks)

All technical qualified proposals will be scored out 30 based on the formula provided below. The maximum points (30) will be assigned to the lowest financial proposal. All other proposals received points according to the following formula:

p = y (µ/z)

where:

  • p = points for the financial proposal being evaluated;
  • y = maximum number of points for the financial proposal;
  • µ = price of the lowest priced proposal;
  • z = price of the proposal being evaluated.

The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount, and payment terms around specific and measurable (qualitative and quantitative) deliverables (i.e. whether payments fall in installments or upon completion of the entire contract). Payments are based upon output, i.e. upon delivery of the services specified in the TOR. In order to assist the requesting unit in the comparison of financial proposals, the financial proposal will include a breakdown of this lump sum amount (including travel, per diems, and number of anticipated working days).

Financial Milestone

  • 1st Payment: 50% of the total contract amount - Submitting a draft outline of the mapping report of state and non-state actors and Developing and submitting a directory relating to human rights violation and role of LEA to redress the violation
  • 2nd Payment: 20% of the total contract amount - Organize and facilitate workshop on draft mapping report and directory and submit the workshop report.
  • Final Payment: 30% of the total contract amount - Submission of final draft of mapping report and directory of services available at state.

DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED WHEN SUBMITTING THE PROPOSALS

Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:

  • Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template
  • Personal CV and 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. P11 can be downloaded from the link below: http://www.bd.undp.org/content/bangladesh/en/home/operations/jobs/
  • Technical proposal, including a brief description of why the individual considers him/herself as the most suitable for the assignment including methodology.
  • Financial proposal, including fees, travel cost, DSA, workshop arrangement like snacks, folders, papers and other relevant expenses)

http://www.bd.undp.org/content/dam/bangladesh/docs/Jobs/Interest%20and%20Submission%20of%20Financial%20Proposal-Template%20for%20Confirmation.docx

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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.
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  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Dhaka (Bangladesh)
  • Grade: National Consultant - Locally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Criminology, Police Affairs and Anti-Corruption
    • Human Rights
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2018-07-19

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