Final Evaluation of the CSO/UPR Project – International Consultant

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)



United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Final Evaluation of the CSO/UPR Project – International Consultant

 

Background

Mozambique has ratified most international and regional human rights instruments and mechanisms that define the human rights normative standards. Implementation on the ground has however lagged. Advocacy for policy and law reforms to bring the national legal framework in line with international best practices in promoting and protecting human rights is necessary. Human rights related to vulnerable groups and minorities such as women, children, people with disabilities, sexual minorities, albinos, prisoners, and local communities have largely remained unrealized.
The UPR mechanism was created through the UN General Assembly on 15 March 2006 by resolution 60/251, which established the Human Rights Council itself. The UPR is a unique mechanism of the UN, which involves a review of the human rights records of all UN Member
States. The UPR is a State-driven process, under the auspices of the Human Rights Council, which provides the opportunity for each State to declare what actions they have taken to improve the human rights situations in their countries and to fulfil their human rights obligations. It allows
states to review and make recommendations for human rights development in other states once every four to five years and receive recommendations in turn. While the UPR is a State led initiative, CSOs are through this process provided with a crucial opportunity to directly engage and cooperate with the government on pressing human rights issues.
During the 1st cycle of UPR 2011-2015, the Government of Mozambique accepted 161 recommendations out of a total of 169. An Action Plan for UPR was then developed and implemented by the Government which had an Operational Matrix of the UPR recommendations as a tool to monitor, evaluate and report. In 2013, when the Government presented the mid-term review, the report concluded that the implementation progress was of about 49% of the recommendations.

The Final Report submitted to the UNHRC in 2016 concluded that the achievement on the implementation was of about 90%, with the remainder in progress status.
However, there was a sense among CSOs that the Indicator of Success presented by the authorities as well as the methodology and parameters used to achieve that indicator were not realistic and due to lack of parallel or shadow monitoring system by the civil society, the results presented by the government could not be questioned.
Following the II Cycle UPR to the Government of Mozambique in January 2016, the Ministry of Justice, Constitutional and Religious Affairs began drafting the new National Action Plan for the implementation of the II Cycle UPR recommendations for the period 2017-2020, with collaboration of other stakeholders, including CSOs. Out of the 210 recommendations of the 2nd cycle of the UPR to Mozambique by the HRC, the Government has accepted 180 and noted 30.

Duties and Responsibilities

Lead the work of the national consultant;
Design the detailed scope and methodology (including the methods for data collection and analysis) for the report;
Review documents;
Data collection;
Actively engage the project stakeholders and leads consultations and presentations of findings;
Conduct an analysis of the outcome, outputs and partnership strategy (as per the scope of the review described above) for the report.

 

Competencies

Corporate Competencies:

Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards (human rights, tolerance, integrity, respect, and impartiality);
Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
Functional Competencies:

Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
Strong interpersonal and written and oral communication skills;
Has ability to work both independently and in a team, and ability to deliver high quality work on tight timelines.

 

Required Skills and Experience

Academic Qualifications:

Master’s Degree in Law, Human Rights or any other relevant field.

Experience:

Minimum 15 years of experience in human rights, Sustainable development, CSO empowerment, Civic Space and Civil Society Participation in democratic governance;
Previous experience in project management, program development, particularly on capacity building projects for CSOs, human rights, justice sector reform;
Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with international and/or regional human rights mechanisms, particularly on the Universal Periodic Review;
Demonstrated understanding of human rights monitoring and reporting processes, monitoring, and evaluation;
Previous experience of evaluation of Human Rights Projects, particularly in Saharan Africa is strongly desired.
Languages
Fluency English and good understanding of Portuguese desired.

 

HOW TO APPLY AND PROCEDURES TO FOLLOW UP
The documentation for this application, listed below (see section 11 of attached TORs) should be submitted through the following email address [email protected] within 10 working days since the publication of this vacancy.

Proposals received after the deadline will not be considered. Any request for clarification must be sent by standard electronic communication to the same e-mail address.

The UNDP CO Procurement Unit will respond in writing or by standard electronic mail and will send written copies of the response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all candidates.

Personal CV or P11 Form, indicating all past relevant experience, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) and three (3) professional references.
Brief letter of presentation;
Financial Proposal (will be requested from selected candidates);


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