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BBRSO60163 Citizen Security Expert - Team Lead
Procurement Process :RFP - Request for proposal
Office :Barbados and The OECS - BARBADOS
Deadline :11-Feb-19
Posted on :24-Jan-19
Development Area :OTHER
Reference Number :52910
Link to Atlas Project :
00082954 - Strengthening Citizen Security in the Eastern Caribbean
Documents :
IC Procurement Notice
ANNEX III - Offeror's Submission Letter Template
ANNEX IV - Financial Proposal Template
Terms of Reference - Citizens Security Expert (Team Lead)
Overview :


To apply, interested persons should upload the combined* Technical Proposal/Methodology (if applicable), CV and Offeror’s Letter to “UNDP Jobs” by navigating to the link below and clicking “APPLY NOW”, no later than the date indicated on the “UNDP Jobs” website. Applications submitted via email will not be accepted**: -

UNDP Job Site – (cut and paste into browser address bar if the link does not work)

* PLEASE NOTE: The system allows the upload of one (1) document ONLY – if you are required to submit a Technical Proposal/Methodology, this document along with your CV/P11 and Offeror’s Letter, MUST be combined and uploaded as one.

NOTE: The Financial Proposal should not be uploaded to “UNDP Jobs”**.

**Please email the password-protected Financial Proposal to The subject line of your email must contain the following: “BBRSO##### Financial Proposal – Your Name

If the password for your Financial Proposal is required, it will be requested by the Procurement Unit.

Any request for clarification must be sent in writing to within three (3) days of the publication of this notice, ensuring that the reference number above is included in the subject line. The UNDP Barbados & the OECS Procurement Unit will post the responses*** two (2) days later, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to: - (cut and paste into browser address bar if the link does not work)

A detailed Procurement Notice, TOR, and all annexes can be found by clicking the above link.

*** UNDP shall endeavour to provide such responses to clarifications in an expeditious manner, but any delay in such response shall not cause an obligation on the part of UNDP to extend the submission date of the Proposals, unless UNDP deems that such an extension is justified and necessary.


The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) - Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean (RBLAC) in collaboration with the UNDP Caribbean network of offices – Guyana, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Suriname, Barbados and the OECS undertook the formulation of a first Caribbean-wide Human Development Report (CHDR) on Citizens’ Security. Using Global UNDP HDR processes, analysis and methodologies, the Caribbean HDR reviewed crime and security in the Caribbean with data analysis and information from a human development perspective. The report defines short and medium-term policy recommendations based on the social aspects of security which impact on citizen safety, youth violence, education, unemployment and inequality, inclusive economic growth, migration, and drug use and alcohol abuse.  One of the primary recommendations from the report is the urgent need for the region to shift from traditional concepts of state security to a broader multidimensional concept that focuses on citizen security and safety and wellbeing of Caribbean citizens.  


An assessment of youth, insecurity and juvenile justice systems, conducted by USAID/ESC in the Caribbean point at the lack of standardized data on crime and violence and their drivers. Raw data is available in different forms and at different stages of the criminal justice process due to the diversity of entities that generate security statistics, the absence of clear guidelines, and weak inter-institutional coordination and information sharing.


National consultations and assessments conducted by UNDP in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean point at four interrelated key problems: 1. Deficient evidence-based citizen security policies due to 2. Lack of reliable and comparable national and regional statistics, 3. Weak coordination at national, sub-regional and regional levels, and, 4. Weak institutional and CSO capacities. 4) The importance of up-to-date data inform prevention programme design, monitoring and evaluation. 


The data gaps resulting from these challenges are further aggravated by different definitions of security concepts, non-standardized indicators and inconsistent use of information; dispersion of information and a multiplicity of information sources; sporadic initiatives in the area of information management; lack of unified technical criteria and permanent technical capacities within the national and regional institutions; absence or lack of understanding of a preventive focus in information management; low citizen participation in discussions on citizen security; and absence of mechanisms and capacities to mainstream gender into the analysis and management of citizen security related information and public policies.

Based on this, UNDP seeks to work with countries in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean (Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname to improve institutional capacity for evidenced based decision making on youth crime and violence policy making and programming. 


Output 3 of the Project specifies < Improve decision-making on crime and violence based on available evidence at national, sub-regional and regional levels>. The focus of this project will be in improving data collection, analysis and use of data for decision making on crime policy making and programming and more specifically to support government in designing Citizen Security White Papers

Within this context, the Project is now seeking a Consultant Lead to help governments to draft Citizen Security Policy and Plan in close collaboration with The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) - Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean (RBLAC) and Caricom IMPACS.

As a start, the United Nations has defined citizen security as “the process of establishing, strengthening and protecting democratic civic order, eliminating threats of violence in a population and allowing for safe and peaceful coexistence. …Citizen security is not simply the reduction of crime, but a comprehensive and multi-faceted strategy for improving the quality of life of a population, community action for crime prevention, access to an effective justice system, an education that is based on values, respect for law and tolerance.”

UNDP has also published a set of Guidelines for the Development of Public Policies on Citizen Security, which should be instructive to the successful consultancy in developing the citizen security policy and plan as described in this Terms of Reference. 

The Project is now seeking a consultancy individual to work as team lead (with support from staff from UNDP RBLAC and Caricom IMPACS) to design a model Citizen Security Policy and for Priority Countries (St-Lucia, St-Kitts &Nevis and Guyana), support governments in drafting a National Citizen Security White Paper (Policy and Plan). These Policies and Plans will be a composite of existing strategies and policies where they exist and, in some case it will provide a new approach. It will also define a strategic path to follow to focus on strategies that are essential to improving citizen security and a core set of principles to guide decision making focused on the multiple aspects of citizen security; all supported by the tools and indicators developed under CariSECURE Project.