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Terms of Reference
Consultancy Title: Human Rights and Climate Change consultant
Project Name: OHCHR Regional Office of the Pacific climate strategy for the Pacific
Duty Station: Fiji
Duration of the Contract:
- Contract period: Approximately 3 months (12 Weeks) (April - June 2019 period)
- Number of working days: sixty days
- Commencement and ends dates of assignment: 4th April – 10 June 2019
To provide support to OHCHR ROP climate change focal point as part of ROP regional strategy for mainstreaming human rights into climate action throughout the Pacific region.
Scope of work/Expected Outputs:
- Compile and create a database to log emblematic cases / best practices showing the linkages to economic, social and cultural rights, climate justice, finance and the SDGs.
- Develop methodological, advocacy toolkits, and communication materials for duty-bearers and rights- holders on climate change, migration, and economic, social and cultural rights.
- Conduct a scoping study/mapping on climate change actors and human rights in Pacific Island Countries and regional Territories.
- Prepare advocacy briefs on ratification of the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families.
- Prepare legal research/thematic study on climate change and human rights, that will feed into a climate change paper.
- Compile and disseminate recommendations of Human Rights Mechanisms (HRMs) related to Climate change and economic, social and cultural rights for the Pacific through toolkits and advocacy documents.
The Human Rights and Climate Change consultant will be expected to prepare a mapping exercise of stakeholders (Government, civil society organizations, academia, faith-based organisations, business and private sector networks / enterprises, media outlets (social and mainstream) and national human rights institutions) within the Pacific region. Furthermore, the Human Rights and Climate Change consultant will be tasked with mapping which individual (s) are tasked within the Pacific countries at managing COP 25 negotiations. There should also be a special focus on emergency situations and rapid response counterparts when natural disasters hit. The mapping exercise should be produced in conjunction with the creation of a climate change emblematic cases database.
The Human Rights and Climate Change consultant will be expected to prepare a climate, migration and environmental toolkit which can be used by targeted all stakeholders and duty bearers. This should be developed by the consultant through a methodology which incorporates a human rights-based approach to development and climate action. This toolkit should include advocacy material, campaign material, guidance document and indigenous climate action policies.
The Human Rights and Climate Change consultant will be expected create an ‘emblematic cases’ database, and methodology for the collection of individual and communities case that show how humans have been affected by climate change. This task will also include collecting information from CSOs and stakeholders based in the Pacific region.
The Human Rights and Climate Change consultant will be expected to take part in and complete all other tasks asked during their consultancy and have some leanacy and willingness to be flexible when new challenges arise.
The Human Rights and Climate Change consultant will be expected to provide regular verbal and written report to the OHCHR climate change focal point and the Resident Representative, OHCHR ROP.
Funds for activities through salary and OHCHR ROP office resources.
The Human Rights and Climate Change consultant will be expected to update the ROP climate change focal point regularly verbally as to their progress in completing the assigned tasks. A final report of the tasks completed should be submitted through the climate change focal point to the Regional Representative, Chitralekha Massey before the end of contract period, around 10 June 2019.
Requirement for Qualifications & Experience
Minimum educational qualifications:
- Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in law, human rights, political science, international relations, or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Experience & skills:
- A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in human rights. Experience ensuring gender mainstreaming and applying a human rights-based approach is required.
- Experience in human rights monitoring, analysis, advocacy and reporting is required.
- Experience designing and implementing technical cooperation programmes at field level is desirable.
- Experience working with an international organization, NGO, or similar organization is desirable.
- Experience working on human rights related issues on the Pacific region is desirable.
- Good knowledge of human rights development and international human rights mechanisms
- Demonstrated ability to deliver quality results within tight deadlines
- Fully proficient computer skills including use of Microsoft Office programs is essential
- Strong interpersonal, communication and creativity skills in team facilitation;
- Displays an excellent command of the English language, both written and verbal;
- Strong analytical, writing and reporting skills;
- Openness to receive and provide as well as integrate feedback to work;
- Approaches work with a positive attitude;
- Comprehensive knowledge of the core competencies and values of the UN;
- Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
- Evaluation of qualified candidates will include through a competency-based interview.
The Human Rights and Climate Change consultant is an established, widely-respected human rights and climate change expert and has worked previously with UN agencies, including OHCHR.
Payment Schedule (if required):
The total amount quoted shall be all-inclusive and include all costs components required to perform the deliverables identified in the TOR, including professional fee, living allowance (if any work is to be done outside the IC´s duty station) and any other applicable cost to be incurred by the IC in completing the assignment. The contract price will fixed output-based price regardless of extension of the herein specified duration. Payments will be done on a monthly basis and final payment will be subject to submission of the final concluding report and tasks assigned in the TOR.
- OHCHR climate change focal point and the Resident Representative, OHCHR ROP.
Evaluation Method and Criteria
The award of the contract shall be made to the Human Rights and Climate Change consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as a) responsive/compliant/acceptable; and b) having received the highest score out of set of weighted technical criteria (70%). and financial criteria (30%). Financial score shall be computed as a ratio of the proposal being evaluated and the lowest priced proposal received by UNDP for the assignment.
Technical Criteria for Evaluation (Maximum 70 points)
- Criteria A: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in law, human rights, political science, international relations, or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree; 10%
- Criteria B: A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in human rights; 15%
- Criteria C: Experience in human rights monitoring, analysis, advocacy and reporting; 15%
- Criteria D: Excellent analytical, writing and drafting skills using Microsoft Office Programs; 10%
- Criteria E: Working experience in least developed countries such as the Pacific region on human rights; 10%
- Criteria G: Fluency in English (written and oral) is essential; 10%
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points (70% of the total technical points) would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
- Submission format (Technical & Financial)
Interested individual Human Rights and Climate Change consultant must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications.
- Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided in Annex II.
- 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.
- Technical proposal, including a) a brief description of why the individual considers him/herself as the most suitable for the assignment; and b) a methodology, on how they will approach and complete the assignment.
- Financial proposal, as per template provided in Annex II. Note: National consultants must quote prices in United States Dollars (USD).
Incomplete proposals may not be considered. All required templates are available on the UNDP Procurement website: www.pacific.undp.org
All applications must be clearly marked with the title of the consultancy and submitted by 5th April 2019 (Fiji Time) electronically to email@example.com
For any clarification regarding this assignment please write to Robert Vaughan on email: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Incomplete applications will not be considered, and only candidates for whom there is further interest will be contacted.