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TERMS OF REFERENCE (TOR)
INDIVIDUAL CONTRACT – INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANT
A. POST DETAILS
Post Title: Electoral Legal Specialist-International
Agency/ Project Name:UNDP LEARN Project
Country of Assignment : Dilli, Timor-Leste
Starting Date : 01 April 2019
Period of assignment/services: : 6 Months (15 April 2019 to 30 Sep 2019)
B. Project Description
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is implementing an Electoral Project- Leveraging Electoral Assistance Regionalized Nation-Building (LEARN) to provide tailored technical assistance to Election Management Bodies (EMBs)- Technical Secretariat for Electoral Administration STAE) and National Commission for Elections (CNE) to strengthen their capacities through electoral cycle approach, contributing to the process of creating and sustaining an environment for inclusive and responsive electoral and political processes.
Since the successful conduct of national elections in 2017 and 2018, the project is undergoing activities that would pertain to the post-election scenario in relation to building the capacity of EMBs of Timor-Leste. The project is addressing the larger context of the socio-political dynamics especially focusing on the issues of women and youth of Timor-Leste. As the country is in the process of decentralization, conduct of election is imminent to the context. The EMBs will be drafting and reviewing the existing electoral legal framework for Municipality elections as the Government has outlined in their five-year programme. In coordination with CNE and Ministry of State Administration, an integrated electoral legal framework for the national elections.
- OBJECTIVE OF THE ASSIGNMENT/SCOPE OF SERVICE
Under the supervision of the National Project Manager, the consultant is expected to assist STAE in drafting the integrated legal frameworks. The consultant will engage to identify and analyze the electoral legal framework remaining within the scope of advising and providing legal assistance to the EMBs to develop necessary legal framework for the electoral processes of Timor-Leste. The consultant will perform following duties and responsibilities:
- Review available documents/ national legislation, and consult with UNDP senior management, and rule of law and justice team members to better understand the context and objectives of this consultancy;
- Conduct a comprehensive analysis of the existing electoral legal framework;
- Prepare and conduct interviews/discussions with key stakeholders- Ministry of State Administration, CNE, Parliament Members and respective Parliamentary Standing Committees.
- Carry out legal studies on any matters that may be committed to it, within the scope of the activities of competence of STAE;
<>·····Conduct study and propose improvements in the electoral system based on the experience and suggestions provided in other publications;
All information pertaining to this project as well as outputs produced under this contract shall remain the property of the UNDP who shall have exclusive rights over their use. Except for purposes of this assignment, the products shall not be disclosed to the public nor used in whatever format without written permission of UNDP in line with the national and International Copyright Laws applicable.