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Vetted Roster for Technical Experts of Governance and Peacebuilding
Procurement Process :IC - Individual contractor
Deadline :15-Feb-23 @ 09:00 AM (New York time)
Published on :07-Dec-22 @ 12:00 AM (New York time)
Development Area :OTHER  OTHER
Reference Number :UNDP-ETH-00016
Contact :GA -

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Introduction : Country:    Kenya 
Description of the Assignment:   Vetted Roster for Technical Experts of Governance and Peacebuilding
Period of assignment/services (if applicable):  Varies from a few days to several months

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Kenya Country office  is currently setting up a National Roster in Support of advisory and Capacity-building Services to UNDP Kenya Country office  Projects and Programmes and within the Africa Region on Governance and Peacebuilding Thematic Area.  In consideration of your qualifications, we are hereby inviting you to submit your applications for inclusion in a Vetted Roster of External Experts. This process enables qualified candidates to be included into UNDP RBA vetted Expert Roster.

To be considered for inclusion in the roster, applications would need to have expertise in one or more of the following areas of expertise:

1. Core Government Functions includes:

UNDP supports partners in the building of responsive and accountable institutions at all levels of government. This work is central to ensuring that development is both effective and sustainable for citizens. By supporting member states to deliver quality services, improve accountability and expand the opportunities for inclusive economic and social progress, UNDP builds resilience to crisis and reinforces the dynamic relationship between State and the people, at all levels of society. The required areas of expertise under core government function are listed as follows;

  •          Public Administration/Local Governance
  •          Institutional and Context Analysis
  •          Urbanization
  •          Governance Assessments 
2.  Inclusive political processes include:

UNDP’s integrated approach to supporting inclusive political processes aims to harness UNDP’s experience and comparative advantage in supporting and strengthening the capacities of political processes and institutions in order to improve citizen participation, voice and accountability and rebuild a stronger and more inclusive social contract. UNDP works collaboratively to support policy development and programmatic approaches to enhance the capacities of key political institutions and groups. The required areas of expertise under Inclusive political processes includes:

  • Parliamentary development
  • Political party development
  • Civic engagement and civil society
  • Gender Equality and gender analysis
  • Constitutional Reforms and Constitution Making
  • Youth Empowerment
  • Political transitions

 3.       Conflict prevention and peacebuilding includes:

UNDP’s work on conflict prevention and peacebuilding promotes social cohesion and empowering nations and communities to become inclusive and resilient to external and internal shocks.  This is done by supporting and strengthening of key governance institutions needed to peacefully navigate countries away from potential conflict and ensure durable societal transformations occur.  UNDP also works towards deepening gains made at the political and diplomatic level by providing strategic analysis, policy and programme support to the broader UN system and government partners.  The required areas of expertise under conflict prevention and peacebuilding are listed as follows.

  • Conflict prevention and management
  • Conflict sensitive planning and development
  • Infrastructures for peace
  • Women, peace, and security
  • Conflict analysis and assessment
  • Insider Mediation and conflict resolution
  • Reconciliation, national dialogue, and social cohesion
  • Scenario analysis and planning
  •  Prevention of violent extremism
  •  Recovery and Peacebuilding Analysis
4.  Rule of law, justice, security, and accountability includes:

Strengthening the rule of law and promoting human rights are cornerstones of UNDP’s work to achieve sustainable human development and eradicate extreme poverty. Through rule of law and human rights assistance, UNDP contributes to building peace and democratic governance across the full range of development contexts. UNDP also facilitates broader UN rule of law efforts in crisis and conflict-affected settings through the work of the Global Focal Point for Police, Justice, and Corrections. Key required areas of UNDP’s rule of law, justice, security, and accountability include

  • Human rights
  • Rule of Law, Access to Justice (A2J), Security and LEP
  • Security sector assessment and governance
  • Disability
  • Reintegration
  • Legal and Legislative drafting
  • Judicial reforms and development
  • Transitional justice
5.       Economic Governance

UNDP advocates for a stronger role for the state and public investment in delivering essential services. This includes assessing the impact of illicit financial flows, legal frameworks for financial regulations, privatization and commercialization on domestic resource mobilization and the delivery of public services in Africa. UNDP contributes to improve the delivery of public services in urban area; including, addressing legislative and local authority challenges, corruption mechanisms and systems to support revenue generation from the informal economy. UNDP also facilitate the governance of natural resources to ensure that the dividends are spread evenly, include key segments of the population, and contribute to economic development and higher social standards. UNDP supports the establishment of frameworks to address systemic vulnerabilities in regional and national oversight of financial systems and the development of effective governance mechanisms to foster public-private partnerships.  

Required key areas of UNDP’s Economic Governance work include:

  • Public finance management
  • Transparency, accountability, and Anti-corruption
  • Governance of natural resources
  •  Illicit financial flows
  • Public Tax Administration & Tax Transparency

6.       Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW)/ Weapons Ammunitions Management (WAM)

Reducing the proliferation of SALW as a measure of ensuring sustainable livelihood and security is one of UNDP’s critical contributions to deepening and consolidating Governance. Anchored in the Sahel Governance Offer, UNDP’s integrated approach to SALW links Weapon and Ammunitions Management (WAM) to Rule of Law (RoL), Prevention of Violent Extremism (PVE), strengthen relevant national frameworks for control over the full life cycle of SALW, building national capacity for security actors, enhance community social cohesion and peacebuilding. It focuses on cross-border engagement given the regional nature of challenges such as transnational organized crime, illicit trade, and trafficking as well as recruitment into violent extremist groups. 

Key required areas of UNDP’s SALW/WAM include:

      • Physical Security and Stockpile management
      • Community and Cross border SALW management
      • Community Violence Reduction (CVR)
      • Weapons Ammunition Management Assessments
      • Demobilization Reintegration and Recovery
      • SALW and Development research
      • Tracing and marking 

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