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University Law Labs Establishment Expert
Procurement Process :IC - Individual contractor
Office :UNDP Country Office - JORDAN
Deadline :30-Apr-20
Posted on :08-Apr-20
Reference Number :64936
Link to Atlas Project :
00117245 - Rule of Law and the 2030 Agenda jordan
Documents :
Terms of reference
procurement notice
Personal History Form
Terms and conditions of Individual contract
Overview :

To apply, kindly read the procurement notice, attach the following documents and submit through the following email:  

  1.  CV with at least three references;
  2. Technical proposal (to showcase requested experience and competencies); and
  3.  Financial proposal

no later than 30 April 2020 at 15 hrs. (Jordan time) with subject: “ University Law Labs Establishment Expert"

Any request for clarification must be sent to UNDP will respond by email and will send written copies of the response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all applicants.

The rule of law is the milestone to just, inclusive and peaceful societies. It compels institutions to be accountable, fair, transparent, to safeguard human rights, and to empower citizens to participate and engage constructively in society. Consequently, it creates a culture of lawfulness in which citizens understand, participate in defining, and are willing to obey to the law prompting a more cohesive society based on equal rights. Education has an important role in promoting the rule of law and a culture of lawfulness. In essence, it provides an important protective function by strengthening learners’ abilities to face and overcome difficult life situations. Young people are the drivers to change and Universities have a duty to provide educational support that nurtures rights based societies, values and attitudes in future professionals.

Since 2015, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has been supporting the government of Jordan contribution in achieving SDG 16 “Peace Justice and Strong Institutions” particularly target 16.3 “Promote the rule of law at the national and international levels and ensure equal access to justice for all”. As a result, UNDP explored a different framework to design a University Law Lab for future lawyers and legal practitioners to achieve a greater understanding of and synergy with the dynamic relationships between academic knowledge and its practical application to the legal and justice issues. The University Law Labs (ULL) can also become unique policy incubators as it brings students, faculty members, and policy makers together to work on legal cases and projects of mutual interest and benefit

The ULL model is intended to be established with in Universities and will have an accredited course that will be focusing on both theoretical and practical aspect of law studies. The Lab will provide undergraduates with solid experiences of law in practice and where students will receive law school credits.

Objective and scope of work

Over a 3 year period, UNDP in coordination and collaboration with relevant stakeholders, will be establishing and piloting a ULL within Universities in Jordan. It will be an accredited course that will be focusing on both theoretical and practical aspect of law studies. The Lab will provide undergraduates with solid experiences of law in practice and where students to receive law school credit. UNDP will continue to build on this initiative by exploring future plans to extend the establishment of ULL -whether physically or virtually - to cover universities in different governorates.

UNDP wishes to engage an expert to design a model for the University Legal Lab in Jordan, the consultant will work in close coordination with the International Rule of Law unit under the supervision of the Team Leader for the Inclusive Participation/Social Cohesion pillar in designing a model with clear course syllabus, following up the subsequent accreditation process leading to the establishment of a University Legal Lab to be used by Law faculties in Jordan.

It is estimated that the design of the model and the syllabus drafting will take 40 working days with approximately 3-5 consultative meetings. The number of days are merely indicative, and the completion might depend on the experience of the consultant to determine exact needs that fit within the budget.

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. All individuals including persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with strictest confidence and equally.

Technical and financial proposals along with CV & 3 references should be submitted, and without such will not be considered). 

(Only Short Listed Candidates will be contacted)

UNDP is an employer committed to gender equity and to providing equal opportunities to both males and females.