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UNDP Vietnam is seeking for 01 National Consultant (NC) to develop a guiding document on piloting good models and initiatives for grassroots mediation conducted by the Viet Nam Lawyers Association.
In Viet Nam, grassroots mediation is one of the most popular out-of-court mechanisms for dispute resolution. It often covers minor disputes arising from family and civil relationships, and within communities. The Law on Grassroots Mediation of 2013 currently regulates mediation activities at the grassroots level in the country.
Viet Nam Lawyers Association (VLA) as a “political, social, professional association” under the Viet Nam Fatherland Front, has been one of the mediation providers at the grassroots level in Viet Nam. VLA’s members are professionals with legal expertise and experience. The most common mediation mechanism conducted by VLA is the combined model where mediation becomes an integral part of legal consultation (so called ‘legal consultative mediation’). This mechanism of mediation applies for minor disputes relating to land, marriage, family and other civil issues.
The EU Justice and Legal Empowerment Programme in Vietnam (the EU JULE Programme) funded by the EU and being implemented by UNDP and UNICEF seeks to strengthen the rule of law through a more reliable, trusted and better accessed justice system. Its specific objective is to increase access to justice for vulnerable groups and in particular for women, children, ethnic minorities, and poor people in Vietnam.
In 2019, under the EU JULE Programme, a survey report assessing the current situation and identifying good practices/models to resolving disputes at the grassroots level by VLA was prepared. The report found a number of good practices/models for effective grassroots mediation in surveyed locations (Dien Bien, Ha Tinh, and Soc Trang). As one of the key recommendations for future interventions, the report recommended VLA to further study these practices/models. The goal is to develop a set of good practices or models for grassroots mediation that can be piloted and potentially multiplied throughout the VLA’s system.
UNDP now seeks to hire an international consultant to support the UNDP-selected national consultant in developing a guiding document on piloting good models and initiatives for grassroots mediation conducted by VLA.
Procurement Notice with enclosed TOR and evaluation criteria are in the attached files.
Interested offerors are invited to submit CVs, financial proposals and other information following guidance in the Procurement Notice to:
UNDP Viet Nam
304 Kim Ma, Ha Noi, Viet Nam
Tel: (+84 24) 38500100
Direct: (+84 24) 38500195/ 0377397439
with notification by email (without attachment) to: email@example.com that the bidder has submitted proposal.
UNDP will not be responsible for the missing of proposal if the bidder does not send notification email to above address.
Deadline for submission: 23.59, 04 May 2020 (Hanoi time)