In 2020, UNOCT launched the “EU-UN Counter-Terrorism Partnership for Sudan” to support Transitional Government in complying with UN Security Council and General Assembly counter-terrorism obligations and recommendations, in compliance with international humanitarian and human rights law. This project is funded by the European Union and will deliver tailored technical assistance to address the needs jointly identified with the Government of Sudan. The project has two objectives. (1) To build the knowledge and raise the awareness of the Transitional Government, relevant state security institutions and civil society on UN Security Council and General Assembly counter-terrorism obligations, recommendations and requests, in compliance with international humanitarian and human rights law. (2) To support the development and/or strengthening of Sudan’s policies, strategy and capacities to effectively counter terrorism, in its different manifestations. The UN Office of Counter-Terrorism is recruiting a Local Consultant to further support the implementation of this project.
The United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) was established through the adoption of General Assembly resolution 71/291 on 15 June 2017and has a multi-faceted and strong mandate which includes:
(a) Providing leadership on the General Assembly counter-terrorism mandates entrusted to the Secretary-General from across the United Nations system.
(b) Enhancing coordination and coherence across the 38 Global Counter-Terrorism Coordination Compact (former CTITF) Task Force entities to ensure the balanced implementation of the four pillars of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy.
(c) Strengthening the delivery of United Nations counter-terrorism capacity-building assistance to Member States.
(d) Improving visibility, advocacy and resource mobilization for United Nations counter-terrorism efforts; and
(e) Ensuring that due priority is given to counter-terrorism across the United Nations system and that the important work on preventing violent extremism is firmly rooted in the Strategy.
UNOCT’s Special Projects and Innovation Branch (SPIB) was formed in 2019 and consists of three sections:
The Special Projects and Innovations Branch is responsible for planning, developing and implementing high-profile projects utilising an all-of UN approach. This project will be implemented by the Special Projects Section which has both the mandate and expertise to do so.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work:
Expected Outputs and Deliverables
Under the Supervision of the Officer in Charge, the consultant will be responsible for the following duties:
Ensure that the above activities are conducted, and the below outcomes are delivered in a manner consistent with the Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy and its subsequent review resolutions, as well as with the relevant Security Council resolutions.
Direct Supervision by: Officer in Charge, UNOCT/SPIB/SPS
Content and methodology of supervision:
The consultant will be supervised on a day-to-day basis by the Officer in charge of the project implementation in the Republic of the Sudan.
The consultant will work from his/her own facilities. As required, UNOCT will provide the consultant with an access to the relevant substantive files and material, as well as access to facilities at UN offices.
The consultant will receive remuneration for up to 40 days in total based on satisfactory completion of the assigned outputs, as determined by the competent authorities from UNOCT, considering the level of work to be carried out and the budgetary resources allocated.
Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payment
The contract price is an all-inclusive (professional fee, travel, living allowances, taxes, and other related cost), fixed output-based price regardless of extension of the herein specific service.
The payment will be made upon satisfactory completion of the assigned outputs, as determined by the competent authorities from UNOCT, considering the level of work to be carried out and the budgetary resources allocated.
Criteria for Selection of the Best Offer
Offers received will be evaluated using a Combined Scoring method, where the qualifications and proposed methodology will be weighted 70%, and combined with the price offer, which will be weighted 30%.
Criteria to be used for rating the qualifications and methodology:
Technical evaluation criteria (total 70 points):
Only consultants obtaining a minimum of 49 points in the Technical Evaluation will be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Financial evaluation (total 30 points):
All technically qualified proposals will be scored out at 30 based on the formula provided below. The maximum points (30) will be assigned to the lowest financial proposal. All other proposals receive points according to the following formula:
p = y (µ/z)
Required Skills and Experience
Qualifications and Experience
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in political science, international law, security, international relations or related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in political science, international relations, law, security, development management, international cooperation and security, conflict resolution or related area especially in an UN context is required.
Experience in conducting quality research is required. Knowledge and prior work experience in Sudan are required. Experience in counter-terrorism or related field is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this assignment, fluency in English and Arabic (both oral and written) is required
|Closing date:||January 14, 2021|