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OFERTA DE EMPREGO : PNUD – National Consultant : Support to Political Dialogue and National Reconciliation in Guinea Bissau

  • Cidade: Bissau
  • Estado: Guinea-Bissau
  • País: Guinea-Bissau
  • Criado: 04/07/2019 20:06
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Final External Evaluation of the Support to Political Dialogue and National Reconciliation in Guinea Bissau

  • Organization: UNDP – United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Bissau
  • Grade: National Consultant – Locally recruited Contractors Agreement – Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • International Relations
    • Political Affairs
    • Social Affairs
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Peace and Development
    • Conflict prevention
  • Closing Date: 2019-07-16


The project “Support to Political Dialogue and National Reconciliation in Guinea Bissau” has contributed to peacebuilding efforts in Guinea-Bissau by enabling, in four areas of intervention, initiatives that have fostered: constructive political dialogue to resolve the current and prevent future crises; national consensus on issues of critical importance for national stability in the medium and long term; and national unity, particularly at a time of potentially divisive discourse.

Initiatives in the first area of intervention have fostered constructive political dialogue by supporting facilitation initiatives of the Women’s Forum for Peace. Positive results achieved by the Women’s Facilitation Group in opening up dialogue channels between the parties to the crisis demonstrated the Forum’s significant potential to positively impact on the readiness of political actors to engage directly with each other on the implementation of commitments made to resolve the crisis.

Initiatives in the second area of intervention have strengthened inclusive and sustainable national capacities for dialogue and mediation with a focus on women as agents of change, inspired by the work of the Women’s Facilitation Group, and in line with Security Council resolution 1325 (2000). Initiatives in this area of intervention have focused on increasing the technical competence and expertise of a pool of women facilitators to support track 1 processes, as well as promoted community dialogue and local-level mediation.

The third area of intervention has strengthened the capacity of national actors to engage with national authorities in the identification of technical aspects, legal options and roadmaps of activities required to implement key State and institutional reforms that are essential for long-term political and institutional stability, i.e. state reform (good governance); constitutional

review; review of the electoral law; review of political parties’ law; and defence, security and justice sector reforms.

Finally, initiatives under the fourth area of intervention the project has focused on supporting national actors in their preparations for the National Conference “Paths to Peace and Development”. The National Popular Assembly established the OCNC in 2009 to organize the National Conference, which will serve as platform for a nation-wide discussion on the root causes and consequences of conflict in Guinea-Bissau, as well as on possible solutions to outstanding challenges. By mobilizing social interest in and unity behind the reconciliation agenda, and by convening a diverse range of actors around the issue, initiatives in this area of intervention will contribute to mitigating the effects of potentially divisive political discourse in Guinea-Bissau.

Duties and Responsibilities

The consultant will work as team member in cooperation with an international team leader, under the overall supervision of the Chief of Political Affairs Section of UNIOGBIS assisted by the Project Coordination Team and in close collaboration with the national stakeholders. The consultant is expected to perform the following activities:

  • Review documents and consult with UNIOGBIS/PAS, UNIOGBIS/PIU and UNIOGBIS/GU senior management and project team members to better understand the project, including its design process, implementation aspects and expected results;
  • Review the project results and resources framework, progress and financial reports, monitoring reports and contribution agreements signed with partners;
  • Prepare and conduct interviews with key stakeholders and project beneficiaries and central and regional level, as well as Prepare and conduct interviews with members of the Project Coordination Team;
  • Assist the team leader to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the political dialogue and national reconciliation project activities and results reported vis a vis evidence data collected in the field to assess its relevance, efficiency, efficacy, impact and sustainability;
  • Assess the project approach to communication and knowledge management and make suggestions on how to strengthen these aspects;
  • Organize a workshop session to present the final evaluation report for validation by the key stakeholders, including donors, the government and civil society organizations;
  • Draft a final report including the comments from the workshop, among others.


The following deliverables are expected:

  • A methodological concept note;
  • A draft report;
  • The organization of a validation workshop;
  • A final report including the inputs from the workshop validation.


Consultant Profile

  • Strong analytical, negotiation and communication skills, including ability to produce high quality practical advisory reports and knowledge products;
  • Professional and/or academic experience in one or more of the areas of the Development or knowledge management field;
  • Ability to produce high quality outputs in a timely manner while understanding and anticipating the evolving client needs;
  • Ability to focus on impact and results for the client, promoting and demonstrating an ethic of client service;
  • Ability to work independently, produce high quality outputs;
  • Strong ability to write clearly and convincingly, adapting style and content to different audiences and speak clearly and convincingly;
  • Strong presentation skills in meetings with the ability to adapt for different audiences;
  • Strong analytical, research and writing skills with demonstrated ability to think strategically;
  • Strong capacity to communicate clearly and quickly;
  • Strong inter-personal, negotiation and liaison skills;
  • Excellent writing, research, analysis and presentation skills.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in law, economics, human rights, political science, development studies or similar areas;
  • Certification in monitoring and/or evaluation is desirable.


  • Proven 5 years’ experience in managing or/and evaluating development programs/projects, especially with UNDP;
  • Knowledge and demonstrable experience in the field of rule of law, human rights and access to justice; including with UNDP is an asset;
  • Knowledge and demonstrable experience working with civil society organizations in Guinea-Bissau:
  • Proven knowledge of Guinea-Bissau’s social context and/or rule of law and justice sector is strongly desirable;
  • Experience in the use of computers and office software packages as well as web-based management systems.


  • Proficiency in Portuguese and in Bissau-Guinean creole is mandatory;
  • Good knowledge of English or French are highly desirable;

Guidelines for application:

Required documents:

  • A cover letter explaining why you are the most suitable candidate for this assignment;
  • A brief methodology on how you will approach and conduct the tasks, describing the tools and workplan proposed for this assignment;
  • A financial proposal;
  • A personal CV including past experiences in similar projects and at least 3 professional references.

Lump sum contracts: The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount, and payment terms around specific and measurable (qualitative and quantitative) deliverables (i.e. whether payments fall in installments or upon completion of the entire contract). Payments are based upon output, i.e. upon delivery of the services specified in the ToR.  In order to assist the requesting unit in the comparison of financial proposals, the financial proposal will include a breakdown of this lump sum amount (including travel, per diems, and number of anticipated working days).

Travel: All envisaged travel costs must be included in the financial proposal. This includes all travel to join duty station/repatriation travel.  In general, UNDP should not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should the Individual Consultant wish to travel on a higher class he/she should do so using their own resources.

In the case of unforeseeable travel, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed.

Evaluation: Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodologies:

Cumulative analysis:

When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract should be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:

  • Responsive/compliant/acceptable; and
  • Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation;
  • Technical Criteria weight – 70 points;
  • Financial Criteria weight – 30 points.

Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 70 points would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.

Evaluation criteria:

  • Education background – 10 points;
  • Experience as defined in the ToR – 20 points;
  • Competences as defined in the ToR – 10 points;
  • Understating of the ToR – 15 points;
  • Methodology and overall approach – 25 points;
  • Overall quality of the proposal (comprehensiveness, structure, language and clarity) – 20 points.

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence. UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


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