UNDP SEESAC is looking for an Armed Violence Monitoring Platform (AVMP) Junior Consultant

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Description of assignment:   Armed Violence Monitoring Platform (AVMP) Junior Consultants – 3 Positions (covering each: 1) Albania and Kosovo[*], 2) Republic of Moldova and 3) North Macedonia)
 Project:  South Eastern and Eastern Europe Clearinghouse for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SEESAC)
 Duty Station:   Home based  
 Duration:  February – December 2020
 Contract type:  Individual Contract

Proposal should be submitted at the following address: http://www.rs.undp.org/content/serbia/en/home/operations/jobs.html no later than 29 January 2020.

 

Background Information

The South Eastern and Eastern Europe Clearinghouse for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SEESAC) is a joint initiative of the UNDP and the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC). As such, it is an integral part of UNDP’s work in the Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (ECIS) region and has, since 2002, worked primarily to strengthen the capacities of national and regional stakeholders to control and reduce the proliferation and misuse of small arms and light weapons, and thus contribute to enhanced stability, security and development in South East and Eastern Europe. SEESAC also has a distinguished record working closely with ministries to mainstream gender equality and this aspect will remain central to the programme.

The overall objective of the project is to contribute to international peace and security by combatting the threat posed by the widespread accumulation and illicit trafficking in small arms and light weapons and their ammunition in and from SEE. At the same time, it enhances regional stability by working within the framework of the RCC and in partnership with other relevant initiatives. The project is directly contributing to the implementation of the EU Security Strategy, the EU SALW Strategy, the EU Firearms Strategy, the Arms Trade Treaty, the UN Programme of Action, the International Tracing Instrument, UN Firearms Protocol, UN Security Council Resolution 1325 and will specifically enhance regional cooperation in combating the threat posed by the spread of SALW and their ammunition. Specifically, the project is contributing to the implementation of the South East Europe Regional Implementation Plan Combatting the Proliferations and Impact of Small Arms and Light Weapons and the Roadmap for a sustainable solution to the illegal possession, misuse and trafficking of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) and their ammunition in the Western Balkans by 2024. The project results are also directly contributing to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goal 16 on peaceful and just societies, in particular targets 16.1(Significantly reduce all forms of violence and death rate everywhere) and 16.4 (significantly reduce illicit arms flows).

SEESAC is implementing the Council Decision 2016/2356 in support of SEESAC disarmament and arms control activities in South-East Europe in the framework of the EU Strategy to combat illicit accumulation and trafficking of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) and their ammunition, adopted on 19 December 2016, and the Council Decision 2018/1788 in support of the implementation of the Regional Roadmap on combating illicit arms trafficking in the Western Balkans. In addition to this, SEESAC has initiated the implementation of the second phase of the Strengthening of Regional Cooperation on Gender Mainstreaming in Security Sector Reform in the Western Balkans project. The project facilitates regional cooperation on gender equality in the military and further strengthens the capacities of the Ministries of Defense and the Armed Forces for implementation of gender responsive policies. These initiatives continue to strengthen safety and security through regional cooperation in South East Europe.

Scope of work

Under the overall guidance of SEESAC Regional Cooperation Coordinator, the 3 AVMP Junior Consultants will be expected to perform the following tasks:

  • Monitor online and print media and relevant websites to capture articles and collect data related to firearms incidents covering the period from 1 February 2020 – 27 December 2020 in:
    • Albania and Kosovo* (to be covered by one AVMP Junior Consultant);
    • North Macedonia (to be covered by one AVMP Junior Consultant);
    • Moldova (to be covered by one AVMP Junior Consultant).
  • Populate the AVMP with the 2020 (up to 27 December 2020) firearms incidents related data.

Deliverables and timelines

 The consultants will be expected to deliver the following:

Deliverables in English language

Timeline

Payment Schedule

Data related to firearms incidents in respective country collected through online and printed media and populated in the AVMP.

15 February 2020 - 27 December 2020

Monthly, as per the deliverables certified by SEESAC Regional Cooperation Coordinator

All deliverables must be prepared in English language and be quality reviewed and accepted by SEESAC Regional Cooperation Coordinator.

Skills and Competencies

  • Proficient in using computer/internet.
  • Demonstrate very good oral and written communication skills and attention to details.
  • Display cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
  • Evidence of ability to work independently and in team.
  • Proficiency in English and Macedonian for the Junior Consultant covering North Macedonia
  • Proficiency in English and Albanian for the Junior Consultant covering Albania and Kosovo*
  • Proficiency in English and Romanian for the Junior Consultant covering Republic of Moldova

Qualifications and Experience

  • Graduated or final year of University or MA in social sciences.
  • Research and analytical skills and previous experience with research projects (including through university projects).

Application Procedure

Interested individual consultants must submit, via UNDP Website: UNDP in Serbia under section “Jobs” no later than 27 January 2020, the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:

  • Personal CV in English language containing date of birth, contact information (home address, phone number, e-mail) and timeline of work experience (including description of duties).
  • The Offeror’s letter must also include:
  • Cover Letter – Explaining why you are the most suitable for the work.

The shortlisted candidates may be asked to provide copies of diplomas and any other certificates providing evidence of their education and experience in relevant fields.

Financial proposal

The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount in USD, for each deliverable as per TOR. Payments are based upon output, i.e. upon delivery of the services specified in the TOR. The financial proposal should be provided in the Breakdown of Cost by Deliverables table in the Offeror’s Letter.

Further information is available at the following addresss: https://www.rs.undp.org/content/serbia/en/home/jobs.html

 

[*] References to Kosovo shall be understood to be in the context of Security Council Resolution 1244 (1999).

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