The OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe (POiD) has successfully implemented several key activities in the implementation of its mandate to further the rule of law.
In recent years, the POiD continued its pursuit of the eradication of torture of detained persons in the Host Country through continued cooperation with the Civil Society Coalition against Torture and Impunity in Tajikistan, whose partnership has produced continuing gains since 2011. The POiD also continued its support of the joint Human Rights Commissioner (Ombudsperson) / civil society closed and semi-closed facilities monitoring program, while continuing to encourage the Host Government to ratify the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and to ensure full transparency in the administration of detention facilities and other places of deprivation of liberty. In 2019, the POiD added a new activity in this area by providing training for law enforcement, prosecutors and judges on the Istanbul Protocol, international guidelines in forensic investigation and documentation of suspected and confirmed torture. Further, having identified opportunities to cooperate with both governmental and civil society stakeholders to address the need for juvenile justice sector reform, the POiD has in recent years continued to build the Host Country’s capacity to implement necessary reforms, particularly in two areas related to juvenile justice reform: (i) cross-dimensional trainings for law enforcement on interactions with child suspects, victims and witnesses, and (ii) prevention, rehabilitation and reintegration of youth offenders.
The POiD will conduct an evaluation and assessment of the Rule of Law Project to inform future planning.
The POiD will:
• Evaluate the performance and impact of the Rule of Law Project over the past three years, as well as the extent to which it has addressed identified needs and advanced intended rule of law project outcomes; and
• Assess areas of greatest opportunity for the Rule of Law Project to advance the POiD mission of improving the capacity of Tajik authorities and civil society to deliver security to citizens and the region, in line with OSCE principles and commitments as well as its comprehensive and co-operative approach to security.
The POiD has identified the following as particular focus areas where assessment and research needed: • existing donors and interventions in the rule of law and justice reform area; • existing priorities and unmet needs; • review of POiD priorities and projects; and • existing capacities to meet the identified unmet needs.
Thematically, it will focus on the following key assessment areas: • penitentiary reform; • violent extremism and radicalization leading to terrorism (including rehabilitation and reintegration) • juvenile justice; • torture prevention and investigation; • forensics; • independence of the judiciary and legal profession; • fair trials; and • access to justice and legal assistance/aid;
|Tasks and Responsibilities|
With the support of the Office’s Rule of Law Officer and the Senior Rule of Law Programme Assistant, the consultant will undertake the following activities:
Task 1: Methodology and Indicators for Evaluation and Assessment Developed and Approved
1.1 In cooperation with the Rule of Law Unit, the consultant will develop the methodology for assessment, including questionnaires, surveys, interviews, etc.
1.2 The assessment will attempt to answer the following questions with regard to rights of relevance to the above-outlined key assessment areas:
1.3 In cooperation with the Rule of Law Unit, the consultant will develop indicators:
Task 2: Methodology for Data Sources and Data Collection Developed and Approved
2.1 In cooperation with the Rule of Law Unit, the consultant will develop methodology data sources and data collection.
2.2 Both quantitative and qualitative data will be collected through desk-based literature review and field research.
2.3 Data will be gathered from the following sources:
a) desk-based literature review: • official government statistics (quantitative); • third-party reports as available and relevant (qualitative and quantitative); and • country legal and regulatory documents (qualitative).
b) field research: • semi-structured interviews of decision-makers at local and national levels; • interviews of local and international independent experts.
Task 3: Post-Assessment Report Provided
3.1 Final report with follow-up recommendations submitted and approved.
(1) Development of methodology, indicators for assessment and desk-based research (home-based work, 10 days)
(2) Field research, including interviews with decision-makers and independent experts (Tajikistan, 12 days)
(3) Post-assessment report in English (home-based, 3 days)
• Minimum ten years of progressively responsible professional experience in field of Rule of Law and Criminal Justice, NGO and/or government service; • Extensive experience with analytical research, situational analyses, reporting and recommendations; • Experience conducting project evaluation and developing action plans together with state agencies; • Advanced degree in law, social/political science, public policy or other relevant subjects; • Excellent research, analytical and reporting skills; • Fluency in Russian, English is an asset.
|The consultant will be remunerated commensurate with consultant’s experience and qualifications in accordance with OSCE established rates. Applicants should indicate whether they wish to be included in the OSCE Roster of Consultants for similar assignments.|
|How To Apply|
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Please note that CVs and other applications submitted in different formats than the OSCE Application Form will not be reviewed.
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