UNDP is the United Nations' global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in 177 countries, working with them on their own solutions to global and national development challenges. As they develop local capacity, they draw on the people of UNDP and our wide range of partners.
UNMIL requested ISSAT’s support in taking stock of almost 15 years of deployment in Liberia. This exercise aimed to identify lessons, best practices and areas of innovation from the key outcomes of the support provided by UNMIL’s Rule of Law Pillar – with a focus on :
- service delivery at both central and county level ;
- citizen security and justice ;
- efficiency, integrity and public trust ;
- local ownership and sustainability
The lesson-learning exercise focused on four key areas:
(i) capacity building of state institutions (mentoring, training, and human resources);
(ii) management and regulatory frameworks (law and policy reform, strategic direction, leadership, planning, and various elements of institution building);
(iii) accountability (support to internal, state, and non-state level accountability mechanisms; and
(iv) coordination including support to state-level coordination between institutions in the sector and support to coordination between the state and development partners.
In this regard the exercise considered the strengths and shortcomings of the UNMIL approach, including a review of the evolution of the mandate and its strategic Mission priorities, as well as how the internal organization of UNMIL and the UN (e.g. structures, planning, monitoring, analysis coordination and capacity, and gender mainstreaming aspects) influenced the effectiveness and efficiency of UNMIL support.
The exercise also looked at various stages of the mission:
- immediate post-conflict (re-establishment of state authority)
- drawdown and transition processes.
The target audience for the findings of the report included:
- the United Nations Security Council;
- the UN Secretariat, including DPKO, DPA, PBSO;
- UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes;
- other UN peace operations;
- the Government of Liberia;
- national stakeholders; and
- international partners based in Liberia.
This mandate was conducted in the context of the adoption of its resolution 2333 (2016), authorizing a final extension of the substantive mandate of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) to 30 March 2018, and its subsequent liquidation by 30 June 2018.
Principal among UNMIL’s mandate areas has been its extensive engagement in support of rule of law – reform of the justice and security sectors, being the lead international actor supporting these areas since its establishment in 2003, committing significant technical, financial and political resources towards :
- the reform of the national police ;
- the promotion, protection and monitoring of human rights.
UNDP Global Programme – Mid-term evaluation of the UNDP/MINUSCA joint project in support to the SCC in CAR
As part of DCAF-ISSAT support to its Rule of Law Global Programme, UNDP requested DCAF-ISSAT to conduct an evaluation of its joint UNDP-MINUSCA project in support to the Special Criminal Court in CAR. The evaluation will:
- Identify the outcomes contributed to by the project, analysing the reasons for the success and failure observed;
- Analyse the added value of the Global Program, and its contribution to the success of this; and,
- Provide recommendations for the second phase of the project.
UNDP's Rule of Law, Justice, Security and Human Rights Unit requested ISSAT in 2018 to conduct the fourth evaluation of their Colombia country evaluation series. This included development of strategic monitoring guidelines for UNDP’s Global Programme on Rule of Law and Human Rights for Sustaining Peace and Fostering Development.
ISSAT is supporting the Global Programme to achieve its planned results by conducting a series of evaluations that will build an evidence base for the range of interventions conducted under the Global Programme, allow tracking in country progress and help identify good practices from specific implementations, which can then be disseminated and potentially enrich programmes in different countries/ regions.
ISSAT and UNDP have established a partnership, since 2016 and until 2020, to jointly work towards establishing a coherent evidence base for Rule of Law programming. Through the roll-out of a wide, country-level evaluation process, the aim is to establish a lesson learning system to ensure that innovative practices, niches of good practice, examples of potential impact and shared challenges are systematically collected, analysed and fed into the programming process. The evaluations follow a uniformed methodology, albeit adapted to country contexts, and critically assess the project’s implementation and monitoring efforts and/or the country office’s broader rule of law efforts.
UNDP has requested that DCAF-ISSAT evaluate the 2015-2017 phase of the Jordan country programme “Community Security and Access to Justice” as part of this series of evaluations. This evaluation will build upon the evidence base developed in the first evaluation of this series, of the Guinea-Bissau programme. It will start the process of understanding the range of UNDP activities occurring under the Global Programme, and thus contribute to the development of the strategic guidance on result reporting and monitoring at the global level (the mandate will also include the extraction of findings from the Jordan evaluation to feed into the strategic monitoring framework).
UNDP started a process to provide long term support to the SSR process in Guinea through support to: a) coordination of the planning process across the five pillars of reform; b) the national action plan; c) the Government’s development of long-term SSR policies; d) operationalisation of SSR policies, with particular focus on budgetary aspects; e) creation of an effective inter- and intra- sectoral coordination mechanism; f) development of a mechanism to define and monitor relevant action tasks; and g) preparation of relevant texts.
UNDP and EUPOL COPPS are undertaking an 18-month support project for the Palestinian Civil Police (PCP) to enhance their accountability. As part of this project they are running a workshop to advise the PCP on issues relating to oversight, concepts, definitions, and models of police accountability.
The workshop objectives are:
- To officially launch the UNDP/EUPOL/PCP joint programme in a plenary event on the first day of the workshop;
- To analyze concepts, definitions and principles of police accountability with the aim of arriving at a PCP definition of police accountability;
- To share best practices and lessons learned in police accountability systems through a series of workshops led by the PCP;
- To present and analyze different models of police accountability and their suitability and applicability to Palestine and the PCP.
This mandate focuses on providing advice, coaching and training to the UNDP staff embedded within the research department of the Somalia Observatory. The objective is to support the development of conflict monitoring indicators, and effective data collection and analysis in the area of security and justice.
The Community Safety (DDR/AVR) project in Somalia seeks to complement the institutional focus on the justice and security sector by fostering a partnership between the community and authorities for the provision of security. This partnership lies at the heart of security sector governance.
The Somali Observatory of Conflict and Violence Prevention (OCVP) has been established with UNDP support in 2010 and part of the Somali Research and Education Network (REN) in order to provide a comprehensive approach and support to conflict and violence reduction within all Somali regions and surrounding countries through a neutral and apolitical lens.
Partnering with the Small Arms Survey, ISSAT will provide training in research methods and follow up advice and coaching to the UNDP Somalia staff working with the Observatory.
UNDP Somalia’s support to the Police in Northern Somalia (Somaliland and Puntland) includes supporting the police to strengthen the delivery of policing services to women. Potential initiatives include developing Women and Child Desks in Police stations, increasing the number and quality of serving police women and tackling sexual and gender based violence. This mandate supports the development of a gender strategy for policing, and to develop police capacity to investigate and prosecute gender based crimes. Importantly, it should also develop the capacity of the police to prevent these crimes.
In the second half of 2015, ISSAT supported UNDP to complete an evaluation of the UN-Sponsored International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG). This is the first evaluation of CICIG in eight years of operations, and comes at a time where the role of CICIG has become very influential in Guatemala. The evaluation team was led by a female ISSAT Roster member and supported by two other evaluators. A two-week mission to Guatemala was completed in August. In the process, 117 persons from the government, international community and local civil society were interviewed. In total, 40% of the persons interviewed were women; this included representatives from Indigenous (Mayan) NGOs and government agencies dealing with violence against women. Feedback from the mandators (UNDP and a group of 15 government donors) regarding the deliveries have been very positive to date.
ISSAT was requested to support UNDP, who were co-chairing the OECD INCAF Secretariat’s project to develop operational advice on how challenges in respect of ownership, programme management, monitoring, and results definition could be better addressed in security and justice engagements by using a “process approach”. Such advice needs to show senior international decision makers how “domestic” imperatives (political and organizational) can be combined with the requirements for effective engagement in long and uncertain transformational security and justice change processes.
As part of this project ISSAT was requested to review UNDP’s Justice programme and UNMIT’s SSR Programme in Timor-Leste to look at concrete options to improve security and justice programming.
Final Evaluation of UNDP 'Rule of Law and Justice' Project in Guinea-Bissau – in the context of the wider partnership between ISSAT – UNDP Global Programme on Strengthening the Rule of Law and Human Rights for Sustaining Peace and Fostering Development.
ISSAT will support the UNDP Global Programme in its broader objectives of:
1) providing better integrated programme-focused policy advice to respond to increasingly complex and interconnected justice, security and development challenges; and,
2) playing the critical function of furthering knowledge sharing and knowledge management.
ISSAT will support the Global Programme, and specifically its component on Strengthening the Rule of Law and Human Rights for Sustaining Peace and Fostering Development to achieve its planned results by conducting a series of evaluations. These will build an evidence base for the range of interventions conducted under the Global Programme, allow progress within each country programme to be tracked, and help identify good practices from specific implementations, which can then be disseminated and potentially enrich programmes in different countries/ regions. Against this background, the overall objectives for ISSAT are:
- Undertake country and project specific relevant evaluations, and provide those programmes with operationally relevant recommendations to guide future implementation;
- Analyse the approaches and contribution of country programmes, undertaken in different development, political and security contexts, towards aggregated impact at the global programme level; and,
- Assess the extent to which structures, programmes, and approaches, have contributed to progress against the overall GP Rule of Law and Justice (RoL&J) Theory of Change, and identify evidence of innovation and success in programming implementation.
In this broader framework, a final evaluation of the "Rule of Law and Justice" project of the UNDP country office in Guinea-Bissau will be undertaken by ISSAT. This evaluation provides an opportunity to launch a pilot experience in terms of developing and testing an adequate methodology, considering simultaneously the specific needs of the country project and those of the Global Programme. The evaluation will strive to draw accumulated knowledge, good practice and lessons learned from the RoL&J project in Guinea-Bissau, to input into its next programming phase. This learning from direct experience will also support the Global Programme in bridging country experiences and global knowledge, practice and policy, and will help to identify those successful elements that may be fully replicable or partially transferable, so that they can be tested and scaled-up in other contexts.
UNDP has embarked on a project to promote enhanced Security Sector Governance (SSG) in selected Pacific Island Countries (PICs), with the aim of ultimately improving human security in the region and providing a fundamental basis for economic, social and political development. This is carried out by raising awareness on improved security sector governance concepts though constructive engagement with Governments, Parliaments, civil society and the media as well as by providing financial and technical assistance and training to help countries achieve transformation of their security sector towards more effective, accountable and inclusive institutions able to provide security to all its peoples through professionalism with improved capacities. The political landscape in many of the PICs is changing, bringing new opportunities and increased enthusiasm to embrace more holistic and inclusive security policies and SSR, that are sector-wide in nature and founded on human rights principles. This is clearly evidenced in the Pacific leaders August 2014 approval of the Guiding Principles to Enhance Security Sector Governance. The PSSG project has a strong emphasis on accountability, transparency and the inclusion in decision making for women, with gender equality being a significant objective, and youth as well as a focus on the most vulnerable in the region.
Within this PSSG, UNDP Pacific Office has been providing low-key assistance to the Fijian government in its development of its National Security Strategy (NSS). Building on 2015 government broad based consultations on the Fiji National Security Strategy 2016 and Beyond (NSS 2016) that were undertaken by the government with civil society and communities (representing women, youth and excluded groups); the UNDP co-organized an expert consultation on the NSS 2016 with senior participation from the Ministry of Defence, National Security and Immigration and Fiji Police Force, other Fiji government departments (such as Fiji Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Agriculture), and the University of the South Pacific (USP).
The consultation was undertaken in Suva with 32 participants (10 women and 22 men). UN experts from UNDP, UNHCR and UNODC joined the consultations based on the request for expertise on rule of law, access to justice, human rights, asylum, refugees and migration, transnational crime and climate change. USP added expertise on regional and local political context, migration and women and regional security; and civil society representation at the consultation provided inputs on gender issues. These expert consultations highlighted:
- critical issues for immigration policies based on international frameworks and positive contributions of migrants (Nansen Initiative);
- the need to further enhance the provisions for the rule of law, separation of powers, freedom of expression, civil society input and oversight into the national security framework and its implementation;
- issues of transnational crime impacting locally and the importance of rural-urban drift/internal migration (more research to be done);
- the suggestion to consider the contribution the NSS 2016 can make to Fiji’s potential progress towards Sustainable Development Goal 16; and
- to clarify the linkages and interaction of the NSS 2016 to other Fiji Government strategies and plans including issues related to gender.
Following the workshop, the draft NSS 2016 was further reviewed and is now under further consideration by the Fiji Government. ISSAT has provided some distance support to the UNDP Pacific Office in this regard, with the development of a ‘food for thought’ paper on good practice elements and examples of NSS/NSPs that incorporate a more holistic understanding of security.
The UNDP office had also embarked on a process to support the development of a number of White Papers, which were put on hold once the NSS development process started in order to ensure that they were aligned with the higher-level policy. Given the recent changes in ministerial leadership, it is uncertain whether the NSS will be adopted without further change. The Ministry of National Security and Defence is therefore moving forward with its own corporate planning, and the police have relaunched their process to develop a Police White Paper. This comes at a time where the Police Act is expected to be reviewed in 2017.
In May 2016 UNDP, in partnership with PIFS, New Zealand Massey University and Australian National University held a regional workshop on the governance of private security companies across the Pacific. The workshop involved 22 (6 women and 16 men) participants from Fiji, PNG, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Samoa and New Zealand; and included the participation of project partner OHCHR and with technical inputs from the Geneva Centre for Democratic Control of Armed Forces. The workshop made a set of key recommendations which included:
- the need to map the private security sector in the Pacific through the collection of data on critical issues, including revenue, labour demographics, regulation and legislative frameworks;
- on the basis of evidence the need to identify and document common issues, challenges and themes within private security industries and the national/regional contexts in Forum Island Countries; and
- the need for further regional activities to progress identified priority areas that include gender and the private security sector, regulatory governance of the private security sector, and the extractives industry and the private security sector.
These recommendations were endorsed by the PIFS Forum Regional Security Committee on 8 June 2016 who also noted the growing need for capacity building for the development of legal and regulatory frameworks in the private security sector.
ISSAT has been requested to extend its support to cover the following:
- Support to UNDP to facilitate a 2-day workshop for Government officials and Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) staff working on SSG. The workshop will focus primarily on regional Private Security, including discussions on oversight/regulatory governance as well as gender implications, but will also include an assessment and analysis of the latest security trends and issues;
- Support to UNDP regarding their advice to the Ministry of Defence, National Security and Immigration, police and corrections officials working on the NSS and respective White Papers. Particular focus areas for ISSAT include public consultations for strategy development, the role of civil society in supporting implementation, good practice regarding taking a human-rights based approach, and promoting gender equality; a separate, albeit linked, focus area relates to Fiji's role as a significant UN Peacekeeping / Peace Operations troop and police contributing country;
- Capacity building support to UNDP to think through their future SSR / SSG support in the region.
It is recognized that the ongoing efforts to enhance access to justice and public security in Liberia through capacity building initiatives will not have maximum impact without corresponding efforts to develop institutional capacity. Accordingly, strategic planning processes have been undertaken in Liberia over the last four years, across the justice and security sectors, with a view to identifying key areas for institutional development and how best these weaknesses can be addressed. Whilst progress has been made in the implementation of these strategic plans, accountability and management mechanisms remain underdeveloped and there is consensus that these areas need to be addressed as a matter of urgency so as to improve public trust in the justice and security sectors. Accordingly, this area was developed into a priority project under the Liberia Peacebuilding Programme and Justice and Security Joint Programme and was successful in obtaining PBF funding support. The project provided for reviews of the management and accountability mechanisms of justice and security sector institutions, with an initial focus on the police, prosecution and judiciary. This review was particularly pertinent at this time in Liberia, given development of regional Justice and Security Hubs (also supported by the PBF); effective management and accountability of personnel are essential for the Hubs to achieve their objective of bringing real justice and security services to the communities they serve.
(1) The CAR government agreed to hold a national consultation on SSR. UNDP was providing support to the national committee tasked with planning the consultation and asked the ISSAT to support their efforts. The ToRs for ISSAT support included to :
- Provide assistance with preparing the methodology for the national consultation.
- Provide input into key documents that will be used as part of the consultation.
- Provide assistance with development of the 'road map' from the consultation to the translation of the outcomes into concrete activities, such as an in-depth assessment and eventually in to clear reforms strategies.
(2) In support of this process and as part of their series of in-country consultation on the SSR handbook, the OECD held a consultation in Bangui for both the international community and the committee planning the National Consultation. The OECD DAC asked that the ISSAT join and lead the facilitation team for this exercise.
The overall objective of this assignment is to perform as the Key Expert of the Technical Assistance Team of the Strengthening the Civilian Oversight of Internal Security Forces Phase III Project and contribute to the effective delivery of the project outputs at the highest potential quality in a timely manner. The expert will provide technical inputs, guidance and support for conducting of all Individual and Institutional Capacity Building activities, coordinate work of related short-term experts, act in collaboration and continuous communication with project partners,
The expert will plan initiate, coordinate and contribute to the preparation and the conduct of overall activity schedule, calendar, scope of all activities and deliverables to Individual and Institutional Capacity Building both in Ankara and in the field. The expert will report outlines and formats in collaboration with the Chief Technical Advisor and other key experts, related short-term experts and UNDP Project Team and ensure smooth implementation of all Individual and Institutional Capacity Building activities defined within the scope of the project.
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Actif à Madagascar depuis 2015, le Fonds de Consolidation de la Paix (Peace Building Fund – PBF), ambitionne d’apporter des réponses holistiques et pertinentes aux défis de consolidation de la Paix en répondant aux causes profondes des conflits et tensions identifiés.
Sur la base des priorités nationales établies, un plan prioritaire pour la consolidation de la paix avait été élaboré par le système des Nations Unies en collaboration avec le gouvernement et certaines composantes de ce plan, formulées à travers cinq projets, ont été approuvées et financées par la Comité de Pilotage de l’ONU, à hauteur de 12.5 millions de dollars américains. Dans le cadre des structures de coordination et d’appui à la mise en œuvre des projets PBF, un secrétariat technique a été établi au sein du Bureau du Coordonnateur Résident de l’ONU. Ce secrétariat est de fournir un appui stratégique sur les domaines stratégiques identifiés pour la consolidation de la paix ; un appui de coordination des programmes (y compris expertise analytique) ; un soutien pour le suivi, évaluation et le repporting, ainsi qu’un appui au programme et contrôle-qualité.
Le Secrétariat est actuellement composé d’un coordonnateur international, d’un VNU international chargé de suivi et évaluation, et d’un expert en finances, budget et administration. Le Secrétariat travaille sous la supervision directe du Coordonnateur Résident de l’ONU, et est en étroite collaboration avec les agences onusiennes et les représentants ministériels mettant en œuvre les projets, ainsi qu’avec les ONG Internationales et locales, les organisations de la société civile malagasy.
Dans le cadre du renforcement des capacités du secrétariat technique et du Comité de Pilotage Conjoint, un(e) Chargé(e) national(e) (SB-5) Chargé(e) national(e) de programme pour le Fonds pour la Consolidation de la Paix sera recruté, afin de renforcer les capacités du Secrétariat Technique dans ses fonctions. Le Secrétariat PBF est également l’interface entre le Comité de Pilotage du Fonds et les agences récipiendaires et partenaires du PBF, et travaille en étroite coopération avec le Bureau d’Appui à la Consolidation de la Paix (PBSO) à New York.
La période initiale est d’une (1) année, renouvelable si le service est satisfaisant et à condition d’extension des fonds PBF à Madagascar. Le tenant du poste sera sous la supervision directe du Coordonnateur International du Fonds, et le leadership du Coordonnateur Résident de l’ONU à Madagascar.
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Project implementation: Radio SIFAKA - Tracing the path of peace through the voices of young people
Madagascar benefits from the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (PBF) Youth Advocacy and Gender Equality Initiative (GYPI). This support concerns the financing of a project entitled "Radio Sifaka - Tracing the Way of Peace Through the Voices of Young People" which will be implemented over an 18-month period starting in January 2019.
As part of this project, the UN System in Madagascar, represented by UNDP, UNICEF and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, wants to improve the access of young men and women to reliable and quality information and knowledge through the integration of their voices in a complex and fragile political context. To do so, they will contribute to the consolidation of peace through the establishment of a neutral, independent and professional radio whose programs will be developed for young people and by young people and will be relayed by other community radio stations. The information and programs broadcast will thus be a source of inspiration for Community peace initiatives.
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The Justice and Corrections Service, part of the Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions in the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations, has a job opening for an Investigations Specialist, P4, in the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) in Bangui.
The Successful candidate will ideally hold a Master's degree in an appropriate field and will have 7 years of working experience. The position will be located in MINUSCA and will technically report directly to the Head of its Justice and Corrections Section or his/her delegate, in regular consultation with the United Nations Team of Experts on the Rule of Law and Sexual Violence in Conflict at UNHQ in New York.
To find out more about the Investigations Specialist position, or for information on how to apply, please follow the link.
Consultant(e) international(e) pour l'élaboration du document guide pour la refonte des services de renseignement à Madagascar
Contribuer à l'élaboration participative d'une vision et de politiques de sécurité nationale, tournées vers la protection du citoyen et des biens, et faciliter leur traduction dans des plans stratégiques et opérationnels inclusifs et réalistes.
Élaborer un document guide pour la refonte des services de renseignement à Madagascar en vue d'informer et consolider l'élaboration de la vision et de la stratégie de sécurité nationale.
- Réaliser avec la partie nationale, l’état de lieux des services de renseignement à Madagascar (renseignement intérieur, renseignement militaire et renseignement stratégique) et en déterminer les lacunes, les incohérences et les besoins ;
- Proposer une restructuration des services en vue d’une mise en synergie des données du renseignement et d’un décloisonnement ainsi qu’une nouvelle organisation des capteurs, des centres de fusionnement et des centres d’exploitation ;
- Faire des préconisations sur des outils modernes et réalistes à mettre en place ainsi que sur l’extension du renseignement, essentiellement d’origine humaine (ROHUM) aujourd’hui vers d’autres type de renseignement d’origine image (ROIM), d’origine électromagnétique (ROEM), cyberespace… ;
- Faire des propositions en termes d’amélioration des compétences (formations, filières RH, avancements etc.) et suggérer des mesures de décrispation (ouverture) vers les populations ;
- Faire une ébauche de proposition en terme de renseignement stratégique (abonnement à des services internationaux de renseignement stratégiques…).
La phase de démarrage sera marquée par une rencontre de cadrage afin d’avoir une vision harmonisée sur les objectifs et les résultats attendus de la mission. A cette occasion, la démarche méthodologique sera discutée et peaufinée entre le/la consultant(e), le PNUD et le SPDSN.
Sous la supervision du Conseiller en Gouvernance et avec l’appui du Chargé du Volet RSS au PNUD, ainsi que sous la supervision du SPDSN, le travail sera conduit par le/la consultant(e) de manière transparente, consultative et participative et doit recourir à toute la panoplie d’outils disponibles pour collecter et analyser les informations pertinentes, et pour élaborer le document sur le fondement des renseignements.
Le processus et la méthodologie s’articuleront comme suit :
- La compilation, la revue et l’examen des documents clés et des rapports pertinents (ex. : textes normatifs, études et analyses, rapports, documents stratégiques, documentation relative à la RSS et à la vision de la sécurité à Madagascar, normes et standards internationaux, etc.) afin de s’imprégner des informations disponibles ;
- Les rencontres et les entretiens avec les acteurs clés (y compris les représentants des FDS et des ministères et autres acteurs pertinents) ;
- Les discussions et analyses en groupes de travail composés des principales parties prenantes pour la thématique ;
- Les techniques adoptées seront participatives et inclusives ;
- L’exploitation et l’analyse des informations collectées en vue du livrable ;
- L’animation des ateliers de consultation, de restitution et de validation du livrable.
Par ailleurs, le/la consultant(e) mènera les travaux en étroite collaboration avec les représentants du SPDSN, les techniciens du PNUD ainsi que toute autre personne ressource.
Les techniciens de la section Gouvernance du PNUD et du SPDSN assureront le contrôle-qualité de tous les produits de la mission.
- Note de cadrage, comprenant l'approche et les méthodes envisagées, le choix des interlocuteurs et intervenants, les thématiques et questions à aborder, les risques et le calendrier de la mission ;
- Supports et animation des ateliers de consultation et de restitution du livrable en adéquation avec les groupes cibles ;
- Rapports des consultations et des ateliers ;
- Document guide pour la refonte des services de renseignement à Madagascar.
Afin d'accéder à l'offre d'emploi, Consultant(e) international(e) pour l'élaboration du document guide pour la refonte des services de renseignement à Madagascar, veuillez suivre le lien.
Contribuer au développement de politiques et stratégies nationales en vue d’atteindre l’augmentation de la présence et l'amélioration des conditions de travail des femmes dans les FDS.
- Passer en revue approfondie les politiques et critères de recrutement des FDS en vue de promouvoir des mesures de discrimination positive et d'éliminer les obstacles affectant le recrutement des femmes et réaliser des actions visant à inciter les femmes à candidater
- Organiser et faciliter des séances de sensibilisation sur les atouts et contributions des femmes à la prestation globale de sécurité d’une nation ;
- Appuyer les associations professionnelles dans les Forces de sécurité ;
- Renforcer les capacités de points focaux genre au niveau des FDS afin que ces derniers puissent mieux appréhender les enjeux liés aux conditions de travail ;
- Elaborer des lignes directrices relatives aux infrastructures pour les adapter aux besoins et exigences des deux sexes.
- Les politiques et critères de recrutement des FDS sont revues en vue de promouvoir des mesures de discrimination positive et d'éliminer obstacles pénalisants dans le recrutement et réaliser des actions visant à inciter les femmes à candidater ;
- La population et le secteur de la sécurité sont sensibilisés sur les atouts et contributions des femmes à la prestation de sécurité ;
- Les associations professionnelles dans les Forces de sécurité sont appuyées pour une meilleure prise en charge de leur rôle ;
- Des points focaux genre sont identifiés au niveau des FDS et leurs capacités de plaidoyer en faveur des éléments femmes et de leurs conditions de travail sont renforcées ;
- Des lignes directrices relatives aux infrastructures sont élaborées pour les adapter aux besoins et exigences relatives au genre.
Afin d'accéder à l'offre d'emploi, Prestataire sur les Questions Relatives à la Femme, la Sécurité et le Maintien de la Paix, veuillez suivre le lien.
Substantial progress has been made in many countries in Europe and the CIS and towards political stability, consolidation of democracy, rule of law, and improvement of human rights records. However, the development in several countries continues to be affected the legacy of past regimes and recent conflicts with persisting inter-ethnic tensions within and across borders, and only slowly improving sub-regional cooperation. Despite progress has been made in creating a framework for respecting human rights and the rule of law, many issues need to be addressed, including the independence and efficiency of the judiciary, widespread corruption, and discrimination based on ethnicity, nationality, race, sexual orientation, and other grounds.
The Istanbul Regional Hub (IRH) is UNDP’s main knowledge and advisory hub for the countries serviced by UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Europe and CIS (RBEC). The Governance and Peacebuilding Cluster of this Regional Hub provides technical advisory services and programming support on Human Rights, Rule of Law, Justice and Security to UNDP Country Offices in the region.
The Consultant will work in the Istanbul Regional Hub, under the direct supervision of the Human Rights, Rule of Law, Justice and Security Programme Specialist and overall guidance of the Governance and Peacebuilding Cluster Leader. The Consultant’s task will be to support the implementation of Central Asia Support Initiative for National Human Rights Institutions and the design of a sub-regional project in support of National Human Rights Institutions of Central Asia. The consultant will also support the implementation of the human rights, rule of law, justice and security components of the regional programme, including sub-regional and regional initiatives. The consultant will also provide support to the Programme Specialist for advisory services to COs. Furthermore, the consultant will be supporting the development of knowledge/policy products.
- Contribute to the implementation of the Central Asia Support Initiative for National Human Rights Institutions and the design of a sub-regional project in support of National Human Rights Institutions of Central Asia;
- Support project development of country projects and programmatic frameworks;
- Preparation of concept notes for regional policy and research initiatives as well as thematic policy notes;
- Contribute to regional initiatives regarding policy guidance on implementation of SDG 16;
- Oversee the conceptualisation of knowledge products on Rule of Law, Justice, Security and Human Rights;
For full access to, Consultant on Rule of Law, Justice, Security and Human Rights, please follow the link.
Duration of mission: 20 workdays
Female applicants highly encouraged.
The implementation of the SSR Program in Madagascar has been launched recently and in the framework of the Project of SSR assistance to Madagascar (ARSSAM) a National Consultant for the analysis of the military justice system in Madagascar is being recruited.
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Duration of mission: 20 workdays
Female applicants highly encouraged.
The implementation of the SSR Program in Madagascar has been launched recently and in the framework of the Project of SSR assistance to Madagascar (ARSSAM), an International Consultant for the analysis of the military justice system in Madagascar is being recruited.
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How to Guide - Monitoring and Evaluation for Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Programmes
The How to Guide provides guidance on how to plan and manage better the M&E of DDR programmes. The guide identifies simple, practical steps for DDR programme planners to integrate M&E into DDR programme design. In addition, it offers advice for DDR programme managers and M&E staff on how to set up and run a DDR M&E system.
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Policy and Research Papers
When the law works for everyone, it defines and enforces the rights and obligations of all. This allows people to interact with one another in an atmosphere that is certain and predictable. Thus, the rule of law is not a mere adornment to development; it is a vital source of progress. It creates an environment in which the full spectrum of human creativity can flourish, and prosperity can be built. The Commission understands legal empowerment to be a process of systemic change through which the poor and excluded become able to use the law, the legal system, and legal services to protect and advance their rights and interests as citizens and economic actors.
This is the second of two volumes of the report of the Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor and consists mainly of the outcomes of fi ve working groups established to inform the Commission’s deliberations through substantive work in the thematic areas of Access to Justice and Rule of Law, Property Rights, Labour Rights,
Business Rights and with respect to overall implementation strategies. The working groups consisted of a core of between fi ve and seven experts and stakeholders in their
individual capacities from around the world, with leading edge expertise and experience in the theme to be studied.
Providing accessible justice is a state obligation under international human rights standards, but this obligation does not require that all justice be provided through formal justice systems. If done in ways to respect and uphold human rights, the provision of justice through informal justice systems is not against human rights standards and can be a mechanism to enhance the fulfilment of human rights obligations by delivering accessible justice to individuals and communities where the formal justice system does not have the capacity or geographical reach.
This study seeks to identify how engagement with informal justice systems can build greater respect and protection for human rights. It highlights the considerations that development partners should have when assessing whether to implement programmes involving informal justice systems, the primary consideration being that engagement with the informal justice systems neither directly nor inadvertently reinforces existing societal or structural discrimination – a consideration that applies to working with formal justice systems as well. The study also examines the value of informal justice systems in offering, in certain contexts, flexible structures and processes, cost-effectiveness and outreach to grassroots communities.
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The Customary Law Report is the first of its kind to assess customary justice practices among the 49 officially recognized ethnic groups in Lao PDR and is a step forward in incorporating customary practices into the overall legal system, a key requirement in establishing a rule of law state by 2020.
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Programming for Justice: Access for All. A Practitioner's Guide to a Human Rights-Based Approach to Access to Justice
This comprehensive programming guide aims to help practitioners design human rights-based access to justice projects. It introduces a holistic model of access to justice, provides guidance on how to programme and prioritise access to justice strategies, and maps a large number of capacity development strategies of justice system institutions and processes. Strategies are divided into those: 1. developing capacity for inclusive legal frameworks; 2. developing capacity of institutions to provide services; and 3. developing capacity of people to seek and obtain remedies for grievances. The needs of disadvantaged and vulnerable groups are given special emphasis.
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The rule of law lies at the centre of the relationship between society and the state. Measures to establish or strengthen the rule of law are the basis for creating accountability among people as well as between citizens and their governments. Since 2008, UNDP has been a leader in supporting the rule of law in countries affected by crisis through its Global Programme to Strengthen the Rule of Law in Crisis-Affected and Fragile Situations.
This report gives a synopsis of the results achieved in 2014 at the country-level through UNDP implemented programmes, including through the Global Focal Point, in assisting 38 crisis-affected countries to deal with the legacy of violence, increase safety and security for all, build confidence through accessible and effective justice and security institutions, and improve the delivery of justice and security for women. Serving the UN System through rule of law, key policy developments and response to crises are also highlighted.
"This evaluation was initiated by the Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery of UNDP in New York. It examines the work undertaken by the UNDP Support to Security Sector Reform Programme in Albania, which commenced in January 2004. The programme is still running and so this evaluation necessarily had to evaluate an on-going process. Funding difficulties experienced by the programme prompted the evaluation to concentrate on two areas: how to consolidate the gains already made by established projects and how to develop the programme further in order to improve its contribution to communitybased policing in the Republic of Albania.
Subsequent sections of the report examine the objectives and activities of the programme and
provide a detailed analysis of its outcomes. The report presents a series of recommendations that emerge from the findings of the evaluation."
These lessons learned, drawn directly from the author’s field experience, are not provided asinstructions or directives but as a practitioner’s suggestions and reflections. It is hoped that this report cancontribute to the development of good practices and more specifically to the establishment of moreproactive and holistic mechanisms in the preparation of security sector reform projects such as theKosovo ISSR. This report might also prove useful to governments, UN agencies and othernongovernmental organisations in designing security sector reform strategies or programmes. Given theimportance of security sector reform projects, especially in post-conflict environments, the preparatorywork undertaken before these projects should receive more attention and care, and this report intends onproviding actionable suggestions to assist the decision-makers and practitioners alike.
The core of the report lists and describes the tasks, objectives and outputs undertaken as part of theISSR preparatory phase. Each of these items is then analysed and lessons learned are drawn from them,based on Mr. Jérôme Mellon‘s specific experience with the Kosovo ISSR process, but with the objective ofbeing relevant and useful for future similar projects. This report also benefited from the input andassistance of BCPR staff members.
This practice note is intended to suggest strategies for UNDP support to access to justice, particularly for the poor and disadvantaged, including women, children, minorities, persons living with HIV/AIDS and disabilities. Part II of the note emphasizes the need to focus on capacities to seek and provide remedies for injustice and outlines the normative principles that provide the framework within which these capacities can be developed. Part III of the note sets out principles for action, approaches and techniques that can be used by UNDP practitioners involved in access to justice programming. It also suggests steps in policy dialogue, partnership building, design, implementation and execution that are intended to increase the likelihood of success of access to justice programmes. Part III also highlights issues related to monitoring and evaluation that are particularly important, including the use of disaggregated data to indicate whether there have been results for different poor and disadvantaged groups. Part IV suggests ways to capitalize on UNDP’s advantage as an impartial and trusted partner of developing countries, and suggests possible entry points for programming. Finally, Part V lists knowledge resources for practitioners engaged in access to justice programming.
With this Note, UNDP confirms its original policy position and elaborates, on the basis of experience, how this policy is to be implemented in the three strategic areas of intervention covering UNDPs work on human rights and human rights mainstreaming.
(1) Supporting the strengthening of national human rights systems;
(2) Promoting the application of a human rights-based approach to development programming; and
(3) Greater engagement with the international human rights machinery
The Practice Note links the implementation of the policy to the framework definition of a human rights-based approach to programming as captured in the “UN Common Understanding on a Human Rights-based Approach”, and explores opportunities and possibilities that arise during the programming cycle. The Practice Note moreover stresses that human rights are the business of every staff member, and that partnerships with other actors, notably the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, must be a defining characteristic of UNDP support with respect to human rights.
Corruption is hampering the delivery of justice globally. People perceive the judiciary as the second most corrupt public service, after the police. UNDP presents in this report, prepared in cooperation with U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre, a series of successful experiences from Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Indonesia, Kenya, Kosovo*, Nepal, Nigeria, Paraguay, Philippines, and Somalia, in promoting transparency and accountability within the judiciary.
Opening up judicial systems fosters integrity and increases public trust without impeding independence of the judiciary. The report advocates for judiciaries to open up to peer learning by engaging representatives of other countries in capacity assessments to improve judicial integrity. It also encourages judiciaries to consult end-users, associations of judges and use new technologies to foster transparency and accountability.
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The United Nations Development Programme and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime undertook the Global Study on Legal Aid to establish a baseline understanding of how the right to legal aid in civil, criminal and administrative cases has been defined and addressed around the world. The Global Study is the international community’s first attempt to collect data on and present a comprehensive overview of the state of legal aid globally. It provides valuable insights on a number of common priorities faced by countries for enhancing people’s access to effective legal aid services.
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Global Parliamentary Report 2017—Parliamentary oversight: Parliament's power to hold government to account
The second Global Parliamentary Report shines the spotlight on one of parliament’s critical functions: its power to hold governments accountable for their actions and decisions. The report, co-published with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), is based on the contributions of 150 national parliaments. As a practical and useful tool for Members of Parliament (MPs) and other interested communities, it has examples of how parliaments and MPs carry out oversight in their countries, as well as tips for MPs on how to approach oversight.
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Violent extremism in Africa is beginning to reverse of development gains and threatening prospects of development in the future, causing fatalities, displacement and critical humanitarian need. The UN's 2015 Plan of Action on Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE) urges states to attentend to the root causes and drivers of violent extremism, instead of spending too much effort on militarized approaches, as was the case in the past decades.
This report, an output of the UNDP’s Preventing and Responding to Violent Extremism in Africa programme, contributes towards creating an evidence base on the drivers and incentives for recruitment in Africa. Analysis aims to gain understainding of the dynamics of the recruitment process, from its initial conditions and factors, through to the ‘tipping point’ that triggered particular individuals to take the step of joining a violent extremist group where others did not. Results are drawn from interviews with former recruits from various violent extremist groups across the continent.
The report's insights suggest new pathways for effective policy-making and programming responses.
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This lessons-learned brief captures and synthesizes the experiences of African National Statistical Offices in producing governance-related statistics and is relevant for anyone interested in the new statistical domain of governance, peace and security (GPS) to monitor Sustainable Development Goal 16.
Senior government officials and chief statisticians contemplating the production of official statistics on GPS to enable national reporting on SDG 16, or on other national or regional commitments in this area, will learn from this brief what led their peers to embark on this new stream of data collection, and the strategies they used to muster political commitment and cultivate broad-based demand for GPS statistics throughout the process.
Similarly, international development organizations and donors keen to support sound investments in this new area of official statistics will find in this brief a series of practical recommendations on how best to do so.
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The global study, Invisible Women: Gendered Dimensions of Return, Reintegration and Rehabilitation, conducted in partnership with the International Civil Society Action Network, responds to a pressing need for action-oriented research that improves our understanding of women’s roles in reintegration and rehabilitation processes, and the work of women-led organizations in supporting these processes. The study considers their experiences as critical lessons for the design and implementation of initiatives to prevent violent extremism. In doing so, it makes an important contribution to an expanding evidence base on the reintegration of violent extremists.
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This report features 13 case studies that together highlight the range and impact of UNDP’s engagement with the media for the purpose of achieving development outcomes. First, it seeks to demonstrate that, across development contexts, UNDP has increasingly identified media engagement as a priority for its policy and programmes. Second, the report seeks to outline UNDP’s comparative advantage and unique role in this area of work as well as to spark new approaches on media engagement and build new partnerships with media actors, the private sector, civil society and governments. Finally, by delving into the challenges and lessons learned across UNDP’s initiatives, the report seeks to contribute to broader debates among a range of stakeholders on how to design more effective and sustainable policies and programmes to support the roles of the media, which can better meet the needs and challenges of today’s complex media ecosystems.
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This report seeks to provide an overview of global SDG 16+ action, illustrating SDG 16+ progress and country experiences and the perspectives of multiple stakeholders active on 16+. The report uses the term ‘SDG 16+’, that has been coined to reflect the linkages between goals and targets beyond SDG 16 that embody commitments to peace, justice, and inclusion across all the SDGs. By focusing on SDG 16+, this report recognizes the interdependent nature of SDG 16, its 12 targets and the 24 other targets of other SDGs that directly measure an aspect of peace, justice and inclusion. Multi-stakeholder partnerships are key to delivering on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This is no less true for SDG 16+, which serves as an enabler and accelerator for all SDGs. The issue of reporting on peace, justice and inclusion is fundamental to the sustainable development goals. Whatever countries are trying to achieve across the SDGs has to involve key elements of SDG 16+, including effective institutions, participatory decision-making, access to justice for all, a reduction in violence, tackling corruption and access to information. All of the key parts of SDG 16+ are at the fore in the implementation of Agenda 2030.
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The report puts forward and synthesizes data from field case studies/focus group discussions, a mapping of youth-led actions in the five regions, a global literature review, and a global survey on Youth and countering and preventing violent extremism for practitioners, to better understand young people’s aspirations and perceptions and improve programming. It will inform inter-agency collaboration on Youth & the Prevention of Violent Extremism, paving the way for a new generation of ambitious and powerful youth-inclusive initiatives.
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This paper presents evidence on how media development policies and programmes can help prevent insecurity and violent conflict, and contribute towards peace and justice. It aims to help practitioners and researchers in the field of conflict prevention and communication explore ways to work better in this area.
While there is increasing recognition given to the importance of media and its positive and negative potential in relation to conflict, there is relatively little accessible evidence on what works, guidance for practitioners, or attention from donors.
The paper examines the available literature on this subject specifically focusing on the challenges that conflict prevention and media specialists face in working in this area as well as what we know works, drawing on best practices and lessons learned. It highlights the knowledge gaps around media for conflict prevention and form a basis for the discussion of what steps conflict resolution specialists could take next to engage in this area.
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The survey consists in a questionnaire administered to 1758 persons (as well as interviews and focus groups), we conclude that almost half of the population has had legal problems in the last five years, and that these have largely gone unresolved due to a lack of legal awareness in society and the underperformance of justice sector institutions. This is particularly true for members of disadvantaged groups, including the poor, those with a low level of formal education, the Roma, members of the LGBTI community, victims of domestic violence and others.
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The rule of law lies at the center of the relationship between society and the state. Measures to establish or strengthen the rule of law are the basis for creating accountability among people as well as between citizens and their governments. Since 2008, UNDP has been a leader in supporting the rule of law in countries affected by crisis through its Global Programme for Strengthening the Rule of Law in Crisis-Affected and Fragile Situations.
UNDP's Annual Report, Eight Years On, marks the end of Phase II (2012 –2015) of the Global Programme and sets the stage for the implementation of Phase III (2016–2019). Part I of the report, Looking Back to Look Ahead, depicts the transformational change brought about by rule of law programming during the first two phases of the Global Programme – a period of eight years. Part II, Serving the UN System, highlights UNDP’s collaboration with other UN entities and details important policy developments that affect rule of law assistance from the perspective of high-level officials across the UN. Part III, 2015 Year in Review, provides a synopsis of the key results achieved by UNDP in 2015 in assisting countries to increase safety and security, deal with the legacy of violence, build confidence through accessible and effective justice and security institutions, and improve the delivery of justice and security for women.
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FORTES Informa - UNDP Newsletter of the Rule of Law and Security Programme - Year I, Number I, Dec. 2010 – Jan. 2011
This is the first edition of FORTES Informa, the bimestrial newsletter of the Rule of Law and Security Programme/RoLS (FORTES, from the acronym in Portuguese), a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) initiative in Guinea-Bissau.
As the security environment in Iraq remains complex and challenging, Security Sector Reform (SSR) is a prerequisite for both long-term stability and peace. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has been engaged with the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA), through its Support to Security Sector Reform Phase I, to develop a National Security Strategy (NSS). The strategy centralizes the concept of human security and promotes inclusivity and equality, and its development has revealed the immediate and fundamental need for the Government to focus its efforts on developing a SSR plan.
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UNDP’s Global Programme on Strengthening the Rule of Law and Human Rights for Sustaining Peace and Fostering Development seeks to cultivate the conditions for people to experience greater peace and development and to be active participants in the decisions that affect their lives.
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