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2021/CDFCCB/6749

Job offer type
Experts

Type of contract
Service contract

Estimated budget
Framework Contract with Task Order

Activity sectors
Género, derechos y modernización del Estado

Deadline date
14/08/2021 05:58

Duration of the assignment
Beaded expertise

Contract
Freelancer

Duration
22 months

Mission description

The Support to Justice Sector Reforms and Digitalization in Ukraine (Pravo-Justice) project, implemented by Expertise France with funding from the European Union, seeks highly qualified international and national (Ukrainian) experts for its Judiciary Reform component. 

The Project seeks the services of eight (8) international short to medium term experts (ISTEs) and thirteen (13) national short to medium term experts (NSTEs) to support enhancement of independence, efficiency, quality, integrity and transparency of the judiciary, and access to a fair trial. The interventions of Component 2 (judiciary reform) will focus on developing and implementing policy advice for establishing proper judiciary performance management system, linking it to the evaluation of judges and staff, synergizing it with the budget and career decisions, and providing a real evidence basis for the optimization of the courts map. The Component will also direct its efforts towards building the accountability channels from the bottom-up perspective, continuing the work on the Model Courts Initiative (MCI), to bring the new ideas to courts of all instances about service, client orientation and better performance. Finally, the Project will continue supporting the Supreme Court in ensuring stability of the legal system through strengthening uniformity of practice and will continue cooperation with the National School of Judges on improving quality of initial and continuous trainings.

The overall objectives of the expertise missions will be to enhance independence, efficiency, quality, integrity and transparency of the judiciary, and access to a fair trial.

Please see the attached Framework Call for more details on the various missions and the contracting vehicle.

Project or context description

Pravo-Justice accompanies Ukrainian authorities in the process of comprehensive justice sector reform, in line with the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement and European standards and comparative best practices. Since 2017, the Project has supported an ambitious sectoral reform agenda, which includes justice sector policy development, steering and coordination (Component 1), judiciary reform (Component 2), property rights protection, private legal professions development and reform of penitentiary and probation systems (Component 3), and digitization and digitalization of justice-related business processes (Component 4).

Please see attached Framework Call for more details. You can also visit the project website to learn more: pravojustice.eu.

Required profile

Please see attached Framework Call for detailed profils and specific evaluation and selection criteria for each expert position. The attached is a Framework Call for multiple experts, both international and national (Ukrainian).

Additional information

Successful candidates will be engaged under framework contracts for the duration of the Project (August/September 2021 – June 2023), with a maximum contract value to be determined at the contracting stage following a determination of the candidate’s expertise in relation to the project’s needs and the number of workplan activities he/she may be eligible to provide services under. The overall contract value is a ceiling, and as such payment of the full value of the contract is not binding. Expertise France retains the right not to request further expert assistance under the framework contract.

Services are engaged only under specific mission Task Orders, which are approved by Expertise France and countersigned by the Expert.

Payment for services is based upon one or more lump sum posts for specific deliverables, to be specified under mission Task Orders. All deliverables will be thoroughly reviewed by the Team Leader and Component Lead prior to submission to the Expertise France Project Manager for final approval and payment. Payment to the Expert is due only after final completion of the deliverable and full review and approval by Expertise France.

Selection criteria for applications

The selection process for candidates will be based on the following criteria :

  • Candidate’s training/skills/experience

Deadline for application : 14/08/2021 05:58

File(s) attached : Framework Call for Experts - Judiciary Reform.pdf - DAJ_F044ENG_v01 Candidature Form Individual Expertise.docx

Expertise France is the public agency of French international technical cooperation. The agency operates around four priorities:

  • democratic, economic and financial governance;
  • security and stability of countries in crisis/post-crisis situations;
  • sustainable development;
  • strengthening health systems, social protection and employment.

In these areas, Expertise France carries out engineering and implementation missions for capacity building projects, mobilizes technical expertise and acts as an aggregator of projects involving public expertise and private know-how.

With an activity volume of 233 million euros, more than 400 projects in portfolio in 80 countries, and 63,000 days of expertise, Expertise France focuses its action towards France’s solidarity policy, influence and economic diplomacy.

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