Terms of Reference (ToR)
Expert for Legal Empowerment
Technical Assistance for the Project “Civic Training for Conscripts (Mehmetçik)”
1 Background and Context
The overall objective of the Mehmetcik Project is to raise the awareness of the young male
population of Turkey as more conscious and responsible citizens who are respectful to the
rights of one another and are more sensitive about protection of their physical environment.
The Turkish Armed Forces is the institutional beneficiary of the Project, UNDP will provide
technical assistance to the TAF for the efficient and effective implementation of the Project
through the Contribution Agreement, signed between the CFCU (Central Finance and
Contracts Unit) and UNDP and endorsed by the Delegation of the European Union to Turkey
The Project is composed of 2 components:
Component A – Institutional Capacity Development: This component is geared
towards developing the institutional skills and capabilities, which will be needed to
establish and maintain the learning systems in a sustainable manner.
Component B – Individual Capacity Enhancement: This component aims at the
enhancement of individual capacities of the conscripts through delivering training
The specific objective of the Project is to educate conscripts who are in military service on
the issues of human rights, women’s rights and gender equality, children’s right, protection of
the environment, general health care, legal empowerment and other relevant issues, so as
to make them responsible and sensitive individuals of the society. The focus of the project is
the preparation of the curriculum and training materials on the issues of “Fundamental
Human Rights and Freedoms (as a General Concept) and their Sources”, “Children’s Rights”
and “Women’s Rights”, “General Health Care” “Protection of the Environment”, “Legal
Empowerment” and other relevant topics training for management and technical staff for the
Disrespect to the rights of others can emerge in different forms, top among which is
domestic violence. Turkey’s efforts to fight domestic violence, not only to women but children
as well have intensified recently.
The conscripts in most cases have the basic level of information on human rights,
particularly the rights of women and children. The existing conjuncture highlights the
importance of using the military duty period as an intense training on these very crucial
issues. The Project will contribute to the realization of the intention of the TAF to go beyond
the classical training approaches of rote learning and adopt new methodologies in trainings
such as distance learning.
The conscripts when complete their military service will continue their civil life as fathers,
husbands and brothers in the Turkish society and the TAF attaches great importance to
equip these conscripts, besides the basic skills for the military profession, with other skills
and qualifications needed in social life. TAF, with its unique position within the system, and
UNDP, with its global experience, will work together to promote an enabling environment
which is much more conducive for the enjoyment of human rights for all.
2 Scope & Required Field of Specialization
The assignment involves the provision of the services of a Legal Empowerment Expert to the
Project team and to the beneficiary. These services include, but are not limited to the
development of a blended learning process for the Legal Empowerment module (one
module of a total of 6 modules to be developed) that will be delivered via IP/TV to the target
group. The incumbent is expected to work in close collaboration with other subject matter
experts, namely adult learning specialists, experts in various human rights sub areas, and
The Legal Empowerment Expert is ideally expected to have ample hands-on experience in
the field of training and learning design and delivery.
3 Tasks and deliverables of the Legal Empowerment Expert (Individual Consultant -
Based on the scope of work provided above, the tasks and deliverables of the Legal
Empowerment Expert will be as follows:
# Tasks Approximate Target Date
1 Review existing educational and other materials in the 6 w/days 01 Mar 2013
field of “Legal Empowerment” with a view to
identifying target group specific learning content.
2 Define and select the content in close collaboration 6 w/days
with other team members in line with the needs of the
01 Apr 2013
target group(s) and prepare the outline of the Legal
Empowerment module (learning process) and a
synopsis in line with specific video/film requirements
3 Design and develop training/learning materials on 30 w/days
Legal Empowerment. More specifically:
19 Apr 2013
1. Identify the objectives and sub-objectives of
2. Select and describe all the activities in the
learning process and integrate them with the
module storyboard, jointly with other experts in
3. Describe the learning documents needed and
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4 Design a production-ready standard set of supportive
learning materials for information and presentation
6 w/days 6 May 2013
materials (such as handouts, fact sheets, brochures,
leaflets, ppt slides, etc.)
5 Monitor the entire production process including the 9 w/days 20 May
development of all printed materials and online 2013
resources and their testing
6 Cooperate and liaise with members of the TAT, 6 w/days 30 May
EDOK, other experts in the coordination of the 2013
production process and in the role out of the learning
process for the other 5 modules (general human
rights, children rights, protection of the environment,
general health care, and women rights)
Contingency 10 w/days
Total: 100% / 73
Maximum number of working days expected to be
invested for the overall duty.
# Deliverables Approximate Target Date
Submission and approval of outline document of 8 w/days
1 16 March
2 Synopsis of training/learning materials on legal 4 w/days 01 April
3 Submission and approval of all other training and 15 w/days 19 April
learning materials 2013
4 Video-based learning materials submitted for approval 12 w/days 01 May
by Scientific Committee 2013
5 Submission and approval of production-ready 6 w/days 06 May
standard set of supportive learning materials 2013
6 Submission and approval of the final activity report 30 May
covering all tasks, especially tasks 5 and 6, and 2013
summary of findings and recommendations.
Contingency 10 w/days
Total: 100% /
Maximum number of working days expected to be 73 w/days
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invested for the overall duty.
4 Timing, Duration and Place of Work
The Assignment is planned to start on 18 February 2013 and completed by 30 May 2013.
Expert is expected to invest at a maximum 73 working days for his/her overall duty.
The assignment shall be carried out in Ankara. In the case that internal or international travel
becomes necessary, the costs of transportation and other costs such as accommodation etc.
will be covered by the project.
The Expert shall be paid on the basis of deliverables and their approval by UNDP. The
Expert shall also prepare a timesheet that shows the number of days invested for the
specific deliverable and submit this to UNDP with the Activity Reports.
5 Terms and Payment
Contracting Authority for this Assignment is UNDP, and the contract amount will be
provided through UNDP.
IC – Individual Contract of UNDP.
Payments will be effected upon submission of the deliverables stated in Section 3 of this
ToR and upon acceptance and approval by the UNDP. If the deliverables are not
submitted by the Expert as defined in the TOR, he/she will not be entitled to any
payment even if she/he invested time in the assignment. The amount paid to the Expert
shall be gross and inclusive of all associated costs such as social security, pension and
income tax etc.
The Expert is solely responsible for all taxation or other assessments on any income
derived from UNDP. UNDP will not make any withholding from payments for the
purposes of income tax. UNDP is exempt from any liabilities regarding taxation and will
not reimburse any such taxation to the subscriber.
6 Services and Facilities Provided by UNDP
If requested, based on the availabilities, UNDP may provide the Expert with a shared office
space equipped with a PC and access to the Internet and a local telephone line.
7 Qualification and Skills Requirements
Qualifications and Experience;
A University Degree in the fields of law, education, sociology and/or other fields
relevant to the assignment. An Advanced University Degree (Masters or Equivalent
or higher is an asset)
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A minimum of ten (10) years of professional experience.
At least 5 years of hands-on work experience in the fields of curriculum development,
teacher training, adult education, design and development of instructional materials
Expert knowledge in the field of legal empowerment and previous work experience
with curriculum development.
Previous working experience related to the management of multi-dimensional
production processes of online, video-based, print-based materials and prior
experience with preparing audio-visual instructional materials is an asset.
Good knowledge of the Turkish public administration system and civil
society participation issues highly desirable.
High proficiency in Turkish and English language (spoken and written).
Good knowledge of online, offline, mixed, synchronous, asynchronous distance
education, blended learning, and e-learning standards
Skills and Abilities:
Creativity (especially design of instructional materials)
Good research and analytical skills;
Good inter-personal and cross-cultural communication skills;
Strong analytical and drafting skills;
Ability to analyze, plan, communicate effectively orally and in writing, draft report,
organize and meet expected results, adapt to different environments (cultural,
economic, political and social);
Availability to work with UNDP and the beneficiary during the complete indicated
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with all stakeholders and to present
ideas clearly and effectively;
Embrace the United Nations core values of integrity, professionalism and respect for
Ability to work under time pressure
Strategic thinking skills
Strong reporting and communication skills in English
Excellent communication skills with various partners including donors
Team work skills and experience in leading teams
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