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Provision of Consultancy Services in the area of Effective Protection of Women’s Rights in Turkish Criminal Law

Ankara 16 September 2022
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Provision of Consultancy Services in the area of Effective Protection of Women’s Rights in Turkish Criminal Law

The Council of Europe is looking for consultancy services in order to support the implementation of the project with a particular expertise on effective protection of women’s rights in Turkish criminal law. The Provider is expected to carry out capacity-building activities aimed at public prosecutors working at domestic violence bureaus. The work includes designing training programmes and modules, preparing training materials, including handbooks for trainers and trainees, adaptation of online trainings, training of trainers and delivering trainings. The provider may also be asked to provide expertise on increasing collaboration mechanisms among legal professionals and raising awareness on the protection of women against violence.

Interested candidates are invited to apply as described in the Tender File and fill out the requested Act of Engagement form while attaching the “Documents to be provided”. The deadline for submission of tenders is 02 October 2022 (inclusive).

Please carefully read the requirements of the call:

 

1: Tender File

2: Act of Engagement

 

Tenders (Filled act of engagement and other supporting documents) shall be submitted by email only (with attachments) to the email address: [email protected] with the following reference in subject: Tender – Criminal Law Consultancy. Tenders addressed to another email address will be rejected.

All questions shall be submitted at least 3 (three) working days before the deadline for submission of the tenders and shall be exclusively addressed to the email address [email protected] with the following reference in subject: “Questions – Criminal Law Consultancy”

All documents shall be submitted in English (except the sample document, which can be submitted in Turkish), failure to do so will result in the exclusion of the tender. If any of the documents listed above are missing, the Council of Europe reserves the right to reject the tender. All supporting documents should be submitted either in PDF.

Documents to be Provided

  • A completed and signed copy of the Act of Engagement (See attached);
  • A detailed CV, preferably in Europass Format, demonstrating clearly that the tenderer fulfils the eligibility criteria;
  • Motivation letter, maximum one page long, clearly indicating, in particular, how the tenderer meets the requirements of the expected services in relation to the eligibility criteria (see Section E above);
  • Sample of a document in Turkish or English recently authored by the tenderer demonstrating the level of their expertise and relevance of experience in the subject matter covered by this call;
  • A list of all owners and executive officers, for legal persons only;
  • Registration documents, for legal persons only.

All documents shall be submitted in English (except the sample document, which can be submitted in Turkish), failure to do so will result in the exclusion of the tender.

If any of the documents listed above are missing, the Council of Europe reserves the right to reject the tender.

 

Eligibility criteria

  • A PhD degree in criminal and criminal procedure law
  • At least 2 years of work experience in criminal law, preferably with a specific work on effective investigation and/or protection of the rights of women with good knowledge of relevant Council of Europe regulations and ECtHR case-law
  • Minimum 3 years of work experience in one of the following fields:
    • developing and delivering training programmes (including ToTs), modules and materials (online or face to face) in criminal law; preferably in international co-operation programmes implemented by the Council of Europe or another international organisation
    • preparing online or face to face awareness tools on women’s rights, including but not limited to booklets, brochures, information material, posters and short videos;
    • delivering speeches at conferences, seminars and roundtables on the functioning of domestic violence bureaus of the Office of the Public Prosecutors, with a focus on the protection of the rights of women in Turkish criminal law.
  • Excellent writing and speaking skills in Turkish (mother tongue level); preferably good knowledge of English

Award criteria

  • Quality of the offer in the areas covered by this call (80%), including:
    • Level of expertise (40%);
    • Relevance of experience in one of the following fields (40%);
      • developing and delivering training programmes
      • preparing awareness-raising tools
      • delivering speeches
  • Financial offer (20%).

 

The Council reserves the right to hold interviews with tenderers.

The Act of Engagement must be completed, signed and scanned in its entirety (i.e. including all the pages). The scanned Act of Engagement may be sent page by page (attached to a single email) or as a compiled document, although a compiled document would be preferred. For all scanned documents, .pdf files are preferred.

Multiple tendering is not authorised.