Senior Change Management Expert

Country: Barbados
Language: EN
Number: 5335908
Publication date: 09-11-2017
Source: United Nations Procurement Notices (UNDP)
Tags: Security


Senior Change Management Expert
Procurement Process : RFP - Request for proposal
Office : UNDP Barbados and the OECS - BARBADOS
Deadline : 04-Dec-17
Posted on : 08-Nov-17
Development Area : OTHER
Reference Number : 42350
Link to Atlas Project :
00097340 - CARISECURE
Documents :
IC Procurement Notice
ANNEX II - General Terms and Conditions
ANNEX III - Offeror"s Submission Letter Template
ANNEX IV - Financial Proposal Template
ANNEX V - Sample Individual Contract
Overview :

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) - Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean (RBLAC) in collaboration with the UNDP Caribbean network of offices – Guyana, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Suriname, Barbados and the OECS undertook the formulation of a first Caribbean-wide Human Development Report (CHDR) on Citizens’ Security. Using Global UNDP HDR processes, analysis and methodologies, the Caribbean HDR reviewed crime and security in the Caribbean with data analysis and information from a human development perspective. One of the primary recommendations from the report is the urgent need for the region to shift from traditional concepts of state security to a broader multidimensional concept that focuses on citizen security and safety and wellbeing of Caribbean citizens.

While the CHDR victimization survey points to high levels of fear of violent crime amongst citizens and the failing of existing policies and approaches, stimulating robust public discourse on the topic presented a challenge. Given the region’s dependency on tourism as its main foreign exchange earner, enlisting the full and unconditional support of regional parliamentarians on the matter of facilitating rigorous public debate is critical. Reliable crime statistics are critical for measuring changes in crime levels, monitoring of national and regional responses, developing and evaluating effectiveness of citizen security policies, supporting the analysis and understanding of national and regional crime trends. Collection and organization of data into a statistical form is required to produce valuable information for use in decision-making and to allow for comparison of crime statistics across time and between countries. Lack of reliable and comparable national, sub-regional and regional statistics makes it difficult to fully comprehend the impact of crime and violence, and to inform the citizen security policies and strategies needed to effectively respond to these challenges.

National consultations and assessments conducted by UNDP in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean point at four interrelated key problems: 1) Deficient evidence-based citizen security policies due to 2) Lack of reliable and comparable national and regional statistics, 3) Weak coordination at national, sub-regional and regional levels, and, 4. Weak institutional and CSO capacities. 4) The importance of up-to-date data inform prevention programme design, monitoring and evaluation.

The data gaps resulting from these challenges are further aggravated by different definitions of security concepts, non-standardized indicators and inconsistent use of information; dispersion of information and a multiplicity of information sources; sporadic initiatives in the area of information management; lack of unified technical criteria and permanent technical capacities within the national and regional institutions; absence or lack of understanding of a preventive focus in information management; low citizen participation in discussions on citizen security; and absence of mechanisms and capacities to mainstream gender into the analysis and management of citizen security related information and public policies.

Based on this, UNDP seeks to work with countries in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean (Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago to improve institutional capacity for evidenced based decision making on youth crime and violence policy making and programming. The focus of this project will be in improving data collection, analysis and use of data for decision making on youth crime policy making and programming. The project intents to achieve two components: 1) improving the quality, comparability and reliability of data and information and youth crime and violence; 2) and regional collaboration and networking on youth crime and violence strengthened. These components will be achieved by improving regional and national institutional capacity to collect, monitor, and analyse citizen security and apply it to decision-making and policy formulation at both levels.

Broadly speaking, CariSECURE tools and the automatization of data collection will produce some transformation as modernization will impact the ministry and their employees in the following ways:

  • Introduction of an IMS will change processes in terms of how work is done and could affect staffing requirements;
  • The merging of data from different units or ministries will create challenges in respect of standardization of data, processes and control mechanisms and therefore will require adaptation to different organizational cultures as well as issues related, in some cases to possible duplication of functions;
  • The possible creation of crime observatories will affect the configuration and flow of processes, the utilization of technology and the restructuring and realignment of the organizations around different mandates, objectives and goals;
  • To succeed, such adjustments will involve significant shifts in attitudes, mind sets and behaviors at all levels;
  • New approaches to governance, oversight and leadership will be called for under the rubric of transformation and will certainly “rock the boat” in terms of structures and the requirements and expectations of staff at various levels; and
  • The concept of data sharing between units or ministries will not only require changes in mechanisms and processes related to collection, standardization and control but will also have to grapple with the embedding of accountability and oversight.