- Location: Home-based
- Closing Date: 16/09/2016
The OECD is seeking submissions from consultants to support the Secretariat in delivering the peer reviews of National Contact Points (NCPs) for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.
National Contact Points (NCPs) for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises are offices established by governments that have adhered to the OECD Declaration on International Investment and Multinational Enterprises. NCPs have the mandate of furthering the effectiveness of the Guidelines by undertaking promotional activities and handling cases related to non-observance of the Guidelines (‘specific instances’).
During the 2011 revision of the Guidelines, NCPs agreed to reinforce their joint peer learning activities, and in particular, those involving voluntary peer reviews. Peer reviews have been carried out to date for the Netherlands, Norway, Japan, Denmark and Belgium.
DESCRIPTION OF TASKS
The consultants would be asked to perform the following tasks among others, under the instructions of the OECD Secretariat:
1. Reviewing materials about the NCP undergoing the peer review including, but not limited to, previous annual reports to the OECD, publications, specific instances and related materials, NCP website, relevant government regulations establishing the NCP and other internal NCP documentation
2. Reviewing materials submitted by the NCP for the peer review including responses to the questionnaire
3. Reviewing questionnaire responses submitted by stakeholders
4. Drafting an initial review report (approx. 15-25 pages) based on the above materials
5. Drafting a list of questions for participants in the on-site visit
6. Participating in the on-site visit
7. Updating the initial review report to reflect views of the peer reviewers and information and inputs from the on-site visit
8. Liaising with the peer reviewers and the NCP undergoing the peer review to produce a final draft for submission to the Working Party on Responsible Business Conduct
The consultant should be able to demonstrate the following:
- Advanced university degree in law, economics or business or equivalent experience in the areas of responsible business conduct, corporate governance, corporate social responsibility or business and human rights
- At least five years’ relevant professional experience
- Knowledge of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and related Decision, including the Procedural Guidance for NCPs
- Practical experience in assessing, analysing and reporting on corporate responsibility
- Practical experience in stakeholder consultation
- Practical experience with peer review processes
- Diplomatic skills and experience in dealing with a wide range of stakeholders
- Ability to organise and summarise and present complex material clearly for both specialised and non-specialised audiences using different written media
- Excellent knowledge of English or French including a proven high level of drafting ability
- working knowledge of the other
- Knowledge of Spanish would be an advantage
BIDS SHOULD INCLUDE
2. Letter of motivation listing qualifications (education, experience, competencies, communication skills and languages) as requested above
3. Information on availability to perform the tasks (starting in October 2016)
4. Daily fee in EURO
All peer reviews will be managed by the OECD Secretariat. The consultant will work under the authority of, and is expected to work closely with, the OECD Secretariat and provide regular progress updates.