IC/UNDP/CIWT/006/2022 - Consultant for Cyber Surveillance on Illegal Wildlife Trade and Forestry Crimes

Location : Jakarta, INDONESIA
Application Deadline :20-Jan-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Duration of Initial Contract :155 wds
Expected Duration of Assignment :12 months

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IC/UNDP/CIWT/006/2022 - Consultant for Cyber Surveillance on Illegal Wildlife Trade and Forestry Crimes  at the following link: https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=87070

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Crime cases related to poaching and illegal wildlife trade remains continue to increase every year. The number of cases of illegal wildlife trade is one of the highest in Indonesia. Data from the Directorate General of Law Enforcement on Environment and Forestry, Ministry of Environment and Forestry (hereafter mentioned as Ditjen Gakkum LHK) stated that in the last six years (2015-2020), there were 356 operations to deal with illegal wildlife crimes. This figure reaches not less than a third of overall crime operations carried out by the Ditjen Gakkum LHK. From a series of operations, that have been carried out, a total of 232,638 animal pieces and 15,448 animal body parts have been confiscated.

The rise of crimes related to illegal wildlife crime cannot be separated from Indonesia's high biodiversity. Indonesia is home to some flora and fauna species, that are rich in genetic resources with abundant ecosystem types. Indonesia has 720 mammal species, 1,605 bird species, 409 amphibian species, 723 reptile species, 1,900 butterfly species, 187,964 invertebrate species, 3,892 vertebrate species, 151,847 insect species, and 30,000 Hymenoptera species that inhabit Indonesia's terrestrial and marine ecosystems.

As internet penetration increases, so does the pattern of trade in illegal wildlife trade. Online sales methods are an option to replace conventional methods. Social media channels and online marketplace are also used as a means in the illegal wildlife trade.

The Combatting Illegal Wildlife Trade Project (hereafter mentioned as CIWT), under the Directorate of Forest Protection, with the funding from the Global Environment Facility (GEF), also participates in m monitoring the activities of online illegal wildlife trade. Based on LAKIP the Directorate of Forest Protection, there are 369 monitored posts in 2020 that contain related with the illegal wildlife trade contents. To further intensify the cyber patrols that have been running, the project intends to recruit an individual consultant for Cyber ??Surveillance on Illegal Wildlife Trade and Forestry Crimes.

Duties and Responsibilities

Scope of Work

The IC Consultant will report to the National Project Manager of the CIWT project, that will directly supervise the IC Consultant for the reporting, approval, and acceptance of the outputs. The IC Consultant is expected to liaise, interact, and collaborate for analysis in conducting technical guidance and analysis related to cyber patrol monitoring activities. Also, surveillance of activities for handling cyber patrols that include intelligence activities in monitoring and validating information on crimes, as well as using technology to detect potential crimes.

The IC Consultant will work in close collaboration with the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF), the Indonesian National Police, and relevant stakeholders in combatting illegal wildlife trade and forestry crimes. This position for Indonesian nationality only.

The IC will be responsible for the following tasks:

  1. Provide technical guidance to Cyber Patrol Team
  2. Take the lead and supervise information search related targets or potential suspects for illegal wildlife trade and forestry crimes which includes the following activities:
  3. Social media patrol.
  4. Utilization of the informant network at the site level.
  5. Monitoring developments and mass media electronic and newspaper (print media)
  6. Develop a partnership with the Indonesian National Police and relevant stakeholders in combatting online illegal wildlife trade and forestry crimes
  7. Conduct training for the cyber patrol team as requested
  8. Develop an illegal wildlife trade and forestry crimes vulnerability map based on cyber patrol findings
  9. Develop standard operation procedure (SOP) for cyber patrol operations under the Directorate of Forest Protection
  10. Assist in combatting illegal wildlife trade and forestry crimes operations held by the Directorate of Forest Protection


Competencies and special skills requirements:

  • Fluency in Bahasa Indonesian including excellent communication and drafting skills.
  • Fluency in English
  • Knowledge of the illegal wildlife trade in Indonesia and its actors is preferred.
  • Experience interacting and gathering information within those networks on wildlife crime issues is preferred.
  • Experience in using various cybercrime surveillance tools is preferred.

Required Skills and Experience

Academic qualifications:

Diploma or a bachelor’s degree in computer science, informatics, social science, or other fields related to the scope of the assignment.

Years of experience:

1. Minimum ten (10) years of work experience in cybercrime surveillance or wildlife crime issues for a diploma or seven (7) years for a university degree in the fields mentioned above. 

2. Experience liaising with the Directorate General of Law Enforcement on Environment and Forestry, Ministry of Environment and Forestry is highly desirable.

3. Experience in delivering cybercrime surveillance training is highly desirable. 

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