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Law enforcement advisor
|Location :||Bissau, GUINEA-BISSAU|
|Application Deadline :||15-Jul-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English Portuguese|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||6 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||6 months|
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
Civil-society activists have an important role to play in bringing delinked communities into national political discussions. This entails both engaging communities more actively in relation to the local costs of elite rent-seeking behaviour (for example, the denuding of local forests through the sale of permits at national level) and the wider documentation of elite predation on national development (and its implications, for example, for the health or education sectors).
Civil-society institutions in Guinea-Bissau, however, remain weakly developed and underfunded. Nevertheless, academia, community organizations and the media are important elements in the debate about the future of the country. One critical challenge is to ensure that institutions of civil society are not entirely pulled into the discourse of political parties and that a core neutral body of analysis shapes the discussion, including around the nature of the economy and the role of the political elite themselves.
Longer-term political stability must also include countering populist rhetoric, which has become increasingly manifested in attempts to exploit religious and ethnic differences in a society that has otherwise long shown an impressive degree of multicultural unity, the result of historical factors, including the struggle against colonial rule.
While organized crime and criminal government are a feature of both developed and developing economies, it is arguably in the least developed countries (LDCs) that the implications are most serious. The presence of the state and its institutions are limited, and the resilience of communities are rendered vulnerable by a range of threats. Both of these realities are amplified and exacerbated by the predatory illicit economies.
The particular structural conditions of the illicit economy in Guinea-Bissau will benefit from a drive to achieve greater openness and debate on the factors underlying the illicit economy, in parallel with any attempt to reinforce state institutional and regulatory responses. To achieve this, the civil-society observatory of the illicit economy in Guinea-Bissau will seek to link local communities and the proponents of political reform, by providing objective research and analysis, sourced from community and civil-society networks, which focuses on the nature and damaging impact of the illicit economy in Guinea-Bissau.
UNDP project is pioneering the development of regular reporting on organised crime and illicit market trends in Guinea-Bissau. The project experience in regular reporting and analysis allows us to influence decision makers about the nature, extent and priorities in the organised crime debate. It also allows key stakeholders and field networks and analysts to remain on top of unfolding developments, shaping the writing of more targeted and better analysed longer-term reports.
High quality analysis and reporting which is sourced from Guinea-Bissau is therefore a crucial addition to the current regional debate, providing new insights into developments.
Phase II of the Observatory would expand the current system of regular reporting and civil society engagement from Guinea-Bissau, into key areas of Senegal, The Gambia, and Guinea.
It would also incorporate a renewed focus on the impacts of trafficking dynamics on stability across the countries of focus. The need for this expanded scope was identified through the phase I developed work of the Observatory, and through close monitoring of unfolding developments in the region.
Objective of the assignment
The purpose of this consultancy is to contribute to keep on developing the built CSOs grant scheme and network, to contribute to expand partnerships and the strengthening of CSOs working on anti-transnational organized crime, to improve high quality analysis offering new insights into developments in the sub-region, namely Guinea- Bissau, Guinea-Conakry, Senegal and The Gambia.
Duties and Responsibilities
The contract of the law enforcement advisor is to provide the following services, which will assist UNDP Governance Cluster and Project Manager to complete activities in the field:
The expert would need to provide one briefing written report providing contextual understanding of political developments and illegal markets trade as well as updated profiles of key players; By July 2022
Prepare and conduct one training session to national EWCs; By August 2022
Contribute actively for the delivery of quarterly report to donor with specific inputs on built bridges between civil society network supporting the fights against illicit markets and law enforcement agencies. By September 2022
Design specific guidelines for the reporting framework between civil society network working against illicit markets, UNDP in coordination with UNODC. By October 2022
Develop integrated impact monitoring mechanisms for community resilience dialogues and training sessions with specific focus on building bridges between civil society network supporting the fights against illicit markets and law enforcement agencies. By November 2022
Design awareness sessions on CDTOC to multi stakeholders (eg. civil society network/schools/youth associations; governmental institutions; LEAs/ model police station on community policing) By December 2022
Duration of the assignment
The assignment must be conducted within 6 months, from the day the contract is signed.
PROFESSIONALISM: Sound knowledge of and exposure to a range of development assistance issues, including on development programmes design and management for borderland areas; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations; takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
COMMUNICATION: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
PLANNING & ORGANIZING: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
TEAMWORK: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
Required Skills and Experience
Advanced University degree in Economy, Law, Political Science, Sociology or other related fields or at least 3 years working experience with a law enforcement agency.
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