UNDP-IC-2022-200 (2nd Re-Advertisement) IC to Develop Two Training Curricula / Manuals on Field Operations, Investigation and Crime Scene Management and Surveillance, Intelligence Gathering and Information Handling for the Excise, Taxation, AN Dept


Location : Islamabad, PAKISTAN
Application Deadline :24-Nov-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
16-Dec-2022
Duration of Initial Contract :12 Months
Expected Duration of Assignment :12 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.


Background

UNDP has a global mandate to support governments in strengthening security and justice sector governance and has extensive experience in proving strategic advice and assistance in this regard in a range of countries and contexts globally. 

UNDP Country Office in Pakistan is working to strengthen the rule of law and to ensure equal access to justice particularly for women and marginalized groups under its Rule of Law Programme across Pakistan in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) including the newly merged districts (NMDs), Balochistan, Gilgit Baltistan, and Islamabad Capital Territory.  Working in close collaboration with a range of government rule of law and justice sector institutions, the overall Programme of work aims to enhance and sustain peace and stability for the longer- term in Pakistan.

As such, strengthening law enforcement capacities for responsive, accountable, and efficient service delivery to all populations in Pakistan is a key priority work strand of the UNDP Pakistan Rule of Law Programme and involves supporting a range of initiatives to strengthen law enforcement agencies (LEAs) with emphasis on the Police, Levies, Excise, and the Anti-Narcotic Force (ANF).

Against this backdrop and with generous funding from the United State Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), UNDP Rule of Law Programme is assisting Excise, Taxation and Anti- Narcotics Department Balochistan (ETAN-B) in its efforts to strengthen institutional capacity. The ETAN-B is a leading LEAs in Balochistan, and it is mandated to inquire, investigate, and prosecute all offences related to intoxicants, narcotics, and precursors. 

Its work is mandated under the Excise Regulation Act 1915, and the Control of Narcotics and Substance Act 1997 to control narcotics and drugs trafficking in Balochistan province. Additionally, the ETAN-B's work on drug control is also guided by laws related to opium and other illicit drugs, road safety, and prosecution of illicit drug-related offences. The hardest and most important challenge facing the ETAN-B is despite its extensive mandate; it is under-resourced to implement its mandate in Balochistan’s highly volatile and hard to reach geographical context.

In 2021 UNDP with support from INL conducted a series of consultations to assess ETAN-B’s institutional capacity needs i.e., staff capacity/ skill building requirements as well as infrastructure and equipment needs. The assessment findings highlighted that ETAN-B counter-narcotics personnel/ staff have not received any form of training in relevant subject matter areas that could have potentially improved their performance in field. It was also one of the key findings of the assessment.

In order to address this gap UNDP, INL and ETAN-B jointly developed a two-year project “Strengthening Capacity of Excise, Taxation and Anti-Narcotics Balochistan”. The overall project goal is to enhance the capacity of ETAN-B personnel / staff by developing four specialized training courses, develop a pool of master trainers and train 200 personnel / staff including ETAN- B senior management.


Duties and Responsibilities

SCOPE OF WORK, RESPONSIBILITIES AND DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPOSED ANALYTICAL WORK

  1. Develop an inception report including a workplan, methodology, and desk review:
  • The selected national consultant will develop and submit an inception report including a comprehensive workplan, methodology, and a desk review in close consultation with the ETAN-B, UNDP and INL.
  • The desk review will include an analysis of field operations, investigations, and crime scene management and surveillance, intelligence gathering, information handling related to narcotics and substance trafficking control relevant to ETAN-B’s work; and best practices and lessons learned from other countries that would be useful learnings to improve ETAN- B’s work in this specific area of work.
  • The methodology must include questionnaires and Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) supported by a list of interviewees developed in close consultation with UNDP, ETAN-B and INL.
  • The consultant will conduct a total of 20 (each course 10 respondents) key informant interviews (KII) and 04 FGDs (each course 2 FGDs). He/ she will also ensure a balanced participation of both women and men to the extent possible.
  • The desk review will also utilize the key findings and recommendations from a parallel review conducted under this project by UNDP on ‘Understanding the legal framework of counter narcotics in Pakistan’. It will include a comprehensive review of existing laws, rules, regulations, and standard operating procedures, and practices governing narcotics and substance trafficking control relevant to ETAN-B’s work; criminal justice institutions and other LEAs in Pakistan, and countries with similar legal frameworks; and lessons learned from similar projects.
  1. Design and develop the two (02) training curricula / manuals:  
  • Design and develop training curricula / manuals on:
  1. Field Operations, Investigation and Crime Scene Management.
  2. Surveillance, Intelligence Gathering and Information Handling.
  • The two (02) training curricula / manuals must include handouts, presentations, pre and post training evaluation forms.
  • Develop trainers’ guidelines for each curriculum to standardize the training methodology. The training methodology must include the following three learning styles: i) Visual; ii) Auditory; and iii) Kinaesthetic. The training method must also include all key training tools i.e., case studies, roleplaying, coaching, mentoring, simulators, etc.
  • The training manuals will be developed in English initially and the consultant will translate them into Urdu language including all supporting documents such as handouts, presentations, pre and post evaluation forms etc.
  • The selected national consultant will closely coordinate with UNDP international consultant. The international consultant will review the training curricula / manuals and trainers’ guidelines as well as incorporate international best practices and lesson learned.
  • Submit the draft training manuals for UNDP, ETAN-B and INL review and input before finalizing the same.

 

  1. Deliver two (02) Training of Trainers (TOT) courses each on:
  1. Field Operations, Investigation and Crime Scene Management.
  2. Surveillance, Intelligence Gathering and Information Handling.

NB: One (01) TOT under each course amounting to a total of two (02) ToTs overall.

  • Under each course, the selected national consultant will deliver two (02) TOTs to a total of 12 (06 for each course) ETAN-B master trainers to prepare them to conduct future trainings on:
  1. Field Operations, Investigation and Crime Scene Management.
  2. Surveillance, Intelligence Gathering and Information Handling.
  • He/ she will be assisted by the UNDP international consultant in the overall delivery of the TOTs.
  • The master trainers for each training course will be selected jointly by ETAN-B, INL and UNDP based on a set of criteria developed and approved by the Project Review Committee.
  • Following the TOTs under each training course, the selected national consultant will submit two training outcome reports to UNDP on a template agreed in advance with UNDP. The reports will also include analysis of participants pre/ post training feedback.
  1. Lead and guide in the delivery of one (01) cascade training each on:
  2. Field Operations, Investigation and Crime Scene Management.
  3. Surveillance, Intelligence Gathering and Information Handling.

NB: One (01 cascade training under each course amounting to a total of two (02) trainings overall.

  • Under each course, the national consultant will lead and guide the ETAN-B master trainers to deliver first cascade trainings to a total 50 participants (25 each course).
  • Participants under course 1 above will include following personnel: Excise and Taxation Officer (ETOs), Assistant Excise and Taxation Officer (AETOs), inspectors, sub- inspectors, head constables, and drivers of ETAN-B.
  • Participants under Course 2 above will include following personnel: Senior ETOs, ETOs, AETOs, Inspectors, Sub-Inspectors, Head Constables, and Drivers.
  • The trainees will be selected jointly by ETAN-B based on a set of criteria approved by the Project Review Committee.
  • Following the training the selected national consultant will submit two training outcome reports to UNDP on a template agreed in advance with UNDP. The reports will also include analysis of participants pre/ post training feedback.

NB: UNDP will cover logistics and related costs of the four (04) trainings (two TOTs and the two cascade trainings) including the selected national consultant and participants accommodation in Quetta and other parts of Balochistan.


Competencies

CRITERIA FOR SELECTION OF THE BEST OFFER:

When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract should be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:

a) responsive/compliant/acceptable, and

b) having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation. 

* Technical Criteria weight; 70%

* Financial Criteria weight; 30%

Only the qualified applicants obtaining a minimum of 70% on the technical evaluation will be considered for the Financial Evaluation.

Criteria

Score Weight

Points obtainable

Eligibility Criteria

 

 

University degree in law, criminal justice, crimes analysis, criminology, or other relevant subject areas.

Yes/No

 

Minimum 10 years professional experience in development of training curriculum and training material, undertaking research/ desk review, organizing, and delivering trainings, and master/ supporting trainer in conducting training sessions is essential.

Yes/No

 

Technical Competencies

70

 

Knowledge and understanding of anti-narcotics laws and regulations in Pakistan with emphasis on Balochistan province and on investigations, crime scene management, intelligence gathering, and information handling is essential.

15

 

Minimum 5 years professional experience in developing training curricula / manuals for criminal justice institutions in Pakistan is essential.

15

 

Minimum 5 years professional experience in delivering basic/ TOT trainings to criminal justice institutions in Pakistan.

15

 

Experience of working with UN Agencies in similar assignment will be an asset

10

 

Must possess excellent English and Urdu analytical and writing skills with hands on experience in report writing

15

 

Financial (Lower Offer/Offer*30)

30

 

Total Score

Technical score 70 + 30 Financial

 


Required Skills and Experience

  • University degree in law, criminal justice, crimes analysis, criminology, or other relevant subject areas.
  • Minimum 10 years professional experience in development of training curriculum and training material, undertaking research/ desk review, organizing, and delivering trainings, and master/ supporting trainer in conducting training sessions is essential.
  • Knowledge and understanding of anti-narcotics laws and regulations in Pakistan with emphasis on Balochistan province and on investigations, crime scene management, intelligence gathering, and information handling is essential.
  • Minimum 5 years professional experience in developing training curricula / manual for criminal justice institutions in Pakistan is essential.
  • Minimum 5 years professional experience in delivering basic/ TOT trainings to criminal justice institutions in Pakistan.
  • Experience of working with UN Agencies in similar assignment will be an asset.
  • Must possess excellent English and Urdu analytical and writing skills with hands on experience in report writing.



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