International Consultant (Law Enforcement Expert)


Location : Dakar, SENEGAL
Application Deadline :24-Sep-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
English   French  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
01-Oct-2019
Duration of Initial Contract :3 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :3months

Background

West Africa, and especially the Sahel region, currently faces many interconnected challenges related to poverty, climate change, rapid population growth, as well as severe threats to the national and regional stability posed by human rights violations, terrorism and transnational organized crime. Political instability in the region and the humanitarian crises and human rights situation have made populations more vulnerable and pushed people to migrate in order to protect themselves and meet their basic needs. In parallel, limited opportunities for accessible regular channels for migration and porous borders as well as limited capacities, legal frameworks and resources to combat smuggling of migrants (SOM) have enabled organized criminal groups to develop networks to smuggle migrants through West and North Africa to Europe, often exposing migrants to severe abuses, human rights violations, and risks to their life.  

In order to respond to this situation, UNODC and OHCHR developed a joint project “PROMIS - Protection of Migrants: Justice, Human Rights and Migrant Smuggling” to strengthen the capacities of West African states to develop a human rights-based response to smuggling of migrants and to effectively respond to human rights violations related to irregular migration”, funded by the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The geographical coverage of the project includes Côte d’Ivoire, The Gambia, Mali, Niger, and Senegal.

Output 1.2 of the Project aims at enhancing the capacities to detect, investigate and prosecute smuggling of migrants, while ensuring full and effective protection of the rights of migrants, in line with UNTOC and its additional Protocol on Smuggling of Migrants, as well as international human rights law and standards.

UNODC Regional Office for West and Central Africa (ROSEN) requires the services of a consultant (law enforcement expert) to support the implementation of the law enforcement component of the project with specific actions related to providing technical support for detections, investigations and prosecutions of smuggling of migrants and trafficking in persons cases.


Duties and Responsibilities

The position is based in Dakar, with travel to the project’s beneficiary countries in West Africa. The Law Enforcement Expert will work under the direct supervision of the Programme Coordinator (Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants) of the PROMIS project based in Dakar, in close cooperation with other Project staff and the Head of the Law Enforcement Section, as well as under the overall guidance of the UNODC Regional Representative, ROSEN.

UNODC is currently conducting evidence-based assessment missions in Cote d’Ivoire, The Gambia, Mali, Niger, and Senegal on the national criminal justice response to detection, investigation and prosecution related to smuggling of migrants vis-à-vis international conventions and standards. Based on the needs identified, a technical assistance plan is currently being developed for the 5 countries covered by PROMIS project in order to start the provision of technical assistance support to law enforcement and judicial actors in the region.

 

The Consultant will promote the work of UNODC against trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants in West and Central Africa within the overall framework of the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children and the Protocol against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air, both supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, as well as support the implementation of UNODC’s Regional Strategy for Combating Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants in West and Central Africa.

Within the framework of this assignment, the consultant will be required to deliver the following specific outputs:

  • Implement a technical assistance work-plan on specialised training, mentoring and capacity building activities to be conducted under the law enforcement component of the PROMIS project at national and regional level. The component targets law enforcement officials, criminal justice actors, national committees/focal points in selected countries of West Africa to enhance the capacities of the criminal justice chain to respond to smuggling of migrants based on international standards on smuggling of migrants and of human rights.
  • Provide substantive inputs to the development and implementation of UNODC projects on smuggling of migrants and trafficking in persons under the purview of the Law Enforcement Section and TIP/SoM Programme Unit.
  • Provide law enforcement expertise for a regional high-level meeting following Ministerial Niamey Declaration made in 2018 during a follow-up meeting designed for October 2019.
  • Provide law enforcement expertise for the implementation of a research on the modus operandi of migrant smuggling and its linkage to others forms of transnational organized crime.

Deliverable      

A.          Facilitate sessions on law enforcement responses at the high-level conference of general directors and commanders of defense and security forces in Abidjan, as part of the Niamey Declaration process;

   Participate in and prepare sessions for the retreat of the Trafficking in Persons / Smuggling of Migrants Unit of UNODC ROSEN;  Provide technical assistance to PROMIS target countries in line with the technical assistance plan currently being developed, including case mentoring, training and capacity building and supporting of police operations, jointly for law enforcement officers, criminal justice actors, national committees/focal points in selected countries to enhance investigations and full criminal justice chain responses on smuggling of migrants based on international standards; Output Working Days 23  ; To be accomplished by 31 October 2019

B.   Provide technical assistance to PROMIS target countries in line with the technical assistance plan currently being developed, including case mentoring, training and capacity building and supporting of police operations, jointly for law enforcement officers, criminal justice actors, national committees/focal points in selected countries to enhance investigations and full criminal justice chain responses on smuggling of migrants based on international standards;

•   Mentor investigators in PROMIS target countries on ongoing investigations related to smuggling of migrants, on an ad hoc basis and in line with the agreed technical assistance plan; Output Working Days 21 ; To be accomplished 30 November 2019

C.  Provide technical assistance to PROMIS target countries in line with the technical assistance plan currently being developed, including case mentoring, training and capacity building and supporting of police operations, jointly for law enforcement officers, criminal justice actors, national committees/focal points in selected countries to enhance investigations and full criminal justice chain responses on smuggling of migrants based on international standards.                                                                                                          

•    Mentor investigators in PROMIS target countries on ongoing investigations related to smuggling of migrants, on an ad hoc basis and in line with the agreed technical assistance plan; Output Working Days  21  ; To be accomplished by 31 December 2019


Competencies

Corporate Competencies:

  1. Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  2. Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNODC;
  3. Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;

Functional Competencies:

Professionalism: Substantive expertise in UNODC’s mandate areas, especially law enforcement experience in investigating smuggling of migrants, trafficking in persons and other organized crime. Has knowledge of substantive and functional areas with very good research and analytical skills. Is able to identify and contribute to the solution of problems/issues. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.

Teamwork: Good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a multi-cultural environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity, including gender balance.

Communication: Ability to write in a clear and concise manner and communicate effectively orally.


Required Skills and Experience

VI. Qualifications/Expertise sought

Academic requirements:

An advanced University degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in the field of criminology, law or education from a recognized national police, customs or other law enforcement institute.

Experience :

At least 15 years of relevant and progressively responsible work experience in law enforcement and investigation of organized crime, intelligence, etc., as well as practical experience in working in law enforcement crime units at the national and/or international level is required.

•Work experience on trafficking in persons and/or smuggling of migrants is required;

•Work experience in mentoring, training and supporting national agencies in charge of countering organized crime is a strong asset;

•Work experience in Africa in the field of law enforcement, preferably in West, Central and/or North Africa, is an advantage.

•Demonstrated drafting skills.

•Excellent communication skills.

Languages:       

English and French are the working languages of the United UN Secretariat. For this position, fluency in French and English is mandatory, with proven drafting and communication skills

Criteria Selection:

  • An advanced University degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in the field of criminology, law or education from a recognized national police, customs or other law enforcement institute ( 20 Points)
  • At least 15 years of relevant and progressively responsible work experience in law enforcement and investigation of organized crime, intelligence, etc., as well as practical experience in working in law enforcement crime units at the national and/or international level. ( 30 Points)
  • Work experience on trafficking in persons and/or smuggling of migrants ( 25 points)
  • Working experience in mentoring, training and supporting national agencies in charge of countering organized crime is a strong asset; Working experience in Africa in the field of law enforcement, preferably in West, Central and/or North Africa, is an advantage.Demonstrated drafting skills. ( 15 points)
  • Excellent communication skills  Fluency in French and English with proven drafting and communication skills (10 points)

The interested candidates should submit UN P11 form, or CV including the cover letter.

Only applications with a technical score of at least 70 points out of the 100 points will be selected for financial analysis.
The evaluation method that will be used is that of the best quality / price ratio (combined score).
Tenders will be evaluated using a methodology that combines several evaluations - training and experience in similar functions will account for 70 percent and the proposed tariff will account for 30 percent of the total evaluation.

The consultant will be paid on the basis of the accepted final proposal and the rules and regulations of the United Nations. Payments will be made after completion and / or satisfactory submission of the expected results.
Candidates are invited to apply online at the following address: http://jobs.undp.org, by 24 September  2019.

NB: As the system does not allow to join several files at once, the technical offer and the financial offer should be sent to the following address: senegal.procurement@undp.org


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