National consultant at the Terrorism Prevention Branch of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (TPB/UNODC).


Location : Beirut, LEBANON
Application Deadline :08-Mar-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Arabic   English   French  
Duration of Initial Contract :March 2021- November 2021 (165 working days)
Expected Duration of Assignment :March 2021- November 2021 (165 working days)

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

The Terrorism Prevention Branch (TPB) of UNODC is one of the United Nations key providers of counter-terrorism technical assistance in the legal and related areas.
The Global Project enables the UNODC/TPB to respond promptly and efficiently to country requests for counter-terrorism legal assistance in accordance with the guidance provided by the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, the Economic and Social Council, the General Assembly and the Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC) of the Security Council.
The objective of the technical assistance activities of the TPB is to strengthen the legal regime against
terrorism. It does this by providing legal advice to States to become parties to the universal legal
instruments related to terrorism, by assisting States to incorporate their provisions into national
legislations, by providing training to criminal justice officials and assistance to strengthen national
institutions dealing with terrorism.
As more countries have adopted appropriate legislation, the need for sustained capacity-building
assistance for implementation to requesting countries has increased. UNODC/TPB is therefore
increasingly focusing on training criminal justice officials to strengthen the capacity of criminal justice
systems for implementing the provisions of the international legal instruments against terrorism, in
addition to continuing to provide assistance for ratification and legislative incorporation.


Duties and Responsibilities

The purpose of the consultancy is to assist Terrorism Prevention Branch in ROMENA in the
implementation of three major TPB technical assistance projects in the Middle East and North Africa by
providing support to member states to enhance the specialized expertise and improve the capacity of
national criminal justice officials of the region to implement the international legal framework against
terrorism. In specific the consultant will work on:
• Assisting in supporting the governments of Egypt, Iraq and Lebanon in strengthening their
capacity to fight against terrorism through effective criminal justice responses. In addition
to the development and implementation of a functioning legal regime against terrorism
in accordance with relevant international legal instruments and Security Council
resolutions and in compliance with rule of law and human rights.
• Assisting in strengthening the capacity of the previously mentioned countries to prevent
and fight terrorism and strengthen criminal justices against the potential recruitment and
infiltration of terrorist militants among the refugee population
• Assisting in strengthening the capacity of the previously mentioned countries to prevent
and counter violent extremism leading to terrorism.
The National Consultant will perform the following Milestones:
1. Perform assessment of the national legislation and criminal justice statistics on Terrorism
prevention related matters in each of the countries aforementioned
2. Prepare and coordinate the presentation of the final evaluation reports of the Egypt, Iraq, Jordan
Lebanon and Yemen projects with national counterparts, arrange the relevant meetings in
cooperation with respective governments,
3. participate in the presentation of the final evaluation report to the donors
4. Prepare survey assessments on countering terrorism.
5. Assist in the preparation of the documentations prepared for semi-annual and annual reporting
on the ongoing implementation of the project
6. Assist in the preparation of power point presentations of topics on Terrorism
7. Assist in the Preparations and the implementation of project activities, meetings and delivery of
technical assistance, including development of assessment plans, preparation of background
documentation and agenda in Arabic, contacting international experts, coordination of meetings
and follow up with the countries, in regard to activities under the project work plan.
8. Prepare national reports based on the assessments, analysis of the information collected,
including the identification of the weaknesses in the implementation of the United Nations
conventions and protocols on countering Terrorism.
9. Preparations of workshop Questionnaires for the overall assessment of activities during the
contract period.
10. Assist in the review of national laws.
11. Drafting of workshop concept notes
12. Assist in the preparation of the new funding proposals.


Competencies

Competencies:
- Professionalism: demonstrated understanding of operations relevant to the UN; technical capabilities or knowledge relevant or transferrable to the UN procedures and rules; discretion, political sensitivity, diplomacy and tact to deal with clients; ability to apply good judgement; ability to liaise and coordinate with a range of different actors, especially in senior positions; where appropriate, high degree of autonomy, personal initiative and ability to take ownership; resourcefulness and willingness to accept wide responsibilities and ability to work independently
under established procedures; ability to manage information objectively, accurately and confidentially; responsive and client-oriented;
- Integrity: demonstrate the values and ethical standards of the UN in daily activities and behaviors while acting without consideration of personal gains; resist undue political pressure in decision-making; stand by decisions that are in the organization’s interest even if they are unpopular; take prompt action in cases of unprofessional or unethical behaviour; does not abuse power or authority;
- Teamwork and respect for diversity: ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries; excellent interpersonal skills; ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and harmonious working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, mixed-gender environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity; sensitivity and adaptability to culture, gender, religion, nationality and age; commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of UN operations; ability to achieve common goals and provide guidance or training to colleagues;
- Commitment to continuous learning: initiative and willingness to learn new skills and stay abreast of new developments in area of expertise; ability to adapt to changes in work environment.
- Planning and organizing: effective organizational and problem-solving skills and ability to manage a large volume of work in an efficient and timely manner; ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor (own) work; ability to work under pressure, with conflicting deadlines, and to handle multiple concurrent projects/activities;
- Communication: proven interpersonal skills; good spoken and written communication skills, including ability to prepare clear and concise reports; ability to conduct presentations, articulate options and positions concisely; ability to make and defend recommendations; ability to communicate and empathize with staff (including national staff), military personnel, volunteers, counterparts and local interlocutors coming from very diverse backgrounds; capacity to transfer information and knowledge to a wide range of different target groups;
- Flexibility: adaptability and ability to live and work in potentially hazardous and remote conditions, involving physical hardship and little comfort; to operate independently in austere environments for protracted periods; willingness to travel within the area of operations and to transfer to other duty stations within the area of operations as necessary;
- Genuine commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement, which includes solidarity, compassion, reciprocity and self-reliance; and commitment towards the UN mission and vision, as well as to the UN Core Values


Required Skills and Experience

Academic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree. Advanced university degree in law is required. Specialization in international aspects of crime and justice or international terrorism desirable.

Years of experience:

  • 2 years of progressively responsible and directly relevant professional level experience in the legal or criminal justice aspects of terrorism prevention or in crime prevention, criminal justice, rule of law or closely related fields, particularly in legislative, judiciary or prosecutorial matters.
  • Work experience in programme development, programme planning, technical assistance delivery, reporting, implementation monitoring, coordination and management. Work experience both at the national and international levels.

Technical experience:

  • Have knowledge and understanding of the universal legal framework against terrorism; regional and global terrorism threats; UNODC/TPB mandate and different counter-terrorism aspects addressed by UNODC/TPB while providing its technical and capacity building assistance.

Language requirements: Fluency in Arabic, English and French is required. Excellent drafting skills are
required.

How to apply:
The consultancy is open for all national consultants who meet the selection criteria and propose a competitive fee. Interested consultants are requested to apply only through this UNDP jobs portal.
Submissions through any other media will not be considered.
The application must include all of the following documents:
1. P11,
2. Annex 3 (Offerors Letter) and
3. Financial proposal
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