Environmental Law Enforcement Advisor


Location : Beijing, CHINA
Application Deadline :09-Apr-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English   Chinese  
Duration of Initial Contract :12 months, 120 working days
Expected Duration of Assignment :12 months, 120 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

Please provide Offeror’s Letter and proposal together with your CV and cover letter (if applicable) in one single file while submitting application. And please note that the system will not accept the uploading of more than one document so please merge or scan all your documents into one prior to uploading. Below is the download link of Offeror's Letter. 

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https://pan.baidu.com/s/1Lbe43l_X-HDLsF4AnVbj-w Code:2vm1

UNODC ROSEAP is hiring an Environmental Law Enforcement Advisor to provide technical assistance to UNODC activities and events.

Wildlife and Forest Crime (WLFC) is a serious and growing problem. The UNODC Global Programme for Combating Wildlife and Forest Crime (GPWLFC) serves to deliver a range of technical assistance activities within several thematic areas towards achieving the key project objective of strengthening capacity to prevent and combat WLFC on a regional, national and local basis. The programme aims to improve cooperation and the capacity of Member States to work, locally, nationally and internationally, to prevent and combat WLFC and other forms of serious and organized crime.

Particularly with an aim to address the vulnerabilities at the border regions concerning China (Southern Provinces), Lao PDR, Myanmar and Viet Nam against wildlife trafficking amid challenges posed by COVID restriction, GPWLFC has been working closely with relevant wildlife law enforcement agencies, to strengthen their collective interception capacities and to support on the coordinated responses to the very type of crime across borders. Different and cater-to-the-need investigative techniques, including but not limit to controlled delivery, undercover operations, financial investigation, etc., are essential to the success of cross border co-operations in combatting WLFC. UNODC is seeking a consultant to support this work to strengthen States’ capacities to investigate WLFC across the borders.

OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSIGNMENT

To provide technical assistance on investigative techniques at UNODC-sponsored capacity building and mentorship programme for law enforcement agencies in China. 

SCOPE OF WORK

The assignment will be carried out under the substantive guidance of the Regional Coordinator for Southeast Asia of the UNODC Global Programme for Combating Wildlife and Forest Crime, with support and coordination from the Programme Officer for Southeast Asia of the UNODC GPWLFC.

The Consultant will, in close coordination with the UNODC GPWLFC and other field-based staff and consultants:

  • Build capacities of investigators in China wildlife law enforcement agencies by providing verbal and written advice on investigative directions and possible techniques for the investigation of ongoing cases that has transnational nature;
  • Mentor investigators in China wildlife law enforcement agencies by providing verbal and written advice on the development of target profiles, models and analytical methods to detect target’s illegal networks, as well as on the use of  investigative techniques and tools to be employed in, including for the gathering, seizing and analysis of evidence; the interviewing of witnesses and suspects; and the preparation of detailed reports containing findings, supporting evidence, analysis and evaluation of the evidence, amongst others;
  • Identify other relevant authorities who should become engaged in the case either in the same or other jurisdictions, and determine the mechanism in which reports and evidence can be shared between the relevant agencies to facilitate information exchange including cross jurisdiction;
  • Identify additional case mentoring support needs in the region;
  • Monthly reports in writing on mentoring engagement, including non-sensitive target information, all documents developed, evaluation of the support delivered, the feedback received, the achieved results and recommendations for future support.

The Consultant will not lead nor participate into any operational activity (arrests, raids, surveillance, etc.) as his/her role is limited to external advisory to the actual investigators. Any sensitive information acquired in the course of this consultancy cannot be shared to any party without explicit authorization by the relevant enforcement authorities.


Duties and Responsibilities

DURATION OF ASSIGNMENT, DUTY STATION AND EXPECTED PLACES OF TRAVEL

Maximum one hundred and twenty (120) workdays from 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022.

Timely completion of and reporting on technical assistance delivered as required by the Supervisors and/or counterparts evidenced by:

  • Monthly progress reports
  • Individual target progress/engagement reports

Duty station is Beijing, China, where several meetings with counterparts will take place regularly. Occasional travelling within the Country may be required. International travelling is not required.

Deliverable

Output

Working
 days

Required by

A

Development of analytical report and course of recommended actions against wildlife trafficking target (No.202101) in consultation with relevant wildlife law enforcement agencies

5 days

 

30 June 2021

B

Support in the identification of the criminal networks from target (No.202101) in and out of China

5 days

 

30 June 2021

C

On-the-job advisory and tailored tool development to target (No. 202101) case officer/team with a view to understand how to apply the acquired skills as part of real-life investigations.

20 days

 

30 June 2021

D

 

Development of analytical report and course of recommended actions against wildlife trafficking target (No.202102) in consultation with relevant wildlife law enforcement agencies

5 days

 

30 September 2021

E

Support in the identification of the criminal networks from target (No.202102) in and out of China

5 days

 

30 September 2021

F

On-the-job advisory and tailored tool development to target (No. 202102) case officer/team with a view to understand how to apply the acquired skills as part of real-life investigations.

20 days

 

30 September 2021

 

G

Development of analytical report and course of recommended actions against wildlife trafficking target (No.202103) in consultation with relevant wildlife law enforcement agencies

5 days

 

31 December 2021

H

Support in the identification of the criminal networks from target (No.202103) in and out of China

5 days

 

31 December 2021

I

On-the-job advisory and tailored tool development to target (No. 202103) case officer/team with a view to understand how to apply the acquired skills as part of real-life investigations.

20 days

 

31 December 2021

J

Development of analytical report and course of recommended actions against wildlife trafficking target (No.202104) in consultation with relevant wildlife law enforcement agencies

5 days

 

31 March 2022

K

Support in the identification of the criminal networks from target (No.202104) in and out of China

5 days

 

31 March 2022

L

On-the-job advisory and tailored tool development to target (No. 202104) case officer/team with a view to understand how to apply the acquired skills as part of real-life investigations.

20 days

 

31 March 2022

Note: It is understood that the consultant would not hold UNODC responsible for any unforeseen or untoward incident during the duration of the consultancy. It is recommended that the consultant secure his/her own insurance coverage during the conduct of the consultancy.

Final Products

All the outputs should be submitted in Chinese and meet the satisfaction of UNODC according to the following indicators:

  1. Significant impact on target and its associated network as determined by the wildlife law enforcement agencies;
  2. Quality of the materials produced;
  3. Technical competence and timeliness of the delivery;
  4. Satisfactory outputs based on activities as listed under Item 3.


Competencies

PROVISION OF MONITORING AND PROGRESS CONTROLS

The incumbent shall be under the overall supervision of the Regional Coordinator of the UNODC Global Programme for Combating Wildlife and Forest Crimes in Southeast Asia based in Bangkok, Thailand.

For each specific deliverable, the UNODC GPWFC Programme Officer for Southeast Asia, under the guidance of UNODC Regional Coordinator for Combating Wildlife and Forest Crimes, will specify the relevant target information, timelines, and reporting requirements for completion.

The consultant will submit regular updates on monthly basis for the approval by the supervisor. Regular calls and video conferences are also expected to take place.

Indicators to evaluate the incumbent’s performance will be:

  • Timeliness of the update reports
  • Amount of information contained in the reports
  • Quality of the on-the-job advisory programme delivered.
  • Evaluation from counterparts, and
  • Quality and timeliness of the reports for each deliverable.


Required Skills and Experience

The assignment requires a qualified individual with the following expertise:

  • Advanced university-level degree in law, economics, public administration, social sciences, or other related field OR bachelor’s degree with minimum 15-year of relevant experience will be accepted;
  • At least 15 years of experience in law enforcement related area is required;
  • Experience working with wildlife, forest and fisheries crime is desirable;
  • Experience working with law enforcement and/or government agencies responsible for wildlife crime related issues is desirable;
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent command of word processing and spreadsheet packages;
  • Experience with intelligence/analytical software is required;
  • Excellent command of written and spoken Mandarin with good command of English

REVIEW TIME REQUIRED

The incumbent’s outputs will be monitored and reviewed on a weekly basis by the Programme Officer under the guidance of Regional Coordinator.

 REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications: 

  • Personal CV or P11, indicating all past experiences from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references. 
  • Offeror’s Letter Confirming Interest and Availability and Financial proposal that indicates the daily rate/fee of the candidate, in US dollars, as per template provided in Annex 2. 
  • Offeror's letter download link: https://pan.baidu.com/s/1Lbe43l_X-HDLsF4AnVbj-w Code:2vm1

CRITERIA SELECTION OF THE BEST OFFER

The award of the contract will 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 candidates obtaining a minimum of 500 technical points would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.

Criteria

Weight

Max. Point

1) Technical

70%

500

• Qualifications in terms of Education, Consultancy and Specialization

30%

150

• Relevant working experience in in law enforcement, environmental crime prevention, drug and precursor interdiction and/or criminal justice issues

60%

300

 

• Previous professional experience with the international agency

10%

 50

2) Financial

30%

100

PAYMENT TERMS

LUMPSUM MILESTONE              

Payments shall be made following certification by UNODC Regional Coordinator for Combating Wildlife and Forest Crime that the services related to each Deliverable, as described in Item 4, have been satisfactorily performed and the Deliverables have been achieved by or before the due dates specified.

  • First payment: 25% contract price shall be paid upon completion and acceptance of deliverable ABC
  • Second payment: 25% contract price shall be paid upon completion and acceptance of deliverable DEF
  • Third payment: 25% contract price shall be paid upon completion and acceptance of deliverable GHI
  • Forth payment: 25% contract price shall be paid upon completion and acceptance of deliverable JKL

UNDP applies a fair and transparent selection process that will take into account the competencies/skills of the applicants as well as their financial proposals. Qualified women and members of social minorities are encouraged to apply.

Please provide Offeror’s Letter and proposal together with your CV and cover letter (if applicable) in one single file while submitting application. And please note that the system will not accept the uploading of more than one document so please merge or scan all your documents into one prior to uploading. Below is the download link of Offeror's Letter. 

Offeror's letter download link: 

https://pan.baidu.com/s/1Lbe43l_X-HDLsF4AnVbj-w Code:2vm1



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