BBRSO131233:Citizen Security Strategy Consultant


Location : Home Based, BARBADOS
Application Deadline :21-May-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
31-May-2021
Duration of Initial Contract :9 weeks
Expected Duration of Assignment :9 weeks

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

To apply, interested persons should upload the combined* Technical Proposal/Methodology (if applicable), CV and Offeror’s Letter to “UNDP Jobs” by navigating to the link below and clicking “APPLY NOW”, no later than the date indicated on the “UNDP Jobs” website. Applications submitted via email will not be accepted**: -

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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) - Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean (RBLAC) in collaboration with the UNDP Caribbean network of offices – Suriname, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Suriname, Barbados and the OECS undertook the formulation of a first Caribbean-wide Human Development Report (CHDR) on Citizens’ Security. Using Global UNDP HDR processes, analysis and methodologies, the Caribbean HDR reviewed crime and security in the Caribbean with data analysis and information from a human development perspective. The report pointed to the high levels of violent crime plaguing the economic and social well-being of the region, being worsened by the implementation of ineffective policies which fail to sufficiently address the root causes of violence and crime, especially among the region’s youth. The main finding was that robust policies and programmes could not be developed in the absence of timely and reliable data.  

Collection and organization of data into a statistical form is required to produce valuable information for use in decision-making and to allow for comparison of crime statistics across time and between countries. Lack of reliable and comparable national, sub-regional and regional statistics makes it difficult to fully comprehend the impact of crime and violence, and to inform the citizen security policies and strategies needed to effectively respond to these challenges.

National consultations and assessments conducted by UNDP in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean point to four interrelated key problems: 1. Deficient evidence-based citizen security policies due to 2. Lack of reliable and comparable national and regional statistics, 3. Weak coordination at national, sub-regional and regional levels, and, 4. Weak institutional and CSO capacities. They have also highlighted the importance of up-to-date data to inform prevention programme design and monitoring and evaluation. 

Through the support of UNDP and with technical assistance from UNODC, Saint Lucia’s Central Statistical Office successfully completed the Saint Lucia National Crime Victimization Survey (SLNCVS) and presented the results in July 2020. The SLNCVS is based on international standards and provides national estimates on victimization and crime trends, assists with the collection of data on indicators for UN Sustainable Development Goals, and is potentially a key data source for policy makers in devising strategies and policies to address crime and violence.

UNDP is seeking to engage a Consultant with a background in citizen security who will use the data from the SLNCVS and other data sources and work closely with various national stakeholders to build capacity among government agencies and non-governmental and community-based organisations (NGOs and CBOs) in the use of data for citizen security decision making and the development of evidence-based strategies and interventions to address crime, public security and victimization in Saint Lucia.

The consultant will be engaged for a maximum of 9 weeks, until August 2021. The Consultant will be home-based.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and declaration of State of Emergency in Saint Lucia, all work of the Individual Consultant shall be done within the guidelines and protocols set by the local and national government. Meetings, presentations, and coordination shall be done in compliance with community quarantine policies and virtual modes of delivery utilized whenever possible.


Duties and Responsibilities

The consultant will be responsible for carrying out the following:

  • Prepare and finalize an inception report including a detailed workplan

  • Conduct data collection activities including, but not limited to, review of findings of 2020 SLNCVS, literature review, secondary data collection and key informant interviews

  • An initial report and a set of recommendations will be submitted to National Task Force and other relevant partners for review and feedback.The consultant will incorporate recommendations and compile a final report that outlines findings from throughout the process

  • Webinar/virtual presentation(s) focused on developing strategies/programming using citizen security data, including the development of an agenda, a list of stakeholders, and a finalized set of recommendations for action priorities on crime prevention and citizen security in Saint Lucia and related presentations.

  • Support selected government agencies/NGOs/CBOs in the implementation of at least one intervention based on the recommendations from the report

 


Competencies

  • Solid experience in working on criminal justice and law enforcement matters in Saint Lucia and the Caribbean region is highly desirable.

  • Demonstrated experience developing crime prevention strategies and policies using quantitative and qualitative data from a wide range of sources

  • Practical experience in delivering technical assistance related to criminal justice in the Caribbean region is highly desirable.

  • Excellent public speaking and presentation skills and ability to apply and share technical knowledge to government partners.


Required Skills and Experience

Advanced university degree in the fields of Criminal Justice, Criminology, or related fields is required.



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