International Consultant- Law Enforcement Expert

  • Added Date: Tuesday, 29 November 2022
  • Deadline Date: Wednesday, 07 December 2022
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Result of Service

โ€ข Planned and Conducted missions to Bahrain, Maputo, Mozambique, Nairobi, Kenya and Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
โ€ข Identified and coordinated with TPC leadership on obstacles to use of the TPC office spaces in Maputo
โ€ข Conducted training needs assessment of TPC operational officers for a training in May in Maputo
โ€ข Participated and moderate the TROIKA Ministerial meeting
โ€ข Participated in IOW coordination meeting in Nairobi, Kenya
โ€ข Conducted one training for the TPC Maputo, Mozambique based off required needs assessment in March
โ€ข Coordinated and Conducted a trilateral operational meeting with CMF and EUNAVFOR in Bahrain
โ€ข Conducted a TPC Senior Officials meeting
โ€ข Provided specialized support to the TPC in the development of practical and operational tools for counter narcotics related information with regional countries/international partners and counterparts
โ€ข Advised TPC on coordination of cross border operational activities
โ€ข Developed with the TPC means to conduct targeted surveillance of Maritime Zones of Interest (MZOIs) and share with respective Drug Enforcement Agencies (DEAs) on a regular basis
โ€ข Submitted eight end of mission reports Work Location

Home based with missions to Mozambique, Bahrain, Turkey, South Africa, Kenya and Tanzania

Expected duration

170 days Duties and Responsibilities

1. Background of the assignment:

The UNODC Maritime Crime Programme (GMCP) continues to support the criminal justice systems of the trilateral states of the Indian Ocean region by dealing with issues of maritime crime. The trilateral states and UNODC have formulated a Strategy which seeks to tackle the heroin flows into Mozambique, South Africa and Tanzania. These states are to varying degrees transit states for heroin flows from Afghanistan into the lucrative European markets and success as a result of activities under this Strategy is likely to displace those flows elsewhere. To some extent the increasing use of Mozambique as a transit state is the result of effective national and international law enforcement efforts in states to the north forcing the traffickers to use more southerly and less convenient landing points in East Africa.

The strategy seeks to address the concerns of the trilateral states through a coordinated programme of support that will disrupt the heroin trafficking networks operating in South East Africa and thereby reduce heroin flows into the region and beyond. This Strategy adopts a โ€˜full spectrumโ€ approach. That is to say, it uses the resources and activities of national, regional and international actors to disrupt the transnational criminal network whenever and wherever it is vulnerable. This is done by ensuring that the activities of every relevant actor in the region and beyond (whether from the public or private sectors) are properly targeted and synchronised. Every lawful tool available will be brought to bear on the organised crime networks on both the maritime and onward routes. This targeting and coordination role will be performed by a Trilateral Planning Cell (TPC).

With support from regional and international partners, the TPC will be responsible for coordinating and assisting in the implementation of the Strategy under six distinct lines of work;
โ€ข Coordination
โ€ข Coordinate Information Sharing and Analysis
โ€ข Coordinate the Enhanced Tactical Level Law Enforcement and Border Control
โ€ข Facilitate Direct Financial Investigation, Financial Disruption and Asset Recovery
โ€ข Advocate for an Effective legal Finish
โ€ข Facilitate Effective Strategic Messaging

2. Purpose of the assignment:

Expert embedded within the Trilateral Planning Cell to support regional initiatives and ensure tactical level collaboration exists with the trilateral countries and extend best practise, lessons learnt to other Target States.

3. Specific tasks to be performed by the consultant:

Under the overall supervision of the UNODC Regional Representative, ROEA, and under the direct supervision and regular liaison with the Programme Coordinator GMCP Western Indian Ocean:

โ€ข Plan and Conduct missions to Bahrain, Maputo, Mozambique, Nairobi, Kenya and Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
โ€ข Identify and coordinate with TPC leadership on obstacles to use of the TPC office spaces in Maputo
โ€ข Conduct training needs assessment of TPC operational officers for a training in May in Maputo
โ€ข Participate and moderate the TROIKA Ministerial meeting
โ€ข Participate in IOW coordination meeting in Nairobi, Kenya
โ€ข Conduct one training for the TPC Maputo, Mozambique based off required needs assessment in March
โ€ข Coordinate and Conduct a trilateral operational meeting with CMF and EUNAVFOR in Bahrain
โ€ข Conduct a TPC Senior Officials meeting
โ€ข Provide specialized support to the TPC in the development of practical and operational tools for counter narcotics related information with regional countries/international partners and counterparts
โ€ข Advise TPC on coordination of cross border operational activities
โ€ข Develop with the TPC means to conduct targeted surveillance of Maritime Zones of Interest (MZOIs) and share with respective Drug Enforcement Agencies (DEAs) on a regular basis
โ€ข Submit eight end of mission reports Qualifications/special skills

An advanced university degree (Masterโ€™s degree or equivalent) in criminal justice, criminology, law, political science, management or other related fields is required. A first-level university degree in the aforementioned fields in combination with two (2) additional years of qualifying work experience, may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Formal qualifications or certifications from a recognised national or international customs authority, police academy, or military-training institution, supplemented by specialization in criminal justice, crime prevention, or law enforcement, in combination with four (4) additional years of qualifying work experience, may be accepted in lieu of the first level university degree.
โ€ข At least 10 years working experience as a police officer, member of a defence force, or other national law enforcement organization, with experience in international law enforcement liaison functions, is required. Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations Secretariat language is an advantage.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTSโ€™ BANK ACCOUNTS.

This vacancy is archived.

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