Job Opening

Posting Title: Consultant (Drafting of a policy paper towards a new law on criminal asset freezing, seizure, confiscation and management in Cambodia and drafting of an operational manual for officers using the value
Department/Office: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Duty Station: BANGKOK
Posting Period: 15 November 2021 - 26 November 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime-168469-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

• A policy paper on criminal asset freezing, seizure, confiscation and management in Cambodia, an operational manual for officers using the value-based confiscation and a review of the relevant legislation in Thailand are drafted, reviewed, finalized and presented

Work Location

Home-based with possible travel to Cambodia (depending on restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic)

Expected duration

48 working days within November 2021 – January 2022

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Programme Officer (Criminal Justice), and under the overall guidance of the UNODC Regional Representative for Southeast Asia and the Pacific, the consultant will work in close collaboration with the UNODC project staff to undertake the following activities:

A) Drafting of a policy paper on criminal asset freezing, seizure, confiscation and management in Cambodia and good practices in these areas from other countries. This will entail:
• Consultations with UNODC staff and Cambodian authorities (including videoconference calls as required);
• Analysis (including a needs and gaps assessment) of the current legal/regulatory framework and practices in Cambodia with regard to criminal asset, freezing, seizure, confiscation and management, including the structures or arrangements for the seizing and management of proceeds of crime as well as the arrangements for re-using the criminal proceeds once confiscated;
• Desk review on and summary of the legal/regulatory frameworks and practices in these areas from other countries (preferably civil law countries), which could be replicated in Cambodia;
• Recommendations for a new draft law/new legislative provisions/new regulations on criminal asset freezing, seizure, confiscation and management in Cambodia;

B) Review (taking into account feedback from UNODC and Cambodian counterparts) and finalization of the policy paper.

C) Presentation of key findings and recommendations to UNODC and Cambodian authorities.

D) Drafting of an operational manual for officers using the value-based confiscation in Thailand. This will entail:
• Consultations with UNODC staff and Thai authorities (including videoconference calls as required);
• Drafting of step-by-step guidelines for the implementation of the value-based confiscation including but not limited to the gathering and analysis of financial evidence.

E) Drafting of a review of the legislation relevant to value-based confiscation in Thailand and of good practices in this area from other countries. This will entail:
• An analysis of the current legal/regulatory framework and practices in Thailand with regard to criminal asset freezing, seizure, confiscation and management, including the structures or arrangements for the seizing and management of proceeds of crime as well as the arrangements for re-using the criminal proceeds once confiscated;
• Desk review on and summary of the legal/regulatory frameworks and practices in these areas from other countries.

F) Review (taking into account feedback from UNODC and Thai counterparts), finalization and presentation of the operational manual and legislation review to UNODC and Thai authorities.

During the completion of all the above-mentioned tasks, the consultant should ensure:
• Regular coordination with UNODC staff in charge of the project;
• Attention to spelling, appropriate and consistent use of terminology (including legal terminology and gender-inclusive language) in line with UN instruments such as the relevant conventions and protocols (guidance will be provided as necessary by the relevant UNODC officers);
• Confidentiality of the documents and information shared.

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in the fields of law, international relations, political science, economics, finance, business or management is required. A first level university degree in similar fields in combination with additional two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Experience: • A minimum of 7 years of experience in fields related to the freezing, seizure, confiscation and management of criminal proceeds/assets is required.
• Work experience related to combating transnational organized crime and/or corruption in Southeast Asia is desirable.
Language: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English, with excellent drafting and communication skills is required. Knowledge of another United Nations official 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 APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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