vacance de poste

Intitulé publication: Consultant (Legal drug control matters)
Département / Bureau: Office des Nations Unies contre la drogue et le crime
Lieu d'affectation: VIENNA
Période de candidature: 31 décembre 2021 - 20 janvier 2022
No de l’appel á candidature: 21-United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime-171677-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
Valeurs fondamentales de l'ONU: intégrité, professionnalisme, respect de la diversité
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Result of Service

4. Expected tasks:
1) At least 150 legislative provisions uploaded onto the drug control repository;
2) Intergovernmental meetings on drug control matters, held during the relevant period, serviced;
3) Inputs to parliamentary documents, briefing materials, working papers, and reports, required during the relevant period, provided;
4) Legal reviews of national drug control laws or policies conducted.

5. Indicators to evaluate the consultant’s performance
All outputs shall be assessed according to the following indicators:

For all entries made onto the drug control repository:
- Quality and relevance of the document entered into the database, requiring minimal editing and drafted in an accessible, neutral and professional style;
- Adequate identification of keywords;
- Proper filing of the document in internal filing system;
- Timeliness of the uploading (time after receipt of laws or case law);
- The uploads reflect a variety of legal systems and geographical balance.

For all drafting/reporting tasks:
- Quality of drafting, requiring minimal editing and drafted in an accessible, neutral, and professional style;
- Timeliness of the delivery;
- Material is suited for the audience and for their level of understanding;
- Material drafted in an accessible, neutral, and professional style.

For all other tasks:
- Efficient, and appropriate completion or resolution of the issue or task.

Work Location


Expected duration

The proposed period of this consultancy is for the period from 1 March 2022 to 31 August 2022 for 125 working days.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Background of the assignment:
Pursuant to relevant mandates stemming from the three international drug control conventions, the Conference Support Section of the Organized Crime and Illicit Trafficking Branch in the Division for Treaty Affairs of UNODC provides legislative support to States parties on the implementation of the three drug control conventions, namely the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs of 1961, as amended by the 1972 Protocol; the Convention on Psychotropic Substances of 1971; and the United Nations Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances of 1988.

The Section also provides, upon request, legal advisory support to the Commission on Narcotic Drugs and the International Narcotics Control Board and its secretariat, as required. Furthermore, the Section also collects and disseminates national drug control legislation on the implementation of related treaty obligations through the UNODC drug control repository.The repository is a reference tool for judicial and law enforcement practitioners, law-and policymakers as well as researchers on drug control legislation and policies in various jurisdictions.

2. Purpose of the assignment:
The purpose of this assignment is to support the legal advisory team in the Section in executing some of the above-mentioned functions, and notably its information-gathering efforts on the implementation of the three international drug control conventions, by uploading legislative provisions onto the drug control repository.

3. Specific tasks to be performed by the consultant:
Under the overall guidance of the Chief of OCB/CSS and the direct supervision of the Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer, the consultant will perform the following specific tasks:
1) Contribution to the servicing of expert and intergovernmental meetings on drug control including the INCB and the Commission on Narcotic drugs, including preparation of briefing materials and substantive contributions to documents, as applicable;
2) Contributions to the drafting of parliamentary documents for the CND, ECOSOC or General Assembly on drug control matters;
3) Provision of a variety of specialized legal and capacity-building services for Governments, including legal advisory services and training seminars in order to assist governments in treaty ratification or implementation of the international drug control conventions;
4) Research on a range of legal issues in response to a variety of requests for advice and services;
5) Provision of substantive inputs for the implementation of activities aimed at enhancing the ratification and implementation of the international drug control conventions.
6) Upload onto the drug control repository a minimum of 150 legislative provisions and review existing entries for quality, and perform other work on the drug control repository as required.

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: An advanced university degree (master’s degree or equivalent) in international law, criminal law, health law or related field is required. A first-level university degree in similar fields in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Experience: - A minimum of five years of progressively responsible relevant experience in analysis of legislation/ legal research, preferably in the area of drug control, criminal justice, implementation of international treaties or closely related issues is required.
- Previous experience working with knowledge management portals, such as legal databases, or with website content management systems is desirable.
- Previous work experience in international organizations is desirable.
Language: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required and fluency in one or more other UN official languages is an advantage.

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