Job Opening

Posting Title: Consultant - Legal Advisor
Department/Office: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Duty Station: DAKAR
Posting Period: 13 January 2022 - 23 January 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime-172251-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

Legal assessments for DRC conducted and report submitted;
Legal training on the Law of the Sea completed for Congo and DRC;
Monthly report drafted and submitted to UNODC GMCP;
Final report drafted and submitted to UNODC GMCP. Legal assessments for DRC and Gabon conducted and report submitted;
Brief legal review and recommendations provided for Central Africa countries and to CRESMAC;
Periodical ad-hoc training and capacity building conducted;
Liaison ensured with national authorities of the Central Africa regions and assistance on the legal Liaison ensured with national authorities of the Central Africa region and assistance on the legal reform process provided;
Advisory support to the CRESMAC provided on promoting maritime legal reform in ECCAS regions;
Monthly report drafted and submitted to UNODC GMCP;
Final report drafted and submitted to UNODC GMCP.

Work Location

home based, with travel to the region

Expected duration

February 10 to October 07,2022
171 working days

Duties and Responsibilities

UNODC GMCP has been promoting legal reform and training maritime criminal justice practitioners on the Law of the Sea and transnational organised maritime crime matters in Central Africa region under the EU-funded regional project called PASSMAR (Programme to Support the Maritime Safety and Security Strategy in Central Africa). The geographical scope of the PASSMAR project covers Central Africa countries administrated by ROSEN and ROSAF: Angola, Cameroon, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Gabon and Sao Tomé-et-Principe.

The support has comprised of legal assessments conducted regarding piracy and maritime offences, establishing legal frameworks, and support in developing solid legislation in line with the

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: Advanced university degree in law, criminology, police administration or a similar field, focused on international maritime affairs, international security policy, criminal justice and / or the application of the law is required. A first level university degree in similar fields with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree;
Experience: At least ten years of progressively responsible professional experience in the field of countering maritime crime and implementing law of the sea is required;
Proven experience in legal research and analysis, proposals and training plans, and excellent drafting skills is required;
Experience in development work and legal systems in Central Africa is desirable;
Good communication and interpersonal skills is desirable;
Strong interpersonal and communication skills including demonstrated tact in inter-cultural communication is required;
Proven experience in dealing with national and regional counterparts from various cultural backgrounds is desirable;
Previous work experience with the UN or other International Organizations will be considered is desirable
Language: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in oral and written English and French is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

No Fee

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