Job Opening

Posting Title: Consultant (Drafting of a study on special investigative techniques in Southeast Asian and Pacific countries)
Department/Office: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Duty Station: BANGKOK
Posting Period: 19 January 2022 - 26 January 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime-172828-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

A study on special investigative techniques in Southeast Asian and Pacific countries is drafted, reviewed and finalized.

Work Location

Home-based with possible travel to Southeast Asian and Pacific countries (depending on restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic)

Expected duration

40 (thirty) working days within 28 February 2022 - 30 April 2022

Duties and Responsibilities

A) Drafting of a study on special investigative techniques in Southeast Asian and Pacific countries. This will entail:
• Consultations with UNODC staff and Southeast Asian and Pacific countries’ counterparts (including in-person travel or videoconference calls as required);
• Analysis (including a needs and gaps assessment) of the current legal frameworks and practices in Southeast Asian and Pacific countries with regard to special investigative techniques including controlled delivery, wiretapping/electronic or other forms of surveillance as well as undercover operations and the use of informants.
• Recommendations to enhance the use of special investigative techniques in Southeast Asian and Pacific countries and the production of evidence that can be used in court while respecting the rights of individuals, especially the right to a fair trial and the right to privacy, as well as ensuring control of implementation by judicial authorities or other independent bodies (to make sure that the special investigative techniques used are necessary, reasonable and proportionate, with a clear legal basis);
• 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 UNODC officers);
• Ensuring confidentiality of the documents and information shared.

B) Review (taking into account feedback from UNODC and Southeast Asian and Pacific countries’ counterparts) and finalization of the study.

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in the fields of law, international relations, political science or criminology is required. A first level university degree or equivalent academic education, professional training with certification from a recognized international/national police, customs or other staff training institution, with specialization in criminal justice, crime prevention, criminal investigation, law enforcement and/or other related areas in combination with additional two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Experience: • A minimum of 10 years of experience in fields related to special investigative techniques is required.
• Work experience related to combating transnational organized crime and/or corruption in Southeast Asia and the Pacific 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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