Job Opening

Posting Title: Prosecution Expert (International Consultant)
Department/Office: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Duty Station: NAIROBI
Posting Period: 13 May 2022 - 22 May 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime-181045-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

A. Workplan developed

a. Workplan on overall assignment developed, in consultation with UNODC and respective national authorities as necessary and presented to UNODC for approval.

B. Develop and Validate Prosecution manual and training curriculum
a. Review developed training manual and curriculum and incorporate the feedback from the round table discussions held in April 2022;
b. Design and deliver in the amendment of the manual and Training curriculum;
c. Prepare concept note and agenda for validation workshop;
d. Facilitate and present manual and curriculum at validation workshop;
e. Final material presented to UNODC;

C. Design and deliver basic trainings for prosecutors on strengthening their knowledge and skills to prosecute trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants in Ethiopia;

a. Agenda and concept note for workshops developed;
b. Design and deliver three 5-day basic workshop trainings for prosecutors on strengthening their knowledge and skills to prosecute trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants’ cooperation delivered;
c. Workshop report available

D. Provide ongoing case-by-case legal advice to prosecutors in Ethiopia as necessary;

a. Provide specialized mentoring and substantive advice on trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants’ cases, as necessary;
b. Progress Report on case discussions and recommendations presented to UNODC.

E. Develop and deliver one specialized inter-agency scenario-based simulation exercise for criminal justice practitioners in Mauritius to assess the functionality of anti-TIP legislation and national coordination and cooperation on TIP investigations and prosecution

a. Agenda, trafficking in persons’ scenario, group breakout work and practical exercises for the workshop developed;
b. One 4-day specialized inter-agency scenario-based simulation exercise for criminal justice practitioners to assess the functionality of anti-TIP legislation and national coordination in TIP investigations and prosecution delivered and facilitated;
c. Workshop report including gap analysis and key recommendations available

Work Location

Home based with travel in Eastern Africa region
Tentative travel dates: Mauritius 13 June – 24 June, Ethiopia 25 June - 30 August 2022

Expected duration

June - September 2022
70 working days

Duties and Responsibilities

Under overall supervision of the Head of Transnational Organized Crime, Illicit Trafficking and Terrorism Programmes (Programme Management Officer) and direct supervision of the Associate Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer in Addis Ababa (J/TIP Ethiopia) and Associate Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer in Nairobi (for J/TIP Eastern Africa activities), and in close consultation with project coordinators and other consultants across the region, perform the following tasks aimed at supporting the Transnational Organized Crime and Illicit Trafficking Programme:

• Develop a workplan in consultation with UNODC;
• Amend and validate prosecution manual and training curriculum for TIP cases, in consultation and cooperation with MOJ in Ethiopia
• Conduct basic and specialised training workshops on prosecuting cases of countering Transnational Organised Crimes including TIP and SOM in Ethiopia;
• Provide specialized mentoring and substantive advice on prosecution and criminal justice aspects on trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants related cases in Ethiopia;
• Develop and deliver one specialized inter-agency scenario-based simulation exercise for criminal justice practitioners in Mauritius to assess the functionality of anti-TIP legislation and national coordination in TIP investigations and prosecution;

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications:
• Advance university degree in criminology, law, political sciences, sociology or related discipline 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 7 years of relevant work experience in the field of trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants is required
• Experience in legal, prosecution and/or adjudication as well as related inter-agency collaboration matters pertaining to handling serious crimes, such as terrorism and transnational organized crime is required
• Experience in training/mentoring prosecutors and/or other criminal justice officials in matters relating to the investigation and prosecution of human trafficking, migrant smuggling and other related transnational organized crimes is required
• Knowledge of the mandates of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) and the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children (Trafficking in Persons Protocol) and the Protocol against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air (Smuggling of Migrants Protocol) is desirable
• Experience in planning and producing interactive training materials and tools is required
• Training experience with criminal justice practitioners is required
• Experience working with criminal justice practitioners is desirable
• Previous work experience with the UN or other International Organizations is desirable

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

Skills:
• Exposure to development work and experience in Eastern Africa is desirable
• Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills are required
• Excellent command of written and spoken English is required

No Fee

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