Job Opening

Posting Title: International Consultant (Law Enforcement Expert)
Department/Office: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Duty Station: DAKAR
Posting Period: 26 July 2022 - 04 August 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime-187005-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

- Workplan submitted
- Assessment of the current capacities carried out;
- Law enforcement training and maintenance of naval assets provided;
- Evidence collection at sea exercise and simulated trial conducted
- Reports submitted

Work Location

Freetown. Sierra Leone

Expected duration

15 - 26 August 2022
10 days

Duties and Responsibilities

The fisheries sector is particularly vulnerable to transnational organized crimes, including trafficking in marine species, corruption, document fraud, forgery, and human trafficking. Criminality and unlawful activities linked to the fisheries sector increasingly have a negative impact on the economies of coastal communities and threaten food availability and security. Crimes in the fisheries sector cover a broad range of illegal activities that may occur at one or more stages of the fisheries value chain. These offences:
• Are different to IUU fishing, although are often related and occur at the same time
• May or may not be directly linked to the fishing operationsFirst, crimes associated with the fisheries sector are crimes that have no direct connection with fishing operations but take place on fishing vessels, in fishing facilities or use fishing operations to commit or cover crimes conducted by organized criminal syndicates. Examples of crimes associated with the fisheries sector would be the trafficking of marine species, and drugs.
Second, crimes in the fisheries value chain are crimes that are closely linked to fishing operations, although they are not “illegal fishing” per se. These crimes extend into the trade, ownership structures and financial services associated with the fishing sector - they are not only associated with the act of fishing. Such crimes include fraud and forgery, corruption, money-laundering, tax crimes, customs and fiscal fraud as well as trafficking in persons.
As custodian of the UNTOC Convention and UNCLOS, The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC) through its Global Maritime Crime Programme (GMCP) works worldwide to support States in addressing maritime crime and foster international cooperation to deal with different shared challenges in tackling crimes that are often of transnational nature.
For the purpose of this project funded by Japan, UNODC GMCP is ready to enhance response capacity and community resiliency to disasters and the threat of communicable diseases in Sierra Leone by improving maritime law enforcement capacity and capability to respond to crimes in the fisheries sector.

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. An additional two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree;
Experience: • At least seven years of progressively responsible experience in national and/or international practice in maintenance management and maintenance, legal practice, administration or related area, with a maritime crime focus and preferably in crime prevention, law enforcement, prosecution, criminal justice, international relations or related area, preferably with a military or MLE background 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 West Africa is desirable;
• Good communication and interpersonal skills are advantageous;
• 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 is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

No Fee

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