Job Opening

Posting Title: Consultant (Expert in corruption investigations and experience operating in Papua New Guinea to deliver training and provide advice and mentoring in Papua New Guinea)
Department/Office: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Duty Station: VIENNA
Posting Period: 12 August 2022 - 23 August 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime-188551-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

Expected tangible and measurable output(s)/deliverable(s):

Deliver high-quality training, advice, mentoring and guidance to corruption investigators and prosecutors in Papua New Guinea in, including:
- missions to Papua New Guinea of approximately 2-3 days to provide in-person training/advice/mentoring to investigators and prosecutors and meet with the UNODC officials in PNG
- fortnightly or so virtual check-in with assigned investigation/prosecution teams to check progress and provide advice/mentoring
- further remote assistance to investigation/prosecution teams in response to their demands
- virtual coordination meeting with UNODC Anti-Corruption Adviser PNG and other consultants, including to discuss additional identified technical assistance needs of investigators and prosecutors

Work Location

Home-based with occasional travel to Papua New Guinea

Expected duration

September 2022 to March 2023 (45 working days)

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Background of the assignment:

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is a global leader in the fight against illicit drugs and international crime, including terrorism. It is a leading provider of specialized assistance to governments for addressing the legal, criminal justice and rule of law aspects of counter narcotics, crime prevention and counter-terrorism. It operates in all regions of the world through an extensive network of field offices. The UNODC Regional Office for Southeast Asia and the Pacific (ROSEAP), based in Bangkok, has a mandate to cover 11 countries in Southeast Asia and a total of 33 countries across the Pacific region, including Papua New Guinea.

UNODC is specifically mandated by UN Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (1988), United Nations General Assembly Special Session Political Declaration and Action Plan against Money Laundering (1988), International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism (1999), UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (2000), UN Convention against Corruption (2003) and UN General Assembly Resolutions 66/181 (2011) and 66/177 (2011) to deliver technical assistance to Member States to strengthen capacity to combat money laundering and terrorist financing (ML/TF) in accordance with these UN instruments and international standards.


Specific tasks to be performed by the consultant:

Under the direct supervision of the UNODC Papua New Guinea Officer-in-Charge and Anti-Corruption Advisor, and under the overall guidance of the UNODC Anti-Money Laundering Adviser (Law Enforcement) and the UNODC Regional Representative for South-East Asia and the Pacific, the consultant will work in close collaboration with the relevant UNODC project staff to undertake the following specific task:
Deliver high-quality training, advice, mentoring and guidance to corruption investigators and prosecutors in Papua New Guinea. As applicable, carry out the work:
¿ Via in-person travel, tele/videoconference and correspondence
¿ In consultation and coordination with UNODC staff, national authorities and other consultants engaged for similar activities under the PNG Anti-Corruption Project
¿ Informed by capacity assessments of the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulory (RPNGC) fraud and anti-corruption teams and the Office of the Public Prosecutor, which are being conducted under the PNG Anti-Corruption Project
¿ Informed by training materials and curricula developed under the PNG Anti-Corruption Project or otherwise recommended by the UNODC
¿ Informed by other research carried out under the PNG Anti-Corruption Project and elsewhere
¿ Informed by the relevant laws and criminal justice procedures of Papua New Guinea
¿ In a manner that is tailored to the level of the investigator, prosecutor or team receiving the training, advice or mentoring
¿ With regard to identifying relevant capacity development needs of law enforcement agencies and bringing those needs to the attention of the UNODC
¿ At all times, with regard to confidentiality requirements, including protecting any confidential information obtained in the course of duties as a consultant, and
¿ At all times, in a manner that respects and upholds the independence and proper functions of the United Nations and the national agencies of PNG responsible for investigating and prosecuting corrupt conduct. The consultant may only seek and obtain the minimum amount of general/anonymised case information sufficient to inform the training/advice/mentoring. For example, the consultant must not: take any steps that may lead them to being called as a witness in a proceeding; be present at the execution of warrants or other exercise of law enforcement powers; be involved in taking or drafting witness statements; or preparing documents for specific court proceedings.

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in the field of law, criminal justice, criminology, international relations, political science, economics, finance, business, management 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 15 years of experience as a criminal investigator with law enforcement powers, with at least some experience in fraud or corruption investigations and some experience combating transnational crime is required.
At least 5 years of in-country experience working in Papua New Guinea in a criminal justice context is required.
Experience working alongside the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary is desirable.

Language: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency of 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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