Job Opening

Posting Title: Consultant (Human Rights-Based and Gender-sensitive Police Reform)
Department/Office: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Duty Station: VIENNA
Posting Period: 24 August 2022 - 01 September 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime-189205-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

The consultant will be responsible for carrying out the following activities:

a) Conduct comprehensive desk research of legislation, policy and practice in the selected country and draft a preliminary situation analysis to indicate the current (institutional, legal, and policy) capacity relevant to human rights-based and gender-sensitive police reform in Uzbekistan

b) Together with UNODC officers from headquarters and the relevant field office, develop the agenda and background material for the expert workshop meeting schedule and list of questions for the TANA in the selected country.

c) Develop a draft methodology guidance document of approximately 30 pages, that aims to provide UNODC regional and country offices with an enduring and adaptable resource for undertaking technical assistance needs assessments on human rights-based and gender-sensitive police reform.

d) Undertake a mission (or online mission), together with UNODC officers from headquarters and the field offices to:
i. Hold methodological meetings/capacity-building workshops with UNODC field colleagues.
ii. Undertake the TANA, in collaboration with UNODC field colleagues.
e) Complete desk analysis of all mission data and full desk review; and draft full TANA report of approximately 50 pages, with an Executive Summary, ready for sharing with national authorities.

f) Revise the TANA report in line with comments from UNODC and present the revised TANA report.
g) Revise the TANA report in line with comments from National Authorities and deliver the final TANA report.

h) Undertake a mission (or online mission) to the selected country to:
i. present the final TANA report;
ii. discuss areas in which UNODC might provide technical assistance (subject to funding)
iii. hold a one-day post-TANA evaluation workshop with UNODC colleagues to:
¿ Jointly reflect on lessons learned.
¿ Gather final inputs/lessons for methodology guidance document (and thoughts on development as TOT).
¿ Identify feasible opportunities for colleagues to ensure the collection of baseline and sustainable longitudinal quantitative and qualitative data (both for the country of TANA and for other countries within the region).
¿ Discuss funding options and feasibility programming relevant to the TA needs of requesting country.
i) Incorporate all feedback received, and all lessons learned during the TANA, and present the final methodology guidance document of approximately 30 pages (for internal use, including the possibility of future development as a TOT or e-learning for other country or regional offices.

Expected tangible and measurable output(s):

- One report on the methodology workshop including an analysis of technical assistance needs of approximately 30 pages, for the selected country, that is finalised to include feedback from UNODC and from National Authorities (based on a comprehensive desk review and in-depth meetings with national authorities and other relevant stakeholders).

- One comprehensive methodology guidance document, of approximately 30 pages, refined during process of the TANA, but adaptable for the use of other Regional/Country offices.

- A one-day post-evaluation workshop with UNODC colleagues.

Work Location

Home-based (with the possibility of travel)

Expected duration

Proposed period: September 2022 – December 2022

Actual work time: 58 working days

Duties and Responsibilities

The consultant will assist with UNODC technical assistance in support of police reform in the selected country, by working simultaneously on two inter-related tasks:

i) Preparation and delivery of an Expert Workshop on Good Practices in Human Rights-Based and Gender-Sensitive Research to build the Evidence-base for Effective Policing and Prosecution in Uzbekistan) to contribute to provide a comprehensive analysis of the current situation (the baseline), and any areas in which technical capacity can be strengthened in support of human rights-based and gender-sensitive police reform within the country.

ii) The drafting and refinement of a methodology guidance document to provide colleagues in the regional and/or country offices with a detailed toolkit to inform the process of technical assistance development in the field of human rights-based and gender-sensitive police reform. This document will draw together the relevant elements of a broad range of international legal materials, UN tools and publications and findings and lessons from the international academic and practitioner literature. Broadly, the methodology guidance document will draw on UNODC tools and publications relating to data collection and evaluation, including: The International Classification of Crimes for Statistical Purposes; United Nations Surveys on Crime Trends and the Operations of Criminal Justice Systems; The Criminal Justice Assessment Toolkit (specifically the chapters on Policing, Access to Justice, Criminal Victims and Witnesses, and Gender in the Criminal Justice System); The UNODC Evaluation Handbook; The UNODC Assessment Tool on Legal Aid in the Criminal Justice System; and The UNODC-UNECE Manual on Victimization Surveys. The methodology guidance document will be framed specifically to support UNODC colleagues in the process of conducting technical assistance development in the field of human rights-based and gender-sensitive police reform. In this regard, the document will draw on relevant international standards, including: the Code of Conduct for Law Enforcement Officials; the Guidelines for the Effective Implementation of the Code of Conduct for Law Enforcement Officials; the Basic Principles on the Use of Force and Firearms by Law Enforcement Officials; as well as standards relevant to victims and gender in the criminal justice system. Relevant sections from UN tools and publications will also be consulted, including: Module 3 of the Essential Services Package and the UNODC Blueprint for Action: an Implementation Plan for Criminal Justice Systems to Prevent and Respond to Violence against Women; the Handbook on gender-responsive police services for women and girls subject to violence; and the UNODC Training Curriculum on Effective Police Responses to Violence against Women. In addition, the methodology guidance document will draw on good practice internationally, relating to tasks of: empirical research; monitoring and evaluation; capacity building; and assistance delivery in the fields of policing, access to justice and gender responsive policy and programming. The methodology guidance document would aim to provide comprehensive advice on technical assistance development on these topics, that can be tailored according to the specificities of the respective country context, and the scope of the TANA requested by national authorities.

The Consultant will be home-based, with the possibility of travel to the selected country. Depending on the circumstances, the meetings may be held online or in hybrid format . The consultant will work in close consultation with relevant UNODC staff, under the direct supervision of the Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer, and under the overall guidance of the Chief of Section.

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in criminology, law, sociology, psychology, organizational development, social sciences, 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:
- At least 10 years of progressive professional experience in the field of crime prevention and criminal justice with extensive professional experience in the area of policing and/or public sector governance is required;
- Expertise in community-oriented policing, problem-oriented policing, intelligence-led policing, police training, or strategic police reform is required;
- Professional experience in providing technical assistance to police professionals and/or senior government officials, especially in the areas of problem-oriented and/or community-oriented policing is desirable;
- Demonstrable experience in the development and delivery of relevant training materials is desirable;
- Publications in the fields of criminal justice and international law are desirable;
- Experience of working with the UN or other international organizations 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.

Additional Information

The mission of UNODC is to contribute to the achievement of security and justice for all by making the world safer from crime, drugs, and terrorism. In its efforts to achieve global security, safety and human development, UNODC has the mandate to support Member States in preventing crime and violence and strengthening their justice systems.

Within UNODC, the overall responsibility and functions related to crime prevention and criminal justice reform lie with the Justice Section in the Division of Operations. The Section performs both normative and operational work to assist countries in devising and implementing crime prevention and criminal justice reform policies, strategies and programmes. The Section also provides backstopping support and guidance to the field offices in the delivery of relevant technical assistance projects, including in the areas of crime prevention and law enforcement. Accordingly, UNODC has developed a number of tools for policy makers and professionals. The tools have been largely used in the delivery of technical assistance programmes and are available on UNODC’s website. Relevant tools in the field of policing are those related to police accountability and oversight, police responses to violence against women, the use of force, and policing urban space.

UNODC has longstanding experience in working to support nationally owned strategic police reform processes informed by the international evidence base on effectiveness. UNODC promotes policing approaches that involve local communities and support the systematic use of partnerships and problem-solving techniques to proactively address crime, social disorder and fear of crime.

In 2021, UNODC commenced a project to improve human rights-based and gender-sensitive police reform through enhanced core competencies, investigations and interviewing. This project is funded by the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights. Output Four of this project aims to develop a strong monitoring and evaluation methodology, with a baseline survey for activities at country level, with the aim of measuring the efficiency of the criminal justice system and the human rights impact of training and/or reform. The methodology would be tailored to the national context, and would be developed as part of a technical assistance needs assessment for the selected country.

No Fee

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