Job Opening

Posting Title: Consultancy to undertake coordination support for the project titled “Strengthening the Administration of Justice and Operationalizing Alternatives to Imprisonment in Kenya,
Department/Office: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Duty Station: NAIROBI
Posting Period: 27 September 2022 - 06 October 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime-191695-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

The evaluation of the consultant’s performance (the quality of the reports and products, the technical competence shown and the timeliness of the reports) will be determined by the UNODC Regional Representative for Eastern Africa, in close coordination and consultation with UNODC HQ. If the consultant does not meet the requirements, he/she will be provided with an opportunity to redraft in terms of the guidance provided by the assessors. If after redrafting the requirements are not met, the UNODC reserves the right to non-payment and/or suspension of the consultancy.

The consultant will:

a) Provide ongoing written and oral reporting to the ROEA Head of Criminal Justice;
b) Provide monthly written reports to the ROEA Head of Criminal Justice detailing work undertaken within the month;
c) Prepare and provide a comprehensive monthly report and an outcome report on the consultancy. The final report is to be submitted within three (3) days prior to the end of the contract;

Work Location

Nairobi, Kenya

Expected duration

120 Working Days

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Background of the assignment:

As the global guardian of the UN Standards and Norms in Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, UNODC is mandated to support Member States in upholding the Rule of Law, promoting crime prevention and effective, fair, humane and accountable criminal justice systems in line with the United Nations standards and norms on crime prevention and criminal justice and other relevant international legal instruments.

In line with this mandate, UNODC’s project titled “Strengthening the Administration of Justice and operationalizing alternatives to imprisonment in Kenya” aims to support to the Government of Kenya (GoK) to strengthen efficiency in delivery of judicial services, enhance coordination within the criminal justice sector and widen the use and application of alternatives to imprisonment.

The Project is designed to implement the following Outcomes of the EU Programme for Legal Aid and Empowerment in Kenya (PLEAD).

Outcome 1- Access to Legal Aid and assistance is implemented by the Department of Justice and UNDP.
Outcome 2- Court administration and case management are strengthened
Outcome 3 – Quality and efficiency are increased in the criminal justice system
Outcome 4 – Coherence, cooperation and collaboration within the justice sector are improved

The project targets 12 focal counties which include the five largest urban centres (Kisumu, Nairobi, Mombasa, Uasin Gishu and Nakuru) and seven counties of the most marginalized area (Wajir, Mandera, Lamu, Tana River, Marsabit, Isiolo and Garissa) of Kenya.

The overall objective of the project is to reinforce the ability of the justice sector to address and redress economic and political grievances in the 12 focal counties, thus strengthening the legitimacy of the rule of law in Kenya.


2. Purpose of the assignment:

The purpose of the consultancy is to coordinate the functions and activities outlined in the PLEAD Project (KENW58).

3. Specific Tasks to be performed by the consultant:

The Consultant will work under the overall supervision of the UNODC Regional Representative for Eastern Africa and the direct supervision of the UNODC ROEA Head of Criminal Justice Programme, and in close technical cooperation with the Associate Programme Officers under the Criminal Justice Programme in ROEA.

The consultant will also work closely with the beneficiary institutions, the donor (European Union) and UNODC (Headquarters and ROEA) in performing the following substantive duties and responsibilities:

a) Coordinate the tracking of implementation progress of the PLEAD project 2022 workplan.
b) Coordinate all interventions relating to development of e-learning programmes within the PLEAD partner agencies, and specifically the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP), Judicial Training Institute and the National Police Service.
c) Contribute to the preparation of various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, briefing notes, analytical notes, sections of reports and studies and inputs to publications, relating to PLEAD.
d) Provide administrative and substantive support in regard to the consultative and other meetings, workshops, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, handling logistics, etc.
e) Coordinate the preparation of field missions as well as participating in local missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries.
f) Prepare operational guidelines, as and when required, for enhanced programme planning and coordination.
g) Provide regular technical advice on operational matters relating to implementation of the project.
h) Provide technical support to consultants implementing various aspects of the project.
i) Keep proper record of reports and media items for the project.

Qualifications/special skills

• An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, international relations, criminal justice, human rights, political science, or criminology 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.
• A minimum of two years of experience working in crime prevention and criminal justice, human rights and/or related fields is required.
• Experience working with the United Nations is desirable.

Languages

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

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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