Job Opening

Posting Title: GPML Consultant (Diamond and Gemstones Expert - Law enforcement training – Diamonds and Gemstones Supply Chain) 2022
Department/Office: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Duty Station: DAKAR
Posting Period: 27 September 2022 - 06 October 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime-191789-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

Under the overall guidance and supervision of the GPML AML/CFT Adviser, the consultant will carry out his or her assignment as follows:

A. Together with a Law Enforcement Expert develop a 5 to 6 days course on Diamond and Gemstones Supply Chain for law enforcement officials. The sections to be covered may include:
a. General background information on Diamonds and Gemstones which includes the different types, the difference between precious and semi-precious, where to find them (national vs regional), specific characteristics, how they are mined, etc.;
b. Regional specific information (West – Central – South and East Africa) that identifies Diamonds and the types of Gemstones present in the region, general trading routes, the main actors involved, specific region risks, etc.;
c. The different steps in the legal supply chain and specific characteristics and actors involved for each step (including the different ways of financing);
d. The illicit supply chain, illicit flows of Diamonds Gemstones and related criminal offenses;
e. The illicit financial flows, proceeds of crime and ML/TF risk indicators related to Diamonds and Gemstones;
f. Sector specific insights to support law enforcement on: provide an overview of questions, relevant information, guidance, examples and practical exercises for the relevant analysis and investigative techniques such as:
- intelligence & tactical/strategic analysis
- analysis of financial records and diamonds/gemstones related transactions
- conducting undercover operations
- interception at the borders
- searching premises, collating evidence and seizing
- processing storage and handling procedure
- investigative foundations and hurdles
- court proceedings and litigation assistance
- leading of court directed evidence
- evidence from jewellery & tracking

g. Real-world practicality and application of the relevant law enforcement practices such as:
- intelligence & tactical/strategic analysis
- analysis of financial records and diamonds/gemstones related transactions.
- conducting undercover operations
- interception at the borders
- searching premises, collating evidence and seizing
- processing storage and handling procedure
- investigative foundations and hurdles
- court proceedings and litigation assistance
- leading of court directed evidence
- evidence from jewellery & tracking

Work Location

Home-based

Expected duration

1.5 month

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Background of the assignment:

Precious stones and precious metals are highly vulnerable to illicit trade and often underpin larger money laundering schemes, corruption, arms trafficking and conflict, undermining the licit economy. Their low weight, high value, high durability, stable pricing and ability to be easily moved or smuggled make them especially attractive to traffickers, launderers and criminal financiers, both as illicit trafficking commodities or as payment methods to finance terrorism and conflict or to be exchanged for arms or other illegal commodities including illicit drugs.

The UNODC Global Programme against Money-Laundering, Proceeds of Crime, and the Financing of Terrorism (GPML) is an experienced global provider of anti-money-laundering (AML) training and technical assistance and, since September 2001, also counter-financing of terrorism (CFT) training and technical assistance. Drawing on this experience and expertise, GPML is helping to develop the capacity of beneficiary member countries to counter money laundering and the financing of terrorism related to precious metals.

Through technical assistance and capacity building, UNODC aims to bolster the efforts of the project beneficiary countries to detect, investigate, disrupt and prosecute national and cross border illicit financial flows linked to illegal mining, trafficking and dealing in precious metals and stones.
UNODC's efforts in this regard support efforts of the beneficiary countries to meet their obligations under UN Conventions, Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Recommendations and various UN Security Council Resolutions (UNSCR).

2. Purpose of the assignment:

The purpose of this assignment will be to develop a 5 to 6 days course on Diamonds and Gemstones Supply Chains with a priority focus on Precious Stones that will be part of the different AML/CFT Law Enforcement training packages.

Qualifications/special skills

An advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in the fields of Gemology, Earth Sciences, Environmental Science, Geoscience, Mining Engineering, Engineering Geology, Mining Geology, Geological Technology or related fields 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.
At least seven (7) years of professional experience on the global supply chain for gemstones is required;
• Professional experience on illicit financial flows related to the global supply chain for gemstones is desirable;
• Experience in developing training material for law enforcement is desirable;
• Experience in delivering training to law enforcement is desirable;
• Practical professional experience of working in a Gemstones mining country and/or a trading center is desirable;
• Practical professional experience in the delivery of technical assistance is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations working 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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