Job Opening

Posting Title: Consultant – Development and Implementation of Legal Framework for Electronic Monitoring
Department/Office: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Duty Station: VIENNA
Posting Period: 06 January 2023 - 16 January 2023
Job Opening Number: 23-United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime-198883-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

• A feasibility study on the introduction of electronic monitoring of offenders in the Kyrgyz
Republic, including roadmap for implementation taking into consideration international
standards and good international and European practices, prepared and presented to national
counterparts;
• A guideline and standard operating procedures on the use of electronic monitoring bracelets
for probation clients prepared and presented to the national counterparts; and,
• Comprehensive training curriculum for offender supervision staff and middle manager, which
includes relevant training materials, produced and presented to the national counterparts for
institutionalization at the probation training center.

Work Location

Home-based with two visits to Bishkek and selected regions (10 days each)

Expected duration

10 Feb - 31 Aug 2023

Duties and Responsibilities

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is committed to achieving health,
security and justice for all by tackling threats from illicit drugs, organized crime and terrorism
worldwide. In Central Asia, the overarching strategic framework under which UNODC
provides technical assistance is the UNODC Program for Central Asia. One of the core
objectives of this Program is strengthening the rule of law in Central Asian countries through
prevention of crime and promotion of effective, fair, humane, and accountable criminal justice
systems in line with UN standards and norms.
In the Kyrgyz Republic, UNODC has recently launched a new project entitled 'Support to
Justice Sector Reform in the Kyrgyz Republic: Advancing Probation and Integrated Justice
Information Management (JUST4ALL)' with the support of the European Union.¿The overall
objective is to improve access to justice and rule of law in the Kyrgyz Republic through
improved probation and criminal justice information management in line with international
standards and norms.
In addition, UNODC is implementing a project on 'Post-release Monitoring and Probation of
Returning Foreign Terrorist Fighter and Violent Extremist Prisoners' with support from the
Government of the United States. The objective of this project is to advance and develop the
effectiveness and sustainability of the probation service and relevant agencies/ministries in the
Kyrgyz Republic to prevent post-release radicalization to violence and recidivism of violent
extremist prisoners through proper monitoring and supervision and by preparing the receiving
community and offenders.
Within the framework of these initiatives, UNODC is planning to provide advisory and
technical support to the authorities of the Kyrgyz Republic, and in particular the Ministry of
Justice and its Probation Department, with a view to introducing the use of electronic bracelets
as an additional measure of supervision for certain categories of probation clients in line with
international standards and international and European best practices.
To support implementation of these objectives, an international expert will provide relevant
legal and policy advice to support discussions on the legal framework for electronic monitoring
and the development of guidelines and standard operating procedures on the use of electronic
bracelets.

Qualifications/special skills

An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in criminology, law, social sciences, business administration, behavioural science, psychology, 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.
At least 10 years of progressively responsible experience in the field of criminal justice – related areas, in particular parole and probation institution, with a proven focus on the rehabilitation and reintegration programme is required.
Strong research and coordination skills, analytical capacities and ability to synthesize complex inputs into coherent support is required.
Understanding of international standards and norms in crime prevention and criminal justice, in particular the Nelson Mandela Rules and Tokyo Rules, preferably complemented by exposure to delivering technical assistance on alternatives to detention– related issues at international level, including in low- and middle-income countries is required

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English, with excellent drafting and communication skills, is required. Fluency in Russian is an advantage.

No Fee

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