Job Opening

Posting Title: Consultant (wildlife law enforcement advisor)
Department/Office: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Duty Station: VIENNA
Posting Period: 12 January 2023 - 22 January 2023
Job Opening Number: 23-United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime-199302-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

Strengthening national and regional law enforcement, prosecutorial and judiciary capacity to address wildlife and forest crime:

• Output 1: Deliver tailored workshops or training courses for prosecutorial and judiciary sectors in countries where needs on strengthening wildlife prosecution and adjudication have been identified

• Output 2: Conduct research and assist UNODC in developing strategies, policies and reports through rapid assessment of national law enforcement response to wildlife crime, under the ICCWC Indicator Framework for Combating Wildlife and Forest Crime (ICCWC Indicator Framework)

• Output 3: Design, coordinate and deliver the process and production of Rapid Reference Guides (RRG) on Applicable Offences to Trafficking of Critically Endangered Species in select countries

Work Location

Home Based

Expected duration

01.02.23 to 29.09.23

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Regional Coordinator of the GPCAE for Southeast Asia and the Pacific, the consultant will contribute to the delivery of a wide range of training material for law enforcement officers in South Asia, East Asia, Southeast Asia, the Pacific and Eastern Africa. In particular, the advisor will:
• Develop and conduct training courses for practitioners of the criminal justice system in relation to wildlife and other transnational crimes, with a special focus on, covert operations, controlled deliveries, electronic surveillance, online investigations, evidence preservation, CITES regulations, and risk analysis.
• Review existing UNODC materials and develop new training materials for low-, mid- and high-ranking law enforcement officers in the police, environment, and customs departments (including the use of case studies and table-top exercises).
• Prepare and deliver Investigations Training and/or Cross-Border Cooperation training courses in selected border areas.
• Prepare and deliver mentorship consultations and on the job training through the Advisory Programmes.
• Review and provide expert advice on the outcome reports of UNODC training courses.
• Design, coordinate and produce synthesized country specific wildlife crime reference guides which compile country legislation, standard operating procedures, points to prove and further useful guidance for investigators and prosecutors.

Qualifications/special skills

An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in criminal justice, criminology, law, political science, management or other related fields is required. A first-level university degree in the aforementioned fields in combination with two (2) additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Formal qualifications or certification from a recognized national or international customs authority, police academy, or military-training institution, supplemented by specialization in criminal justice, crime prevention, or law enforcement, in combination with four (4) additional years of qualifying work experience, may be accepted in lieu of the first level university degree.
• A minimum of 15 years of relevant progressively responsible professional experience in the field of law enforcement or in the criminal justice system is required.
• At least 5-year track-record in the development and delivery of training material for law enforcement officers and capacity building approaches in the context of wildlife law enforcement is required.
• Broad and in-depth knowledge of overall crime prevention and criminal justice issues; thorough familiarity with issues of wildlife trafficking and transnational organized crime is required.
• Knowledge of biology, ecosystem and/or conservation science is required.
• Project management experience and an aptitude for international communication and collaboration is required.
• Knowledge of wildlife prosecutorial and judiciary related issues, policies and programmes in the Asia region is desirable
• Experience with technical assistance interventions to support Member States in the implementation of international and regional treaties and commitments related to environmental crime, including CITES, UNTOC, UNCAC and ASEAN-specific treaties is desirable


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another United Nations official language, is an advantage. Knowledge of any language(s) used in the Asia region is desirable.

No Fee


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