Job Opening

Posting Title: Consultancy to undertake coordination support for the project titled Programme for Legal Empowerment and Aid Delivery, Phase II
Department/Office: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Duty Station: NAIROBI
Posting Period: 15 March 2023 - 25 March 2023
Job Opening Number: 23-United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime-204184-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

The consultant will:

a) Provide ongoing written and oral reporting to the Head of the Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme and PLEAD Programme Manager:
b) Provide monthly written reports to the Head of the Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme and PLEAD Programme Manager detailing work undertaken within the month:
The final report is to be submitted within three (3) days prior to the end of the contract.

Work Location

Nairobi, Kenya (Home Based) with travel to PLEAD II focal counties

Expected duration

April - Dec 2023

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 “Reinforce the rule of law, improve access to justice, increase efficiency and accountability in the justice system and use of technology as an enabler of justice” aims to support in addressing capacity needs and persistent bottlenecks affecting service delivery in the justice sector, advance digitalization to streamline the administration of justice and countering corruption will be central elements as the Government of Kenya seek to improve access to justice for all Kenyans, including those at risk of exclusion and marginalization.

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

Outcome 1: Enabling the criminal justice system to fight corruption more effectively.
Outcome 2: Improving administration and coordination of the justice sector
Outcome 3. Increasing the competence, quality, and efficiency of criminal justice institutions
Outcome 4. Enhancing access to legal aid, especially for individuals in vulnerable situations.

The project targets 19 focal counties namely Kisumu, Nairobi, Mombasa, Uasin Gishu and Nakuru, Wajir, Mandera, Lamu, Tana River, Marsabit, Isiolo, Garissa, Meru, Kericho, Kisii Bungoma, Kakamega, Migori and Narok.

The overall objective of the project is to reinforce the rule of law, improve access to justice, increase efficiency and accountability in the justice system and use of technology as an enabler of justice in Kenya.

2. Purpose of the assignment:

In particular, the purpose of the consultancy is to coordinate the functions and activities outlined in the PLEAD II Project.

3. Specific Tasks to be performed by the consultant:

Under the overall supervision of the Head of the Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme and direct supervision of the PLEAD Programme Manager, 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 (ROEA and HQ) in performing the following tasks including:

a) Develop a detailed workplan in coordination with UNODC and the relevant partners/stakeholders.
b) Coordinate the tracking of implementation progress of the PLEAD II inception workplan:
c) Coordinate data collection for PLEAD II baseline assessment including online surveys and field visits:
d) Oversee the analysis and processing of baseline data for purposes of review of PLEAD II structure including the logical framework, indicators, baselines, targets, theory of change and risk mitigation matrix:
e) Coordinate the development of a monitoring and evaluation framework and implementation plan for PLEAD II:
f) Coordinate the development of a standardized framework and monitoring methodology including data collection and reporting tools and timelines:
g) Coordinate the implementation of PLEAD II workplan and activities including the different outcomes for 2023:
h) 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 II.
i) Provide administrative and substantive inputs in consultative meetings, workshops, conferences, etc., including proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc.
j) Collaborate with national counterparts in planning and facilitating workshops, through other interactive sessions and assisting in developing the action plan that the national counterpart will use to manage the change.
k) Prepare operational guidelines, as and when required, for enhanced programme planning and coordination.
l) Provide regular technical advice on operational matters relating to implementation of the project.
m) 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 a minimum of two years of relevant working experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

• A minimum of two years of relevant working experience in crime prevention and criminal justice, human rights and/or related fields is required.
• Experience working with the United Nations, or a similar international organization, is desirable.
• Experience working with Eastern Africa countries in particular Kenya is required.
• Experience in working with EU funded projects is required.
• Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills are required.
• Experience working with criminal justice practitioners is desirable.


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


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