Job Opening

Posting Title: Local Individual Contractor to support the implementation of the Programme for Legal Empowerment and Aid Delivery, Phase II in Kenya
Department/Office: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Duty Station: NAIROBI
Posting Period: 20 April 2023 - 29 April 2023
Job Opening Number: 23-United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime-207101-Individual Contractor
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

The individual contractor is expected to provide:
a) Monthly timesheets detailing the results of the support provided to the implementation of the ongoing PLEAD II project.
b) A final, comprehensive report submitted not later than three (3) working days prior to the end of the contract period.

Work Location

Nairobi, Kenya

Expected duration

22 May - 29 December 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 “Programme for Legal Empowerment and Aid Delivery, Phase II seeks 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” while addressing capacity needs and persistent bottlenecks affecting service delivery in the justice sector, advance digitalization to streamline the administration of justice and countering corruption 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.
UNODC is also working within the framework of the Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Pillar in the Regional Office for Eastern Africa, to implement the project “Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism through Rehabilitation, Vocational Training and Social Reintegration in Statutory Children’s Institutions in Kenya (phase 2)”
Through these projects, UNODC is collaborating with the Directorate of Children Services (DCS) and the Probation and Aftercare Service (PACS) respectively to promote the supervision, rehabilitation and reintegration of children and young people in contact or conflict with the law. This support will include collaboration with government agencies, community-based organizations, private sector and academic institutions.

2. Purpose of the assignment:
The purpose of the assignment is to support the implementation of PLEAD II interventions in collaboration with the Management team of the Programme.

3. Specific tasks to be performed by the Individual Contractor:
Under the overall supervision of the Regional Representative in the UNODC Regional Office for Eastern Africa (ROEA) and direct supervision of the UNODC ROEA Head of the Crime Prevention and PLEAD Programme Management Officer, and in close cooperation and consultation with the Associate Programme Officers and PLEAD II partners, the individual contractor will perform the following tasks:
a) Support in the monitoring of the progress of the PLEAD II workplan in consultation with the programme team and relevant stakeholders and partners; particularly the PLEAD II work plan components for PACS and DCS.
b) Assist in 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 the PACS and DCS focused activities under PLEAD II.
c) Assist in the implementation of PACS and DCS interventions including organizing for coordination and consultative meetings on reporting and impact assessment of the implemented activities.
d) Maintain records of the equipment supplied to partners as well as data on the children and young persons who benefited from the programme interventions.
e) Provide substantive support with regard to consultative and other meetings, workshops, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying suitable participants, preparation of documents and presentations on key subject matter areas.
f) Support the preparation operational guidelines, as and when required, for enhanced programme planning and coordination.
g) Maintain and provide a record of reports and media items for the implemented activities of project.
h) Maintain calendar of events for PACS and DCS.

Qualifications/special skills

• High school diploma is required. A first-level university degree in law, criminology, criminal justice or other relevant discipline is desirable.
• A minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible professional experience implementing project activities in the area of crime prevention, criminal justice, juvenile justice, youth offender supervision and rehabilitation is required.
• Work experience of working with grassroot organizations or local organizations is desirable.
• Work experience with the criminal justice sector in Eastern Africa is desirable.
• Experience in planning and organizing training workshops and conference including high-level meetings is required.


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 Swahili is desirable. Knowledge of another United Nations Secretariat language is an advantage.

No Fee


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