Law Enforcement Expert (International Consultant)

Overview of position

UNODC – as the guardian of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) and the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children (Trafficking in Persons Protocol) and the Protocol against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air (Smuggling of Migrants Protocol) – is mandated to promote global adherence to these instruments and to assist Member States in implementing the provisions thereof.

Accordingly, the consultancy supports the implementation of the US Department of State (DoS) International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) funded “Criminal Investigation Programme (CIP) for Somalia” activities, as part of the UNODC Regional sub-programme on “Countering Transnational Organized Crime and Illicit Trafficking in Eastern Africa”.

The objective of the CIP for Somalia is to provide technical assistance and operational guidance to the overall objective of promoting and supporting an effective response to organized crime in Somalia. This is to be achieved by enhancing the SPF strategic and operational capacity to enforce laws, strategies and policies. The following three main objectives include: i) strengthen law enforcement institutional capacity to effectively implement United Nations Convention against Transnational Organised Crime and its supplementing Protocols; ii) enhance knowledge, skills and capacity to counter organized and major crimes through basic and advanced Police training programmes; and iii) increase law enforcement organisational, operational and technological capacity in enforcing laws, strategies, and policies through operational support and technical assistance.

Role objectives

Within assigned authority, the consultant, in consultation with the CIP implementing team, Associate Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer, and under the overall supervision of the Programme Management Officer, will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Deliver the current online 10-day Investigator Development Course 1 Course (IDC1), utilising the current investigation training curriculum.
  • Deliver the Investigator Development Course 2 (IDC 2) at the General Kaahiye Academy, Mogadishu and mentor Somali Police Force trainers delivering the IDC2 on a daily basis.
  • Assist in the ongoing development of a workplan, in coordination with the Somali Police Force and UNODC, for the implementation of the Investigator Development Pathway (IDP)
  • Ongoing review of the current IDC curriculum and identify training methodologies and strategies, along with equipment requirements.
  • Assist in the design and delivery of a Training of Trainers programme for SPF officers identified as IDC trainers.
  • Provide on-going strategic and operational advice to the SPF trainers, UNODC implementation team and SPF Planning and Training Directorate concerning investigation training.
  • Develop systems to monitor use, condition and maintenance of equipment, hardware and software requirements of investigation training.
  • Contribute towards the creation, design and delivery of investigation training courses for the SPF under the CIP.

Project reporting

Reporting to the program Management Officer

Key competencies

  • At least 5 years of relevant professional experience in investigating and/or prosecuting of organised and serious crimes.
  • Proven experience in training for police officers.
  • Proven experience in providing technical advice and mentoring for police force.
  • Ability to interact with governmental agencies, good interpersonal skills and organizational proficiency.
  • Excellent communication and drafting skills in Somali and English.
  • Excellent analytical and evaluative skills; and
  • Previous experience working with criminal justice actors in Somalia.

Further information

All the outputs should be submitted in English and meet the satisfaction of UNODC according to the following indicators:

  • Quality of the written outputs produced
  • Technical competence; and
  • Timeliness of the delivery.

The evaluation of the consultant’s performance (the quality of the reports and products, the technical competence shown and the timeliness of the reports) will be determined by the Regional Representative, Regional Office for Eastern Africa of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC ROEA) in Kenya, in close coordination and consultation with UNODC HQ.

If the consultant does not meet the requirements, he/she will be provided with an opportunity to redraft in terms of the guidance provided by the assessors. If after redrafting the requirements are not met, the UNODC reserve the right to non-payment and/or suspension of the consultancy contract.

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