Consultant 1 Digital Rehabilitation in Prisons

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Result of Service

Deliverable 1: Inception report (3 pages) Inception report capturing the project's scope, methodology, engagements from the Tokyo meetings, and preliminary discussions with Namibia and Thailand. Deliverable 2: First draft of report A comprehensive report detailing the training needs, potential resources, and practices for effective digital rehabilitation, including context-specific plans for Namibia and Thailand. This will include recommendations for integrating digital rehabilitation training into existing training frameworks and adaptable training modules designed for varying needs. Deliverable 3: Final document Final recommendations, digital rehabilitation needs assessment and training plans, refined based on stakeholder feedback, ready for implementation in the pilot phase.

Work Location

Home based

Expected duration

May-October 2024

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Background of the assignment: United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) is a United Nations entity established in 1968 to support countries worldwide in preventing crime and facilitating criminal justice. UNICRI is mandated to assist intergovernmental, governmental and non-governmental organizations in formulating and implementing improved policies in the field of crime prevention and criminal justice. UNICRI's goals are: • to advance understanding of crime-related problems; • to foster just and efficient criminal justice systems; • to support the respect of international instruments and other standards; • to facilitate international law enforcement cooperation and judicial assistance. UNICRI is undertaking an initiative to incorporate digital rehabilitation training for prison staff within the current national and international prison staff training frameworks. This is part of UNICRI’s ongoing project focusing on the role of technology in enhancing the effectiveness of prisoner rehabilitation programs. Amidst technological advancements, there is a pressing need to ensure that prison staff are adept at utilizing these tools to foster rehabilitation and reintegration of prisoners. This project aims to bridge the gap between traditional correctional education practices and the potential offered by digital rehabilitation solutions. 2. Purpose of the assignment: The purpose of this assignment is to assist UNICRI in designing the roadmap to incorporate specific training on digital rehabilitation within the target countries’ current staff training frameworks so that prison authorities can seek to introduce and implement digital rehabilitation in their prisons. This staff training aims to: (i) teach prison staff how to use and adapt newly developed technology to prisoner rehabilitation; (ii) help prison staff to understand security and other risks that arise when digital systems are introduced into prisons and to have the skills and tools to deal with them; (iii) encourage prison staff to accept digital change and create meaningful engagement with digital rehabilitation. More specifically, the consultant will be responsible for identifying the specific training needs, resources, and practices required to implement digital rehabilitation effectively. This task includes identifying target countries' existing training infrastructure, materials, standards and procedures to ensure the rehabilitation training package will successfully be integrated into these existing arrangements. The consultant will also be responsible for drafting detailed, context-specific training plans that consider the unique challenges and opportunities present in different correctional settings, particularly focusing on the requirements identified through engagements with Namibia and Thailand. 3. Specific tasks to be performed by the consultant: Under the supervision of the Programme Officer and in close collaboration with the project team, the incumbent will perform the following tasks: PHASE 1: Prepare a brief inception report • Draft an initial report outlining the project’s scope, methodology, and timeline, incorporating insights from meetings in Tokyo and discussions with stakeholders from Namibia and Thailand. PHASE 2: Research and analysis • Conduct thorough consultations with representatives from the targeted countries to refine understanding of training needs and potentials. • Conduct thorough consultations with representatives from the targeted countries to identify their existing staff training frameworks, training material and educational standards. • Provide initial inputs to UNICRI's project team for the second phase of the project, which will be launched from April 2024. • Identify and document the specific training requirements and digital rehabilitation needs assessment for prison staff to utilize digital rehabilitation technologies effectively. This will form the basis for developing tailored training programs. • Based on the research and stakeholder consultations, prepare draft recommendations for integrating digital rehabilitation training into their current staff training frameworks, along with specific training plans addressing the needs of Namibia and Thailand. • Present the draft materials to stakeholders for feedback, ensuring the proposed solutions are feasible, relevant, and sensitive to the varying contexts. PHASE 4: Finalize the document and validate the second phase • Present the final document to the UNICRI team and address any comments they may have in the document; • Perform other job-related duties upon request. 4. Expected tangible and measurable output(s)/deliverables(s): Deliverable 1: Inception report (3 pages) Inception report capturing the project's scope, methodology, engagements from the Tokyo meetings, and preliminary discussions with Namibia and Thailand. Deliverable 2: First draft of report A comprehensive report detailing the training needs, potential resources, and practices for effective digital rehabilitation, including context-specific plans for Namibia and Thailand. This will include recommendations for integrating digital rehabilitation training into existing training frameworks and adaptable training modules designed for varying needs. Deliverable 3: Final document Final recommendations, digital rehabilitation needs assessment and training plans, refined based on stakeholder feedback, ready for implementation in the pilot phase.

Qualifications/special skills

A PhD in criminology, sociology, psychology, social and political sciences, or a related field is required. Familiarity with the relationship with digital technologies and digital inclusion/literacy is desirable. At least five (5) years of working experience in the study and research of criminal justice issues is required Experience in conducting research on the development of ethical frameworks, on offenders’ education, and the use of digital technologies in prison is highly desirable. Previous experience with the United Nations or similar international organizations is desirable.

Languages

For the position advertised, fluency in English is required.

Additional Information

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No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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