Consultant: Law Enforcement Expert for Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants in Zambia
Application deadline in 10 hours: Monday 15 Aug 2022 at 23:59 UTCOpen application form
Result of Service A Established law enforcement contacts with Senior Law Enforcement officers in Zambia and in neighbouring countries in Zambia
B Tailored of training package for training of for Zambia law enforcement officers (ad interim until final national training packages are developed) based on the UNODC training package for law enforcement.
C Provide Case mentoring for investigators on on-going investigations related to smuggling of migrants and trafficking in persons in line with agreed technical assistance plan A report on each case/ on the cases will be required as a deliverable.
D Undertake at least six trainings for law enforcement in Zambia.
E Provide an analysis brief for the TIP and SOM Law Enforcent activities undertaken and a proposed plan of action for engagement in 2023.
F Output oriented final report for activities supported and any relevant annexures
Work Location Zambia
Expected duration 73 working days 15 September – 28 February 2023
Duties and Responsibilities 1. Background of the assignment
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Regional Office for Southern Africa (ROSAF) implements a Regional Programme aimed at combating Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants. This project is run under collaboration with the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Secretariat. Under an EU funded Southern Africa Migration Management (SAMM) project which is a model of a ONE-UN approach collaborative effort between 4 UN development and humanitarian agencies: the ILO, the IOM, UNODC and UNHCR, whose overall objective is to improve migration management in the Southern Africa and Indian Ocean region. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) supports Member States in domesticating the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, and the Protocol against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air, both protocols supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime.
Trafficking in persons and the smuggling of migrants are distinct crimes. The lines between the two may often be blurred though especially when they occur in mixed migration flows. A person may start their journey as an asylum seeker, for example, before seeking the help of smugglers and then being exploited as a victim of trafficking, while in need of refugee protection. According to the SADC regional statistical report (2004-2016), approximately 1,217 victims of TIP were officially reported to law enforcement agencies in the SADC region during the period 2004- 2016/7. It is believed that this is just a small proportion of cases of trafficking in persons as a number of cases are not identified and therefore, not reported. This is largely because of the complex and hidden nature of the crime. There are also cases where victims are rescued but are not interested in cooperating with law enforcement for purposes of investigation and prosecution of the offence.
In that regard, UNODC requires the services of a consultant (Law Enforcement Expert) to support the implementation of the law enforcement component of the programme with specific actions to providing technical support for detections, investigations, and prosecutions of smuggling of migrants and trafficking in persons cases. The candidate will implement law enforcement trainings in Zambia and in countries that share a border with Zambia. 2. Purpose of the assignment
The purpose of the assignment is to support the work of UNODC against trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants in the SADC Region within the overall framework of the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children and the Protocol against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air, both supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, as well as support the implementation of joint SADC-UNODC’s Regional Programme entitled Making the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Region Safer from Crime and Drugs (2013 – 2023). The candidate will implement law enforcement trainings in Zambia and with countries neighbouring Zambia border.
3. Specific tasks to be performed by the consultant
Under the overall supervision of the Regional Representative and within the framework of the UNODC Regional Programme for Southern Africa, the consultant will perform the following tasks:
Zambia (73 days)
a) Support the Programme to enhance engagement and partnership with law enforcement in Zambia member states listed in para 2 above. b) Support in the tailoring of training package for training of law enforcement based on the UNODC training package for law enforcement. c) From the foregoing, undertake training for at least seven instances and up to ten instances for law enforcment in Zambia d) Provide case mentoring for Zambia investigators on on-going investigations related to smuggling of migrants and trafficking in persons in line with agreed technical assistance plan with INTERPOL Regional Bureau for Southern Africa. e) Contribute to research on Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants in the Zambia and in neighbouring countries by identifying key and emerging issues, from the engagement with law enforcement and from the various trainings, mentoring and operations. f) Provide substantive inputs to the development and implementation of UNODC projects on smuggling of migrants and trafficking in persons under the purview of the Law Enforcement Section and TIP/SoM Programme Unit. g) Draft and submit an output oriented final report for activities supported and any relevant annexures.
Qualifications/special skills Academic Qualifications: - An advanced university (Master's degree or equivalent) in the fields of law, criminology, public administration, political science, international relations or related fields of criminal justice, crime prevention and/or law enforcement is required. A first-level university degree OR equivalent academic education, professional training with certification from a recognized international/national police, customs or other staff training institution, with specialization in criminal justice, crime prevention, criminal investigation, law enforcement, border management, border working techniques and/or other related areas, in combination with additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Experience: - At least ten (10) years of professional work experience in law enforcement and investigation of organized crime, intelligence, etc., as well as practical experience in working in law enforcement crime units at the national and/or international level is required. - Work experience on Transnational Organised Crime – including on trafficking in persons and/or smuggling of migrants is required. - Work experience in mentoring, training and supporting national agencies in charge of countering organized crime is desirable. - Work experience in Africa in the field of law enforcement, is desirable. Language: - 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.
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