GPML Consultant (Law Enforcement Expert - Law enforcement training – Diamonds and Gemstones Supply Chain & ML/TF risks related to Precious Metals and Stones) 2022
Application deadline 1 month ago: Sunday 21 Aug 2022 at 23:59 UTCOpen application form
Result of Service Under the overall guidance and supervision of the GPML AML/CFT Adviser, the consultant will carry out his or her assignment as follows:
A. Together with a Diamond and Gemstones Expert develop a 5 to 6 days course on Diamond and Gemstones Supply Chain for law enforcement officials. The sections to be covered by may include: a. General background information on Diamonds and Gemstones which includes the different types, the difference between precious and semi-precious, where to find them (national vs regional), specific characteristics, how they are mined, etc.; b. Regional specific information (West – Central – South and East Africa) that identifies Diamonds and the types of Gemstones present in the region, general trading routes, the main actors involved, specific region risks, etc.; c. The different steps in the legal supply chain and specific characteristics and actors involved for each step (including the different ways of financing); d. The illicit supply chain, illicit flows of Diamonds and Gemstones and related criminal offenses; e. The illicit financial flows, proceeds of crime and ML/TF risk indicators related to Diamonds and Gemstones; f. Sector specific insights to support law enforcement on: provide an overview of questions, relevant information, guidance, examples and practical exercises for the relevant analysis and investigative techniques such as: - intelligence & tactical/strategic analysis - analysis of financial records and diamonds/gemstones related transactions - conducting undercover operations - interception at the borders - searching premises, collating evidence and seizing - processing storage and handling procedure - investigative foundations and hurdles - court proceedings and litigation assistance - leading of court directed evidence - evidence from jewellery & tracking
g. Real-world practicality and application of the relevant law enforcement practices such as: - intelligence & tactical/strategic analysis - analysis of financial records and diamonds/gemstones related transactions - conducting undercover operations - searching premises, collating evidence and seizing - processing storage and handling procedure - investigative foundations and hurdles - court proceedings and litigation assistance - leading of court directed evidence - evidence from jewellery & tracking
B. Develop a 2 to 3 days course on ML/TF Risks Awareness related to Precious Metals, Diamonds and Gemstones (mainly focussinging on the precious stones) for public officals in South Africa. The sections to be covered may include: a. Introductory background information on South Africa: Country specific information that identifies the most important types of precious metals, diamonds and gemstones present in the country and broader region, trading routes (incoming and outgoing), the countries and actors involved, specific country/region risks, important government agencies, etc.; b. ML/TF risk indicators related to precious metals, diamonds and gemstones; c. Typologies and case studies of (cross-border) money laundering and terrorism financing related to precious metals, diamonds and gemstones that could affect the country (international cases); d. Best practices; e. Investigation of ML/TF cases related to precious metals, diamonds and gemstones.
C. Online delivery of the 2 to 3 days course on ML/TF Risks Awareness related to Precious Metals and Stones in 1.5 to 2 hours sessions spread over several days.
D. Develop and deliver a 1.5 to 2 hour session on ML/TF Risks Awareness related to Precious Metals and Stones for the private sector.
Work Location Home based
Expected duration 12 September 2022 – 30 December 2022 (15 working days)
Duties and Responsibilities 1. Background of the assignment:
Precious stones and precious metals are highly vulnerable to illicit trade and often underpin larger money laundering schemes, corruption, arms trafficking and conflict, undermining the licit economy. Their low weight, high value, high durability, stable pricing and ability to be easily moved or smuggled make them especially attractive to traffickers, launderers and criminal financiers, both as illicit trafficking commodities or as payment methods to finance terrorism and conflict or to be exchanged for arms or other illegal commodities including illicit drugs.
The UNODC Global Programme against Money-Laundering, Proceeds of Crime, and the Financing of Terrorism (GPML) is an experienced global provider of anti-money-laundering (AML) training and technical assistance and, since September 2001, also counter-financing of terrorism (CFT) training and technical assistance. Drawing on this experience and expertise, GPML is helping to develop the capacity of beneficiary member countries to counter money laundering and the financing of terrorism related to precious metals.
Through technical assistance and capacity building, UNODC aims to bolster the efforts of the project beneficiary countries to detect, investigate, disrupt and prosecute national and cross border illicit financial flows linked to illegal mining, trafficking and dealing in precious metals and stones.
UNODC's efforts in this regard support efforts of the beneficiary countries to meet their obligations under UN Conventions, Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Recommendations and various UN Security Council Resolutions (UNSCR).
2. Purpose of the assignment:
The purpose of this assignment will be to develop a 5 to 6 days course on Diamonds and Gemstones Supply Chain with a priority focus on Precious Stones that will be part of the different AML/CFT Law Enforcement training packages.
Secondly, the consultant will develop a 2 days Awareness' course on ML/TF Risks related to Precious Metals and Stones for FIU operational analysts, FIU compliance officers and other law enforcement officials and relevant public stakeholder that are dealing with the precious metals and stones sector in South Africa.
Qualifications/special skills Academic Qualifications: An advanced university degree (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 two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree; Experience: At least seven (7) years of professional experience in the fight against organized crime, financial crime, money laundering, environmental crime, combating the cross-border smuggling of cash and bearer negotiable instruments and other related crimes is required;
At least seven years of professional experience on the global supply chain for gemstones is required,
Professional experience on the global supply chain for gemstones is required;
Professional experience on the global supply chain for precious metals is desirable;
Experience in developing training material for law enforcement is required;
Practical professional experience in the delivery of technical assistance, including via training for law enforcement and the private sector, is desirable. Language: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations working language is an advantage.
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.