UNODC – United Nations Office of Drugs is Recruiting International Consultant (2024)

Smuggling of Migrants Consultant

UNODC Regional Representative works within the framework of the UNODC Regional Programme for Southern Africa Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer and in close technical cooperation with the UNODC TIP SOM project officers in Pretoria, South Africa and other SAMM project colleagues working with the ILO, IOM, UNHCR, IOC, COMESA and SADC.

United Nations promotes international cooperation, uniting all its Member States’ strength to maintain peace and security, and foster economic and social advancement of all people. Its mandate is to ensure respect for human rights and for fundamental freedoms for all, without distinction as to race, gender, language or religion.

United Nations offers you an attractive remuneration package with competitive pay and benefits. The level of pay for staff in the Professional and higher categories that are recruited internationally is set by reference to the highest paying national civil service. Staff members in categories that are locally recruited are compensated in accordance with the best prevailing conditions of service among other employers in the locality.

  • Rental subsidy may be payable under certain conditions when the rent represents a high portion of the net remuneration.
  • Dependency allowances if you have an eligible dependent spouse and/or child(ren).
  • Under certain conditions an education grant if you have eligible children in school.
  • Travel and shipping expenses when you are moving from one duty station to another.
  • Settling-in to assist you in meeting initial extraordinary costs when arriving at or relocating to a new duty station.
  • At some duty stations, a hardship allowance linked to living and working conditions is paid and where there are restrictions on bringing family members, a non-family service allowance is also paid.

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The consultant will perform the following duties:

a) Conduct a comprehensive review of relevant national and international legal frameworks related to human trafficking and smuggling of migrants in the SADC region.

b) Develop a customized prosecutorial training plan and presentations covering legal aspects, investigative techniques, victim identification, and international cooperation.

c) Conduct interactive training sessions for prosecutors, legal practitioners, and law enforcement officials in selected SADC member states, ensuring a participatory and practical learning experience.

d) Facilitate discussions and case studies during training sessions to encourage the sharing of best practices and challenges among participants.

e) Provide regular technical advice on technical and operational matters related to the implementation of TIP and SOM activities in South Africa and member states in the region for the SAMM project.

f) Provide technical support towards the (joint) training of prosecution, criminal justice and law enforcement officers in collaboration with other UNODC SAMM consultants.

g) Provide post-training support, including the provision of resources, reference materials, and guidance on the implementation of acquired skills.

h) Prepare progress reports, on the implementation of SAMM TIP and SOM activities related to prosecution actions in this reporting period.

i) Provide technical support to consultants implementing various aspects of the project.

– An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in political sciences, international relations, law, business administration, economics or public administration or related field is required. Legal accreditation/certification to practice law is required;

– At least 10 years of experience in criminal trial prosecution regarding serious and complex criminal cases as well as building capacity within prosecution, judicial and law enforcement authorities in the Global South is required;

– Previous experience of designing training curricula and delivering training /teaching in the field of prosecution, adjudication and inter-agency cooperation across civil and common law jurisdictions, globally is required;

– Previous experience in delivering policy governing prosecution of transnational organised crime in Africa is required;

– Previous experience in reviewing and advising on legislation governing transnational organised crime and/or serious crime is desirable;

– English and French are the working languages of the United Nations. For this post, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations Secretariat language is an advantage.

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