BACKGROUND INFORMATION – JOB-SPECIFIC
Kenya Multi-country office (KEMCO) sub-region currently consists of an established Operation Centre in Nairobi/Kenya which manages a portfolio of engagements in multiple countries in East and South Africa. These countries include Kenya, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Uganda, Tanzania, Eritrea and several island states. KEMC focuses on Infrastructure, Procurement, Project Management, HR and Transactional Services, and fund management services in those countries.
The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) East Africa Transnational Organized Crime (EA TOC) program has requested UNOPS support to provide advisory, procurement, and logistics support for the EA TOC program. To augment the capacity on the ground, UNOPS Specialists will provide mentorship and guidance on key EA TOC issues, including maritime security, law enforcement, and rule of law. The program will also work on logistics and procurement to further support EA TOC efforts, particularly for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
The specific project objectives are to: (1) provide technical advice and expertise to INL EA TOC and regional stakeholders on key criminal justice issues in the region and to build partner capacity and regional cooperation; and (2) provide support to INL EA TOC and DEA to procure equipment and manage logistics of law enforcement trainings. These objectives support INL EA TOC’s efforts to build the capacity of national-level counternarcotics units to investigate and prosecute drug cases and to improve the interdiction, investigation, and prosecution of maritime crimes in East Africa.
UNOPS services in support of the objectives will include Project Management, Operational support and Advisory services for the INL EA TOC Regional Program. Specific services to be provided include:
- Recruit and manage the performance of 6 Specialists, jointly with INL, to be deployed to specific locations to work on issues related to maritime security, law enforcement, and rule of law
- Procurement of goods as per agreed list and specifications for the INL EA TOC program
- Logistics and administrative support for conferences in support of INL EA TOC interagency programs as per agreed work plan
In the delivery of these services, UNOPS will deploy its project management methodology and tools and ensure compliance with requirements laid out in the agreement with INL to facilitate the achievement of the INL EA TOC Regional Program objectives.
The project will have regional coverage, being implemented in Tanzania, Mozambique, Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius and Seychelles. Other countries that may benefit from this project include Somalia, Djibouti, Kenya and South Africa.
Purpose of the Assignment
The Law Enforcement Specialist will be responsible for advising INL East Africa Transnational Organized Crime (TOC) and the national police service units in issues related to law enforcement and transnational organized crimes. More specifically, the Specialist shall:
- Assess the national police service’s ability to develop and disseminate (both intra-agency and inter-agency) intelligence related to transnational organized crime, especially in relation to counternarcotics (land and sea based) and present appropriate law enforcement approaches Provide targeted training and ongoing advice related to improved information collection, analysis, collation and dissemination (both intra-agency and inter-agency) of law enforcement in the region;
- Develop inter-agency information sharing protocols for the national police service (including security clearance levels and integrity management where necessary) aimed at improving inter-agency cooperation, especially between the national police service and national prosecution authority;
- Facilitate enhanced cooperation between the national police service and national prosecution authority (and/or other relevant authorities and national organizations) in relation to the investigation and successful prosecution of transnational organized crimes;
- Provide targeted training and ongoing advice related to improved capacity and capability to conduct effective investigations which lead to effective, successful legal finish and prosecutions in court; and
- Facilitate and encourage regional cooperation and sharing of operationally relevant information and intelligence, to assist in the successful interdiction and prosecution of transnational organized crime across the region.
Impact of Results
The Specialist directly impacts on achievement of project results by adhering to UNOPS performance standards, reducing risks, cutting costs and improving success rates. This consequently reinforces the visibility and image of UNOPS as an effective service provider in project services and management and strengthens its competitive position as a partner of choice in sustainable development and project services.
|Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and externally in order to positively shape the organization. Anticipates and perceives the impact and implications of future decisions and activities on other parts of the organization.|
|Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.|
|Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.|
|Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).|
|Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.|
|Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.|
|Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.|
|Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.|
- An advanced (Master’s) university degree in Criminology, Law, Political sciences, Sociology, Police or related discipline is required;
- A relevant university degree (bachelor’s degree / first level) with a combination of 7 additional years of relevant professional experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
- At least 5 years of relevant professional experience in and extensive knowledge of the intelligence cycle, or investigation and prosecution of transnational organized crime cases is required;
- A minimum of 5 years experience with criminal justice actors in Africa and a good understanding of the sub-regional (East Africa) context is required;
- Experience in providing technical assistance and expert advice on programming and project management in the areas of law enforcement to a wide range of internal and external stakeholders is desirable;
- Proven experience in the delivery of training in related areas is desired;
- Proven experience in providing technical advice and mentoring is an added advantage;
- Ability to interact with governmental agencies, good interpersonal skills and organizational proficiency is an added advantage;
- Previous experience working with UNOPS in similar projects in the Law Enforcement sector would be considered an advantage;
- Knowledge of the U.S. Department of State and its Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement system and procedures is an advantage;
- Excellent analytical and evaluative skills is an added advantage;
- Fluency in written and oral English required;
- Intermediate or above French and / or Portuguese language skills are considered a distinct advantage.
- Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
- Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
- Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
- Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
- UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
- Work life harmonization – UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
- For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
- For retainer contracts, you must complete a few Mandatory Courses (around 4 hours) in your own time, before providing services to UNOPS.
- The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.
It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns. Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.
- This position is based in a family duty station.
CONTRACT TYPE, LEVEL AND DURATION
- Contract type: International Individual Contractor Agreement
- Contract level: IICA 2/ ICS 10
- Contract duration: Ongoing ICA – ‘Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.’
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BACKGROUND INFORMATION – UNOPS
UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.
UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.
Working with us
UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.
With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.
Work life harmonization
UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.
The deadline for submitting the application is 20 April 2022.