International Consultant (Law Enforcement Expert) – Dakar

The position is based in Dakar, with travel to the project’s beneficiary countries in West Africa. The Law Enforcement Expert will work under the direct supervision of the Programme Coordinator (Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants) of the PROMIS project based in Dakar, in close cooperation with other Project staff and the Head of the Law Enforcement Section, as well as under the overall guidance of the UNODC Regional Representative, ROSEN.

UNODC is currently conducting evidence-based assessment missions in Cote d’Ivoire, The Gambia, Mali, Niger, and Senegal on the national criminal justice response to detection, investigation and prosecution related to smuggling of migrants vis-à-vis international conventions and standards. Based on the needs identified, a technical assistance plan is currently being developed for the 5 countries covered by PROMIS project in order to start the provision of technical assistance support to law enforcement and judicial actors in the region.

The Consultant will promote the work of UNODC against trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants in West and Central Africa 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 UNODC’s Regional Strategy for Combating Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants in West and Central Africa.

Within the framework of this assignment, the consultant will be required to deliver the following specific outputs:

  • Implement a technical assistance work-plan on specialised training, mentoring and capacity building activities to be conducted under the law enforcement component of the PROMIS project at national and regional level. The component targets law enforcement officials, criminal justice actors, national committees/focal points in selected countries of West Africa to enhance the capacities of the criminal justice chain to respond to smuggling of migrants based on international standards on smuggling of migrants and of human rights.
  • 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.
  • Provide law enforcement expertise for a regional high-level meeting following Ministerial Niamey Declaration made in 2018 during a follow-up meeting designed for October 2019.
  • Provide law enforcement expertise for the implementation of a research on the modus operandi of migrant smuggling and its linkage to others forms of transnational organized crime.

Deliverable      

A.          Facilitate sessions on law enforcement responses at the high-level conference of general directors and commanders of defense and security forces in Abidjan, as part of the Niamey Declaration process;

   Participate in and prepare sessions for the retreat of the Trafficking in Persons / Smuggling of Migrants Unit of UNODC ROSEN;  Provide technical assistance to PROMIS target countries in line with the technical assistance plan currently being developed, including case mentoring, training and capacity building and supporting of police operations, jointly for law enforcement officers, criminal justice actors, national committees/focal points in selected countries to enhance investigations and full criminal justice chain responses on smuggling of migrants based on international standards; Output Working Days 23  ; To be accomplished by 31 October 2019

B.   Provide technical assistance to PROMIS target countries in line with the technical assistance plan currently being developed, including case mentoring, training and capacity building and supporting of police operations, jointly for law enforcement officers, criminal justice actors, national committees/focal points in selected countries to enhance investigations and full criminal justice chain responses on smuggling of migrants based on international standards;

•   Mentor investigators in PROMIS target countries on ongoing investigations related to smuggling of migrants, on an ad hoc basis and in line with the agreed technical assistance plan; Output Working Days 21 ; To be accomplished 30 November 2019

C.  Provide technical assistance to PROMIS target countries in line with the technical assistance plan currently being developed, including case mentoring, training and capacity building and supporting of police operations, jointly for law enforcement officers, criminal justice actors, national committees/focal points in selected countries to enhance investigations and full criminal justice chain responses on smuggling of migrants based on international standards.                                                                                                          

•    Mentor investigators in PROMIS target countries on ongoing investigations related to smuggling of migrants, on an ad hoc basis and in line with the agreed technical assistance plan; Output Working Days  21  ; To be accomplished by 31 December 2019

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