Local Consultant for UNODC Container Control Programme to Blue Enforcement Project – Male

About 90% of the world’s cargo is transported in maritime containers, but only less than 2% is physically inspected by Customs authorities. This fact provides ample opportunities for illicit activities, such as avoiding Customs duties, circumventing quotas, or smuggling protected timber and wildlife, fisheries crime, nuclear materials, weapons and drugs. Today, it is widely believed that the only viable way to control containerized cargo is through information-based risk analysis followed by detection technologies. In this way, it becomes possible to target high-risk consignments and proceed with physical examinations only when needed.

The UNODC-World Customs Organization (WCO) Container Control Programme (CCP) targets illegal containerized shipments by building risk assessment and inspection capacity in specialized Port Control Units (PCUs) and Air Cargo Control Units (ACCUs), made up of officers from Customs, national police, and other relevant law enforcement agencies. The CCP implements activities in multiple phases, ranging from technical needs assessments to establishment of Port Control Units (PCUs) and training of the officials.

Objective of the Assignment:

The purpose of the assignment is to support CCP programme management staff based in Bangkok, Thailand by assisting with the general management and implementation of the project “Container Control Programme” (GLO/G80) activities in South Asia with a special focus on fisheries crime, in accordance with UNODC rules and regulations. The consultant will be expected to organize and deliver training in the Maldives and other CCP countries, primarily in South Asia. The consultant will assist with the development and supervision of training, drafting of reports, coordination of meetings and other events, and drafting of programme documents.

Scope of Work:

Under the general supervision and policy guidance of the UNODC Regional Representative for South Asia, the global UNODC CCP Programme Coordinator in Vienna and the CCP Regional Coordinator for South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific, the incumbent will be responsible for implementing the  project “UNODC-WCO Container Control Programme” (GLO/G80) activities in South Asia with a special focus on fisheries crime.

In accordance with UNODC rules and regulations, activities have to be done as follows:

  • Assist the CCP Regional Programme Coordinator in activities related to the management, implementation and monitoring of the project;
  • Provide substantial support to all project activities, including, organizing training activities, workshops and national and regional meetings with a special focus on combating, detecting and preventing illegal fisheries crime;
  • Advise and support the Regional Programme Coordinator, the CCP HQ fisheries crime focal point and the Port Control Unit Officials on issues related to fisheries crime;
  • Identify and prioritize requirements for training activities, ensure appropriate nominations and arrangements with regard to fisheries crime;
  • Prepare work plans, monitoring reports (biennial and annual), background documents, and other project monitoring projects as needed;
  • Support the Regional Programme Coordinator in day-to-day communication with counterparts in the region;
  • Assist in the preparation of expert missions as required;
  • Act as a liaison officer, at the regional level, between the various agencies participating in the implementation of the project;
  • Collect documents and keep files related to the project implementation;
  • Oversee the preparation of information materials (brochures, website, posters, etc.) in support of the Container Control Programme; disseminate CCP-related materials to governments, NGOs and the general public;
  • Liaise with counterparts, senior officers and technical staff in relevant UNODC units and field offices, other UN departments and offices, funds, programmes and specialized agencies, Officials in national governments, international organizations, NGOs, etc.
  • Perform other duties, as required.

Deliverables:

Timely and satisfactory completion of assigned tasks, with consistent attention to quality and detail of outputs as follows:

Deliverable

Output

Workdays & payment schedule

          A

Provide support for the planning and delivery of training activities. Review, edit, and finalize training materials for participating countries. Assist in the organization of regional and interregional meetings. Coordinate, monitor, and oversee training workshops in close cooperation with the project management, provide feedback to the CCP Programme Management. Develop presentations and speaking notes for meetings. Assist with the compilation, organization and analysis of PCU and ACCU data, workplans and other project documents, research briefs and other relevant material. Draft ad hoc documents as required, at the request of the CCP Regional Programme Coordinator and/or CCP Programme Management staff. Map roles and mandate of relevant agencies in the Maldives and in Sri Lanka. Initiate, guide and maintain a dialogue to foster inter-agency cooperation in the Maldives and in Sri Lanka through workshops and meeting(s). Liaise with the Programme Management team at UNODC Headquarters in Vienna, as well as with the Regional Coordinator and his team in Bangkok.

21 days (30 June 2021)

          B

Provide support for the planning and delivery of training activities. Review, edit, and finalize training materials for participating countries. Assist in the organization of regional and interregional meetings. Coordinate, monitor, and oversee training workshops in close cooperation with the project management, provide feedback to the CCP Programme Management. Develop presentations and speaking notes for meetings. Assist with the compilation, organization and analysis of PCU and ACCU data, workplans and other project documents, research briefs and other relevant material. Draft ad hoc documents as required, at the request of the CCP Regional Programme Coordinator and/or CCP Programme Management staff. Map roles and mandate of relevant agencies in the Maldives and in Sri Lanka. Initiate, guide and maintain a dialogue to foster inter-agency cooperation in the Maldives and in Sri Lanka through workshops and meeting(s). Liaise with the Programme Management team at UNODC Headquarters in Vienna, as well as with the Regional Coordinator and his team in Bangkok.

21 days (31 July 2021)

          C

Provide support for the planning and delivery of training activities. Review, edit, and finalize training materials for participating countries. Assist in the organization of regional and interregional meetings. Coordinate, monitor, and oversee training workshops in close cooperation with the project management, provide feedback to the CCP Programme Management. Develop presentations and speaking notes for meetings. Assist with the compilation, organization and analysis of PCU and ACCU data, workplans and other project documents, research briefs and other relevant material. Draft ad hoc documents as required, at the request of the CCP Regional Programme Coordinator and/or CCP Programme Management staff. Map roles and mandate of relevant agencies in the Maldives and in Sri Lanka. Initiate, guide and maintain a dialogue to foster inter-agency cooperation in the Maldives and in Sri Lanka through workshops and meeting(s). Liaise with the Programme Management team at UNODC Headquarters in Vienna, as well as with the Regional Coordinator and his team in Bangkok.

21 days (31 August 2021)

          D

Provide support for the planning and delivery of training activities. Review, edit, and finalize training materials for participating countries. Assist in the organization of regional and interregional meetings. Coordinate, monitor, and oversee training workshops in close cooperation with the project management, provide feedback to the CCP Programme Management. Develop presentations and speaking notes for meetings. Assist with the compilation, organization and analysis of PCU and ACCU data, workplans and other project documents, research briefs and other relevant material. Draft ad hoc documents as required, at the request of the CCP Regional Programme Coordinator and/or CCP Programme Management staff. Map roles and mandate of relevant agencies in the Maldives and in Sri Lanka. Initiate, guide and maintain a dialogue to foster inter-agency cooperation in the Maldives and in Sri Lanka through workshops and meeting(s). Liaise with the Programme Management team at UNODC Headquarters in Vienna, as well as with the Regional Coordinator and his team in Bangkok.

21 days (30 September 2021)

          E

Provide support for the planning and delivery of training activities. Review, edit, and finalize training materials for participating countries. Assist in the organization of regional and interregional meetings. Coordinate, monitor, and oversee training workshops in close cooperation with the project management, provide feedback to the CCP Programme Management. Develop presentations and speaking notes for meetings. Assist with the compilation, organization and analysis of PCU and ACCU data, workplans and other project documents, research briefs and other relevant material. Draft ad hoc documents as required, at the request of the CCP Regional Programme Coordinator and/or CCP Programme Management staff. Map roles and mandate of relevant agencies in the Maldives and in Sri Lanka. Initiate, guide and maintain a dialogue to foster inter-agency cooperation in the Maldives and in Sri Lanka through workshops and meeting(s). Liaise with the Programme Management team at UNODC Headquarters in Vienna, as well as with the Regional Coordinator and his team in Bangkok.

21 days (30 October 2021)

          F

Provide support for the planning and delivery of training activities. Review, edit, and finalize training materials for participating countries. Assist in the organization of regional and interregional meetings. Coordinate, monitor, and oversee training workshops in close cooperation with the project management, provide feedback to the CCP Programme Management. Develop presentations and speaking notes for meetings. Assist with the compilation, organization and analysis of PCU and ACCU data, workplans and other project documents, research briefs and other relevant material. Draft ad hoc documents as required, at the request of the CCP Regional Programme Coordinator and/or CCP Programme Management staff. Map roles and mandate of relevant agencies in the Maldives and in Sri Lanka. Initiate, guide and maintain a dialogue to foster inter-agency cooperation in the Maldives and in Sri Lanka through workshops and meeting(s). Liaise with the Programme Management team at UNODC Headquarters in Vienna, as well as with the Regional Coordinator and his team in Bangkok.

21 days (30 November 2021)

Upon satisfactory completion and submission of each deliverable a payment prorated to the number of days and expressed as a percentage of the contract value shall be made;    

Duration/Duty Station:

This assignment is for the maximum of 6 months (130 workdays), from 1 June 2021 until 30 November 2021. Possibility for extension is subject to availability of funds.

Duty station: Male, Maldives.

Note: It is understood that the consultant would not hold UNODC responsible for any unforeseen or untoward incident during the duration of the consultancy. It is recommended that a consultant secure his/her own insurance coverage during the conduct of consultancy.

The assignment requires a qualified individual with the following expertise:

Education

A first-level university degree in law, criminology, political science, international relations or other relevant disciplines.

Experience

  • A minimum of two years of work experience in the area of law enforcement and criminal justice or a related area.
  • Familiarity with technical assistance activities and experience in project development.
  • Understanding of the situation in the relevant countries/region related to the rules in the fight against fisheries crime is desirable.
  • Experience with working for the United Nations is an advantage.

Language

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required and knowledge of the language used in the designated countries/region is desirable; in particular, knowledge of Dhivehi is highly desirable. Knowledge of other UN official languages is an asset.

Application process

Interested individuals must submit the following as proposals in order to demonstrate their qualifications.

  • A letter indicating why the candidate considers himself/herself suitable for the required consultancy;
  • Submission of an updated detailed Personal CV and P11 form which can be downloaded from http://sas.undp.org/documents/p11_personal_history_form.doc
  • Financial proposal indicating daily consultancy fee in USD, air ticket cost and daily subsistence allowance in Maldives in case travel is required.
  • Details of similar work/proof of work undertaken by the consultant
  • At least two references from recent previous jobs or three references contact details

Note: Please note that UNDP jobsite system allows only one uploading of application document, so please make sure that you merge all your documents into one single file.

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