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Prison Reform Legislative Advisor (Senior-Level International Expert)

Job Category:
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Home-based, occasional travel to Islamabad
Posted On:
05 September, 2011
Last Date to apply:
18 September, 2011
Experience in years
2 to 4

Terms of Reference
Job Title:                                              Prison Reform Legislative Advisor (Senior-Level International Expert)
Total Position(s):                                  1
Industry:                                               Non-profit
Job Type:                                             IC
Job Location:                                       Home-based, occasional travel to Islamabad
Minimum Education:                            University Degree (Master’s Degree or equivalent)
Degree Title:                                        Criminology, Social or Political Science, International Relations, or Law
Minimum Experience:                         10 years
Career Level:                                       Senior-Level International Expert
Work Permit:                                        Pakistan (if needed to be arranged by organizational unit)
Organizational Unit:                             UNODC
Duration:                                               6 months starting October 2011
Apply By:                                              18 September 2011
Posted On:                                            5 September 2011
The UNODC Country Office for Pakistan (COPAK) is tasked with assisting Pakistan through its recently developed Country Programme (CP) with a focus on needs related to illicit trafficking and border management, criminal justice and drug demand reduction and HIV. Within the criminal justice component of the CP, UNODC Pakistan is charged with enhancing the prison-related legislative framework, in particular the Prison Rules. In order to properly fulfil this role, COPAK requires the services of an international consultant with a legal background and experience in drafting prison-related legislation and regulations.
Assignment Objective
The objective of the consultancy is to support the implementation of Outcome 6 “Prison management improved in line with international standards” of COPAK’s CP. Specifically, the international consultant will assist COPAK in the revision of Pakistan’s prison-related legislation and regulations, in particular the Prison Rules and Prisons Act. 
Under the strategic guidance and supervision of the Representative and with the technical support from staff, the consultant will be responsible for re-drafting Pakistan’s current Prison Rules. 
The Advisor will undertake the following substantive duties and responsibilities:
1.       Review and evaluate Pakistan’s Prison Rules.
2.       Consultations with relevant officials of the Government of Pakistan.
3.       Revise the current Prison Rules  in line with international best standards.
Expected Deliverables
  1. Brief evaluation report on Pakistan’s Prison Rules.
  1. Drafts of Pakistan’s Prison Rules.
Qualification and Experience
·         An international professional, holding a university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Criminology, Social or Political Science, International Relations or Law, plus approximately 10 years of relevant experience, including the drafting of prison-related legislation and regulation. Working experience in a developing country is an asset.
·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
·         Ability to work under pressure and to meet tight deadlines.
Completion of related reports and legislative drafts will require scheduled missions to Islamabad, document review, and interaction (as appropriate) with relevant points of contacts from concerned ministries and agencies and international partners. Relevant supporting documents will be made available to UNODC Pakistan as required. In addition, the Prison Reform Legislative Advisor will liaise closely with UNODC. The structure of the reports and legislative drafts to be completed by the Advisor will be agreed with UNODC Pakistan prior to starting .
Planning and Implementation Arrangements
The Prison Reform Legislative Advisor will be home-based, with occasional travel to Islamabad, and work closely with the Country Representative and UNODC Pakistan colleagues. The Country Representative will support and guide the work of the Advisor.
The Advisor will have documents approved by the Representative prior to release.
Payment Schedule and Rate
The Prison Reform Legislative Advisor (Senior-Level International Expert)will be issued a consultancy contract and paid on a monthly basis in accordance with United Nations rules and procedures. Payment scale will be determined by UNDP recommended rates for expert consultants at the ‘C’ level. Travel costs including transportation and DSA for domestic and international travel will be paid by UNODC in accordance with United Nations rules and procedures.
Application Guidelines
Interested candidates are requested to submit a technical and financial proposal with application to fo.pakistan@unodc.org:
(i) Technical proposal should include the following:
                1. Cover letter explaining interest for the position
                2. Detailed P-11 form
                3. Proposed methodology and workplan for the deliverables stated in the Terms of Reference
(ii) Financial Proposal should indicate lump sum amount/fee for the entire set of consultancy services.