Terms of Reference
Job Title: Prison Reform Advisor (Senior-Level International Expert)
Total Position(s): 1
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: 9 months starting October 2011
Apply By: 03 October 2011
Posted On: 20 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 improving the prison monitoring system, as well as enhancing the capacity of Pakistan’s cadre of parole and probation officers. In order to properly fulfil this role, COPAK requires the services of an international consultant with a background working in prison management, including with parole and probation systems as well as prison monitoring mechanisms.
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 developing a prison monitoring handbook for Pakistan and a standardized checklist for parties responsible for monitoring Pakistan’s prisons. The international consultant will also assist COPAK in drafting a handbook and risk assessment tool for parole and probation officers.
Under the strategic guidance and supervision of the Representative and with the technical support from staff, the consultant will be responsible for developing a prison monitoring handbook, including a standardised checklist for prison monitors. In addition, the consultant will be responsible for developing a handbook and risk assessment tool for parole and probation officers.
The Advisor will undertake the following substantive duties and responsibilities:
1. Review and evaluate Pakistan’s current prison monitoring system.
2. Consultations with relevant officials of the Government of Pakistan.
3. Draft a prison monitoring handbook and standardized checklist for use by parties responsible for monitoring Pakistan’s prisons.
4. Review and evaluate Pakistan’s current parole and probation system.
5. Consultations with relevant officials of the Government of Pakistan.
6. Draft a handbook and risk assessment tool for use by parole and probation officers.
- Brief evaluation report on Pakistan’s current prison monitoring system.
- Draft of handbook on prison monitoring, including a standardized checklist for prison monitors.
- Brief evaluation report on Pakistan’s parole and probation system.
- Draft of handbook and risk assessment tool for parole and probation officers.
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 development of handbooks and toolkits related to prison management, in particular in the area of prison monitoring as well as parole and probation. 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, training curriculum and training sessions 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 Advisor will liaise closely with UNODC. The structure of the reports, handbooks and training sessions to be completed by the Advisor will be agreed with UNODC Pakistan prior to starting .
Planning and Implementation Arrangements
The Prison Reform 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 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.
Interested candidates are requested to submit a technical and financial proposal with application to firstname.lastname@example.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.