The problem of trafficking in human beings is a phenomenon that has its roots in the lack of economic and social opportunities, and in victims’ desire to improve their socioeconomic circumstances. In Pakistan organized crime groups, within the country as well as with assistance from abroad, have been able to capitalize on such desires and have developed human trafficking into a lucrative illicit business.
Being a country of origin, transit and destination, the Government of Pakistan is concerned over the growing activities of organized criminal groups involved in human trafficking. The UNODC Country Office for Pakistan (COPAK) is assisting the Government of Pakistan to better respond to the threat of human trafficking. In order to react in a strategic manner UNODC Pakistan requires the services of an International Consultant/Expert to conduct a gap analysis of Pakistan’s legislation and regulations relevant to human trafficking.
To evaluate existing legislation and regulations relevant to human trafficking promulgated by the Government of Pakistan and advise UNODC, through a list of recommendations, on methods to improve national criminal justice system in the country.
Responsibilities and Deliverables
The incumbent will work closely with COPAK’s Programme Development team and the UNODC Representative for Pakistan. He/she will be responsible for fulfilling the following duties and responsibilities:
1. Conduct a gap analysis of national legislation and regulations related to human trafficking and its associated organized crime, with reference to the UN Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime and its Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children.
2. Prepare a list of recommendations on steps and options necessary to align Pakistan’s legislation and regulations with relevant international legal instruments.
- Prepare an advisory note to guide COPAK on steps to be taken to assist Pakistan in strengthening its criminal justice system in response to human trafficking and associated crime.
This will be a home-based assignment. The incumbent will be guided by COPAK’s Programme Development team. Completion of the research and generating deliverables will require the incumbent to review documentation and interact (through telephone and internet) with COPAK. Draft and final versions of the report will be submitted by email.
Payment Schedule and Rate
The International Consultant will be issued a consultancy contract paid in accordance with United Nations rules and procedures. Payment will be made upon achievement of corresponding deliverable/outputs.