The UNODC Country Office for Pakistan (COPAK) is tasked with assisting Pakistan to better respond to the threat drugs crime and terrorism. In order to react in a strategic manner UNODC Pakistan requires the services of a mid-level international consultant to work research the generation, management, analysis, reporting and use of drug and crime data, within the criminal justice system of Pakistan.
To complete background research related to the UNODC mandate of drug and crime information in close consultation with partner agencies and representatives, and develop background assessments and programme modules / documents for a new Country Programme for Pakistan. The management of COPAK will be advised on strategy and the way forward.
The incumbent will work closely with the Country Programme Developer and COPAK colleagues under the supervision of the Representative of the Country Office for Pakistan.
The Drug and Crime Information Researcher will undertake the following substantive duties and responsibilities:
1. Prepare research and analytical reports related to the capacity of Pakistan to generate, manage, analyse, report and use drug and crime data, within the criminal justice system.
2. Prepare programme modules and documents related to help improve the capacity of Pakistan to generate manage, analyse, report and use drug and crime data.
3. Advise the UNODC Representative for Pakistan on the design of UNODC’s Programme, and assist in communicating related UNODC plans to internal and external audiences.
4. Advise the UNODC Representative for Pakistan on approaches to garner support, for the Country Programme as a whole with a focus on improving Pakistan’s ability to generate, manage, analyse, report and use drug and crime data.
1. Analytical research reports on the ability of Pakistan to generate, manage, analyse, report and use drug and crime data,. The structure will be determined with the UNODC Representative and informed by recent baseline assessments. These reports will include draft sections for review and final versions. All reports will need to follow approved UNODC structure.
2. Programme modules and documents to help improve the ability of Pakistan to generate, manage, analyse, report and use drug and crime data. The structure and format will need to follow approved UNODC structure.
3. Prepare advisory notes to guide the Representative / COPAK to ensure work will be well received by internal and external audiences. Notes need to be concise and clearly structured.
4. Presentation materials and related reports to be used with internal and external audiences including at ‘round table’ and one-on-one consultations/briefings.
Qualification and Experience
• An international professional, holding a Master’s degree in Social or Political Science, Economics, or Public Administration, plus at least 5 years of relevant professional experience. Experience in research and project or programme management related to crime and drug control would be an advantage.
• Demonstrated knowledge of crime and drug issues in states with developing or evolving criminal justice systems in Asia e.g. Central, South or East Asia.
• Capacity to analyse needs and formulate recommendations on appropriate responses, including the organization of recommendations into a coherent programme of activities.
• Ability to produce concise and actionable advice for executive levels.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
• Resilience and an ability to work under pressure.
Completion of analytical reports will require the Drug and Crime Information Researcher will be based in Islamabad with the COPAK team and undertake some domestic and international travel. The Drug and Crime Information Researcher will undertake extensive research via document review, and interaction with concerned ministries and agencies and international partners.
Planning and Implementation Arrangements
The Drug and Crime Information Researcher will be based in COPAK and work closely with the Country Programme Developer and the Representative. COPAK staff will support, guide and direct necessary substantive and administrative inputs.
The Drug and Crime Information Researcher will have documents approved by the Representative prior to release.
Although the Drug and Crime Information Researcher is meant to take all views expressed into account, he/she will have to use his/her independent judgment in preparing documents.
Payment Schedule and Rate
The Drug and Crime Information Researcher (Mid-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 ‘B’ level. Any travel costs including transportation and DSA for domestic and international travel will be paid by UNODC in accordance with United Nations rules and procedures.