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International Consultant

Job Category:
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
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Posted On:
11 July, 2010
Last Date to apply:
25 July, 2010
Experience in years
2 to 4

A senior international professional/expert, approximately 10 years of relevant experience including advisory experience in legal reforms.



Pakistan is a source, hub and transit country for many types of irregular and illegal migration. In Pakistan organised crime groups, within the country as well as with assistance from abroad, have been able to capitalise on demand for a range of criminal services that facilitate migration, building this into a lucrative industry.

Being a transit and origin country, the Government of Pakistan is concerned over the growing activities of organized criminal groups involved in criminal activities facilitating migration. The UNODC Country Office for Pakistan (COPAK) is assisting the Government of Pakistan to better respond to this problem. 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 migrant smuggling, as laid out in the Protocol Against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air.

Assignment Objective

To evaluate existing legislation and regulations relevant to migrant smuggling promulgated by the Government of Pakistan and develop recommendations to improve this framework.


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 migrant smuggling, with reference to the UN Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime and its Protocol Against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air.
2. Prepare a list of recommendations on steps and options necessary to align Pakistan’s legislation and regulations with relevant international legal instruments.


The review will be home-based and 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. 

Payment Schedule and Rate

The International Consultant will be issued a consultancy contract paid in accordance with United Nations rules and procedures.  Consultancy fee will be determined by UNDP recommended rates for international consultants.

Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
 Masters DegreeMasters Degree Holding a Master’s degree in criminal law or related field.

Must Title Level Description
YesEnglish Language and report writing Excellent  â€¢ Demonstrated capacity to conduct legislative reviews. • Ability to formulate recommendations on appropriate responses for UNODC management. • Excellent writing, editing and communication skills in English. • Past work experience in Pakistan and/or with UNODC will be considered an asset.