Terms of Reference
Job Title: Criminal Justice Advisor (Senior International Expert)
Total Position(s): 1
Job Type: SSA
Job Location: Islamabad
Minimum Education: Master’s Degree (Bachelor’s Degree with additional experience acceptable)
Degree Title: Criminology, Law, Public Administration or equivalent
Minimum Experience: 7 years
Career Level: Senior Level
Work Permit: Pakistan (if needed to be arranged by organizational unit)
Organizational Unit: UNODC
Duration: 6 months starting January 2011
Apply By: 15 December 2010
Posted On: 2 December 2010
The UNODC Country Office for Pakistan (COPAK) is tasked with assisting Pakistan through its recently developed Country Programme with a focus on needs related to illicit trafficking and border management, criminal justice and drug demand reduction and HIV. Pakistan’s police forces are the Government’s first responders and primary preventers of crime that affects the lives of ordinary citizens. The Country Programme through Sub-Programme 2 supports government agencies in policing, prisons, prosecutions and anti-corruption.
In order to develop the Government of Pakistan’s capacities and to react in a strategic manner, UNODC Pakistan requires the services of a senior international Criminal Justice Advisor to assist in developing and guiding the implementation of activities under the Country Programme’s criminal justice component.
The objective of the consultancy is to support the start-up development and implementation of the Country Programme Sub-Programme 2. Specifically, the Criminal Justice Advisor will complete background research on and develop implementation plan and provide oversight of activities to be undertaken as part of the Sub-Programme. The management of COPAK will be advised on identified needs and issues that UNODC should address within Sub-Programme 2.
The incumbent will work under direct supervision of the Representative of the Country Office for Pakistan. The Criminal Justice Advisor will undertake the following substantive duties:
1. Design work plans aimed at implementing activities related to criminal justice in the Country Programme;
2. Provide input to the substantive and financial monitoring of activity implementation, reporting on progress and challenges;
3. Engage with government stakeholders to provide guidance on the delivery of outputs;
4. Engage with donor stakeholders to avoid duplication and ensure that activities are coordinated;
5. Advise and assist the Representative in sourcing the expertise required for delivery of the Country Programme’s outputs in criminal justice;
6. Collect information on and monitor Pakistan’s needs in criminal justice, in particular prosecutions, prison management and prison reform;
7. Participate in the assessment and quality control of initiatives in criminal justice and provide government counterparts with advice on improvements;
8. Assess and review national capabilities related to training facilities and curricula in criminal justice; and
9. Advise the Representative on the Government’s needs relevant to the Programme and identify opportunities for UNODC to assist, including in relation to resource mobilization.
· High-quality, realistic and well-defined programme of activities related to criminal justice;
· High-quality work plans that will support the implementation of the components of the Country Programme related to criminal justice;
· High-quality and timely reports regarding progress made in the implementation of the relevant activities; and
· High-quality research papers, needs assessment and other reports, as required, on criminal justice in Pakistan.
Qualification and Experience
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in the fields of criminology, law, public administration or equivalent academic training/education from a recognized institution. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience, including at the international level, in crime prevention, criminal justice, prosecution, penal reform, law enforcement and or related areas. In-depth knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to crime prevention and criminal justice in required. Project/programme planning and management experience in a relevant field at the national or international level is essential. Up-to-date knowledge and practical experience of United Nations programme policies, guidelines and procedures is desirable. Working experience in a United Nations field office in a developing country is an asset.
Completion of the research and generating deliverables will require the Advisor to be based in Islamabad. The Advisor will undertake research via document review as well as through interaction with concerned ministries and agencies and international partners.
Planning and Implementation Arrangements
The Criminal Justice Advisor will be based in COPAK and work closely with the Country Representative and COPAK 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 Criminal Justice Advisor will be issued a consultancy contract and paid in accordance with United Nations rules and procedures. Payment scale will be determined by UNDP recommended rates for consultants. Travel costs including transportation and DSA for domestic and international travel will be paid by UNODC in accordance with United Nations rules and procedures.