Terms of Reference
Job Title: Rule of Law and Criminal Justice Advisor
Total Position(s): 1
Job Type: SSA
Job Location: Home-based (Pakistan)
Minimum Education: Masters Degree
Degree Title: Social or Political Science, Public Administration or related field
Minimum Experience: 20 years
Career Level: Senior-Level
Organizational Unit: UNODC
Duration: 10 months, starting February 2011 (8 days/month)
Posted On: 17 January 2011
Apply By: 30 January 2011
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Country Office for Pakistan (COPAK) is tasked with assisting Pakistan through its recently developed Country Programme (CP) 2010-14 with a focus on needs related to illicit trafficking and border management, criminal justice and drug demand reduction and HIV/AIDS. In order to react in a strategic and structured manner, COPAK requires the services of senior-level Rule of Law and Criminal Justice Advisor with expertise in Pakistan in areas that include illicit trafficking, border management and criminal justice.
The purpose of the assignment is to support the development, and implementation of the UNODC CP. The Rule of Law and Criminal Justice Advisor will: liaise with relevant departments and ministries of the Government of Pakistan on behalf of UNODC regarding programme delivery, needs of recipient departments, agencies and ministries, and international commitments ex the Triangular Initiative or Paris Pact; advise the UNODC Representative and UNODC staff on appropriate strategies for efficient programme delivery; communicate with development partners as necessary; and liaise with international organizations with related mandates ex INTERPOL. The Rule of Law and Criminal Justice Advisor will provide the inputs through periodic written briefs and or advisory notes and through meetings and teleconferences.
The Rule of Law and Criminal Justice Advisor will work closely with the UNODC Pakistan Representative and UNODC staff.
The Rule of Law and Criminal Justice Advisor will undertake the following substantive duties and responsibilities:
· Advise on policy recommendations, political advice and proposed courses of action for UNODC.
· Facilitate and participate in consultations with UNODC Government counterparts and development partners.
· Liaise as required with Government counterparts to facilitate UNODC CP development and implementation.
- Maintain up-to-date knowledge of politico-social events and provide related advice.
- Interpret information in support of UNODC programme development and analytical reports.
- Contribute to the drafting and delivery of briefings to senior management and Government officials, as required.
1. Monthly work-plan and agendas for consultations with GOP counterparts.
2. Monthly summary report with updates and recommendations on programme development and implementation strategies.
3. Development of, and contribution to, strategic briefs and programme documents.
Qualifications and Experience
· A senior professional, holding a Masters degree in Social or Political Science, Public Administration or related security field plus approximately 20 years of relevant criminal justice experience ideally within the Government.
· Sound knowledge of Government structures and policies at the federal and provincial level, including of drugs and crime mandate areas.
· Proven ability to produce imaginative and workable solutions to complex problems.
· Capacity to review documents, conduct reviews, and undertake independent study as well as ability to identify and assess issues.
· Ability to produce concise reports and presentations.
· Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
· Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
The Rule of Law and Criminal Justice Advisor assignment will be home based in Pakistan but involve work in Islamabad with the UNODC Pakistan team. This will require close and regular liaison with the UNODC Representative and UNODC Pakistan team, who will support, guide and direct necessary substantive and administrative inputs. Some international travel will be required.
Planning and Implementation Arrangements
The Rule of Law and Criminal Justice Advisor will work closely with the Representative and relevant UNODC staff. Any written products will be reviewed and approved by UNODC prior to finalization or release.
Payment Schedule and Rate
The Rule of Law and Criminal Justice Advisor will be issued a United Nations 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 senior national consultants. Travel costs including transportation and Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) for any related travel will be paid by UNODC in accordance with United Nations rules and procedures.