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International Consultant – Prosecution expert and trainer to develop and facilitate training on investigating and prosecuting trafficking of timber and related crime
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Vienna (Austria)
Grade: Consultant/Contractor, Chief and Senior Professional
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Result of Service

Under the supervision of the Senior Crime Control Officer of the GPTOC and in coordination with other LEAP partners, the Consultant will:
i) Review reports prepared by UNODC and other entities that are relevant to understand the legal frameworks of Indonesia, and also Thailand or PNG (tbc), in regard to the training to be developed.
ii) Develop training packages that can be delivered online and live covering liability of legal persons and investigating and prosecuting legal entities and the use of possible available national or international administrative, civil and criminal laws/remedies (such as the US Lacy Act ) to address the trafficking in timber and related offenses. Additional training modules on prosecuting corruption and related money laundering relating to deforestation and other issues can be further explored. The training should allow and encourage the participation of the trainees and national experts, either through case studies, break-out groups or other methods.
iii) Facilitate and conduct the training for prosecutors and investigators in Indonesia and also for officials in Thailand or PNG (tbc).
iv) Develop and conduct a lecture/training on liability of legal persons during one NGO round-table organized by UNODC for Indonesian civil society organizations/NGOs working in the area of deforestation crime.

Work Location

Home based (with possible travel to Vienna and Indonesia)

Expected duration

88 working days (17 May – 31 October 2021)

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Duties and Responsibilities

In 2018, UNODC initiated the Law Enforcement Assistance Programme to Reduce Tropical Deforestation (LEAP) in partnership with INTERPOL and the non-governmental organization, Norwegian Centre for Global Analysis (RHIPTO). LEAP supports countries in Latin America and Southeast Asia to strengthen the capacities of officers responsible for frontline enforcement, investigation, prosecution and customs efforts to prevent illegal deforestation, track illicit shipments, and seize assets. The focus is on operational support to address the illicit trafficking in timber as transnational organized crime. Within UNODC, the LEAP project is implemented by the Container Control Programme (CCP), the Global Programme against Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (GPML) and the Global Programme to Support the Capacity of States to Prevent and Combat (transnational) Organized and Serious Crime (GPTOC), which focuses on support to prosecutors, civil society and legal issues. The target countries of the LEAP programme in South East Asia are Indonesia, Papua New Guinea (PNG), the Solomon Islands, Thailand and Vietnam.
Working closely with the Senior Crime Control Officer of the GPTOC and in coordination with other LEAP partners, the UNODC Country Office for Indonesia (POIDN) and the Regional Office for Southeast Asia and the Pacific (ROSEAP), the purposes of the assignment are to to provide very practical knowledge and tools that reflects real-life cases and experience to increase the effectiveness of prosecutors and relevant enforcement officials to address the trafficking in timber using all available administrative, civil and criminal remedies by developing training modules and materials and facilitating training for relevant officials of Indonesia, Thailand and possibly PNG.

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Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law is required. A first level university degree in similar fields in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Experience: • At least fifteen (15) years of relevant criminal justice experience of which at least ten (10) years as a prosecutor/investigating magistrate, is required.
• Experience in the prosecution of cases of corruption, economic crime, money-laundering, environmental crime and related offenses is required.
• Experience in training prosecutors is required.
• Experience in reviews of legislation or providing expert analysis of legislation is desirable.
Language: English and French are the working languages of the UN Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English (oral and written) is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage. Knowledge of Bahasa, Indonesian is desirable.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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