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International Consultant – Prosecution expert on the Prevention and Prosecution of Illicit Trafficking of Timber and Related Crime
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Vienna (Austria)
Grade: Consultant/Contractor, Chief and Senior Professional
Closing soon: 13 May 2021
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Job Description
Result of Service
Under the supervision of the Senior Crime Control Officer of the Global Programme, the Consultant will:
i) Review reports of work and activities and assessment undertaken in 2020 and 2021 under the LEAP programme and the national forestry crime programme implemented by the UNODC Country Office for Indonesia (POIDN) and develop a work-plan of activities 2021 in consultation with Indonesian national partners and the POIDN Representative.
ii) Identify capacity building needs, provide mentoring and develop and organize at least four on-line (or-live) training events.
iii) Provide advice and guidance to the UNODC POIDN national forestry crime programme and participate in at least 2 of its activities.
iv) Follow-up on the round-tables held with civil society organizations/NGOs working in the area of deforestation and environmental crime held in 2020 and organize 2 virtual meetings.
v) Support, coordinate and participate in the activities of LEAP partners in Indonesia, PNG or in South East Asia.
vi) Participate in meetings with relevant technical assistance providers, potential donors, civil society, and the Indonesian government, as required.
vii) Participate in a minimum of 2 meetings of all LEAP partners (UNODC, Interpol and Rhipto) and provide advice to LEAP team members, as required.
Work Location
Home based (with possible travel to Vienna and Indonesia)
Expected duration
123 working days (19 May – 18 November 2021)
Duties and Responsibilities
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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. Other LEAP programmes/partners provide research analysis, support to customs authorities, to financial intelligence and money launder units, to police and investigators and coordinate regional and global operations. The target countries of the LEAP programme in South East Asia are Indonesia, Papua New Guinea (PNG) and the Solomon Islands.
Working closely with the GPTOC advisor and in coordination with other LEAP partners and the UNODC Country Office for Indonesia (POIDN) and the Regional Office for Southeast Asia and the Pacific (ROSEAP), the purpose of the assignment is to provide advice and expertise to the LEAP programme and particularly to the GPTOC component to support and improve policies, legislation, of institutional arrangements, national practices/capacity and inter-agency coordination in the detection, investigation and prosecution of forestry related crime in Indonesia and in PNG, as required.
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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 seven (7)
years were as a prosecutor, is required.
• Experience with technical assistance projects is required.
• Experience in environmental, wildlife or forestry related crime or governance is desirable.
• Knowledge about regulatory and justice sector institutions and their roles in preventing and
combating illicit trafficking in timber and related offenses is desirable.
• Excellent report drafting skills is required.
• Experience working with countries of Southeast Asia 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 United Nations Language is an advantage. Knowledge of Bahasa, Indonesian is desirable.
Additional Information
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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