Law Enforcement Specialist , Multiple positions

Job categories Legal, Security
Vacancy code VA/2022/B5303/23686
Level ICS-10
Department/office AFR, KEMCO, Kenya MCO
Duty station Multiple
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-2
Duration Open-ended contract, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance)
Application period 04-Apr-2022 to 26-Apr-2022

Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

Please note that UNOPS will at no stage of the recruitment process request candidates to make payments of any kind.

This vacancy is closed.

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Kenya Multi-country office (KEMCO) sub-region currently consists of an established Operation Centre in Nairobi/Kenya which manages a portfolio of engagements in multiple countries in East and South Africa. These countries include Kenya, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Uganda, Tanzania, Eritrea and several island states. KEMC focuses on Infrastructure, Procurement, Project Management, HR and Transactional Services, and fund management services in those countries.

Project Information

The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) East Africa Transnational Organized Crime (EA TOC) program has requested UNOPS support to provide advisory, procurement, and logistics support for the EA TOC program. To augment the capacity on the ground, UNOPS Specialists will provide mentorship and guidance on key EA TOC issues, including maritime security, law enforcement, and rule of law. The program will also work on logistics and procurement to further support EA TOC efforts, particularly for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

The specific project objectives are to:  (1) provide technical advice and expertise to INL EA TOC and regional stakeholders on key criminal justice issues in the region and to build partner capacity and regional cooperation; and (2) provide support to INL EA TOC and DEA to procure equipment and manage logistics of law enforcement trainings.  These objectives support INL EA TOC’s efforts to  build the capacity of national-level counternarcotics units to investigate and prosecute drug cases and to improve the interdiction, investigation, and prosecution of maritime crimes in East Africa.

UNOPS services in support of the objectives will include Project Management, Operational support and Advisory services for the INL EA TOC Regional Program.  Specific services to be provided include:

  • Recruit and manage the performance of 6 Specialists, jointly with INL, to be deployed to specific locations to work on issues related to maritime security, law enforcement, and rule of law

  • Procurement of goods as per agreed list and specifications for the INL EA TOC program

  • Logistics and administrative support for conferences in support of INL EA TOC interagency programs as per agreed work plan

In the delivery of these services, UNOPS will deploy its project management methodology and tools and ensure compliance with requirements laid out in the agreement with INL to facilitate the achievement of the INL EA TOC Regional Program objectives.

The project will have regional coverage, being implemented in Tanzania, Mozambique, Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius and Seychelles. Other countries that may benefit from this project include Somalia, Djibouti, Kenya and South Africa.

The project will initially recruit two (2) Law Enforcement Specialists, one will be based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and  will also cover Zanzibar. The other Specialist will be based in Antananarivo, Madagascar and will also cover Seychelles, Mauritius, and Comoros.

Purpose of the Assignment

The Law Enforcement Specialist will be responsible for advising INL East Africa Transnational Organized Crime (TOC) and the national police service units in issues related to law enforcement and transnational organized crimes. More specifically, the Specialist shall:

  • Assess the national police service’s ability to develop and disseminate (both intra-agency and inter-agency) intelligence related to transnational organized crime, especially in relation to counternarcotics (land and sea based) and present appropriate law enforcement approaches Provide targeted training and ongoing advice related to improved information collection, analysis, collation and dissemination (both intra-agency and inter-agency) of law enforcement in the region;

  • Develop inter-agency information sharing protocols for the national police service (including security clearance levels and integrity management where necessary) aimed at improving inter-agency cooperation, especially between the national police service and national prosecution authority; 

  • Facilitate enhanced cooperation between the national police service and national prosecution authority (and/or other relevant authorities and national organizations) in relation to the investigation and successful prosecution of transnational organized crimes; 

  • Provide targeted training and ongoing advice related to improved capacity and capability to conduct effective investigations which lead to effective, successful legal finish and prosecutions in court; and

  • Facilitate and encourage regional cooperation and sharing of operationally relevant information and intelligence, to assist in the successful interdiction and prosecution of transnational organized crime across the region.

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