Rule of Law Specialist

Job categories Legal, Security
Vacancy code VA/2022/B5303/23688
Level ICS-10
Department/office AFR, KEMCO, Kenya MCO
Duty station Antananarivo, Madagascar
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.

This vacancy is closed.

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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, such as maritime security, law enforcement, and / or 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 / or 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 Rule of Law Specialist will be based in Antananarivo, Madagascar and will also cover Comoros, Mauritius and Seychelles.

Purpose of the Assignment

The Rule of Law Specialist is responsible for advising INL East Africa Transnational Organized Crime (TOC) and the judicial / prosecutorial units of the criminal chain. More specifically, the Specialist shall:

  • Support the creation/enforcement of relevant laws that meet international standards

  • Advance capacities of the judiciary and prosecutorial sectors to effectively prosecute transnational organized crimes 

  • Incorporate regional level segments to support effective and successful legal finish

  • Facilitate and promote coordination between prosecutors, investigators, and the judiciary 

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