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United Nations International Volunteer in Countering Trafficking in Persons and Migrant Smuggling - judicial cooperation

Dakar (Senegal)

  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Dakar (Senegal)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Drugs, Anti-Money Laundering, Terrorism and Human Trafficking
    • Migration
    • Legal - Broad
    • Criminology, Extremism, Police Affairs and Anti-Corruption
    • Volunteerism
  • Closing Date: 2019-12-12

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Description of task

Under the direct supervision of the Programme Coordinator heading the Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrant’s Unit of the Regional Office and the overall guidance of the Senior Regional Advisor (Head of the Law Enforcement Section, ROSEN), the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Promote the work of UNODC against trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants in West and Central Africa within the overall framework of the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children and the Protocol against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air, both supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime;
  • Support the implementation of UNODC’s Regional Strategy for Combating Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants in West and Central Africa, and support efforts to mobilize resources based on the strategy in collaboration with relevant partners;
  • Promote the work of UNODC under the joint UNODC-OHCHR project PROMIS that aims to strengthen the human rights based approach to smuggling of migrants and to respond effectively to human rights violations of migrants;;
  • Provide strong support to the Head of the Unit in Programme Management tasks, especially in the development, implementation and monitoring of project and project activities;
  • Promote the increase of international collaboration on smuggling of migrants, focusing specifically on legal cooperation, investigation and prosecution of migrant smuggling from West Africa through various actions that have been designed and tailored according to the specific context of each region/country;
  • Support UNODC’s liaison magistrate initiative under the PROMIS project that supports the deployment of African experts in Europe (currently in Italy and Spain) to facilitate international judicial cooperation and facilitates the direct connection between networks of governmental and judicial officials in West Africa with the European prosecution authorities;
  • Support constant inter-related communication and collaboration between experts deployed in Italy and Spain and UNODC Field Offices on the ground;
  • Provide support jointly with the West African Network of Central Authorities and Prosecutors (WACAP) to strengthen capacity and operational cooperation among authorities responsible for international cooperation in criminal matters;
  • Support and facilitate the work of EU Member States’ prosecution offices in targeting the organized crime behind smuggling, without overlapping but being complementary to EUROPOL and other European law enforcement and investigative/intelligence agencies, addressing the judicial component (rogatory letters or extradition) of the criminal procedure;
  • Provide back-up support to other projects and to the implementation of activities on trafficking in persons in line with the workplan and needs of the office;
  • Support substantive and financial project reporting in line with the donors ‘requirements;
  • Compile information on best practices in responding to trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants and facilitate regional information sharing;
  • Design, facilitate and deliver interregional and regional activities related to trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants;
  • Provide substantive inputs and assistance to drafting and preparing several written documents (funding proposals, speeches, speaking points, media releases, publicity information, website postings, Newsletter stories);
  • Participate in events, workshops, conferences and networks as required;
  • Perform other work-related duties as required.
Qualifications/Requirements Required degree level: Master degree or equivalent Education - Additional Comments:

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, criminology or related field is required. A first-level university degree in similar field in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree

Required experience: 24 Months Experience remark:

A minimum of two years of relevant professional experience in the field of migration, human rights, crime prevention or criminal justice at national or international levels is required. Knowledge of and familiarity with project formulation, implementation, reporting and monitoring, and exposure to international development cooperation is required. Experience in project planning, coordination and financial management is desirable. Experience in dealing with trafficking in persons and/or smuggling of migrants/migration is desirable.

Language skills:
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise: Human rights, Development programme/project administration, Criminal law Area of expertise details:

A minimum of two years of relevant professional experience in the field of migration, human rights, crime prevention or criminal justice at national or international levels is required. Knowledge of and familiarity with project formulation, implementation, reporting and monitoring, and exposure to international development cooperation is required. Experience in project planning, coordination and financial management is desirable. Experience in dealing with trafficking in persons and/or smuggling of migrants/migration is desirable.

Driving license: No Competencies values:

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Self-Management, Working in Teams

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