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National Consultant- Terrorism Prevention Branch - On Behalf of UNODC

Beirut (Lebanon)

  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Beirut (Lebanon)
  • Grade: National Consultant - Locally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Drugs, Anti-Money Laundering, Terrorism and Human Trafficking
    • Criminology, Extremism, Police Affairs and Anti-Corruption
  • Closing Date: 2021-07-29

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The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is the global leader in the fight against drugs, organized crime, corruption and terrorism with widely recognized expertise and specialization on issues pertaining to international cooperation in criminal matters. UNODC operates in all regions of the world through an extensive network of field offices. The work of UNODC is guided by a broad range of international legally binding instruments and a set of United Nations standards and norms on crime prevention and criminal justice.Within the Regional Programme for the Arab States to Prevent and Combat Crime, Terrorism and Health Threats, and to Strengthen Criminal Justice Systems, in Line with International Human Rights Standards (2016-2021), and under the overall guidance of the Regional Representative for the Middle East and NorthAfrica, the UNODC program office in Lebanon is implementing the project “Strengthening the detentionconditions and the national capacities to deal with individuals with offences related to terrorism includingaccess to remote justice in Lebanon”, which falls under the regional programme. The project aims toincrease security for the citizens of Lebanon through: 1) increasing effectiveness of the Lebanese judicialsystem in providing fair and humane trials; 2) improving inclusive and gender-sensitive responses byLebanese prison officials to reduce the risk of recidivism amongst high risk prisoners (including but notlimited to those charged with offences related to terrorism and violent extremism) in the Lebanese prisonsystem; and 3) increasing effectiveness of Lebanese judicial and law enforcement officials to conductgender-sensitive and human rights-compliant investigations and trials relating to terrorism-and violentextremism.Under the aforementioned project funded by Canada, UNODC aims to enhance the knowledge andtechnical capacity of law enforcement officers and investigators to conduct gender sensitive rule of lawbasedinvestigations and use new evidence collection methodologies and investigative techniques thatcomply with the requirements introduced by the amended Code of Criminal Proceedings to support theprosecution of violent extremism and terrorism casesIn this context, UNODC is seeking a consultant who will assist in the organization of training sessions/workshops on the new on the use of new evidence collection methodologies and investigative techniquesto law enforcement officers, investigators and criminal justice officers and in setting future programmingobjectives to follow up on the effective implementation of the new techniques.

Duties and Responsibilities

The incumbent is expected to achieve implementation of the tasks assigned, in particular the followingdeliverables:A) Assist in the organization of one training session to law enforcement officers on the use ofevidence collection methodologies and investigative techniques and develop a report on the keylessons learnt and recommendationsB) Assist in the organization of one training session to investigators on the new on the use of newevidence collection methodologies and investigative techniques and develop a report on the keylessons learnt and recommendationsC) Assist in the organization of one training session to criminal justice officers on the new on the useof new evidence collection methodologies and investigative techniques and develop a report onthe key lessons learnt and recommendationsD) Assist in performing a situation analysis and mapping of the current situation related to theevidence collection methodologies and investigative techniquesE) Assist in projecting future programming objectives related to the effective implementation of thenew evidence collection methodologies and investigative techniques.For additional information, please refer to ANNEX I – Terms of Reference


Funcional Competencies:

  • Professionalism: demonstrated understanding of operations relevant to the UN; technical capabilities or knowledge relevant or transferrable to the UN procedures and rules; discretion, political sensitivity, diplomacy and tact to deal with clients; ability to apply good judgement; ability to liaise and coordinate with a range of different actors, especially in senior positions; where appropriate, high degree of autonomy, personal initiative and ability to take ownership; resourcefulness and willingness to accept wide responsibilities and ability to work independently under established procedures; ability to manage information objectively, accurately and confidentially; responsive and client-oriented;
  • Integrity: demonstrate the values and ethical standards of the UN in daily activities and behaviours while acting without consideration of personal gains; resist undue political pressure in decision-making; stand by decisions that are in the organization’s interest even if they are unpopular; take prompt action in cases of unprofessional or unethical behaviour; does not abuse power or authority;
  • Teamwork and respect for diversity: ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries; excellent interpersonal skills; ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and harmonious working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, mixed-gender environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity; sensitivity and adaptability to culture, gender, religion, nationality and age; commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of UN operations; ability to achieve common goals and provide guidance or training to colleagues;
  • Commitment to continuous learning: initiative and willingness to learn new skills and stay abreast of new developments in area of expertise; ability to adapt to changes in work environment.
  • Planning and organizing: effective organizational and problem-solving skills and ability to manage a large volume of work in an efficient and timely manner; ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor (own) work; ability to work under pressure, with conflicting deadlines, and to handle multiple concurrent projects/activities;
  • Communication: proven interpersonal skills; good spoken and written communication skills, including ability to prepare clear and concise reports; ability to conduct presentations, articulate options and positions concisely; ability to make and defend recommendations; ability to communicate and empathize with staff (including national staff), military personnel, volunteers, counterparts and local interlocutors coming from very diverse backgrounds; capacity to transfer information and knowledge to a wide range of different target groups;
  • Flexibility: adaptability and ability to live and work in potentially hazardous and remote conditions, involving physical hardship and little comfort; to operate independently in austere environments for protracted periods; willingness to travel within the area of operations and to transfer to other duty stations within the area of operations as necessary;
  • Genuine commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement, which includes solidarity, compassion, reciprocity and self-reliance; and commitment towards the UN mission and vision, as well as to the UN Core Values.

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Advocates and promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UN;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism;
  • Knowledge of the UN preferable.

Required Skills and Experience

Academic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Advanced university degree in law - Specialization in international aspects of crime and justice or international terrorism desirable.

Years of experience:

  • 2 years of progressively responsible and directly relevant professional level experience in the legal or criminal justice aspects of terrorism prevention or in crime prevention, criminal justice, rule of law or closely related fields, particularly in legislative, judiciary or prosecutorial matters.
  • Work experience in programme development, programme planning, technical assistance delivery, reporting, implementation monitoring, coordination and management. Work experience both at the national and international levels.

Technical experience:

  • Have knowledge and understanding of the universal legal framework against terrorism; regional and global terrorism threats; UNODC/TPB mandate and different counter-terrorism aspects addressed by UNODC/TPB while providing its technical and capacity building assistance.
  • Previous experience in organizing training session and workshops, and in conducting situation analysis and mapping exercises is required.
  • Previous experience in the field of Terrorism Prevention is desirable.
  • Previous working experience in an international organization or the United Nations system is desirable.

How to apply:The consultancy is open for all national consultants who meet the selection criteria and propose acompetitive fee. Interested consultants are requested to apply only through this UNDP jobs portal.Submissions through any other media will not be considered.The application must include all of the following documents:1. P11,2. Annex 3 (Offerors Letter) and3. Financial proposalAll files shall be submitted in one single document and uploaded as word or PDF file to the UNDP jobsite.It has been observed that bidders don’t submit all requested documents and thus reducing their chanceto be selected for a contract with UNDP. before you submit your offer please revise that the applicationis complete and comprises all documents. You may fid the documents on this link: applications will not be considered.

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