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Capacity Building Specialist for Methodology and Procedures in Criminal Investigations (Cybercrime)

Kyiv (Ukraine)

  • Organization: UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services
  • Location: Kyiv (Ukraine)
  • Grade: LICA-10, Local Individual Contractors Agreement - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Criminology, Extremism, Police Affairs and Anti-Corruption
    • Internal audit, Investigation and Inspection
    • Scientist and Researcher
  • Closing Date: 2021-08-02

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Background Information - Job-specific

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) helps the United Nations (UN) and its partners provide peace and security, humanitarian, and development solutions. UNOPS services cover infrastructure, project management, procurement, financial management and human resources. 

In response to the request of the Government of Ukraine, UNOPS opened an office in Ukraine in 2017, which provides a broad spectrum of services to the Government and the people of Ukraine. 

The Support for Rule of Law Reforms in Ukraine (PRAVO-Police) is a project funded by the European Union that has the overall objective of supporting the strengthening of the policing, prosecution and civilian governance in Ukraine, aligning them with the best European and international practices. On matters of substance, the project relies on the EU Advisory Mission (EUAM) to Ukraine.

The Project is partnered with the following national agencies: the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, National Police of Ukraine (NPU), the Office of the Prosecutor General (OPG), the State Bureau of Investigation. Activities include providing technical support tailored to the needs of each individual agency, while some interventions address larger scale and cross-cutting issues, including enhancement of human resources management systems and specific skills.  

One of the Project's actions is aimed at supporting the Office of the Prosecutor General, developing methodology, guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for prosecutors. This activity should create a foundation for enhanced business processes at the PGO/OPG. It was agreed that one of the SOPs which needs revision (and methodology to be followed while developing the SOPs) will be in the field of Cybercrime.  

The Consultant will be involved in implementation of the activity aimed at developing the methodology, guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for prosecutors. This activity should create the foundation for enhanced business processes at the OPG and will be closely connected to the activities on development of  methodology of specialization of prosecutors and cases assignment.

With regard to this action, the selected Consultant will be responsible for the analysis of business processes (investigative actions by prosecutors, police officers and other actors), coordination of workgroups (WGs), development of SOPs on procedural processes).

Functional Responsibilities

The Capacity Building Specialist for Cybercrime (hereinafter - Consultant) will work under the supervision and guidance of the Programme Manager of the PRAVO-Police Project. While performing the assigned duties the Consultant will interact with the key stakeholders, primarily the OPG and EUAM. The Consultant’s responsibilities and outputs are listed below.

At the first stage, the Consultant will engage in consultation with the OPG representatives to analyse business processes regarding the investigative actions related to cybercrime conducted by the prosecutors, police officers and other actors. At this stage, the Consultant will draft a short report with a summary covering the following:

  • Normative regulations and internal instructions which relate to the investigative actions performed by the prosecutors, police officers and other actors. This will include highlighting any area where the regulations or instructions are considered to be insufficient, including the needed changes in the specialisation of prosecutors and methodology of cases assignment.

  • Feedback from the OPG, NPU and other actors on the strengths and weaknesses (including gaps) of existing SOPs relevant to investigative actions.

  • Proposed recommendations to the OPG regarding the development of comprehensive, new SOPs in the field of investigative actions.

At the second stage, the Consultant (with support of the OPG) will coordinate the workgroups on development of new SOPs for investigative actions. As an outcome of this stage, the Consultant will draft a short report with a summary of the following:

  • Matters discussed at the WGs in regard to the development of new SOPs.

  • Actionable solutions and recommendations of the WG members (OPG, NPU, etc.) in regard to the development of new SOPs for investigative actions.

  • Legal or internal regulations which need to be amended to operationalise the new SOPs.

At the third stage, the Consultant (in consultation with the OPG, EUAM and other actors in the field of investigative actions) will develop a Final Report with the draft new SOPs on procedural processes on Cybercrime, including recommendations on adapting to the continuous developments in the field of cybercrime .

At all stages it is critical to ensure the national ownership of the consultative process and of the solutions which will be promoted for adoption.

The services are expected to be delivered in accordance with the schedule which will be agreed with the national partners. Specifically, the following outputs will be expected from the Consultant:



Short report at the first stage. 

Presentation of the draft report to the OPG, EUAM and PRAVO-Police.

Within one (1) month after the contract start date.

Short report at the second stage. 

Presentation of the draft report to the OPG, EUAM and PRAVO-Police.

Within three (3) months after the contract start date.

Final Report (including the draft SOP, and guidelines).

Presentation of the Final Report to the OPG, EUAM and PRAVO-Police.

Within five (5) months after the contract start date.

Monitoring and Progress Controls

  • The tasks will be performed in close coordination with the stakeholders, thus ensuring the final product meets expectations of the OPG, UNOPS and EUAM. 

  • The fulfilment of each task will be confirmed by the focal point at OPG and, consequently, by the Programme Manager of PRAVO-Police.

  • The reports are expected to be accepted by the PRAVO-Police Project in consultation with the OPG and EUAM.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

a. Education (Level and area of required and/or preferred education)

  • An advanced (master’s) university degree preferably in the Security Sector or Rule of Law or other related disciplines. 

b. Work Experience 

  • At least five (5) years of experience with master’s degree or seven (7) years with bachelor’s degree or nine (9) years with professional diploma in investigation or prosecution of Cybercrime.  

  • Proven experience in preparing analytical materials, development of procedural guidelines, business processes, strategic policies, etc is required.

  • Strong communication and presentation skills, including the ability to write detailed analytical reports and prepare and present brief summaries. 

  • Familiarity with relevant EU best practice on investigation of Cybercrime, as well as experience with similar projects would be an asset (the candidate to provide evidence of such expertise in their CV).

c. Language Requirements

  • Working knowledge of English is required; fluency in Ukrainian (and/or Russian) is required.


Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and externally in order to positively shape the organization. Anticipates and perceives the impact and implications of future decisions and activities on other parts of the organization.(for levels IICA-2, IICA-3, LICA Specialist- 10, LICA Specialist-11, NOC, NOD, P3, P4 and above)
Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.
Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).
Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.
Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: INDIVIDUAL CONTRACTOR AGREEMENT (ICA) Contract level: Local ICA Specialist Level 10
Contract duration:  RETAINER, up to 60 working days in a 12 months period

For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link: 

Additional Considerations

  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • Work life harmonization - UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • For retainer contracts, you must complete a few Mandatory Courses (around 4 hours) in your own time, before providing services to UNOPS.
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.  

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns. Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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