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National Consultant to Support Drafting of Cyber Security Component within the National Strategies on Countering Terrorism and Organized Crime

home based with travel to bih - sarajevo

  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: home based with travel to bih - sarajevo
  • Grade: National Consultant - Locally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Criminology, Extremism, Police Affairs and Anti-Corruption
    • Security and Safety
    • Documentation and Information Management
    • Drugs, Anti-Money Laundering, Terrorism and Human Trafficking
  • Closing Date: 2021-09-21

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Background

NOTE: Signed Offeror’s Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and availability - https://www.ba.undp.org/content/dam/bosnia_and_herzegovina/docs/Operations/Jobs/Offerors%20Letter%20to%20UNDP%20Confirming%20Interest%20and%20Availability.docx - Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability.docx - to be sent to e-mail ba.shared.hr@undp.org with Subject: Job ID 101530.

Bosnia and Herzegovina, as a member of international organizations, has committed itself to uphold the obligations, principles and standards arising from membership in these organizations, be it the United Nations (UN), the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), regional initiatives or commitments on the path to accession to the European Union. 

Bosnia and Herzegovina's strategic goal is to join the EU through accession negotiations to full membership. Within ongoing reviews, the European Union has recommended for Bosnia and Herzegovina to develop new strategic documents in the fields of terrorism and organized crime whereby the cyber component within these fields would be specifically addressed.   

At the moment, there are two working groups established by the competent authorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina with the task to prepare draft strategies on prevention and fight against terrorism and fight against organized crime.  Considering the importance of the cyber components in these strategies, it is necessary to conduct analysis of the cyber components within organized crime and terrorism as well as to develop these components within the strategies to be in line with EU regulations pertinent to these fields. 

In July 2021, UNDP BiH has launched a project tailored to provide the required technical support to the relevant institutional representatives so that the cyber security legal and regulatory framework can be drafted.  These efforts are in support of the country’s international obligations and recommendations with regards to harmonization, development and implementation of appropriate legal, institutional and regulatory frameworks. This project is aligned with Output 2.3. of the Country Program Document for Bosnia and Herzegovina1 and contributes to the achievement of SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.

In line with the above, the purpose of this consultancy is to provide technical support to the BiH Ministry of Security (MoS) as well as established working groups, in analysing and developing cyber component in the national strategies on countering organized crime and terrorism.  

Duties and Responsibilities

Under this assignment, the National Consultant is supporting the effective implementation of technical assistance pillar under this Project, with the following tasks: 

Task 1. Provide expert, technical and administrative support to the MoS BiH established working group in analyzing and developing cyber component in the new national strategy on prevention and countering terrorism 

Under this activity the National Consultant is expected to:  

  1. Familiarize himself/herself with the key documents and competencies of institutions in this field in B&H as well as the EU regulations in this field. 
  2. Attend an introductory meeting with the International Consultant and designated staff of responsible institutions to introduce the drafting process and desired outcomes 
  3. Provide support to the International Consultant in conceptualizing the 1 two-day workshop with the thematic Working Group to draft national strategy on counter terrorism.   
  4. Provide support to the International Consultant in developing the cyber component in the new national strategy on prevention and countering terrorism in line with the EU legislation and EU best practices in this field. 

The timeframe for this activity will not exceed 7 expert days

Task 2. Provide expert, technical and administrative support to the MoS BiH and established working group in analyzing and developing cyber component in the new national strategy on countering organized crime 

Under this activity the National Consultant is expected to:  

  1. Familiarize himself/herself with the key documents, competencies of institutions and status of policy development in this field in B&H as well as the EU regulations in this field.   
  2. Attend an introductory meeting with the International Consultant and designated staff of responsible institutions to introduce the drafting process and desired outcomes 
  3. Provide support to the International Consultant in conceptualizing the 1 two-day workshop with the thematic Working Group to draft national strategy on organized crime.   
  4. Provide support to the International Consultant in developing the cyber component in the new national strategy on countering organized crime in line with the EU legislation and EU best practices in this field. 

The timeframe for this activity will not exceed 7 expert days

Task 3. Prepare final report on tasks delivered  

Under this activity the National Consultant shall undertake the following main tasks:  

  1. Prepare a short feedback questionnaire and synthesize answers from members of the thematic Working Group to assess their learning experience during the drafting process 
  2. Provide input to the International Consultant’s report on activities undertaken concerning drafting of concerning drafting of cyber security components in both strategies 

The timeframe for this activity will not exceed 2 expert days

Deliverables/outputs

#

Deliverables / Outputs

# of Days per Task

Due Date

Percentage

1. 

Draft cyber related component in the national strategy on organized crime, aligned with EU and international standards approved by the Ministry of Security and UNDP.

7

1 November 2021

42%

2. 

Draft cyber related component in national strategy on countering terrorism, aligned with EU and international standards approved by the Ministry of Security and UNDP. 

7

15 November 2021

42%

3. 

Final report on tasks completed, no longer than 8 pages, cleared by UNDP Supervisor and designated institutional partners. 

2

1 December 2021

16%

 

Competencies

Corporate competencies: 

  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards;  
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;  
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;  
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism;  
  • Fulfils all obligations to gender sensitivity and zero tolerance for sexual harassment;  

Functional competencies: 

Professionalism:  

  • Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter;   
  • Conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results;   
  • Motivated by professional rather than personal concerns;  
  • Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. 

Planning and Organizing:  

  • Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies;  
  • Identifies priority activities and assignments;  
  • Adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; uses time efficiently; 
  • Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary.  

Client Orientation:  

  • Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view;  
  • Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions;  
  • Monitors on-going developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems;  
  • Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client. 

Required Skills and Experience

Academic Qualifications/Education:

  • University degree in the area of law, criminology, economy, political science, information technology or another relevant field 

Experience:

  • At least 5 years of professional experience in law enforcement, academy, or consulting dealing with issues of cyber component in the area of terrorism or organized crime.   
  • Extensive professional experience dealing with cyber component in the area of terrorism or organized crime.    
  • General knowledge of the European Union regulatory framework and comparative European national legislation and practices in the area of organzied crime and counter terrorism (OC/CT).   
  • Very good understanding of and familiarity with OC/CT regulations in the Western Balkans will be considered a strong asset 
  • Proven ability to undertake professional research using both quantitative and qualitative methods; 
  • Proven analytical skills and ability to conceptualise and write concisely and clearly; 
  • Previous work for UN agencies in the country is considered as unique asset. 

Languages Requirements:

  • Fluency in English and local languages (BCS), with excellent drafting and presentation skills. 

Other Requirements:

  • Excellent computer skills (MS Office applications) and ability to use information technologies as a tool and resource. 

Longlisting/Shortlisting Criteria

Qualifications as stated in the ToR

Criteria:

Points

Relevant Education

max 10 points5 points allocated for BA/BSc degree+ 5 points for MSc/MA 

Relevant professional experience

max 70 points 

Prior work experience with UNDP/UN Agencies

max 5 points 

Knowledge of English

max 15 points - will be assessed as:5 points for fluency and the points decrease as per the level mentioned in the CV:good - 4 points;fair/upper intermediate – 3 points;intermediate - 2 points;beginner - 1 point. 

Technical Evaluation Criteria

Criteria:

Points

Rating based on Qualifications

20%

Extensive professional dealing with cyber component in the area of terrorism or organized crime as well as profesional experience in law enforcement, academy, or consulting.

15%

?Knowledge and familiarity of relevant?OC/CT?regulations in the Western Balkans

15%

General knowledge of the European Union regulatory framework and comparative European national legislation and practices in the area of organzied crime and counter terrorism

15%

Submitted methodology

35%

Evaluation

Individual  will be evaluated based on the following methodology:

Cumulative analysis

When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract should be made to the candidate whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:a) responsive/compliant/acceptable, andb) Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.

  • * Technical Criteria weight-70%
  • * Financial Criteria weight- 30%

Interested candidated must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:

  • Personal CV/P11, including past experience in similar projects and at least 3 references;
  • Explaining why they are the most suitable for the work;
  • Provide a brief methodology on how they will approach and conduct the work; or sample of previous document/strategy/paper done by the consultant 

Please scan all above mentioned documents and upload as one attachment only online through this website.

Note:

  • For an assignment requiring travel, consultants of 65 years or more require full medical examination and statement of fitness to work to engage in the consultancy.
  • Due to large number of potential applicants, only competitively selected candidates will be contacted for remaining steps of the service procurement process.
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