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Result of Service
4. Expected tangible and measurable output(s)/deliverable(s): The expected tangible outputs are to strengthen the ability of Southeast Asia officials to respond to human trafficking and migrant smuggling. The outputs include upskilling law enforcement and criminal justice officials, enhancing the administrative and operational arrangements of the ERN and Task Force in Thailand, leading engagement and cooperation among law enforcement bilaterally and regionally.

Work Location
Home-based with travel to Southeast Asia Countries

Expected duration
1 Jul - 31 Dec 2024

Duties and Responsibilities
1. Background of the assignment: Transnational organized crime and illicit trafficking continue expanding in Southeast Asia and the Pacific, threatening the health, livelihoods, and security of communities. Inequalities within the region continue to increase with crucial implications for crime and security trends. Against, this backdrop, the United Nations Office on Drugs and... Crime (UNODC) Regional Office for Southeast Asia and the Pacific (ROSEAP) is tasked with assisting the region through its Regional Programme (RP) 2022 – 2026. The RP translates UNODC’s expertise in key thematic areas, particularly the response to transnational organized crime, to the region to make it safer and more resilient. Human trafficking and migrant smuggling are two forms of transnational crime affecting the Southeast Asia and Pacific region. As the guardian of the Protocol against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea, and Air and the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children, which supplement the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, UNODC promotes global adherence to these instruments and assists States in their efforts to effectively implement them and combat the conduct that they criminalize. UNODC focuses, in particular, on assisting states in developing an effective criminal justice response to these crime challenges. To this end, UNODC is implementing a number of capacity building projects that aim to better equip authorities to prevent human trafficking and migrant smuggling, identify and protect the rights of trafficked victims and smuggled migrants, and dismantle the criminal networks profiting from these crimes. These projects include: • Ensuring Decent Work and Reducing Vulnerabilities for Women and Children in the Context of Labour Migration in Southeast Asia (PROTECT) • Supporting Member States in Southeast Asia to Strengthen their Immediate Responses to Crises and Security Concerns • Enhanced Screening and Protection of Victims of Trafficking for Forced Criminality • Enhancing Investigation and Prosecution of Trafficking in Persons for Forced Criminality • Supporting Criminal Justice Institutions and Law Enforcement in Lao PDR to better address the threats posed by transnational organized crime (LAO-TOC) All of these projects require the involvement of a senior law enforcement advisor to effectively implement and deliver several different capacity building activities. 2. Purpose of the assignment: The purpose of the assignment to work closely with the Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling team at ROSEAP to support the implementation of the aforementioned projects by providing high quality expert law enforcement advice, mentoring, training delivery, and guidance in relation to several capacity building projects. 3. Specific tasks to be performed by the consultant: Under the supervision of the Regional Coordinator for Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling, the individual consultant will undertake the following substantive duties: • Develop, and/or adapt, and deliver training curricula and materials for frontline law enforcement officials to proactively detect and investigate suspected cases of human trafficking and migrant smuggling, including in relation to trafficking for forced criminality into the scam operations across Southeast Asia. • Lead the establishment and operationalization of the Emergency Response Network (ERN) to facilitate an exchange of timely and beneficial information among law enforcement agencies. • Lead the establishment and operationalization of a highly specialized and multi-disciplinary Cyber Scam Task Force in Thailand. • Provide mentoring to law enforcement agencies in relation to human trafficking and migrant smuggling investigations • Lead bilateral and regional law enforcement meetings and workshop to share information and advance investigations • Lead the establishment of joint investigation teams (JITs) to facilitate the coordination of parallel investigations • Draft reports, briefings, presentations, and other materials on topics related to human trafficking and migrant smuggling The assignment requires a mixed delivery model. The consultant is expected to deliver high quality expert law enforcement advice, mentoring, training, and guidance in relation to several capacity building activities.

Qualifications/special skills
An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, accounting, governance, management, international relations, social science, law, political science, international relations or criminology or related field is required. A first level university degree in similar fields in combination with two (2) additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. A minimum of 10 years of relevant progressively responsible professional experience in the field of law enforcement, of which several years related to countering transnational organized crime, including trafficking in persons, cybercrime, fraud (including pig-butchering scams), and money laundering is required. Professional experience in overseeing international cases, multi-jurisdictional investigations and involvement in multi-agency law enforcement taskforces is required. Experience delivering capacity building, training, and mentoring is required. Professional experience working within Southeast Asia, particularly Thailand, is required Professional experience working as an advisor with a recipient country law enforcement agency is desirable.

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English, with excellent drafting and communication skills, is required. Knowledge of another United Nations official language is an advantage.

Additional Information
Not available.

No Fee
Bangkok Thailand


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