Legal Expert

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Nairobi, Kenya

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
7 to 10 Year
Closing Date for Applications: 
9th July, 2021


Job Description

 Workplan developed

  •  Workplan on overall assignment developed, in consultation with UNODC and respective national authorities where necessary, and presented to UNODC for approval

 Design and deliver national trainings for relevant officials and criminal justice practitioners on drafting national legislation on TIP and SOM in accordance with international conventions in Kenya

  •  Design and deliver one national sensitisation workshops for members of parliament on the need for a SOM legislation
  •  Design and deliver one national training on drafting of new legislation on SOM
  •  Design and deliver two national trainings on reviewing Counter Tip Act (CTIP) and providing continuous legislative support to members of the CTIP committee

 Design and deliver national training for relevant officials and criminal justice practitioners on drafting new national legislation on SOM in accordance with international conventions in Eritrea

 Design and deliver one national training on drafting new national legislation on SOM

 Design and deliver national training for relevant officials and criminal justice practitioners on reviewing national legislation on TIP and SOM in accordance with international conventions in Ethiopia

  •  Design and deliver one national training on developing regulations and reviewing Proclamation 1178
  •  Design and deliver one national sensitization workshop for law enforcement officials on Proclamation 1178 in Ethiopia
  •  Design and deliver one national workshop on assessing and supporting the revision of legislative frameworks on witness protection and management

 Design and deliver national training for relevant officials and criminal justice practitioners to support the implementation of Mauritius’ NPA

  •  Design and deliver one national training to support implementation of Mauritius’ NPA

Design and deliver national consultative trainings for relevant officials and criminal justice practitioners on ratification and domestication of UNTOC Protocols on TIP and SOM in Somalia and Somaliland

  •  Support in the development of a roadmap for accession to UNTOC Protocols in Somalia
  •  Hold 1 consultative workshop to evaluate amendment of legislation (i.e., criminalisation of TIP and SoM in the penal code) in Somalia
  •  Conduct bilateral meetings with Ministry of Justice and Parliamentarians to assess the status of the two legislations and plan assistance in Somaliland
  •  Consultation with parliament on TIP Act in Somaliland

 Design and deliver national consultative trainings for relevant officials and criminal justice practitioners on ratification and domestication of UNTOC Protocols on TIP and SOM in Uganda

  •  Support in the development of a roadmap for accession to UNTOC Protocols

Work Location

Home based, with travel to the Eastern Africa region

Expected duration

July - August 2021

Duties and Responsibilities

The assignment will be carried out under the direct supervision of the Head of Transnational Organized Crime, Illicit Trafficking Programme based in the Regional Office for Eastern Africa (ROEA) in Kenya Nairobi, Kenya, and in consultation with the UNODC Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling Section (HTMSS) based at UNODC Headquarters in Vienna, Austria. The consultant will be home-based throughout the proposed period ready to be recruited in the Eastern Africa region based on ad-hoc need. More specifically, the consultant will perform the following tasks:

  •  Develop a workplan in coordination with UNODC and relevant national authorities.
  •  Design and deliver national trainings for relevant officials and criminal justice practitioners on drafting, reviewing and harmonizing national legislation on TIP and SOM in accordance with international conventions in Kenya, Eritrea and Ethiopia.
  •  Design and deliver national training for relevant officials and criminal justice practitioners to support the implementation of Mauritius’ National Plan of Action (NPA)
  •  Design and deliver national sensitisation workshops for relevant officials and criminal justice practitioners from BMM and JTIP EA countries on TIP and SOM legislation.

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications:

  •  Advance university degree in in law or legal studies, preferably in a common law country, law, political sciences or related discipline is required; A first level university degree in similar fields in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree

Experience:

  •  A minimum of 7 years of proven professional experience in senior legal advisory positions and drafting of government legislation is required
  •  Proven experience and proficiency in using international and national legal instruments against transnational organized crime including TIP and SOM is required
  •  Proven experience in legal research and analysis is required
  •  Experience in development work and legal systems in Eastern Africa is desirable;
  •  Previous work experience with the UN or other International Organizations will be considered an asset.

Language:

  •  English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in oral and written English and French are required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

Skills:

  •  Excellent legal drafting skills is required;
  •  Good communication and interpersonal skills;

Source:https://inspira.un.org/psc/UNCAREERS/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/UN_CUSTOMIZATIONS.UN_JOB_DETAIL.GBL?Page=UN_JOB_DETAIL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=157584


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