UNODC recruits 01 Legal Advisor (International Consultant)

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UNODC recruits 01 Legal Advisor (International Consultant)

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Localisation Dakar / Sénégal
Expiration 28 Mars 2021
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Description de l’offre

Job Opening

Posting Title: Legal Advisor (International Consultant)
Department/Office: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Duty Station: DAKAR
Posting Period: 23 March 2021 – 28 March 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime-152543-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Result of Service
• Workplan developed with UNODC
• Initiatives/proposals (incl. roadmap) developed on strengthening coordination among key maritime law enforcement, prosecution and judicial authorities in Benin, Cote d’Ivoire and Togo
• Continuous advisory support provided to national legal consultants in Ghana, Benin and Cote d’Ivoire, as well as to national authorities including GMA, Ghana AG/MOJ, Cote d’Ivoire MOJ, SEPCIM, Benin MOJ, and Maritime Prefecture
• Practitioners’ manual developed for Senegal, Togo, Cote d’Ivoire and Benin based on factsheets on judicial capacity in investigation and prosecution of maritime crime including piracy, armed robbery, fishery crime, arms and drug trafficking, smuggling of migrants, oil bunkering and maritime environmental crime developed
• Monthly reports submitted

Work Location
Home-based with possible missions to Gulf of Guinea

Expected duration
12 April – 31 December 2021
167 working days

Duties and Responsibilities
The lack of prosecution related to piracy and armed robbery at sea continues to undermine efforts to combat such crime.
It is important for the region to change this trend and ensure that there is no impunity to attacks at sea.
The reason why most countries in West Africa are still not at prosecution stage is due to various factors such as limited national maritime capacities, absence of robust legal frameworks, insufficient domestic justice systems, and other factors inhibiting the legal finish of prosecution related to criminal activities at sea. This is emphasised by the fact that to date, there have been no successful prosecution for maritime piracy in West Africa.
UNODC GMCP has been promoting legal reform and training maritime criminal justice practitioners on the Law of the Sea and transnational organised maritime crime matters in the region.
The support has comprised of legal assessments conducted with regard to piracy and maritime offences, establishing legal frameworks, and support in developing solid legislation in line with the UN Convention on Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and other international maritime instruments.
The GMCP is working currently on improving the criminal justice action and responses in Gulf of Guinea countries under the US-funded projects on “ Support and test the Nigerian legal system through a simulated trial of a maritime piracy case”, “Strengthening the maritime crime legal frameworks in the Gulf of Guinea” and “Strengthen jurisdictional and criminal laws and practice to effectively prosecute piracy and other maritime crime through simulated crime scene exercise and trials to ensure legal finish in the region of the Gulf of Guinea”.

In line with these projects, the purpose of the consultancy is to support the simulated trial in Togo and Cote d’Ivoire, and inter-agency coordination on State Action at Sea for Benin, Cote d’Ivoire and Togo. The incumbent will further develop practitioner’s’ manual/guide for selected francophone countries to counter piracy and other maritime crime.

Qualifications/special skills
Academic Qualifications:
• Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, criminology, police administration or a similar field, focused on international maritime affairs, international security policy, criminal justice and / or the application of the law is required. An undergraduate degree in similar fields and an additional two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree;

• At least ten years of progressively responsible professional experience in the field of countering maritime crime and implementing law of the sea is required;
• Proven experience in legal research and analysis, proposals and training plans, and excellent drafting skills is required;
• Experience in development work and legal systems in West Africa is desirable;
• Good communication and interpersonal skills are advantageous;
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills including demonstrated tact in inter-cultural communication is required;
• Proven experience in dealing with national and regional counterparts from various cultural backgrounds is desirable;
• Previous work experience with the UN or other International Organizations will be considered is desirable

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

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