JOBS AT UNODC (East Asia and the Pacific)

CONSULTANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
Post Title Consultant (Migrant Smuggling Database and Website
Development)
Agency: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Regional Centre for East Asia and the Pacific
Country of Assignment Bangkok, Thailand
Duration
One hundred (100) working days within 5.5 months.
The assignment is due to start on 1st December 2010
Application Deadline: 7 November 2010
1) GENERAL BACKGROUND
As the guardian of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, its
supplementing Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially
Women and Children and its supplementing Protocol against Smuggling of Migrants by
Land, Sea and Air, UNODC’s primary goal is to promote global adherence to these
instruments and assist states in their efforts to effectively implement them. In the field of
human trafficking and migrant smuggling, UNODC focuses in particular on assisting states in
developing an effective criminal justice response to these crime challenges. A crucial
prerequisite when building state capacities is fostering evidence-based knowledge on these
topics.
A regional UNODC project on establishing a Coordination and Analysis Unit (CAU) on
migrant smuggling aims to improve evidence-based knowledge, knowledge sharing and
access to knowledge on migrant smuggling within, through and from South-East Asia and
East Asia in order to inform effective policy development and implementation of adequate
counter-measures to prevent and combat migrant smuggling in a comprehensive and
consistent way.
2) OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSIGNMENT
Under the supervision of the UNODC project manager, the incumbent will be responsible to
elaborate technical reports on setting up the CAU database and website as well as providing 5
regional briefs on migrant smuggling trends while in parallel developing a methodology to
identify in a systematic way open-source information on migrant smuggling. Furthermore, the
consultant will be required to provide substantive input in support of the design and conduct of
2 regional events on data collection and analysis.
3) SCOPE OF WORK
Under the supervision of the UNODC project manager based in Bangkok and working in
close consultation with relevant UNODC staff at both Headquarters and in the field, the
incumbent will:
Draft a work plan for carrying out the assignment.
Take the necessary steps including carrying out necessary background research and
consulting with relevant actors with a view of establishing relevant information to enable
him/her to elaborate the final products as they are defined in section 5.
Elaborate the final products in English in a way that are drafted in a clear and concise way.
4) DURATION OF ASSIGNMENT, DUTY STATION AND EXPECTED PLACES OF
TRAVEL

The duration of the assignment will be 100 (one hundred) working days within 5.5 months.
The assignment is due to start on 1st December 2010.
The incumbent will be based in Bangkok.
The incumbent might be required to travel. Travel costs will be directly covered by the United
Nations in line with the respective rules and regulations.
5) FINAL PRODUCTS
A. A technical report on setting up the CAU website that while taking into account the
website requirements as defined in the project document, compares websites on migration
and/or transnational organized crime related issues and develops a proposal outlining the
substantive and technical requirements for setting up the CAU public and restricted
websites, including a detailed costed workplan for setting up such a website and defining
the various activities and respective procurement requirements in detail on a cost-effective
basis.
B. A technical report on setting up the CAU database that that while taking into account
the website requirements as defined in the project document, develops a proposal
outlining the substantive and technical requirements for setting up the CAU database,
including a detailed costed workplan for setting up such a database and defining the
various activities and respective procurement requirements in detail on a cost-effective
basis.
C. 5 analytical regional briefs on current trends with regard to migrant smuggling from,
through and within South-East Asia.
D. A tested methodology to identify in a systematic way open-source information on
migrant smuggling from, through and within South-East Asia.
E. Concept notes, workplans and background papers developed in support of the design
and conduct of 2 regional events on data collection and analysis.
6) PROVISION OF MONITORING AND PROGRESS CONTROLS
Under the supervision of the UNODC project manager the incumbent will:
Submit a detailed workplan within one week after the start of the incumbent’s assignment.
Report on a two-weekly basis to UNODC on progress and closely consult with UNODC
in carrying out his/her assignment.
Submit a project progress report after 1 months describing the progress so far achieved in
preparing the final products A and B as defined in section 5.
Submit the products A and B as defined in section 5 to UNODC within 8 weeks after the
incumbent’s start of the assignment.
Submit the products under C as defined in section 5 to UNODC on a monthly basis.
Submit the product D as defined in section 5 to UNODC at least after 22 weeks.
Submit the products under E as defined in section 5 to UNODC in a timely way as required
in relation to the organization of the two regional events on data collection and analysis,
which will take place in first half of 2011.
Indicators to evaluate the incumbent’s performance are:
Quality of the documents produced;
Technical competence;
Timeliness of delivery.
7) DEGREE OF EXPERTISE AND QUALIFICATIONS
Advanced university degree in law, criminology, public policy, social or political science.
At least 3 years of professional experience in applied social research, with particular
reference to migrant smuggling, human trafficking and/or irregular migration.
Demonstrated experience in carrying out primary research in a fields related to migrant
smuggling/and or human trafficking would be considered an asset.
Demonstrated experience in developing and using databases would be considered an
asset.
Demonstrated experience in overseeing the development of or developing websites would
be considered an asset.
Ability to work independently and in a team.
Very good written and spoken English.
Excellent English drafting skills.
Computer literacy.
8) HOW TO APPLY
Interested applicants must submit the following documents:
(a) Letter of interest – not exceeding one page – clearly stating suitability for the position and
consultancy fee.
(b) UN Personal History Form (can be downloaded from
http://www.unodc.org/eastasiaandpacific/en/who-we-are/work-opportunities.html) and
Please submit the application by e-mail to: .
Application deadline is 7 November 2010.
Note: (a) Please clearly indicate the position you are applying for.
(b) Failure to submit supporting documents as specified in the announcement will result
in an incomplete application. Applicants who submit incomplete applications will
NOT be considered for this vacancy announcement.

CONSULTANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
Post Title Consultant: Human Trafficking
Agency: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Regional Centre for East Asia and the Pacific
Project: XSP/J18 – Technical Assistance for Regional
Cooperation and Interagency Collaboration
Country of Assignment Home-based with travel to GMS countries
Duration
Thirty (30) working days. The assignment is expected to
start in November 2010
Application Deadline: 4 November 2010
1) GENERAL BACKGROUND
Project: XSP/J18 (Technical Assistance for Regional Cooperation and Interagency Collaboration)
is established to allow the Regional Centre to develop a Regional Programme of technical
cooperation and advisory services which responds strategically, yet flexibly, to human security
challenges posed by drugs, crime and terrorism in the East Asia and Pacific region
This sub-activity supports the objectives of UNODC Project GLO T59 to establish an
international reporting system for human trafficking cases. It aims to collect information on
human trafficking prosecutions and court decisions (derived from court, administrative and public
record, and other Government-endorsed sources), compile this in a public database, and
ultimately establish and develop a sustainable system for collecting and disseminating such
information (and, accordingly, national legal interpretations relating to the Convention and the
Protocol).
The rationale is that, while ratification of the UN Trafficking In Persons Protocol has been strong,
Member States have been slow to fully implement the Protocol, especially with regard to
enforcement of the law. This is evidenced than by the low level of convictions reported worldwide
for human trafficking. Further, with regard to those prosecutions that are undertaken, very
little is currently known at the international level how practitioners use law to combat trafficking;
what, if any, are the characteristics of successful prosecutions; and how effective the Protocol and
derived legislation have been.
At its most basic level, this initiative aims to collect and disseminate officially recognised details
of human trafficking cases to promote greater awareness, recognition and common understanding
of this crime, its impact on individuals and the responses being made.
2) OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSIGNMENT
The primary objective of this assignment is to provide research and substantive expect support in
the elaboration and sustainability of the case law reporting system. Having such an international
reporting system in place will in turn increase the number of prosecutions and convictions for
human trafficking globally, by collecting and disseminating qualitative information regarding the
prosecution of human trafficking activities and the effective implementation of the Trafficking
Protocol.
Work has already begun on drawing together a number of cases from around the world, and
creating abstracts for inclusion in the data base using an already developed template for the
purpose. Details of more than 200 cases from over 30 countries have been collected and included
in the database.
Collection of case data needs to continue, and in order to give the system sustainability a number
of global correspondents need to be identified who are prepared to continue to provide relevant
material in future.
An Expert Group Meeting (EGM) will take place in late January 2011 to
(i) to ask experts to conduct an editorial and substantive review of the case
material and reports;
(ii) to seek feedback on the proposed structure and processes for the reporting
system, and technical issues related to collection, inclusion and publication of
information from different jurisdictions and legal regimes;
(iii) to build a network of experts and institutions to support the development of the
database, and potentially act as a editorial and review committee for future
content and derived products.
Prior to the EGM, a draft collection of case reports and a guideline document (which outlines the
strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats connected to the project) will be completed. A
framework for this paper has already been completed.
3) SCOPE OF WORK
Reporting to the Expert (Human Trafficking) based in Bangkok, the consultant will be required to
provide assistance in the following areas:
• Draft the guideline document for reporting system addressing issues including: scope &
purpose; structure of legal abstracts; design of monitoring & reporting guidelines;
publication options & feasibility assessment; copyright & confidentiality; and user
administrative procedures;
• Undertake underlying research and drafting to assemble an initial report of case
abstracts;
• Develop reporting procedure for a network of national correspondents;
• Manage expert consultation to substantively review initial report and a sustainable
reporting procedure;
• Complete abstract content for public launch of material;
• Manage process for developing web access to resulting database of material, including
supervision of all information technology development;
• Monitor, manage and certify the project budget and all related project administrative
issues;
• Plan, supervise and coordinate evaluation exercises.
4) DURATION OF ASSIGNMENT, DUTY STATION AND EXPECTED PLACES OF
TRAVEL
The service of the consultant will be required for a period of thirty (30) working days,
commencing November 2010, but allowing two (2) days to attend the EGM in Vienna or
Bangkok at the end of January. A further, subsequent period might be possible thereafter,
depending on the availability of additional funds.
Preparatory Phase (home-based)
Up to a maximum of five (5) days will be spent reading background papers, consulting with key
personnel and elaborating the detailed agenda of the Research Phase.
Research Phase (GMS-based)
Up to a maximum of twelve (12) days will be required for travel in the Greater Mekong region –
Thailand, Cambodia, Lao PDR and Vietnam. During this time the Consultant will meet with key
stakeholders in the region with the objectives of:
• gathering additional case data
• securing agreement from stakeholders to provide future support to the International
Reporting System for Human Trafficking Cases through the creation of a network of
correspondents
• from among those stakeholders, identifying trafficking experts able to attend and
contribute to the EGM
• gathering material which will inform the guideline document.
Drafting Phase (home-based)
Up to a maximum of ten (10) days will be spent at the consultant’s home base, drafting the
guideline document and preparing case abstracts in consultation with the Expert (Human
Trafficking), in preparation for discussion at the EGM.
Meeting Phase (location to be advised)
Up to a maximum of three (3) days will be spent at the end of January 2011 in support of the
Expert (Human Trafficking) at the EGM – location to be confirmed by likely to be either Vienna
or Bangkok.
It is understood that the consultant would not hold the UNODC Regional Centre responsible for
any unforeseen or untoward incident during the duration of the consultancy. It is recommended
that the consultant secure his/her own insurance coverage during the conduct of the consultancy.
5) FINAL PRODUCTS
Expected outputs:
• The discussion paper and case abstracts to be finalized and circulated to EGM attendees
not later than 15 January 2011
• Attendance at the EGM and presentation of the discussion paper and case abstracts
Desired outputs:
• Inclusion of case data from each of the four countries visited during the research phase
• Presence of national experts at the EGM from each of the four countries visited during the
research phase
6) PROVISION OF MONITORING AND PROGRESS CONTROLS
The consultant will work closely with the UNODC Expert (Human Trafficking) based in
Bangkok, and with the project team in the Anti Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling Unit,
UNODC Vienna.
7) DEGREE OF EXPERTISE AND QUALIFICATIONS
Education
• Advanced University degree in law, law enforcement, international relations, political
science, public administration or related field, or the equivalent combination of education
and experience in any of the above fields.
Required General Professional Experience
• A minimum of 5 years professional experience, including several years at the international
level, in government or public sector positions in areas related to TiP.
Required Specific Professional Knowledge and Experience
• Detailed knowledge of the United Nations Convention against Trans-national Organized
Crime and its Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially
Women and Children
• Good knowledge of law enforcement and judicial responses to human trafficking,
preferably with experience of the development of capacity building tools in those areas
• Previous experience of researching and drafting guideline documents (issue papers) in the
area of human trafficking
• Previous experience of contributing to United Nations technical publications in the area of
human trafficking
Other skills
• A sound grasp of UNODC’s mandates;
• Knowledge of the Greater Mekong area an advantage
• Excellent written and spoken English.
8) HOW TO APPLY
Interested applicants must submit the following documents:
(a) Letter of interest – not exceeding one page – clearly stating suitability for the position and
consultancy fee.
(b) UN Personal History Form (can be downloaded from
http://www.unodc.org/eastasiaandpacific/en/who-we-are/work-opportunities.html) and
Please submit the application by e-mail to: .
Application deadline is 4 November 2010.
Note: (a) Please clearly indicate the position you are applying for.
(b) Failure to submit supporting documents as specified in the announcement will result
in an incomplete application. Applicants who submit incomplete applications will
NOT be considered for this vacancy announcement.
Due to the volume of applications, only candidates under positive consideration will be notified.

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