|Entreprise/Structure: UNDP |
Ville, Pays: Dakar, SENEGAL
Référence cDiscussion: 1025522
Niveau d’études minimum réquis: Bac + 5 ou plus
Expériences professionnelles demandées: 6 ans
Date limite de dépôt de dossier: 24-07-2017
Publié le 17/07/2017 à 17h28min38s
Email de réception des candidatures : Non précisé
Détails de l’offre:
Location : Dakar, SENEGAL
Application Deadline : 24-Jul-17 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left : 7d 12h 43m
Type of Contract : Individual Contract
Post Level : National Consultant
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 01-Aug-2017
Duration of Initial Contract : 108 days or 5 months
Expected Duration of Assignment : 108 days or 5 months
The UNODC Global Afghan Opiate Trade Project (AOTP) aims at addressing the need for systematic, comprehensive and consolidated analytical information about the trends in global illicit trade in Afghan opiates to assist the international response in line with the 2009 Political Declaration and the Third Ministerial Conference of the Paris Pact Partners (2012). The GLO/V20 project has two primary objectives: (1) monitoring and analysis of the illicit trade in Afghan opiates – to assess the nature and trends of Afghan opiate trafficking and analyse its impact; (2) capacity building in research and monitoring of Afghan opiates — to enhance the capacity of local governments to collect data/information and implement research activities in order to monitor and report on the trafficking of Afghan opiates.
This consultancy is part of the UNODC AOTP, based in Vienna in the Drug Research Section (DRS) in UNODC Headquarters (HQ). It is located in the Research and Analysis section (R&A) of the UNODC Regional Office for West and Central Africa (ROSEN), in Dakar, Senegal. ROSEN’s R&A section has been developed as a strategic tool to better understand organized crime and drug problems in West and Central Africa, and raise awareness in the region and with the donor community about new trends.
The consultant is part of the UNODC AOTP, in UNODC DRS, and under overall supervision of the Chief of DRS, reports to the project manager of AOTP. Staff management and supervision in the field is implemented by the UNODC Regional Representative in Dakar, Senegal. The consultant is expected to work very closely with other staff, National Research Officers and international consultants of AOTP and DRS, the R&A team and other staff in ROSEN and the Research Liaison Officers of the Paris Pact Initiative (PPI).
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Drug Research Section in UNODC HQ in Vienna and the UNODC Deputy Regional Representative in ROSEN, Dakar, Senegal, and direct supervision of the AOTP Manager (HQ/Vienna), the consultant will undertake the following tasks:
Conduct data collection and analysis on drugs trafficking and use, precursor manufacturing and trafficking, general trends in organized crime and drug trafficking in West and Central Africa.
In particular, contribute to the preparation and drafting of the new Global update on Afghan opiate trafficking: organize data collection, conduct data analysis, draft sections on Africa, focusing more specifically on West and Central Africa.
Prepare reports, presentations and other types of publications on drugs and crime in West and Central Africa.
Assist in the implementation and monitoring of DRS/AOTP activities including organizational support, development and control of budget for joint studies, expert meetings and workshops, research-related and other trainings delivered by AOTP/DRS.
Liaise with fellow AOTP national research officers, Regional Office staff, Paris Pact Initiative Research Liaison Officers, DRS staff in HQ and other UNODC relevant colleagues/offices/sections.
Liaise with heads of UNODC Programme Offices in the region.
Act as the AOTP and DRS focal point in West and Central Africa on drug research activities related to capacity building, data collection and analysis.
Establish links and liaise with key stakeholders and relevant counterparts (policy-makers, media, law enforcement agencies, NGOs, international donor community, others as relevant) at national and regional levels.
Engage in close collaboration with R&A ROSEN on drug and crime research for mutual benefits.
Perform other duties upon request.
Delivrables Details and Chronology:
Deliverable A: Draft the new Global update on Afghan opiate trafficking.
Starting and accomplishment (end) date: 01.08.2017 to 17.11.2017
Deliverable B: Prepare at least 4 reports, presentations and other types of publications on drugs and crime in West and Central Africa.
Starting and accomplishment (end) date: 18.11.2017 to 10.12.2017
Deliverable C: Performs other tasks required by the supervisor.
Starting and accomplishment (end) date: 11.12.2017 to 20.12.2017
The copyright of all versions of the reports remains with UNODC.
Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNODC;
Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
Substantive expertise in conducting research and data collection/analysis. Knowledge of concepts and methods in social or policy research.
Planning and Organizing
Sound organizational skills and time management skills, ability to prioritize own work programme and to work independently or with minimum supervision, ability to deliver assignments in a timely manner.
Good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a multi-cultural environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity, including gender balance.
Fully proficient computer skills and use of relevant software and other applications, e.g. word processing (Excel, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, etc.); use and search of information on the Internet, etc.
Ability to write in a clear and concise manner and communicate effectively orally.
Required Skills and Experience
Advanced University degree (Master or DEA or DESS) in criminology, social sciences, statistics, political sciences or other relevant disciplines is required. Graduation from an international university or institution (in English) is an advantage.
Computer skills: Good knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint) and excellent drafting skills for routine correspondence is required.
At least six (06) years of relevant work experience are required;
Experience in social or policy research is desired;
Experience in working on drug or transnational organised crime issues at the national or international level would be an asset.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat;
Excellent knowledge of English and French (oral and written) is required.
Indicators to evaluate the consultant’s performance:
The evaluation will be based on cumulative analysis (i.e. technical qualifications and price proposal). The weight of the technical criteria is 70%; the weight of the financial proposal is 30%, as detailed below. Candidates who obtain a minimum of 70 pts out of a maximum 100 pts will be considered for the financial evaluation.
Candidates who do not meet the minimum qualification requirements will be disqualified.
Criteria 1: Minimum of six (06) years of relevant work experience on drug and crime research and analysis. Experience in social or policy research is desired. Experience in working on drug or transnational organised crime issues at the national or international level would be an asset. (25 points or 17.5%)
Criteria 2: Advanced University degree (Master) in criminology, social sciences, statistics, political sciences or other relevant disciplines is required. Graduation from an international university or institution (in English) is an advantage. (10 points or 7%).
Criteria 3: Methodological or conceptual note proposed to perform the proposed tasks. (20 points or 14%).
Criteria 4: Good knowledge of data collection tools and analysis on drugs trafficking and use, precursor manufacturing and trafficking. (25 points or 17.5%).
Criteria 5: Planning and timeliness of the delivery. (10 points or 7%).
Criteria 6: For the position advertised fluency in English and French, i.e. oral and written proficiency, with excellent document drafting skills, is required. (10 points or 7%).
The financial proposals of candidates who will be determined as technically qualified during the technical evaluation will be evaluated.
The payments shall be made to the Individual Consultant based on the number of actual days invested in each month as reflected in the ToR i.e. deliverables and monthly time sheet to be completed by the Individual Consultant.
Documents to be Included when Submitting the Proposals.
Interested individual consultants should submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications. Candidates who do not submit the following required document/information will be disqualified:
A one-page Letter of Interest, explaining why they are the most suitable for the work,
Personal CV or Personal History Form (P11) including past(s) experience(s) in similar activities and at least 3 references contacts
A methodological or conceptual note explaining your understanding of the work and how you suggest to do it
When applying for this position, a financial offer/proposal made in XOF (FCFA) must be attached and inclusive of all associated costs such as social security, pension and income tax etc. Amount for each deliverable should be clearly specify on the financial proposal.
Chronology of Payments:
The amount paid to the consultant shall be gross and inclusive of all associated costs such as social security, pension and income tax etc.
Payments will be made within 30 days upon acceptance and approval of the corresponding deliverable by UNODC on the basis of actual number of days invested in each respective deliverable. The total amount of payment to be effected to the Consultant within the scope of this contract cannot exceed 108 days (5 months*21.75 days).
If the deliverables are not produced and delivered by the consultant to the satisfaction of UNODC as approved by the Hiring Manager, no payment will be made even if the consultant has invested working/days to produce and deliver such deliverables.
The consultant will be paid in XOF (FCFA) upon satisfactory completion and/or submission of the outputs/deliverables as detailed above. Please note that last payment must coincide with the end of the contract and must be identical to payment phases in the engagement of Individual consultant request.
The three payments will be made upon satisfactory completion as per the Chief of Drug Research Section in UNODC HQ in Vienna and ROSEN DRR who are the direct supervisors of the consultant. All outputs should meet the satisfaction of UNODC according to the following indicators.
Tax Obligations: The IC is solely responsible for all taxation or other assessments on any income derived from UNDP. UNDP will not make any withholding from payments for the purposes of income tax. UNDP is exempt from any liabilities regarding taxation and will not reimburse any such taxation to the IC.
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.