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  • Posted: Apr 13, 2024
    Deadline: Apr 22, 2024
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    For two decades, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has been helping make the world safer from drugs, organized crime, corruption and terrorism. We are committed to achieving health, security and justice for all by tackling these threats and promoting peace and sustainable well-being as deterrents to them. Because the scale of these problems is often too great for states to confront alone, UNODC offers practical assistance and encourages transnational approaches to action. We do this in all regions of the world through our global programmes and network of field offices.
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    International Consultant (Global Programme on Crimes that Affect the Environment, Eastern Africa)

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Crimes that affect the environment, including wildlife and forest crime, crimes in the fisheries sector, minerals and waste crime, are a serious and growing problem. These crimes are not only a major and significant threat to the security of the environment, but also frequently involve other forms of serious criminality such as money laundering, corruption, human trafficking, tax and customs fraud, labour exploitation, and serious violations of environmental and public health and safety laws. Organized criminal networks are moving poached or illegally harvested natural resources using a variety of smuggling techniques, often by means of existing infrastructure and well- developed routes used for the trafficking of drugs, people, weapons, counterfeit goods and other forms of contraband. Furthermore, these crimes rob communities of their natural resources, impacts livelihoods and food security of local populations. To address this, UNODC’s Global Programme on Crimes that Affect the Environment (GPCAE) delivers a range of technical assistance activities within several thematic areas towards achieving the key project objective of strengthening capacity to prevent and combat crimes that affect the environment on a regional, national and local basis. The GPCAE also raises awareness of such crimes among different stakeholders at the global and regional levels, including civil society, aiming to contribute to the reduction of demand for illegally exploited natural resources.

    Qualifications/special skills

    • An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in international relations, political science, law, business administration, economics or public administration or related field 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. A minimum of 4 years of experience in programme/project development, coordination, execution and implementation, at the international level, in wildlife, forestry, and other crimes that affect the environment is required. Experience working with the United Nations is required. Field experience in Sub Saharan Africa is required. Previous experience working with Government institutions within the Eastern African region is desirable. Experience and knowledge on UNODC’s mandate and approach related to crimes that affect the environment, corruption prevention, institutional strengthening, and criminal justice responses is desirable. Conversational Kiswahili desirable

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