Please note that this is a consultancy assignment of 20 working days duration within the period September to October 2017. The consultant will work from home with travel to Ukraine.
Note: A contract will be signed only after security clearance is obtained from the relevant Ukrainian authorities. The OSCE will submit the request for security clearance and inform the selected candidate about the outcome of the procedure.
In 2016, the OSCE Secretariat received a request from the State Border Guard Service (SBGS) of Ukraine, seeking the OSCE’s assistance to improve co-operation mechanisms and capacities to address cross border trafficking in weapons, ammunition and explosives (WAE). In July 2016, the OSCE Secretariat conducted a preliminary fact-finding mission to Ukraine, to clarify the details of the potential technical assistance initiative and held meetings with the other relevant national law enforcement agencies, which expressed their interest to become beneficiaries in a future potential project. As a follow up, the OSCE conducted a National Assessment Roundtable on 23 – 24 November in Ukraine, with the participation from: the State Border Guard Service (SBGS), National Police (NP) and the State Emergency Service (SES) of the Ministry of Interior (MoI), the Customs Service (CS) of the State Fiscal Service (SFS), and the National Security Service (NSS) of Ukraine. During the Roundtable, the participants outlined specific areas where technical assistance and institutional support was required and discussed the scope of the potential project.
In March 2017 the OSCE Secretariat held high-level meetings with representatives from all relevant Ukrainian institutions who agreed to participate in a comprehensive needs assessment. The purpose of the assessment is to provide a baseline for developing projects to target the identified gaps and needs so that the relevant agencies can improve capacities to address illicit trafficking in WAE. It will provide detailed information and quantify the specific needs of the various units responsible for combatting trafficking in WAE. The representatives of the OSCE Secretariat and Ukraine’s border security and management authorities will review the assessment results and elaborate work plans for their implementation through follow-up projects.
|Tasks and Responsibilities|
The OSCE Secretariat is seeking a consultant to evaluate and assess the capacity of the relevant Ukrainian authorities to address cross border illicit trafficking in weapons, ammunition and explosives. The expert will report to the Border Adviser, Transnational Threats Department/Border Security and Management Unit (TNTD/BSMU). More specifically, the selected consultant will be tasked with:
The consultant will be tasked with providing the following deliverables:
A report of all the assessments carried out, which contains seven chapters (one on each of the above tasks) with findings, gap analysis and recommendations for improvements in each case. In addition, there should be a description of available infrastructure and equipment for detecting WAE: findings, analysis of the state of art of the equipment and the efficiency of its use, and a) recommendation for improving efficiency of the use of the current equipment; and b) identification of new types of equipment required to enhance the detection of WAE, including the number of items necessary for the selected five border crossing points and the technical specification for each type, and c) estimated budget for the new equipment per type and item.
The assignment will consist of desk research, field visits to five border crossing points in Ukraine and interviews with national stakeholders in order to collect the necessary information for the report.
|Remuneration will depend on the selected consultant’s qualifications and experience and be in accordance with OSCE established rates.|
|How To Apply|
If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE's online application link found under http://www.osce.org/employment.
If you are not a national of a participating State, you must apply by submitting an offline application form which can be found under http://www.osce.org/employment/21.
The OSCE is committed to achieving a better balance of women and men within the Organization.
Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.