The PCU project "Supporting the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine in preventing and combatting illicit trafficking of weapons, ammunition and explosives" is implemented in cooperation with the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine (MIA) and National Police of Ukraine (NPU). The project will contribute to the MIA in developing an effective, resilient, and sustainable system that addresses contemporary and forecasted concerns and challenges related to illicit trafficking in WAE in all its aspects. The project’s main objective is to support the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine in preventing and combatting illicit trafficking of weapons, ammunition and explosives (WAE) in all its aspects.
One of the methods that contributes to the preparation of the ground for effective WAE, prevent harm and encourage safe behaviour among the society is awareness-raising initiatives. Raising awareness of the risks associated with the legal and illegal possession, illicit proliferation and misuse of WAE is an important step towards putting effective controls in place. Awareness raising has three main components: risk education, public information and advocacy. The “Needs Assessment” and technical consultations carried out in 2018-2019 between the OSCE Secretariat and the MIA revealed gaps in Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) awareness raising and limited efforts made in risk education, public information and advocacy.
Thus, within the project’s activities, it is planned to prepare and conduct two training sessions on public opinion and perception surveys, and public awareness campaigns for MIA and NPU personnel. The training sessions will contribute to strengthening capacities of national partners to develop and conduct public awareness and communication campaigns on risks related to illegal possession, misuse and trafficking in WAE.
Please note that this is a consultancy assignment of a temporary nature. The expert will be required to work from home with the ability to travel if necessary.
The selected expert is expected to work in close co-operation with the project staff of the OSCE PCU. Expert will be responsible for performing the following tasks:
• To analyse findings of needs assessment report in regards to capacity of national partners to build awareness of illegal possession, misuse and trafficking in weapons, ammunition and explosives in Ukraine.
• To provide (including based on the needs assessment findings) expertise, consultancy, advisory and other related inputs in the area of public opinion and perception surveys and public awareness campaigns planning; in the area of awareness raising techniques that could be targeted to specific areas as well as pursued country-wide.
• To overview and analyse media environment in regards to the topic of illegal possession, misuse and trafficking in WAE.
• To conduct consultations with national partners/international authorities and stakeholders in order to prepare the relevant training sessions content.
• To develop and approve plans, deliver training sessions designated to public opinion and perception surveys and public awareness campaigns.
• To develop and deliver all training related knowledge products (curriculum, presentations, manuals, etc.), ensuring gender component is integrated into the training materials.
• To act as facilitator and guide during the training session, as well as contribute actively to the exchange of views and practical experiences with participants.
• To develop and conduct pre- and after training evaluation.
• Ad hoc and final reports development and delivery, including outcomes and recommendations.
• Other duties that might arise in connection with the above.
• University degree, preferably in Journalism, Sociology, Law or other relevant field;
• A minimum of 5 years of experience in the field of media, analytical research, public opinion and perception surveys; experience in training elaboration and delivery;
• Experience in planning and developing public awareness and informational campaigns, building communications strategies;
• Knowledge of and/or previous experience of working with the Ukrainian law-enforcement agencies will be an advantage;
• Knowledge of the WAE and SALW topics will be an advantage;
• Understanding of Ukrainian media field specifics and its trends;
• Analytical, research, reporting, communication and presentation skills;
• Professional fluency in Ukrainian, knowledge of English would be an advantage;
• Computer literate;
• Flexibility and ability to work within limited time frames.
According to the PCU consultancy fees guidelines.
This position is for residents of Ukraine only. We strongly encourage applicants to use the online application system at https://jobs.osce.org; the Vacancy Number is VNUKRC00665. The deadline for applications is 16 May 2021. If you have difficulties with the online system, please use the Internet Explorer to find the vacancy or you may use the OSCE's off-line Application Form available at https://jobs.osce.org/uk/resources/document/anketa-na-vakansiyu; you should complete the Application Form and send it via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating the title of the position on the Application Form and in the cover message subject. Applications received after the published deadline will not be considered. Due to the high volume of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Details of the assignment and contract may be further discussed during the interviews.
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