The OSCE 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 weapons, ammunition and explosives (WAE) in all its aspects. The project main objective is to support the MIA in preventing and combatting illicit trafficking of WAE in all its aspects.
In particular, within the project’s activities, it is planned to prepare and conduct: a) research and analysis of public opinion on illegal possession, misuse and trafficking in WAE, b) in-depth attitude study with focus group discussions on illegal possession, misuse and trafficking in WAE. These will help to get clear understanding of perceptions, needs and thinking within Ukraine society and focus groups on regulating and controlling the circulation and use of firearms and other WAE issues. Based on the findings of research and in-depth attitude study, public awareness and communication campaigns on legal regulations and risks related to illegal possession, misuse and trafficking in WAE and impact analysis to be planned and performed. Awareness-raising helps to prevent harm, encourage safe behaviour and prepare the ground for effective WAE controls. 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.
Please note that this is a consultancy assignment of a temporary nature. The consultant/s 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. Consultant 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 overview and analyse relevant legislation and media environment in regard of illegal possession, misuse and trafficking in WAE, and legislation on circulation of civilian firearms and ammunition;
• to analyse available public reports/researches/data on the topic of illicit trafficking, possession and misuse of WAE in Ukraine;
• to conduct relevant consultations (online and face-to-face) with national partners (MIA and NPU) and other stakeholders in order to prepare a basis for conducting research and analysis of public opinion on illegal possession, misuse and trafficking in WAE;
• to draft the detailed tasks (ToR) for conducting research and analysis of public opinion on illegal possession, misuse and trafficking in WAE, indicating: objectives; key points to be measured, researched and analysed; scope of services, main deliberates etc, including integration of gender component into it;
• to conduct relevant consultations with (MIA and NPU) and other stakeholders in order to prepare a basis for in-depth attitude study with focused group discussions on illegal possession, misuse and trafficking in WAE;
• to draft the detailed tasks (ToR) for in-depth attitude study with focused group discussions, including indicating objectives; key points to be measured; scope of services, main deliberates etc; developing a proposals to the study questionnaire; integration of a gender component into it;
• to provide consultancy and advisory to national partners in developing plans of relevant awareness rising and informational campaigns;
• to draft the detailed tasks (ToR) for the development and conducting the public awareness and communication campaigns on legal regulations and risks related to illegal possession, misuse and trafficking in WAE and impact analysis;
• other duties that might arise in connection with the above.
• University degree in social sciences, media, sociology, law or other related field;
• Minimum 5 years of experience in dealing with/being involved into preparation and conduction of sociological researches and analysis of public opinion, and/or in-depth attitude studies;
• Knowledge of the Ukrainian law-enforcement structure;
• Knowledge of the WAE and SALW topics will be an advantage;
• Experience in planning and developing public awareness and informational campaigns, and/or building communications strategies;
• Analytical, research, reporting, communication, documentation and presentation skills;
• Excellent knowledge of Ukrainian including excellent communication and drafting skills (English will 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 VNUKRC00666. 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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