In 2020 the Police Reform process in Tajikistan reaches its implementation timeframe in line with the country’s national strategy on police reform (2013-2020). The core purpose of this reform agenda is to shift the law enforcement bodies from a militarized concept of security into a civilian-oriented approach under three leading principles: accountability, congruence, and community focus. The OSCE is the main international partner with which the Government co-operates under a Memorandum of Understanding signed for by the parties on 8 April 2011. Towards the last quarter of 2018, the Political Military Department (PMD) plans to commission an external feasibility assessment of the main strategic documents of the police reform in order to identify any potential legal gaps requiring further corrective action. Nevertheless, in the PMD’s Police Reform portfolio, the operational areas in need of a clearer focus are: (1) a refreshed PMD engagement plan with the Public Councils in Tajikistan; (2) a Community Policing Action Plan towards 2020; (3) a Donor Relations Action Plan for the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan.
All these three components aim to strengthen the outreach capacities of the Ministry of Interior towards local communities but also the international community.
Community Policing The OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe (POiD) seeks to assist the host government through the provision of specific assistance in its police reform objectives, in furtherance of the goals of greater compliance with human rights standards and an enhanced capacity to fight organized crime and tackle the threat of terrorism. Acting in accordance with its international commitments, the Government of Tajikistan, through its Ministry of Internal Affairs, has expressed a desire to commence a comprehensive police reform process for the benefit of all citizens of Tajikistan. The reform is inspired by a future vision of policing in Tajikistan that consists of three guiding principles: accountability, congruence and community-centricity. These principles describe the core values and the government's projected goals in shaping the structure, organization and behavior of the Tajikistan Police. The OSCE Police Reform Needs Assessment identified as one of the major tasks to improve the relationship between the law enforcement bodies and the citizens. Development and promotion of Community policing approach is a strategic element of the implementation of the police reform programme, which would increase the citizens’ trust to the police, help to build partnerships between police and communities, as well as enhance police officers’ knowledge and skills on problem solving and conflict resolution.
Public Councils To implement the community policing concept, the OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe in cooperation with the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Bureau (INL) of the U.S. Embassy in Tajikistan and the Ministry of Internal Affairs developed a joint program. Responsibility for building relations and friendly interaction between civil society and police at national and regional levels has been taken up by the POiD, and the organization of interaction between police and population at district and jamoat levels was supported by the INL. This program is reflected in the Police Reform Strategy and Programme, which state that Public Councils for Civil Society Assistance to Police Reform will be created at the level of Ministry of Internal Affairs and Regional Police Departments.
Donor Coordination Mechanism Consultative assistance should be provided by the Office in accordance with the Police Reform Programme (Programme), which was developed by the Police Reform Management Working Group in 2013. The Programme includes separate and mutually complementary projects which will be implemented independently. The scope, duration, terms and budget of each project must be assessed by both Parties (MIA and the Office). The Programme implies extensive financial and strategic development in order to meet the overall police reform requirements. Donor Coordination Mechanism shall be created to oversee the contributions from all stakeholders in order to avoid duplication of efforts and achieve the police reform objectives. Each activity, project and other contributions shall be registered and recorded by the Working Group for the purpose of further use in the police reform process.
Brief description: In order to develop legal framework and practical mechanisms of promotion of all the three above mentioned directions, guiding documents should be developed on: 1) Community Policing Action Plan towards 2020; 2) Refreshed PMD engagement plan with the Public Councils in Tajikistan; 3) Donor Relations Action Plan for the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan. Thereby, it is envisaged to employ an international consultant/expert to develop structured and detailed practical documents that will serve as a guideline: - for the expansion and standard implementation of community policing approach across Tajikistan; - for the improvement of the work and increasing the visibility of regional and district Public Councils in order to interact more widely and effectively with local communities and law enforcement agencies; - for the enhancement of the coordination and cooperation skills of MIA representatives with Donor Community in order to attract additional funding for implementation of remaining activities of Police Reform Programme and its Action Plan.
|Tasks and Responsibilities|
Objective: • Provide analyses, guidance and set of recommendations in the form of Action plan for building community-centered police (law enforcement) structures and mechanisms of their cooperation and interaction with local communities; • Increase the practical knowledge of law enforcement officers in the area of community policing, including the basic principles of trust and confidence building; • Increase the MIA/Public Councils knowledge and skills to build partnerships between the communities and the police; • Build capacity of MIA’s relevant departments to communicate, liaise, cooperate and coordinate with Donor community which can enable fundraising towards implementation of the Police Reform, Police Reform Programme and Action plan For development of Community Policing Action Plan towards 2020: • Analyze documents and legislation of Tajikistan; practices, findings and applicable inputs of stakeholders of Tajikistan related to Community Policing approach; • Develop a draft needs assessment and Action plan on Community Policing to address all necessary issues and recommendations for promotion of Community Policing Concept in Tajikistan: Mechanisms and models for community policing; Engagement of civil society including women’s organizations in the reform process; Mechanisms for multiethnic civil society contributions to police reform; Information flow and coordination between representatives from various regions; Centralized coordination or guidance provided through regional structures; Practical mechanisms for communication and co-operation between multiethnic community policing teams on regional and district levels; Define training courses needed to implement the Community Policing approach in the country. • Upon development of a draft needs assessment, consultant/expert shall provide it to OSCE Counter Terrorism and Police Adviser in English language..
For development of Refreshed PMD engagement plan with the Public Councils in Tajikistan: • Review and analyse projects and activities of Public Councils, related to the implementation of the police reform in Tajikistan; • Field visits to regions in Tajikistan (if necessary); • Based on the findings, deliver a structured Action plan on the work of POiD PMD with the Public Councils in Tajikistan within clearly determined deadlines approved by the management of the Political Military Department, with relevant recommendations and cost estimates.
For development of Donor Relations Action Plan for the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan: • Conduct assessment on first hand needs and current priorities in implementation of Police Reform and recommendations; • Conduct an analysis of key players in the local fundraising market for the Police Reform Programme including a competitor analysis. Advise on potential synergies and possibilities for collaboration; • Provide MIA with recommendations on priority donors for the Police Reform Programme across a two year time frame including official institutional multilateral and bilateral donors, UN agencies, Local and International Trusts and Foundations and Corporates (locals and those based overseas); • On the basis of received and collected information from MIA and other stakeholders, facilitate the development of a detailed and structured two year Donor Relations Action Plan for the MIA Police Reform Programme; • Field visits to regions in Tajikistan (if necessary) to meet with Police Reform Programme stakeholders;
Expected Output/Deliverable: Development of structured and detailed practical documents that will serve as a guideline: - for the expansion and standard implementation of community policing approach across Tajikistan; - for the improvement of the work and increasing the visibility of regional and district Public Councils in order to interact more widely and effectively with local communities and law enforcement agencies; - for the enhancement of the coordination and cooperation skills of MIA representatives with Donor Community in order to attract additional funding for implementation of remaining activities of Police Reform Programme and its Action Plan.
|• University degree in security-related studies or equivalent; • At least 3 years of professional experience with the international institutions, preferably, in the area of security related issues; • Experience in drafting legal documents in the area of security and reforms related issues, democratic policing and community policing in post-war societies; • Experience in conducting needs assessments and researches in the area of security and reforms related issues, democratic policing and community policing; • Familiar with the OSCE community police approach; • Advanced knowledge in conflict resolution techniques applied to community police projects; • Excellent communication skills, both in oral and writing, experience in networking and managing a high number of contacts; • Demonstrated analytical skills as well as maturity of judgment; • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a member of a team and with colleagues throughout the OSCE with different cultural, religious and professional backgrounds as well as different gender, diverse political views and approaches to problems, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity; • Understanding of the specificity and sensitiveness of police reform activities in the fields of democratization, human rights, security, and rule of law in countries in transition; • Fluency in English;|
|The consultant will be remunerated commensurate with consultant’s experience and qualifications in accordance with OSCE established rates. Applicants should indicate whether they wish to be included in the OSCE Roster of Consultants for similar assignments.|
|How To Apply|
|All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply through the OSCE website, using the OSCE online application link, found under https://jobs.osce.org/. Offline applications along with cover letter and recommendations can be submitted by e-mail to POiD-Recruitment@osce.org quoting the vacancy number in the subject line. Please note that CVs and other applications submitted in different formats than the OSCE Application Form will not be reviewed.The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply to become a part of the organization.|