In 2008, the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan decided to launch a comprehensive police reform for the benefit of the people of Tajikistan. The OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe (hereinafter referred to as “Office”) was requested by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan (hereinafter referred to as “MIA”) to facilitate the reforming process through provision of consultative assistance on the basis of its cross-dimensional approach to security.
As a follow-up to the request, the Office employed an OSCE Needs Assessment Mission to conduct a scrutinized research of the MIA’s status quo on policing and needs to be fulfilled for its improvement. The Needs Assessment Mission was carried out by OSCE officials mainly originating from the OSCE Secretariat. Upon completion of the needs assessment, the parties (OSCE respectively MIA) agreed on signing the Memorandum of Understanding in 2011 (hereinafter referred to as “MoU”) between the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan and the OSCE on police reform issues, and developing the Police Reform Strategy.
The MoU serves as a legal framework which clarifies the tasks and responsibilities for each party. One of the key responsibilities of the Office was to provide advisory and consultative assistance to the MIA and to engage the Civil Society Assistance Group in the process of development of the police reform strategy. The fundamental findings of the needs assessment served as a key reference in developing the Police Reform Strategy and were reflected in its first draft prepared by an OSCE international expert. Further, the Strategy was reviewed and revised by the Civil Society Advisory Group and the members of the Police Reform Steering Group, as well as by relevant Working Group, comprised of various representatives of law enforcement, civil society and Human Rights activists and other governmental bodies. The Police Reform Strategy was adopted in 2013 by Decree of the President of Tajikistan, and was meant to serve as a road map in outlining the strategic state policies in the field of community-based police development throughout 2013-2020. The implementation modalities of the Strategy were outlined both in the Police Reform Program and Action Plan for 2014-2020, which were approved by MIA and adopted by the Government of Tajikistan.
In 2018, the Office plans to commission an external feasibility assessment of the main police reform strategic documents, completed towards the objectives and goals of the police reform. Based on the assessment results, the Office is expecting to obtain recommendations and cost estimates, which will serve as a tool to track and streamline the progress in the police reform development. The purpose of the assessment is to develop recommendations and cost estimates based on a thorough identification of possible shortcomings. These recommendations are supposed to serve as a basis for course corrections. The assessment will serve as a key reference determining the further way forward and practical steps in the police reform process. An international expert, assisted by a national expert and a translator, will conduct the feasibility assessment of the Police Reform in Tajikistan. The process has been planned for 6 (six) weeks (July-August 2018) and will be based on the Memorandum of Understanding on Police Reform issues, the Police Reform Strategy for 2013-2020, and the Police Reform Program and Action Plan for 2014-2020.
The assessment aims at assessing each past, current and future action made towards implementation of the Police Reform, Police Reform Programme and Action plan, identification of challenges and obstacles, priorities and areas for improvement in the context of the police reform implementation, as well as lessons learnt.
|Tasks and Responsibilities
Working closely with the Office and the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the expert will report to the POiD Head of Political and Military Department and Counter Terrorism and Police Issues Adviser, and be responsible for the following:
• Final comprehensive report by the end of assignment.
|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.
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