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 (POiD) was requested by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan (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 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 (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 engaging Civil Society Assistance Group in the 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 by an OSCE international expert. Further, the Strategy was initially 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 members, 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 will serve as a road map in outlining the strategic state policies in furthering a community-based police development throughout 2013-2020. The implementation modalities of the Strategy are outlined both in the Police Reform Program and Action Plan for 2014-2020, which were developed by MIA and adopted by the Government of Tajikistan.
The ability of development partners to implement their project interventions is dependent on their access to donor funding. Access to these funds requires submission of proposals for consideration by the potential donors. Project results should be effectively communicated and shared through good reports. For sustainable and effective implementation of project interventions, it is essential that government bodies like Ministry of Internal Affairs have the capacity to design, write and deliver high quality project proposals and reports.
The Office will recruit one international expert for the period of 20 working days to conduct comprehensive practical training course on project development and proposal writing for the officers of Ministry of Internal Affairs. In addition to this hired expert will be responsible for practical assistance in drafting project proposals as well as for guiding MIA officers on the same subject. This course aims to equip participants with skills in writing and presenting effective and successful project proposals. The participants will also acquire skills in writing quality reports which can engage the audience.
The assignment aims at building capacity of MIA relevant departments to draft project proposals related to Police Reform issues and enabling fundraising towards implementation of the Police Reform, Police Reform Programme and Action plan with identification of challenges and obstacles, priorities and areas for improvement in the context of the police reform implementation, as well as lessons learned.
|Tasks and Responsibilities|
Working closely with the Office of National Coordinator on Police Reform from MIA, the International expert will report to the POiD Advisor on Counter Terrorism and Police Issues, National Police Assistance Officer and be responsible for the following:
|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|
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