Within South Eastern Europe the impact of uncontrolled proliferation and possession of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW), ammunition and explosives continues to constitute a major threat to public safety, as well as social, and economic development. Poorly controlled and illegal SALW contribute to the continued proliferation of armed violence in the public and private domain as well as to criminal elements and instability, by acting as the enablers of violence and insecurity. The use of trained service dogs (K-9) as an additional technique for detection of SALW and explosives could be optimised throughout the region in order to serve as an effective support towards the activities of prevention and suppression. The OSCE Mission in Kosovo (Mission) / Police Development and Monitoring Section (PDMS) in co-ordination with Conflict Prevention Centre / Forum for Security Cooperation Support Section Support Section (OSCE FSC SS) developed the ExB project titled “Support to the strengthening of the Canine (K-9) capacity of the police services to detect and confiscate SALW, ammunition and explosives” aimed at supporting and improving the detection capability of Kosovo Police (KP).Unit that once combined with other investigative methods could significantly improve the investigative capabilities to tackle the proliferation and possession of SALW, ammunition and explosives throughout the region.
The project is contributing to the implementation of the SALW Roadmap adopted after the EU-Western Balkans (WB) Summit, held in London on 10 July 2018, where the leaders from the WB and like-minded European partners pledged to strengthen their security co-operation with the WB counterparts. The SALW Roadmap is a guiding and consensual document developed and owned by the regional institutions, in an effort to achieve a sustainable solution to the illegal possession, misuse and trafficking of SALW/firearms, and its ammunition, in the WB.
The project foresees various activities designed to enhance the existing K-9 capability of Kosovo Police and its direct contribution towards prevention, suppression and investigation of SALW, ammunition, and explosives misuse and trafficking in the WB. In order to ensure the objectives are met, a Comprehensive Needs Assessment will be conducted by an international and a local consultant.
The objective of this activity, which will be delivered by a local expert hired by the OSCE Mission in coordination with an international expert, is to review the current situation in relation to legal, procedural, organizational, operational, and infrastructural capacities of the K-9 police unit. In particular the local consultant, in coordination with an international consultant, will assess the existing budget allocations of police for maintenance of their K-9 capability, and develop appropriate proposals/projections of budget requirements for further incremental development and sustainment of this capability
Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Project Team, the local expert shall:
Remuneration will depend on the qualifications and experience of individual experts as well as the detailed work plan to be agreed upon and will be based on the current OSCE consultancy rates.
How To Apply
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