In 2008, the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan decided to launch a comprehensive police reform process. The OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe 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 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 and the MIA respectively) agreed on signing a 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 the development of 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 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 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 a 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 the MIA and adopted by the Government of Tajikistan.
In 2020, the MIA plans to commission an overall assessment of Police Reform process in Tajikistan for 2013-2020 based on the main police reform strategic documents, completed towards its objectives and goals. Based on the assessment results, the MIA is expecting to obtain comprehensive analytical report on the results of implementation of Programme and its Action Plan for 2013-2020 and recommendations on the activities and projects which weren`t implemented in previous period, but should be included in the period of new Programme for 2021-2025.
The assessment aims at evaluating the responsiveness of the program towards Development Assistance Committee of the Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD/DAC) criteria including effectiveness, efficiency, impact, sustainability, challenges, obstacles and priorities for improvement of future planning. Further, the assessment will develop recommendations and cost estimates based on a thorough identification of possible shortcomings of the current strategy and action plan. These recommendations are supposed to serve as a basis for course corrections and planning of for the next stage of the police reform process. As a result, the assessment will serve as a key reference point determining the further way forward and practical steps to be taken in the police reform process.
An independent national expert/consultant, assisted by a national expert assigned from Government side, will conduct the overall assessment of the Police Reform in Tajikistan for 2013-2020. The process has been planned for 6 (six) weeks (June - July 2020) and will be based on the Memorandum of Understanding on Police Reform, the Police Reform Strategy for 2013-2020, and the Police Reform Program and Action Plan for 2014-2020.
The assessment aims at assessing past actions and propose future steps to be made towards the implementation of the Police Reform process in Tajikistan in 2013-2020 based on the Police Reform Strategy, Programme and Action plan.
|Tasks and Responsibilities|
Working closely with the OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe and the MIA (in particular with other national expert appointed by Government of RT) the expert/consultant will report to the Head of Politico-Military Department, Adviser of Counter Terrorism and Police Issues, National Police Assistance Officer and National Liaison Officer of OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe and coordinate with the Head of Police Reform Steering Group, and be responsible for the following:
Duration of assignment for the national expert:
8 June - 31 July 2020.
|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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