The OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe (POiD) is seeking an experienced National Expert on implementation of the “Community Policing” (Cooperation of police with citizens) concept and informative seminars for police officers and members of civil society within the framework of this concept.
Police-community partnership: philosophy or organizational strategy that implies mutual cooperation between police and the community for more effective combat crime, fear for security, physical or mental harm and the breakdown of good neighborly relations, with the aim of improving the quality of life for all.
With the support of this strategy, the police and the public can jointly determine the most effective tools and methods for improving police work, find timely solutions to problems linked to crime prevention and those that destabilize the social situation and provoke conflicts at the local, regional and national levels. Involving the public in cooperation with law enforcement helps to enhance the effectiveness of the work of the internal affairs bodies. With the help of citizens' participation in ensuring public order, it will be possible to reduce the crime rate in the country and increase the number of crimes solved. The solution to this problem may be to unite the efforts of state authorities, local government, public and human rights organizations in ensuring public order and public safety.
In order to implement the concept of Community Policing, the OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe, together with the Drug Control Department (INL) of the US Embassy in Tajikistan and the Ministry of Internal Affairs developed a joint program. According to the developed program, the OSCE took responsibility for support of organization of interaction between civil society and police at the republican and regional levels. The organization of police interaction with the population at the district and jamoat levels was supposed to be supported by the Drug Control Department (INL) of the US Embassy in Tajikistan.
This program is reflected in the Strategy and Program of Police Reform of Tajikistan for the period up to 2020, and during the implementation of this Program, 7 public councils for promoting civil society in police reform (PC) and 37 public councils for promoting civil society in the protection of public order (OSOP) were created.
Every year, OSCE experts conduct trainings and seminars for all members of the PC to raise the level of knowledge in the field of police reform and its interaction with the population. Twice in recent years, study tours were organized to study the experience of implementing the concept of "Community Policy", where three national round tables were held with the participation of all members of the PCs on the topic "Increasing the potential of interaction between the police and civil society."
In 2020, with the support of the Office and the international organization "Saferworld", the Ministry of Internal Affairs prepared the "Guidelines for Police Interaction with the Public", which became a set of rules and regulations that define the basic principles of police interaction with the public to achieve their common goals. The seminars and trainings were held with police officers and members of public councils in the course of 2020. This came in line with recommendations of the National conference on Police and Civil Society relations to conduct trainings and seminars with personnel of the internal affairs bodies and layers of civil society, including members of public councils. Taking into account the draft Police Reform Program for the period 2021-2025, the Office will support the efforts of the Ministry of Internal Affairs to implement the concept of "Community Policing" (Interaction between the police and the public) and conduct informative seminars for police officers and members of civil society within the framework of this concept.
In the course of implementing the "Community Policing" concept, training and seminar programs will be developed to increase legal literacy and awareness of employees of various police services, as well as representatives of civil society (human rights defenders, media representatives, members of the PCs and OSOPs, etc.).
Trainings and seminars will be held with the personnel of the internal affairs bodies and the representatives of civil society, including members of public councils, to increase their legal literacy and awareness of the interaction between the police and civil society.
National experts/consultants will be involved after the request of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for assistance in organizing trainings and seminars with all personnel of the internal affairs bodies and representatives of civil society, including members of public councils, to increase their legal literacy and knowledge of main principles of the interaction of the police and civil society.
|Tasks and Responsibilities
In close co-operation with the OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe and the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the National Expert will report to the Head of the Political-Military Department of the OSCE POiD, coordinate with the National Liaison Officer of the OSCE POiD, and will be responsible for the following tasks:
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.
Consultancy period: April – November 2021
Location: Dushanbe and other regions of the Republic of Tajikistan
|How To Apply
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