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19 May 2022

Transnational Organized Crime Specialist (IPSA11) at United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

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Job Description

Job Description

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
Tanzania has defined a range of development goals in the Tanzania Development Vision 2025 which include the creation of high-quality livelihoods; peace, stability and unity; good governance; a well-educated and learning society; and a competitive economy capable of sustainable growth and shared benefits but all of these development objectives may be undermined by serious and organized crime (SOC).

This role is part of a project financed by the FCDO and the European Union and managed by UNDP that seeks to address aspects of serious and organized crime (SOC). At the request of The Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar, the project will support the employment of a specialist law enforcement officer to assist in tackling complex international crimes operating through and from the islands. The focus will include narcotics, human trafficking, illicit wildlife trade and specific risks to children on the islands.

Duties and Responsibilities
The international expert will be expected to contribute to the following output:

Indicative Output: Enhanced functional capacity of the Zanzibar law enforcement agencies tackling transnational organized crime

Responsible for mentoring heads of appropriate agencies; managing and leading a team responsible for developing and progressing complex transnational serious organized crime investigations;
Investigations are undertaken in an extremely sensitive and closed environment; the work will be dynamic in identifying intelligence and evidential opportunities to progress investigations.
Lead and be responsible for developing and progressing investigations;
Through a variety of methods including traditional and technical evidential capture, the securing of international evidence (where appropriate) and case building through to a judicial outcome.
Perform the role of subject matter expert and senior investigating officer;
Assisting, advising, leading and managing complex investigations and projects to ensure that they are carried out thoroughly in accordance with policy and relevant Tanzanian legislation.
Assist in setting the direction for operational activity and assist in communicating proposed activity to staff and stakeholders.
Investigate serious and complex transnational organized crimes.
Against the highest risks and harm posed to Tanzanian communities in an ethical and lawful manner.
Set and monitor operational performance and ensure that all operations and projects align with strategic objectives, comply with relevant control strategies;
Create and oversee risk registers and report regularly to relevant stakeholders;
Manage change activity and communicate proposed changes to stakeholders;
Build good working relationships with both internal and external partners including other law enforcement agencies and the NPS;
Plan, prepare and carry out days of action to arrest subjects involved in serious and organized crime.
Institutional Arrangement

The TOCU expert will report directly to the Programme Specialist – Governance within UNDP. S/he will have a close working relationship with the designated Government SOC -Project Coordinator within the Director of Public Prosecution’s Office in Zanzibar.


Core competencies
Achieve Results: Level 3: Set and align challenging, achievable objectives for multiple projects, have lasting impact;

Think Innovatively: Level 3: Proactively mitigate potential risks, develop new ideas to solve complex problems;

Learn Continuously: Level 3: Create and act on opportunities to expand horizons, diversify experiences;

Adapt with Agility: Level 3: Proactively initiate and champion change, manage multiple competing demands;

Act with Determination: Level 3: Think beyond immediate task/barriers and take action to achieve greater results;

Engage and Partner: Level 3: Political savvy, navigate complex landscape, champion inter-agency collaboration;

Enable Diversity and Inclusion: Level 3: Appreciate benefits of diverse workforce and champion inclusivity.

Technical/ Cross Functional Competencies:

2030 Agenda: Peace Rule of Law, Security and Human Rights:

Access to Justice;
Rule of Law, Justice and Security;
Human Rights /HRBA Human Rights /HRBA.
Business Management: Partnerships Management:

Ability to build and maintain partnerships with wide networks of stakeholders, Governments, civil society and private sector partners, experts and others in line with UNDP strategy and policies.
2030 Agenda: Engagement &Effectiveness:

Effectiveness Capacities to enhance aid transparency.
Business Management: Monitoring

Ability to provide managers and key stakeholders with regular feedback on the consistency or discrepancy between planned and actual activities and programme performance and results.
2030 Agenda: Engagement &Effectiveness: Effectiveness Coordination

Aid Coordination.

Required Skills and Experience

Master’s Degree in in Security Studies, Public Administration relevant field.
Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field with two (2) additional years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of Master’s Degree.
Minimum 7 years (Master Degree) or 9 years (Bachelor Degree) in the investigation and management of serious and organized crime;
Understanding of the relevant Tanzanian legislation (including international law) affecting operational activity, and enforcement techniques, investigative strategies and intelligence gathering capabilities;
Proven experience of successfully leading a team to deliver against operational objectives and performance;
Proven law enforcement operational experience investigating transnational SOC;
Experience in effective operational decision making with accountability for decisions made;
Proven leadership of international police operational activity;
Substantial experience in managing investigations, plans and strategies, or financial strategies to maximize disruption outcomes;
Comprehensive understanding and application of appropriate law enforcement decision models;
Comprehensive understanding and application of SOC Case Decision Logs;
Completion of detailed risk assessments in support of operational activity;
Managed sensitive intelligence products and dissemination to relevant partners;
Understanding of the cyber landscape, emerging techniques and associated threats;
Senior police PIP2 or equivalent experience; PIP2 or equivalent supervisor or manager computer proficiency;
Strong drafting writing and communication skills;
Computer proficiency.
Language Requirements:

Excellent verbal and written command of English;
Knowledge of Kiswahili would be an added advantage


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Closing Date : 30th May, 2022.

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