Senior Police Technical Advisor, Barbados and The astern Caribbean

Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme

Country: Barbados

City: Bridgetown, Barbados

Office: UNDP Bridgetown, Barbados

Closing date: Friday, 28 August 2020

BBRSO110044: Senior Police Technical Advisor

Location : Barbados and The astern Caribbean, BARBADOS

Application Deadline : 28-Aug-20 (Midnight New York, USA)

Type of Contract : Individual Contract

Post Level : International Consultant

Languages Required : English

Starting Date : (date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 21-Sep-2020

Duration of Initial Contract : 1 year

Expected Duration of Assignment : 1 year

Background

ADMINISTRATION

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* PLEASE NOTE: The system allows the upload of one (1) document ONLY - if you are required to submit a Technical Proposal/Methodology, this document along with your CV/P11 and Offeror’s Letter, MUST be combined and uploaded as one.

NOTE: The Financial Proposal should not be uploaded to ‚UNDP Jobs‘**.

**Please email the password-protected Financial Proposal to procurement.bb@undp.org. The subject line of your email must contain the following: ‚BBRSO53548 Financial Proposal - Your Name‘

If the password for your Financial Proposal is required, it will be requested by the Procurement Unit.

Any request for clarification must be sent in writing to procurement.bb@undp.org within three (3) days of the publication of this notice, ensuring that the reference number above is included in the subject line. The UNDP Barbados & the OECS Procurement Unit will post the responses*** two (2) days later, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to: -

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** UNDP shall endeavour to provide such responses to clarifications in an expeditious manner, but any delay in such response shall not cause an obligation on the part of UNDP to extend the submission date of the Proposals, unless UNDP deems that such an extension is justified and necessary.

ADMISNITRATION

An assessment of youth, insecurity and juvenile justice systems, conducted by USAID Eastern and Southern Caribbean pointed at the lack of standardized data on crime and violence and their drivers. Raw data is available in different forms and at different stages of the criminal justice process due to the diversity of entities that generate security statistics, the absence of clear guidelines, and weak inter-institutional coordination and information sharing.

National consultations and assessments conducted by UNDP in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean point at four interrelated key problems:

Deficient evidence-based citizen security policies due to

Lack of reliable and comparable national and regional statistics,

Weak coordination at national, sub-regional and regional levels, and,

Weak institutional and Central Statistical Offices (CSOs) capacities. 4) The importance of up-to-date data inform prevention programme design, monitoring and evaluation.

The data gaps resulting from these challenges are further aggravated by different definitions of security concepts, non-standardized indicators and inconsistent use of information; dispersion of information and a multiplicity of information sources; sporadic initiatives in the area of information management; lack of unified technical criteria and permanent technical capacities within the national and regional ins

titutions; absence or lack of understanding of a preventive focus in information management; low citizen participation in discussions on citizen security; and absence of mechanisms and capacities to mainstream gender into the analysis and management of citizen security related information and public policies.

Based on this, UNDP Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean began working in the countries of the Eastern and Southern Caribbean (Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Grenada, Guyana, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Suriname) to improve institutional capacity for evidenced based decision making on youth crime and violence policy making and programming under the project, CariSECURE. CariSECURE - Strengthening Evidence Based Decision Making for Citizen Security in the Caribbean, is a component of USAID’s Youth Empowerment Services (YES) project and is made possible by the support the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the United Kingdom Foreign & Commonwealth Office and the technical assistance of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The goal of the CariSECURE project is to improve youth crime and violence policymaking and programming in the Southern and Eastern Caribbean through the use of quality, comparable and reliable national citizen security information. The project intents to achieve two components: 1) improving the quality, comparability and reliability of data and information and youth crime and violence; 2) and regional collaboration and networking on youth crime and violence strengthened. These components will be achieved by improving regional and national institutional capacity to collect, monitor, and analyses citizen security and apply it to decision-making and policy formulation at both levels.

The incumbent will assume the responsibilities of Senior Technical Police Advisor to aid the beneficiary country police forces on the transition to a digital platform adoption for the Police Records Management Information System (PRMIS) providing intelligence on needs, usability of the tools, senior level stakeholder management in the police forces and ministries helping to meet the expectations of and act as a bridge with police forces and ministries, provide strategic advice to the CariSECURE Team Leader and team serving as a technical expert providing inputs on key products required to meet CariSECURE project outputs. Additionally, the successful candidate is required to assist in the delivery of strong communication messaging and key interventions in advocacy of the project , and that opens doors in terms of partnerships, aiming to contribute to a strategy and framework for cooperation in Strengthening Evidence Based Decision Making for Citizen Security in the Caribbean.

The CariSECURE project represents a partnership between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), made possible by the support of the American People.

Duties and Responsibilities

Strategic Planning, Coordination and Implementation:

Provide leadership in law enforcement and formulation of best possible and alternative policy and programme options at national and regional levels.

Provide political guidance and advice for implementation and coordination with national level authorities and support the functioning of Inter-Ministerial Committees at the national level. Stimulate strategic thinking in the subject area, considering the needs of Government, local authorities, non-government and development partners as well as opportunities to develop national public policies. Promote the use of data and evidence at the national and regional levels to inform citizen security policy making and programming. Devise the methodology to implement strategies to enhance the pillars of Operating / Business Environment, Governance and Psychographics in close engagement and collaboration with National/Regional Heads of Agencies/Ministries Meetings overseeing Data Governance Protocols and CariSECURE Management Information System Adoption. Promote programmatic and operational innovation.

Representation and Coordination

Provide assistance to and facilitates meetings of civil society between the national and regional levels, governments and civil society representatives for development of capacity needs assessment, development of capacity building plan, training and technical assistance.

Communication

Ensure the substantive quality of all knowledge products, reports and services, and their effective integration and compatibility with other practice areas.

Contribute to the preparation of brochures, publications, press releases for dissemination.

Ensure that development results are communicated; conduct monitoring missions to inform reporting and updates.

Maximize communication between various counterparts, provide support to regional potential agreements and partnerships.

Support project development by identification of pivot organizations to generate information.

Tags business management change management citizen participation communities of practice criminal justice human development information management juvenile justice knowledge management knowledge products knowledge sharing law enforcement monitoring and evaluation needs assessment political science press releases procurement records management results based management social sciences

Facilitate discussion on change management pathways with stakeholders‘ groups; technical personnel in police institutions; middle-level managers and programme/policy analysts in police forces, judiciary, ministries, national observatories; and; decision-makers at the level of Director/Head of Unit, Permanent Secretary and Minister.

Partnership Building

Ensure roadmap to enhancement plans and strategic partnerships aimed at the development of better policies on Citizen Security.

Provide technical assistance strategy and programmatic support to dialogue on citizen security issues between civil society and government institutions through national dialogues and ensures the implementation of policy making capacity building initiatives.

Organize internal and external networks or communities of practice covering prominent experts in government, non-government, think tanks, private companies, international development organizations and the UN system.

Network and build dependable working relations with Government, UN and donor partners. credible

The Senior Police Technical Advisor role is available to Caribbean Nationals and will operate from Barbados or other Countries in the Eastern Caribbean, and will undertake field missions funded, facilitated by and coordinated with the office of UNDP Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, as required.

Competencies

Corporate Competencies:

Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards, as well as tact and diplomacy.

Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.

Knowledge Management and Learning:

Promotes a knowledge sharing and learning amongst colleagues and clients.

Leadership and Management:

Ability to lead strategic planning, results-based management and deliver reports.

Works towards client satisfaction.

Proven track record of delivering results under tight deadlines.

Senior level engagement and advising senior management and high-level Government officials.

Client-oriented way of managing.

Results Based Management

Ability to produce a strategy aimed at improved performance and demonstrable results.

Quality Assurance

Progress reporting systems so that delivery of the plans remains on track or can be rapidly adjusted and mitigated against ensuring quality requirements and goals are fulfilled.

Experience working in the Caribbean is highly desirable

Required Skills and Experience

Advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) in Law, Governance, Political Science, Social Sciences, International Development, Public Policy, Economics, Business Management other social sciences.

Advanced studies in citizen security, law enforcement, violence prevention, human development and/or indicators analysis and information management.

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.