NKE 1: Organised crime assessments specialists–EP/0030/18–

Organization: The International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies
Closing date: 13 Apr 2018

Background information:
FIIAPP is a foundation of the State public sector whose activities, characterised by the absence of profit and the pursuit of the general interest, are framed in the field of international cooperation aimed at institutional modernisation, the reform of public administrations and the attainment of democratic governance.
FIIAPP is searching for short-term experts in several areas of DDR – Drug Demand Reduction (prevention, treatment, rehabilitation), and DSR – Drug Supply Reduction (criminal justice, including law-enforcement, prosecution and corrections).
The selected specialists will be part of a pool of experts conducting assessments, training, seminars and mentoring in designated countries within the geographical scope of the Project (Heroin routes), in order to assist beneficiary countries in the adaptation of their policies, legislation, mechanisms and practices to the best international standards in preventing and combating drug-related organized crime.

Information about the project:
The Project ‘EU Action against Drugs and Organized Crime (EU-ACT)’ is funded by the European Union Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace, and it is managed by the International Foundation of Administration and Public Policies (FIIAPP) from Madrid, Spain.
EU-ACT tackles both drug demand and drug supply reduction. It assists beneficiary countries in preventing consumption, as well as addressing demand-reduction policies and practices, in addition to reinforcing the due process-compliant capacities to better address drug-related organized crime, building meaningful trust and networking amongst countries and relevant institutions that will enable them to cooperate (trans-) regionally while ensuring compliance with human rights and the rule of law.
The duration of the Project is four years (from January 2017 to December 2020) and its geographical scope includes selected countries along the ‘Heroin Route‘ from and to Afghanistan, in the regions of South and Central Asia, Eastern Europe, South Caucasus and East Africa.
Project permanent staff includes 7 Key Experts (1 Team Leader, 1 Project Deputy, 5 Regional Coordinators) and 5 Local Experts; and a Coordination Unit at FIIAPP HQ.
The Regional Coordinators are based in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), Kyiv (Ukraine), Tbilisi (Georgia), Islamabad (Pakistan), and Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania).

Selectionprocess of NKE 1 on Organised Crime Assessment specialists:**
The specialists will be part of a pool of experts conducting assessments in designated countries, in order to help prepare a detailed needs assessment of host relevant agencies. The assessment will aim to understand the ability of the relevant agencies of the host countries to:
a) exchange information, be it intra-service, inter-agency and internationally;
b) use of information exchange mechanisms;
c) utilise a variety of investigation techniques, including covert policing skills;
d) conduct analysis, and prepare risk / threat assessments;
e) conduct financial investigations and asset recovery;
f) conduct surveillance, both human and technical;
g) informant handling and undercover policing;
h) witness protection;
i) Use of i2 and iBase software (beginners, intermediate and advanced);
j) Covert intelligence gathering, including informant handling and undercover policing, but including external oversight;
k) Scene of crime analysis (basic and advanced);
l) Investigation techniques, including interview skills and collaboration with public authorities and civil society;
m) Open source / internet intelligence techniques;
n) Joint Investigation Teams and Controlled Deliveries;
o) Advanced search techniques;
p) Intelligence analysis techniques and products (Crime pattern analysis, Demographic/social trends analysis, Network analysis, Market profiles, Criminal business profiles, Risk analysis, Target profile analysis, Operational intelligence assessment, Results analysis);
q) Intelligence Management Modelling, including crime prevention and the Tasking and Coordination process;
r) Data protection including the review, retention and disposal of data;
s) Criminal case management, including evidence handling and case preparation;
t) Use of analysis and forensics in a judicial context;
u) Strategic analysis training in the context of law enforcement operational activity;
The experts will conduct semi-structured interviews and research with the potential beneficiary agencies, resulting in a detailed report regarding the existing capabilities, and identifying a prioritised list of needs and its rational, which will form the basis of the Project’s future planning of activities.In conjunction with the Project Team, the experts will identify specific activities that can be carried out in order to meet the prioritised list of needs previously identified in the host countries.

Location of work: the expert(s) will perform their work at home (preparation when necessary) and/or in some of EU-ACT priority countries (Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Tanzania, Pakistan and Ukraine).

Duration of the assignment: the time to be employed varies according to the specific needs of the mission. It is expected that assignments will last a maximum of 12 days per country, each expert.

Estimated Starting Date: From April 2018 on, depending on Project needs.

How to apply:

Please visit http://eu-act.info/en/job-offers for complete ToR.