NKE 21: Practical Forensic Skills / Scene of Crime Examination experts–EP/0090/18–

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.
The pool of experts is valid until December 2020.

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 National Experts; and a Coordination unit in FIIAPP.
The Regional Coordinators are based in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), Kyiv (Ukraine), Tbilisi (Georgia), Islamabad (Pakistan), and Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania).

Selection process of NKE 21 on Practical Forensic Skills / Crime Scene Investigation:
The Project intends to support investigative skills of requesting relevant agencies in the five key countries where the Project is based. Among the basic investigative skills, at the crime scene, they investigators need to know to gather and preserve physical evidence, and document their activities through sketches and photos. Later in the laboratory, they examine what they or other law enforcement personnel have gathered. Using chemical and physical analysis, they try to reconstruct what happened. They follow strict standards and procedures so their work can pass muster in courts of law, where they can be called to testify about their findings and methods.
The Project plans to hire expert(s) who can design, tailor and implement training(s) to strengthen basic and advanced forensic skills, including for investigators and first responders at the crime scene and later for professionals working at a criminal justice laboratory. Prosecutors might join specific training parts.
At any stage of the implementation of these activities the experts will, in conjunction with the project team, identify specific activities that can be carried out to further strengthen the skills of law enforcement, prosecutors and relevant staff working in investigations and criminal justice laboratories.

Location of work: the expert(s) will perform their work at home (preparation when necessary) and/or in some of the countries in the regions of South and Central Asia, Eastern Europe, South Caucasus, and East Africa.

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 from 5-15 working days, not including preparation time. The expert(s) will be required to travel during part or the whole time to some/several of the mentioned regions.

As a result: (a) a proposed curricula on the subject matter, one basic and another advanced; (b) a one-week or two-week training schedule; (c) PowerPoint presentations for each training session; (d) to actually deliver the corresponding training sessions in the designated countries; and (e) final training report with assessment of the professional level of the attendees, their performance at the training, and recommendations for future trainings and/or next steps.

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.