NKE25: Financial Investigations

Organization: The International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies
Closing date: 30 Aug 2018

Information of 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.

Selection process of NKE 25 on Financial Investigation Expert(s):

The Expert(s) may be requested to assess skills and processes in order to identify barriers/opportunities for the Project to work on; to design tailored training and deliver associated presentations, conducting practical exercises and training, hosting seminars and conducting relevant mentoring to enhance financial investigation skills in the area of drugs and organized crime. The Expert(s) will introduce and promote modern methods and techniques for efficient financial investigations that respect the rule of law and human rights.

It is expected that, as a result of these activities, the abilities and skills of beneficiaries in one or more of the following areas will be established or enhanced:

  • Systematic financial investigations on each relevant drug trafficking case;
  • Efficient working relations between Financial Intelligence Units and Law Enforcement investigators (including prosecutors);
  • Role and responsibilities of the financial investigation officer;
  • Process for gathering and handling evidence in the context of a financial investigation;
  • Techniques for an efficient identification of criminal proceedings and recovery of criminal assets.

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 in order to further develop the skills and the preparation of investigators and prosecutors to face more complex financial investigations of drug-related organized crime.

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 5-20 working days, not including preparation time. The Expert(s) may be required to travel during part or the whole time to some/several of the mentioned regions.

As a result: depending on the precise nature of the mission to implement, the Expert(s) might be requested to deliver one or several of the following: (a) a needs-assessment report, that may include recommendations for changes in systems/procedures/regulations, or training proposals; (b) if training is recommended, a tailored curricula on the subject matter(s); (c) a one-week or two-week training schedule; (d) power-point presentations for each training session; (e) to deliver the corresponding training session in the designated countries; (f) to design and to conduct practical exercises on concrete cases of financial investigations, with workshop/training participants; and (g) 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 October 2018 on, depending on Project needs.

How to apply:

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