Senior Rule of Law Specialist and Criminal Justice Coordinator
UN Office on Drugs and Crime
6d ago
source : ReliefWeb

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Country Office for Pakistan (COPAK) is tasked with assisting Pakistan through its recently developed Country Programme (CP) II, 2016-

19 with a focus on illicit trafficking and border management, criminal justice and drug demand reduction and HIV / AIDS. As part of the CP II, there is significant strategic planning and coordination required with the Government to implement its Criminal Justice Programme (Sub-Programme II).


COPAK requires the services of a Rule of Law and Criminal Justice Coordinator possessing expertise in Pakistan in the areas that include criminal justice and legal reforms.

The purpose of the assignment is to advise and support UNODC and the relevant stakeholders in building consensus for the endorsement of the developed Rule of Law (RoL) Roadmap in Sindh, operationalization of the Roadmap, ensure political buy in and access on the anti-

corruption component, advise and support the UNODC Adviser Criminal Justice on new areas of interventions under SPII portfolio and the strategic positioning of UNODC with the Pakistani counterparts and international actors.

The Coordinator will provide input through specific deliverables and periodic written briefs and / or advisory notes and through briefing meetings in periodic visits to Islamabad.

The RoL CJ Coordinator will further advise the sub-programme Advisor of SPII on the needs of recipient departments, agencies and ministries, Law and Justice Commission of Pakistan and international commitments and on appropriate strategies for efficient programme delivery that will help position the UNODC office on the development agenda of the country.


The Coordinator will work closely with the UNODC Pakistan Criminal Justice Advisor, as well as other Programme Officers within SPII, he / she will undertake the following substantive duties and responsibilities :

  • Guide the work, review and provide comments on all the input provided by the SPII Programme officers in view of the Rule of Law Roadmap in Sindh;
  • Lead and contribute to key consultations and workshops with the relevant stakeholders;
  • Advise on strategic direction, policy recommendations, provide political advice and proposed courses of action for SPII;
  • Facilitate and participate in consultations with UNODC Government counterparts and development partners;
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of politico-social events and provide related advice;
  • Interpret information in support of UNODC programme development and analytical reports;
  • Contribute to the drafting and delivery of briefings to senior management and Government officials, as required;
  • Provide support in the areas of good governance and rule of law including juvenile justice, education for justice / anti-
  • corruption, prisons, policing, prosecution, reclamation and probation, transparency, accountability and integrity of the justice system;
  • Advise and review the implementation of the rule of law roadmap for Sindh;
  • Ensure the endorsement of ROL Roadmap of Sindh by the Government of Sindh
  • Engage and represent UNODC in the relevant events and resource mobilization activities;
  • Support and review the documentation of lessons learned and good practices including of success stories related to SPII work;
  • Contribute to the visibility of UNODC / SPII through different means including social media, verbal and written documents, communication with all the relevant stakeholders;
  • Ensure political buy in and access on the anti-corruption component
  • Position UNODC strategically with all the relevant stakeholders and international partners in view of scaling up its interventions in the areas of criminal justice and anti-corruption; and
  • Other related tasks assigned by the Advisor, Criminal Justice, SPII.
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