Maritime Law Enforcement Technical Coordinator at United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) January, 2023

Task description

Under the direct supervision of the Programme Coordinator (Indian Ocean West Region), the UN Volunteer expert will assist in the implementation of activities that are carried out under the Global Mari-time Crime Programme’s Indian Ocean West. In particular, duties will serve the regional maritime law enforcement pillar. The UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • As IOW Team MLE Technical Coordinator oversee, coordinate and monitor implementation of Port Security training blocks in Mozambique, Seychelles, Namibia, Kenya, Angola and Tanzania
  • Establishment and maintenance of coordination with other international and national entities seeking to provide training support to MLE agencies
  • As IOW Team MLE Technical Training Coordinator coordinate with the leadership of relevant MLE agencies, oversee and monitor qualifying all host nation MLE personnel on a regionally standardized list of essential skills in Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya, Mauritius, Seychelles, Comoros and Madagascar
  • Continue to identify training needs of the beneficiary country’s MLE agencies/units and review operational, logistics and maintenance practices and current condition of afloat assets
  • Develop a set of recommendations on parts for GMCP to acquire if funding becomes available and on possible improvements to Mauritius MLE maintenance practices, with particular focus on the capacity to calculate operations and maintenance costs and include them in national budgetary processes
  • Complete a virtual meeting with all other country mentors discuss and synchronize a plan for a way forward for future activities
  • Support coordination the IOW Team MLE by providing technical advice and coordination on work performed by IOW
  • Submit photos and written descriptions of capacity building activities for inclusion in pro-gramme visibility materials Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to:
  • Strengthen his/her knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark IVD).
  • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country.
  • Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities.
  • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.
  • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly arrived UN Volunteers.
  • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.

Required experience

  • 15 years of experience in maritime law enforcement is required.
  •  Experience of small boats training to police/defence forces in East and Southern Africa is required
  •  Experience policing in post conflict conditions is desirable
  •  Experience as a police/defence forces trainer is desirable
  •  Experience of training in an international environment is desirable
  •  Basic IT skills is desirable
  •  A broad understanding of the maritime situation in the Indian Ocean is desirable

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