Local consultant on research and analysis (SSA)

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Background:

The OSCE Mission in Kosovo (the Mission) is implementing a comprehensive project on “Advancement of strategic and operational capacities and human rights compliance within security sector institutions”. This project mainly targets the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MoIA) and Kosovo law enforcement institutions, including the Kosovo Police (KP), Kosovo Police Inspectorate (PIK), Kosovo Correctional Service (KCS), Kosovo Probation Service (KPS), and Kosovo Forensic Agency (KAF). Activities of this project focus on enhancing their operational capacities and specialised skills to effectively respond to criminal behaviour. Specifically, the project foresees numerous specialised and advanced trainings, and workshops and support implementation of local strategies and associated action plans to improve operational effectiveness in tackling all forms of criminal activities, as well as develop and review sub-legal framework.

The project overall objective is to support the security sector institutions to advance their strategic and operational capacities, and human rights compliance within the police, forensics, police oversight, and correctional services. This will be covered through three specific objectives:

  1. Security sector institutions operate more effectively in areas of forensics, oversight mechanisms, re-integration and rehabilitation;
  2. Local law enforcement institutions are able to effectively identify, prevent and combat serious and organized crime;
  3. Law enforcement institutions and relevant oversight bodies improve their response to preventing, combating, and monitoring hate crimes, while institutional mechanisms efficiently address VERLT.

At the request of the Kosovo Police, the OSCE Mission in Kosovo will employ a consultant and facilitate a five-day training for 20 officers from the KP Internal Investigations Directorate on the use of research and analysis in the field of discipline/verification in order to identify deficiencies or areas where the professional level of investigators should be raised. The aim of this activity is to raise the professional capability of KP internal investigation officers in utilizing the research methods and analysis when producing annual and periodical reports in the field of discipline.  The expert’s expertise and experience should lie in the area of research and analysis. Through the specialized training, the expert will provide KP participants with advanced knowledge necessary on conducting proper research and conclusive analysis in the area of police discipline. 

Furthermore, the engaged consultant will enhance the participants’ skills in the discipline-related scenarios, applying research and analysis skills in practical situation and report writing skills-templates and guidelines for producing comprehensive and effective reports.

 

Objective of Assignment: 

Empowering KP internal investigation officers with the necessary skills to conduct thorough research, perform effective analysis, and contribute to raising the professional standards in discipline-related reporting.

Duration of Assignment:

The Consultant will be hired for 8 working days.

 

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Conducting pre-training evaluation in order to understand the prior knowledge of the KP internal investigation officers of the topics covered in the training, in order to adjust a course flow that would be appropriate for their level.
  • Developing the training methodology, agenda, and materials in consultation with the activity manager and deliver the agenda, presentation slides, and case studies prior to the training.
  • Delivering a five-day advanced training on research and analysis in the field of police discipline.  
  • Conducting post-training evaluation in order to determine whether the training was beneficial to the participants.
  • Producing final consultancy report with recommendations for further action by the OSCE Mission in Kosovo

Deliverables:

  • By 22 June 2024, submit the draft presentation, agenda and corresponding materials to the activity manager for review and comments;
    Performance indicator: Timely submission of the draft presentation, agenda and corresponding materials to the activity manager for review and comments.
  • By 01 July 2024, incorporate Project/Activity Manager’s comments in training agenda and material and submit the final version to activity manager for approval.
    Performance indicator: Timely submission of the final presentation, agenda and corresponding materials are to the activity manager for review and comments.
  • From 08-12 July, conduct a five-day training for 20 KP internal investigation officers.
    Performance indicator: The training for 20 participants delivered as scheduled, in the requested format and meeting the activity manager’s requirements.
  • Conduct and deliver the result of the final evaluation of the participants by the end of the activity.
    Performance indicator: The final evaluation conducted and results delivered to the activity manager at the end of the training.
  • By 30 July, deliver a final consultancy report to the PDMS Project Manager summarizing the observations during the training
    Performance indicator: The final evaluation conducted and results delivered to the activity manager at the end of the training. 

Necessary Qualifications:

  • A bachelor degree from a university of law, social sciences or police college;
  • Minimum five years of training experience in the area of research and analysis;
  • Proven experience in delivering training courses to law enforcement agencies and/or public institutions;
  • Previous professional experience in work with international organizations;
  • Knowledge of Kosovo context is an advantage;
  • Cultural sensitivity and sound professional judgment; 
  • Previous experience of working in a capacity-building role is an asset;
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a member of a team, with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds and different gender, cultural sensitivity and judgment.

Remuneration Package:

Remuneration will be based on the selected consultant’s/expert’s qualifications, experience, tasks, and deliverables for this position and in accordance with the OSCE established rates.

In order to apply for this position, you must complete the OSCE’s online application form, found under OSCE Careers – Jobs  are encouraged to use the online recruitment and only fully completed OSCE applications will be accepted. However, if you have technical difficulties with the system, you may use the offline application form found at Offline application form | OSCE Employment, and forward the completed form quoting the vacancy number by e-mail to: [email protected]. In line with your qualifications please indicate a preference for one or more fields of expertise listed above (while using the online application the field of expertise preference can be indicated in the cover letter part). Kindly note that applications received after the deadline, submitted in different formats than the OSCE Application Form or other languages than the English language would not be considered. The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious, ethnic, and social backgrounds to apply.

Additional Information
  • Issued by: OSCE Mission in Kosovo
  • Requisition ID: KOS000150
  • Contract Type: Special Service Agreement (SSA) / Consultant
  • Grade: No grade
  • Job Type: Consultant
  • Number of posts: one
  • Location: KOS – OSCE Mission in Kosovo, Vushtrri / Vucitrn
  • Issue Date: May 30, 2024
  • Closing Date: Jun 16, 2024
  • Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First-level university degree or equivalent)
  • Job Field: Civilian Police
  • Target Start Date: 22/06/2024

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