Postuler

Réf.
2020/DRCFTCZCPS/6039

Type d'offre
Experts

Type de contrat
Contrat de prestation de services

Conditions de l'offre
Part-time

Secteurs d'activité
Menaces globales et criminalité organisée

Date limite de candidature
01/03/2021 16:05

Durée de la mission
Long terme

Contrat
Indépendant / Entrepreneur Individuel

Durée
30 mois

Description de la mission

General objective of the mission

Under the supervision of the Regional Coordinator, the Deputy Regional Coordinator for the Caribbean provides his/her support for the overall implementation of activities and initiatives undertaken in the partner countries in the Caribbean region.

The Regional Coordinator is free to decide a repartition of roles and request his/her Deputy to be in charge of a specific area, be it geographic or thematic.

The Regional Coordinator remains the official entry point for any matter related to the Caribbean.

Specific objectives of the mission

  • Provide inputs, advices and updates on the specific national and regional contexts in the area: actors, stakeholders, challenges, ports of interests, maritime and organised crime news…
  • Participate to the definition of the action plan for the Caribbean
  • Participate to the implementation of the action plan in the Caribbean
  • Implement the monitoring and evaluation policy for the region (collection of data)

Description of tasks to be assigned

  •  Partnerships
    • Support the identification of local stakeholders (agencies, ports, ministries, regional actors…) and develop relations with them
    • Participate to the development of relations with other international projects and initiatives in the area
    • Participate in matter-related events (conferences, webinars...) in the region to ensure visibility of the project
    • Participate to meetings with European Union Delegations and EU Member States Embassies
  • Strategy
    • Participate to the development of a thorough understanding of the challenges/threats in the area and share it
    • Provide strategic inputs to the Regional coordinator
    • Ensure dissemination of relevant information and difficulties (top-down and bottom-up) to the Regional coordinator for Africa
    • Participate, under the leadership of the regional coordinator for the Caribbean, to the elaboration of the work plan for the countries in the Caribbean
    • Participate to the identification of transregional activities
    • Participate to the relevant project’s governance bodies
  • Implementation of activities
    • Prepare the Terms of reference of identified project’s activities, follow-up on the implementation and draft the mission report
    • Participate to the identification of short term expertise (terms of reference)
    • Participate to the activities and definition of training materials
    • Responsible for collecting data to feed into monitoring and evaluation tools
    • Contribute to drafting official reports
    • Contribute to the preparation of the different internal meetings
    • Any other tasks identified by the Regional Coordinator for the Caribbean

Deliverables to be drafted

      • Monthly report
      • Terms of reference of activities
      • Terms of reference for short term expertise
      • Activities/mission reports
      • Documents requested for the Committees and official meetings

Description du projet ou contexte

The project “Seaport Cooperation (SEACOP V)) financed by the European Union (DEVCO) under the Instrument contributing to Peace and Stability, will be implemented by a Consortium led by Expertise France (EF).  The project aims to contribute to the fight against maritime illicit trade and associated criminal networks in the targeted countries and regions in Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa, consistent with human rights. 

The traffic of illicit goods is a growing and international phenomenon which has a devastating impact on social and economic development as well as public health. Its development can rely, among others, on the increasing use of maritime routes and containerisation for the international trade in the context of globalisation and, as a consequence, the difficulty faced by the relevant authorities in ports to control a growing volume of goods.  Traffic of illicit goods are orchestrated by transnational criminal groups operating across different continents which are often also involved in other criminal activities (ex: kidnapping, terrorism, money laundering…). Therefore, the maritime illicit trade is not an isolated element, it must be understood and dealt with taking into account the criminal environment evoked supra. This is key to ensure an efficient fight against it.

The Transatlantic route is one the most important, in particular for drug trafficking, coming from Latin America through the Caribbean and Western Africa into Europe as the main final destination. As criminal networks constantly adapt their methods and resources, it is important to target all geographic areas at the same time not allowing a safe place for the criminal who could transfer their activities to a place less controlled. This is the reason why SEACOP covers all three areas of Latin America, Caribbean and Western Africa, in close relationship with European authorities in charge of external borders. Though the former editions of SEACOP only focused on cocaine, this fifth edition will broaden the scope so as to cover all illicit trafficking, focussing on the shared need for information and intelligence sharing.

The overall objective of SEACOP V is to support the fight against maritime illicit trafficking and associated criminal networks in the targeted countries and regions in order to alleviate the negative impact of illicit trafficking in terms of public health and economic stability.

Two results will be sought:

  1. The creation and empowerment of national joint maritime control units (JMCUs) and maritime intelligence units (MIUs) in order to develop the inter-administration approach to the fight against illegal trafficking and ultimately prevent and disrupt illegal traffic.
  2. The set-up of an intraregional and trans-Atlantic intelligence and cooperation network to favour exchange of information, good practices and situation analysis (especially concerning cocaine trafficking) as well as to ensure a fertile ground for joint operations.

Profil souhaité

Education / Qualifications

  • University degree (BA or MA) in law enforcement, maritime security, criminal organisations or related matter;
  • Fluent in spoken and written French and English (C1 expected)
  • Requested highest demonstrable professional skills on:
    • Inter-cultural communication
    • Team spirit / work
    • Methodological skills

 

Professional experience

  • A minimum of ten (10) years of working experience in domains related to fighting maritime organised crime, in particular illicit traffics
  • Proven experience in multinational law enforcement operatives, multiagency cooperation or or with law enforcement agencies
  • Experience of capacity building activities
  • Experience of cooperation project management would be an asset.
  • Knowledge of maritime security issues would be an asset

 

Selection criteria

Selection criteria for the shortlist (/100 points)

 

Relevance of academic training / studies

5 points

Experience of at least 10 years in fighting organised crime and drug trafficking

20 points

Experience in national or multinational law enforcement, multi-agency cooperation

 

10 points

Experience in capacity building activities

10 points

Knowledge of maritime security issues

10 points

English and French C1

15 points

Proven working experience, ideally in, or with the region

 

15 points

Experience of cooperation project

5 points

Knowledge or experience with the EU

10 points

 

Selection criteria during the oral interview with the 3 persons selected on the shortlist (/100 points)

Understanding of the mission, the project and the context

Oral communication skills in French and English

Ability to convince

Interpersonal skills

Demonstration of team spirit

Competence for analysis, synthesis and organization

25 points

15 points

10 points

20 points

15 points

15 points

 

Informations complémentaires

  • Period of implementation: 30 months from March 2021
  • Consultancy contract with Expertise France
  • Full time
  • Place of duty: Ste Lucia or another country in the Carribbean zone (tbd) ; frequent missions in the area and in Paris (Expertise France HQ) and in Belgium (EU HQ)

Critères de sélection des candidatures

Le processus de sélection des candidats s'opérera selon le(s) critère(s) suivant(s) :

  • Compréhension linguistiques attendues du candidat
  • Compréhension par le candidat du rôle de la mission au sein du projet de coopération
  • Connaissances du candidat du contexte local (pays ou région d’intervention)
  • Formation/compétences/expériences du candidat

Date limite de candidature : 01/03/2021 16:05

Expertise France est l’agence publique de conception et de mise en œuvre de projets internationaux de coopération technique. L’agence intervient autour de quatre axes prioritaires :

  • gouvernance démocratique, économique et financière ;
  • paix, stabilité et sécurité ;
  • climat, agriculture et développement durable ;
  • santé et développement humain.

Dans ces domaines, Expertise France assure des missions d’ingénierie et de mise en œuvre de projets de renforcement des capacités, mobilise de l’expertise technique et joue un rôle d’ensemblier de projets faisant intervenir de l’expertise publique et des savoir-faire privés.

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