Work Location Pretoria with travel to the Southern African Region Expected duration Proposed period : 1 July 15 December Actual work time : working days Duties and Responsibilities 1.
Background of the assignmentThe United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Regional Office for Southern Africa (ROSAF) implements a Regional Programme aimed at combating Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants.
This project is run under collaboration with the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Secretariat. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) supports Member States in domesticating the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, and the Protocol against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air, both protocols supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime.
Trafficking in persons and the smuggling of migrants are distinct crimes. The lines between the two may often be blurred though especially when they occur in mixed migration flows.
A person may start their journey as an asylum seeker, for example, before seeking the help of smugglers and then being exploited as a victim of trafficking, while in need of refugee protection.
According to the SADC regional statistical report (-), approximately 1, victims of TIP were officially reported to law enforcement agencies in the SADC region during the period - / 7.
It is believed that this is just a small proportion of cases of trafficking in persons as a number of cases are not identified and therefore, not reported.
This is largely because of the complex and hidden nature of the crime. There are also cases where victims are rescued but are not interested in cooperating with law enforcement for purposes of investigation and prosecution of the offence.
The SAMM project is implementing activities in all Southern African countries. UNODCs aspect on the entire project is focused on Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of migrants.
The scope of the UNODC activities are in all Southern African Countries and involves a number of administrative, research and technical activities.
There are many activities that require constant research for briefs, speeches and to also aid in programming. There are also many administrative components that require support given to the programming team.
2.Purpose of the assignmentThe purpose of the assignment is to assist with the implementation of activities to counter Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants in context of the UNODC ROSAF Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants Programme under the broader ambit of the SAMM project.
More concretely, the contractor will assist with the coordination and implementation of activities in English speaking Southern Africa, and will assist the Head of Programme with programme management activities, including the development of proposals, drafting of various reports and administrative tasks.
f)Provide support to administrative functions related to workplans and reporting on an ongoing basis within UNODC on the implementation status and delivery of programme activities.
For this post, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations Secretariat language is an advantage.
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