International Expert on identification and examination of newly developed drug types
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Issued by: OSCE Mission in Kosovo
Vacancy number: VNKOSC02117
Vacancy type: xperts/Consultants
Number of posts: 1
Duty station: Prishtine / Pristina
Date of issue: 5 February 2019
Deadline for application: 12 February 2019 - 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
Date of entry on duty: 20 February 2019
During first half of March 2019, the OSCE Mission in Kosovo (OMIK) Department for Security and Public Safety (DSPS), through its Serious and Organized Crime Section (SOCS) plans to implement a UB project activity “Specialized training on identification and examination of newly developed drug types”.
According to the European Monitoring Centre for Drug and Drug Abuse (EMCDDA) “Drug report, trends and developments 2018”, increasing trends in last years’ prevalence of abuse of newly designed drugs among young adults have been observed in a number of countries, in particular involving psychoactive substances such as: benzodiazepines, arylcyclohexylamines, cathinones (PVP, 4-CMC,3-CMC, 4-methyl-N,N-dimethylcathinone and 3-MMC), phenethylamines and synthetic cannabinoids (MDMB-CHMICA, AB-CHMINACA, UR-144, 5F-AKB48, AMB-FUBINACA), synthetic marijuana (K2, Spice), “Bath Salts” and other newly designed drugs.
With an aim to improve and strengthen the professional skills and capacity of the Directorate for Investigation of Trafficking with Narcotics, from 11 to 13 March 2019 in hotel Sirius in Prishtinë/Priština, SOCS will organize a three-day specialized training on identification and examination of newly developed drug types. This activity is in line with the Kosovo Strategy and Action Plan against organized crime 2018-2022,
The investigators representing Kosovo Police, participating in the training, will improve and strengthen their professional knowledge and key attributes required in identification and examination of the newly designed drugs, planning and conducting investigations against drug producers and drug traffickers.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Activity Manager, the international expert will provide the participants with his/her knowledge and expertise in the area of identification and examination of the newly designed drugs, planning and conducting investigations against drug producers and drug traffickers. Also, the expert will prepare interactive exercises including a specific case scenario (preferably with video footage) that will allow the audience to apply the techniques and methods for identification, examination of the newest drugs, planning and conducting investigations against illegal producers and traffickers.
The international expert will be responsible for the following:
- Develop the training methodology and training materials in consultation with the activity manager and deliver the agenda, presentation slides and case studies prior to the training;
- Deliver three-day advanced specialized training on identification and examination of newly developed drug types.
- Produce post-training evaluation report and recommendations for further action by OMiK.
- By 01 March 2019, to submit the training plan, agenda and corresponding training materials to the Activity Manager for approval and potential amendment
- By 10 March 2019, to finalize the training plan, agenda and corresponding training materials and submit them to the Activity Manager
- From 11 to 13 March 2019 to deliver a three-day training session to 20 participants
- By 25 March 2019, to submit the post-training evaluation report, including the assessment of the effectiveness of the training and recommendations for further action to OMiK.
- Final training plan, agenda, presentations, practical exercises, case studies and training evaluation questionnaire are submitted in time
- Training delivered as scheduled and planned in the requested format and meeting the requirements of the Activity Manager
- Positive feedback from the training participants (training evaluation questionnaire) is received
- Meaningful post-training evaluation report including the assessment of the effectiveness of the training and recommendations is submitted to the Activity Manager.
- A bachelor degree from Police Academy, Faculty of law or another public education institute in law enforcement
- Minimum of ten (10) years police experience
- Least of five (5) years of experience in the area of drug trafficking investigation
- Proven experience on delivering specialized training courses in the context of drug trafficking investigations
- Cultural sensitivity and sound professional judgment
- Previous experience of working in a capacity-building role
- Excellent spoken and written English language is essential
- 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 will depend on the qualifications and experience of individual experts as well as the detailed work plan to be agreed upon and will be based on the current OSCE consultancy rates.
How To Apply
In order to apply for this position you must complete the OSCE's online application form, found under https://jobs.osce.org/.Applicants 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 under https://jobs.osce.org/resources/document/offline-application-form and forward the completed form quoting the vacancy number by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org. In line with your qualifications please indicate preference to one or more field 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 in 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 socialbackgrounds to apply.