International consultant to deliver “Specialized training on domestic violence with focus on interviewing skills
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Issued by: OSCE Mission in Kosovo
Vacancy number: VNKOSC02207
Vacancy type: Experts/Consultants
Number of posts: 1
Duty station: Prishtine / Pristina
Date of issue: 11 September 2019
Deadline for application: 22 September 2019 - 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
Date of entry on duty: 25 October 2019
In recent years, the Department for Security and Public Safety (DSPS) of the OSCE Mission in Kosovo (OSCE Mission) has been proactively participating in the development of the security and public safety sector in Kosovo. In order to facilitate the sustainability of progress made by the Kosovo Police (KP) and other law enforcement agencies the Serious and Organized Crime Section (SOCS) will continue to support the implementation of activities envisioned in the Kosovo Police Strategic Development Plan 2016-2020, Kosovo Strategy and action plan against organized crime 2018 – 2022 and other strategic documents related to domestic violence.
The beneficiaries of this project will have the possibility to improve capacities and their expertise through different trainings and activities which will be based on best practices of European countries. The activities planned in this project will focus on areas related to effective tackling of terrorism, corruption, trafficking of human beings, drugs trafficking, domestic violence, serious and organized crime and transnational threats and improvement of co-operation at the international level by Kosovo Police. All activities will be developed and implemented in close co-operation and co-ordination with, inter alia, Kosovo Police staff as well as of other law enforcement agencies.
To ensure the objectives of the project, the SOCS from 18 to 22 November 2019, 20 Kosovo Police officers will complete a total of 5 days specialized training on domestic violence with particular focus on interviewing skills.
The objective of this activity, which will be delivered by an international expert hired by the OSCE Mission, is to acquaint the participants with best practices and increase their skills on how to effectively use interviewing techniques to ensure cases of domestic violence are solved and victims’ rights are protected.
The training will cover:
- Relevant human rights provisions related to domestic violence
- Legislation on domestic violence
- International practices on dealing with domestic violence
- Victim Interviewing techniques
- Vulnerable victims
- Child interviewing skills and related legal considerations
- Offender interviewing techniques
- Witnesses interviewing techniques
- Advanced Communication Technics on Police Interview of DV cases
- Understanding Victim Reluctance to Cooperate in DV investigation
- Motivational Interview Technics in the context of Police Interview
- Understanding Vulnerability of the Victims od DV
The objective of this activity is to provide twenty (20) specifically selected police investigators from Kosovo Police with specialised training on issues related to domestic violence acquaint the participants with best practices and increase their skills on how to effectively use interviewing techniques to ensure cases of domestic violence are solved and victims’ rights are protected.
The duration of consultancy is six (6) working days between 25 October and 25 November 2019.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Project Manager, the international expert shall:
Draft the training methodology and materials in consultation with SOCS and deliver final training agenda, video presentations, PowerPoint presentations, practical exercises and case studies, a pre course evaluation test and a training evaluation questionnaire satisfactorily incorporating the SOCS comments and submit in electronic form/as agreed with the Project Manager Conduct five (5) days of Specialised training on domestic violence focusing on interviewing skills for twenty (20) police officers and assist participants on how to deal cope with the challenges faced Provide advice on the sustainability of the specialized training programme in the relevant area to the SOCS Produce the final consultancy report and recommendations for further action.
- By 30 October 2019 submit the final training plan satisfactorily incorporating the SOCS comments, if applicable, to the Project Manager in electronic form
- By 05 November 2019 prepare the final training agenda, presentations, exercises, case studies and training evaluation questionnaire satisfactorily incorporating the SOCS comments and submit in electronic form/as agreed with the Project Manager
- From 18 to 22 November 2019 deliver five (5) days specialised training on domestic violence focusing on interviewing skills. The training will last from 9am until 4pm each day
- By 25 November 2019 submit to the Project Manager the final consultancy report including assessment of the participants, the effectiveness of the training materials/methodology, recommendations for further action and the sustainability of the specialized training programme in the relevant area, etc.
- Final training plan, agenda, presentations, exercises, case studies and training evaluation questionnaire incorporating the SOCS comments submitted on time, in the agreed form and of satisfactory quality to the Project Manager
- Training delivered as scheduled/planned in a requested format and of satisfactory quality as requested/instructed by the Project Manager
- Positive feedback from the training participants (training evaluation questionnaire)
- The completed pre course evaluation test and the training evaluation questionnaire
- The final consultancy report is submitted on time and is of satisfactory quality as requested/instructed by the Project Manager.
- University degree in Criminology, Sociology, Psychology or other similar qualification relevant to the topic
- Graduated from a police academy or police college
- Minimum five (5) years of relevant professional experience as an interviewer and working on domestic violence.At least five (5) years of training experience for law enforcement personnel
- Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and e-mail
- Professional fluency in English
- Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a team member, with without any cultural, religious or gender bias
- Flexibility, adaptability and the ability to work under pressure and with limited time frames.
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 yourqualifications 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.