UN Project Consultancy Job in Lamu, Kenya

Posting Title: Lead Consultant to undertake coordination support for the project titled “Programme for Legal Empowerment and Aid Delivery, Phase II”

Department/Office: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Duty Station: KENYA
Posting Period: 20 March 2023 – 28 March 2023
Job Opening Number: 23-United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime-204854-Consultant
Staffing Exercise: N/A

Result of Service

The consultant will:

a) Provide ongoing written and oral reporting to the Head of the Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme and PLEAD Programme Manager:
b) Provide monthly written reports to the Head of the Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme and PLEAD Programme Manager detailing work undertaken within the month:

The final report is to be submitted within three (3) days prior to the end of the contract.

Work Location

Nairobi, Kenya and Other Counties

Expected duration

April – December 2023

Duties and Responsibilities

As the global guardian of the UN Standards and Norms in Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, UNODC is mandated to support Member States in upholding the Rule of Law, promoting crime prevention and effective, fair, humane and accountable criminal justice systems in line with the United Nations standards and norms on crime prevention and criminal justice and other relevant international legal instruments.

In line with this mandate, UNODC’s project titled “Programme for Legal Empowerment and Aid Delivery, Phase II and seeks to “Reinforce the rule of law, improve access to justice, increase efficiency and accountability in the justice system and use of technology as an enabler of justice” while addressing capacity needs and persistent bottlenecks affecting service delivery in the justice sector, advance digitalization to streamline the administration of justice and countering corruption to improve access to justice for all Kenyans, including those at risk of exclusion and marginalization.

The Project is designed to implement the following Outcomes of the EU Programme for Legal Aid and Empowerment in Kenya (PLEAD, Phase II).

Outcome 1: Enabling the criminal justice system to fight corruption more effectively.
Outcome 2: Improving administration and coordination of the justice sector
Outcome 3. Increasing the competence, quality, and efficiency of criminal justice institutions
Outcome 4. Enhancing access to legal aid, especially for individuals in vulnerable situations.

The project targets 19 focal counties namely Kisumu, Nairobi, Mombasa, Uasin Gishu and Nakuru, Wajir, Mandera, Lamu, Tana River, Marsabit, Isiolo, Garissa, Meru, Kericho, Kisii Bungoma, Kakamega, Migori and Narok.

Qualifications/special skills

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, international relations, criminal justice, human rights, political science, or criminology is required. A first level university degree in similar fields in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
    • A minimum five years of experience working in crime prevention and criminal justice, human rights and/or related fields is required.
    • Experience in planning and producing interactive training materials and tools is required.
    • Experience working with the United Nations, or a similar international organization, is desirable.
    • Experience in working with EU funded projects is desirable.
    • Experience working with criminal justice practitioners is desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

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