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Consultancy to Map Out Existing Practices in Mombasa Related to Treatment as Alternatives to Conviction for PWUDs

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Job Description

Purpose of the assignment:

  1. The aim of this consultancy is to map out existing practices related to diverting people with drug use disorders in contact with the criminal justice system into drug treatment facilities as alternatives to conviction or punishment in Mombasa and environs; to document health and justice collaboration and outcomes in Mombasa and environs ; and as a deliverable, to write a Final Report on the Situational Analysis.
  2. The assessment will provide recommendations on how to best implement the objectives of the project as detailed in the National Action Plan.

Qualifications/special skills

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) in law, political science, public health, addiction medicine, mental health, social sciences, development studies or a related field is required.
  • A first-level university degree in similar fields in combination with two years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • Successful completion of both degree and non-degree trainings in diversion and promotion of alternatives to imprisonment is desirable.
  • A minimum of 5 years of working experience in the field of drug demand reduction/drug treatment and rehabilitation and/or criminal justice, including working experiences in Kenya is required.
  • A minimum of 5 years working experience in the field of Monitoring, Evaluation and Research with quantitative and qualitative data collection is required.
  • Good analytical skills and proven experience with reading and understanding or drafting guidelines/protocols/standards for drug dependence treatment and care is desirable.
  • Demonstrable understanding of strengthening the rule of law sector in Kenya is desirable.
  • Proven experience with the development of technical reports on health and justice and proven English drafting skills are required.
  • Proven experience of publishing scientific articles and papers with obtained ethical clearance in Kenya is required.
  • Intercultural work experience and/or experience working with international organizations, or the African Union is desirable.

Languages

  • English and French are the two working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage. Working knowledge of Kiswahili is desirable.
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