National Consultant

at Unicef
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted August 24, 2021
Category Training and Consultancy
Job Type FULL_TIME
Currency UGX

Description

National Consultant to Conduct a Study on Youth Crime Prevention in Uganda, Kampala, Uganda
Organization: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Responsibilities

1. Background of the assignment: UNODC is the Office of the UN Secretariat mandated to assist Member States in countering and preventing illicit drugs, crime, corruption, and terrorism. The Regional Office for Eastern Africa covers 13 countries in the region, assisting UNODC's mandate areas, including through its Criminal Justice Programme.

As part of its efforts to support the implementation of the Doha Declaration, UNODC launched a global youth crime prevention initiative that builds on the power of sports as a tool for peace. The initiative aims to promote sports and related activities to prevent crime and to effectively build the resilience of at-risk youth. Strengthening the life skills of youth is a key objective to minimize risk factors and maximize protective factors related to crime, violence.

Qualifications/special skills
Academic Qualifications: An advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in sociology, anthropology, social science, political science, international relations, or related field 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.

Experience: o Experience in conducting qualitative research and analysis using participatory methods and report writing is required.

o At least two years of work experience in matters related to youth crime prevention as well as urban safety and security in Uganda is required.

o Experience in quantitative and qualitative research in the field of youth development, crime prevention and criminal justice is required.