UN Jobs – National Consultant to Audit prisons conditions and emerging needs in Uganda – United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

Job Title:  National Consultant to Audit prisons conditions and emerging needs in Uganda

Organisation: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Expected duration: July- September 2024


About US:

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is a global leader in the fight against illicit drugs and international crime. Established in 1997 through a merger between the United Nations Drug Control Programme and the Centre for International Crime Prevention, UNODC operates in all regions of the world through an extensive network of field offices.


Job Summary:  The purpose of the assignment is to undertake an assessment of prison conditions with a focus on their impact on offender classification & segregation in relations to Rehabilitation/Reintegration Programmes, Health of inmates and staff, safety and security of both inmates and staff, Human rights for staff, inmates and the public. It will also examine other emerging needs in the prison such as usage of drugs and explore other alternatives to imprisonment.    Specific outputs to be performed by the consultant


Key Duties and Responsibilities: Under the overall supervision of the UNODC Head of Office in Uganda, the consultant will be responsible for the following set of activities as required:

  • Assess current prison conditions of detention with focus on occupancy (infrastructure and sanitation) and its effects on health, care and Human rights for both staff and inmates; Where adverse conditions exist, to give causes and solutions of addressing them
  • To conduct an assessment on prison conditions (infrastructure and security structures) and its impact on safety and security of inmates, staff and the pubic.
  • Assessment of the causes and effects of prison congestion on the general administration of prisons. This assessment should also propose the interventions to be undertaken in respect of reducing prison overcrowding.
  • Identification of existing drug treatment programs in prisons, assess their efficacy and effectiveness.
  • Assessment of staff knowledge and understanding of the concepts of rehabilitation and reintegration, as well as alternatives to imprisonment
  • Conduct and evaluate the status of implementation of alternatives to imprisonment within Uganda’s criminal justice system.
  • Identify the challenges facing implementation of non-custodial mechanisms and possible mitigation interventions. Assessment of the effectiveness of non-custodial sentencing mechanisms, rehabilitation and reintegration of offenders and thereof, propose suitable arrangements for their implementation to achieve desired out comes.
  • Evaluation of cross cutting issues relating to Gender, HIV/AIDS, Refugees and other marginalized categories of persons that interface with the criminal justice system, including the extent to which these issues are mainstreamed. And thereof, if required, propose strategies for their effective and efficient integration.
  • Develop a costed work plan and clear breakdown of activities with clear timelines and outputs under each intervention


Result of Service

  • Develop a detailed inception report and work plan for the consultancy
  • Conduct desk review to analyse available information relating to the prison system in Uganda, including review of key documents.
  • Conduct data collection through interviews with key stakeholders.
  • Draft and share a draft report at stakeholder consultative and validation meeting.
  • Submit a final report highlighting main deliverables, materials developed, challenges, risks and recommendations.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) job must have at least ten ( 10) years of professional work experience in criminal justice – related areas, in particular prison administrations, with a proven focus on the alternatives to imprisonment, community service or aspects pertaining hereto is required
  • At least five years of prior work experience in the field of research, Policy development and conducting comprehensive assessment is desirable Understanding of international standards and norms in crime prevention and criminal justice, in particular the Nelson Mandela Rules, preferably complemented by exposure to delivering technical assistance on prison management – related issues at international level, including in low- and middle-income countries is desirable
  • Strong research and coordination skills, analytical capacities and ability to synthesize complex inputs into coherent support is required
  • Ability to develop practical and user-friendly tools in the field of staff training is desirable.
  • Demonstrate knowledge experience and skills in organizing and facilitating consultations and deploying sensitization/trainings workshops capacity building and coaching skills
  • Comprehensive knowledge of current instructional theories and principles applicable to both online and instructor-led learning programs is desirable
  • Development of creative and engaging training materials for an adult audience, in a variety of formats and user guides is desirable
  • Working knowledge of criminal justice in Uganda or the East African region will be an added advantage
  • Languages: fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.


How to Apply:

All candidates for the aforementioned United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) job should apply online at the link below.


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Deadline: 20th May 2024


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Date Posted 2024-05-11T06:40
Valid Through 2024-05-21T00:00
Employment Type FULL_TIME
Hiring Organization UNODC Uganda
Job Location Kampala, Kampala, Kampala , 0256, Uganda

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