Consultant (International Cooperation)

  • Senior-level, Short-term contract assignment
  • Posted on 14 December 2018

Job Description

Location: Home-Based
Closing date: 4 January 2019
Contract duration: 65 Days

Fee: £30,000

The Governance and Peace Directorate (GPD) is the lead Directorate in the Commonwealth Secretariat for promoting the rule of law, separation of powers, democratic values, and good governance. Within GDP, Rule of Law Section and the Office of Civil and Criminal Justice Reform (OCCJR) are jointly responsible for the delivery of a project entitled “Strengthening of International Cooperation in Cybercrime Investigations,” supported by the Government of the United Kingdom, through the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

The project aims to support implementation of the Commonwealth Cyber Declaration, agreed by Commonwealth Heads of Government at their meeting in London in April 2018. The project ‘Strengthening of International Cooperation in Cybercrime Investigations’ is being implemented by the Secretariat alongside three other projects in support of the Commonwealth Cyber Declaration. The purpose of the project on international cooperation in cybercrime investigations is to enhance pan-Commonwealth and international cooperation in cross-border cybercrime investigations, leading to faster and more efficient prosecutions in cases involving more than one country, as well as greater integrity of cross-border electronic evidence at trial.

The consultant will, in cooperation with the Secretariat and legal consultants also engaged by the Secretariat:

  1. Undertake the organisation and administration of cross-border criminal investigation training exercises for Commonwealth electronic evidence focal points;
  2. Provide advice and support on secure electronic messaging in the context of regional training workshops for Commonwealth electronic evidence focal points; and
  3. Provide policy input and advice on approaches to assured messaging within the context of a Commonwealth working group on electronic evidence and assured messaging.

To be considered for this opportunity, consultants wil need to have:

  • Advanced degree(s) in one of more of computer science, cybersecurity, engineering, law, politics, social science, or international relations;
  • Minimum of 7 years of professional expertise in strategy and engagement or people network management;
  • Practical professional experience in provision of advice and analysis to government or other public sector institutions;
  • Proven ability to network and establish collaborative relationships with a variety of actors;
  • Proven ability to work well under pressure and meet strict deadlines;
  • Fluency in English;
  • Excellent organisational and evaluative skills;
  • Experience gained from work for international organisations is highly desirable.

To apply, please submit a covering letter and a CV. Please refer to the Terms of Reference for full details.

Please note that you will need to be a Commonwealth citizen in order to be considered for this opportunity.

Closing date for applications: 4 January 2019, at 23:59 GMT

About the Organization

The Commonwealth Secretariat is the principal intergovernmental body of the Commonwealth, responsible for advancing and achieving the shared goals of the association’s 53 member governments in advancing democracy, development and respect for diversity. The Secretariat is headed by the Secretary-General who, as the Chief Executive of the organisation, is responsible and accountable for overall leadership, management and delivery.

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