Law Enforcement/Investigations Expert Trainer

ABOUT THE IIJ

The International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law (IIJ), located in Malta, has a mission to deliver innovative and sustainable capacity-building through the implementation of counter-terrorism-related, rule of law-based good practices developed by the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) and other international and regional fora.

Since its inauguration in 2014, the IIJ has trained more than 8,500 criminal justice practitioners through its interactive capacity-building workshops – in Malta and abroad – that enhance the competencies of parliamentarians, judges, prosecutors, police, prison and other criminal justice practitioners to address terrorism and related transnational criminal activities within a rule of law framework. The IIJ delivers capacity-building training tailored to the needs of the regions it serves, including North, West and East Africa; the Middle East; and select engagement in the Balkans, and Central, South and Southeast Asia. For more information on the IIJ, please visit the IIJ’s website at http://www.theiij.org.

In 2020, the IIJ launched an Academic Unit to provide in-depth courses to criminal justice practitioners aimed at filling critical knowledge gaps necessary for successfully countering terrorism and transnational crime.

CONSULTANCY POSITION

The IIJ is seeking applications from qualified English-speaking law enforcement practitioners/investigators to support the development and delivery of an innovative and ground-breaking new Financial Counter-Terrorism Academic Curriculum course (FIN E/CTAC) for prosecutors and investigators. 

The FIN E/CTAC course will be offered to mid and senior-level investigators and prosecutors from jurisdictions in Southeast Asia including Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

The course will consist of two components:

  1. An online component (FIN ECTAC), consisting of self-study modules, tutorials and a ‘tabletop exercise’ delivered over a period of five to six weeks in September/October 2024.
  2. An in-person component (FIN CTAC) consisting of five days intensive face-to-face training delivered in December 2024.  Participation in the in person/FIN CTAC will be dependant on successful completion of the online/FIN ECTAC course.

The FIN E/CTAC course will cover key aspects of proactive and reactive counter financing of terrorism investigations including:

  1. Role and Mission in Financial Investigations.
  2. Evidence Collection.
  3. International Judicial Cooperation.

By the end of the course, participants will have enhanced knowledge for the successful investigation and prosecution of counter terrorism financing cases in their respective jurisdictions.

Key tasks and deliverables

The Consultant is expected to develop two online modules for the FIN ECTAC course.

The Consultant will work in coordination with the IIJ’s Resident Fellow and Director of the Academic Unit to develop modules on:

  1. Terrorism financing: overview of trends and challenges; and
  2. The Role of the investigation team.

In developing these modules, the Consultant will review and adapt the existing materials created by the IIJ and currently in use for the non-specialised E/CTAC courses. 

The Consultant will complete the following tasks:

  1. Development of modules on ‘Terrorism Financing: Overview of Trends and Challenges’ and ‘The Role of the Investigation Team – eight (8) days maximum.  The Consultant is required to:
  2. Read the existing modules and familiarise his/herself with the E/CTAC course content and style.
  3. Develop and agree an outline plan for the two new modules in consultation with the Resident Fellow and Director of the Academic Unit.
  4. Draft workbooks and accompanying PowerPoint Presentations for the two new modules.
  5. Record two ‘lecturettes’ that can be viewed online by participants.
  6. Develop two, six-question quizzes to test participants’ knowledge following completion of each module.
  7. Facilitate at least one online tutorial (approximately two hours) to discuss and provide feedback to participants on the modules.

Timeframe for product delivery

  • Initial meeting to agree outline plan for the two modules, by 5 July 2024.
  • Workbooks and PowerPoint Presentations on the two modules to be developed and delivered to the IIJ, by 26 July 2024.
  • Two lecturettes recorded, by 16 August 2024.
  • Facilitation of one, two-hour online tutorial, by 4 October 2024.

CONSULTANT CRITERIA & QUALIFICATIONS

The consultant will have the following qualifications:

  • At least 20 years’ experience in criminal justice as a law enforcement officer/investigator including at least five years specialising in counterterrorism and significant experience in countering the financing of terrorism.
  • Experience in the delivery of courses on criminal justice, whether that be developing a whole programme of work or shaping existing programmes – preferably terrorism-related but may include other complex, transnational crimes.
  • Experience of working internationally with other law enforcement/security organisations. Experience in Southeast Asia is an advantage.
  • Experience of delivering capacity building projects overseas.
  • Advanced degree in International/European Law, Law, Political Sciences, International Relations, Public Affairs/Public Administration, Development Studies or any related field.
  • Professional fluency in English is required.  Knowledge of French is an advantage.
  • Excellent drafting skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong conceptual thinking and analytical skills
  • Successful proven organisational and prioritisation skills
  • Energetic and adaptable in her/his approach with the ability to work individually and/or as part of a team
  • The ability to exercise good judgement and discretion at all times; and
  • Efficient in observing deadlines and achieving results in accordance with qualitative and quantitative parameters.

The deadline for submission is 12 July 2024.

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