UNDP-Policing Trainer(Municipalities)-Beirut Lebanon

Location: Beirut, Lebanon, Lebanon
Date Posted: 18-08-2017
Terms of Reference (TOR)
 UNDP-Policing Trainer(Municipalities)-Beirut Lebanon
Project name: Community Security and Access to Justice
Duration: 44 working days (over a 3 month period)
Starting Date: ASAP
Duty Station: Beirut, Lebanon
  1. Project Background
The community security and access to justice project is supporting the Ministry of Interior and Municipalities (MOIM) and the Internal Security Forces (ISF) academy to professionalize municipal police and improve their service-delivery to the population. The project supported the production of a unified Code of Conduct (COC) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) guidelines for the municipal police in Lebanon and updated training curricula to accommodate the new changes. The SOPs are not only a technical document; they in line with the current legal framework and ensure it is properly implemented as regards the missions of the municipal police. The SOP and COC are currently being review by the Choura Council. The project also supported the ISF Academy in providing a new and specific training for municipal police personnel since May 2017. The training is well attended and respond to the need of municipalities to professionalize their municipal police.
Most of the municipalities in Lebanon have a municipal police force. While those can include up to 150 municipal police officers, most of municipalities only have 1 to 10 police officers. Some municipalities do not have any municipal police officer at all; or rely on those provided by a Union of municipalities. Most municipal police officers are male; but a few municipalities are increasingly hiring women police officers.
The community security and access to justice project identified seven pilot locations selected in terms of geographic locations, municipal police number and number of citizens living in the area. The seven pilot locations are: Halba, Batroun, Bourj Hammoud, Saida, Majdel Anjar, Baalback and the Iklim el Kharoub Union of Municipalities.
  1. Rationale
The pilot municipalities will be testing the efficiency of the new developed COC and SOP’s guidelines. Coaching and mentoring for the municipalities is an essential need that most municipalities have requested in order to ensure the SOPs and COC are properly implemented and translate into improved security services The ISF Academy is still developing its training capacities for the municipal police and is not in a position to deploy such coaches at this stage. Therefore the project is looking to recruit a consultant with extensive knowledge on policing to coach and mentor the municipal police to efficiently respond to the community’s needs
  1. Scope of Work
The consultant will:
  • Read existing background information and guidelines in relation to the municipal police: SOP, COC, etc;
  • Participate in initial meetings with the project team to review the new developped SOP guidelines, COC; and develop a workplan ;
  • Meet with relevant representatives of the Ministry of Interior and ISF, and municipalities (Mayor, members of the council of each municipality, municipal police);
  • Review the daily tasks and activities of both the head and personnel of the municipal police; and conduct a capacity assesment of the areas included in the SOPs and COC, including but not restricted tothe following: administrative work, daily field activities, and relationships with the public and the municipality. The capacity assessment will cover notably the following functions of the SOP and COC: planning of tasks, management/command, business processes, communication and accountability.
  • Suggest new/improved mechanisms, processes and tools to ensure the implementation of the SOPs and COC, and improve the efficiency and service-delivery orientation of the municipal police ; and develop an implementation plan accordingly (Capacity Development Response Plan). The Capacity Development Response Plan will include measures to encourage and facilitate the recruitment of women police officers;  
  • Present the Capacity Development Response Plan to the municipal authorities, UNDP and ISF Academy;
  • Coach the municipal police( head and municipal police) on implementing the Capacity Development Plan ;
  • Conduct an assessment of the progress and obstacles during the coaching phase; The assessment will include recommendation on improvement of the SOPs;
  • Debrief the pilot stations and UNDP and other partners if needed.
  1. Expected Outputs and Deliverables
Expected Outputs:
  • The Municipal Police of the 7 pilots are implementing the SOPs, working in line with the Code of Conduct, and are respond efficiently to the needs of their community
Deliverable 1: Workplan, approved by UNDP
Deliverable 2: Capacity assessment of the municipal police of each pilot. The capacity assessment will focus on the areas and functions mentioned above;
Deliverable 3: Capacity Development Response Plan for each pilot: Report on the new/improved mechanisms, processes and tools to be put in place; and Implementation Plan. The Capacity Development Response Plan will include measures to encourage and facilitate the recruitment of women police officers.
Deliverable 4: Interim report and presentation to UNDP and the ISF Academy. The interim report will include recommendations on how to improve the SOPs.
  1. Institutional Arrangement:
The contractor will work in close coordination with the ISF Academy; and jointly with a designated ISF Trainer.
  1. Duration of Contract
The consultancy will require a total of 44 working days. The consultancy shall end no later than three month after the contract’s signature.
Review of documents; briefing; and workplan 1 days
Individual Capacity assessment for the municipal police of each pilot 10 working days per pilot
Individual Capacity Response Plan for the municipal police of each pilot 10 working days per pilot
Interim Report and Presentation to UNDP and ISF Academy 3 days
Total: 44 working days
Urgent cases that could justify delays of work on behalf of the Consultant are due to security reasons, in case of any deteriorated security situation or conflicts in visited areas. 
  1. Duty Station
The consultant will be conducting the work in Halba, Batroun, Bourj Hammoud, Saida, Majdel Anjar, Baalback, Iklim el Kharoub and Beirut
  1. Qualifications Required
The Individual Consultant should possess the following minimum qualifications and competencies:
  1. Academic Qualifications:
Bachelor Degree in Criminology, Social Sciences, Political Science, International Affairs, Law or in any other related field; or Policing Diploma.
  1. Professional Experience:
  • A minimum of 15 years of relevant experience with local police forces;
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in leadership functions of police institutions; 
  • Demonstrated experience in engaging with local authorities and senior leadership of national institutions;
  • Demonstrated experience in training and coaching;
  • Experience in the MENA region is essential, in Lebanon is an asset
  • Experience in engaging with a wide range of stakeholders at the local level is an asset.
  • Familiarity with issues related to peace, security and social stability; 
  • Fluency in English or French; Arabic is an asset.
  1. Competencies:
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
  • Substantive and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely for external and internal audiences.
  • Responds positively to feedback.
  • Ability to handle a large volume of work in an effective and timely manner
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