UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (UNDP) BP 154 Dakar - Sénégal
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West Africa, and especially the Sahel region, currently faces many interconnected challenges related to poverty, climate change, rapid population growth, as well as severe threats to the national and regional stability posed by human rights violations, terrorism and transnational organized crime. Political instability in the region and the humanitarian crises and human rights situation have made populations more vulnerable and pushed people to migrate in order to protect themselves and meet their basic needs. In parallel, limited opportunities for accessible regular channels for migration and porous borders as well as limited capacities, legal frameworks and resources to combat smuggling of migrants (SOM) have enabled organized criminal groups to develop networks to smuggle migrants through West and North Africa to Europe, often exposing migrants to severe abuses, human rights violations, and risks to their lifeIn order to respond to this situation, UNODC and OHCHR developed a joint project "PROMIS - Protection of Migrants: Justice, Human Rights and Migrant Smuggling" to strengthen the capacities of West African states to develop a human rights-based response to smuggling of migrants and to effectively respond to human rights violations related to irregular migration", funded by the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The geographical coverage of the project includes Cte d`Ivoire, The Gambia, Mali, Niger, and SenegalOutput 1.2 of the Project aims at enhancing thecapacities to detect, investigate and prosecute smuggling of migrants, while ensuring full and effective protection of the rights of migrants, in line with UNTOC and its additional Protocol on Smuggling of Migrants, as well as international human rights law and standardsUNODC Regional Office for West and Central Africa (ROSEN) requires the services of a consultant (lawenforcement expert) to support the implementation of the law enforcement component of the project with specific actions related to providing technica...