Expert in Cybercrime and online child sexual exploitation

Consultant
Canada
Posted 1 year ago

Job type: Consultant
Location of Position: Canada (remote) with travel to Argentina
Reporting to: Project Manager, TAP-EDM
Remuneration: Fees are subject to negotiation and shall not exceed established market rates.
Indicative LOE/Time Frame: Up to 30 days over 5 months period
Citizenship: Applicants must be Canadian citizens or have permanent resident status in Canada.
Language Requirements: English and Spanish
Application Deadline: June 16, 2023

Application Instructions:

1. We welcome applications from individuals and from governmental, non-governmental and private organizations.
2. A cover letter is mandatory to be considered. Cover letters should detail how you fit the opportunity, your daily fee and current availability.
3. Please click the Apply button to submit your application.
4. Only successful candidates will be contacted. No phone calls please.

At Alinea International we value equity, diversity and inclusivity in everything we do. We are an equal opportunity employer opposed to all forms of discrimination. We actively seek and encourage applications from people of diverse backgrounds recognizing that an inclusive workforce enriches our organization and achieves smarter, more innovative results. Alinea is committed to the protection of children and vulnerable adults. Due to the nature of our work, all candidates will be subject to due diligence checks and extensive background checks where appropriate.

About TAP-EDM:

The Technical Assistance Partnership – Expert Deployment Mechanism (TAP-EDM) Project provides targeted, short-term (up to 12 months) technical assistance to National Government Entities (NGE) from eligible OECD-DAC countries. The Mechanism is expected to deploy over 150 Canadian experts via 70-90 technical assistance initiatives designed to resolve capacity gaps to bring about the desired changes of the recipient NGEs. Fully aligned with Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Strategy (FIAP), these initiatives will integrate gender equality, climate action/environmental sustainability, human rights and good governance as key objectives. Canadian experts will come from all walks of life, proudly representing world-class technical human resources but also the diversity and multi-culturalism that is Canada. TAP-EDM is a four-year C$18,750,000-million-dollar project funded by Global Affairs Canada (GAC) and managed by Alinea International.

About the work:

The COVID-19 pandemic generated a significant increase in connectivity worldwide, which gave rise to new cybercrimes putting women, girls and vulnerable populations at greater risk. This situation has highlighted the need for the Ministry of Security of the Argentine Republic to promote the deepening and strengthening of cybersecurity in gender issues through the Directorate of Cybercrime Investigations, an area with competence in this matter.

In recent years, the Cybercrime Investigations Directorate of the Argentine Ministry of Security has implemented several cybercrime awareness campaigns and has provided training to more than 420 prosecutors and members of the police and security forces (at the national and provincial levels).

An area of particular interest to the Cybercrime Investigations Directorate relates to online child sexual exploitation (including child pornography and child abuse images), where they have identified the existence of strong networks of criminal organizations that produce, transmit and market child sexual exploitation images online, which are very difficult to detect, investigate and prosecute.

The Ministry of Security has expressed interest in receiving Canadian technical assistance to strengthen the country’s capacity to investigate cybercrime, particularly those in which women and girls are most vulnerable, as well as to generate better inclusion of a gender perspective in the work of law enforcement officials in this field, as part of the Strengthening Cybersecurity and Cybercrime Investigation (ForCIC) program.

For the past ten years, Canada has been implementing a national strategy to combat cybercrime, with a particular focus on online child sexual exploitation, improving its capacity to conduct investigations into online child sexual exploitation, identify victims and remove them from abusive situations, and bring offenders to justice, including those who offend abroad.
The Role The objective of this initiative is to strengthen the capacity of the Cybercrime Investigations Directorate of the Ministry of Security by providing comprehensive training on best practices, strategies and tools related to the detection, investigation and prosecution of cybercrime, with a special focus on online child sexual exploitation cases.

In this context, the Canadian Expert on Cybercrime and Online Child Sexual Exploitation shall:

1. Develop a detailed work plan, in close consultation with the Cybercrime Investigations Directorate of the Ministry of Security and Alinea International staff, and prepare technical documents, training materials and a final report of the Initiative.
2. Review key country documentation on online child sexual exploitation (legislation, plans, reports, studies, etc.) to identify challenges, gaps and opportunities to strengthen existing practices, procedures, tools and coordination mechanisms within the Cybercrime Investigations Directorate for the detection, investigation and prosecution of these crimes.
3. Develop and deliver a workshop in Buenos Aires, Argentina for the personnel of the competent areas of the Federal Police and Security Forces, as well as specialized prosecutors in the field, who will be invited through the Public Prosecutor’s Office to share best practices, experiences, tools and recommendations from Canada for the detection, investigation and prosecution of cases of online child sexual exploitation.
4. Provide virtual support and coaching to the Cybercrime Investigations Directorate of the Ministry of Security during the implementation of this initiative.
5. Promote the TAP-EDM project through the exchange of experiences with assigned Alinea International staff through public engagement activities, before, during and after the implementation of the Initiative back in Canada.

Required Qualifications: 
• Graduate studies in a relevant field related to this initiative.
• Knowledge of Canadian practices, procedures and tools for the detection of cybercrime, primarily online child sexual exploitation cases.
• 5 or more years of experience in criminal investigations, techniques and methodologies for cybercrime primarily online child sexual exploitation cases.
• Experience working with the Public Prosecutor’s Office, Prosecutors, Attorney General’s Office staff during cyber crimes, including online child sexual exploitation cases.
• Ability to apply and integrate Gender Based Analysis Plus considerations throughout the implementation of this initiative.
• Experience in capacity building / institutional strengthening.
• Experience in the development, delivery and training of training courses.
• Ability to work effectively with diverse stakeholders.
• Ability to work effectively and respectfully in a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment.
Asset:
• Ability to speak Spanish and working knowledge/cultural understanding of Latin America and/or Argentina.
• Experience in training individuals in cybercrime, including techniques for detecting, investigating and/or prosecuting online child sexual exploitation.
• Experience and knowledge of Canadian legislation and practices on the use of cryptocurrencies during ransomware and/or cyber-attacks.

Job Features

Job CategoryAlinea International, TAP-EDM
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