1. Background of the assignment: United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) is a United Nations entity established in 1968 to support countries worldwide in preventing crime and facilitating criminal justice. UNICRI is mandated to assist intergovernmental, governmental and non-governmental organizations in formulating and implementing improved policies in the field of crime prevention and criminal justice. UNICRI’ s goals are: • to advance understanding of crime-related problems; • to foster just and efficient criminal justice systems; • to support the respect of international instruments and other standards; • to facilitate international law enforcement cooperation and judicial assistance. Reflecting the threats and challenges identified through research and needs assessments, analyses of evolving trends, as well as feedback from partners, academics, civil society, policymakers and practitioners, the UNICRI Strategic Programme Framework 2023-2026 sets forth the following strategic priorities: • Countering Criminal Enterprises, Illicit Financial Flows, and Corrupt Practices • Preventing and Countering Transnational Security Threats, Terrorism, and Points of Nexus • Promoting the Responsible Use of New and Emerging Technologies to Address Crime and • Exploitation • Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism and Radicalization • Promoting Rule of Law and Safeguarding Access to Justice Through a well-developed in-house capacity under the responsibility of the Training and Advanced Education (TAE) programme, UNICRI designs and delivers degree professional and academic learning activities. UNICRI’s flagship programme, in partnership with the University for Peace (UPEACE), is the annual Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Transnational Crime and Justice. The LL.M. in Transnational Crime and Justice is designed for feepaying professionals and university graduates seeking to specialize in the fields of international law dimensions of peace and conflicts, transnational crimes and transitional justice, humanitarian law, international criminal law and procedure, and international human rights law. Depending on each student’s background and interest, the programme is functional for careers in the legal and political sectors both at a national and international level as well in further academic studies. The academic curriculum of the Master programme is divided into a distance learning Phase and a residential Phase in Turin, Italy, delivered on the UN Campus in Turin through a combination of lectures, seminars and practical exercises. Upon successful completion, the LL.M. degree is conferred by UPEACE. In 2023-2024, UNICRI is offering the seventh edition of the LL.M. in Transnational Crime and Justice in collaboration with UPEACE. 2. Purpose of the assignment: UNICRI seeks a Consultant to prepare and deliver workshops related to conflict resolution and management within the framework of the 2023-2024 LL.M. in Transnational Crime and Justice. Such workshops shall take place to address tools and concepts of conflict resolution and management. The workshops shall aim to provide students with knowledge tools for managing tensions, and practices to transform and manage conflicts. The Consultant will prepare a recommendation report. 3. Specific tasks to be performed by the consultant: Directly reporting to the Programme Management Officer the Consultant will undertake the following tasks: • Elaborate the scope of work to implement the assignment; • Deliver online – orientation to lecturers and regular follow-up exchanges on a rolling basis with a half-day session once per month; • Deliver, virtually and in-person, 5-days workshop divided in 5 separate modules (one day each module) with the LL.M students to address the topic of conflict resolution and management to be conducted respectively during the below mentioned LL.M phases: o E-learning phase o Orientation week (in person) o Career Guidance Module o Closing Module • Prepare a report on the outcome of the training together with recommendations.