Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Implementation Support Section (ISS) and Conference Support Section (CSS), Corruption and Economic Crime Branch (CEB), Division for Treaty Affairs (DTA) of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), in Vienna, Austria. The incumbent will report to the Chief, Implementation Support Section as the First Reporting Officer, with the Chief, Conference Support Section as an additional first reporting officer. The Chief of Branch will be the Second Reporting Officer and the incumbent will work under the guidance of other staff of the Branch as assigned.
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Within assigned authority, the incumbent will support the Chief, ISS, the Chief, CSS, and other staff in carrying-out a range of functions in support of the implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC). In particular, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:
• Provide support in planning, designing and implementing technical assistance activities, including organizing workshops, trainings and providing assistance for regulatory development and advocacy initiatives, with primary focus on Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana and Morocco, as well as further States parties to the Convention against Corruption as deemed appropriate;
• In support of the Mechanism for the Review of implementation of UNCAC, carry out analysis of information received from States parties on the implementation of the Convention, with particular focus on legal issues. Provide specialized substantive, legal and technical expertise for individual country reviews and thematic implementation reports;
• Conduct consultations with governments, anti-corruption agencies and other oversight institutions as well as with civil society and private sector partners to facilitate the development, implementation and evaluation of anti-corruption activities, with focus on the preparation for and the outcomes of the reviews of implementation of the UNCAC;
• Provide support to corruption risk management processes within national authorities globally by conducting research and planning, undertaking and following up on corruption risk assessment and mitigation processes, with focus on public health as well as wildlife, forest and fisheries management authorities;
• Support efforts to mainstream anti-corruption in other UNODC mandate areas, with focus on public health as well as wildlife, forest and fisheries crimes, and provide support in planning, designing and implementing activities in this regard;
• Provide substantive support to meetings and conferences including proposing agenda topics, identifying and proposing participants, preparing background documents and presentations, supporting administrative aspects if needed;
• Participate in the preparation and conduction of field missions for the delivery of technical assistance or for research, analysis purposes;
• Support project management including the preparation of work plans, progress reports, financial statements, etc.;
• Provide substantive input to the development of technical publications to facilitate the implementation of the Convention, in particular related to addressing corruption related to other UNODC mandate areas;
• Perform other work-related duties as required.
• Professionalism: Has knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to crime prevention and criminal justice with a focus on economic crime and corruption related issues. Has good knowledge of legislative aspects of preventing and combating corruption, including their international dimensions. Has knowledge of the mandates of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, as well as of the work of the United Nations in crime prevention and criminal justice, in particular substantive knowledge of the United Nations Convention against Corruption. Has ability to identify issues, analyse and contribute to the resolution of problems/issues. Has conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis. Has knowledge of various legal research sources, including electronic and ability to analyze information on a wide range of legal issues. Has knowledge of project management and implementation related issues and is able to coordinate activities. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
• Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
• Planning & Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, criminal justice, international relations, economics, political and social sciences or a related discipline is required. A first-level university degree in similar fields in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A first-level university degree and no experience will be accepted for candidates who have passed the Young Professionals Programme Examination (YPP), the United Nations National Competitive Recruitment Examination (NCRE) or the General Service to Professional Examination (G to P).
A minimum of two years of progressively responsible professional work experience in supporting the implementation of programmes/projects in anti-corruption related fields is required.
Experience in conducting legal research on preventing and/or fighting corruption and/or organized crime is required.
Experience in technical assistance and the planning, delivery and reporting of training workshops to national counterparts is desirable.
No experience is required for candidates who have passed the Young Professionals Programme Examination/United Nations National Competitive Recruitment Examination (NCRE) or the General Service to Professional Examination (G to P).
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in both English and French with excellent drafting and communication skills, is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.Assessment
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise and a competency-based interview.Special Notice
• This position is temporarily available for a period of 364 days. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment.
• While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post.
• Subject to the funding source of the position, the eligibility for this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.
• This temporary job opening may be limited to “internal candidates,” who have been recruited through a competitive examination administered according to staff rule 4.16 or staff selection process including the review of a central review body established according to staff rule 4.15.
• Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply.Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.
• Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as "retirement." Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.
United Nations Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
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UNODC is a global leader in the fight against illicit drugs and international crime.
Established in 1997 through a merger between the United Nations Drug Control Programme and the Centre for International Crime Prevention, UNODC operates in all regions of the world through an extensive network of field offices.
UNODC is mandated to assist Member States in their struggle against illicit drugs, crime and terrorism. In the Millennium Declaration, Member States also resolved to intensify efforts to fight transnational crime in all its dimensions, to redouble the efforts to implement the commitment to counter the world drug problem and to take concerted action against international terrorism.
The three pillars of the UNODC work programme are:
In pursuing its objectives, UNODC makes every effort to integrate and mainstream the gender perspective, particularly in its projects for the provision of alternative livelihoods, as well as those against human trafficking.
UNODC is seeking qualified, energetic professionals in a wide range of fields to join us in our efforts to combat the threats posed by drugs, crime and terrorism. UNODC offers challenging assignments - monitoring drug abuse and trafficking trends, helping States achieve substantial reductions in drug supply and demand and assisting countries in forging new partnerships for tackling important issues such as money-laundering, smuggling of migrants and trafficking in human beings. Around 1,500 people work at UNODC headquarters in Vienna and in field offices around the world.