Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Programme Office in the Philippines (POPHIL) with duty station Manila, under the Regional Office for South East Asia and the Pacific (ROSEAP), Division for Operations (DO), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The incumbent will report to the Programme Officer (Counter Terrorism) based in Bangkok, Thailand, as First Reporting Officer and to the Chief of the Implementation Support Section I of the Terrorism Prevention Branch (TPB), Division for Treaty Affairs (DTA), at UNODC headquarters in Vienna, as Second Reporting Officer.
Within assigned authority, the Programme Officer (Terrorism Prevention) will be responsible for the following specific duties:
Professionalism: Demonstrated professional competence and expert knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to crime prevention and criminal justice issues, in particular to countering terrorism and preventing and countering violent extremism. Knowledge of the international policy and legal frameworks on terrorism and violent extremism, and a sound understanding of the institutional architecture around these matters. Has knowledge of the mandate of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in terrorism prevention. Has demonstrated competence and expertise in planning, coordinating and management support for the delivery of technical assistance activities (especially: needs analysis, programme conceptualization and write-up; programme coordination, liaison and reporting; and budgetary and financial monitoring). Is able to contribute to designing, organizing and conducting technical assistance activities. Has sound analytical skills and is able to identify problems and to contribute to problem-solving. Shows commitment to achieving high quality outputs, timeliness, conscientiousness, attention to detail and ability to bring matters to closure. 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.
Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
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.
An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, political or social science, criminal justice, international relations, public or business administration, project management or related fields, is required. Specialization in criminal law, legal and related aspects of terrorism prevention and their international dimensions is highly desirable. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of five years of progressively responsible and directly relevant professional experience in the criminal justice aspects of terrorism prevention or in crime prevention, criminal justice, rule of law, human rights or closely related field is required. Experience in planning, coordinating and implementing technical assistance activities is required. Working experience in Southeast Asia and/or the Pacific is highly desirable. Working experience with governmental or intergovernmental organizations on criminal justice and crime prevention issues is highly desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.
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