Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Regional Office for Eastern Africa (ROEA) of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Nairobi, Kenya. The incumbent will work under the overall supervision of the UNODC Representative for Eastern Africa, ROEA and under the direct supervision of the Programme Management Officer heading the Transnational Organised Crime and Illicit Trafficking Programme for Eastern Africa. The incumbent will work in close cooperation and coordination with the Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer (Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants) and in coordination with the Organized Crime Branch (OCB) including its Human Trafficking and the Migrant Smuggling Section (HTMSS) at UNODC headquarters in Vienna.
Within assigned authority, the Associate Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
- Assist the Programme Officer heading the Transnational Organised Crime and Illicit Trafficking Programme and work with key clients to facilitate the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned programmes/projects, etc.; provide technical and administrative support as well as monitor and analyze specific aspects of programme/project development and implementation; review relevant documents and reports; identify problems and issues to be addressed and recommend corrective actions; liaise with relevant parties; identify and track follow-up actions.
- Carry out basic research on selected aspects of the programme, operations and other activities, etc., to include collecting, analyzing and presenting statistical data and other information gathered from diverse sources.
- Provide substantive support for policy coordination and evaluation functions, including the review and analysis of emerging issues and trends, participation in evaluations or research activities and studies.
- Assist in performing consulting assignments, in collaboration with the client, by planning facilitating workshops, through other interactive sessions and assisting in developing the action plan the client will use to manage the change.
- Participate in survey initiatives; assist with design of data collection tools; issue data collection tools, review, analyze and interpret responses, identify problems/issues and prepare preliminary conclusions.
- Contribute to the preparation of various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analytical notes, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.
- Provide administrative and substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying and proposed participants, preparation of background documents and presentations, handling logistics, etc.
- Undertake outreach activities; participate in the development of training workshops, seminars, etc.; participates in and makes presentations on assigned topics/activities.
- Participate in field missions, including provision of substantive and administrative support, data collection, etc.
- Coordinate activities related to budget funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and preparation of related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.).
- Perform other work related duties as required.
- Professionalism: Has knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to the issues of human trafficking, migrant smuggling and migration. Has knowledge of the mandates of UNODC and in particular in the fields of human trafficking, migrant smuggling and migration. Has very good research, analytical and problem solving skills. Is able to identify and contribute to the solution of problems/issues. Has knowledge of various research methodologies and sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases. Is able to apply good judgement in the context of assignment given. 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 organisational 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 and 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.
- An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in criminal justice, criminology, law, political science or other relevant 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/United Nations National Competitive Recruitment Examination (NCRE) or the General Service to Professional Examination (G to P).
- A minimum of two years of professional experience related to drug control activities, crime and/or terrorism prevention, law enforcement, prosecution, criminal justice, international relations, social or political affairs is required.
- Experience in technical cooperation, project or programme management, administration and implementation is highly desirable.
- Relevant experience in a field environment 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 English with good drafting ability is required. Knowledge of French is highly desirable. Knowledge of another United Nations official language is an advantage.
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