Programme Officer (Cybercrime), P3

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
  • Location
    Manila, Philippines
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
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  • Posted
    Jan 05

Position description

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the UNODC Programme Office in the Philippines (POPHL), UNODC Regional Office for South-East Asia and the Pacific (ROSEAP), in Manila, Philippines. The incumbent will work under the supervision of the UNODC Representative of the Regional Office of Southeast Asia and the Pacific (ROSEAP), and the substantive guidance of the Cybercrime Adviser in Bangkok, operating under the Global Programme on Cybercrime (GPC), Cybercrime and Anti-Money Laundering Section (CMLS), Organized Crime and Illicit Trafficking Branch (OCB), Division for Treaty Affairs (DTA), at UNODC Headquarters, Vienna.


The incumbent will carry out work assignments in connection with the implementation of counter-cybercrime technical assistance in the region and, where necessary, globally.

Within assigned authority, the Programme Officer (Cybercrime) will be responsible for the following specific duties:

  • Provide advanced substantive support in the development of capacity building, mentoring and technical assistance activities on prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of cybercrime and crimes committed by means of technology, cryptocurrencies, darknets, including online child sexual exploitation;
  • Implement the assigned activities under the Global Programme on Cybercrime, under the guidance and regular direction of the Project Coordinator, by planning, delivering, guiding and coordinating among the relevant personnel and units, including by ensuring administrative set up, recruitment of personnel, procurement of services and financial monitoring and reporting;
  • Carry out project management activities, including activity and budget planning, coordination, monitoring and management of project’s experts in relation to the area of responsibility;
  • Prepare and draft a variety of written outputs that relate to the implementation of the project, such as background papers, progress reports, evaluation reports, mission reports, briefings and presentations;
  • Prepare and review project management documents for the project, including those related to budget and procurement processes, and ensure remedial action;
  • Fulfil reporting obligations and other obligations towards UNODC and donors in a timely manner;
  • Cooperate and coordinate with the field office, Regional Section and other sections at UNODC Headquarters on implementation arrangements and provide detailed specifications for activities;
  • Perform other work-related duties to support project implementation, as required.


  • Professionalism: Demonstrates knowledge of counter-cybercrime law enforcement and/or prosecution related issues. Has knowledge of policies and practices in international crime prevention related to cybercrime and relevant UNODC mandates. Has knowledge of programme/project administration, implementation, evaluation, technical cooperation, programming and budgeting. Has very good research and analytical skills. Is able to evaluate, identify and contribute to the solution of problems/issues. Demonstrates ability to apply good judgement in the context of assignments given and to coordinate the work of others. 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 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.


  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, law enforcement, policing, police intelligence, criminology, criminal analysis, forensics, computer science, or closely related field relevant to the area of cybercrime 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.

Work Experience

  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional work experience in law enforcement, intelligence or criminal justice, with a focus on countering cybercrime (cyber-dependent or cyber-related crime) is required;
  • Work experience in delivering training, mentoring and/or technical advice on cybercrime is required;
  • Operational experience in cybercrime threats, darknets, cryptocurrencies or online child sexual exploitation/abuse is required;
  • Work experience at international or regional level is desirable;
  • Experience in project management is desirable.


  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another United Nations official language is an advantage.

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