Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer, P3

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
  • Location
    Vienna, Austria
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    May 15

Position description

Org. Setting and Reporting

The post is located in the Convention Support Section (CSS), Corruption and Economic Crime Branch (CEB), Division for Treaty Affairs (DTA), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), in Vienna. The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the Chief of the Section and under the overall guidance of the Chief of the Branch.


Within assigned authority, the Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer will carry out a range of functions in support of the mechanism for reviewing the implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC). In particular, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Carry out the analysis of information received from States parties on the implementation of the Convention against Corruption, with particular focus on legal issues. Provide specialized substantive, legal and technical expertise for individual country reviews, thematic implementation reports and regional supplementary addenda, among others;
  • Provide substantive and organizational inputs for the implementation of the overall programme of work of the Convention Support Section. Provide support and expertise for the coordination of policy development in the area of anti-corruption, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, drafting of background papers and reports, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies;
  • Provide legal and substantive inputs on matters related to the ratification/accession and implementation of the Convention. Contribute to developing/drafting specialized materials, legal documents and technical publications to facilitate the ratification and implementation of the Convention, and assist in the organization and/or delivery of specialized technical services for Member States in order to assist in the ratification/accession and/or implementation of the UNCAC;
  • Provide substantive inputs and/or contribute to the preparation of the substantive and programmatic reports to the Conference of the States Parties to the Convention and its subsidiary bodies, in particular to the Implementation Review Group;
  • Participate and assist in the substantive and administrative servicing of the meetings of the Conference of the States Parties to the Convention and its subsidiary bodies, in particular the Implementation Review Group;
  • Support the operations of the Global Operational Network of Anti-Corruption Law Enforcement Authorities (GlobE Network) and assist in preparing, organizing and servicing relevant meetings;
  • Cooperate and coordinate with field offices and other relevant entities on matters pertaining to anti-corruption;
  • Collect and analyze data to identify trends or patterns and provide insights through graphs, charts, tables and reports using data visualization methods to enable data-driven planning, decision-making, presentation and reporting;
  • Perform other work-related duties as required.


  • Professionalism: Has knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to the area of economic crime and corruption. Has good knowledge of the legislative aspects of preventing and combating corruption, including their international dimensions. Has knowledge of the work of the United Nations in crime prevention and criminal justice, in particular the United Nations Convention against Corruption. Is able to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Has very good research and analytical skills. Is able to analyse expeditiously extensive substantive legal documentation and prepare comprehensive reports, summaries and policy briefs. Is able to provide legal advisory services, as well as programme planning and implementation related assistance. Is able to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. Has ability to analyze and interpret data in support of decision-making and convey resulting information to management. 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.


  • An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, preferably with a specialization in international law and criminal law 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 relevant professional experience, in areas of crime prevention and criminal justice at the international level, in particular anti-corruption, asset recovery or international cooperation in criminal matters is required;
  • Work experience in legislative assistance is required;
  • Work experience in managing intergovernmental processes, in servicing intergovernmental bodies, including review mechanisms, in providing legislative assistance and in preparing policy and programmatic reports is desirable;
  • Work experience within the United Nations System or similar international organizations is desirable;
  • Experience with the work of treaty bodies is desirable;
  • Experience in providing advisory services, including legislative assistance is desirable;
  • Experience in data analytics or related area is desirable.


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

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