Programme Officer, P3

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
  • Location
    Vienna, Austria
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    May 14

Position description

Org. Setting and Reporting

This post is located in the Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation Section (PTRS), Drugs, Laboratory and Scientific Services Branch (DLSSB), Division for Policy Analysis and Public Affairs (DPA) of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Vienna, Austria. The Programme Officer will work under the direct supervision of the Programme Coordinator on Prevention and the overall guidance of the Chief, PTRS.

Responsibilities

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

  • Provide support in coordinating the field implementation and evaluation of the prevention programme particularly as it pertains to family skills and life and skills programming; monitor and analyze the project development and implementation; review relevant documents and reports; identify problems and issues to be addressed and initiate corrective actions; liaise with relevant parties; ensure follow-up actions;
  • Perform technical support assignments for prevention programming, in consultation with the relevant UNODC field Representatives and in collaboration with the governmental counterparts in geographical regions and countries assigned by the Chief of Section in consultation with the coordinator of the prevention programme. This includes, planning, facilitating workshops, attending to other interactive sessions and assisting in developing operative partnership agreements and project concepts in the field of Drug Demand Reduction with the governmental counterparts;
  • Identify and enter into agreement with International Research Institutions to support the adaptation, monitoring and evaluation of evidence-based prevention programming;
  • Initiate and coordinate outreach activities; conduct training workshops, seminars, etc.; make presentations on assigned topics/activities; Act as a resource person and /or moderator in workshops, seminars, training courses and meetings;
  • Advise trainers, experts, computer specialists, consultants and other resource persons in their preparations for, and participation in project activities;
  • Support policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies. Organize and prepare written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.;
  • Lead and/or participate in large, complex field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries, etc.;
  • Coordinate activities related to budget funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and prepare related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.);
  • Provide substantive backstopping to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc.;
  • Participate in the recruitment, train and guide the Project Staff operating under the global prevention programme in the relevant Field Offices; advise trainers, experts, computer specialists, consultants and other resource persons in their preparations for, and participation in project activities;
  • 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 by the section.

Competencies

  • Professionalism: Has knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to drug demand reduction, in particular drug prevention, as well as a good understanding in prevention of communicable and/or non-communicable diseases. Has ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems related to these issues. Possesses conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct and publish independent research and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of various research sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases. Has ability 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;
  • 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.

Education

An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in social sciences, public health, medicine, epidemiology or related area 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 the development, implementation, management, evaluation of drug demand reduction projects/programmes is required. Work experience in drug prevention programming is desirable. Experience in data analytics or related area is desirable.

Languages

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

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