Job Opening

Posting Title: Programme Officer (Trafficking in Persons/Migrant Smuggling) - Temporary, P4 (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: CRIME PREVENTION AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE OFFICER
Department/Office: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Duty Station: BANGKOK
Posting Period: 03 October 2018 - 10 October 2018
Job Opening Number: 18-Drug Control and Crime Prevent-UNODC-104677-J-Bangkok (E)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located at the UNODC Regional Office for South-East Asia and the Pacific (ROSEAP), in Bangkok, Thailand. The Programme Officer (Trafficking in Persons/Migrant Smuggling) will work under the direct supervision of the UNODC Regional Representative, ROSEAP, in Bangkok, Thailand.

For more information on UNODC, please visit our website: www.unodc.org.

Responsibilities

•Coordinate the development, implementation and evaluation of the technical assistance project “Smuggling of Migrants: Establishment and operation of a Coordination and Analysis Unit (CAU) for East Asia & the Pacific”.
•Provide substantive input and backstopping to the implementation of the activities of the related projects “Computer-based-training (CBT) to combat migrant smuggling for law enforcement and immigration personnel in East Asia and the Pacific (SOM CBT)" and “PATROL: Partnership Against Transnational-crime through Regional Organized Law enforcement”.
•Implement operations and activities under the projects by managing, contributing to and ensuring coordination among the relevant personnel and units at UNODC ROSEAP and UNODC Headquarters (HQ) in particular with regard to the administrative set up of the activities, recruitment of staff and consultants, subcontracting of services and financial monitoring and reporting.
•Supervise and coordinate the work of project staff to ensure effective implementation and management of the projects’ strategies and activities as outlined in the project documents.
•Initiate and facilitate project evaluation, draft terms of reference for evaluations, coordinate and organise project review meetings and evaluations as necessary.
•Coordinate and liaise with ROSEAP staff and relevant units at UNODC HQ as well as other relevant international and regional actors, national and non-governmental actors in order to facilitate project implementation and create synergies in this regard.
•Prepare and draft a variety of written outputs, such as background papers, progress reports, evaluation reports, mission reports, briefings and presentations.
•Ensure regular communication with all project donors and ensure that reporting obligations and other obligations towards the donors are fulfilled in a timely manner.
•Substantively backstop and facilitate the preparation of technical publications and undertake needs assessment and technical assistance missions.
•Design and facilitate interregional, regional and national activities in the criminal justice field related to smuggling of migrants.
•Perform other work related duties as may be required.

Competencies

•Professionalism: Has knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and sound practices relevant to combating crime, illicit drugs and terrorism prevention related issues. Has knowledge of policies and practices in international drug control and crime prevention, including substantive and specific technical knowledge relevant to law enforcement practices, border control and border management, judiciary, prosecution, human trafficking, organized crime, financial crime and related areas. Is able to identify issues, analyse and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Is able to conduct data collection using various methods. Has conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct needs assessment in the relevant field. Is able to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, to plan own work and to manage conflicting priorities. Has proven ability to contribute to complex technical assistance programmes, to provide expert advice in the substantive area, deliver presentations and training and mobilize external partners and stakeholders. Has up to date knowledge of United Nations policies, rules and regulations, guidelines and procedures. 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.
•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.
•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

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, economics, international relations, law, political science, statistics, public administration, or related field 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 seven years of progressively responsible work experience in countering trafficking in persons/migrant smuggling, law enforcement, prosecution, criminal justice, international relations or related area is required. Experience in technical cooperation at the international level and in project or programme management and administration is highly desirable. Relevant experience in field environment is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of the local or other regional language(s) would be an asset. Knowledge of other United Nations official languages is an advantage.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise and a competency-based interview.

Special Notice

• This position is temporarily available until 16 October 2019. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment.

• While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post.

• Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply.Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.

• Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as "retirement." Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

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No Fee

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