Job Opening

Posting Title: Project Coordinator (Cybercrime), P3
Department/Office: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Duty Station: BANGKOK
Posting Period: 28 January 2019 - 26 February 2019
Job Opening Number: 19-Drug Control and Crime Prevent-UNODC-110106-R-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 in the Cybercrime and Anti-Money Laundering Section (CMLS), Division for Treaty Affairs (DTA), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The Project Coordinator will be located in the UNODC Regional Office for South-East Asia and the Pacific (ROSEAP), in Bangkok, Thailand. The incumbent will work under the supervision of the UNODC Representative, ROSEAP and the overall supervision of the Chief of CMLS in Vienna.

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The Project Coordinator will be responsible for the following duties:

• Deliver counter cybercrime, digital forensic, cryptocurrency and cyber legal assessment, capacity building and technical assistance activities;

• Implement activities under the Global Programme on Cybercrime, under the guidance and day-to-day direction of the ROSEAP-based Programme Officer (Counter-Cybercrime and Cryptocurrency Adviser), by delivering, overseeing, contributing to and ensuring coordination among the relevant personnel and units 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;

• Cooperate and coordinate with the field office, Regional Section and other sections at UNODC Headquarters on implementation arrangements, and provide detailed specifications for activities;

• Guide and coordinate cybercrime project staff in planning the implementation of the project’s strategies and activities as outlined in the project document by providing substantive and administrative support and inputs;

• Prepare and review project management documents for the project including budget and procurement management;

• Participate in and carry out periodic assessments of the project’s budget performance, and ensure remedial action;

• Initiate and facilitate project evaluation. Draft terms of reference for evaluations. Coordinate and organise project review meetings and evaluations as necessary;

• 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;

• 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 the SEAP Programme Officer (Counter-Cybercrime and Cryptocurrency Adviser);

• Organize and facilitate international, interregional and national activities in countering cybercrime and the criminal use of cryptocurrencies;

• Perform other 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.


An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, law enforcement/policing/intelligence, psychology and/or criminology, international relations or closely 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 five years of professional, demonstrated experience in delivering counter-cybercrime and/or digital forensic law enforcement operations and/or cybercrime prosecutions, including at least four years of experience at the international level outside the own country, is required. Experience with the United Nations or similar international organization dealing with law enforcement related operations is highly desirable. Experience in project management is highly desirable. Experience delivering counter child sexual exploitation operations is highly desirable. Work experience in the Southeast Asia and/or Pacific region is desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English with excellent drafting and communication skills is required. Knowledge of another United Nations official language is highly desirable.


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

Special Notice

This is a project post. Filling of this position is subject to funding availability and the initial appointment will be for a period of one year. Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and/or the availability of funds.

Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

Bangkok is classified in the A category (family duty station).

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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