Job Opening

Posting Title: Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer (Anti-Corruption), P4 [Filled from Roster]
Department/Office: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Duty Station: VIENNA
Posting Period: 23 January 2019 - 21 February 2019
Job Opening Number: 19-Drug Control and Crime Prevent-UNODC-110344-R-Vienna (E)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

The post is located in the Conference Support Section (CSS), Corruption and Economic Crime Branch (CEB), Division for Treaty Affairs (DTA) of the 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.

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Within assigned authority, the incumbent will be responsible for the following specific duties:
•Provide substantive input to the development, planning, implementation and evaluation of UNODC-led activities aimed at assisting Member States, as well as other interested parties in the implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC).
•Conceptualize and coordinate the planning and delivery of a variety of specialized technical services for governments, e.g. expert advisory services, expert group meetings, training seminars, etc., in order to assist them in the implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption.
•Coordinate policy development in the area of anti-corruption, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies.
•Lead field and technical missions to assess the needs and elaborate assistance proposals with cooperating governments, international funding institutions and UN agencies; Review the appraisals/assessments of the draft programme and project ideas and proposals for technical assistance.
•Contribute to the identification of emerging trends, policy and programme challenges, opportunities and the formulation of strategies for addressing them; develop and propose strategies for the delivery of appropriate technical assistance; provide input to policy and strategy documents; identify and elaborate programme interventions for providing relevant legal advisory services to countries and for intergovernmental forums.
•Contribute to the review, appraisal, development and sharing of best practices and programmes for the full implementation of the provisions of the United Nations Convention against Corruption.
•Coordinate the preparation of specialized technical documents and publications; guide, evaluate and review specialized substantive input of senior and other experts.
•Provide backstopping on substantive, as well as financial and programme/project management issues to expert meetings and other consultative meetings and conferences, including proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations.
•Develop, implement and evaluate assigned programmes/projects, and monitor and analyze programme/project development and implementation; review relevant documents and reports; identify problems and issues to be addressed and initiate corrective actions; liaise with relevant parties and ensure follow-up actions.
•Coordinate activities related to budget and funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and prepare related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.).
•Support resource mobilization efforts and prepare related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.).
•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 as well as knowledge of international cooperation in criminal matters. Has knowledge of the work of the United Nations in crime prevention and criminal justice, in particular substantive knowledge of the United Nations Convention against Corruption. Has sound skills in substantive servicing of intergovernmental bodies and in preparing policy and programmatic reports. Is able to analyze expeditiously extensive substantive legal documentation and prepare comprehensive reports, summaries and policy briefs. Is able to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems and able to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. Is able to engage effectively with Member States and other external partners and to generate support for UNODC activities. 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.
•Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.


Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law is required. Specialization in international law and/or criminal law is highly desirable. 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 professional experience, in areas of crime prevention and criminal justice, in particular anti-corruption and international cooperation is required. Three years of experience working in these areas at the international level is required. Experience in technical assistance programme development, management and delivery in thematic areas relevant to UNODC’s mandate or related fields is required.

Experience supporting national authorities, parliaments, the judiciary or other relevant institutions, including national anti-corruption authorities on the overall formulation and implementation of anti-corruption laws, strategies and policies is desirable. Experience in drafting of analytical papers, reports, speeches and briefing notes related to anti-corruption issues is desirable. Experience with organizational management and processes is desirable. Experience with the work of treaty bodies is desirable. Experience in intergovernmental processes and in particular, with servicing intergovernmental bodies, including within the United Nations system or similar international organization is desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English and French is required. Fluency in another official United Nations 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. The appointment or assignment and renewal thereof are subject to the availability of the post or funds, budgetary approval or extension of the mandate.

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.

Vienna is classified as an H and 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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