Job Opening

Posting Title: Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer (Anti-Corruption), P3
Job Code Title: CRIME PREVENTION AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE OFFICER
Department/Office: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Duty Station: VIENNA
Posting Period: 30 January 2019 - 15 March 2019
Job Opening Number: 19-Drug Control and Crime Prevent-UNODC-110526-R-Vienna (G)
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) of the 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.

Additional information is available on the website: http://www.unodc.org

Responsibilities

Within assigned authority, the incumbent will be responsible for the following specific 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.
•Provide substantive legislative and organizational inputs for the implementation of the overall programme of work of the Conference Support Section, with a view to promoting the ratification and implementation of UNCAC. Monitor and review best practices, methodologies and programmes in areas related to the implementation of UNCAC.
•Assist in the organization and/or delivery of a variety of specialized technical services for Member States, e.g. expert group meetings, training seminars, etc., in order to assist in the ratification and/or implementation of the Convention against Corruption.
•Participate and assist in the substantive and administrative servicing of the meetings of the Implementation Review Group and the Conference of the States Parties.
•Provide substantive inputs and/or prepares the substantive and programmatic reports to the Implementation Review Group and the Conference of the States Parties.
•Foster necessary collaboration among States parties, including with national authorities relevant for the implementation of the Convention, as well as with intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations.
•Provide legal and substantive inputs on matters related to the ratification and implementation of the Convention to the overall work of the Division and UNODC; Develop/draft specialized materials, legal documents and technical publications to facilitate the ratification and implementation of the Convention.
•Perform other work related duties as required.

Competencies

•Professionalism: Has knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to crime, drug and/or terrorism related issues. Has knowledge of policies and practices in international crime prevention and criminal justice, as well as the mandates of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. In particular, has substantive knowledge of the United Nations Convention against Corruption. Has good knowledge of the legislative aspects of preventing and combating corruption, including their international dimensions. Has very good research and analytical skills. Is able to analyze expeditiously extensive substantive legal documentation and prepare comprehensive reports, summaries and policy briefs. Has expertise in legislative drafting and in providing legal advisory services, as well as in programme planning and implementation. Is able to identify and contribute to the solution of problems/issues. Has knowledge of various research methodologies and sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases. 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.

Education

An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, with specialization in international law and/or 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, in particular anti-corruption, asset recovery or international cooperation in criminal matters is required. Several years of experience working in these areas at the international level is also required. Work experience in managing intergovernmental processes, in servicing intergovernmental bodies, including within the United Nations system or similar international organization is required. Work experience in legislative assistance is required. Experience with the work of treaty bodies is desirable. Experience in preparing policy and programmatic reports related to anti-corruption issues is highly desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Fluency in another official United Nations language is highly desirable.

Assessment

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

Special Notice

For this position, applicants from the following Member States, which are unrepresented or underrepresented in the UN Secretariat as of 30 November 2018, are strongly encouraged to apply: Afghanistan, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Belarus, Belize, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Central African Republic, China, Comoros, Cyprus, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Indonesia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Monaco, Montenegro, Mozambique, Nauru, Norway, Oman, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Suriname, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Vanuatu, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

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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No Fee

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