Job Opening

Posting Title: Consultant
Department/Office: United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute
Duty Station: TURIN
Posting Period: 10 May 2019 - 16 May 2019
Job Opening Number: 19-United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute-116528-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

The consultant shall contribute to the project activities, aimed at improving capabilities of state security and law enforcement officials to devise, plan and carry out intelligence operations to thwart radiological and nuclear trafficking attempts by creating groundwork towards a sustainable training system for law enforcement, intelligence officials and other concerned ministries and agencies.

Work Location

Home-based

Expected duration

16 working days within the period September-December 2019.

Duties and Responsibilities

UNICRI is a United Nations entity established in 1965 to support countries worldwide in preventing crime and facilitating criminal justice. UNICRI is mandated to assist intergovernmental, governmental and non-governmental organizations in formulating and implementing improved policies in the field of crime prevention and criminal justice.

One of the strategic priorities of UNICRI is to support the development of an integrated CBRN approach that incorporates all international, regional and national CBRN components into a common strategy. This entails the application of a holistic approach through which all stakeholders, while operating autonomously, can establish common goals, identify and manage resources to achieve these goals, clearly allocate responsibilities and tasks, elaborate functioning channels of communication, create a security culture based on common learning, and ensure that lessons learnt are incorporated and absorbed throughout the whole system.


With specific reference to the project “Enhancing capacities to prevent the trafficking of radiological and nuclear material in the Middle East” and under the supervision of the Head of Unit, the consultant will perform the following tasks:

• Prepare and carry out different training sessions for security, law enforcement and other relevant officials of the Middle East on preventing RN trafficking, with a focus on intelligence operations, protection of sensitive information, information-sharing;
• Facilitate discussion during national and regional workshops with RN experts;
• Foster the exchange of experiences between countries and to discuss how to improve regional cooperation and exchange of information mechanisms;
• Perform other work-related duties upon request.

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: Advanced University degree (Master’s or equivalent) in the field of law, criminology, law enforcement, criminal justice, nuclear physics, chemistry or similar field is required. Bachelor degree in combination with 2 (two) additional years of relevant professional experience may be accepted in lieu of the Master’s degree.
Experience: At least twelve (12) years of working experience in the field of nuclear security is required, including at least 7 years of relevant experience in international projects that assist countries to improve their capabilities to prevent and combat trafficking of nuclear and radiological material. Relevant working experience in the Middle East is highly desirable. Prior working experience in the United Nations or similar international organizations is desirable.
Language: Fluency in English is required.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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