Job Opening

Posting Title: Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer (Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling) - Temporary, P3 (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: CRIME PREVENTION AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE OFFICER
Department/Office: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Duty Station: VIENNA
Posting Period: 11 September 2020 - 10 October 2020
Job Opening Number: 20-Drug Control and Crime Prevent-UNODC-141075-J-Vienna (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 Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling Section (HTMSS) of the Organized Crime and Illicit Trafficking Branch (OCB) of the Division for Treaty Affairs (DTA), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), in Vienna, Austria. The incumbent will work under the direct supervision and substantive guidance of the Chief, Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling Section and designated senior staff, and the overall guidance of the Chief of OCB.

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

Responsibilities

The incumbent will perform the following specific tasks:

• Promote the work of UNODC against human trafficking and migrant smuggling within the overall framework of the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children and the Protocol against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air, both supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC);

• Coordinate with relevant Sections of UNODC to ensure that proper substantive expertise is provided in HTMSS programmes, as applicable;

• Develop, review and appraise best practices, methodologies and activities with regards to trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants and contribute to their promotion and dissemination, including through the development and promotion of UNODC knowledge management portal;

• Contribute to the development and implementation of strategies for HTMSS, including by identifying innovative practices and areas of potential intervention as well as for internal and external cooperation;

• Coordinate and provide policy guidance to HTMSS, UNODC, governments, practitioners, and other relevant stakeholders, as necessary, e.g. substantive advisory service and guidance, facilitate expert consultations, development of policy papers etc., regarding the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children and the Protocol against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air, particularly to promote and increase the understanding of the Protocols as key international instruments to address trafficking in persons and the smuggling of migrants;

• Support education, training and other capacity-building assistance for criminal justice actors, as well as for civil society and the private sector; in particular for the development and use of related technical material and tools: prepare and provide input to standardized training materials; review and revise relevant UNODC educational, training and capacity-building tools; promote their use and application by respective target groups; compile information on best practices in the response to trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants; coordinate and liaise with intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations and institutions which are active in the provision of training and education on related issues at the international, regional or country level, as well as with UNODC Programmes for cross-fertilization;

• Attend and contribute to technical consultations and events on technical issues and policy matters on trafficking in persons and/or smuggling of migrants with Member States, relevant international and regional bodies and organizations, NGOs, academia, and the private sector, as required;

• Cooperate and coordinate with UNODC field offices, and other relevant entities, and advise them on implementation arrangements, potential partners and detailed specifications for relevant initiatives against trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants;

• Provide guidance and participate in the development of internal tools and training to enable gender and human rights mainstreaming in UNODC’s projects, positions and actions;
• Prepare a variety of written outputs, such as background papers, correspondence with governments, working papers, mission reports, analyses, briefings, presentations, policy proposals and documents, regular and ad hoc reports, studies, summary reports, manuals, modules, guides and toolkits;

• Perform other work-related duties as required.

Competencies

• Professionalism: Has in-depth knowledge of crime prevention and criminal justice issues, preferably in the area of human trafficking and/or migrant smuggling. Has knowledge of policies and practices in crime prevention and criminal justice, as well as of the mandates of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Has knowledge of and specialization in substantive and functional areas with very good research and analytical skills. 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;

• Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed;

• 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

An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in criminal law, criminology, and/or related social science, international relations, political science, law, public administration or a 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 relevant professional work experience in crime prevention and criminal justice at national and international levels is required.
Proven experience in programme design and delivery, preferably on trafficking in persons and/or smuggling of migrants is required.
Proven experience in the development of policies, standard setting tools, and/or adult learning is required.
Proven experience in gender and / or human rights mainstreaming is desirable.
Proven experience of knowledge management, including through the use of databases is desirable.
Work experience with the United Nations system or similar international organization is desirable.

Languages

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

Assessment

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

Special Notice

This position is temporarily available until 28 February 2021. 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, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, 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. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

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.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

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No Fee

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