Job Opening

Posting Title: Programme Officer (Cybercrime Prevention), P3 [Cancelled]
Department/Office: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Duty Station: DOHA
Posting Period: 23 February 2021 - 24 March 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-Drug Control and Crime Prevent-UNODC-150235-P-Doha (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 UNODC International Centre for Combating Cybercrime in Doha, Qatar. The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the Programme Coordinator (Chief of Centre) of the UNODC International Centre for Combating Cybercrime and the overall supervision of the San Salvador-based Head of the Global Programme on Cybercrime (GPCy), operating under the Cybercrime and Anti-Money Laundering Section (CMLS), Organized Crime and Illicit Trafficking Branch (OCB), Division for Treaty Affairs (DTA) at UNODC headquarters, Vienna. The incumbent will carry out work assignments in connection with the implementation of counter-cybercrime technical assistance in the region and, where necessary, globally.

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Within assigned authority the Programme Officer (Cybercrime Prevention) will be responsible for the following specific duties:

• Organize and conduct capacity building and technical assistance activities on cybercrime prevention for criminal justice actors, relevant cross-governmental authorities, children, families and communities to promote safe use of the Internet and provide technical advice to counterparts.

• Organize and facilitate international, interregional and national activities on cybercrime prevention.

• Design curricula and courses on cybercrime prevention.

• Undertake outreach activities; coordinate international, regional and national workshops, meetings and conferences, makes presentations on assigned topics/activities.

• Provide, prepare and draft guidelines, tools, case studies, models, and other materials related to cybercrime prevention.

• Review and revise relevant UNODC, UN Secretariat and wider educational, training and capacity-building tools; promote their use and application by the target audience(s); compile information on best practices in the response to cybercrime prevention.

• Coordinate and liaise with intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations and institutions which are active in the provision of training and education on cybercrime prevention at the international, regional or country level, as well as with UNODC and broader Secretariat Programmes for cross-fertilization.

• Develop and implement strategies and awareness campaigns on cybercrime prevention including by identifying innovative practices and areas of potential intervention and cooperation.

• Provide guidance and participate in the development of tools and training to enable gender and human rights mainstreaming in Centre projects and activities.

• Support and/or deliver technical assistance needs assessments and situation analyses by participating in the preparation and delivery of scoping missions and by identifying opportunities to enhance cybercrime prevention skills in partner agencies and countries.

• Assist in the ongoing monitoring and evaluation of the programme by collecting relevant data on project implementation, drafting reports and supporting follow-up activities.

• Implement activities under the Global Programme on Cybercrime, by delivering, overseeing, contributing to and ensuring coordination amongst personnel and units regarding the administration of activities, recruitment of staff and consultants, subcontracting of services, 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 information regarding activities.

• Prepare, review, plan and manage the implementation of the project’s strategies and activities as outlined in the project document by providing substantive and administrative support and inputs, including budget and procurement management.

• 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 Chief of the Cybercrime Centre.

• Perform other work-related duties to support project implementation, as required.


Professionalism: Demonstrates knowledge of counter-cybercrime law enforcement, societal and/or prevention 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, political science, international relations, sociology, public administration or related area 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 progressively responsible professional work experience in project or programme management in areas related to UNODC´s mandates is required.
Work experience at the international level outside one’s home country in the implementation, management and monitoring of counter/prevention-cybercrime activities is required.
Experience with the United Nations system or a similar international organization is desirable.
Work experience in the Middle East is desirable.


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


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

Special Notice

This is a generic job opening for the purpose of creating a roster of qualified candidates for immediate and anticipated job openings. The United Nations Secretariat maintains rosters of qualified and available candidates to fill anticipated job openings in peacekeeping operations, special political missions and other field operations in various duty stations. The purpose of this job opening is to generate a list of qualified candidates for inclusion in the Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer roster (job code 2645 DRU).

The entire assessment process takes an average of six months; all applicants will be notified in writing of the outcome of their application (whether successful or unsuccessful) upon conclusion of the process. Successful candidates will be placed on the roster and subsequently will be invited to apply for similar job openings. Roster membership does not guarantee selection.

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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