Job Opening

Posting Title: Programme Officer (Terrorism Prevention) - Temporary, P3 (Temporary Job Opening)
Department/Office: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Duty Station: JAKARTA
Posting Period: 11 May 2021 - 18 May 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-Drug Control and Crime Prevent-UNODC-155339-J-Jakarta (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 Programme Office in Indonesia (POIDN) with duty station in Jakarta, under the Regional Office for Southeast Asia and the Pacific (ROSEAP), Division for Operations (DO), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The Programme Officer (Terrorism Prevention) will work under the direct supervision of the Programme Officer (Counter terrorism) based at ROSEAP in Bangkok (Thailand) and the substantive guidance of the Chief, Implementation Support Section I (ISS I), Terrorism Prevention Branch (TPB), Division for Treaty Affairs (DTA).

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Within assigned authority, the Programme Officer (Terrorism Prevention) will be responsible for the following duties/tasks:

•Provide substantive expertise and support to the overall planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of the UNODC technical assistance mandate on criminal justice responses to terrorism – including chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear (CBRN) terrorism and preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE) – in Southeast Asia, with a particular focus on Indonesia.
•Review, research, analyse and present information gathered from diverse sources on matters pertaining to counter-terrorism (CT), CBRN terrorism and P/CVE.
•Keep abreast with developments in the international and regional normative frameworks on CT, CBRN terrorism and P/CVE, as well as with emerging threats and operational trends, so as to support well-informed managerial decisions on programmes and projects’ design, implementation and monitoring.
•Coordinate and liaise closely with government counterparts and other key stakeholders, including UN entities and other international and regional organizations, civil society and the private sector, when appropriate and as necessary, for the effective organization and delivery of technical assistance and capacity-building activities on CT, CBRN terrorism and P/CVE.
•Participate, facilitate and/or provide substantive expertise at conferences, seminars, workshops, roundtable discussions, consultative meetings, and any other relevant fora on CT, CBRN terrorism and P/CVE-related matters, as instructed.
•Provide substantive and operational guidance to Programme Associates, Programme Assistants, and external consultants supporting the implementation of projects under the incumbent’s purview.
•Contribute to and/or prepare various written outputs such as briefing notes, concept notes, agendas, project proposals and progress reports, and exercise quality control over technical inputs to publications and other technical assistance tools.
•Keep regular track of projects’ expenditures to ensure alignment with initial budget allocations.
•Provide substantive support to promoting, developing and/or enhancing operational synergies with other UNODC global, regional and national initiatives in related areas of the organization’s mandate.
•Contribute to enhanced collaboration and coordination with other UN bodies responsible for CT, CBRN terrorism and/or P/CVE issues. This includes being part of the coordination structure established at the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office in Jakarta to focus on those topics.
•As directed, contribute to the organization’s outreach and resource-mobilization efforts.
•Perform any other work-related duties as required/assigned.


Professionalism: Has demonstrated professional competence and expertise in the criminal justice aspects of terrorism prevention and closely related crime prevention and criminal justice issues, especially with respect to the legislative, judiciary, rule of law, international cooperation aspects. Has demonstrated competence and expertise in planning, coordinating and management support for technical assistance activities (especially needs analysis, programme conceptualization and write-up; programme coordination, liaison and reporting; and budgetary and financial monitoring). Is able to contribute to designing, organizing and conducting technical assistance activities. Has knowledge of the mandate of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in terrorism prevention. Has sound analytical skills and is able to identify problems and to contribute to problem-solving. Shows commitment to the achieving highest quality outputs, timeliness, conscientiousness, attention to detail and ability to bring matters to closure. 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.


An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, political or social science, criminal justice, international relations or closely related fields, is required. A first-level university degree 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 and directly relevant professional experience in terrorism prevention and/or preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE) is required.
Experience in planning, coordinating and implementing technical assistance activities in the field is required.
Experience in understanding/addressing, through research or technical assistance projects, the factors leading to violent extremism and to terrorism is required.
Working experience with governmental or intergovernmental organizations on preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE), terrorism prevention and/or chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear (CBRN) terrorism issues is desirable.
Experience on the nexus between crime and terrorism, through research or technical assistance projects, is desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English is required. 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 position is temporarily available until 14 April 2022. Actual filling of this position and actual duration of the assignment is subject to availability of funding. 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.

Jakarta is classified an A 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, 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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The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

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