Job Opening

Posting Title: Programme Officer (eLearning), P3
Job Code Title: DRUG CONTROL AND CRIME PREVENTION OFFICER
Department/Office: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Duty Station: VIENNA
Posting Period: 19 August 2021 - 17 September 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-Drug Control and Crime Prevent-UNODC-161529-R-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 Justice Section (JS), Division for Operations (DO), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), in Vienna. The incumbent will work under the direct supervision and policy guidance of the Section Chief and in consultation with UNODC sections and branches as well as field offices/international organizations and other relevant stakeholders involved in the production, delivery and use of UNODC eLearning services.

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

Responsibilities

Within assigned authority and as part of the eLearning team, the Programme Officer (eLearning) will be responsible for the following specific duties:

•Coordinate the implementation and day-to-day management of the project “UNODC Global eLearning - making the world safer from drugs, crime and terrorism”; provide specialized support in the development and strengthening of sustainable technical capacity for eLearning globally.

•Provide technical advice and inputs to relevant UNODC HQ sections and branches, Field Offices and projects with regard to eLearning.

•Coordinate and monitor the design, development and production of eLearning modules in English and conversion in localized languages (localizations), in collaboration with project and field staff, national focal points, and with the contracted vendors (Production and Voice Over companies).

•Coordinate procurement and training processes for mobile training units.

•Foster eLearning activities in Latin America and the Caribbean, in collaboration with the Organization of American States (OAS), by establishing new outreach activities in the region and localizing the UNODC eLearning Catalogue in Spanish.

•Prepare various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, concept ideas and proposals for activities specifically linked to eLearning and online capacity building.

•Draft project proposals and undertake other fundraising activities.

•Undertake outreach and communication activities and provide guidance to external consultants in that field.

•Provide support in the preparation of budgets, in the monitoring and reporting on expenditures and revenues, and draft or contribute to financial progress reports, ensuring compliance with UN financial rules and regulations as well as applicable reporting requirements.

•Perform other work-related duties as required.

Competencies

•Professionalism: Has understanding of approaches relevant to transnational organized crime, drug trafficking, crime prevention and criminal justice in general, and eLearning strategies and implementation in particular. Has knowledge of programme/project management and implementation and technical cooperation issues at regional or international levels. Has knowledge of United Nations rules and procedures as well as knowledge of the relevant UNODC mandates. Has research, analytical and problem-solving skills. Is able to apply good judgment in the context of assignment given and operates in compliance with organizational and financial rules and regulations. 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.

•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.

•Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, management, international relations or political science, or related fields 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 experience in project or programme management and administration is required.
Experience in managing the development of eLearning tools in one or more areas relevant to UNODC’s mandates on drug control, crime prevention, criminal justice, countering corruption, drug prevention and health matters is required.
Working experience with an ERP system is required.
Working experience with SAP (Umoja) is desirable.
Working experience within 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 and Spanish is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

Assessment

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

Special Notice

This is a project post. Filling of this position is subject to funding availability and the initial appointment will be for a period of one year. Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and/or the availability of funds.

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.

At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.

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 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, 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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