Job Opening

Posting Title: Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer (Anti-Corruption) (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: 08 February 2022 - 14 February 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Drug Control and Crime Prevent-UNODC-174351-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 Implementation Support Section (ISS), Corruption and Economic Crime Branch (CEB), Division for Treaty Affairs (DTA) of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), in Vienna. The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the Chief of the Section and the overall guidance of the Chief of the Branch. The incumbent will work in close cooperation with all relevant UNODC units.

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

Responsibilities

Within the assigned authority, the incumbent will carry out a range of functions in support of the implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC). In particular, the incumbent will be responsible for the following specific duties:
• Support the work of the Section in the area of business integrity and anti-corruption.
• Contribute to the implementation of the project Global Action for Business Integrity in accordance with the approved project documents, funding agreement, United Nations policies and financial rules and regulations.
• Implement and monitor planned project activities, promote dialogue and partnerships between the public and the private sectors, foster collective action, organize meetings of experts, training activities and other events.
• Monitor and analyse programme and project development and implementation; review relevant documents and reports; identify challenges and issues to be addressed and initiate corrective actions; liaise with relevant parties; ensure follow-up actions.
• Monitor and review good practices, methodologies and programmes in the area of business integrity and anti-corruption; contribute to the development and implementation of a strategy to engage the private sector in the anti-corruption work of UNODC.
• Liaise effectively with counterparts, partners and other stakeholders with a view to ensuring a multi-stakeholder approach to project implementation.
• Ensure coordination with existing UNODC initiatives in the area of business integrity and anti-corruption; cooperate and coordinate with field offices and other relevant entities.
• Work with the UNODC Advocacy Section to plan and deliver maximum strategic visibility of the project Global Action for Business Integrity and its outcomes.
• Support fundraising through outreach, preparation of proposals and consultation with donors and counterparts; raise awareness of UNODC achievements and identify opportunities for technical assistance in the area of business integrity and anti-corruption.
• Provide support in conducting consultations with governments, anti-corruption agencies, other oversight institutions, private sector entities and organizations, civil society to facilitate the development, implementation and evaluation of anti-corruption activities, with a particular focus on business integrity.
• Organize and prepare written outputs, e.g. policy and programme reports, background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, input to publications relevant to the work of the Branch, UNODC and the United Nations Secretariat as appropriate.
• Perform other work-related duties as required.

Competencies

• Professionalism: Has knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts of and approaches to crime prevention and criminal justice with a focus on corruption, economic crime and business integrity. Has experience in developing and implementing measures to prevent and counter corruption in the private sector, including through collective action. Has knowledge of the mandates of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, as well as of the work of the United Nations in crime prevention and criminal justice, in particular substantive knowledge of the United Nations Convention against Corruption. Has ability to identify issues, analyse and contribute to the resolution of problems/issues. Has conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis. Has knowledge of various legal research sources, including electronic and ability to analyze information on a wide range of legal issues. Has knowledge of project management and implementation related issues and is able to coordinate activities. 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 & 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.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business, law, international relations, economics, political and social sciences or a related discipline 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 the field of crime prevention and criminal justice in an international, governmental, private sector or civil society organization is required.

Experience in the area of anti-corruption in or with the private sector is required.

Experience in facilitating collective action against corruption, including with the private sector, is required.

Experience in project or programme management is required.

Experience in developing, delivering and monitoring of anti-corruption capacity-building measures tailored to private sector stakeholders is required.

Experience in preparing project proposals and conducting consultations with donors for fundraising is desirable.

Experience in managing strategic alliances and outreach is desirable.

Work experience at the international level, including experience within the United Nations System or similar international organizations in a multi-cultural setting, is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another United Nations official language is an advantage.

Assessment

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

Special Notice

This temporary position is currently available until 30 September 2022. Actual filling of this position and actual duration of the assignment is subject to availability of funding. If the selected candidate is an internal staff member of the United Nations Secretariat, the selection may 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.

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 and geographical diversity in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

Vienna is classified as a 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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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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No Fee

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