Job Opening

Posting Title: Chief of Section, P5
Job Code Title: CHIEF OF SECTION, DRUG CONTROL AND CRIME PREVENTION
Department/Office: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Duty Station: VIENNA
Posting Period: 29 March 2022 - 12 May 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Drug Control and Crime Prevent-UNODC-177437-R-Vienna (G)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

The post is located in the Cybercrime and Anti-Money Laundering Section (CMLS), Organized Crime and Illicit Trafficking Branch (OCB), Division for Treaty Affairs (DTA), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), in Vienna. The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the Chief of the Branch.

For more information on UNODC please visit www.unodc.org.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Chief of the Cybercrime and Anti-Money Laundering Section (CMLS), will be responsible for the following specific tasks:

• Provide policy guidance to the Chief of Branch and the Director of the Division, on conceptual, strategy development and management of the implementation of overall strategies and intra and inter-divisional/departmental policies and procedures related to cybercrime, money laundering, terrorist financing, cyber-security and wider transnational organized crime and terrorism matters.
• Plan and oversee the management of activities undertaken by the Section; ensure that substantive work programmes and programmed activities are carried out in a timely fashion, coordinating diverse projects in the Section, and, in liaison with other organizations of the United Nations System, donors and agencies as appropriate.
• Provide substantive input in the preparation of position papers and reports for presentation to intergovernmental bodies such as the Intergovernmental Expert Group on Cybercrime, the General Assembly, the Security Council, the High-Level Committee on Programmes (HLCP), the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), EGMONT, EUROPOL, INTERPOL, the Committee for Programme Coordination, the Economic and Social Council, the Executive Office of the Secretary General (EOSG) and other policy-making organs, as appropriate.
• Recruit staff for the Section taking due account of geographical and gender balance and other institutional values.
• Manage and direct UNODC’s cybercrime, money laundering and terrorist finance programmes, including relevant fundraising and financial management related to these programmes.
• Contribute to improving cooperation with relevant organizations in providing technical assistance in that regard, in particular taking into account technical assistance programmes and legal instruments of other inter-governmental organizations.
• Provide substantive policy guidance to Member States on countering cybercrime, money laundering and terrorist financing including in the drafting of legislation and investigative techniques.
• Seek and maintain appropriate partnerships with other organizations of the United Nations System, and other relevant partners including the private sector, for the development of regional and national strategies, programmes and related activities. Guide, develop and train staff under his/her supervision.
• Foster teamwork and communication among staff in the Section and across organizational boundaries.
• Participate in international, regional or national meetings and provide programmatic/ substantive expertise on all relevant issues and holds programmatic/substantive and organizational discussions with representatives of other institutions.
• Perform other work- related duties as may be required.

Competencies

• Managing Performance: Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority; makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member; accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills; monitors progress against milestones and deadlines; regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff; encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative; actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff; appraises performance fairly.

• Judgement/Decision Making: Identifies the key issues in a complex situation, and comes to the heart of the problem quickly; gathers relevant information before making a decision; considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them; takes decisions with an eye to the impact on others and on the Organization; proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation based on all available information; checks assumptions against facts; determines the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision; makes tough decisions when necessary.

• Professionalism: Has knowledge and understanding of the mandates of UNODC. Has the ability to demonstrate professional competence and mastery of subject matters within the area of Organized Crime and Illicit Trafficking including money-laundering and terrorist financing, in particular the international response to new forms and dimensions of organized crime, specifically cybercrime including legislative and technical investigative aspects, but also other emerging forms of crime. Has demonstrated ability to provide innovative technical leadership by performing and/or overseeing the planning, development, and management of operations. Provides leadership and takes responsibility for managing substantive and functional areas. Has demonstrated ability to negotiate and apply good judgment. Has ability to identify key strategic issues, analyze and resolve issues/problems and to provide sound expert advice and recommendations. Has ability to apply UN rules, regulations, policies and guidelines in work situations; has knowledge and understanding of UN programme planning and management, and administrative and management policies and procedures, as well as knowledge of the organization’s intergovernmental processes. 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 criminology, criminal investigation, criminal justice, international relations, law or police studies, 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 ten years of progressively responsible professional experience in crime prevention and criminal justice matters is required.

Work experience in the area of cybercrime and money laundering is required.

Experience in planning and managing pertinent international development or technical cooperation programmes as well as programme/project development and administration is required.

Experience with the prosecution and investigation of cybercrime and/or money laundering is desirable.

Relevant experience in a field environment is desirable.

Languages

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.

Assessment

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

Special Notice

This is a geographical 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.

For this position, applicants from the following Member States, which are unrepresented or underrepresented in the UN Secretariat as of 31 January 2022, are strongly encouraged to apply: Afghanistan, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Belize, Brunei Darussalam, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, China, Comoros, Cuba, Cyprus, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Djibouti, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Israel, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Monaco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Norway, Oman, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Vanuatu, Viet Nam.

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

Vienna is classified in the H category (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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