Job Opening

Posting Title: Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer - 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: 20 June 2022 - 26 June 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Drug Control and Crime Prevent-UNODC-184301-J-Vienna (E)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

The position is located in the Conference Support Section (CSS) of the Organized Crime and Illicit Trafficking Branch (OCB), 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 Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer heading the “Global Programme on the Implementation of the Organized Crime Convention: from Theory to Practice”, in CSS/OCB/DTA/UNODC.

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

Responsibilities

Within assigned authority, and in close coordination with project staff, the Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer will carry out a range of functions in the framework of the “Global Programme on the Implementation of the Organized Crime Convention: from Theory to Practice”. In particular, the incumbent will be responsible for the following specific duties:
• Provide substantive support to the “Global Programme on the Implementation of the Organized Crime Convention: from Theory to Practice”, both within the framework of Outcome I focused on supporting States in adopting or amending legislative instruments to implement the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC), and/or follow up on the Review Mechanism observations, as well as under Outcome II aimed at supporting States in the implementation of consistent policies, strategies and plans to respond to challenges in transnational organized crime.

• Coordinate and contribute to the further development and dissemination of the in-house knowledge management portal (SHERLOC).

• Manage, coordinate and contribute to the development of tools, such as legislative guides and strategy tools, related to countering organized crime, with a particular focus on cyber organized crime.

• Support the coordination of and organize as well as conduct regional and national workshops to formulate strategies, share lessons, and enhance cooperation to fight organized crime. This includes to identify participants and training providers, prepare documents and presentations, particularly on the topic of organized crime, including cyber organized crime; facilitate and coordinate experts consultations, workshops and other training activities in furtherance of the core requirements and principles of UNTOC.

• Monitor financial resources allocated to assigned project components/activities, including expenditures and funds utilization.

• Liaise with relevant parties, such as ministries, international, regional and civil society organizations, and other relevant stakeholders, to support the development and implementation of tools, such as legislative guides, as well as strategies to prevent and combat organized crime.

• Participate in and conduct field missions, including providing technical assistance to consultants, government officials, academics, criminal justice practitioners and other stakeholders as well as preparing mission reports and defining appropriate follow-up activities.

• Coordinate with relevant UNODC sections to ensure that proper substantive expertise is provided in the implementation of the Global Programme and provide own substantive expertise; coordinate cooperation with field offices and other relevant entities on the implementation and follow-up of the activities under the Global Programme.

• Provide technical assistance and support to national authorities, as well as other relevant stakeholders, in efforts to prevent and combat organized crime.

• Disseminate and promote the use of relevant UNODC tools.

• Design and conduct training workshops, seminars and other events; make presentations on assigned topics/activities.

• Research, analyse and present information gathered from diverse sources in the field of organized crime.

• Organize and prepare written outputs, e.g. draft background paper, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.

• Perform other work-related duties as required.

Competencies

• Professionalism: Has knowledge of crime prevention and criminal justice issues, preferably in the area of organized crime. Has knowledge of policies and practices in crime prevention and criminal justice, as well as of the mandates of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Has knowledge of and specialization in substantive and functional areas with very good research and analytical skills. Is able to identify issues, analyse and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Has conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research, data collection and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of various research sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases. Is able to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. 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 law, political or social science, criminal justice, international relations or a related field 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 is required.

Proven experience in the design and delivery of technical assistance is required.

Experience with the designing and facilitation of trainings and workshops is desirable.

Work experience at the international level including experience within the United Nations System and/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, is required. Fluency in another United Nations official language is desirable.

Assessment

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

Special Notice

This is a project post. Filing of this position is subject to budget availability.

• This position is temporarily available until 31 August 2022. 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.

• Subject to the funding source of the position, the eligibility for this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.

• This temporary job opening may be limited to “internal candidates,” who have been recruited through a competitive examination administered according to staff rule 4.16 or staff selection process including the review of a central review body established according to staff rule 4.15.

• 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.

• Pursuant to section 7.11 of ST/AI/2012/2/Rev.1, candidates recruited through the young professionals programme who have not served for a minimum of two years in the position of their initial assignment are not eligible to apply to this position.

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 is 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 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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