Job Opening

Posting Title: Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer (Project Leader) - Temporary, P3 (Temporary Job Opening)
Department/Office: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Duty Station: VIENNA
Posting Period: 28 June 2022 - 04 July 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Drug Control and Crime Prevent-UNODC-185025-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 Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Section (CPCJS), Division for Treaty Affairs (DTA), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Vienna, Austria. The incumbent will report directly to the Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer who acts as the Coordinator of the Global Programme to End Violence against Children (GLOZ43) and work under the overall supervision of the Chief of Section.


Under the direct supervision of the Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer who coordinates the Global Programme on Violence against Children (GP on VAC), the Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer (Project Leader) will, within assigned authority, be responsible for leading the EU-funded Project "STRIVE Juvenile: Preventing and Responding to Violence against Children by Terrorist and Violent Extremist Groups". In particular, the incumbent will be responsible for the following specific duties:

• Lead project activities at the global level and in beneficiary countries, ensuring a participatory approach and coherence with strategic objectives of the project. Oversee the supervision of project activities and monitoring throughout the implementation of the project.
• Deliver outputs and achieve project results in close collaboration with the project team, project beneficiaries and donors.
• Participate in and provide support in coordinating the formulation, planning and implementation of project activities in the project countries, including by supporting needs assessments, law and policy reviews, outreach activities, training workshops, seminars, and other activities as necessary.
• Lead the learning, research, monitoring and evaluation process of the STRIVE Juvenile Project, which includes the ongoing supervision of project activities, exercising quality control over their outputs, identifying, in partnership with thematic experts and national staff, ongoing problems and issues to be addressed, contributing to corrective actions and tracking follow-up actions.
• Ensure smooth coordination and cooperation among the team of staff and experts contributing to the project, as well as with national counterparts and other partners.
• Serve as the Secretary to the Steering Committee.
• Foster regular communication and coordination between team members, at global and national levels, including with Information Technology Support experts and the knowledge management experts.
• Guarantee coherence and overall coordination of global and national components of the project.
• Ensure close coordination amongst co-implementing and associated project partners, including civil society, during the course of project implementation.
• Participate in and contribute to the substantive coordination of activities with other UNODC/UN entities, Member States, and external partner organizations, as necessary.
• Lead and guide the project team consisting of UN staff and consultants and/or Individual Contractors, ensuring work is presented according to the project work plan.
• Guide and support team members.
• Participate in the selection of personnel and experts, according to priorities and needs within the project.
• Assist in assessing the performance of the project team members.
• Carry out financial and administrative duties necessary for the proper functioning of the STRIVE Juvenile Project, in consultation with the Coordinator of the Global Programme to End Violence against Children and in close collaboration with relevant Headquarters focal points.
• With the support of other team members, prepare budgets, monitor and report on the expenditures and the utilization of financial resources under the project segment for the beneficiary countries and draft or contribute to financial progress reports, ensuring compliance with UN financial rules and regulations as well as applicable reporting requirements.
• With the support of other team members, prepare and disseminate costed workplans, terms of reference and other related project documentation.
• With the support of other team members, maintain close working relationships with relevant administrative and project counterparts in order to facilitate meetings of work plan, travel plan and procurement plan deadlines for delivery.
• Review and prepare relevant documents and reports.
• Perform other work-related duties as required.


• Professionalism: Has expertise in programme coordination and management. Is able to monitor and guide project implementation in different field offices. Shows pride in work and 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 equal participation in conceptualization as well as in implementation of activities.

• Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; communicates clearly and effectively; listens to others and is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decisions, 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.


Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in international law, criminal law or social science 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

At least five years of progressively responsible and directly relevant professional experience in the area of project management is required.

Relevant experience in the engagement and contract management of implementing partners is required.

Work experience in establishing and maintaining working relationships with civil society organizations, including evaluating and assessing grants proposals is required.

Relevant experience in management and administration of projects funded by the European Union – including participation in verification missions - is desirable.

Work experience in supporting the active involvement of children and youth in the identification and selection of partners is desirable.

Work experience in conducting and/or coordinating research in the area of criminal justice 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 official United Nations language is an advantage.


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

Special Notice

This temporary position is available until 17 January 2023. Actual filling of this temporary vacancy and actual duration is subject to availability of the post and funding. If the selected candidate is an internal staff member of the UN Secretariat, the selection will be recorded as a temporary assignment.

While this temporary job opening 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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