Job Opening

Posting Title: Child Protection Innovation Research Fellow
Department/Office: United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute
Duty Station: THE HAGUE
Posting Period: 05 October 2022 - 12 October 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute-192262-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

• Reports and analysis on trends and developments in artificial intelligence and cyber-technologies.
• Matrix including information on community stakeholders, policies, activities and initiatives.
• Input into reports, publications and substantive tools in line with project requirements.
• Materials for and reports on project events.

Work Location

The Hague

Expected duration

2 months

Duties and Responsibilities

The United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) is a United Nations entity established in 1968 to support countries worldwide in preventing crime and facilitating criminal justice. UNICRI is mandated to assist intergovernmental, governmental and non-governmental organizations in formulating and implementing improved policies in the field of crime prevention and criminal justice. UNICRI' s goals are:

• to advance understanding of crime-related problems;
• to foster just and efficient criminal justice systems;
• to support the respect of international instruments and other standards;
• to facilitate international law enforcement cooperation and judicial assistance.

Under the supervision of the Head of Unit, the incumbent will perform the following tasks:

• Contribute to the work of the team to realize foreseen outcomes and outputs and to further developing the existing objectives and activities through technical research and analysis.
• Monitor trends and developments regarding artificial intelligence and cyber-technologies, cataloguing and storing relevant resources, as well as ensuring the project team is informed.
• Monitor relevant activities of Member States, International Organizations and relevant initiatives of industry partners, cataloguing and storing relevant resources, as well as ensuring the project team is informed.
• Support meetings, training courses, seminars, workshops, awareness-raising and promotional events, including by drafting agendas, identifying speakers, preparing materials, and participating during events.
• Support coordination with stakeholders in the law enforcement community, industry, academia, as well as counterparts within the UN System and other International Organizations.
• Assist in preparing reports and other publications, researching and analyzing relevant background documentation as required.
• Any other research-related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications/special skills

Work experience is not required for fellows with a Master’s degree. Work experience in research and/or project or programme management and implementation in the fields of new and emerging technologies, crime prevention, criminal justice or similar fields is desirable. Experience with such topics as artificial intelligence, machine learning and data processing is highly desirable.

Advanced University degree (Master’s or equivalent) in political science, international law, international relations or area related to computing and/or artificial intelligence is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.

Languages

For this position, fluency in oral and written English is required.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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