Job Opening

Posting Title: Consultant, Corruption Risk Management and Investigations
Department/Office: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Duty Station: VIENNA
Posting Period: 06 March 2023 - 14 March 2023
Job Opening Number: 23-United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime-203659-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

Under the direct supervision of the Chief, Anti-corruption and the Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer, Field Support Section, Corruption and Economic Crime Branch, and in coordination with the UNODC CEB team, the Consultant will perform the following substantive outputs:

- Facilitate the development and implementation of 3 corruption risk management strategies (in English and Portuguese);
- Facilitate the delivery of 2 investigations trainings;
- Produce an overview of CEB materials to support institutional and individual capacity building linked to corruption investigations and highlight where materials may need revised or developed;
- Develop recommendations on how to better engage leaders in corruption risk management processes;
- Produce an outline highlighting the possible impacts of corruption and issues linked to climate change;
- Support the delivery of 2 major regional workshops.

Work Location

Home based with extensive travel.

Expected duration

12 April-22 Dec 2023

Duties and Responsibilities

Background of the assignment:

The United Nations Convention against Corruption (hereinafter UNCAC) is the most comprehensive international legally-binding instrument to prevent and fight corruption. It contains innovative provisions in the areas of prevention; criminalization and law enforcement; international cooperation; and asset recovery. The Convention places a premium on the provision of technical assistance to support developing States’ efforts to ratify and implement it. Such assistance relates to the establishment of domestic normative and institutional frameworks consistent with the requirements of the Convention and the adoption of measures to enable States to cooperate internationally with a view to recovering proceeds of corruption. At present, 188 States and the European Union are parties to the Convention.

As guardian of the Convention, UNODC has been tasked with supporting States parties in their implementation efforts. Along with other bilateral and multilateral technical assistance providers, UNODC provides a comprehensive range of anti-corruption programmes and initiatives, including capacity-building of anti-corruption authorities, training for law enforcement officers and prosecutors, and support to develop anti-corruption legislative frameworks, policies and strategies. Ensuring that a gender dimension is incorporated into ongoing as well as new programmes can only enhance their effectiveness and sustainability.

To further enhance the integrity and effectiveness of its portfolio of programmes and as part of the mandate of the project GLOZ99 “Global Programme to prevent and combat corruption through effective implementation of United Nations Convention against Corruption in support of Sustainable Development Goal 16” the Corruption and Economic Crime Branch has been split into three sections including the Field Support Section (FSS), where this consultancy will be located, is growing rapidly. Two of the primary areas where support is being requested are institutional level corruption risk assessment and building capacity on investigations. Additionally, there is increasing demand for information on the linkages between corruption and climate change.

Accordingly, a consultant is required to help meet the demands that FSS is facing from member states.

Qualifications/special skills

- Advanced university-level degree in accounting, business, economics or public administration is required. A first-level university degree or equivalent academic education, in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
- A minimum of five (5) years of working experience in anti-corruption, economic crime investigations and/or organizational analysis is required.
- Very good knowledge of MS Office is required.
- Previous experience working in the field of corruption risk management and economic crime investigation is desirable.
- Previous experience on working with corruption linked to environmental issues and in developing or emerging market countries is desirable.
- Previous experience with the United Nations is desirable.


- English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English, with excellent drafting and communication skills, is required. Working knowledge of another official United Nations language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) is an advantage. In addition, for this post, fluency in oral and written Portuguese is desirable.

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