Job Opening

Posting Title: Consultant (GLOZ99/Anti-Corruption)
Department/Office: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Duty Station: VIENNA
Posting Period: 18 September 2023 - 26 September 2023
Job Opening Number: 23-United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime-218365-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 of FSS/CEB, and in coordination with other UNODC substantive officers and consultants as necessary, the consultant will perform the following substantive outputs:

A. The UNODC Anti-corruption strategies guide is revised in part for review and comment by wider;
B. Provide substantive backstopping to the informal inter-governmental negotiations on the COSP draft resolution on Gender and Corruption;
C. Four communication actions drafted and consulted, including drafting web-stories and posts for social media in preparation of COSP10 and the relaunch of the anti-corruption platform for Eastern Africa in February 2024;
D. Analysis and selection of case studies finalized to form a basis for the paper on challenges and good practices of States parties in promoting business integrity;
E. One workshop designed on private sector corruption, to be held in February 2024;
F. Substantive support and expert knowledge provided to one regional BRICS seminar on gender and corruption, including the final report and outcome document; and,
G. Participation in two field missions in Africa and mission reports drafted.

Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective is systematically reviewed and documented in all activities throughout the assignment

Work Location

Vienna-based, with travel foreseen:12-16 November 2023, Kenya 9-15 December 2023, USA 4-9 February 2024, Mauritius 26 February – 2 March 2024, Tanzania

Expected duration


Duties and Responsibilities

Background of the assignment:

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is the global leader in the fight against drugs, organized crime, corruption and terrorism with widely recognized expertise and specialization on issues pertaining to international cooperation in criminal matters. Established in 1997 through a merger between the United Nations Drug Control Programme and the Centre for International Crime Prevention, UNODC operates in all regions of the world through an extensive network of field offices. The work of UNODC is guided by a broad range of international legally binding instruments and a set of United Nations standards and norms on crime prevention and criminal justice.

As guardian of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC or the Convention), UNODC has the mandate to provide support and technical assistance to States parties to effectively implement the Convention. The Corruption and Economic Crime Branch (CEB) acts as the secretariat of the Conference of the States Parties (COSP) to the Convention.

The backbone for UNODC anti-corruption work is the normative framework provided by UNCAC and CEB has extensive experience and in-depth substantive expertise, delivering and adapting technical assistance to Member States upon request and working with a variety of national, regional and international stakeholders. Moreover, CEB develops technical tools, and disseminates and facilitates the exchange of good practices in the prevention of and fight against corruption through the Global Programme to prevent and combat corruption through effective implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption in support of Sustainable Development Goal 16 (GLOZ99).

Building upon the findings of the UNODC flagship publication of The Time is Now – Addressing the gender dimensions of corruption, CEB has continued to deepen its work on the gender dimensions of corruption through research activities and an increasing number of national and international engagements. The implementation is being carried out in cooperation with the field-based anti-corruption advisers and as far as possible through the UNODC field office network.

Furthermore, CEB has been implementing projects funded by the Siemens Integrity Initiative on business integrity since 2011, under four funding rounds with activities delivered in more than 16 countries. The projects aim to strengthen legal frameworks, promote public-private dialogue, increase knowledge of good practices to prevent and counter corruption in the private sector and deliver education programmes to equip future employers and business leaders with ethical mindsets.

Qualifications/special skills

- An advanced university degree in law, political science, public administration or criminology 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 2 years of experience in the area of legal research, anti-corruption, and/or crime prevention including related to the United Nations Convention against Corruption is required.
- Experience of working in the United Nations or another international organization, including servicing of inter-governmental meetings and conferences is desirable.
- Knowledge of the work of UNODC, including related to programme management, and gender aspect corruption as well as business integrity is desirable.


- English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage. For this post, fluency in oral and written English is required. Fluency in French is an advantage.

No Fee


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