Job Opening

Posting Title: Chief, Co-financing and Partnership Section, P5
Department/Office: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Duty Station: VIENNA
Posting Period: 01 March 2017 - 14 April 2017
Job Opening Number: 17-Public Information-UNODC-75229-R-Vienna (G)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

Vienna is classified as H and a family duty station.

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Co-financing and Partnership Section (CPS), Public Affairs and Policy Support Branch (PAB), Division for Policy Analysis and Public Affairs (DPA), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), in Vienna. The Chief of CPS will work under the direct supervision of the Chief of PAB and overall guidance of the Director of DPA.

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Within delegated authority, the Chief of CPS will be responsible for the following specific duties:

•Plan and oversee the management of activities undertaken by the Section and ensure coherence of action in support of mandates and objectives of UNODC.

•Advise the Chief of PAB, the Director of DPA, the Executive Director, and other senior officials on donors’ policies and priority interests with a view to identifying possible approaches and priority areas for fund raising in support of UNODC.

•Develop and implement strategies and approaches to solidify the support to UNODC from existing donors and to broaden UNODC’s resource base.

•Identify new sources of funding from the private sector, foundations, civic groups and others, and maintain the working relations on fund raising with such potential donors.

•Act as focal point for all funding-related communications with counterparts from donor countries, UN and other inter-governmental partners, private sector, etc.

•Lead the promotion of UNODC’s activities and programmes with the European Union (EU) and other UN agencies and UN multi-donor Trust Funds, including those multi-donor Trust Funds managed by UNODC.

•Direct the promotion of partnership and joint ventures with international financial and other institutions.

•Direct the analysis and monitoring of the policies, practices and trends of donors, and assess their impact and implications for multilateral assistance in general and with respect to UNODC in particular.

•Guide other UNODC Headquarters offices and the field offices on fund raising activities by providing guidance on donor policies and budgetary instruments, as well as on donors’ priorities and key areas of interest.

•Manage the negotiation/finalization of funding agreements with potential donors.

•Liaise internally on the development and implementation of process improvements within the framework of resource mobilization and funds utilization, to promote internal coherence and accountability to Member States on the use of resources entrusted to UNODC.

•Represent the Office and participate in meetings with donors and senior government officials, including in capitals, and in meetings of the UN system, conferences, etc. to promote the image of UNODC.

•Ensure that the Chief of PAB, the Director of DPA, the Executive Director, and other senior officials are briefed regularly on the status of the extra-budgetary resources, the trends of donor pledges, and the status of utilization of donors’ contributions, in coordination with the Financial Resources Management Service.

•Lead the preparation of briefing materials for the Executive Director on donors’ policies, use of contributions, priority areas, key political issues, etc. for missions to donor capitals and for meetings with donor representatives at UNODC.

•Manage the Section’s human and financial resources; recruit staff taking due account of geographical and gender balance and other institutional values; manage, guide, develop and train staff under his/her supervision.

•Perform other work related duties as required.


• Professionalism: Has expert knowledge in resource mobilization and development of partnership with governments, the EU, UN agencies, intergovernmental organizations and the private sector. Has knowledge of policies and practices in international drug control and crime prevention, as well as the mandates of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Has demonstrated ability to provide leadership, to negotiate and apply good judgment, to assume a key role in advising counterparts and in networking with national and international partners. Has strong communication (spoken and written) skills; is able to produce reports and papers and to review and revise the work of others. Is able to apply UN rules, regulations, policies and guidelines in work situations. Is able to lead and coordinate the work of a team. 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.

• Planning and 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.

• Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

Managerial Competencies:

• Leadership: Serves as a role model that other people want to follow; empowers others to translate vision into results; is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives; establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain support; anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions; drives for change and improvement; does not accept the status quo; shows the courage to take unpopular stands.

• Judgement/Decision-making: Identifies the key issues in a complex situation, and comes to the heart of the problem quickly; gathers relevant information before making a decision; considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them; takes decisions with an eye to the impact on others and on the Organization; proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation based on all available information; checks assumptions against facts; determines the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision; makes tough decisions when necessary.


Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in political, social sciences, law, international relations or related areas is required. A first-level university degree in similar areas in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible professional experience, including at least five years at the international level, in technical cooperation and fund raising is required. Experience in building relationships and networking with a wide range of external partners, including Member States and intergovernmental organizations, is required. Work experience with the United Nations System or similar international organization is highly desirable. Experience in managerial positions, as well as in project management and reporting is highly desirable. Experience in international crime and drug control policies is desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of other official United Nations language(s) is desirable.


Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

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, including but not limited to, respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to, whether they have committed or are alleged to have committed criminal offences or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

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.

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