Job Opening

Posting Title: External Relations Officer, P3
Job Code Title: EXTERNAL RELATIONS OFFICER
Department/Office: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Duty Station: VIENNA
Posting Period: 12 March 2018 - 10 April 2018
Job Opening Number: 18-Public Information-UNODC-93857-R-Vienna (X)
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 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, Austria. The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the Chief of CPS.

For more information about UNODC, please visit: www.unodc.org

Responsibilities

The incumbent will be responsible for contributing to and supporting the planning and implementation of resource mobilization activities in support of the UNODC objectives and related technical cooperation activities. Within assigned authority, the incumbent will perform the following specific duties:

1. Provide policy support in the elaboration, structuring and implementation of fundraising activities:

*Identify potential sources of funding throughout the range of national/international and governmental/non-governmental organizations; maintain contacts with donors to promote support of UNODC activities; draw assessment of donors’ interest and make recommendations for exploring new avenues of fund-raising.
*Develop funding agreements and arrangements; ensure consultations, input, and follow-up between all parties to agreements; discuss and resolve administrative requirements; ensure dissemination of substantive reports and information required to meet donors’ needs.
*Contribute to the preparations for the Executive Director’s and relevant senior management travel to donor countries and organizations.
*Attend, as required, meetings and make presentations on the activities of the Programme.

2. Contribute to the maintenance of the established system of data and reports on contributions within existing systems of records including the UN ERP (Umoja) and in line with International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS), their earmarking and the management of other pertinent information. Ensure the timely provision of reports on fund-utilization; maintain a system of up-to-date funding-related information; liaise with other concerned offices and work units and provide and obtain pertinent information.

3. Contribute inputs on fund-raising aspects to policy papers and substantive reports; undertake steps to promote priority assignment to drug and crime control in national and international development strategies, by Governments and funding agencies; prepare or provide contributions for related policy and strategy papers.

4. Provide advisory support to colleagues on the EU financial regulations and the EU programming guidelines.

5. Contribute to the development and follow-up of the UNODC-EC portfolio.

6. Perform other work related duties as required.

Competencies

* Professionalism: Has knowledge and understanding of technical cooperation, resource mobilization and development of partnership with governments, parliamentarians, civil society organizations and private sector entities. Is able to conduct effective consultations with stakeholders. Is able to apply sound judgement in the context of assignments given. Has knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to crime, drug and/or terrorism-related issues. 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 and the EU strategic framework vis-a-vis UNODC mandates. Has very good research and analytical skills. Is able to identify and contribute to the solution of problems/issues. Has knowledge of various research methodologies and sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases. 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.

* Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

* 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.

Education

An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, marketing, political or social sciences, public relations, or related fields, is required. A first-level university degree in similar fields in combination with additional two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional experience in fund-raising and partnerships including at the international level, is required. Experience in conducting effective consultations with public, private and civil society level partnerships, as well as sound social media marketing experience are required. Experience working with European Union institutions and familiarity with EU programming guidelines or EU financial regulations is desirable. Experience with technical cooperation projects is also desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English with good drafting skills is required. Fluency in French is desirable. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

Assessment

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

Special Notice

This position is funded from extra budgetary resources. The initial appointment will be for a period of one year and any extension of the appointment will be subject to the availability of funding.

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.

The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

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 or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, 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.

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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No Fee

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