Job Opening

Posting Title: PROGRAMME OFFICER (COMBATING WILDLIFE AND FOREST CRIME), P3
Job Code Title: CRIME PREVENTION AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE OFFICER
Department/Office: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Duty Station: BANGKOK
Posting Period: 31 May 2018 - 29 June 2018
Job Opening Number: 18-Drug Control and Crime Prevent-UNODC-98043-R-Bangkok (E)
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 at the Regional Office for South East Asia and the Pacific (ROSEAP), Bangkok, Thailand. The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the Programme Coordinator located in Bangkok and the overall supervision of the Representative, ROSEAP. S/he will receive overall strategic and technical guidance from the Chief, Sustainable Livelihoods Unit (SLU) and Coordinator of the Global Programme for Combating Wildlife and Forest Crime based in Vienna, Austria. The Programme Officer will support the implementation of UNODC Global Programme for Combating Wildlife and Forest Crime (GP for WLFC) in South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific.

For more information on UNODC, please visit our website: www.unodc.org

Responsibilities

Within assigned authority, the Programme Officer will be responsible for the following specific duties:

•Participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned activities under GP for WLFC; monitor and analyze project development and implementation; review relevant documents and reports; identify problems and issues to be addressed and proposes corrective actions; liaise with relevant parties; identify and track follow-up actions.

•Perform assignments, in collaboration with partners, by planning and facilitating workshops, training, supporting partnerships under the GP for WLFC.

•Research, analyze and present information gathered from training needs assessments and other diverse sources.

•Assist in policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies.

•Undertake survey initiatives; design data collection tools; review, analyze and interpret responses, identify problems/issues and prepare conclusions.

•Prepare various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.

•Provide substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc.

•Undertake outreach activities; conduct training workshops, seminars, etc.; make presentations on assigned topics/activities.

•Participate in or lead field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries, etc.

•Coordinate activities related to budget and funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and prepare related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.).

•Perform other work related duties as required.

Competencies

•Professionalism: Has knowledge of policies and practices in international crime prevention, specifically as relates to environmental law enforcement, wildlife, fisheries and forest crime/environmental crime and associated crimes such as corruption and money laundering. Has knowledge of the mandates of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Has knowledge of and specialization in substantive and functional areas with very good research and analytical skills. Has professional competence in technical assistance issues, programme support and execution. Is able to evaluate, identify and contribute to the solution of problems/issues. Is able to prepare adequate reports and papers as well as rationale on substantive and technical assistance issues. Is able to design and evaluate training and develop training material. Is able to apply judgment in the context of the assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. 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.

•Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, management, economics, law, social sciences, environmental sciences or a related field is required. A first-level university degree in similar fields in combination with two additional 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 project or programme management, administration or related area is required. Substantive experience in addressing environmental crime and/or law enforcement policies and/or criminal justice is required. Experience in designing and evaluating training is required. A minimum of two years of field experience especially in South East Asia and/or South Asia is highly desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Chinese or another official United Nations language is an asset

Assessment

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

Special Notice

This is a project post. Filling of this position is subject to funding availability and the initial appointment will be for a period of one year. Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds.

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

Bangkok is an A and a family duty station.

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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