Job Vacancies United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Position Programme Management Officer, P3
Department/ Office UNITED NATIONS OFFICE ON DRUGS AND CRIME
Duty Station NEW YORK
Closing Date: Saturday, 03 September 2011
Job Opening number 11-PGM-UN OFFICE ON DRUGS AND CRIME-20055-R-NEW YORK (X)
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the New York Liaison Office (NYLO) of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Division for Policy Analysis and Public Affairs (DPA). The Programme Management Officer will work under the direct supervision of the Representative, NYLO.
The incumbent will undertake the following tasks:
Represent UNODC at inter-governmental and inter-agency meetings at United Nations Headquarters in New York, as and when required.
Consult with officials in New York Headquarters-based offices and organizations, including inter-alia the Executive Office of the Secretary-General, the Security Council, Economic and Social Council and General Assembly Committee Secretariats on programmes and activities to help ensure effective coordination and consideration of UNODC practices with broad UN policies.
Maintain regular contact with key Permanent Missions to promote the work programme of UNODC, and with regard to preparations for inter-governmental meetings and conferences.
Represent UNODC in non-governmental (NGO) and civil society organizations’ (CSO) fora and provide briefings to stimulate interest in the work programme of UNODC.
Facilitate contact with the private sector, including foundations based in North America, for the purpose of fund-raising and leveraging resources.
Set up meetings and prepare background briefs on specific issues.
Facilitate and promote contacts with key US government and congressional bodies and officials, e.g. in connection with the visit of the Executive Director of UNODC.
Attend meetings and provide reports to Vienna Headquarters.
Drat memoranda, letters, and statements for signature/delivery by the Representative of the New York Liaison Office.
Develop and implement outreach campaigns with the media and other groups related to issues within the mandate of the Office.
Develop and maintain partnerships with internal and external organizations on advocacy initiatives.
Identify and inform Vienna Headquarters, on a continuous basis, of key strategic issues.
Prepare, in coordination with substantive Vienna Headquarters units, statements, media advisories and other reports, inputs and materials as necessary, on issues related to or of interest to UNODC.
Interact regularly with staff at Vienna Headquarters on substantive matters related to drugs and crime.
Prepare and deliver presentations on UNODC related issues for Permanent Missions, governmental officials, academia and others.
Organize press conferences and launches of key UNODC programmes and publications.
Provide a wide range of information on activities related to drugs and crime to international institutions, in particular media, and to individuals in New York and North America.
Assist the Representative with the management of human and financial resources of the New York Liaison Office.
Perform other duties as required.
Knows and understands theories, concepts and approaches relevant to crime, drug and terrorism related issues; has knowledge of international and UN policies, procedures and operations in general and those related to drugs and crime in particular; identifies issues, analyzes and contributes to the solution of problems/issues; has good research and analytical skills and establishes and maintains productive relationships; applies judgment in the context of assignments given, plans own work and manages 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.
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.
Advanced University Degree (Masters degree or equivalent) in Political Science, International Law, International Relations, Business Administration, or any related field. A first-level university degree in similar fields in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional experience in a large organization, national civil service or international organization is required.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English, i.e. oral and written proficiency, is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.
United Nations Considerations
The United Nations shall place 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. (Charter of the United Nations – Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
Written test and competency-based interview.
Priority consideration for vacancies at the P3 level will be given to internal candidates and
candidates who have passed a United Nations Secretariat competitive examination.
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