Job Vacancies United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer , P-4
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 23 May 2010
DATE OF ISSUANCE: 24 Mar 2010
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
DUTY STATION: Vienna
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 10-Dru-UNODC-424046-R-VIENNA (G)
Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him/her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.
Depending on professional background, experience and family situation, a competitive compensation and benefits package is offered.
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
# The post is located in the Conference Support Section of the Corruption and Economic Crime Branch, Division for Treaty Affairs of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. The incumbent is supervised by the Chief of the Section and under the overall guidance of the Chief of the Branch.Within delegated authority, the Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer will carry out a range of functions in support of the mechanism for reviewing the implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC). In particular, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:Supports the Chief of Section in the implementation of the mandates given by the Conference of the States Parties and the Implementation Review Group.
# Attends policy-making and expert group meetings to monitor, analyze and advise on events and discussions; when requested, represents the Section at those meetings.
# Provides substantive guidance and leadership for a cluster of country reviews carried-out under the mechanism for reviewing the implementation of the UNCAC;
# Provides specialized legal, substantive and technical expertise for individual country reviews, thematic implementation reports and regional supplementary addenda;
# Within the work of the review mechanism, identifies technical assistance needs and priorities in support of the implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption;
# Designs programmes and projects to assist countries in implementing the United Nations Convention against Corruption; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and initiates corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; ensures follow-up actions.
# Cooperates and coordinates with field offices and other relevant entities on action required for promoting the implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption.
# Provides substantive and organizational inputs for the implementation of the overall programme of work of the Conference Support Section;
# Monitors and reviews best practices, methodologies and programmes in areas related to the implementation of UNCAC;
# Provides substantive inputs and/or prepares the substantive and programmatic reports to the Implementation Review Group and the Conference of the States Parties;
# Participates and assists in the substantive and administrative servicing of the meetings of the Implementation Review Group and the Conference of the States Parties;
# Fosters necessary collaboration among States parties, including with national authorities relevant for the implementation of the Convention, as well as with intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations;
# Prepares specialized materials, legal documents and technical publications to facilitate the ratification and implementation of the Convention;
# Provides substantive and legal inputs on matters related to the ratification and implementation of the Convention to the overall work of the Division and UNODC;
# Leads and/or participates in large, complex field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries;
# Coordinates policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends;
# Assists the Chief of Section in carrying out programmatic/administrative tasks including budgetary issues;
# As required, supervises other professional and support staff members, mentors and guides consultants, interns and Associate Experts in their work.
# Performs other duties as required.
Professionalism: Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to particular sector, functional area or other specialized field. Good knowledge of the legislative aspects of preventing and combating corruption, including their international dimensions. Expertise in legislative drafting and in providing legal advisory services, as well as in programme planning and implementation. Ability to apply judgment in the context of 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. 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. 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. 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. Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable. Creativity: Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs; promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas; takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks “outside the box”; takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.
Advanced university degree in law, preferably with a specialization in international law and criminal law. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Seven years of relevant professional experience, including at least two years at the international level, in crime prevention and criminal justice issues, preferably with a focus on corruption or closely related issues. Work experience in managing intergovernmental processes, in servicing intergovernmental bodies and in legislative assistance. Familiarity with the modalities of international cooperation in criminal matters.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations. Fluency in English, with excellent drafting and communication skills is required; knowledge of French, Spanish and/or other United Nations official languages (Arabic, Chinese and Russian) is highly desirable.
Knowledge of the work of the United Nations in crime prevention and criminal justice, in particular substantive knowledge of the United Nations Convention against Corruption is highly desirable.
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). English and French are the two working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, TRAINING OR ANY OTHER FEES). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON BANK ACCOUNTS.PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE DEADLINE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
How to apply
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