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Associate Programme Officer (Global Maritime Crime Programme), P2 – Mogadishu, Somalia

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Job Description

Posting Title: Associate Programme Officer (Global Maritime Crime Programme), P2
Job Code Title: ASSOCIATE CRIME PREVENTION AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE OFFICER
Department/Office: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Duty Station: Field Locations; MOGADISHU; ACCRA;
Posting Period: 12 November 2020 – 11 December 2020
Job Opening Number: 20-Drug Control and Crime Prevent-UNODC-144193-P- (E)
Staffing Exercise N/A

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the UNODC Global Maritime Crime Programme (GMCP), Justice Section (JS), Division for Operations (DO), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) with varied duty stations, under various Regional or Country Offices. The Associate Programme Officer (GMCP) will work under the overall guidance of the Senior Programme Officer heading the Global Maritime Crime Programme, and the direct supervision of the Project Coordinator, Global Maritime Crime Programme. The work will be carried out in close coordination with the Justice Section (JS) and relevant Regional Sections and substantive units at headquarters, as well as relevant field offices.

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Responsibilities

Within assigned authority, the Associate Programme Officer (GMCP) will assist in the implementation of activities being carried out in the relevant field location under a UNODC GMCP sub-programme, with the aim to increase regional capacities to plan, train for, and respond to maritime transnational organised crime. The incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

•Assist in the development, implementation and evaluation of the programme activities under the Global Maritime Crime Programme particularly those related to Transnational Organised Crime and Maritime Crime including, support to maritime crime law enforcement authorities, and other criminal justice support delivered under the UNODC Global Maritime Crime Programme in liaison with relevant Ministries.

•Assist in identifying technical assistance needs for capacity building and develop sustainable strategies to reform and strengthen the capacity of custodial authorities and other criminal justice authorities, including maritime law enforcement authorities.

•Assist in organizing specialized training on issues related to maritime law enforcement and other forms of transnational organised crime for national officials involved in responding to maritime crime.

•Assist in project/programme and/or budget revisions, the preparation and dissemination of costed work plans, terms of references and other related project documentation on maritime crime.

•Contribute with substantive support for policy coordination and evaluation functions, including the review and analysis of emerging issues and trends, participation in evaluations or research activities and studies.

•Contribute to the preparation of various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, briefing notes, analytical notes, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.

•Provide administrative and substantive support to consultative and other meetings, workshops, conferences, etc., including proposing agenda topics, identifying and proposing participants, preparing background documents and presentations, handling logistics, etc.

•Support field missions including provision of substantive and administrative support, data collection, etc.

•Perform any other work related duties as required/assigned.

Competencies

•Professionalism: Has knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to combating crime and in particular countering maritime crime. Has knowledge of the mandates of UNODC as well as specific technical knowledge relevant to law enforcement and related areas. Has ability to identify issues, analyse and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Has ability to assist with data collection using various methods. Has conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of various research sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases. Has 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. 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.

•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.

Education

An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in justice, law, criminology, conflict resolution, or other relevant social or political area 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.

A first-level university degree and no experience will be accepted for candidates who have passed the Young Professionals Programme Examination/United Nations National Competitive Recruitment Examination (NCRE) or the General Service to Professional Examination (G to P).

Work Experience

A minimum of two years of progressively responsible professional experience in project/programme management or administration within the area of rule of law and criminal justice at the international level or the successful completion of the Young Professionals Programme Examination (YPP), United Nations National Competitive Recruitment Examination (NCRE) or the General Service to Professional Examination (G to P) is required.
Experience working in maritime law enforcement is required.
Experience in post-conflict, peace-building countries is desirable.
Working experience with the United Nations system or similar international organization is desirable.
Working experience in the area of fighting against international crime is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Fluency in French is desirable. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is desirable. Knowledge of Portuguese is desirable.

Assessment

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

Special Notice

This is a generic job opening for the purpose of creating a roster of qualified candidates for immediate and anticipated job openings in various duty stations. The United Nations Secretariat maintains rosters of qualified and available candidates to fill anticipated job openings in peacekeeping operations, special political missions and other field operations in various duty stations. The purpose of this job opening is to generate a list of qualified candidates for inclusion in the Associate Drug Control and Crime Prevention Officer roster (job code 2644 DRU).

The entire assessment process takes an average of six months; all applicants will be notified in writing of the outcome of their application (whether successful or unsuccessful) upon conclusion of the process. Successful candidates will be placed on the roster and subsequently will be invited to apply for similar job openings. Roster membership does not guarantee selection.

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, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, 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. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

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.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

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No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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