Job: Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer, UNODC, Vienna

Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer for UNODC

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Job Title:

Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer (Anti-Corruption) (2 posts), P3
Department/ Office:

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Duty Station:

Posting Period:

11 June 2012-11 July 2012
Job Opening number:


Org. Setting and Reporting
These positions are located in the Conference Support Section (CSS) of the Corruption and Economic Crime Branch (CEB), Division for Treaty Affairs (DTA) of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Vienna, Austria.

The Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer (Anti-Corruption) will work under the direct supervision of the Chief of the Section and the overall guidance of the Chief of the Branch.

For more information on UNODC, please visit our website:

Within assigned authority, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

• Provide substantive and organizational support for fulfilling the mandates of the Section, including legislative and implementation reviews and technical assistance delivery.
• Carry out functions in support of the mechanisms to improve countries’ national capacity in ratifying and implementing the United Nations Convention against Corruption. :
• Contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned programmes and projects in the area of anti-corruption.
• Monitor and analyze programme and project development and implementation; review relevant documents and reports; identify problems and issues to be addressed and initiate corrective actions; liaise with relevant parties; ensure follow-up actions.
• Research, analyze and present information gathered from diverse sources in the field of anti-corruption.
• Provide support and expertise for the coordination of policy development in the area of anti-corruption, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies.
• Organize and prepare written outputs, e.g. policy and programmatic reports, draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications relevant to the work of the Section.
• Provide substantive backstopping to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc.
• Initiate and coordinate outreach activities; conduct training workshops and seminars; make presentations on assigned topics/activities.
• Cooperate and coordinate with field offices and other relevant entities on matters pertaining to anti-corruption.
• Participate in large, complex field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries.
• Monitor and review best practices, methodologies and programmes in the area of anti-corruption.
• Perform other duties as required.

• Professionalism: Has knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to the area of economic crime and corruption. Has good knowledge of the legislative aspects of preventing and combating corruption, including their international dimensions. Has knowledge of the work of the United Nations in crime prevention and criminal justice, in particular the United Nations Convention against Corruption. Is able to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Has very good research and analytical skills. Is able to analyze expeditiously extensive substantive legal documentation and prepare comprehensive drafts/reports, summaries and policy briefs. Is able to provide legal advisory services, as well as programme planning and implementation related assistance. Is able 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.
• 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.

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law (preferably with a specialization in international law and criminal law), business administration, management, accounting, economics or a related field. A first-level university degree in similar fields in combination with 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 experience in crime prevention and criminal justice or any other related area, preferably with a focus on corruption or closely related issues, is required. Experience at the international level including within the United Nations system is highly desirable. Work experience in managing intergovernmental processes, providing legislative assistance and advisory services, and in preparing policy and programmatic reports, as well as in project or programme management is desirable.

English and French are the working language of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English, i.e. oral and written proficiency is required. Knowledge of any other official United Nations language is an advantage.

Assessment Method
Written test and competency-based interview.

Special Notice
These are project posts. Filling of these positions are subject to funding availability and 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 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.

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.

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