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Programme Officer (CCP-Law Enforcement Assistance Programme)

UN Offices

Job Description


This position is located in the Regional Office for South East Asia and the Pacific (ROSEAP), in Bangkok, Thailand. The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the Coordinator of the Law Enforcement Assistance Programme to fight illegal deforestation (LEAP), Container Control Programme (CCP) (GLOG80), based in Vienna, and the overall supervision of the Representative, ROSEAP, and the overall guidance of the Senior Programme Coordinator of the CCP. The focus of the UNODC Container Control Programme is to assist law enforcement agencies to identify and inspect high-risk containers. For more information on UNODC please visit the following website: www.unodc.org


The incumbent will perform the following specific tasks: • Support the planning of, coordinate and implement the LEAP CCP programme/project strategies and activities in South East Asia as outlined in the project document, provide technical inputs and support cooperation with national law enforcement agencies, and coordination with other international organizations and donors; • In close coordination with the Coordinator of the LEAP design work plans for the timely achievement of the project objectives in the South East Asia region; • Provide backstopping and support on technical, substantive and administrative issues within the assigned technical assistance activities and programme; • Conduct field missions including assessment missions and technical survey visits to project sites in order to assess needs, monitor implementation and assess the efficiency of resources used; • Organize training courses, seminars, working groups, and workshops in coordination with the UNODC programme partner, the World Customs Organization; • Provide guidance to consultants and project personnel, as appropriate; • Liaise with and provide assistance on contributions and other matters to donors, institutions and counterparts in countries concerned towards the achievement of project objectives; • Monitor financial resources, budgets, the expenditures and utilization of funds in the assigned areas of responsibility; • Ensure timely preparation and submission of project reviews, revisions, monitoring and completion of related reporting obligations, including through data collection, etc.; • Contribute to fund-raising activities to support CCP LEAP; identify private sector sponsors, and follow-up on outreach or correspondence with potential contributors; • Support and promote the expansion of the project to new countries and help secure Government agreement; • Undertake general and administrative arrangements, including preparing funding requests, and liaising with national authorities and international organizations; • Coordinate the preparation of information materials (brochures, website, posters, etc) in support of CCP LEAP; disseminate CCP LEAP related materials to governments, partner organizations and the general public; • Perform other work-related duties as required.


• Professionalism: Has knowledge and understanding of the theory and practice of law enforcement, particularly in the area of border management, international trade and commerce and the illicit use of sea containers for trafficking purposes, in particular in South East Asia. Has knowledge of policies and practices in international drug control and crime prevention, as well as the mandates of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Demonstrates ability to provide effective support on substantive and technical issues. Is able to familiarize him/herself with UN policies, rules, regulations, administrative and programmatic procedures and follow and apply them. Has understanding of the situation in the relevant region related to border management and trade supply chain security. Has good analytical and problemsolving skills, including the ability to identify and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Is able to apply good judgement in the context of assignments given. Is able to 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: Excellent planning and organizational skills and ability to prioritize tasks and perform well within short time frames. 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. • Teamwork: Good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity, including gender balance. 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.


Advanced University degree (Master’s degree or equivalent), in economics, business administration, law, political science, international relations, security studies, criminology or related area is required. A firstlevel 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 relevant progressively responsible professional work experience in project/programme management, of which at least two years at the international level, is required. Experience in law enforcement, environmental crime, illicit trafficking, border management, trade supply chain security, relevant institution-building or a related area is required. Work experience in South East Asia is desirable. Experience with the United Nations System or similar international organizations is desirable.


English and French are the working language of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another United Nations official language is an advantage.


Evaluation of qualified candidates 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. At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application. The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance and geographical diversity in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. Bangkok is classified 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, 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. 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. Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

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