Org. Setting and Reporting
The post is located in the Conference Support Section (CSS), Organized Crime and Illicit Trafficking Branch (OCB), Division for Treaty Affairs (DTA) of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The incumbent reports to the Chief of the Section.
For more information on UNODC, please visit www.unodc.org.
Within assigned authority, the incumbent will be responsible for the following specific duties:
• Support States parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) and its three Protocols during the information gathering process of the review mechanism, including through the secure module of the Sharing Electronic Resources and Laws on Crime Knowledge Management Portal (SHERLOC) dedicated to the review mechanism.
• Support and coordinate the participation of States Parties in the review process.
• Provide guidance to Member States on the UNTOC review mechanism and related tools.
• Draft various written outputs pertaining to the review mechanism of UNTOC and its Protocols, including the general reports of the review process.
• Organize and service sessions of the Conference of the Parties and its Working Groups, as required.
• Carry out legal research on efforts by States parties to implement the UNTOC and its Protocols, including the gathering and Analysis of relevant legislation, case law and policies.
• Contribute to the planning, organizing and substantively servicing capacity-building activities, including trainings on the implementation of the review process of the mechanism for the review of implementation of UNTOC and its Protocols, including the filling of self-assessment questionnaires, and legislative assistance to combat organized crime.
• Participate in the monitoring and advocacy of the Global Programme to support the UNTOC review mechanism.
• Provide input for the preparation of briefing notes, talking points, speaking notes, speeches and Coordination of a variety of inputs on UNTOC and its Protocols for senior management and/or States parties.
• Collect and analyze data to identify trends or patterns and provide insights through graphs, charts, tables and reports using data visualization methods to enable data-driven planning, decision-making, presentation and reporting.
• Perform other work related duties, as required; including tasks within CSS to support States in implementing UNTOC, adopting and/or amending relevant legislative instruments.
Professionalism: Has knowledge of policies and practices in international Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, as well as the mandates of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime; in particular, has substantive knowledge of UNTOC and its Protocols; has very good research and analytical skills; is able to analyse expeditiously extensive substantive legal documentation and prepare comprehensive reports and summaries; has knowledge of various research methodologies and sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results. Has ability to analyze and interpret data in support of decision-making and convey resulting information to management. 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 & 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.
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.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, international law, criminology, or international relations or other related fields is required.
A specialization in international law or Criminal Law is desirable.
A first-level university degree in similar fields in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of five years of relevant professional experience in crime prevention and criminal justice matters, including in international cooperation in criminal matters is required.
Work experience in preventing and combatting organized crime is desirable.
Work experience with intergovernmental processes is desirable.
Experience in providing legislative assistance is desirable.
Experience in Data Analytics or related area is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official language of the United Nations, is desirable.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise and a competency-based interview.
• This position is funded from extra-budgetary resources and is temporarily available for a period of 6 months. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment.
• While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post.
• Subject to the funding source of the position, the eligibility for this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.
• This temporary job opening may be limited to "internal candidates," who have been recruited through a competitive examination administered according to staff rule 4.16 or staff selection process including the review of a central review body established according to staff rule 4.15.
• Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply. Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.
• Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as "retirement." Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform
the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the Career Development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.
• Pursuant to section 7.11 of ST/AI/2012/2/Rev.1, candidates recruited through the young professionals programme who have not served for a minimum of two years in the position of their initial assignment are not eligible to apply to this position.
• 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.
• Vienna is classified as an H and 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.
Reasonable accommodation may be provided to applicants with disabilities upon request, to support their participation in the recruitment process.
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.
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