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Crime Prevention And Criminal Justice Officer

United Nations
Nairobi, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

This position is located in the UNODC Regional Office for Eastern Africa (ROEA) in Nairobi, Division for Operations (DO), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The incumbent will work under the overall supervision of the UNODC Representative of ROEA and the direct supervision of the Programme Management Officer heading the Programme “Countering Transnational Organized Crime, Illicit Trafficking and Illicit Drug Trafficking”. S/he will work in close cooperation and coordination with the Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer (Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants), the Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer (Law Enforcement Expert) and in coordination with the Organized Crime Branch (OCB) as well as the Regional Section for Africa and the Middle East (RSAME) at UNODC headquarters in Vienna.

Responsibilities

•Participate in the development and implementation of programme activities with a specific focus on countering Transnational Organized Crime and Illicit Trafficking, including Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants, through international cooperation in criminal matters by providing substantive and technical expertise and by identifying technical assistance needs for capacity building.
•Plan, implement, manage, and monitor programme activities, in close coordination with counterparts, donors and other stakeholders, based on best practices, including UNODC manuals, handbooks, guides, and standards and norms.
•Identify technical assistance and capacity building needs in the region and assist in the development and implementation of programme activities. Identify technical assistance strategies of donors active in anti-human trafficking and smuggling of migrants and prepare project proposals for funding consideration by interested donors. Coordinate activities with intergovernmental organizations and non-governmental organizations which are active in Eastern Africa.
•Provide specialized substantive expertise on criminal justice issues, especially in the areas of international cooperation in criminal matters related to Transnational Organized Crime and Illicit Trafficking, including Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants, in Eastern Africa and contribute to the implementation, monitoring and substantive refinement and assessment of programme activities, as well as conduct regional and national capacity-building training workshops targeting criminal justice actors, victim service providers and other relevant stakeholders.
•Support the development of improved and evidence-based qualitative information on international cooperation in criminal matters, Trafficking in Persons, victims of trafficking, Smuggling of Migrants, the organized crime groups and networks involved, modus operandi employed, criminal justice responses made and the application of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organised Crime, its supplementing Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children, and Protocol against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air, through providing key technical and managerial inputs required for the projects.
•Assist with monitoring and managing programme budgets and all related administrative issues and report periodically and on an ongoing basis within UNODC on the implementation status and delivery of the project.
•Work closely with other organizational entities of UNODC on the identification of funding needs, priorities and sources. Guide and manage the preparation of materials and participate in donor meetings and fund-raising missions and activities, as required.
•Participate in technical missions to assess needs, evaluate capabilities and elaborate recommendations or assistance proposals relating to international cooperation in criminal matters and to strengthening central authorities, organized and serious crime.
•Identify new issues and areas for programme development and draft programme concept notes and ideas and programme documents, as required.
•Participate in the recruitment of and supervise the work of national project staff and consultants. Assess consultancy needs and prepare background work for hiring of consultants.
•Coordinate and integrate various judicial cooperation networks with other activities on international cooperation undertaken by UNODC.

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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