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Programme Officer (Simulated Trial Programme, Global Maritime Crime Programme, Indian Ocean West), P3

United Nations
Nairobi, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Fixed term

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Job Summary

EducationAn advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, including specialist education in international law, is required. A first-level university degree in similar fields in combination with two additional years of qualifying relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Work ExperienceA minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional experience in criminal justice in an international or national environment handling both common law and civil law cases is required.Experience in public international law including maritime law, legal research and analysis working in both English and French is required.Experience with legal issues within African jurisdictions is desirable.Working experience with the United Nations system, the European Union or other regional/international organizations is desirable.
LanguagesEnglish and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English and French is required.


ResponsibilitiesWithin assigned authority, the incumbent will provide support to the implementation of GMCP activities in the Indian Ocean region with a specific focus on running Simulated Trials, carrying out Legal Framework reviews as well as legal reform coordination and provision of related expert advice. The incumbent will be responsible for the following specific tasks:
•Contribute to the planning, organization, implementation and monitoring of the UNODC GMCP support activities to legal drafters, policy advisers, prosecutors, judges, and where relevant law enforcement, in the Indian Ocean dealing with maritime crime matters; including assessments, legislative drafting, workshops and training and logistical matters associated with project implementation.
•Design and develop scenarios for simulated trial exercises based on national legal systems and run the trials with criminal justice actors in the various Indian Ocean states.
•Conduct assessments and reviews of the existing national legislation of each recipient country related to maritime and port security, with particular emphasis on national implementation of UNCLOS, UNTOC, SOLAS Chapter XI-2 and the ISPS Code in legislation and regulations, identification of current limitations and recommendations for improvements.
•Engage with and build networks of regional and extra-regional experts, advisers, processes, and mechanisms which are concerned with maritime crime in the Indian Ocean region.
•Organize, coordinate and attend Workshops, including Maritime Crime and Jurisdiction Awareness Workshops and Law Reform Coordination and Information Sharing Working Groups.
•Prepare and draft a variety of written outputs on piracy, narcotics trafficking, maritime terrorism, armed robbery at sea and other maritime offences, such as concept notes, background/working papers, action plans, mission reports, briefings/presentations, policy proposals and documents, summary reports etc.
•Prepare budget revisions and regular reports on programme implementation for UNODC and donors.
•Prepare and disseminate work plans, terms of reference and programme related documents.
•Participate in conferences and meetings as required, including preparing and delivering presentations.
•Coordinate and liaise closely with counterparts and stakeholders on general maritime crime matters.
•Act as a liaison for various missions of the UNODC GMCP team to the Indian Ocean.
•Perform other work-related duties as required.

Job Requirements

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