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Crime Prevention And Criminal Justice Officer (Anti-Corruption)

Closing: Jul 19, 2024

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Published: Jun 24, 2024 (26 days ago)

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Work Experience

  • A minimum of five years of professional experience working within or providing advisory services to anti-corruption bodies or investigating and prosecuting corruption cases in anti-corruption agency, law enforcement, prosecution service or the judiciary; or working as technical adviser on good governance or anti-corruption in international organizations or a non-governmental organization is required.  
  • Work experience in designing national anti-corruption policies, strategies and public campaigns is desirable.    
  • Work experience on anti-corruption and governance in conflict, post-conflict and peace building situations is desirable.    
  • Experience with proven track record of successful fundraising for anti-corruption and good governance programmes in Africa is desirable.    
  • Work experience in project or programme management is desirable.    
  • Experience in data analytics or related area is desirable.

Languages

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

Assessment

  • 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 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.  
  • Applicants, who successfully go through a competitive recruitment process and are recommended for selection and/or inclusion in the roster of pre-approved candidates for subsequent job openings at the same level and with similar functions, may have their application information and roster status shared with other UN Organizations.
  • Such applicants may be contacted by other UN Organizations for similar job openings, subject to the confirmation of their interest.
  • Placement on the roster is no guarantee of a future selection.   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.  Nairobi is classified in the B category (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.  
  • By accepting a letter of appointment, staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General, who may assign them to any of the activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c).  Further, staff members in the Professional and higher category up to and including the D-2 level and the Field Service category are normally required to move periodically to discharge functions in different duty stations under conditions established in ST/AI/2023/3 on Mobility, as may be amended or revised.  
  • This condition of service applies to all position specific job openings and does not apply to temporary positions.  
  • Applicants are urged to carefully follow all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira, and to refer to the Applicant Guide by clicking on “Manuals” in the “Help” tile 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.

No Fee

  • THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.


Responsibilities

Work Experience

  • A minimum of five years of professional experience working within or providing advisory services to anti-corruption bodies or investigating and prosecuting corruption cases in anti-corruption agency, law enforcement, prosecution service or the judiciary; or working as technical adviser on good governance or anti-corruption in international organizations or a non-governmental organization is required.  
  • Work experience in designing national anti-corruption policies, strategies and public campaigns is desirable.    
  • Work experience on anti-corruption and governance in conflict, post-conflict and peace building situations is desirable.    
  • Experience with proven track record of successful fundraising for anti-corruption and good governance programmes in Africa is desirable.    
  • Work experience in project or programme management is desirable.    
  • Experience in data analytics or related area is desirable.

Languages

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

Assessment

  • 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 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.  
  • Applicants, who successfully go through a competitive recruitment process and are recommended for selection and/or inclusion in the roster of pre-approved candidates for subsequent job openings at the same level and with similar functions, may have their application information and roster status shared with other UN Organizations.
  • Such applicants may be contacted by other UN Organizations for similar job openings, subject to the confirmation of their interest.
  • Placement on the roster is no guarantee of a future selection.   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.  Nairobi is classified in the B category (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.  
  • By accepting a letter of appointment, staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General, who may assign them to any of the activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c).  Further, staff members in the Professional and higher category up to and including the D-2 level and the Field Service category are normally required to move periodically to discharge functions in different duty stations under conditions established in ST/AI/2023/3 on Mobility, as may be amended or revised.  
  • This condition of service applies to all position specific job openings and does not apply to temporary positions.  
  • Applicants are urged to carefully follow all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira, and to refer to the Applicant Guide by clicking on “Manuals” in the “Help” tile 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.

No Fee

  • THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.


The incumbent will be responsible for the following specific duties:  

  • In coordination with the relevant field offices and in accordance with UNODC's overall strategy for Africa, and as an integral element of the various UNODC Regional Programmes, provide advice and input to the implementation of a technical assistance programme in anti-corruption at the regional and/or national levels in countries in all of Sub-Saharan Africa, including many francophone countries.
  • Contribute to resource mobilization for the anti-corruption programme by establishing and maintaining close liaison with donor countries and other partners in coordination with DTA/CEB, and relevant UNODC regional offices where multiple field offices are implicated.
  • Coordinate administrative staff of the Africa Anti-Corruption Hub, ensuring the smooth and efficient delivery of technical assistance activities, including organization of workshops, trainings and missions.  
  • Coordinate activities related to budget and funding; supervise expenditures and utilization of funds related to the programme; ensure compliance with United Nations financial rules and regulations and initiate programme and/or budget revisions.
  • Participate in providing advice and assistance, where necessary and required, in enhancing and upgrading the relevant legislation and other legal instruments in conformity with UNCAC. Support the strengthening and capacity-building of national anti-corruption agencies, including the development of mandates, structures and operational practices.  
  • Lead and participate in large, complex field missions, including provision of guidance to consultants, government officials, and other parties, and drafting mission summaries.
  • Conduct and/or follow-up on anti-corruption technical assistance needs assessments, particularly in conflict, post-conflict and peace-building situations.
  • Provide technical guidance to national counterparts and other UNODC field offices, as appropriate and required.  
  • Foster contacts and, where appropriate, co-operation and partnerships with bodies and institutions at national, regional and international levels tasked with the prevention of and fight against corruption. Work with government counterparts to advocate and build capacity to deal with proceeds of corruption and crime, and asset recovery, in particular with relevant government agencies, but also with the legislative assemblies and the private sector, as appropriate. 
  • Assist in designing and further upgrading and developing national anti-corruption strategies and anti-corruption campaigns in collaboration with civil society, media, business sector, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and community-based organizations (CBOs). Contribute to developing targeted anti-corruption training courses based on needs analysis, especially for key personnel in the area of prevention, criminalization, enforcement and asset recovery.
  • Participate in coordinating closely all activities with regional UNODC anti-corruption advisers and project managers. Liaise and share information regularly with other partners on programme activities. Prepare regular progress reports on the development of his/her work, as may be requested by the funding partner(s), national counterparts or UNODC.
  • 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.

Competencies

Professionalism:

  • Has knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches to corruption and economic crime.  
  • Has good knowledge of programmatic and operational aspects of preventing and combating corruption, including their international dimensions.
  • Has ability to identify issues, analyze and contribute to the resolution of problems/issues.
  • Has conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis. Is able to analyze and interpret data in support of decision-making and convey resulting information to management.
  • Has knowledge of the mandates of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, as well as of the work of the United Nations in crime prevention and criminal justice, in particular substantive knowledge of the United Nations Convention against Corruption. Has ability to apply good judgment in the context of assignments given and ability to provide effective specialized advice.
  • 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.  

Client Orientation:

  • Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

Education

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, criminal justice, international relations, economics, political and social sciences or a related discipline is required.
  • 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.


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