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Org. Setting and Reporting

  • The position is located in the Regional Office for Eastern Africa (ROEA), Division for Operations (DO), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Nairobi, Kenya.
  • The incumbent will work under the general guidance of the ROEA Regional Representative and the direct supervision of the Programme Management Officer heading the Transnational Organized Crime and Illicit Trafficking Programme for Eastern Africa, and in close cooperation with the Associate Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer.
  • For more information please visit www.unodc.org

Education

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in criminal justice, criminology, law, political science or other relevant 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.

Work Experience

  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional experience in project or programme management, administration, coordination or related area is required.    
  • Work experience within the United Nations system or a similar international organization is desirable.    
  • Work experience with counterparts in the field 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 is required. Knowledge of another United Nations official 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 will be 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.  
  • 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

Org. Setting and Reporting

  • The position is located in the Regional Office for Eastern Africa (ROEA), Division for Operations (DO), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Nairobi, Kenya.
  • The incumbent will work under the general guidance of the ROEA Regional Representative and the direct supervision of the Programme Management Officer heading the Transnational Organized Crime and Illicit Trafficking Programme for Eastern Africa, and in close cooperation with the Associate Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer.
  • For more information please visit www.unodc.org

Education

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in criminal justice, criminology, law, political science or other relevant 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.

Work Experience

  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional experience in project or programme management, administration, coordination or related area is required.    
  • Work experience within the United Nations system or a similar international organization is desirable.    
  • Work experience with counterparts in the field 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 is required. Knowledge of another United Nations official 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 will be 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.  
  • 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.


  • Within assigned authority, the Programme Officer will be responsible for the following specific duties:
  • Participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of the programme with specific focus on modernization and professionalization of national police service trainings and training environments; monitor and analyze programme/project development and implementation; review relevant documents and reports; identify problems and issues to be addressed and proposes corrective actions; liaise with relevant parties; identify and track follow-up actions.
  • Coordinate the collaborative work of consultants, local partners, and other UN staff.
  • Undertake survey initiatives; design data collection tools; review, analyze and interpret responses, identify problems/issues and prepare conclusions.    
  • Prepare various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.
  • Provide substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc.
  • Undertake outreach activities; conduct training workshops, seminars, etc.; make presentations on assigned topics/activities.
  • Participate in or lead field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries, etc.
  • Coordinate activities related to budget and funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and prepare related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.).
  • 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.

Competencies

Professionalism:

  • Has knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to modernization and professionalization of national police service trainings and training environments, through strengthened knowledge development, enhanced instructor capacity and talent management, as well as enhanced effectiveness of infrastructure and use of resources.
  • Has knowledge of the mandates of UNODC.
  • Has ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Is able to conduct data collection using various methods.
  • Has ability to analyze and interpret data in support of decision-making and convey resulting information to management.
  • Has ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, 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.  

Communication:

  • Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.  

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.


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