|Posting Title:||Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer, P3|
|Job Code Title:||CRIME PREVENTION AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE OFFICER|
|Department/Office:||United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime|
|Posting Period:||09 May 2023 – 07 June 2023|
|Job Opening Number:||23-Drug Control and Crime Prevent-UNODC-208008-R-Vienna (E)|
Org. Setting and Reporting
The post is located in the Convention Support Section (CSS), Corruption and Economic Crime Branch (CEB), Division for Treaty Affairs (DTA), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), in Vienna. The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the Chief of the Section and under the overall guidance of the Chief of the Branch.
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Within assigned authority, the Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer will carry out a range of functions in support of the mechanism for reviewing the implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC). In particular, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:
• Carry out the analysis of information received from States parties on the implementation of the Convention against Corruption, with particular focus on legal issues. Provide specialized substantive, legal and technical expertise for individual country reviews, thematic implementation reports and regional supplementary addenda, among others.
• Provide substantive and organizational inputs for the implementation of the overall programme of work of the Convention Support Section. Provide support and expertise for the coordination of policy development in the area of anti-corruption, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, drafting of background papers and reports, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies.
• Provide legal and substantive inputs on matters related to the ratification/accession and implementation of the Convention. Contribute to developing/drafting specialized materials, legal documents and technical publications to facilitate the ratification and implementation of the Convention, and assist in the organization and/or delivery of specialized technical services for Member States in order to assist in the ratification/accession and/or implementation of the UNCAC.
• Provide substantive inputs and/or contribute to the preparation of the substantive and programmatic reports to the Conference of the States Parties to the Convention and its subsidiary bodies, in particular to the Implementation Review Group.
• Participate and assist in the substantive and administrative servicing of the meetings of the Conference of the States Parties to the Convention and its subsidiary bodies, in particular the Implementation Review Group.
• Support the operations of the Global Operational Network of Anti-Corruption Law Enforcement Authorities (GlobE Network) and assist in preparing, organizing and servicing relevant meetings.
• Cooperate and coordinate with field offices and other relevant entities on matters pertaining to anti-corruption.
• 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.
• Professionalism: Has knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to the area of economic crime and corruption. Has good knowledge of the legislative aspects of preventing and combating corruption, including their international dimensions. Has knowledge of the work of the United Nations in crime prevention and criminal justice, in particular the United Nations Convention against Corruption. Is able to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Has very good research and analytical skills. Is able to analyse expeditiously extensive substantive legal documentation and prepare comprehensive reports, summaries and policy briefs. Is able to provide legal advisory services, as well as programme planning and implementation related assistance. Is able to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. 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.
• 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.
• 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.
An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, preferably with a specialization in international law and criminal law 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.
A minimum of five years of relevant professional experience, in areas of crime prevention and criminal justice at the international level, in particular anti-corruption, asset recovery or international cooperation in criminal matters is required.
Work experience in legislative assistance is required.
Work experience in managing intergovernmental processes, in servicing intergovernmental bodies, including review mechanisms, in providing legislative assistance and in preparing policy and programmatic reports is desirable.
Work experience within the United Nations System or similar international organizations is desirable.
Experience with the work of treaty bodies is desirable
Experience in providing advisory services, including 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 United Nations official language is an advantage.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise and a competency-based interview.
This position is funded from project funds. 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Vienna is classified a H and a 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.
Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side 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.
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