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  • Programme Officer at United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

  • Posted on: 5 November, 2019 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) "Regional Office for Eastern Africa" was established in 1988 in Nairobi, Kenya and currently covers thirteen countries, namely, Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda. The Office is located in the complex of the United Nations in Nairobi, Kenya and has around 70 staff members at the moment.

    Programme Officer (Law Enforcement Training)

     

    Org. Setting and Reporting

    This position is located in the Regional Office for Eastern Africa (ROEA) of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Mombasa, Kenya. The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the Representative, ROEA and the overall guidance of the Senior Programme Coordinator of the Container Control Programme (CCP). The focus of the UNODC Container Control Programme is to assist law enforcement agencies to identify and inspect high-risk containers.

    For more information on UNODC, please visit the following website: www.unodc.org

    Responsibilities

    • Within assigned authority, the incumbent will undertake the following specific tasks:
    • Provide substantive support in the development of relevant technical and training materials, tools and capacity building packages, and in the development of training curricula to profile and select high-risk containers in the containerized trade supply chain, for use by officials selected by their national Governments to form the inter-agency container profiling units.
    • Develop new syllabus material, plan, organize, coordinate and deliver training courses.
    • Monitor and review best practices, methodologies and programmes in assigned areas and assess current and previous training activities in the risk-based approach to selection of containers for physical examinations; support the implementation of improved measures.
    • Provide support in organizing, conducting and implementing training courses, seminars, working groups, and workshops in coordination with the UNODC programme partner the World
    • Customs Organization. Participate as a trainer and resource person and deliver presentations as required.
    • Ensure proper implementation of project training plans. Validate the supply of equipment and monitor their use: Prepare jointly with project staff, all necessary project progress reports and project segment implementation reports.
    • Pilot-test promising practices through the design and implementation of special programmes and projects and summarize experience from pilot projects.
    • Support and promote the expansion of the projects to new countries and help secure Government ownership; Identify partners to join the Container Control Programme or to other UNODC projects.
    • Undertake general and administrative arrangements, and liaise with national authorities and international organizations. Support fundraising activities and identify private sector sponsors, and follow-up on outreach or correspondence with potential contributors.
    • Promote UNODC’s menu of services and portfolio growth under all mandate areas.
    • Perform other work-related duties as required.

    Competencies

    • Professionalism: Has knowledge and understanding of the theory and practice of law enforcement, particularly in the area of border management, international trade and commerce and the illicit use of sea containers for trafficking purposes. Has ability to analyse training needs and workforce development issues and respond to these needs and issues by providing effective training solutions. Is able to familiarize him/herself with UN policies, rules, regulations, administrative and programmatic procedures and follow and apply them. Has good analytical and problem-solving skills, including the ability to identify and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Is able to apply good judgement in the context of assignments given. Is able to 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.
    • Planning and 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 (Master's degree or equivalent) in the fields of law, criminology, public administration, political science, international relations or related fields of criminal justice, crime prevention and/or law enforcement is required. A first-level university degree in similar fields in combination with additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

    Work Experience

    • A minimum of five years of relevant progressively responsible professional experience in risk-based working methodology (profiling) with a focus on law enforcement, organized crime, drugand human trafficking in border management is required.
    • Experience in delivering training with practical experience in both classroom and on-site related risk-based working methodology and the use of techniques and risk indicators applied to the selection of containers is required.
    • Demonstrated experience in the development of training material is highly desirable.
    • Practical experience with United Nations programmes, policies, guidelines and procedures is desirable.
    • Working experience in developing countries or in countries in a post-war phase 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 which may be followed by competency-based interview.

    Special Notice

    This temporary position is available for six months. Actual filling of this position and actual duration of the assignment is subject to availability of funding. If the selected candidate is an internal staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection may be administered as a temporary assignment.

    While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post.

    Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply. Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.

    Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as "retirement." Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.

    Mombasa 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.

    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.

    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.

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) / email(s) below to apply on company website.

    Interested and qualified? Go to United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) career website on careers.un.org to apply

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