Org. Setting and Reporting
The post is located in in the Country Office in Nigeria (CONIG), Abuja, under the UNODC Global Maritime Crime Programme (GMCP), Justice Section (JS), Division for Operations (DO).
The incumbent will work under the overall supervision of the CONIG Representative and the direct supervision of the Programme Coordinator of the Global Maritime Crime Programme (Atlantic Ocean) as well as in coordination with the Senior Programme Officer heading the Global Maritime Crime Programme (GMCP).
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Within assigned authority the Programme Officer (GMCP, Atlantic Ocean) will be responsible for the following duties :
identify bottlenecks, propose and take corrective actions in consultation with senior management.
and prepare related documents / reports (costed workplan, programme budget, etc.), related to Grants included in UNODC projects GLOW63 and GLOX99.
Maintain close working relationships with relevant administrative and project counterparts in order to facilitate meeting of work plan, travel plan and procurement plan deadlines for delivery.
Identify procurement needs (goods and services) and support the full procurement cycle of the various options.
Prepare various written outputs, e.g. briefing notes for senior management, sections of UN / UNODC reports such as UNODC Annual Report, ensure quality inputs to publications, websites and other reports.
Prepare and submit for approval substantive and financial reports, semi-annual and annual project progress reports, and other reports to the European Union as per the agreement.
Support UNODC, through its GMCP, in the effective liaison with donors, development partners and other stakeholders; make project achievements known and identify areas of new assistance.
Has knowledge of maritime policies and practices in international crime prevention, in particular organized crime and illicit trafficking, maritime crime, as well as the other relevant mandates of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
Has knowledge of criminal justice, law enforcement with very good research and analytical skills. Is able to identify and contribute to the solution of problems / issues.
Has knowledge of various research methodologies and sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases.
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.
shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
takes personal responsibility for his / her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, criminology, social sciences, or other relevant social or political area with adequate focus on international maritime affairs, international relations, international security policy, criminal justice and / or law enforcement issues 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 progressively responsible professional experience in criminal justice project or programme management, administration or related area is required.
Experience in maritime law, maritime law enforcement or naval operations is desirable.
Work experience in planning, training, conducting, and assessing maritime legislation and maritime law enforcement operations is desirable.
Working experience in Africa is desirable.
Experience in working with conflict and post conflict countries is desirable.
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.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise and a competency-based interview.
Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and / or the availability of the funds.
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.
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
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.
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.
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