Within delegated authority, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties :
coordinate policy development; legislation reviews, drug assessments, related organized crime trends and threats, preparation of evaluations or research activities and studies, and direct the organization and conduct of training workshops, seminars, dissemination of public information materials, etc.
to support Nigeria in its drug control activities.
based budgeting and results-based management.
make project achievements known and identify areas of new assistance.
ensure compliance with United Nations financial rules and regulations and initiate project and / or budget revisions.
participate in the selection and recruitment process of international and local staff.
line agencies fighting drugs and organized crime related activities in Nigeria, with support from other project staff.
Has good knowledge of capacity building for law enforcement institutions / operatives. Is able to identify issues, analyse and participate in the resolution of issues / problems.
Has ability to conduct data collection using various methods. Has conceptual, analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of various research sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases.
Is able to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan and coordinate the work of teams and manage conflicting priorities.
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.
meets timeframes for delivery of goods, transportation requests, or services to client.
monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing.
actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff; appraises performance fairly.
An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, criminology, political or social science, criminal justice, international relations, public administration or related field is required.
A first level-university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of seven years of relevant professional experience in the field of law enforcement, drug control or crime prevention in a national, international organization or civil society organization in a multi-
cultural setting is required. Experience in programme planning and implementation is required. Several years of experience at the managerial level with responsibilities of similar size and complexity is required.
Operational experience in the United Nations system or similar international organization is desirable. Experience in implementing projects funded by the European Union is desirable.
Working experience with financial databases and electronic reporting facilities and managerial tools is also desirable. Experience working in developing countries is an asset.
Working or living experience in challenging and diverse environments is also an asset.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required.
Knowledge of other United Nations official languages is an asset.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise and a competency-based interview.
Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.
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.
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 or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, 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.
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.