Org. Setting and Reporting The position is located at the Country Office in Nigeria (CONIG) of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Abuja, Nigeria.
The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the UNODC Country Representative for Nigeria and the substantive guidance of the Chief, Implementation Support Section II (ISS-
II), Terrorism Prevention Branch (TPB), Division for Treaty Affairs (DTA) at UNODC headquarters in Vienna, Austria. In addition, the incumbent will coordinate with the designated Programme Officer (Terrorism Prevention) in charge of the Nigeria programme in ISS-II / TPB / DTA.
For more information on UNODC, please visit our website : www.unodc.org. Responsibilities As a member of the project team (consisting of staff based both in the field and at UNODC headquarters), the focus of the job is to provide field-
level project coordination and substantive supervision of project implementation. The work will primarily be conducted in Abuja with regular travel to Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria.
The incumbent will perform the following duties :
This will involve, among other tasks, the following in particular :
Has demonstrated professional competence and expertise in the criminal justice aspects of terrorism prevention or related crime prevention and criminal justice issues.
Has knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches, policies and practices in terrorism prevention, crime prevention and criminal justice reform.
Has knowledge of the mandates of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and of the major initiatives of the international community in terrorism prevention.
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.
Client Orientation : Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with all relevant stakeholders. Clearly identifies their needs for developing and implementing legal, policy and other responses related to terrorism issues.
meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
Teamwork : Good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working conditions in multi-
shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings. Education An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent), preferably in criminal law, international law, or general law, public or business administration, international relations, or a closely related field 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 seven years of relevant experience in crime prevention, legal and criminal justice matters, preferably with a focus on terrorism, rule of law or related issues is required.
Experience in programme or project development, management and coordination is required. Experience in technical assistance delivery is highly desirable.
Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position fluency in English is required.
Knowledge of another official United Nations 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 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.
The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50 / 50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
Abuja is classified in the "C" category and as 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 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.
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