Posting Title:Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer, P3
Department/Office:United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Duty Station:VIENNA
Posting Period:23 July 2019 – 21 August 2019
Job Opening Number:19-Drug Control and Crime Prevent-UNODC-120108-R-Vienna (E)
Staffing ExerciseN/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

The position is located in the Conference Support Section (CSS), Organized Crime and Illicit Trafficking Branch (OCB), Division for Treaty Affairs (DTA) of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Vienna, Austria. The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the Head of the Global Programme on Support to the work of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Orgnaized Crime (UNTOC) in CSS/OCB/DTA, in conjunction with the Education for Justice (E4J) team of the “Global Programme for the Implementation of the Doha Declaration: towards the promotion of a culture of lawfulness”.

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Within assigned authority, and in close coordination with senior project staff, the Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer will carry out a range of functions in support of the implementation of the Education for Justice (E4J) component of UNODC’s project to implement the Doha Declaration, with a focus on the implementation of all related activities under the organized crime component of the Project. In particular, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties: 

•Provide substantive support to the implementation of the Doha Declaration , specifically, to the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of assigned activities related to the “Education for Justice” (E4J) Programme component. 
•Coordinate and contribute to the development of educational modules related to countering organized crime via primary, secondary level and tertiary level education, within the Education for Justice (E4J) initiative.
•Help organize expert group meetings, working group meetings, capacity-building events and other meetings and conferences, including the preparation of agenda, identification of participants and training providers, preparation of documents and presentations within the E4J initiative, particularly on the topic of organized crime; facilitate and ccordinate experts consultations, workshops and other training activities in furtherance of the core requirements and principles of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC).
•Monitor financial resources allocated to assigned project component; monitor expenditures and funds utilization. 
•Liaise with relevant parties, such as with Ministries of Education, universities and other academic institutions and other relevant bodies to increase teaching of matters related to crime prevention and criminal justice education globally. Raise awareness on the importance of education as a key element for the prevention of organized crime;
•Participate in and conduct field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials, academics, criminal justice actors and other parties and drafting mission reports and defining appropriate follow-up tasks;
•Coordinate with relevant substantive Sections of UNODC to ensure that proper substantive expertise is provided in the implementation of the E4J and in particular, its organized crime component. Cooperate and coordinate with field offices and other relevant entities on matters pertaining to education. Ensure coordination with UNODC’s existing educational initiatives. Disseminate and promote the use of relevant UNODC tools.
•Provide technical assistance and support to national authorities, as well as to academia, the private sector and civil society, in efforts to prevent and combat organized crime.
•Design and conduct training workshops and seminars; make presentations on assigned topics/activities. 
•Monitor and review best practices, methodologies and programmes in the area of education and organized crime.
•Research, analyse and present information gathered from diverse sources in the field of education and organized crime.
•Organize and prepare written outputs, e.g. draft background paper, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.
•Perform other work related duties as required.


•Professionalism: Has knowledge of crime prevention and criminal justice issues, and/or of education, preferably in the area of organized crime. Has knowledge of policies and practices in crime prevention and criminal justice, as well as of the mandates of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Has knowledge of and specialization in substantive and functional areas with very good research and analytical skills. Is able to identify issues, analyse and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Has conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research, data collection 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 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.

•Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

•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.


An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, political or social science, criminal justice, international relations or a related field is required. A first level-university degree in the above 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 five years of progressively responsible professional experience in the field of crime prevention and criminal justice in an international, governmental, private or civil society organization in a multi-cultural setting is required. Experience in crime prevention and criminal justice related education is desirable. Work experience at the international level including experience within the United Nations System or similar international organization is highly desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised fluency in English with excellent drafting and communication skills is required. Fluency in other United Nations official languages is desirable.


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 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 is Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

Vienna is classified in the H categoary (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.

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