Posting Title:Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer (Anti-Corruption), P4
Department/Office:United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Duty Station:VIENNA
Posting Period:30 March 2020 – 28 April 2020
Job Opening Number:20-Drug Control and Crime Prevent-UNODC-134060-R-Vienna (E)
Staffing ExerciseN/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Implementation Support Section (ISS), Corruption and Economic Crime Branch (CEB), Division for Treaty Affairs (DTA) of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), in Vienna. The incumbent will report to the Chief of the Section as First Reporting Officer and to the Chief of Branch as Second Reporting Officer.

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Within assigned authority, the Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer (Anti-Corruption) will carry out a range of functions to support the implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) and other relevant instruments supported by UNODC. In particular, the incumbent will perform the following specific duties:
• Conduct assessments and develop technical assistance programmes and programme sub-components in the area of anti-corruption at the global, regional and/or national levels. Provide technical guidance and expertise to national counterparts and UNODC global programmes and field offices on fighting corruption, including corruption related to other UNODC mandates areas.
• Contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned proposals, programmes and projects in the area of anti-corruption and judicial/prosecutorial integrity.
• Monitor and analyze programme and project development and implementation; review relevant documents and reports; identify problems and issues to be addressed and initiate corrective actions; liaise with relevant parties; ensure follow-up actions.
• Research, analyze and present information gathered from diverse sources in the field of anticorruption.
• Provide support and expertise for the coordination of policy development in the area of anti-corruption, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies.
• Organize and prepare written outputs, e.g. policy analysis and programme reports, draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications relevant to the work of the Branch.
• Provide substantive backstopping to intergovernmental and other meetings and conferences, proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and delivery of presentations.
• Design and conduct training workshops and seminars; make presentations on assigned topics/activities.
• Cooperate and coordinate with field offices and other relevant entities on matters pertaining to anticorruption.
• Lead and participate in large, complex field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries.
• Monitor and review good practices, methodologies and programmes in the area of anti-corruption.
• Support the establishment and capacity building of independent national anti-corruption agencies, including development of their mandate, structure and operational practices. Provide advisory services and technical expertise to specialized anti-corruption bodies and units on preventing, detecting, investigating and prosecuting cases of corruption and related offences.
• Foster contacts and, where appropriate, co-operation and partnerships with bodies and institutions at national, regional and international levels tasked with the prevention and fight against corruption. Work with government counterparts, as well as other stakeholders, to strengthen capacity to address corruption related to other UNODC mandate areas.
• Support the development, adjustment and monitoring of the project workplans and the overall coordination and monitoring of the implementation of project activities.
• Coordinate activities related to budget and funding; supervise project expenditures and utilization of funds related to the project; ensure compliance with United Nations financial rules and regulations and initiate project and/or budget revisions.
• Perform other work related duties as may be required.


• Professionalism: Has knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to the area of corruption and in transnational organized crime. Has knowledge of the work of the United Nations in crime prevention and criminal justice, in particular substantive knowledge of the United Nations Convention against Corruption. Has good knowledge of the legislative aspects of preventing and combating corruption, including their international dimensions. Has knowledge of programme formulation, development and implementation. Is able to identify issues, analyze 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.
• 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.
• 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.


Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, preferably in international law or criminal law, social sciences or a 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 progressively responsible professional work experience in one or several of the following areas is required: working within or providing advisory services to anti-corruption bodies; investigating and/or prosecuting corruption cases in an anti-corruption agency, law enforcement, prosecution services or the judiciary; anti-corruption related work in international organizations or a nongovernmental organization.
Work experience at the international level including within the United Nations system or similar international organizations is desirable.
Experience in servicing intergovernmental bodies and in preparing policy analysis and programme reports is desirable.
Experience in project or programme management, is 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. Knowledge of another United Nations official language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) 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 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 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 as a H and 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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