Associate Programme Officer - Temporary [Temporary]
United Nations
vor 6 Tg.


The incumbent will perform the following specific duties :

  • Coordinate all aspects related to the overall functioning of the established UNODC Database for Law Enforcement Training in Europe, West and Central Asia and the wider region as applicable, which is used as a tool for monitoring and coordination of the multiple training provided to the sub-
  • regional and its overall strategic impact;
  • Maintain and further develop and / or improve the structure or format of the Training Database as may be required, incorporating proposals and / or amendments from the involved counterparts and in consultation with technical IT experts;
  • Ensure accurate and consistent entry of data received into the Database as well as the inclusion of analysis and impact of the training provided;
  • Develop user guidelines on the use of the Database for internal and external partners and organisations;
  • Liaise and coordinate with other existing programmes within UNODC, in particular research and analysis, such as the Drug Monitoring Platform, the Network (TRainNEt) of the Law Enforcement Academies, the Paris Pact Initiative, and others as relevant;
  • Ensure the integration and complementarity of the Database with other ongoing and existing programmes and tools within UNODC with the objective of maximising efficiency and avoid duplication;
  • Ensure the development of proper visibility strategy, reflecting the contributions of partners, including donors and beneficiaries from the training programmes received;
  • Conduct periodic consultations with main partners of the Database in particular under the framework of the Trilateral Cooperation (UNODC, Japan, Russia) in support of counter narcotics efforts of Afghanistan;
  • Organize and conduct briefing sessions to Member States on the Database and its progress;
  • Consult with all partners / institutions involved on the quality of information and analysis provided, including with the various service providers i.
  • e., law enforcement training institutions;
  • Facilitate the expansion of the coverage of the Database to include other training providers, such as international and regional organizations as well as Member States;
  • Promote the Database as an effective strategic tool to monitor, evaluate and ensure sustainability of capacity building programmes, which includes law enforcement training components, with the objective of supporting a global response to the impact of the Afghan opiates trafficking, including aspects related to drug-
  • related illicit financial flows, money laundering, as well terrorism financing.

  • Maintain confidentiality in all aspects of the work;
  • Guide staff involved in the use of the Training Database;
  • Monitor the financial management of the Database budget;
  • Keep abreast on all aspects related to the timely delivery of the Database project, including feedback of all stakeholders;
  • Undertake field missions to the beneficiary and partner countries; brief and provide guidance to government officials and other parties as may be relevant;
  • draft related mission reports;
  • Prepare and draft a variety of written outputs, such as background papers, progress reports, evaluation reports, briefings and presentations, etc.
  • Perform any other work-related duties as assigned.
  • Competencies

  • Professionalism : Has knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to crime, drug and / or terrorism related issues.
  • Has knowledge of policies and practices in international drug control and crime prevention, as well as the mandates of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.

    Has conceptual analytical and evaluation skills and good knowledge relevant to technical cooperation and programme / project implementation matters.

    Specializes in substantive and functional areas with very good research and analytical skills. Has ability to identify and contribute to the solution of problems / issues.

    Knows various research methodologies and sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Planning and Organizing : Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments;
  • adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning;
  • monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.


    An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, economics, international relations, law, political science, statistics, public administration or 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.

    A first-level university degree and no experience will be accepted for candidates who have passed the Young Professional Programme Examination (YPP), the United Nations National Competitive Recruitment Examination (NCRE) or the General Service to Professional Examination (GtoP).

    Work Experience

    A minimum of two years of progressively responsible professional experience in technical cooperation and programme management at the international and / or national levels is required.

    Direct experience in the areas of drug control activities, crime or terrorism prevention, law enforcement, criminal justice, security sector, governance, public administration, peace-

    building, conflict prevention or other related areas is desirable. Experience with UNODC’s mandate areas in Eastern and South Eastern Europe and Central Asia is highly desirable.

    Work experience within the United Nations system or similar international organization is desirable. Demonstrated experience in working with databases and in analysing data is also desirable.

    No experience is required for candidates who have passed the Young Professionals Programme. Examination / United Nations National Competitive Recruitment Examination (NCRE) or the General Service to Professional Examination (G to P).


    English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required.

    Knowledge of another United Nations official language is highly desirable.


    Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise and a competency-based interview.

    Special Notice

  • This position is financed from project funds and is temporarily available for up to 364 days. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment.
  • While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post.
  • Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply.
  • Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.

  • Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as "retirement.
  • Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions;
  • 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.

    Vienna is classified in the "H" category (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.

    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.

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