Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Implementation Support Section (ISS) of the Organized Crime and Illicit Trafficking Branch OCB), Division for Treaty Affairs (DTA) of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Vienna.
The incumbent will work under the direct guidance and supervision of the Senior Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer / Global Firearms Programme (GFP) Coordinator in ISS, and the overall supervision of the Chief of Section.
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Within assigned authority, the incumbent will be responsible for the following specific tasks :
organize, coordinate the preparation and draft documentation and reports for the Conference and its working groups; oversee arrangements for meetings.
participate and contribute to the substantive servicing of the meet-ings of those bodies.
coordinate and direct the work of other legal officer(s), expert(s) and consultant(s) dealing with such issues; advise and interact with governments on issues related to legislation.
Coordinate the development of specialised Issue Papers on the interlinkages between illicit arms trafficking and other crimes e.
g. legal advisory services, including legislative drafting assistance and facilita-tion of international judicial cooperation including mutual legal assistance and extradi-tion, expert group meetings, training seminars, etc.
provide substantive backstopping to regional and inter-regional legal advisers, experts and mentors.
collection, analysis and sharing of relevant laws and regulations, policies and cases in this field.
Develop, organize, and coordi-nate the preparation of draft programme and project ideas and documents for technical assistance in the assigned countries, regions or functional areas, and provide necessary management, coordination and backstopping as well as technical, substantive and ad-ministrative advice and support.
follow up on the UNODC decisions, issues and documentation with their officials.
Support the mainstreaming of the gender component of the Global Firearms Programme activities.
Has knowledge of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to the control and prevention of crime, in particular organized crime, firearms trafficking, terrorism and related crimes, its links to peace, development and security, and of the mandates of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.
Is able to apply legal expertise to analyzing a diverse range of complex and unusual legal issues and problems and in developing innovative and creative solutions.
Has knowledge of the areas on the prevention and combat of illicit firearms trafficking, transnational organized crime, terror-ism and related forms of crime and related fields, and sound understanding of existing in-ternational legal instruments and their links to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Develop-ment.
Is aware of cross-cutting aspects such as human rights, gender, rule of law, peace, security and development. Is committed to the achieving of highest quality outputs, time-liness, conscientiousness, attention to detail and ability to bring matters to closure.
shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incor-porating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law (preferably in international or criminal law) is required.
Specialization in international aspects of crime and in criminal justice issues is desirable. A first level university degree in law in combination with two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible professional work experience, including three years at the international level, in law, preferably with a focus on criminal justice aspects of countering transnational organized crime, firearms trafficking, terrorism prevention or in international cooperation in criminal matters and closely related fields, is required.
Experience in conducting legal analysis, research and writing is required.
Experience in providing policy advice, legislative advisory services and legal drafting support in the fields of criminal justice, arms control, organized crime, counter-terrorism or closely related fields is required.
Experience in servicing intergovernmental bodies and in preparing policy-oriented substantive documentation is required.
Experience as a prosecutor, defense counsel, jurist, magistrate or judge is desirable.
Practical experience in the design, development and delivery of capacity building activities and in the development of training tools, materials, manuals or curricula, with a focus on investigation and prosecution of firearms trafficking, terrorism or organized crime is desirable.
Practical experience in conducting or facilitating criminal investigations including international cooperation in criminal matters related to arms trafficking, organized crime or terrorism cases is desirable.
Experience in managing and administering technical assistance projects / programmes, preferably within the UN Common System, is desirable.
Working experience in developing countries is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the UN Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English with excellent drafting skills is required.
Knowledge of other UN official languages is an advantage.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise and a competency-based interview.
This is a regular budget 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.
For this position, applicants from the following Member States, which are unrepresented or underrepresented in the UN Secretariat as of 31 July 2020, are strongly encouraged to apply : Afghanistan, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Belize, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, China, Comoros, Cuba, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Monaco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Norway, Oman, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Suriname, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Vanuatu, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
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The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities.
Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.
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.
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