Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Office of the Chief of the Terrorism Prevention Branch (TPB), Division for Treaty Affairs (DTA), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
The incumbent is supervised by and reports to the Chief of the Branch.
For more information on UNODC, please visit website : www.unodc.org.
Within assigned authority, the incumbent is responsible for undertaking the following duties / tasks :
Perform lead coordinating functions to ensure that the planning and programming of the Branch are undertaken in close collaboration with policy set by the UN Office for Counter Terrorism (OCT), the Counter Terrorism Committee (CTC) / Counter Terrorism Executive Directorate (CTED), as well as other specific Committees (1267 and 1540) and in coherence with UN system-
wide counter-terrorism efforts.
participate in and undertake consultations with senior and working level officials of Governments and international organizations on matters pertaining to the work.
Provide substantive servicing for the relevant agenda items of the meetings of these bodies. Provide policy, substantive and procedural advice and liaison to requesting delegations of Member States.
wide counter-terrorism initiatives. Perform lead coordination responsibility for work, contacts and partnerships with the entities of the UN Secretariat and the UN system.
Participate in and contribute to the substantive coordination of activities with the Office of Counter Terrorism, the Counter-
Terrorism Committee of the Security Council and its Executive Directorate, as well as other relevant committees of the Security Council.
level and UNODC-level inputs for UN Secretariat- and UN system-wide and other relevant policy and strategy documents. Prepare and contribute to thematic substantive publications and other specialized products.
Perform lead responsibility for the preparation and coordination of Branch level inputs for programme planning and reporting.
Contribute to managing human and financial resources, supervising staff and experts, carrying out programmatic / administrative tasks necessary for the proper functioning of the assigned substantive area, including preparation of budgets, performance parameters and indicators, programme performance reports and inputs for results-
based budgeting and result-based management.
Has knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to UNODC mandates. Has knowledge of policies and practices in international crime and terrorism prevention as well as the mandates of UNODC.
Has demonstrated professional competence and expert knowledge of counter-terrorism or closely related criminal justice issues, especially their policy and programmatic aspects as well as the legislative, judiciary, rule of law and other crime prevention dimensions.
Has expertise in substantive servicing of intergovernmental bodies, programme coordination and management support. Is able to formulate and coordinate complex policy and strategy papers and documents.
Has ability to provide advice and assistance to Government officials in matters pertaining to the legal aspects of counter-
terrorism. Has demonstrated ability to conceptualize, coordinate and finalize specialized technical publications on the legal aspects of counter-
terrorism. Has demonstrated ability to conceptualize and prepare policy-oriented substantive documents and provide substantive servicing for policy-
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 :
keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in international law or criminal law, political science, international relations, business administration, management, social science, or a related field is required.
A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible professional experience, including experience at the international level, in legal aspects of terrorism prevention or crime prevention, as well as experience in policy and programme development (management and / or administration) is required.
Relevant experience in field environment is desirable.
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.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise and a competency-based interview.
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.
Austria is classified a family duty station.
For this position, applicants from the following Member States, which are unrepresented or underrepresented in the UN Secretariat as of 30 April 2018, are strongly encouraged to apply : Afghanistan, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Belarus, Belize, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Central African Republic, China, Comoros, Cyprus, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Grenada, Guinea-
Bissau, Indonesia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Monaco, Mozambique, Nauru, Norway, Oman, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Suriname, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Timor-
Leste, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Vanuatu, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
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 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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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.
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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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