Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer (Criminal Investigation Programme) – Mogadishu


Posting Title: Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer (Criminal Investigation Programme), P4
Department/Office: United Nations Office on Drugs and CrimeDuty Station: MOGADISHU
Posting Period: 03 January 2020 – 01 February 2020
Job Opening Number: 20-Drug Control and Crime Prevent-UNODC-128891-R-Mogadishu (E)Staffing Exercise N/AUnited Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Org. Setting and ReportingThis position is located in the Programme Office in Somalia (POSOM) with duty station in Mogadishu, under the UNODC Regional Office for Eastern Africa (ROEA), Nairobi, Kenya. The incumbent will work under the overall supervision of the UNODC Representative for Eastern Africa (ROEA) and under the direct supervision of the Programme Management Officer heading the Transnational Organised Crime and Illicit Trafficking Programme for Eastern Africa. The incumbent will also work in close coordination with the Organized Crime Branch (OCB) at UNODC Headquarters in Vienna.
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ResponsibilitiesWithin assigned authority, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:
•Coordinate, organize and provide substantive input to the formulation and development of the projects and activities in Somalia.•Plan, coordinate, lead and provide substantive technical assistance, expertise and advice for all activities, in particular as they contribute to the Criminal Investigation Programme (CIP) in Somalia.•Prepare concept notes, other proposals, revisions, and periodic progress reports in compliance with UNODC standards in order to seek funding based on the experiences gained and the results produced through the envisaged activities.•Identify problems and issues to be addressed and initiate corrective actions; liaise with relevant parties as well as law enforcement authorities; ensure follow-up actions.•Monitor and evaluate the quality and impact of law enforcement assistance measures in Somalia, and elsewhere in the region, as required.•Oversee the implementation of all activities, including organizing training seminars, national workshops, law enforcement training courses; prepare and oversee the preparation of all general and administrative arrangements including the elaboration of funding requests and liaison with national authorities and international organizations outside UNODC; provide advice to trainers, computer personnel, resource persons, consultants, etc. in their preparations for participation in activities; participate as a resource person and subject matter expert in workshops, seminars, training courses and meetings.•Establish, prepare and disseminate project work plans, budgets, terms of references and other related project documentation.•Coordinate and ensure the timely preparation and submission of programme/project progress, evaluation reports etc.•Monitor financial resources and supervise project budget, expenditures and utilization of funds related to the assigned programme/project ensuring compliance with UN financial rules and regulations; •Initiate project revisions and ensure the timely submission of budgetary documentation and reports.•Prepare inputs for performance parameters and indicators, programme performance reports as well as inputs for results-based budgeting and results-based management.•Contribute to mobilizing policy and funding support for the programme of work, including extra-budgetary voluntary contributions and building support for cost-sharing contributions from Governments and identify other funding sources for UNODC projects and activities.•Participate in relevant donors’ meetings, fund-raising missions as well as other fund-raising activities as required.•Coordinate and contribute to the preparation of drafts and consolidate reports to governing bodies, other legislative and technical bodies; participate and contribute to the substantive servicing of the meetings of those bodies.•Organize and coordinate review and/or formulation of the memoranda of understanding (MOU) with relevant regional and/or national authorities; monitor and evaluate the implementation of regional agreements establishing frameworks for regional cooperation.•Establish and maintain solid partnerships, undertake negotiations and consultations and liaise on substantive issues with counterparts in the UN and UNODC, both at HQs and in the Field, as well as Member States, donors, international organizations and institutions, entities, governments and representations, inter-governmental organizations, private sector, non-governmental organizations, law enforcement authorities, media representatives, civil society and other stakeholders, develops synergy, promote and facilitate operational partnerships and collaborative undertakings.•Develop a variety of written outputs, such as background papers, correspondence with governments, working papers, mission reports, analysis, briefings, presentations, policy proposals and documents, regular and ad hoc reports, studies, summary reports, manuals, guides and toolkits; collect and compile relevant background data and information; •Undertake desk research and assessment missions.•Provide technical assistance, mentorship and substantive guidance to counterparts on relevant matters and on short- and mid-term measures, strategies, capacity-building programmes etc.•Review and evaluate national capacities as requested by government institutions and other agents/agencies and advises counterparts on good practices in their areas of competence and fields of intervention.•Provide support to governmental and other institutions in building national capacities for enhanced policy and programmatic development, in reviewing and adapting national/regional policy, coordination and implementation plans and in developing effective strategies.•Promote a better understanding of UNODC mandates and programmes, encourage increased priority attention to all mandates and advocate the inclusion of these issues in government planning documents as well as in relevant programmes of other bilateral, multilateral and non-governmental organizations.•Deliver substantive support in identifying and building synergies between actions of the programme/project and other national, regional or international initiatives in the substantive area and relevant fields.•Provide backstopping and advice on technical, substantive and administrative issues within the assigned technical assistance activities, programmes and projects.•Perform other work-related duties as required.
Competencies•Professionalism: Has knowledge and specialization in the fields of countering serious and transnational organized crime. Has experience in programme or project management, ideally with an international organisation. Has knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and sound practices relevant to law enforcement and law enforcement capacity building. Has knowledge of the mandates of UNODC. Has very good research, analytical and problem-solving skills. Is able to identify and contribute to the solution of problems/issues. Has knowledge of various research methodologies and sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases. Is able to apply good judgement in the context of assignment given. 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 organisational 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.
•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.
EducationAdvanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in criminal justice, criminology, law, political science or other relevant discipline 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 ExperienceA minimum of seven years of progressively responsible professional experience in investigating and countering transnational organized crime is required.Experience in developing and implementing criminal justice capacity building activities related to countering transnational organized crime is required.Experience in programme or project management and technical cooperation involving criminal justice issues and working with national law enforcement or prosecution authorities is required.Experience in investigating, in developing and in implementing capacity building activities aimed at countering Transnational Organized Crime in particular is desirable.Experience in implementing programmes that require administration of foreign aid and coordination with national and regional authorities is desirable.Experience in monitoring strategic support and operational requirements in international operations or in United Nations’ operations is desirable.Working experience in international organizations or within the United Nations system is desirable.
LanguagesEnglish and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French is highly desirable. Knowledge of another United Nations official language is an advantage.
AssessmentEvaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise and a competency based interview.
Special NoticeThis 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 Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff.
Mogadishu is classified an E and a non-family duty station.
United Nations ConsiderationsAccording 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.
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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. 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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