CRIME PREVENTION AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE OFFICER
Application deadline 2 months ago: Tuesday 27 Sep 2022 at 23:59 UTCOpen application form
This is a P-3 contract. This kind of contract is known as Professional and Director staff. It is normally internationally recruited only. It's a staff contract. It usually requires 5 years of experience, depending on education.
The salary for this job should be between 74,649 USD and 97,747 USD.
Salary for a P-3 contract in AlmatyThe international rate of 74,649 USD, with an additional 0% at this the location, applies.
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Org. Setting and Reporting This position is located in the Programme Office in Kazakhstan (POKAZ), with duty station in Almaty, under the Regional Office for Central Asia (ROCA), Division for Operations (DO), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The incumbent will report substantially to the Programme Coordinator of the CRIMJUST – Criminal Network Disruption Global Programme of the Border Management Branch (BMB), Division for Operations (CRIMJUST/BMB/DO) based in Vienna and administratively to the UNODC Regional Representative for Central Asia in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
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Responsibilities Within assigned authority, the incumbent will coordinate the Judicial Cooperation Network for Central Asia and the Southern Caucasus (CASC) and support the implementation of the CRIMJUST Global Programme and the UNODC Programme for Central Asia, which include assistance to promote tools and mechanisms to strengthen international judicial cooperation in criminal matters and related mutual legal assistance as a key priority. The incumbent will perform the following specific duties:
- Support the overall aims and objectives of the UNODC Programme for Central Asia, as well as the CRIMJUST Global Programme, and provide support to the implementation and strengthening of the Judicial Cooperation Network for Central Asia and the Southern Caucasus (CASC) with a focus on international cooperation in criminal matters between Central Authorities and Prosecutors of Central Asia and the Southern Caucasus with those of other regions.
- Support cooperation between the Judicial Cooperation Network for Central Asia and the Southern Caucasus with other networks, including through the holding of inter-regional meetings of such networks.
- Design and prepare capacity building and training activities for Member States through the Judicial Cooperation Network for Central Asia and the Southern Caucasus (CASC), with an emphasis on international cooperation in criminal matters and coordinate and collaborate with the programmes, initiatives and activities of UNODC and other international organizations.
- Support the Central Authorities of the CASC network including by providing advice and support for information technology solutions and communication channels.
- Keep abreast with the development of relevant legal trends; collect, develop and assess information on Central Authorities and international cooperation in criminal matters, including information that may be of benefit for the Review Mechanism under the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime.
- Coordinate engagement and actions between the CASC Network and the Central Asian Regional Information and Coordination Centre for combating the illicit trafficking of narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and their precursors (CARICC).
- Coordinate, prepare or provide input to programmatic/administrative tasks, including preparation and management of the yearly work plans and budgets, documents and reports, funding proposals and newsletters in a timely and efficient manner.
- Develop and maintain partnerships and cooperation with Governments and experts in the Central Asia and Southern Caucasus sub-regions, with international organizations, assistance agencies and donors.
Perform other work-related duties as may be required.
Competencies - Professionalism: Has knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts, approaches and international legal instruments relevant to the control and prevention of organized crime, drug and/or terrorism related areas. Has knowledge of policies and practices in international drug control and crime prevention, as well as the mandates, major developments and challenges in functional and substantive areas covered by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Demonstrates ability to provide advice and coordination in the planning, development and management of operations. Demonstrates ability to apply good judgment, to identify key issues and make sound recommendations. Has excellent knowledge of legal drafting. Is able to prepare legal reviews, reports and papers and to review and edit the work of others. Is able to apply UN rules, regulations, policies and guidelines in work situations. 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.
Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honors commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.
Education Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law 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.
Work Experience A minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional experience as a judge, prosecutor, advocate or legal adviser is required.
Work experience in providing technical cooperation and assistance related to international cooperation in criminal matters is desirable.
Work experience in the Commonwealth of Independent States sub-region is desirable.
Work experience with the United Nations system or similar international organization is desirable.
Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised fluency in English and Russian is required. Knowledge of another United Nations official language is an advantage.
Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise and a competency-based interview.
Special Notice •This temporary position is available until 31 December 2022. Actual filling of this position and actual duration of the assignment is subject to availability of funding.
- If the selected candidate is an internal staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection may 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.
- At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. 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 Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance and geographical diversity in its staff. •Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
Almaty is classified in the A 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, 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.
The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.
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