Programme Coordinator (Chief of Center)

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This is a P-4 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 7 years of experience, depending on education.


The salary for this job should be between 145,188 USD and 187,190 USD.

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The international rate of 90,970 USD, with an additional 59.6% at this the location, applies.

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Org. Setting and Reporting This post is located in the Programme Office in the State of Qatar (POQAT), Office for the Gulf Cooperation Council Region (OGCCR) of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Doha, Qatar. The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the UNODC Representative, OGCCR and the overall guidance of the Head of the Global Programme on Cybercrime (GPC) and the Chief of the Cybercrime and Anti-Money Laundering Section (CMLS), UNODC in Vienna, Austria. The incumbent will be in charge of the Cybercrime Center in Doha.

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Responsibilities The incumbent will undertake the following specific tasks:

  • Lead, manage and oversee the work of, guide and coordinate the Project Team in the Cybercrime Center in Doha.

  • Cultivate and maintain close political and operational relationships with senior Qatari authorities and broader counterparts in the Middle East and beyond.

  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of substantive and operational developments in the area of cybercrime, cybersecurity, cyber-diplomacy and related trends at national, regional and international levels;

  • Provide expert advice and contribute to improving apolitical cooperation with Member States and relevant organizations, and provide technical assistance in that regard, in particular taking into account technical assistance programmes and legal instruments of other salient organizations;

  • Lead, coordinate, manage and guide the work of project staff and national/international consultants/experts;

  • Organize training sessions on prevention, detection, investigation, prosecution and adjudication of cybercrime and crimes committed by means of technology, cryptocurrencies, darknets, cryptocurrency investigations, online child sexual exploitation, policy development, digital forensics, cybercrime prevention and all related technologies, and provide technical advice to project counterparts upon request;

  • Coordinate the organization and/or delivery of a variety of specialized technical services for the government, e.g. expert group meetings, training seminars, study tours, etc., in order to assist the region to reach the project objectives;

  • Identify, prepare and contribute to the development of proposals, tools etc. and prepare documents, in collaboration with substantive Headquarters (HQ) and field offices, in areas of new forms and dimensions of transnational organized crime, especially cybercrime;

  • Under the guidance of the Head of the Global Programme on Cybercrime and the Chief of CMLS, provide policy advice on conceptual strategy development and management of the implementation of overall strategies to counter emerging crimes, with specific emphasis on cybercrime;

  • Coordinate and carry out procurement related activities, including in the conducting of needs assessment missions and setting benchmarks, preparing technical specifications and evaluation criteria, and monitoring the use of procured items;

  • Regularly produce outreach material, including analysis papers;

  • Contribute to the effective mobilization of resources for regional and national programmes;

  • Prepare, update and maintain documentation and technical/procedure manuals;

  • Ensure timely, efficient and accurate project management, including project and budget management and revisions, reporting and monitoring, and negotiations with external counterparts;

  • Ensure regular communication with all project donors, and ensure that reporting obligations and other obligations towards the donors are fulfilled in a timely manner;

  • Draft highly accurate reports and position papers related to operational activities, and as necessary, provide inputs to UNODC management for the analysis of related development and policy issues;

  • Perform other work-related duties as required.

    Competencies - Professionalism: Has demonstrated knowledge and experience of leadership, staff management and project management internationally; Has demonstrated knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to combating cybercrime in general. Has good knowledge of policies and practices in the mandates of the United Nations regarding cybercrime, cybersecurity and associated geopolitics. Has good knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to strategy development, project and staff management, adult training and career development, fundraising, and law enforcement. Has demonstrated, proven ability to provide innovative technical leadership by performing and/or overseeing the planning, development, and management of operations, projects and programmes outside of one’s country of origin. Has demonstrated ability to negotiate and apply excellent judgment and to generate and communicate broad and compelling organizational direction demonstrating diplomatic skills. Is able to identify issues, analyse and manage the resolution of issues/problems. Is able to independently and accurately plan own work, accurately review the work of others and manage conflicting priorities. Shows pride in work and in achievements; 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 organizational 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.

    Education An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in political science, international relations, law or a related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of relevant professional experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

    Work Experience A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible professional experience in project or programme management in the government, public or private sector in areas related to UNODC´s mandates is required.

    International working experience is required.

    Substantive experience in organized crime matters is required.

    Experience in the promotion of cooperation with Member States and relevant organizations on countering cybercrime is required.

    Experience in the elaboration of high-level analytical material is desirable.

    Experience in the provision of mentoring and training on cybercrime is desirable.

    Experience with the United Nations system and/or a 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 is required. Knowledge of Arabic is an advantage.

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

    Special Notice This 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 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.

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.

Doha 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.

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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