Programme Coordinator (Trafficking in Persons and Migrant Smuggling)

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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 120,990 USD and 155,992 USD.

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Org. Setting and Reporting This position is located in the Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa (ROMENA) of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Cairo, Egypt. The incumbent will work under the overall guidance of the Regional Representative for the Middle East and North Africa, and the direct supervision of the Regional Programme Coordinator (Head of the Programme Coordination and Analysis Unit (PCAU)), located in ROMENA.

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Responsibilities Within assigned authority, the incumbent will be responsible for the overall implementation and direction of UNODC projects and initiatives in the areas of human trafficking and migrant smuggling (HTMS). S/he will be responsible for the following specific tasks: - Coordinate and manage the development, implementation and evaluation of the technical assistance project “Strengthening the Framework of the Arab Region to Prevent and Combat Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling.” as well as of other UNODC initiatives in the MENA region focusing on human trafficking and migrant smuggling (HTMS). Initiate and facilitate project evaluation, draft terms of reference for evaluations, coordinate and organize project review meetings and evaluations, including engagement and coordination with internal and external partners, as necessary.

  • Coordinate policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends on HTMS.

  • Initiate, coordinate and participate in the preparation and drafting of a variety of written outputs, such as technical publications, background papers, progress reports, evaluation reports, mission reports, briefings and presentations.

  • Generate research initiatives focused on HTMS, in coordination with other relevant ROMENA and UNODC HQ staff.

  • Prepare, lead and participate in complex needs assessment and technical assistance missions, including the coordination of staff and consultants during multi-country research missions, and the organization and leadership of local, national, regional and inter-regional training workshops and coordination meetings.

  • Guide and coordinate the work of assigned project staff to ensure effective implementation and management of the project(s) strategy and activities as outlined in the project document(s). Engage and provide guidance to external consultants working in the field of HTMS in the MENA region, in particular but not limited to external consultants engaged under the assigned technical assistance project. Lead coordination and team-building among other relevant staff in the MENA region focusing or involved in activities and initiatives related to HTMS.

  • Act as regional focal point by coordinating and liaising with ROMENA and UNODC HQ staff as well as other relevant international and regional actors, national and non-governmental actors in order to facilitate project implementation and create synergies. Coordinate the design and implementation of interregional, regional and national activities related to HTMS.

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

  • Oversee all administrative and financial matters in relation to the implementation of the project(s) and related reporting to UNODC management, i.e. budget revisions, project revisions, year-end closing of accounts, narrative and financial ad hoc reports, review of procurement cases, liaising with UNDP Country Offices, review of terms of reference for consultants, quality control for all administrative and financial documents linked to the project(s) before submission, etc.

  • Identify and report to ROMENA management any substantive or administrative issues impacting project implementation as well as UNODC’s position on matters related to HTMS in the region.

  • In close coordination with ROMENA management, ensure visibility of and promote UNODC efforts on human trafficking and migrant smuggling in the MENA region as appropriate.

  • Perform other work-related duties as may be required.

    Competencies Professionalism: Has knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and sound practices relevant to combating human trafficking and migrant smuggling (HTMS). Has knowledge of policies and practices in crime prevention, including substantive and specific technical knowledge relevant to law enforcement practices, border control and border management, judiciary, prosecution, human trafficking, migrant smuggling, organized crime, and/or related areas. Is able to identify issues, analyse and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Is able to conduct data collection using various methods. Has conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct needs assessment in the relevant field. Is able to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, to plan own work and to manage conflicting priorities. Has proven ability to contribute to complex technical assistance programmes, to provide expert advice in the substantive area, deliver presentations and training and mobilize external partners and stakeholders. Has knowledge of United Nations policies, rules and regulations, guidelines and procedures. 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.

Planning & 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.

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.

Education An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, economics, international relations, law, political science, statistics, public administration or related field 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.

Job - Specific Qualification Certification or other qualification in training design and delivery is desirable.

Work Experience A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible professional work experience in countering trafficking in persons/migrant smuggling, law enforcement, prosecution, criminal justice, international relations or related area is required.

Work experience in technical cooperation at the international level is required.

Work experience in project or programme management and administration is required.

Relevant experience in a field environment 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 or French is desirable. Knowledge of other United Nations official languages is an advantage.

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

Special Notice - This project position is temporarily available for six months. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will 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.

  • Cairo 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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