Programme Officer

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Org. Setting and Reporting This position is located within the Counter Terrorism unit of the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) with duty station in Turin, Italy. The Programme Officer will work under the supervision of the Senior Progamme Manager/ Deputy Director.

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Responsibilities Within assigned authority, the Programme Officer will provide managerial and substantive support to the implementation, development and expansion of current and planned UNICRI programme and research activities to address the nexus between terrorism and transnational organized crime, with particular focus on the countries in the Sahel region and Western Africa. The incumbent will be responsible for the following specific duties:

  • Participate in the development and implementation of the project activities in collaboration with key stakeholders and Member States; review relevant documents and reports; identify problems and issues to be addressed and propose corrective actions; liaise with appropriate parties; identify and track follow-up actions.
  • Contribute to the development and dissemination of the Policy Toolkit on the nexus, supporting Member States in the effective implementation of recommendations; provide guidance on involving key actors, referencing international standards and exemplifying initiatives.
  • Research, analyze, and present information gathered from diverse sources on the nexus between organized crime and terrorism; provide insights into regional manifestations and enabling factors.
  • Prepare various written outputs, e.g., draft background papers, analyses, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.
  • Collect and analyze data to identify trends or patterns and provide insights through graphs, charts, tables and reports using data visualization methods to enable data-driven planning, decision-making, presentation and reporting.
  • Provide substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., including proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparing documents and presentations.
  • Collaborate in expanding the programme to other related areas, including the linkage between climate change and violent extremism, prison radicalization and rehabilitation of violent extremist offenders.
  • Coordinate and execute capacity-building activities tailored to Member States, involving scenario-setting exercises based on real case scenarios.
  • Participate in large, complex field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries, etc.
  • Provide substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., through proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc.
  • Develop work plans and budgets, monitor programme performance and expenditure, prepare programme related reports; Coordinate activities related to budget and funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and prepare related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.).
  • Perform other work-related duties as required.

    Competencies Professionalism: -Has knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches related to the field of organized crime and terrorism. Is able to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems -Has the ability to collect both quantitative and qualitative data using various methods -Demonstrates conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis -Has ability to analyze and interpret data in support of decision-making and convey resulting information to management -Shows pride in work and achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; remains calm in stressful situations -Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all work areas

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

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 the audience -Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed

Education An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, political science, management, international relations and/or security, 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 Experience A minimum of five (5) years of relevant, progressively responsible professional experience in project or programme management in crime prevention, criminal justice, counter-terrorism or a similar field is required.

Experience in working with and supporting Member States in the area of criminal justice, organized crime, counter-terrorism or similar field is required.

Work experience in planning and implementing large and complex meetings (e.g. field exercises) is desirable.

Work experience within the United Nations system or similar international organizations is desirable.

Experience in data analytics or related area is desirable.

Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English and French 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 position is funded from extra-budgetary resources. The initial appointment will be for a period of six months and will be limited to service with UNICRI. Any extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and/or the availability of funds.

  • 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.

  • Subject to the funding source of the position, the eligibility for this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.

  • This temporary job opening may be limited to “internal candidates,” who have been recruited through a competitive examination administered according to staff rule 4.16 or staff selection process including the review of a central review body established according to staff rule 4.15.

  • 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.

  • In view of the nature of the funding of the present position, should a UN Secretariat staff member apply and be selected for this position with the Institute, such selection will be implemented on a temporary basis.

  • 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.

  • Turin is a family duty station.

  • 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.

  • Pursuant to section 7.11 of ST/AI/2012/2/Rev.1, candidates recruited through the young professionals programme who have not served for a minimum of two years in the position of their initial assignment are not eligible to apply to this position.

    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.

Reasonable accommodation may be provided to applicants with disabilities upon request, to support their participation in the recruitment process.

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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