Programme Officer (Container Control Programme)

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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.


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Org. Setting and Reporting The post is located in the Programme Office in Kazakhstan (POKAZ), with duty station in Almaty, operating under the Regional Office for Central Asia (ROCA), based in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Division for Operations (DO), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The incumbent will report to the Representative of ROCA and work under the substantive supervision and guidance of the Senior Law Enforcement Expert (Head of the Container Control Programme-CCP) who will be based in Istanbul, Turkiye. CCP is operating under the Border Management Branch (BMB), Division for Operations (DO), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

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Responsibilities The focus of the UNODC Container Control Programme is to assist law enforcement agencies to identify and inspect high-risk containers. The Programme Officer (CCP) will be responsible for the general management and implementation activities of the project “Container Control Programme” (GLO/G80) in Central Asia, in accordance with UNODC rules and regulations. The incumbent will undertake the following specific tasks:

  • Provide substantive support for the specialized training components of the Container Control Programme (CCP); support the planning, coordination and implementation of the project strategies and activities as outlined in the project document.
  • Provide substantive support to the coordination of overall training activities, the planning of training courses, the audit completion of current and previous training activities in the risk-based approach to the selection of containers for physical examinations.
  • Work with CCP participating countries on the programme’s regional initiatives including the Inter-Regional Network of Customs Authorities and Port Control Units (IREN) and the Regional High-Risk Cargo Alert System (RECASYS), pre-arrival data exchange between Port Control Units (PCUs)/Air Cargo Control Units (ACCUs) in the region.
  • Support customs authorities to achieve enhanced cooperation with the private sector in CCP participating countries, inter alia, by developing a regional strategy on strengthening public-private partnerships.
  • Plan, coordinate and implement the programme strategies and assigned activities as outlined in the programme document.
  • Develop workplans for the timely achievement of programme outcomes and outputs.
  • Guide and orient the work and contributions of consultants, programme personnel, donors, institutions and counterparts in the region towards the accomplishment of CCP’s objectives.
  • Arrange expert and policy level meetings, specialized training courses, seminars, working groups, and workshops in coordination with the UNODC programme partner, the World Customs Organization, as well as other UNODC partner organizations.
  • Ensure effective financial management, monitoring, and reporting of the assigned segments of the programme budget.
  • Undertake general and administrative arrangements; prepare funding requests and liaise with national authorities, international organizations, and donors.
  • Prepare jointly with programme staff as appropriate, all necessary programme progress reports and implementation delivery rate reports.
  • Coordinate the preparation of information materials (brochures, web-stories, posters, etc.) in support of the Container Control Programme; disseminate CCP-related materials to governments, donors, NGOs, and the general public, as appropriate.
  • Promote UNODC’s menu of services and portfolio growth under all mandate areas.
  • Perform other work-related duties as required.

    Competencies - Professionalism: Has knowledge and understanding of the theory and practice of law enforcement, particularly in the area of border management, international trade and commerce and the illicit use of cargo containers and other transportation means for trafficking purposes. Has comprehensive knowledge of UN policies, rules and regulations, administrative and programmatic procedures. Has good analytical and problem-solving skills, including the ability to identify and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Is able to apply good judgement in the context of assignments given. Has good coordination and organization skills. Is able to plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. 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 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.

  • 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 Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, political science, criminology or related disciplines 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 years of relevant progressively responsible professional experience with technical assistance delivery in the area of border management, trade supply chain security or a related area is required.

    Several years of work experience in the aforementioned areas at the international level are required.

    Work experience in the area of programme/project management is required.

    Experience in strengthening regional law enforcement cooperation is required.

    Work experience in the relevant region is desirable.

    Work experience within the United Nations System or similar international organization is desirable.

    Languages English and French are the working language of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post 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 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.

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 an A and a 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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