Programme Officer (Global Maritime Crime Programme)

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Org. Setting and Reporting This position is located in the Programme Office in Yemen (POYEM) of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Aden, Yemen. The Global Maritime Crime Programme (GMCP) operates under the Border Management Branch (BMB), Division for Operations (DO), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The Programme Officer (GMCP) will work under the overall guidance of the Senior Programme Officer heading the Global Maritime Crime Programme (GMCP), and the direct supervision of the Programme Coordinator, GMCP, Gulf of Aden and Red Sea (GARS). The work will be carried out in close coordination with the Regional Office for Middle East and North Africa (ROMENA), the Border Management Branch (BMB) and relevant Regional Sections and substantive units at UNODC headquarters.

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Responsibilities Within assigned authority, the Programme Officer (GMCP) will provide support to the implementation of the Global Maritime Crime Programme activities in Aden and the wider Gulf of Aden and Red Sea region with a specific focus on Maritime Law Enforcement interventions, with provision of related expert advice as well as undertake extensive travel in the region. The incumbent will be responsible for the following specific duties:

•Provide support to the implementation and coordination of the GMCP activities related to the Gulf of Aden and Red Sea Programme according to approved project documents/revisions, valid contribution and donor funding agreements, valid policies and financial rules and regulations, and costed work plan/s; identify problems and issues to be addressed and initiate corrective actions; liaise with relevant parties; ensure follow-up actions.

•Identify technical assistance needs for capacity building and develop sustainable strategies to reform and strengthen the capacity of regional criminal justice systems to prosecute piracy. Facilitate the work of developing tools and manuals under the Global Maritime Crime Programme.

•Research, analyse and present information gathered from diverse sources, relevant for project implementation. Prepare various written outputs, e.g. briefing notes for senior management, sections of UN/UNODC reports such as UNODC Annual Report, contribute to the process of ensuring quality inputs to publications, website and other reports. Conceptualize and prepare substantive and financial reports (monthly financial and quarterly narrative IPMR reports, semi-annual and annual project progress reports).

•Support and guide external consultants interact with government officials and other parties to ensure smooth programme implementation. Provide substantive support to the Programme Manager in Aden, GMCP GARS, in liaising effectively with donors, development partners and other stakeholders; make project achievements known and identify areas of new assistance.

•Guide and coordinate programme experts implementing counter-piracy activities under the prison area, and the broader maritime law area.

•Contribute to the planning, organization, implementation and monitoring of the UNODC GMCP support activities to enhance maritime law enforcement capabilities for interdictions and investigations in Yemen and the wider Gulf of Aden and Red Sea region dealing with maritime crime matters; including assessments, course development, infrastructural and equipment support, workshops, training and mentoring, and logistical matters associated with project implementation.

•Engage with and build networks of national and regional counterparts as well as international partners working within the maritime domain in Yemen and the wider Gulf of Aden and Red Sea region.

•Organize, coordinate and attend workshops on maritime security matters, including preparing and delivering presentations.

•Prepare and draft a variety of written progress reports, mission reports, briefings/presentations, policy proposals and documents, summary reports etc.

•Act as a liaison for various missions of the UNODC GMCP team to the Gulf of Aden and Red Sea region.

•Perform other work-related duties as required.

Competencies •Professionalism: Has knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to crime issues, in particular to countering maritime crime. Has knowledge of policies and practices in international crime prevention, in particular maritime crime/piracy, as well as the relevant mandates of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Has knowledge of criminal justice, law enforcement with very good research and analytical skills. Is able to identify and contribute to the solution of problems/issues. Has knowledge of various research methodologies and sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases. Has good analytical, planning, and organizational skills. 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.

•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.

•Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours 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 An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law enforcement, marine engineering, electronics/electrical engineering, marine communications, security or related military field 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 in national and/or international law enforcement, naval, coast guard or other maritime operations is required.

Work experience in international cooperation activities in the maritime area is required.

Work experience in intelligence or investigative support to maritime security operations is required.

Work experience in planning, establishing and managing international training and capacity building programmes is desirable.

Work experience in the fight against international crime is desirable.

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

Experience working with conflict countries is desirable.

Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of Arabic is desirable. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by 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.

  • Aden is classified in the E category (non-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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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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