Programme Officer (Maritime Law Enforcement - GMCP, Indian Ocean West)
Application deadline 2 months ago: Tuesday 13 Jul 2021 at 23:59 UTCOpen application form
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.
The salary for this job should be between 74,649 USD and 140,169 USD per month.
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Salary for a P-3 contract in Port VictoriaThe international rate of 74,649 USD, with an additional 0% at this the location, applies.
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Org. Setting and Reporting This position is located in the the Global Maritime Crime Programme (GMCP) in the Programme Office in Seychelles (POSYC) under the Regional Office for East Africa (ROEA) of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), with duty station in Port Victoria, Seychelles. GMCP is organizationally located in the Justice Section (JS), Division for Operations (DO) of UNODC. The incumbent will work under the broad authority of the UNODC Representative of ROEA based in Nairobi, Kenya, the supervision of the Senior Programme Officer heading GMCP as well as in close cooperation with the Division for Operations (DO), particularly the Justice Section (JS), and the Division for Treaty Affaires (DTA), UNODC headquarters, Vienna.
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Responsibilities Within assigned authority, the incumbent will provide support to the implementation of the Global Maritime Crime Programme activities in Seychelles and the wider Indian Ocean region with an emphasis on Maritime Law Enforcement interventions, with provision of related specialized advice and coordination as well as undertake extensive travel in the region and lead the organization of relevant activities and events in the country. The incumbent will be responsible for the following specific tasks:
•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 Seychelles and the wider Indian Ocean 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.
•Conduct assessment and review of existing maritime law enforcement capabilities to counter all forms of maritime crime, including maritime terrorism, to better inform the delivery of targeted interventions.
•Support activities of the Indian Ocean Forum for Maritime Crime sub-groups, the Southern Route Partnership in particular, by playing a lead role in engaging Heads of Drug Enforcement Agencies and arranging regular coordination events to ensure collaboration on maritime interdiction operations in the region.
•Engage with and build networks of national and regional counterparts as well as international partners working within the maritime domain in Seychelles and the wider Indian Ocean region.
•Organize, coordinate and attend workshops on maritime security matters.
•Prepare and draft a variety of written progress reports, mission reports, briefings/presentations, policy proposals and documents, summary reports etc.
•Prepare budget revisions and regular narrative reports on programme implementation for UNODC and donors.
•Prepare and disseminate work plans, terms of reference and programme related documents.
•Participate in conferences and meetings as required, including preparing and delivering presentations.
•Act as a liaison for various missions of the UNODC GMCP team to the Indian Ocean.
•Perform other work-related duties as required.
Competencies •Professionalism: Has knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to crime prevention and criminal justice issues, in particular to countering maritime crime and/or law enforcement. Has knowledge of and specialization in substantive and functional legal areas with very good research, analytical and drafting skills. Is able to identify and contribute to the solution of problems/issues. Has experience in project management as well as counter narcotics issues. 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, governance, international relations, political science, sociology, security or related 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 and training is required. Experience in international cooperation in the maritime area or organised crimes, and in intelligence or investigative support to organised crime associated operations is required. Experience in intelligence or criminal investigative support to organised crime associated operations is required. Working experience within the United Nations system or an international organization is desirable. Experience in organising training or teaching on law enforcement training is desirable. Experience in project management 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 another United Nations official language or Portuguese is an advantage.
Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise and a competency-based interview.
Special Notice - This temporary position is available for a period of six months. Filling of this temporary vacancy and actual duration is subject to availability of the post and funding.
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.
A current staff member who holds a fixed-term, permanent or continuing appointment may apply for temporary positions no more than one level above his or her current grade. However, a current staff member who holds an appointment at the G-6 or G-7 level may also apply to temporary positions in the Professional category up to and including the P-3 level, subject to meeting all eligibility and other requirements for the position. A staff member holding a temporary appointment shall be regarded as an external candidate when applying for other positions and may apply for other temporary positions at any level, subject to section 5.7 below and staff rule 4.16 (b) (ii). Therefore, a staff member holding a temporary appointment in the General Service or related categories may only apply to positions within those categories. For full information on eligibility requirements, please refer to section 5 of ST/AI/2010/4Rev.1 on Temporary Appointments. In its resolution 66/234, the General Assembly further "stressed that the Secretary-General should not recur to the practice of temporarily filling posts in the Professional and higher categories with General Service staff members who have not passed the General Service to Professional category examination other than on an exceptional basis, and requests the Secretary-General to ensure that temporary occupation of such posts by the General Service staff shall not exceed a period of one year, effective 1 January 2013…" Consequently, eligible candidates in the General Service or related categories for temporary job openings in the Professional category that have not passed the competitive examination may be selected only on an exceptional basis endorsed by the Office of Human Resources Management where no other suitable candidate could be identified.
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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.
Port Victoria 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.
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