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    Project Coordinator (Legal Expert, Terrorism Prevention)

     

    Job Summary
    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.
    • Abuja is classified as a C and a family duty station.

    Organisation Setting and Reporting:

    • The position is located at the UNODC Country Office in Nigeria (CONIG). The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the UNODC Country Representative of Nigeria and the substantive guidance of the Chief, Implementation Support Section II (ISS-II), Terrorism Prevention Branch (TPB), Division for Treaty Affairs (DTA) at UNODC Headquarters, Vienna. In addition, the incumbent will coordinate all aspects of work closely with a designated Programme Officer (Terrorism Prevention) in charge of the Nigeria programme in ISS-II/TPB/DTA.

    Responsibilities
    As a member of the project team (consisting of staff based both in the field and at UNODC headquarters) the focus of the job is to provide field-level project coordination and expert capacity building support on legal and international judicial cooperation aspects of counter-terrorism.Within assigned authority, the Project Coordinator (Legal Expert, Terrorism Prevention) will be responsible for the following duties:

    • Project management and coordination: Serve as team leader for the project team and carry out lead responsibility for overall project implementation, coordination and related management functions (including monitoring and reporting) especially at the field level, drawing on the primary support of the Programme Officer (Terrorism Prevention) based in TPB/Vienna and in close coordination with the designated Programme Officer (Terrorism Prevention) in charge of the Nigeria programme in ISS-II/TPB. This will involve, among other tasks, the following in particular:
    • Represent the project at the national level at relevant forums and especially vis-à-vis the lead Nigerian authorities and entities;
    • Ensure and provide for on-going coordination and information flow with the European Union Delegation in Abuja;
    • Take the lead for ensuring effective ongoing liaison and coordination with the project’s other multiple stakeholders, including the numerous national stakeholder entities;
    • Ensure effective coordination and management of the project within CONIG and with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Nigeria country offices of other United Nations system entities, International Financial Institutions and other relevant actors;
    • Coordinate and prepare a variety of written outputs that relate to the implementation of the project, such as background papers, progress reports, evaluation reports, mission reports, briefings and presentations; identify problems and issues to be addressed and initiate corrective actions; liaise with relevant parties; ensure follow-up actions;
    • Manage and provide guidance for financial management, monitoring and overall project administration.
    • Capacity building support for international cooperation in criminal matters related to terrorism: Carry out lead responsibility for the refinement and delivery of outputs and achievement of results and outcomes of the project pertaining to capacity building for national officials responsible for international cooperation in criminal matters: provide substantive expertise, assess capacity building needs and lead the conceptualization, design and implementation of activities.
    • Capacity building support for strengthened knowledge of and enhancements to the national legal regime against terrorism: Carry out lead responsibility for the refinement and delivery of outputs and achievement of results and outcomes of the project pertaining to capacity building for the judiciary: provide substantive expertise, assess capacity building needs and lead the conceptualization, design and implementation of activities.
    • National ownership of criminal justice aspects of terrorism prevention: Carry out lead responsibility for the refinement and delivery of outputs and achievement of results and outcomes of the project pertaining to national ownership of criminal justice aspects of terrorism prevention: provide substantive expertise, assess assistance needs and lead the conceptualization, design and implementation of activities.
    • Technical publications: Provide expert inputs for the preparation of technical tools, substantive publications and training tools materials pertaining to rule of law-based criminal justice responses to terrorism.
    • Substantive input for the whole project: Provide expert input other legal and criminal justice aspects for relevant project activities and the project as a whole.
    • Carry out other work related tasks as assigned.

    Competencies

    Professionalism:

    • Has expertise in legal, legislative and international cooperation in criminal matters (extradition and mutual legal assistance) aspects of serious crimes, such as terrorism and transnational organized crime.
    • Has expertise in training and other capacity building initiatives in these areas. Has knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches, policies and practices in terrorism prevention, crime prevention and criminal justice reform.
    • Has expertise in project development, implementation and management.
    • Has knowledge of the mandates of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and of the major initiatives of the international community in terrorism prevention.
    • Sound analytical skills and ability to identify problems and contribute to problem-solving.
    • 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.

    Client Orientation:

    • Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with all relevant stakeholders.
    • Clearly identifies their needs for developing and implementing legal, policy and other responses related to terrorism issues.
    • Ensures continuous dialogue with the stakeholders monitoring the relevant developments and undertaking the necessary adjustments; meets timeline for delivery of technical assistance and other services and products.
    • Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

    Teamwork:

    • Good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working conditions in multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environments. Proven cross-cultural and gender sensitivity, as well as managerial abilities.
    • 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) preferably in Criminal Law, International Law or General Law or in a closely related field is required.
    • Specialization in legal and related aspects of terrorism prevention and their international dimensions is highly desirable.
    • 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 seven years of relevant progressively responsible experience in legal and criminal justice aspects of terrorism prevention or closely related other crime prevention and criminal justice matters is required.
    • Experience in programme or project development, coordination and management is required.
    • Experience in technical assistance delivery and its coordination is required. Work experience at the national and international levels with a focus on West Africa is highly desirable.

    Languages:

    • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position fluency in English, i.e. oral and written proficiency, is required. 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.

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    Project Officer (Prosecution and Judiciary Expert, Terrorism Prevention)

     

    Job Summary
    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.

    Organisation Setting and Reporting:

    • The position is located at the UNODC Country Office in Nigeria (CONIG).
    • The incumbent will work under the overall supervision of the UNODC Country Representative in Nigeria and the substantive guidance of the Chief, Implementation Support Section II (ISS-II), Terrorism Prevention Branch (TPB), Division for Treaty Affairs (DTA) at UNODC Headquarters, Vienna.
    • In addition, the incumbent will coordinate all aspects of work closely with the Project Coordinator (Legal Expert, Terrorism Prevention) based in Abuja and a designated lead Programme Officer (Terrorism Prevention) in charge of the Nigeria programme in ISS-II/TPB.

    Responsibilities
    As a member of the project team (consisting of staff based both in the field and at UNODC headquarters), the focus of the job is to lead prosecutorial and judiciary capacity building support on terrorism-related cases. Within assigned authority, the Project Officer, as an expert in Prosecution and Judiciary matters, will be responsible for the following duties:

    • Capacity building support for legal advisors and prosecutors: Carry out lead responsibility for the refinement and delivery of outputs and achievement of results and outcomes of the project pertaining to capacity building for legal advisors and prosecutors concerning terrorism-related cases: provide substantive expertise, assess capacity building needs of concerned national entities and lead the conceptualization, design and implementation of activities, etc.
    • Capacity building support for the judiciary: Carry out lead responsibility for the refinement and delivery of outputs and achievement of results and outcomes of the project pertaining to capacity building for the judiciary concerning terrorism cases: provide substantive expertise, assess capacity building needs and lead the conceptualization, design and implementation of activities.
    • Capacity building support for collaborative investigation and prosecution: Jointly with the project’s expert on crime investigation, carry out co-lead responsibility for the refinement and delivery of outputs and achievement of results and outcomes of the project pertaining to capacity building for collaborative investigation and prosecution of terrorism cases: provide substantive expertise, assess capacity building needs and co-lead the conceptualization, design and implementation of activities.
    • Technical publications: Provide expert inputs for the preparation of technical tools, substantive publications and training tools materials pertaining to rule of law-based criminal justice responses to terrorism.
    • Substantive input for the whole project: Provide specialized expert input on prosecution and adjudication aspects and general substantive input for other relevant project activities, outcome areas and the project as a whole, especially for outcomes pertaining to national ownership of criminal justice aspects of terrorism prevention.
    • Contributions for project management and coordination: Participate in overall project management and provide required input concerning the areas of responsibility for the project management, coordination, reporting and follow-up. Participate in and contribute to coordination with all project partners, including on-going coordination and information sharing with the European Union.
    • Carry out other work related tasks as assigned.

    Competencies

    Professionalism:

    • Has expertise in legal, prosecution, adjudication and related inter-agency collaboration matters pertaining to handling serious crimes, such as terrorism and transnational organized crime. Has expertise in training and other capacity building initiatives in these areas.
    • Has knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches, policies and practices in terrorism prevention, crime prevention and criminal justice reform.
    • Has knowledge of the mandates of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and of the major initiatives of the international community in terrorism prevention.
    • Has sound analytical skills and ability to identify problems and contribute to problem-solving.
    • Has knowledge of programme development, management and implementation.
    • 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.

    Client Orientation:

    • Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with all relevant stakeholders. Clearly identifies their needs for developing and implementing legal, policy and other responses related to terrorism issues.
    • Ensures continuous dialogue with the stakeholders monitoring the relevant developments and undertaking the necessary adjustments; meets timeline for delivery of technical assistance and other services and products.
    • Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

    Teamwork:

    • Good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working conditions in multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environments. Proven cross-cultural and gender sensitivity, as well as managerial abilities.
    • 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 Criminal Law, International Law or General Law is required.
    • Specialization in prosecution and judiciary is highly desirable. Specialization in legal and related aspects of terrorism prevention and their international dimensions is highly desirable.
    • 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 seven years of relevant progressively responsible experience in prosecution or closely related criminal justice work is required, preferably with a focus on terrorism or transnational organized crime, with sound exposure to related judiciary, crime prevention and criminal justice matters.
    • Work experience in technical assistance activities, including project management, and in policy and programme advising in counter-terrorism or a directly related field is highly desirable.
    • Work experience at the national and international levels with a focus on West Africa is highly desirable.

    Languages:

    • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position fluency in English, i.e. oral and written proficiency, is required.
    • 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.

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    Humanitarian Affairs Officer

     

    Responsibilities
    Within delegated authority, the Humanitarian Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

    • Monitors, analyzes and reports on humanitarian developments, disaster relief/management or emergency situations in assigned area.
    • Organizes and prepares studies on humanitarian, emergency relief and related issues.
    • Organizes follow-up work, including inter-agency technical review meetings to support policy development work and decision-making on important issues.
    • Drafts and prepares regular situation papers/reports highlighting relevant operational factors affecting the humanitarian situation and response efforts.
    • Prepares or contributes to the preparation of various written reports, documents and communications, e.g. drafts sections of studies, background papers, policy guidelines, parliamentary documents, briefings, case studies, presentations, correspondence, etc.
    • Ensures appropriate monitoring and reporting mechanisms; provides information and advice on a range of related issues.
    • Reviews and provides advice on policy issues related to safeguarding humanitarian principles and ensuring the effective delivery of humanitarian assistance.
    • Partners with other humanitarian agencies to plan and evaluate humanitarian and emergency assistance programmes and help ensure that latest findings, lessons learned, policy guidelines, etc. are incorporated into these activities, including gender related considerations.
    • Provides substantial support to sector / cluster working groups as required and facilitate exchange on cross cutting issues.
    • Establishes and maintains contacts with government officials, other UN agencies, non-governmental organizations, diplomatic missions, media, etc.
    • Supports advocacy initiatives on issues impacting humanitarian needs and response efforts through the collection of information, liaison with humanitarian partners, government officials, the media, etc.
    • Manages the production of appeals for international assistance; ensures the proper use and spending of donor contributions channeled through OCHA.
    • Undertakes and provides support to technical assistance and other field missions, e.g. participates in field trips to undertake in-depth reviews of specific country work mechanisms.
    • Organizes and participates in working groups, meetings, conferences, consultations with other agencies and partners on humanitarian and emergency relief-related matters.
    • Performs other duties as required.

    Competencies

    Professionalism:

    • Knowledge of a range of humanitarian assistance, emergency relief and related human rights issues, including approaches and techniques to address difficult problems.
    • Analytical capacity and in particular the ability to analyze and articulate the humanitarian dimension of issues which require a coordinated UN response.
    • Ability to identify issues and judgment in applying technical expertise to resolve a wide range of problems.
    • Ability to conduct research, including ability to evaluate and integrate information from a variety of sources and assess impact on the humanitarian rights situation in assigned country/area.
    • Ability to work under extreme pressure, on occasion in a highly stressful environment (e.g. civil strife, natural disasters and human misery); ability to provide guidance to new/junior staff.
    • 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.

    Team Work:

    • 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.

    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.

    Qualifications

    • An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Political Science, Social Science, Public Administration, International Studies, Economics, Engineering, Earth Sciences or a 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 humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development, or other related area is required.
    • Experience in the UN common system is desirable.

    Languages:

    • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required.

    Assessment Method:

    • Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

    United Nations Considerations:

    • The United Nations shall place 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. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8).
    • The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

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