This position is located in Kabul in the UNODC Country Office in Afghanistan (COAFG). The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the UNODC Regional Representative, COAFG and the technical supervision of Chief of the Research and Trend Analysis Branch (RAB), Division for Policy Analysis and Public Affairs (DPA), in UNODC Headquarters in Vienna, Austria.
The UNODC Global Illicit Crop Monitoring Programme supports the international community and concerned governments in the monitoring of illicit narcotic crop cultivation in various regions of the world, including the analysis of socio-economic, security and other factors that drive illicit cultivation. The Senior Adviser and Programme Coordinator (Illicit Crop Monitoring and Research) will be responsible for managing the Afghan Opium Survey project (AFG/F98) and leading the monitoring and research related components of two alternative development projects in Afghanistan (GLOU34, AFGZ89).
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in social sciences, research, statistics, earth sciences, management, economics or other relevant discipline 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.
A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible professional experience in research work related to drug control, including drug crop cultivation and the development and implementation of illicit crop monitoring surveys is required. Experience in project/programme management is required. Experience with geographical information and remote sensing technologies is required. Practical experience in the design and implementation of technical assistance and training programmes in survey and research is required. Experience with alternative development projects is highly desirable. Work and/or living experience in post conflict and high security environment, as well as in developing countries is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of other official United Nations language(s) is desirable.