The positions will be located in the relevant Regional and Country Offices of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) with varied duty stations such as Colombo, Jakarta, Manila, Tashkent, Dhaka, etc. The incumbent will work under the overall supervision of the Regional/Country Representative and the substantive guidance of the Chief of the Implementation Support Section I, Terrorism Prevention Branch (TPB), Division for Treaty Affairs (DTA) at UNODC headquarters in Vienna, Austria.
Within assigned authority, the Programme Officer (Terrorism Prevention) will be responsible for the following duties/tasks:
An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law or 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 relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of five years of progressively responsible and directly relevant professional experience in dealing with legal and criminal justice matters, preferably with a focus on terrorism prevention, is required. Experience in planning, coordinating and implementing technical assistance activities is required. Field work experience in Asia is highly desirable. Project management and monitoring experience is an advantage.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English with excellent drafting skills is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.