Programme Officer (Terrorism Prevention), P3

Programme Officer (Terrorism Prevention), P3

UNODC - United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Multiple Countries

Org. Setting and Reporting

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:

  • Participate in planning and implementing a set of interrelated substantive and organizational activities for delivering technical assistance on preventing terrorism and violent extremism leading to terrorism to the countries in assigned regions, in line with UNODC’s thematic programme on Terrorism Prevention and the relevant UNODC Regional and Country Programmes.
  • Participate in monitoring developments and identifying and reviewing needs and priorities for technical assistance of the countries in the assigned regions with respect to the legal and criminal justice aspects of terrorism prevention. Prepare related briefing notes and concept papers.
  • Carry out various tasks for planning, coordinating and implementing the technical assistance delivery, such as: research background information and prepare briefing notes pertaining to programme options and strategic responses; formulate and write up programme and funding proposals; write up and coordinate implementation plans and implementation reports; undertake internal and external consultations and briefings; participate in coordination meetings; identify and pursue opportunities for mobilizing programme and funding support; contribute to the monitoring of the budgetary and financial management of the activities for the assigned regions; plan and carry out steps for ensuring close liaison and coordination with donors and all other concerned actors.
  • Contribute to designing and implementing technical assistance activities: participate in preparing concept notes, agenda and other documentation; identify experts and participants; carry out programmatic/administrative tasks necessary for the achievement of expected results in the assigned substantive area; participate in preparing specialized technical assistance delivery tools, such as manuals and guides.
  • Participate in consultations with officials of governments and regional/international organizations and funding institutions; participate in international, regional or national meetings and provide substantive expertise on specific issues.
  • Establish and maintain productive partnerships with all relevant stakeholders in South and South East Asia and Pacific (respectively), identify their needs to develop and implement legal, policy and other responses. Ensure continuous dialogue with the stakeholders monitoring the relevant developments and undertaking the necessary adjustments.
  • Contribute to the overall substantive implementation of the work programme of regional and country offices and ISS I/TPB;
  • Perform other work-related duties as required.


  • Professionalism: Has demonstrated professional competence and expertise in the criminal justice aspects of terrorism prevention and closely related crime prevention and criminal justice issues, especially with respect to the legislative, judiciary, rule of law, international cooperation aspects. Has demonstrated competence and expertise in planning, coordinating and management support for technical assistance activities (especially: needs analysis, programme conceptualization and write-up; programme coordination, liaison and reporting; and budgetary and financial monitoring). Is able to contribute to designing, organizing and conducting technical assistance activities. Has knowledge of the mandate of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in terrorism prevention. Has sound analytical skills and is able to identify problems and to contribute to problem-solving. Shows commitment to the achieving highest quality outputs, timeliness, conscientiousness, attention to detail and ability to bring matters to closure. 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: 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: 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.


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.

Work Experience

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.

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