This position is located within the Cybercrime and Anti-Money Laundering Section (CMLS) of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The Programme Officer (Counter-Cybercrime Advisor) will be located in the UNODC Regional Office for West Africa and Central Africa (ROSEN) in Dakar, Senegal. The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the UNODC Regional Representative of ROSEN and the substantive guidance of the Chief of CMLS, located in the Organized Crime and Illicit Trafficking Branch (OCB) of the Division for Treaty Affairs (DTA) at UNODC headquarters in Vienna, Austria. S/he will also liaise closely with all relevant substantive sections in Vienna and Dakar, in particular the Global Programme on Transnational Organized Crime (GPTOC/OCB/DTA/UNODC), and the West African Network of Central Authorities and Prosecutors (WACAP).
The incumbent will perform the following specific duties:
An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law 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 seven years of progressively responsible professional experience as a judge, prosecutor, advocate or legal adviser is required. Demonstrable practical experience of delivering digital evidence and/or counter-cybercrime casework is required. Demonstrable practical experience providing technical assistance related to international cooperation in criminal matters, information/intelligence exchange and in developing or implementing international law is highly desirable. Demonstrable practical experience with project and/or programme management is highly desirable. Demonstrable practical experience with the inquisitorial and adversarial criminal justice systems is highly desirable. Work experience in the West African region is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised fluency in English and French, with excellent legal drafting skills, is required. Knowledge of other United Nations official languages is an advantage.