This position is located in the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) in Turin, Italy. The incumbent will work under the supervision of the Head of Unit and in coordination with the CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear)) Programme Officer.
Within assigned authority, the Programme Officer will be responsible for the implementation of the CBRN activities in particular of the projects related to the trafficking of radiological and nuclear material. The incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:
Professionalism: Has knowledge and understanding of theories, research methods, concepts and approaches relevant to crime prevention and control. Has ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Has ability to assist with data collection using various methods. Has conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of various research sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases. Has ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. Shows pride in work and in achievements; is detail oriented; 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.
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.
Creativity: Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs; promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas; takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks “outside the box”; takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.
An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in criminology, law, international relations, political science or other relevant discipline, with specialization in aspects of international crime and justice issues is required.
A minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional experience in programme or project management in crime prevention, international security or a similar field is required. Experience in the area of CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear) risk mitigation is required. Previous experience within the United Nations system or a similar large international organization is highly desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another United Nations official language is desirable.