Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Regional Office for Central America and the Caribbean in Panama (ROPAN), Panama City. The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the Representative, ROPAN, and the overall guidance of the Senior Programme Coordinator of the Container Control Programme (CCP) (GLOG80).
The focus of the UNODC Container Control Programme is to assist law enforcement agencies to identify and inspect the high-risk containers.
The incumbent will in particular perform the following specific tasks:
• Assist in planning, coordinating and implementing the project strategies and activities for the CCP regional segment of Latin America and the Caribbean;
• Design work plans for the timely achievement of the project objectives;
• Assist in guiding and orienting the efforts and contributions of consultants, project personnel, donors, institutions and counterparts in countries concerned towards the achievement of project objectives;
• Expedite and endorse submissions according to UNODC procedures and the project document, ensure timely project reviews, revisions, monitoring and completion of related reporting obligations, etc.;
• Prepare terms of reference for national and international consultants/experts and identify possible candidates;
• Participate in organizing and implementing training courses, seminars, working groups, and workshops;
• Identify needs and determine necessary actions to be taken and provide feedback on impact of the CCP;
• Undertake fund-raising activities to support the CCP; and identify private sector sponsors, and follow-up on outreach or correspondence with potential contributors;
• Perform other work relate duties as required.
Professionalism: Has knowledge and understanding of concepts, practices and approaches relevant to areas related to drugs and crime. Has knowledge of policies and practices in international drug control and crime prevention, as well as the mandates of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Has understanding of the situation in the relevant country/region related to rule of law matters. Has knowledge of and specialization in substantive and functional areas with very good research and analytical skills. Is able to identify and contribute to the solution of problems/issues. Has knowledge of various research methodologies and sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases. 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.
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.
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.
Advanced University degree (Master’s degree or equivalent), in criminology, political science, international relations, security studies or other relevant disciplines, 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 first-level university degree and no experience will be accepted for candidates who have passed the United Nations Young Professionals Programme Examination (YPP), the United Nations National Competitive Recruitment Examination (NCRE) or the General Service to Professional Examination (G to P).
A minimum of two years of professional work experience in the area of law enforcement and criminal justice or a related area is required.
Experience with technical assistance activities and in project development is required.
Experience with rule of law matters in the relevant country/region is highly desirable.
Work experience within the United Nations system or similar international organization is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English and Spanish (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of other United Nations official languages is an advantage.Assessment
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise and a competency-based interview.Special Notice
This is a project post. Filling of this position is subject to funding availability and the initial appointment will be for a period of one year.
Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.
The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
Panama City is classified in the A category (family duty station).
United Nations Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
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