Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Office of the Chief, Terrorism Prevention Branch (TPB), Division for Treaty Affairs (DTA), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The incumbent will work under the guidance and direct supervision of the Policy Coordination Officer of TPB, and the overall supervision of the Chief of TPB.
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Within assigned authority, the Programme Officer (Terrorism Prevention) will be responsible for the following specific duties/tasks:
• Contribute to the substantive expertise on a broad spectrum of policy, programmatic, strategic planning, evaluation, and impact assessment issues related to terrorism prevention.
• Contribute to the preparation of reports related to terrorism prevention policy, programming, and coordination to the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, the General Assembly and other intergovernmental and technical bodies. Participate in and contribute to the substantive servicing of their meetings.
• Act as the focal point in the Branch, for organizing conferences, seminars, public relation events and other activities related to terrorism prevention policy coordination. Provide administrative and substantive support in organizing those events, including by preparing agendas, identifying, and liaising with participants, preparing background documents and presentations, handling logistics and protocol aspects.
• Support and initiate activities aimed at coordinating, facilitating and strengthening the relationship with Member States, other United Nations entities, and international and regional organizations, including through contributing to strengthening donor relations, and inter-agency collaboration in terrorism prevention matters.
• Contribute to the preparation of various written outputs, including background papers, briefing material/notes, analytical notes, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications and, as required, official correspondence of the Branch. Prepare and deliver presentations, as needed, on assigned topics.
• Contribute to strengthening TPB’s partnerships with a wide variety of stakeholders at the national, regional and global levels, including, but not limited to Member States, UN entities, international organizations, civil society organizations, academic institutions, and the private sector, and support coordination and collaboration.
• Perform other work-related duties as required.
Has knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to terrorism prevention. Has knowledge of terrorism prevention mandates of UNODC. Has ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Has knowledge in organizing meetings, conferences, seminars etc., including their substantive, logistic and administrative aspects. Has conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis, has knowledge in the use of various research sources, including digital sources 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; 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.
Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
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.
An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, management, international relations, international development, economics or a related field.
A first level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.
A minimum of five years of progressively responsible and directly relevant professional experience in multilateral terrorism prevention policy, programming, and coordination is required.
Advanced experience in drafting official reports is required.
Experience in substantive servicing of intergovernmental bodies and coordination frameworks is desirable.
Work experience within the United Nations system and/or a similar international organization is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise and a competency based interview.
This is a project-funded position. Filling of this position is subject to funding availability and the initial appointment will be for a period of one year. Any extension of the appointment will be subject to the availability of funding.
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.
At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.
The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance and geographical diversity in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
Vienna is classified an H and a 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.
The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.
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