UNODC - National Programme Officer, CARICC, Almaty, Kazakhstan

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  • Added Date: Tuesday, 26 January 2021
  • Deadline Date: Monday, 26 April 2021

Job ID: 34930

Practice Area - Job Family: Crisis Prevention and Recovery

Vacancy End Date: (Midnight New York, USA) 08/02/2021

Duty Station: Almaty, Kazakhstan

Education & Work Experience: G-Bachelor's Level Degree - 10 year(s) experience, I-Master's Level Degree - 8 year(s) experience

Languages: English, Kazakh, Russian

Grade: SB4

Vacancy Type: Service Contract (SC)

Posting Type: External

Bureau: Europe & the CIS

Contract Duration: 12 months with possible extension

For citizens of Kazakhstan


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The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime was set-up in 1997, combining the United Nations Centre for International Crime Prevention and the United Nations International Drug Control Programme. It was established by the Secretary-General of the United Nations to enable the Organization to focus and enhance its capacity to address the interrelated issues of drug control, crime prevention and international terrorism in all its forms. The mandate of the Office derives from several conventions and General Assembly resolutions, and the Officeโ€™s technical cooperation programme aims to help improve the capacity of Governments to execute those international commitments.

UNODC is a party to the โ€œMemorandum of Understanding (MOU) on sub-regional drug control cooperationโ€ with five Central Asian States (Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan), the Russian Federation and Azerbaijan. Within this frame, the UNODC project XACZ60 was as well designed to assist the MoU parties in establishing the Central Asian Regional Information and Coordination Centre (CARICC).

Through implementation of the XACZ60 project activities, UNODC aims to assist development of CARICC through joint implementation of programme activities in the field of Anti-Money Laundering, Countering Financing of Terrorism, by means of promoting regional cooperation, facilitation of joint operations, including controlled deliveries, recruitment of operative staff, procurement of operational hardware as well as software equipment, technical assistance in drafting regulatory or cooperation documents, organization of training courses, meetings and conference.

Cooperation between CARICC and UNODC will be implemented through the Programme for Central Asia based on the Framework on Engagement of External Parties (FEEP) in close cooperation with respective UNODC HQ sections, including Division for Operations, Global Programme against Money-Launder, External Parties Engagement Unit, etc.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision and policy guidance of the UNODC Regional Representative for Central Asia, and direct supervision of the International Programme Coordinator on CARICC and International Programme Coordinator on Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism the incumbent will undertake the following tasks: Programme support:

CARICC Component:

  • Support International Programme Coordinator in all activities related to the management and implementation of CARICC component of the Sub-Programme 1 of the Programme for Central Asia including organizing meetings, training courses, workshops, conferences, study tours, infrastructural work, procurement of hardware as well as software equipment and all missions of CARICC leadership and staff;
  • Communicate on daily basis with counterparts in the region including relevant law enforcement and other special bodies in relation to the programme implementation;
  • Draft work plans, regular reports, evaluations, background documents, information notes, research papers, and project concept notes; Act as a liaison officer between the various agencies participating in the implementation of the project;
  • Identify and prioritize requirements for the project activities, ensure appropriate nominations from the participating countries or organization and follow up all arrangements;
  • Liaise and prepare necessary documents with External Parties Engagement Unit on signing and extension of cooperation agreements with CARICC within the Framework on Engagement of External Parties;
Monitor and control the project budget, draft budget reports, and proceed with budget revisions when necessary; Liaise with the component donors on issues related to fund-raising and utilization of funding; Within his/her competency support and assist, as required, all other UNODC projects in Central Asia; Perform other functions for the successful implementation of the project as might be required; Provide interpretation and translation (Englishโ€“Russianโ€“Kazakh) as required; Carry out any other assignment as directed.


Professionalism: Substantive experience in managing and coordinating the project.

Planning and Organizing: Sound organizational skills and time management skills, ability to prioritize own work programme and to work independently or with minimum supervision, ability to deliver assignments in a timely manner;

Teamwork: Good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity, including gender balance.

Commitment to continuous learning: Willingness to keep abreast of new developments in the field.

Job knowledge and technical expertise: knowledge of the law enforcement system of the countries in the region is an asset.

Technology Awareness: Fully proficient computer skills and use of relevant software and other applications, e.g. word processing (Excel, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, etc.); use and search of information on the Internet, etc.

Communication: Good interpersonal and communication skills are prerequisites. Ability to write in a clear and concise manner and communicate effectively orally.

Required Skills and Experience

Academic requirements:

  • Advanced university degree in law, international relations, criminology, criminal justice, law enforcement or social sciences, is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.


  • At least eight years of relevant work including three years of supervisory experience. Experience in a recognized international law enforcement agency is an advantage. Experience in the United Nations technical assistance programs or similar programs of other international organizations, countries is desirable; excellent drafting skills for routine correspondence and proficiency in Excel, Word, PowerPoint.


  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Kazakh and/or Russian is required. Fluency in the other languages spoken in Central Asia is an advantage.

Other skills: managerial and diplomatic skills are desirable.


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