United Nations Office On Drugs And Crime
21 November 2011-21 December 2011
Job Opening number:
11-PGM-UN OFFICE ON DRUGS AND CRIME-21547-R-NAIROBI (E)
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Org. Setting and Reporting
The position is located in Regional Office for Eastern Africa (ROEA) of the United Nations Office on Drugs and crimes (UNODC) in Nairobi, Kenya. The Adviser (Witness Protection) will work under the overall supervision of the UNODC Representative for Eastern Africa, will report to the Programme Coordinator/Team Leader of sub-programme I (Countering illicit trafficking, organized crime and terrorism) and will work in close cooperation with the Programme Coordinator/Team Leader of sub-programme II (Fighting corruption and promoting justice and integrity).
The incumbent will undertake the following tasks:
- Conduct assessments of ongoing witness protection and law enforcement measures, with a special focus on transnational organized crime, national and regional capabilities in those areas and suggest strategies, actions and capacity building measures for their improvement;
- Support reform processes to improve the investigation, prosecution and adjudication of national priority as well as transnational crimes in line with pertinent United Nations conventions, UNODC mandates and good practices, specifically contributing to security sector reform that increases police accountability and civilian oversight and protects victims and witnesses;
- Contribute to the enhancement and upgrading of the relevant legislation and other legal instruments in support of witness protection measures;
- Support the establishment and capacity building of independent national and regional witness protection and criminal investigation bodies including the development of their mandates, structures and operational practices;
- Provide advisory services, technical expertise and training to witness protection and law enforcement bodies;
- Provide advice on criminal case management, intelligence training, and conduct of ongoing investigations as well as on preparation of cases for prosecution and presentation of evidence in court;
- Plan and coordinate technical assistance on investigation and case-preparation techniques, evidence-gathering and its interpretation;
- Plan and coordinate technical assistance on witness protection programmes and techniques;
- Provide technical guidance and expertise to national counterparts, UNODC field offices, or where necessary, relevant sections at UNODC Headquarters on witness protection issues;
- Contribute to the design and development of witness protection strategies and campaigns in collaboration with civil society, media, business sector, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and community-based organizations (CBOs);
- Raise awareness about issues related to witness protection with government agencies, legislatures, the private sector and the public at large, as appropriate;
- Prepare regular progress reports on the development of his/her work, as may be requested by the host institutions or UNODC;
- Identify opportunities for resource mobilization in order to ensure sustainability of witness protection initiatives after the end of the programme;
- Liaise and share information with other partners on programme activities;
- Support improved international criminal justice and law enforcement cooperation on witness protection issues with Member States and international organizations working closely with liaison officers and donor representatives in charge of witness protection matters;
- Represent UNODC in major meetings and conferences in the region related to witness protection issues.
• Professionalism: 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. Demonstrates knowledge and understandings of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to crime and organized crime (crime prevention and criminal justice), in particular on witness protection and law enforcement, drug trafficking, money laundering, migrant smuggling, trafficking in persons, terrorism, security sector reform, victim assistance, as well as on UNODC mandates; demonstrates good research, analytical and problem-solving skills, including the ability to identify and contribute to the solution of problems/issues; Establishes priorities and plans, coordinates and monitors work of others; is able to make timely decisions and to coach, mentor and motivate, develop staff and encourage good performance; applies judgement in the context of assignments given; plans own work and manages conflicting priorities.
• Communication: 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.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in the fields of law, criminology, public administration or related fields. A first-level university degree or equivalent academic training/education with certification from a recognized national police, customs or other staff learning college/academy with specialization in criminal justice, crime prevention or law enforcement, in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible professional experience within a witness protection body or a law enforcement agency with witness protection responsibilities as investigator / protection officer / commander is required. Experience in the design of national witness protection policies, strategies and public campaigns is required. Experience in oversight, management and advisory services to a witness protection body or a law enforcement agency with witness protection responsibilities is desirable. Experience in (post) conflict and developing countries is an asset.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English, i.e. oral and written proficiency is required. Knowledge of another United Nations official language is an advantage.
Written test and competency based interview.
This job opening is a re-advertisement of JO 18960.
Filling of this position is subject to funding availability and the initial appointment will be for a period of one year. Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and/or the availability of funds. 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.
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THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.
How to Apply:
Deadline: 21 December 2011