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Project Support Officer Int. Specialist UNODC Somalia

Project Support Officer

Project Support Officer

International Specialist
Host entity
Location, Country
Mogadiscio (SOM)
Language skills
Expected Starting Date
12 months with possiblity of extension
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.
Description of task

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the project coordinator or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Project Support Officer will assist in the implementation of activities that are carried out under the “GMCP GARS” dealing with maritime crime and criminal justice chain. In particular the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Development, implementation and evaluation of the programme activities under the Global Maritime Crime Programme particularly those related to Maritime Crime, and Criminal justice, including support to prisons holding piracy prisoners transferred from third party states and other criminal justice support delivered in the region and broader prison reform in Somalia, e.g Joint Correction Programme;
  • Support identifying technical assistance needs for capacity building and develop sustainable strategies to reform and strengthen thecapacity of maritime law enforcement and other criminal justice authorities in the region, including on improved detention and transfer activities;
  • Support input on project/programme and/or budget revisions, the preparation and dissemination of costed work plans, terms of references and other related project documentation on maritime crime and detention and transfer;
  • Contribute with substantive support for policy coordination and evaluation functions, including the review and analysis of emerging issues and trends, participation in evaluations or research activities and studies;
  • Related to the above task, support monitoring and evaluation activities of the GARS Programme support by developing, participating and supporting evaluation of prison support activities, including compiling and collating information to be submitted to UNODC prison experts and management for further analysis;
  • Contribute to the preparation of various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, briefing notes, analytical notes, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc, relating to maritime crime issues in the region;
  • Provide administrative and substantive support to the regional programme coordinator in view of consultative and other meetings, workshops, conferences, etc., including proposing agenda topics, identifying and proposing participants, preparing back-ground documents and presentations, handling logistics, etc;
  • Provide administrative action related to the procurement of equipment and services including drafting of TOR for procurements, contracts for consultants, related payment requests, and monitoring and follow-up on such requests in line with UN financial rules and regulations;
  • Support field missions to locations in the region where GMCP carries out programme activities, including provision of substantive and administrative support, data collection, etc; Perform any other duties as required/assigned.

Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments
Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark

  • At least 3 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in justice, or development sectors, or other relevant programmes;
  • Experience in related programming in post-conflict environments and least developed countries is an asset.
  • Experience in criminal justice is an asset, as is experience in martime law
  • Experience project management and programme support in the UN or other international development organization;
  • Fluency in English, i.e. oral and written proficiency, is required. Working knowledge of other United Nations official languages is highly desirable.
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
  • Sound security awareness;
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise
Criminal law, Legal research, Legal training
Area of expertise details

Justice, law, criminology, international relations, business and administration or other relevant social science area.

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Competencies values
Accountability, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams
Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first update your profile at Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply. Application deadline: 28 July 2021