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Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Project Support Officer 21 August 2020 Nat. Specialist UNODC South Africa
UNODC
South Africa
Johannesburg (ZAF)
English,French
Immediate
until 31 December 2020 with possibility of extension
21 August 2020

Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Programme Coordinator or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Project Support Officer will:

  • Assist the GMCP programme coordinator in the development, implementation and evaluation of the programme activities under the Global Maritime Crime Programme;
  • Assist the GMCP programme coordinator and other team members in identifying technical assistance needs for capacity building and develop sustainable strategies to reform and strengthen the capacity of maritime law enforcement and other criminal justice authorities in the region;
  • Assist the programme coordinator and other team members in 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;
  • Support the conduct of research and collation of information on maritime crime and the impact on littoral states in the Indian Ocean.
  • 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;
  • 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 GMCP programme coordinator in view of consultative and other meetings, workshops, conferences, etc., including proposing agenda topics, identifying and proposing participants, preparing background documents and presentations, handling logistics, etc.;
  • Assist the GMCP programme coordinator with administrative processes related to the procurement of equipment and services including preparation of purchase orders, 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 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. 

Master degree or equivalent
  • An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, criminology, or political or social science is required.
24 Months
  • At least 2 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in the private or public sector or NGO or other relevant programmes; experience in working in the international arena is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Criminal law, Legal research, Development programme/project administration
  • 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;
  • Desirable: valid national driver’s license and proven ability to drive manual gear 4x4 over rough terrain; (if not applicable, delete)
  • Sound security awareness;
  • Have affinity with or interest in transnational organized maritime crime and counterterrorism, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
Yes

Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?
Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup.
Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage 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 https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call for to which you would like to apply.

Application deadline: 21-08-2020