Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer (Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling), Vienna, Austria

UNODC - Office on Drugs and Crime

Country: Austria

City: Vienna

Office: UNODC Vienna

Closing date: Thursday, 13 April 2017

Posting Title: Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer (Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling), P-3




Department/ Office: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime


Duty Station: VIENNA


Posting Period: 15 March 2017-13 April 2017


Job Opening number: 17-DRU-UNODC-75353-R-VIENNA (E)


Staffing Exercise ID: N/A


United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity


Special Notice


This is a project post. 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.


Organizational Setting and Reporting


This post is located in the Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling Section (HTMSS) of the Organized Crime and Illicit Trafficking Branch (OCB) of the Division for Treaty Affairs (DTA), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), in Vienna. The incumbent will work under the direct supervision and substantive guidance of relevant staff at UNODC HTMSS, in conjunction with the Education for Justice (E4J) team of the Project GLOZ 82, 'Global Programme for the Implementation of the Doha Declaration: towards the promotion of a culture of lawfulness', under the overall supervision of the Chief of Section, HTMSS.


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Within assigned authority, the incumbent will perform the following specific duties:


Provide substantive support to the Global Programme for the implementation of the Doha Declaration, specifically, to the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of assigned activities related to the 'Education for Justice' (E4J) programme component.

Manage, coordinate and contribute to the development of educational modules related to countering human trafficking and migrant smuggling via childhood, primary, secondary level and tertiary level education, within the Education for Justice (E4J) Programme.

Help organize expert group meetings, working group meetings, capacity-building events and other meetings and conferences, including the preparation of agenda, identification of participants and training providers, preparation of documents and presentations within the E4J Programme;

Coordinate with relevant Sections of UNODC to ensure that proper substantive expertise is provided in the implementation of E4J, as applicable.

Liaise with relevant parties, such as with Ministries of Education, universities and other academic institutions and other relevant bodies to increase teaching of matters related to crime prevention and criminal justice education globally in early childhood and primary level education, secondary level education and/or tertiary level education, as applicable. Raise awareness on the importance of education as a key element of trafficking in persons and migrant smuggling prevention.

Contribute to the development and the coordination of technical assistance programmes for the implementation of the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children and the Protocol against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air, both supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime; provide substantive and technical input for the formulation, implementation and assessment of projects; organize and implement technical assistance activities; collect and compile relevant background data and information; undertake desk research and assessment missions.

Facilitate and provide training and other capacity-building assistance for criminal justice actors, as well as for primary, secondary level and tertiary level education; including the development of related technical material and tools: prepare and provide input to standardized training materials; review and revise relevant UNODC educational, training and capacity-building tools; promote their use and application by respective target groups; compile information on best practices in the response to trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants; coordinate and liaise with intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations and institutions which are active in the provision of training and education on related issues at the international, regional or country level;

Attend and contribute to technical consultations and policy matters with participating countries, donors, and other actors on measures against trafficking in persons and/or smuggling of migrants; Cooperate and coordinate with the field offices and other relevant entities and advise UNODC field offices on implementation arrangements, potential partners and detailed specifications for E4J initiatives against trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants;

Prepare technical presentations on the Global Programme against Trafficking in Persons, the Global Programme Against Smuggling of Migrants, the Global Action against Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling and the E4J Programme component activities; make substantive presentations on behalf of UNODC on trafficking in persons and/or smuggling of migrants at related regional/international criminal justice and/or other events, as required;

Provide substantive inputs to and/or prepare the substantive and programmatic reports to the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ), Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), General Assembly (GA), Security Council (SC) and other legislative and technical bodies as well as their subsidiary bodies. Provide substantive inputs and/or prepare the substantive and programmatic reports on trafficking in persons and migrant smuggling to the UNTOC Conference of the parties and its Working Groups;

Prepare a variety of written outputs, such as background papers, correspondence with governments, working papers, mission reports, analyses, briefings, presentations, policy proposals and documents, regular and ad hoc reports, studies, summary reports, manuals, modules, guides and toolkits;

Perform other work related duties as required.

Crime Prevention Criminal Justice Criminal Law Criminology Gender perspective Human Rights Humanitarian Law Illicit Traffic International Relations Monitoring and Evaluation Non-governmental Organizations Official Languages Organized Crime Political Science Public Administration Subsidiary Bodies Trafficking Trafficking in Persons Transnational Organized Crime





Professionalism: Has in-depth knowledge of crime prevention and criminal justice issues, and/or of education, preferably in the area of human trafficking and/or migrant smuggling. Has knowledge of policies and practices in crime prevention and criminal justice, as well as of the mandates of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Has knowledge of and specialization in substantive and functional areas with very good research and analytical skills. Is able to identify and contribute to the solution of problems/issues. Has knowledge of various research methodologies and sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases. 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.

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.

Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.



Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in criminal law, criminology, and/or related social science, international relations, political science, law, public administration or a related field is required. A first-level university degree in similar fields in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.


Work Experience


A minimum of five years of relevant professional experience in crime prevention and criminal justice at national and international levels is required. Proven experience in the design and delivery of technical assistance and/or education, preferably on trafficking in persons and/or smuggling of migrants, is required. Familiarity with the development of training or educational material is highly desirable.




English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of other United Nations official languages is an advantage.




Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.


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, including but not limited to, respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to, whether they have committed or are alleged to have committed criminal offences or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.


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.


Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the At-a-Glance on 'The Application Process' and the Instructional Manual for the Applicants, which can be accessed by clicking on 'Manuals' hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.


The screening and evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications, including but not limited to, their education, work experience, and language skills, according to the instructions provided on inspira. Applicants will be disqualified from consideration if they do not demonstrate in their application that they meet the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations. Applicants are solely responsible for providing complete and accurate information at the time of application: no amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.


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