Org. Setting and Reporting
These positions are located in various duty stations working within the Global Programme on Cybercrime (GPC) which operates under the Cybercrime and Anti-Money Laundering Section (CMLS), Organized Crime and Illicit Trafficking Branch (OCB), Division for Treaty Affairs (DTA), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The incumbent will work under the supervision of the respective Regional Representative of UNODC and the overall supervision of the Programme Coordinator (Global Programme on Cybercrime) and the Chief of the Cybercrime and Anti-Money Laundering Section (CMLS), UNODC in Vienna, Austria.
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The incumbent will carry out work assignments in connection with the implementation of counter-cybercrime technical assistance in the region and, where necessary, internationally. Within assigned authority, the Programme Officer (Cybercrime Legal and Policy) will be responsible the following specific duties:
• Undertake assessments of the legal framework and policy in relation to cyber-dependant and cyber-enabled crime for countries, based on international best practice.
• Participate in supporting Member States in the revision or development of legislation and national policies in relation to cyber-dependant and cyber-enabled crime.
• Design curricula and courses on prosecuting and adjudicating cyber-dependent and cyber-enabled crime.
• Organize and conduct capacity building and technical assistance activities on prosecution and adjudication of cybercrime and crimes committed by means of technology, virtual assets, darknets, online child sexual exploitation and abuse, all related technologies, and provide technical advice to counterparts upon request.
• Undertake outreach activities; coordinate international, regional and national workshops, meetings and conferences; make presentations on assigned topics/activities.
• Provide, prepare and draft reports, guidelines, standard operating procedures (SoPs), and analysis on cyber- related issues.
• Design and undertake training needs assessments of prosecution and judicial agencies related to prosecuting and adjudicating cyber-enabled and -dependent crimes, including the use of electronic and digital evidence in trials.
• Contribute to the research, analysis and collation of determined prosecution cases involving cyber-dependent and cyber-enabled crimes.
• Coordinate and liaise with inter-governmental 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, as well as with associated UNODC and broader UN Programmes.
• Assist in the ongoing monitoring and evaluation of the programme by collecting relevant data on project implementation, drafting reports and supporting follow-up of activities, as requested.
• Implement activities under the Global Programme on Cybercrime, by delivering, managing, contributing to and ensuring coordination among the relevant personnel and units in particular with regard to the administrative set up of the activities, recruitment of staff and consultants, subcontracting of services and financial monitoring and reporting.
• Prepare, review, plan and manage the implementation of substantive and administrative support, including budget and procurement management.
• Prepare and draft a variety of written outputs that relate to the implementation of the project, such as background papers, progress reports, evaluation reports, mission reports, briefings and presentations.
• Ensure regular communication with all project donors, and ensure that reporting obligations and other obligations towards the donors are fulfilled in a timely manner
• Collect and analyze data to identify trends or patterns and provide insights through graphs, charts, tables and reports using data visualization methods to enable data-driven planning, decision-making, presentation and reporting.
• Perform other work-related duties as required.
Professionalism: Demonstrates expertise and knowledge of counter-cybercrime law enforcement and/or prosecution related issues. Has knowledge of laws, policies and practices in international crime prevention related to cybercrime and relevant UNODC mandates. Has knowledge of programme/project administration, implementation, evaluation, technical cooperation, programming and budgeting. Has excellent research and analytical skills. Is able to evaluate, identify and contribute to the solution of problems/issues. Demonstrates ability to apply good judgement in the context of assignments given and to coordinate the work of others. Has ability to analyze and interpret data in support of decision-making and convey resulting information to management. 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.
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.
Planning and 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.
An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law is required. A first-level university degree in law in combination with two additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional work experience in prosecuting cybercrime (cyber-dependent or cyber-related) and/or online child sexual exploitation operations is required.
Work experience in designing and delivering training is desirable.
Work experience in reviewing legislation and policies in relation to cybercrime (cyber-dependent or cyber-related) is desirable.
Work experience within the United Nations system or similar international organization dealing with law enforcement related operations is desirable.
Work experience in project management is desirable.
Experience in data analytics or related area is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the positions advertised, fluency in English is required. Depending on the post location, fluency in French or Arabic may be desirable. For some locations, knowledge of Portuguese may also be desirable. Knowledge of another United Nations official language is an advantage.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
This is a generic job opening for the purpose of creating a roster of qualified candidates for immediate and anticipated job openings in various duty stations. The United Nations Secretariat maintains rosters of qualified and available candidates to fill anticipated job openings in peacekeeping operations, special political missions, and other field operations in various duty stations. The purpose of this job opening is to generate a list of qualified candidates for inclusion in the Drug Control and Crime Prevention Officer roster (job code 2645 DRU). Roster membership does not guarantee selection. The entire assessment process takes an average of six months; all applicants will be notified in writing of the outcome of their application (whether successful or unsuccessful) upon conclusion of the process. Successful candidates will be placed on the roster and subsequently will be invited to apply for similar job openings. Roster membership does not guarantee selection.
Applicants, who successfully go through a competitive recruitment process and are recommended for selection and/or inclusion in the roster of pre-approved candidates for subsequent job openings at the same level and with similar functions, may have their application information and roster status shared with other UN Organizations. Such applicants may be contacted by other UN Organizations for similar job openings, subject to the confirmation of their interest. Placement on the roster is no guarantee of a future selection.
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The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance and geographical diversity in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
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. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.
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Reasonable accommodation may be provided to applicants with disabilities upon request, to support their participation in the recruitment process.
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