Regional Adviser (Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants) job at UNODC

$124,881 - $162,923 / YEAR Expired 4 days ago
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Org. Setting and Reporting
The position is located in the UNODC Programme Office in Ethiopia (POETH) with duty station Addis Ababa and operates under the Regional Office for Eastern Africa (ROEA) located in Nairobi, Kenya, Division for Operations (DO), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The incumbent will work under the overall supervision of the UNODC Representative of ROEA and the technical guidance of the Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer (Team Leader, Technical Cooperation), Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling Section (HTMSS), Organized Crime and Illicit Trafficking Branch (OCB), Division for Treaty Affairs (DTA), as well as substantive and policy guidance from the Chief, HTMSS/OCB/DTA. This position may require significant travel (up to 35%). For more information on UNODC, please visit our website:
Within assigned authority, the Regional Adviser (Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants (TIP/SOM)) is responsible for implementing anti-human trafficking and migrant smuggling technical cooperation activities under UNODC’s project “Promoting Action and Cooperation among countries at global level against Trafficking in Human Beings and the Smuggling of Migrants (PACTS), including technical competence and practical day-to-day support to relevant bodies, entities and authorities. The incumbent will be responsible for the following specific duties: • Implement the workplan and activities agreed with the governments of beneficiary countries of PACTS under the guidance and day-to-day direction of the Team Leader, Technical Cooperation, HTMSS; • Deliver counter human trafficking and migrant smuggling advisory services, capacity building and technical cooperation activities in PACTS beneficiary countries, with a special focus on African countries; • Provide criminal investigation and/or prosecution (international, regional or national) training and serve as an operational mentor towards building capacity of national law enforcement, prosecutorial agencies and other relevant counterparts to successfully investigate and prosecute human trafficking and migrant smuggling, including with a focus on international cooperation in criminal matters; • Participate in preparing concept notes, agendas and other documentation; identify experts and participants; carry out programmatic/administrative tasks necessary for the achievement of expected results in the assigned substantive area; participate in preparing specialized technical assistance delivery tools, such as manuals and guides; • Undertake frequent mission travel in the PACTS project beneficiary countries; • Act as focal point by coordinating and liaising with the Regional Office in Eastern Africa and UNODC HQ staff as well as project donors, other relevant international and regional actors, national and nongovernmental actors in order to facilitate project implementation and create synergies; • Ensure regular communication with the project donors, national counterparts and national project staff and HQ and ensure that reporting obligations towards HQ’s reporting to the donor are fulfilled in a timely manner; • Initiate, coordinate and participate in the preparation and drafting of a variety of written outputs, such as technical publications, progress reports, assessment reports, mission reports, briefings and presentations; • Prepare inputs for performance parameters and indicators, programme performance reports as well as inputs for results-based budgeting and results-based management as part of the monitoring, evaluation and learning plan; • Support the visibility of UNODC’s anti-trafficking in persons and anti-migrant smuggling work in the region in accordance with the communications plan, including submitting inputs to communication actions and products in a timely manner; ensure visibility to the project donor(s) in all public activities; • Contribute to the development of the UNODC Regional Programme and support delivery of TIP components of other UNODC projects related to TIP/SOM, including on corruption, terrorism, and transnational organized crime; • Support the implementation of trafficking in persons related activities of the Regional Office, including participating in coordination meetings; • 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 duties to support project implementation, as required.
• Professionalism: Has in-depth substantive knowledge and specialization in the field of human trafficking and/or migrant smuggling. Has knowledge of policies and practices in international criminal justice and crime prevention, as well as the mandates of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Has knowledge of criminal investigations of transnational organized crime (including leadership and network analysis). Demonstrates knowledge of regional and international cooperation in criminal matters. Has ability to foster regional and international contacts and cooperation relevant to the effective operation of a country’s counter TIP and SOM criminal justice response. Demonstrates ability to liaise with law enforcement/prosecutors and to prepare documents required by the courts in the course of investigations and prosecutions. Has knowledge of and ability to provide training and mentoring of prosecutors, law enforcement officers, intelligence officers, or other criminal justice officials in matters relating to the investigation and prosecution of TIP. Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of relevant international instruments especially the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and its associated Protocol against Trafficking in Persons, as well as General Assembly and Council Resolutions relating to TIP. Is able to provide expert advice and to be proactive in seeking to develop new areas of work within identified objectives and strategies. Shows pride in work and in achievements. Has the 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 and human rights 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. • 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.
An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, criminology or related disciplines 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.
Job – Specific Qualification
Not available.
Work Experience
A minimum of seven years of relevant, progressively responsible professional experience, including international experience, in crime prevention and criminal justice is required. Solid work experience of two years in advising on development of policies or criminal justice response against trafficking in persons or smuggling of migrants is required. Work experience in investigations, law enforcement or prosecution of trafficking in persons and the smuggling of migrants is required. Work experience in the development and delivery of training in the areas of trafficking in persons or the smuggling of migrants is required. Work experience in providing advisory services to promote international cooperation in criminal matters in the areas of trafficking in persons and the smuggling of migrants is desirable. Work experience with counterparts in field locations is desirable. Work experience within the United Nations system or similar international organization 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 position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another United Nations official language is an advantage.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise and a competency-based interview.
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 will be subject to extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the 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. 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. At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application. 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. Addis Ababa is classified in the A category (family duty station).
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. 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. Reasonable accommodation may be provided to applicants with disabilities upon request, to support their participation in the recruitment process. By accepting a letter of appointment, staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General, who may assign them to any of the activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). Further, staff members in the Professional and higher category up to and including the D-2 level and the Field Service category are normally required to move periodically to discharge functions in different duty stations under conditions established in ST/AI/2023/3 on Mobility, as may be amended or revised. This condition of service applies to all position specific job openings and does not apply to temporary positions. Applicants are urged to carefully follow all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira, and to refer to the Applicant Guide by clicking on “Manuals” in the “Help” tile of the inspira account-holder homepage. The 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 according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. 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 reference checks to verify the information provided in the application. Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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