The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) provides technical assistance related to combating terrorism, organized crime, corruption and drugs to requesting Member States. This assistance also supports States strengthening criminal justice and health systems and to ratify and successfully implement international conventions and protocols, in compliance with the rule of law and human rights.
The UNODC Regional Office for Southeast Asia and the Pacific’s (ROSEAP) Regional Programme outlines the proposed scope and focus of UNODC work in the region for the years to come. It provides a framework for delivering a coherent programme of work to:
- give clear focus to supporting Member States and regional partners in achieving priority crime and drug outcomes; and
- increase the responsiveness, efficiency and effectiveness of UNODC support to the region.
The Regional Programme focuses primarily on crime and drug challenges that are best addressed through coordinated cross-border and intra-regional cooperation. There are five Sub-Programmes under the Regional Programme:
- Transnational organized crime
- Terrorism Prevention
- Criminal Justice Systems
- Drugs and Health, and Alternative Development
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of key functions:
Under the direct supervision of the Officer-in-Charge of the Programme Officer in Fiji, the Programme Assistant will be responsible for providing a range of administrative and logistical support to the implementation of UNODC activities in Fiji and the Pacific region. The activities to be supported may cover the full spectrum of UNODC mandate areas: counter-terrorism, organized crime, cybercrime, drug production and trafficking, criminal justice and prison reform, drug demand reduction and HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, etc.
Specific tasks to be performed by the Programme Assistant:
The incumbent will fulfill the following tasks:
Professionalism: Project administration experience and skills, and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to technical assistance and international relations. Knowledge of the mandates, priorities and operational modalities of UNODC. Good analytical and problem-solving skills, including ability to identify and contribute to the solution of problems/issues; sound judgment and political sensibility.
Communication: Effective communication (spoken, written and presentational) skills. Ability to prepare, consolidate inputs and finalize programmatic reports, project documents and other relevant materials.
Planning, organizing and managing performance: Ability to plan own work, manage conflicting priorities and to use time efficiently. Ability to organize and implement activities and outputs. Ability to maintain focus and pay attention to necessary details.
Required Skills and Experience
Fijians national with secondary education preferably with specialized certification in areas directly relevant to administrative and/or financial management.
University Degree in Liberal Arts, Social Sciences, Business Administration, Hospitality Management, Accounting, Financial Management or other related filed is desirable, but it is not a requirement.
At least 5 years (for secondary school graduates), or 2 years (for university degree holder), of relevant experience in the administrative/finance aspect of technical assistance delivery at the national or international level is required.
Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) and knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages are required. Working experience with web-based enterprise resource management systems is a requirement. Knowledge of Umoja is an advantage.
Proficiency in English. Working knowledge of other UN language desirable