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UNODC - Drug Law Enforcement Expert - (Open to Indian Nationals only)
|Location :||New Delhi, INDIA|
|Application Deadline :||04-Sep-13 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Service Contract|
|Post Level :||SB-4|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||One year initially (renewable)|
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime is the UN main agency in the fight against illicit drugs, crime, corruption and terrorism in virtue of the UN Conventions and Universal Instruments in this regard.
The UNODC Regional Office for South Asia is located in New Delhi (India) and covers six countries of the region: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka. Its Regional Programme for South Asia ”Promoting the rule of Law and countering drugs and crime in South Asia (2013-2015)” has five sub-programmes relating to (1) countering transnational organized crime, (2) countering corruption, (3) terrorism prevention, (4) promoting efficient, fair and humane justice systems and (5) drug use prevention and treatment and HIV.
As part of sub-programme 1 of the Regional Programme, the Office is currently implementing a regional project titled “Strengthening drug law enforcement capacities in South Asia” (XSA/J81), which has been building capacities in six countries to better analyze, control and prevent drug trafficking, precursor chemical diversion and pharmaceutical abuse. In view of new emerging trends in the region with regard to drug trafficking, UNODC seeks to strengthen and expand this project. UNODC South Asia also seeks to link up with UNODC’s global research on the opiate trade in the region, with the Global SMART programme on synthetic drugs and the Global Computer Based Training programme on drug law enforcement with a view to strengthen and expand its counter narcotics enforcement efforts within the six countries for which the Office is responsible for.
Under the overall guidance of the UNODC Representative for South Asia and under the direct supervision of the Regional Programme Coordinator for drug law enforcement in South Asia, the Drug Law Enforcement Expert is responsible for the implementation of the UNODC drug law enforcement programme and related areas in South Asia. The Drug Law Enforcement Expert conducts specialized operational training, analyzes drug control and related crime trends and formulates programme activities within his/her portfolio.
The Drug Law Enforcement Expert works in close collaboration with the operations team, programme staff in other UN Agencies, UNODC HQs staff and Government officials, technical advisors and multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful UNODC programme implementation.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of Key Functions:
The Drug Law Enforcement Expert will be responsible for:
Ensures implementation of programme strategies focusing on achievement of the following results
Ensures effective implementation of the UNODC drug law enforcement programme focusing on quality control from formulation to implementation achieving the following results:
Ensures creation of strategic partnerships and implementation of the resource mobilization strategy in cooperation with senior management focusing on achievement of the following results:
Ensures provision of top quality research and advisory services and facilitation of knowledge building on drug trends in the region and related crime areas focusing on achievement of the following results:
Participate actively as a resource person in advocacy meetings, round-tables, training workshops and other meetings related to specific drug law enforcement issues in line with UNODC mandate areas.
Key Results expected
The key results have an impact on the success of the regional programme within the UNODC mandated areas in drug law enforcement and related crime areas. In particular, the key results have an impact on the design, operation and programming of activities, creation of strategic partnerships as well as reaching resource mobilization targets.
Required Skills and Experience
Experience and skills: