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2095 National Programme Officer Asset Recovery
|Location :||Belgrade, SERBIA|
|Application Deadline :||04-Aug-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Service Contract|
|Post Level :||SB-4|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||12 months with possibility of extension|
UNODC is implementing the Regional Programme for South Eastern Europe (RP SEE) which covers inter alia the Republic of Serbia (along with Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia and Kosovo under UNSCR 1244) and works in cooperation with inter alia Global Programme to Prevent and Combat Corruption through effective implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption in support of Sustainable Development Goal 16 and the Global Programme Against Money-Laundering, Proceeds of Crime and the Financing of Terrorism (GPML).
Both the Global Corruption and Anti-money Laundering Programmes are aimed at assisting Member States around the world to strengthen their ability to implement measures against corruption, money-laundering and the financing of terrorism and to assist them in detecting, seizing, freezing and confiscating illicit proceeds, as required pursuant to United Nations instruments and other globally accepted standards, by providing relevant and appropriate technical assistance upon request.
The initiative “From Illicit Financial Flows to Asset Recovery” has as an overall objective to improve the overall security in the Western Balkans and beyond by combatting organised crime and terrorism. The specific objectives of the initiative are: (i) enhancing capacities to seize proceeds and instrumentalities of crime, with a view to ensure future confiscation; (ii) enhancing asset recovery capabilities, and pursuing proceeds and instrumentalities of crime through national coordination and regional and interregional cooperation; and (iii) enabling the collection of appropriate statistics on the different steps within the asset recovery process.
Among the foreseen results of the initiative are better ability in the region to detect, trace and seize proceeds and instrumentalities of crime, as well as to share relevant information or evidence for seizure and confiscation in other jurisdictions; increased regional and interregional cooperation on the subject matter; and introduction of datasets, research and evidence base.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of key function:s
The incumbent will work under the overall framework of the UNODC Regional Programme for South Eastern Europe. They will work under the direct supervision of the Head of the UNODC Programme Office in Serbia and the overall guidance and supervision of the Regional Anti-corruption Advisor based in Serbia, as well as under the additional supervision of the Coordinator of the UNODC Regional Programme for South Eastern Europe based in the UNODC Headquarters in Vienna. The incumbent will undertake the following tasks:
Professionalism: A good knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to organized crime, corruption and economic crime related issues. Has good knowledge of legislative aspects of the implementation of the United Nations Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances, the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and the United Nations Convention against Corruption, particularly in respect to international cooperation and asset recovery. Practical work experience in the implementation of technical assistance projects is considered a strong asset. Has ability to identify and resolve a range of issues/problems and to work well with figures, undertake basic research and gather information from standard sources. Has ability to apply good judgment in the context of assignments given. 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 exhibit interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match the 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.
Required Skills and Experience
Education: Advanced university degree (Master's or equivalent) in law, criminal justice, criminology, or related areas. A first-level university degree in these or similar fields in combination with 2 additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Experience: At least 5 years of progressively responsible professional experience in an area related to crime prevention and criminal justice, preferably with a focus on organized crime, corruption and/or closely related issues. Experience with asset recovery and international cooperation is a strong asset. Experience of working in an international setting or with international partners is an asset.
Language Requirements: Fluency in Serbian and English and good drafting skills are required. Working knowledge of at least one of the other languages spoken in the country/region, is an asset.
Technical skills: Proficiency in current office software applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and related information technology software and hardware (i.e. servers, internet, etc.). Experience in United Nations technical assistance, specifically projects in the area of crime prevention and criminal justice and familiarity with United Nations administrative procedures is desirable.
The following are steps for on-line application:
As this position is under Service Contract modality, only applications of applicants with Serbian nationality or valid working permit in Serbia will be considered for the vacancy.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise and a competency based interview.
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.