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National Programme Officer (NPO)
|Location :||Sarajevo, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA|
|Application Deadline :||29-Mar-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Service Contract|
|Post Level :||SB-4|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||10 months (until 31 December 2021), with possibility of extension|
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.
UNODC is implementing the Regional Programme for South Eastern Europe (RP SEE) which covers inter alia of Bosnia and Herzegovina (along with Albania, Montenegro, North Macedonia, 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 Regional Programme provides the overall platform for the UNODC involvement in South East Europe and supports the various thematic areas of the UNODC mandate.
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
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 Bosnia and Herzegovina 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