Associate Project Officer, P2
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Associate Project Officer, P2

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

岗位领域:行政人力 工作性质:长期工作

学历要求:本科及以上 岗位职级:P2

工作地点:Panama City 截止日期:04 September , 2019



Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Regional Office for Central America and the Caribbean in Panama (ROPAN), Panama City. The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the Representative, ROPAN, and the overall guidance of the Senior Programme Coordinator of the Container Control Programme (CCP) (GLOG80).

The focus of the UNODC Container Control Programme is to assist law enforcement agencies to identify and inspect the high-risk containers.


The incumbent will in particular perform the following specific tasks:

- Assist in planning, coordinating and implementing the project strategies and activities for the CCP regional segment of Latin America and the Caribbean;

- Design work plans for the timely achievement of the project objectives;

- Assist in guiding and orienting the efforts and contributions of consultants, project personnel, donors, institutions and counterparts in countries concerned towards the achievement of project objectives;

- Expedite and endorse submissions according to UNODC procedures and the project document, ensure timely project reviews, revisions, monitoring and completion of related reporting obligations, etc.;

- Prepare terms of reference for national and international consultants/experts and identify possible candidates;

- Participate in organizing and implementing training courses, seminars, working groups, and workshops;

- Identify needs and determine necessary actions to be taken and provide feedback on impact of the CCP;

- Undertake fund-raising activities to support the CCP; and identify private sector sponsors, and follow-up on outreach or correspondence with potential contributors;

- Perform other work relate duties as required.


Professionalism: Has knowledge and understanding of concepts, practices and approaches relevant to areas related to drugs and crime. Has knowledge of policies and practices in international drug control and crime prevention, as well as the mandates of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Has understanding of the situation in the relevant country/region related to rule of law matters. Has knowledge of and specialization in substantive and functional areas with very good research and analytical skills. Is able to identify and contribute to the solution of problems/issues. Has knowledge of various research methodologies and sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases. 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.

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.

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.


Advanced University degree (Master’s degree or equivalent), in criminology, political science, international relations, security studies or other relevant 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.

A first-level university degree and no experience will be accepted for candidates who have passed the United Nations Young Professionals Programme Examination (YPP), the United Nations National Competitive Recruitment Examination (NCRE) or the General Service to Professional Examination (G to P).

Work Experience

A minimum of two years of professional work experience in the area of law enforcement and criminal justice or a related area is required.

Experience with technical assistance activities and in project development is required.

Experience with rule of law matters in the relevant country/region is highly desirable.

Work experience within the United Nations system or similar international organization is desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English and Spanish (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of other United Nations official languages 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.

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.

The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

Panama City is classified in the A category (family duty station).