Org. Setting and Reporting
These positions are located at several duty stations operating under the Implementation Support Section (ISS) and/or Conference Support Section (CSS), Corruption and Economic Crime Branch (CEB), Division for Treaty Affairs (DTA) of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), in Vienna. The incumbent will work under the supervision of the Chiefs of the Sections of the CEB and Regional or Country Representative of the UNODC Regional or Country Office to which the incumbent will be assigned, as appropriate.
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Within assigned authority, the Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer (Anti-Corruption) will carry out a range of functions in support of the mechanisms to improve countries’ national capacity in implementing the UN Convention against Corruption. In particular, depending on the context of the assignment, the incumbent could be responsible for the following duties:
• Provide substantive guidance and input to the development and implementation of a technical assistance programme in anti-corruption at the regional and/or national levels, in accordance with UNODC overall strategy and as an integral element of the UNODC Regional and Country Programmes.
• Provide substantive support to the implementation of mandates received from the Conference of the States Parties and its Working Groups, particularly in relation to the prevention and investigation of corruption.
• Carry out the analysis of information received from States parties on the implementation of the Convention against Corruption, with particular focus on legal issues. Provide specialized substantive, legal and technical expertise for individual country reviews, thematic implementation reports and regional supplementary addenda.
• Provide substantive input to the development, planning, implementation and evaluation of activities aimed at assisting the Member States in the implementation of UNCAC provisions on international cooperation and asset recovery (including through UNODC/World Bank Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative).
• Provide technical assistance and support to national authorities, to academia, the private sector and civil society as required, in efforts to prevent and combat corruption.
• Monitor and analyse programme and project development and implementation; review relevant documents and reports; identify problems and issues to be addressed and initiate corrective actions; liaise with relevant parties; ensure follow-up actions.
• Research, analyse and present information gathered from diverse sources in the field of anti-corruption.
• Organize and prepare written outputs, e.g. parliamentary policy and programme reports, draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications relevant to the work of the Branch.
• Provide substantive backstopping to intergovernmental and other meetings and conferences. Develop agenda, identify participants, prepare documents and presentations.
• Design and conduct training workshops and seminars; make presentations on assigned topics/activities.
• Cooperate and coordinate with field offices, UNODC programmes and other relevant entities on matters pertaining to anti-corruption.
• Participate in large, complex field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries.
• Monitor and review best practices, methodologies and programmes in the area of anti-corruption.
• Perform other work-related duties as required.