Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the UNODC Global Maritime Crime Programme (GMCP), Justice Section (JS), Division for Operations (DO), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) with varied duty stations, under various Regional or Country Offices. The Associate Programme Officer (GMCP) will work under the overall guidance of the Senior Programme Officer heading the Global Maritime Crime Programme, and the direct supervision of the Project Coordinator, Global Maritime Crime Programme. The work will be carried out in close coordination with the Justice Section (JS) and relevant Regional Sections and substantive units at headquarters, as well as relevant field offices.
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Within assigned authority, the Associate Programme Officer (GMCP) will assist in the implementation of activities being carried out in the relevant field location under a UNODC GMCP sub-programme, with the aim to increase regional capacities to plan, train for, and respond to maritime transnational organised crime. The incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:
•Assist in the development, implementation and evaluation of the programme activities under the Global Maritime Crime Programme particularly those related to Transnational Organised Crime and Maritime Crime including, support to maritime crime law enforcement authorities, and other criminal justice support delivered under the UNODC Global Maritime Crime Programme in liaison with relevant Ministries.
•Assist in identifying technical assistance needs for capacity building and develop sustainable strategies to reform and strengthen the capacity of custodial authorities and other criminal justice authorities, including maritime law enforcement authorities.
•Assist in organizing specialized training on issues related to maritime law enforcement and other forms of transnational organised crime for national officials involved in responding to maritime crime.
•Assist in project/programme and/or budget revisions, the preparation and dissemination of costed work plans, terms of references and other related project documentation on maritime crime.
•Contribute with substantive support for policy coordination and evaluation functions, including the review and analysis of emerging issues and trends, participation in evaluations or research activities and studies.
•Contribute to the preparation of various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, briefing notes, analytical notes, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.
•Provide administrative and substantive support to consultative and other meetings, workshops, conferences, etc., including proposing agenda topics, identifying and proposing participants, preparing background documents and presentations, handling logistics, etc.
•Support field missions including provision of substantive and administrative support, data collection, etc.
•Perform any other work related duties as required/assigned.