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Criminal Justice Expert


I. Position Information

Job Code Title: Criminal Justice Expert
Contract Type: Service Contract, part-time
Grade: SB4
Duty Station: Cairo
Deadline for application:21 March 2017

II. Organizational Context

Within its Regional Programme for the Arab States to Prevent and Combat Crime, Terrorism and Health Threats and Strengthen Criminal Justice Systems in Line with International Human Rights Standards, UNODC is implementing several projects in the field of criminal justice in general, notably violence against women, juvenile justice, prison reform, legislative reform, etc.

The incumbent will perform his/her functions under the direct supervision of the Criminal Justice Programme Officer and the Programme Coordinator for UNODC Programme Office in Libya and under the overall guidance of the Regional Representative.

III. Functions / Key Results Expected

  1. Under the Criminal Justice Programme Officer’s supervision, the incumbent will support the implementation of the UNODC project “Improving the Criminal Justice Response to Violence against Women in Egypt”. This will include:

 Supporting the planning and implementation of the project activities in relation to training of prosecutors and judges, reviewing of police and judges training manuals, and analysing the violence against women cases provided by the Prosecutor General Office;

 Preparing detailed work plans for the timely and realistic achievement of the above project activities;

 Preparing presentations, correspondence with governments, working papers, technical reports, recommendations in relation to the project activities, as well as project proposals and ad hoc reports;

 Preparing and contributing to field missions and capacity-building activities, including workshops and trainings in the MENA region on violence against women and/or criminal justice reform;  Carry out any other tasks as required.

  1. Under the Programme Coordinator’s superviwion wirking at the UNODC Programme Office in Libya, the incumbent will lead the legislative review process for specific Libyan Laws under the project "Support to the Process of Criminal justice Reform in Libya". This will include

 Supporting the planning and implementation of the project activities;
 Supervising and coordinating the timely delivery of consultants’ inputs;
 Preparing presentations, correspondence with partners and target groups, working papers, technical reports, recommendations in relation to the project activities, as well as project proposals and ad hoc reports;
 Carry out any other tasks as required.

  1. Within the framework of the Programme Coordination and Analysis Unit, the incumbent will take part in the development of UNODC activities and technical assistance projects in the field of criminal justice. This will include:

 Supporting the development of new initiatives and the identification of possible new fields of intervention for UNODC;
 Contributing, as requested, to the mobilization of additional resources for further technical assistance projects, in line with national strategies and priority areas, and developing concept notes and project documents, as requested.

IV. Impact of Results

  1. Successful implementation of UNODC activities on criminal justice in general, and on violence against women in particular in addition to Libya-related legislative review according to established work plans.**
    V. Competencies

Professionalism: **Project coordination and administration experience and skills, and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to crime prevention and international relations. Knowledge of the mandates, priorities and operational modalities of UNODC. Good analytical and problem solving skills, including ability to identify and contribute to the solution of problems/issues; sound judgment and political sensibility.

Communication: Effective communication (spoken, written and presentational) skills. Ability to prepare, consolidate inputs and finalize programmatic reports, project documents and other relevant materials.

Teamwork: Good inter-personal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective partnership and working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity and gender.

Planning, organizing and managing performance: Ability to plan own work, manage conflicting priorities and to use time efficiently. Ability to organize and implement activities and outputs. Ability to maintain focus and pay attention to necessary details.

V. Recruitment Qualifications Education and Experience:

 Advanced university degree in criminal justice, law, international relations, human rights, social sciences or relevant areas. A combination of a first level university degree and a qualifying number of relevant years of experience (7 years) might be considered in lieu of the advanced degree.


 5 years of relevant, progressively responsible professional experience (7 years in case of a first level university degree) in the development, coordination and/or administration of projects, including on human rights, criminal justice, international relations, or related areas is required.
 Knowledge of and exposure to violence against women work or relevant areas is required.
 Work experience with the United Nations system or similar international organization is desirable.
 Relevant working experience in providing technical assistance to governments in the Arab region, with particular experience on Libya will be an asset.

Language Requirements:

 Fluency in English and Arabic is required;
 Good knowledge of French is an advantage.

Interested candidates should submit their duly filled P.11 form and a cover letter explaining why they think they are the best candidate for the position to by close of business Tuesday, 21 March 2017, writing in the subject line the title of the position.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: UNODC - United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
  • Location: Cairo
  • Grade: Mid/Senior - Internationally recruited position - Mid/Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Legal - Broad
    • Criminology, Police Affairs and Anti-Corruption
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Legal - Broad
    • Criminology, Police Affairs and Anti-Corruption
  • Closing Date: 2017-03-21

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