Adviser (Prosecution of Organized/Forestry Related Crime) [Temporary]
Org. Setting and Reporting
The Adviser (Prosecution of Organized/Forestry Related Crime) is located in the Programme Office in Indonesia (POIDN) of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Jakarta, Indonesia, operating under the Regional Office for Southeast Asia and the Pacific (ROSEAP) in Bangkok, Thailand and the Global Programme to Support the Capacity of States to Prevent and Combat (transnational) Organized and Serious Crime (GPTOC), Organized Crime and Illicit Trafficking Branch (OCB). The incumbent will be responsible for developing and implementing activities of the project entitled “Law Enforcement Assistance Programme to reduce tropical deforestation” (LEAP project) in Southeast Asia in coordination with the relevant UNODC Offices and programmes. The Adviser will report to the UNODC Country Manager for Indonesia (POIDN) as first reporting officer, and to the Head, Global Programme against (transnational) Organized and Serious Crime, as second reporting officer and will also work under the overall guidance of the Regional Representative, ROSEAP. The work of the Adviser will be planned in consultation with the UNODC Regional Representative, the UNODC Programme Coordinator (Country Manager) in Indonesia and with other project LEAP partners.
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Within delegated authority the incumbent will perform the following specific duties:
•Support the activities relating to the investigation/prosecution of organized/serious crime related to trafficking in forestry/timber in Indonesia and South East Asia, including support to develop and implement national strategies and coordination mechanisms pertaining to the investigation and prosecution of organized forestry related crime;
•Collect and assess information on the challenges and good practices in the investigation and prosecution of organized/forestry related crime in Indonesia and South East Asia, including on its corruption/financial crime/criminal proceeds aspects and on regional and international cooperation;
•Identify the shortcomings in the investigation and prosecution processes of crimes related to deforestation at the local and regional levels;
•Provide advice, mentoring and training to support the prosecution of forestry related crime, which may include: the prosecution of complex/financial crime, corruption, money laundering, use of conspiracy, drafting effective mutual legal assistance requests; and the use of relevant criminal law and forestry crime related legislation to prosecutors, law enforcement, environmental/forestry officials or other relevant officials, as required;
•Support the development of and provide advice, mentoring and training to forestry crime inter-agency task forces;
•Provide support, advice and training to the central and competent authority for mutual legal assistance for organized and forestry related crime and facilitate cooperation between central and competent authorities of different jurisdictions and share information with networks for judicial and law enforcement cooperation;
•In collaboration with national and LEAP project partners, provide advice, mentoring and training for prosecutor and other practitioners on the freezing and confiscation of criminal assets;
•In collaboration with national and LEAP project partners, provide advice, information and support as required to non-governmental, regional and international organizations working on deforestation/forestry/environmental crime;
•Contribute to the implementation of the UNODC country programme and support delivery of other UNODC projects related to prosecution of complex serious crime;
•Perform other work related duties as may be required.
•Professionalism: Has knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and practices relevant to combating crime including forestry crime, illicit trafficking, prosecution of organized crime and other related issues. Has conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct needs assessment in the relevant field. Is able to provide expert advice in the substantive area, deliver presentations and training and mobilize external partners and stakeholders. Demonstrates ability to negotiate and apply good judgment. Is able to produce legal reviews, reports and papers on integrated programmatic issues and to review and edit the work of others. Is able to apply UN rules, regulations, policies and guidelines in work situations. Demonstrates sensitivity to the diverse needs of those in a multi-cultural environment. Is able to work with a small team of professional staff and with a flexible approach. Is willing to assist with a variety of other tasks. 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.
•Planning & Organizing: Ability to set priorities and successfully work with minimal supervision to meet deadlines, produce cogent reports and organise extensive detailed information in a systematic and timely manner; excellent organisational skills; a demonstrated high level of initiative; and the ability to be proactive in seeking to develop new areas of work within identified objectives and strategies;
•Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law is required. A first level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.Work Experience
A minimum of seven years of relevant progressively responsible professional experience in prosecutions/investigations, a substantial portion of which related to complex organized/serious crime and money laundering, is required. Experience in providing advice, mentoring and operational support to law enforcement officers and prosecutors in money laundering and asset forfeiture cases is required. Experience in designing and providing training to law enforcement, prosecutors and judges is required. Experience with reviewing or drafting requests for mutual legal assistance is required.
Experience advising or working with customs, police, prosecutors, financial intelligence and other relevant disciplines involved in the investigation of complex organized/serious crime and the seizure/forfeiture of criminal assets is highly desirable. Familiarity with the FATF recommendations is highly desirable. Experience in reviewing, providing advice or drafting laws/or model laws on money laundering or asset forfeiture or related legislation is highly desirable.
Experience with the investigation or prosecution of environmental and particularly forestry related crime is desirable. Experience in providing advice or mentoring on international cooperation in criminal matters, investigations, intelligence including seizure/forfeiture of criminal assets and preparation of cases for trial is desirable.
Experience in preparing court documents necessary for investigations/ prosecutions, including search warrants, applications for wiretap authorizations, applications for freezing/seizure of criminal assets, etc, and with civil law and common law jurisdictions is desirable. Experience in positions requiring confidentiality and diplomacy is desirable. Experience in technical cooperation projects is desirable.
Full proficiency in computer and relevant software applications is required.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another United Nations official language is an advantage.Assessment
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise and a competency-based interview.Special Notice
• This position is temporarily available for 6 months. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment.
• While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post.
• Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply.Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.
• Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as "retirement." Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.
United Nations Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.
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