Criminal Justice Expert
New Delhi (India)
Under its Regional Programme for South Asia for the period 2018-2021, UNODC is delivering technical assistance to South Asia under the following five sub-programmes: (1) countering transnational organized crime; (2) a comprehensive response to the drug problem (drug trafficking & drugs and health); (3) countering corruption; (4) terrorism prevention; (5) crime prevention and criminal justice.
In order to expand programming under sub-programme 5 on crime prevention and criminal justice initiatives, UNODC Regional Office for South Asia seeks to hire the services of a Criminal Justice (CJ) Expert.
Duties and Responsibilities
• Deliver training to UNODC counterparts on criminal justice initiatives being implemented by the Office;
• Professionalism: Good knowledge and command of planning, programming budgeting, financial management and other relevant administrative policies. Demonstrated ability to provide effective specialized advice in a broad range of development assistance issues in particular as it relates to drugs and HIV; ability to ensure adequate preparation of reports or rationale with respect to key technical assistance decisions.
• Vision: Ability to identify key strategic issues, opportunities and risks and to translate them into a realistic assistance programme.
• Planning and organizing: Ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor own work plan and those under his/her supervision. Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required;
• Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibility and honors commitments; delivers outputs in line with agreed schedules, budgets and quality standards in line with prevailing rules, regulations and procedures.
• Communication: Proven and sustained communication (oral and written) skills, including ability to prepare reports and conduct presentations by clearly formulating positions on issues, articulating options concisely conveying the maximum necessary information, making and defending recommendations. 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; tailored language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
• Creativity: Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs; promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas; takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks “outside the box”; takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.
Required Skills and Experience
• University degree, preferably advanced, in Law, Human Rights, criminal justice, Social Science or related fields.
• At least 5-7 years of prior experience in dealing with legal and justice sector issues with a focus on human rights.
• Experience in undertaking operational research and developing research tools and standard operating tools especially in the area of drug trafficking/drug prevention.
• Demonstrated experiences and skills in facilitating stakeholder/working group consultations.
• Experience in working with project management and project monitoring and evaluation.
Knowledge and Skills:
• Familiar with and experience in the use of various research methodologies and sources.
• Ability to apply good judgment in the context of assignment given as well as to plan work and manage priorities.
• Good communication (spoken and written) skills in English, including ability to draft/edit a variety of written reports, studies and other communications and to articulate ideas in a clear and concise style.
• Sound knowledge and skills with regard to use of computers and technology.
• Good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with the sensitivity and respect of diversity including gender balance.
• Willingness to keep abreast of new developments in the field.
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