Junior Regional Programme Officer
Bosnia and Herzegovina (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Mission and objectives
The Volunteer will be based at the UNODC Programme Office in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Office works directly with institutions, civil society organizations and local communities in order to develop and implement drug control and crime prevention programmes that are tailored to the needs of assisted countries. UNODC’s mandate is to support Member States in the prevention of illicit drugs, crime and terrorism. The three pillars of the UNODC work programme are: Research and analytical work to increase knowledge and understanding of drug- and crime-related issues and expand the evidence base for policy and operational decisions Normative work to assist states in the ratification and implementation of international treaties and the development of domestic legislation on drugs, crime and terrorism Field-based technical cooperation projects enhancing the capacity of Member States to counteract illicit drugs, crime and terrorism UNODC advocates a balanced approach to drug control, emphasising the importance of preventive education and treatment for addicts, as well as measures to reduce production and trafficking. UNODC assists governments and law enforcement agencies in increasing the effectiveness of domestic legislation as well as in enhancing their capacities to investigate, dismantle and prosecute trafficking groups, through technical assistance, training and the provision of modern technical equipment. UNODC also supports national institutions working in the fields of health and education, as well as a wider range on national authorities. UNODC also works in conjunction with its international and regional partners in order to analyse and share information on global challenges and threats and effective methods of countering and preventing those.?
Under the overall supervision of the Coordinator of the UNODC Regional Programme for South Eastern Europe based at the UNODC Regional Section for Europe, West and Central Asia, Division for Operations, and direct supervision of the Head of the UNODC Programme Office in Sarajevo, the UN Youth Volunteer will undertake the following tasks: Support the Coordinator of the UNODC Regional Programme for South Eastern Europe and the Head of the UNODC Programme Office in Sarajevo in the implementation of the UNODC mandates in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the wider region of South Eastern Europe, in particular in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; Support the inclusion of UNODC into the work of the UN Country Team in Bosnia and Herzegovina, including the various written and other products and inputs into products of the UN Country Team (i.e. reports, briefings, plans, etc.); Assist in actions and tasks aimed at the visibility of and reporting on the UNODC work in the region of South Eastern Europe, in particular supporting the work of the Communications and Reporting Officer based at the UNODC Programme Office in Sarajevo; Participate in the work of the UNODC Programme Office in Sarajevo and regional activities of UNODC to take place in Bosnia and Herzegovina and assist with the preparation of such activities; Perform other functions as required.