Expert-Terrorism Prevention, UNODC, Nairobi

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Qualifications, Competencies and Skills

  • Advanced university degree in criminal or international law, criminology, sociology or equivalent, with specialization in international aspects of crime and justice issues.
  • At least five years of relevant professional experience in crime prevention and criminal justice issues, preferably in legal, judicial and prosecutorial matters and preferably with a focus on terrorism or closely related issues;

  • knowledge of the political and related dynamics of Eastern Africa, including the role and functioning of relevant sub-regional and regional organizations, such as IGAD and the African Union;
  • work experience in technical assistance activities, including project management;
  • familiarity with the modalities of international cooperation for development.
  • Candidates with a first-level university degree and at least seven years of relevant professional experience may be considered.
  • Fluency in English, with excellent drafting and communication skills;
  • working level knowledge of French;
  • knowledge of national languages of the region highly desirable;
  • knowledge of other United Nations official languages an advantage.

    The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8).

    External applicants are requested to complete a United Nations Personal History form (P.11), available at website:

    Interested United Nations and UNODC staff members at the P-3/L-3 or P-2/L-2 level who possess the relevant training and experience should submit a copy of their Personal History Profile (PHP), which is available at the following website:

    plus two recent PAS's.

    The Executive Director, UNODC reserves the right to appoint a candidate at one level below the advertised level of the post.

    Due to the volume of applications only those candidates under serious consideration will be acknowledged.

    All applications should be sent via email to with subject 07-VIE-17 or by fax to (+43 1) 26060-7-5742,

    Human Resources Management Service,
    United Nations Office at Vienna, Room E1050,
    Vienna International Centre,
    P.O. Box 500, 1400 Vienna, Austria.

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