United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Adviser(Anti-corruption) - Jobs in South Africa

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Adviser(Anti-corruption) - Jobs in South Africa

Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Regional Office for Southern Africa (ROSAF) of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Pretoria, South Africa. The incumbent will report to the Representative, ROSAF and to the Chief, Implementation Support Section (ISS), Corruption and Economic Crime Branch (CEB), Division for Treaty Affairs (DTA) of UNODC in Vienna, Austria.

For more information on UNODC, please visit the following website: www.unodc.org.

The Global Programme to prevent and combat corruption is a technical assistance programme offered by UNODC to provide advice and capacity-building assistance to Member States to effectively implement the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC).

Within assigned authority, under substantive and policy guidance of the Chief, ISS/CEB/DTA and other senior staff of the Branch at UNODC headquarters Vienna, the Adviser (Anti-Corruption) is primarily responsible for overseeing, coordinating and implementing anti-corruption technical assistance projects and activities (including policy advice, technical expertise and practical day-to-day support to anti-corruption bodies and other relevant authorities). The incumbent will be responsible for the following specific duties:

• Provide expert advice and input to the development and implementation of technical assistance programmes on anti-corruption at the inter-regional, regional and/or national levels in Africa, in accordance with the UNODC Strategy 2021-2025, the UNODC Strategic Vision for Africa 2030 and as an integral element of the UNODC Regional and National Programmes, including in Francophone Africa.
• Contribute to resource mobilization for anti-corruption programmes by establishing and maintaining close contacts with donor countries and other partners in coordination with DTA/CEB, ROSAF and other relevant field offices in Africa.
• Supervise, as appropriate, and otherwise support staff working on anti-corruption programmes in UNODC Regional and Country Offices in Africa including in Francophone Africa.
• Coordinate with CEB headquarters, Regional and Countries Offices in Africa to align anti-corruption programming with the Global Programme to prevent and combat corruption
• Provide advice and assistance, where necessary and required, to enhance and upgrade relevant legislation and other legal instruments in conformity with UNCAC. Support and strengthen the capacity of national anti-corruption agencies, including by supporting the development of their mandates, structures and operational practices. Provide advisory services, guidance and technical expertise to specialized anti-corruption bodies, law enforcement and judicial authorities on the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of corruption and related offences.
• Support States parties under the UNCAC Implementation Review Mechanism, and provide technical assistance based on needs identified through the Mechanism.
• Foster contacts and, where appropriate, co-operation and partnerships with bodies and institutions at national, regional and international levels tasked with the prevention of and fight against corruption. Work with government counterparts to strengthen capacity to deal with proceeds of corruption and crime, mutual legal assistance and asset recovery, in particular with relevant government agencies, but also with the legislature and the private sector, as appropriate.
• Assist in designing, developing, upgrading, implementing and reviewing national anti-corruption strategies and anti-corruption campaigns in collaboration, as appropriate, with civil society, the media, the business sector, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and community-based organizations (CBOs). Develop targeted anti-corruption training courses based on needs analysis, especially for key authorities in the area of prevention, criminalization, enforcement and asset recovery.
• Coordinate with donors, other technical assistance providers and the regional governance advisers of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and where opportune, implement activities jointly. Liaise and share information regularly with other partners on programme activities. Prepare regular progress reports on the development of his/her work, as may be requested by the funding partner(s), national counterparts or UNODC.
• Perform other work-related duties
as required.

Has knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to corruption and economic crime. Has knowledge of the mandates of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, of the work of the United Nations in crime prevention and criminal justice, and substantive knowledge of the United Nations Convention against Corruption. Has good knowledge of legislative aspects of preventing and combating corruption, including their international dimensions. Has ability to identify issues, analyse and contribute to the resolution of problems/issues. Has conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis. Has ability to apply good judgment in the context of assignments given and ability to provide effective specialized advice. 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: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, criminal justice, international relations, economics, political and social sciences or a related discipline is required. A first-level university degree in these fields in combination with two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience
  • A minimum of seven years of professional experience working within or providing advisory services to anti-corruption bodies; or investigating and prosecuting corruption cases in anti-corruption agency, law enforcement, prosecution service or the judiciary; or working as technical adviser on anti-corruption in international organizations or a non-governmental organization, is required.

  • Work experience with mutual legal assistance, proceeds of crime and/or asset recovery legislation and casework is desirable.

  • Work experience in designing national anti-corruption policies, strategies, and public campaigns is desirable.

    English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English and French is required. Knowledge of Portuguese is desirable. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

    Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise and a competency-based interview.

    How to Apply
    For more information and job application details, see; United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Adviser(Anti-corruption) - Jobs in South Africa

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