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Posting Title: Law Enforcement Expert (Trade Supply Chain Security Expert), P4 (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: LAW ENFORCEMENT EXPERT, DRUG CONTROL AND CRIME PREVENTION
Department/Office: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Duty Station: DAR-ES-SALAAM
Job Opening Number: 23-Drug Control and Crime Prevent-UNODC-201122-J-Dar-es-Salaam (E)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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This position is located in the
Programme Office in Tanzania (POTZA), Regional Office for Eastern Africa
(ROEA) of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Dar
Es Salaam, Tanzania. The incumbent will work under the direct
supervision of the Representative, ROEA in Nairobi and the overall
substantive guidance of the Senior Law Enforcement Expert, Drug Control
and Crime Prevention heading the Container Control Programme (CCP),
Border Management Branch (BMB), Division for Operations (DO).
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The focus of the UNODC Container Control Programme (CCP) is to assist
law enforcement agencies to identify and inspect high-risk containers to
enhance border control and facilitate trade. Within assigned authority,
the incumbent will perform the following specific duties:
Coordinate and support the planning, organization, coordination,
delivery, monitoring and implementation of programme/project strategies
and activities, including wildlife and forest crime (WLFC) issues in
East Africa; provide technical inputs to the implementation of the
Container Control Programme in East Africa; establish project work plans
and cooperate with the Governments in the implementation and monitoring
of the project activities, including recruitment of project staff,
procurement related matters, development and delivering of training
courses, seminars, workshops and meetings.
• Monitor current
developments of national measures against illicit drug trafficking in
East Africa; identify and prioritize border management requirements and
• Monitor the project budget for the East Africa
segment, ensure delivery of timely budget revisions and reporting on
programme activities/expenditures; validate the supply of equipment and
other project deliveries, and monitor the project’s expenditures;
jointly with the project staff prepare all necessary project progress
reports and project implementation/delivery reports.
train and supervise the work of local administrative and support staff
assigned to the project; identify consultancy needs, develop terms of
reference for the proposed consultancies and assist in the
identification, selection and recruitment of consultants.
trainers, computer personnel, resource people, consultants, UNODC
officials and experts in their preparations for participation in project
activities including training.
• Organise, coordinate and
participate as a resource person in regulatory training seminars,
national workshops, law enforcement training courses and meetings;
support delivery of specialized training in responding to WLFC for law
enforcement, prosecution and judiciary, and of other related activities
in East Africa, including assessments, awareness raising, provision of
• Promote WLFC best practices among relevant counterparts and stakeholders in East Africa.
Together with the Regional Law Enforcement Adviser and Coordinators of
other projects in the field of supply reduction, coordinate activities
within the project with related activities implemented by other bi- and
multilateral partners in the region.
• Conduct technical survey
visits to the project site in the start-up phase and during
implementation in order to assess the efficiency of resources used.
Evaluate the consultants’ and experts’ mission reports, as well as
reports from the Government and agencies involved in drug control;
organize and prepare a variety of written outputs, such as background
papers, correspondence with governments, working papers, mission
reports, analyses, briefings, presentations, programme or project
documents and reports related to CCP and WLFC and other relevant
• Participate in relevant donors’ meetings as well as other fund-raising activities.
Collect and analyze data to identify trends or patterns and provide
insights through graphs, charts, tables and reports using data
visualization methods to enable data-driven planning, decision-making,
presentation and reporting.
• Undertake any other actions duties that may be deemed necessary for the timely implementation of the programme.
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• Professionalism: Has knowledge and understanding of the theory and
practice of law enforcement, particularly in the area of border
management, international trade and commerce and the illicit use of
containers for trafficking purposes including security related law
enforcement issues and challenges. Is able to familiarize him/herself
with the United Nations policies, rules, regulations, administrative and
programmatic procedures and follow and apply them. Has good analytical
and problem-solving skills, including the ability to identify and
participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Has ability to analyze
and interpret data in support of decision-making and convey resulting
information to management. Is able to apply good judgement in the
context of assignments given. Has proven ability to contribute to
complex technical assistance programmes, to provide expert advice in the
substantive area and to mobilize external partners and stakeholders. Is
able to plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. 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
• Planning and 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.
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
criminal justice, criminology, law, political science, management or
other related fields is required. A first-level university degree in the
aforementioned fields in combination with two (2) additional years of
qualifying work experience, may be accepted in lieu of the advanced
university degree. Formal qualifications or certifications from a
recognised national or international customs authority, police academy,
or military-training institution, supplemented by specialization in
criminal justice, crime prevention, or law enforcement, in combination
with four (4) additional years of qualifying work experience, may be
accepted in lieu of the first level university degree.
A minimum of seven years of relevant progressively responsible
professional experience in the area of law enforcement, organized crime,
drug trafficking, border management, trade supply chain security or
related, of which several years at the international level, is required.
- Work experience in project/programme management is required.
- Work experience in technical assistance management methods and in financial and administrative rules is desirable.
- Work experience within the United Nations system or similar international organizations is desirable.
- Work experience in a field environment is desirable.
- Experience in data analytics or related area is desirable.
English and French are the working language of the United Nations
Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is
required. Knowledge of another United Nations official language and/or a
local language is an advantage.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise and a competency based interview.
This temporary position is currently available until 31 May 2023.
Actual filling of this position and actual duration of the assignment is
subject to availability of funding. If the selected candidate is an
internal staff member of the United Nations Secretariat, the selection
may be administered as a temporary assignment.
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
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.
At the United Nations,
the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff
is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency,
competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All
employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and
organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a
diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations
recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual
orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or
disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities
may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when
requested and indicated in the application.
The United Nations
Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance and
geographical diversity in its staff. Female candidates are strongly
encouraged to apply for this position.
Dar es Salaam is classified in the B category (family duty station).
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, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, 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. The term “sexual harassment”
means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be
expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such
conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or
creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when
the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the
perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes
other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.
regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as
wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no
restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any
capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and
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any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff
regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited
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Posting Period: 06 February 2023 – 12 February 2023