These positions may be located in various Field Offices in Asia and the Middle East under the Global Action To Prevent and Address Trafficking in Persons and Migrant Smuggling (GLO.ACT Asia and Middle East) of the Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling Section (HTMSS), Organized Crime and Illicit Trafficking Branch (OCB), Division for Treaty Affairs (DTA), of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The Adviser – Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants (TIP/SOM) – will report to the respective UNODC Regional Representative as first reporting officer and to the Project Coordinator of GLO.ACT Asia and the Middle East, as additional reporting officer, located at UNODC’s Headquarters (HQ) in Vienna, Austria. This position may require significant travel (20%).
Within delegated authority, the incumbent will be responsible for the following specific duties:
Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in law, criminology or related disciplines is required. A first-level university degree in similar fields. in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of seven years of relevant, progressively responsible professional experience, including international experience, in crime prevention and criminal justice, a substantial portion of which involved advising on relevant legislation, investigations, intelligence, law enforcement and prosecution of TIP/SOM, is required. Experience in the development and delivery of TIP/SOM training and providing advice and assistance to national authorities in countering TIP/SOM is required. Experience in rule of law and criminal justice reform is desirable. Experience with TIP/SOM capacity building and broad understanding of the situation in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Iran, Iraq and Pakistan, related to counter TIP/SOM efforts, is desirable. Work experience within the United Nations system or similar international organization is highly desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.