Project Coordinator (Global Maritime Crime Programme, Atlantic Ocean), P3

Project Coordinator (Global Maritime Crime Programme, Atlantic Ocean), P3

United Nations

Libreville, Gabon

Org. Setting and Reporting

The post is located in Libreville, Gabon operating under the Regional Office for West and Central Africa (ROSEN) in Dakar, Senegal of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The incumbent will work under the overall management of the UNODC Regional Director, ROSEN, the direct supervision of the Programme Coordinator of the Global Maritime Crime Programme, Atlantic Ocean) and in coordination with the Senior Programme Officer heading the Global Maritime Crime Programme (GMCP).


Within assigned authority the Project Coordinator will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Support the implementation, coordination and monitoring of the EU regional project in partnership with ECCAS – namely PASSMAR (Support Program for the Maritime Safety and Security Strategy in Central Africa), according to approved project document/revisions, valid donor contribution agreements, valid policies and financial rules and regulations, and costed work plan/s; identify bottlenecks, propose and take corrective actions in consultation with senior management.
  • Ensure the timely achievement of all project results stipulated in the Description of the Action.
  • Liaise with ECCAS and the EU Delegation in the field for the implementation of the project.
  • Develop the project work plan to strengthen the capacity of coastal states to successfully pursue maritime crime in consultation with project stakeholders.
  • Liaise, support and coordinate with legal advisers deployed in the region, as well as consultants, trainers and advisers hired under the project.
  • Ensure timely reporting to ECCAS / PSCC and provide regular updates of the project and necessary documentation.
  • Coordinate the implementation of the project closely with other ECCAS projects as well as with SWAIMS, GOGIN, IMO, OBP, PESCAO, CRESMAO, ICC, etc.
  • Ensure visibility for the European Union in the implementation of all activities.
  • Monitor on an ongoing basis all project expenditures and utilization of funds related to activities under PASSMAR and ensure compliance with United Nations (UN) financial rules and regulations, initiate project and/or budget revisions when required.
  • Prepare and disseminate costed workplans, terms of reference and other related project documentation, as and when required, in consultation with the Programme Coordinator for the Atlantic Ocean, Global Maritime Crime Programme, and in close collaboration with relevant Headquarters focal points. Maintain close working relationships with relevant administrative and project counterparts in order to facilitate meeting of work plan, travel plan and procurement plan deadlines for delivery. Identify procurement needs (goods and services) and support the full procurement cycle of the various options.
  • Research, analyze and present information gathered from diverse sources, relevant for project implementation related to the fight against maritime crime. Prepare various written outputs, e.g. briefing notes for senior management, sections of UN/UNODC reports such as UNODC Annual Report, ensure quality inputs to publications, websites and other reports. Prepare and submit for approval substantive and financial reports, semi-annual and annual project progress reports, and other reports to the European Union as per the agreement.
  • Provide substantive support to meetings, training, conferences and workshops, including proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparing of documents and presentations, etc.
  • Participate in or support field missions (e.g. Monitoring & Evaluation missions) under the project, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and draft mission reports, and ensure follow-up action.
  • Assist the Programme Coordinator for the Atlantic Ocean, Global Maritime Crime Programme, in identifying and implementing maximum strategic visibility for project counterparts, donors/partners and UNODC, in particular as regards European Union visibility in line with respective rules and guidelines. Support UNODC and GMCP in the effective liaison with donors, development partners and other stakeholders; make project achievements known and identify areas of new assistance.
  • Provide support in drafting new project concepts and documents in relation to the Office’s Global Maritime Crime Programme, specifically for Central Africa, in order to diversify its portfolio (in line with the Regional Programmes, UNODC Menu of Services and UNODC strategic frameworks) for circulation with potential partners/donors.
  • Participate actively for UNODC in relevant local EU and ECCAS stakeholder meetings, United Nations Country Team (UNCT) administrative/ financial/operations networks if assigned to. Guide and coordinate the work of local administrative and support staff if applicable; support the recruitment process of international and local staff as required.
  • Perform other work related duties as required.


  • Professionalism: Has knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to crime issues, in particular to countering maritime crime. Has knowledge of policies and practices in international crime prevention, in particular organized crime and illicit trafficking, maritime crime, as well as the other relevant mandates of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Has knowledge of criminal justice, law enforcement with very good research and analytical skills. Is able to identify and contribute to the solution of problems/issues. Has knowledge of various research methodologies and sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases. Has good analytical, planning, and organizational skills. 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.
  • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
  • Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.


  • An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, criminology, social sciences, law enforcement, public or business administration or relevant social or political area with adequate focus on international maritime affairs, international relations, international security policy, criminal justice and/or law enforcement issues 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.

Work Experience

  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional work experience in criminal justice in an international environment is required.
  • Experience in project management in an international environment is required.
  • Work experience in planning, training, conducting, and assessing maritime legislation and maritime law enforcement operations is desirable.
  • A broad understanding of the situation in Central Africa, the Gulf of Guinea, as well as experience in working with conflict and post conflict countries is highly desirable.
  • Experience in maritime law, maritime law enforcement or naval operations 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 another official United Nations language is an advantage.

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