Programme Management Officer, P3

Programme Management Officer, P3

UNODC - United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

New York, United States

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the New York Liaison Office (NYLO) of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Division for Policy Analysis and Public Affairs (DPA). The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the Director, Division for Policy Analysis and Public Affairs.


The Programme Management Officer will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Participate in inter-governmental and inter-agency meetings at United Nations Headquarters in New York, as and when required.
  • Consult with officials in New York Headquarters-based offices and organizations, including inter-alia the Executive Office of the Secretary-General, the Security Council, Economic and Social Council and General Assembly Committee Secretariats on programmes and activities to help ensure effective coordination and consideration of UNODC practices with broad UN policies.
  • Maintain regular contact with key Permanent Missions to promote the work programme of UNODC, and with regard to preparations for inter-governmental meetings and conferences.
  • Participate on behalf of UNODC in non-governmental (NGO) and civil society organizations’ (CSO) fora and provide briefings to stimulate interest in the work programme of UNODC.
  • Facilitate contact with the private sector, including foundations based in North America, for the purpose of fund-raising and leveraging resources.
  • Set up meetings and prepare background briefs on specific issues.
  • Facilitate and promote contacts with key US government and congressional bodies and officials, e.g. in connection with the visit of the Executive Director of UNODC.
  • Attend meetings and provide reports to Vienna Headquarters.
  • Draft memoranda, letters, and statements for signature/delivery by the Representative of the New York Liaison Office.
  • Develop and implement outreach campaigns with the media and other groups related to issues within the mandate of the Office.
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with internal and external organizations on advocacy initiatives.
  • Identify and inform Vienna Headquarters, on a continuous basis, of key strategic issues.
  • Prepare, in coordination with substantive Vienna Headquarters units, statements, media advisories and other reports, inputs and materials as necessary, on issues related to or of interest to UNODC.
  • Interact regularly with staff at Vienna Headquarters on substantive matters related to drugs and crime.
  • Prepare and deliver presentations on UNODC related issues for Permanent Missions, governmental officials, academia and others.
  • Organize press conferences and launches of key UNODC programmes and publications.
  • Provide a wide range of information on activities related to drugs and crime to international institutions, in particular media, and to individuals in New York and North America.
  • Assist the Representative with the management of human and financial resources of the New York Liaison Office.
  • Perform other work-related duties as required.


  • Professionalism: Has knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to crime, drug and terrorism related issues. Has comprehensive knowledge of international and United Nations policies, procedures and operations in general and those related to drugs and crime in particular. Is able to identify issues, analyze and contribute to the solution of problems/issues. Has very good research and analytical skills and ability to establish and maintain productive relationships. Is able to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, 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 work.
  • 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.
  • Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.


  • Advanced University Degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in political science, international law, international relations, business administration, or a related field 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 policy analysis, programme development/management/implementation, preferably related to drug control and crime prevention issues, in a large organization, national civil service or international organization, is required. Experience in coordination work in the UN system is desirable. Experience in servicing intergovernmental bodies and organizing events and strong advocacy and drafting skills are 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 other United Nations official languages is an asset.

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