Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer (Counter-Cybercrime Programming), P3

Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer (Counter-Cybercrime Programming), P3

UNODC - United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Vienna, Austria

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Cybercrime and Anti-Money Laundering Section (CMLS), Organized Crime and Illicit Trafficking Branch (OCB), Division for Treaty Affairs (DTA), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), in Vienna, Austria. The incumbent will work under the direct supervision and substantive guidance of the Programme Coordinator (Global Programme on Cybercrime).


Within assigned authority, the incumbent will be responsible for the following specific duties:

  • Provide substantive support to the Global Programme in the development and implementation of its activities, especially in Latin America.
  • Provide inputs to and review relevant project documents, in Spanish and English; prepare inputs for project progress reports; identify problems and issues to be addressed and initiate corrective actions; ensure follow-up actions.
  • Participate in and coordinate the recruitment of specialist Consultants, Support Staff and Interns as appropriate; coordinate needs assessments; organize expert group meetings, working group meetings, capacity building events and other meetings and conferences, including preparation of agenda, identification of participants and training providers, preparation of documents and presentations; coordinate the preparation of counter-cybercrime academic courses, learning materials and case studies.
  • Monitor financial resources; monitor expenditures and funds utilization.
  • In coordination with the Programme Coordinator (Global Programme on Cybercrime), liaise with relevant parties, such as with Ministries of Interior, Ministries of Justice, Attorney General Offices, and Supreme Courts in selected countries, in particular in Spanish-speaking countries.
  • Participate in and conduct field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials, academics and other parties and draft mission reports and define appropriate follow-up tasks.
  • Coordinate with relevant substantive Sections of UNODC to ensure that proper substantive expertise is provided in the implementation of the Global Programme as applicable. Disseminate and promote the use of relevant UNODC tools.
  • Monitor and review best practices, methodologies and programmes in the area of cybercrime and digital forensics.
  • Research, analyse and present information gathered from diverse sources in the field of cybercrime and cyber-enables cases, as applicable.
  • Organize and prepare written outputs, e.g. draft background paper, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications etc.
  • Perform other work-related duties as assigned.


  • Professionalism: Has knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to the area of crime prevention and criminal justice, particularly counter-cybercrime capacity building. Has knowledge of the work of the United Nations in crime prevention and criminal justice. Is able to identify issues, analyse and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Has conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research, data collection and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of various research sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases. 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.
  • 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.
  • Creativity: Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs; promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas; takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks “outside the box”; takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.


An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in public or business administration, management, law, political or social science, criminal justice, international relations, 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 experience in the field of crime prevention and criminal justice in an international, governmental, private or civil society organization in a multi-cultural setting is required.
  • Experience in delivering technical assistance to specialized investigation and/or prosecution units dealing with complex criminality and in the development of technical tools or research is required.
  • Experience in project implementation and programme management support at various levels (national, regional or cross-regional) is desirable.
  • Work experience at the international level including experience within the United Nations System or similar international organization is desirable.
  • Experience working at organizational headquarters and in the field, including in countries of conflict or post-conflict dealing with criminal justice challenges is desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised fluency in English and Spanish is required. Fluency in another United Nations official language is desirable.

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