Programme Officer (Cybercrime Legal and Policy), P3
UNODC - United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Rabat, Dakar, Abidjan or Field Locations
Org. Setting and Reporting
These positions are located in various duty stations working within the Global Programme on Cybercrime (GPC) which operates under 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). The incumbent will work under the supervision of the respective Regional Representative of UNODC and the overall supervision of the Programme Coordinator (Global Programme on Cybercrime) and the Chief of the Cybercrime and Anti-Money Laundering Section (CMLS), UNODC in Vienna, Austria.
The incumbent will carry out work assignments in connection with the implementation of counter-cybercrime technical assistance in the region and, where necessary, internationally. Within assigned authority, the Programme Officer (Cybercrime Legal and Policy) will be responsible the following specific duties:
- Undertake assessments of the legal framework and policy in relation to cyber-dependant and cyber-enabled crime for countries, based on international best practice;
- Participate in supporting Member States in the revision or development of legislation and national policies in relation to cyber-dependant and cyber-enabled crime;
- Design curricula and courses on prosecuting and adjudicating cyber-dependent and cyber-enabled crime;
- Organize and conduct capacity building and technical assistance activities on prosecution and adjudication of cybercrime and crimes committed by means of technology, virtual assets, darknets, online child sexual exploitation and abuse, all related technologies, and provide technical advice to counterparts upon request;
- Undertake outreach activities; coordinate international, regional and national workshops, meetings and conferences; make presentations on assigned topics/activities.
- Provide, prepare and draft reports, guidelines, standard operating procedures (SoPs), and analysis on cyber- related issues;
- Design and undertake training needs assessments of prosecution and judicial agencies related to prosecuting and adjudicating cyber-enabled and -dependent crimes, including the use of electronic and digital evidence in trials;
- Contribute to the research, analysis and collation of determined prosecution cases involving cyber-dependent and cyber-enabled crimes;
- Coordinate and liaise with inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations and institutions which are active in the provision of training and education on related issues at the international, regional or country level, as well as with associated UNODC and broader UN Programmes;
- Assist in the ongoing monitoring and evaluation of the programme by collecting relevant data on project implementation, drafting reports and supporting follow-up of activities, as requested;
- Implement activities under the Global Programme on Cybercrime, by delivering, managing, contributing to and ensuring coordination among the relevant personnel and units in particular with regard to the administrative set up of the activities, recruitment of staff and consultants, subcontracting of services and financial monitoring and reporting;
- Prepare, review, plan and manage the implementation of substantive and administrative support, including budget and procurement management;
- Prepare and draft a variety of written outputs that relate to the implementation of the project, such as background papers, progress reports, evaluation reports, mission reports, briefings and presentations;
- Ensure regular communication with all project donors, and ensure that reporting obligations and other obligations towards the donors are fulfilled in a timely manner;
- 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;
- Perform other work-related duties as required.
- Professionalism: Demonstrates expertise and knowledge of counter-cybercrime law enforcement and/or prosecution related issues. Has knowledge of laws, policies and practices in international crime prevention related to cybercrime and relevant UNODC mandates. Has knowledge of programme/project administration, implementation, evaluation, technical cooperation, programming and budgeting. Has excellent research and analytical skills. Is able to evaluate, identify and contribute to the solution of problems/issues. Demonstrates ability to apply good judgement in the context of assignments given and to coordinate the work of others. Has ability to analyze and interpret data in support of decision-making and convey resulting information to management. 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;
- 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.
- An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law is required. A first-level university degree in law in combination with two additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
- A minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional work experience in prosecuting cybercrime (cyber-dependent or cyber-related) and/or online child sexual exploitation operations is required;
- Work experience in designing and delivering training is desirable;
- Work experience in reviewing legislation and policies in relation to cybercrime (cyber-dependent or cyber-related) is desirable;
- Work experience within the United Nations system or similar international organization dealing with law enforcement related operations is desirable;
- Work experience in project management is desirable;
- Experience in data analytics or related area is desirable.
- English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the positions advertised, fluency in English is required. Depending on the post location, fluency in French or Arabic may be desirable. For some locations, knowledge of Portuguese may also be desirable. Knowledge of another United Nations official language is an advantage.
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