Senior Programme Coordinator (Anti-corruption Law Enforcement and International Cooperation), P-5

Senior Programme Coordinator (Anti-corruption Law Enforcement and International Cooperation), P-5

UNODC - United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Vienna, Austria

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Convention Support Section (CSS), Corruption and Economic Crime Branch (CEB), Division for Treaty Affairs (DTA), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), in Vienna. The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the Chief of Section and the overall guidance of the Chief of Branch.


The Anti-Corruption Global Programme is a technical assistance programme being offered by UNODC to provide capacity-building assistance to Member States to effectively implement the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC). Within the framework of the Global Programme, UNODC has set up a Global Operational Network of Anti-Corruption Law Enforcement Authorities (“the GlobE Network” or “the Network”) to facilitate informal cooperation among anti-corruption entities. The incumbent will act as the Executive Secretary of the Network. The Network, launched in mid-2021, aims to connect, anti-corruption law enforcement authorities by establishing and enhancing direct contact between them, to enable them to collaborate on transitional corruption cases, and empower a wider range of countries to engage in informal international cooperation, while complementing the other existing platforms for such cooperation.

Within assigned authority, the Senior Programme Coordinator (Anti-corruption Law Enforcement and International Cooperation) will be responsible for the following specific duties:

  • Act as the Executive Officer of the GlobE Network;
  • Lead the development of the strategic vision for the Network and its growth, continuously adjust the GlobE Network’s strategy and elevate its delivery to a higher level commensurate with its growth;
  • Oversee the work of the GlobE Network Coordinator and day-to-day operations of the GlobE Network Secretariat with the support of the Network Coordinator and ensure compliance with the UN rules and regulations and GlobE Charter;
  • Lead and provide strategic guidance on the implementation and evaluation of the GlobE Network planned activities; direct subordinates in programme/project development, implementation, monitoring and assessment; review relevant documents and reports; identify priorities, problems and issues to be addressed and propose corrective actions; liaise with relevant parties; identify and initiate follow-up actions;
  • Serve as the Secretary of the plenary and steering committee meetings of the Network;
  • Oversee the development of substantive input to senior management in the interaction with the donor, and governing bodies of the GlobE Network and intergovernmental bodies (primarily the Conference of the States Parties to UNCAC and its subsidiary bodies) as appropriate and relevant in coordination with the CEB management; such input will include reporting, organizing follow-up meetings, seeking guidance in the development and implementation of the work plan and other relevant issues;
  • Oversee the Coordinator’s work in ensuring the consistency of approaches and actions within UNODC and coordination with UN bodies, and engage at the executive level in order to coordinate, collaborate and enhance synergies with other relevant organizations (e.g. UNODC/World Bank Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative (StAR), World Bank, INTERPOL, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Egmont Group, and other global and regional networks) on issues related to the work of the Network; guide and manage the preparation of policy-oriented documentation, yearly work plans, and annual reports on the work of the Network;
  • Engage in high level advocacy with partners, members and donors to develop new partnerships and strategize for the expansion of the Network and oversee outreach activities. Ensure coordination, collaboration and synergies with other relevant partners and networks and represent the Network in other relevant fora;
  • Regularly assess the Networks service offerings, ensure that they grow as appropriate and contribute to furthering international cooperation and collaboration on cases.
  • Lead fundraising activities with donors;
  • Ensure effective utilization, supervision and development of staff; Guide, evaluate and mentor staff;
  • Perform other work-related duties as required.


  • Professionalism: Has knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to international cooperation in criminal matters and functional area with a focus on corruption and law enforcement related issues. Has knowledge of the work of the United Nations in crime prevention and criminal justice, in particular, substantive knowledge of the United Nations Convention against Corruption, as well as of the existing regional and sectoral anti-corruption instruments. Demonstrates ability to identify key strategic issues. Is able to analyze and contribute to the resolution of complex problems/issues. Has strong conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis. Is able apply good judgment in the context of assignments given and to provide effective specialized expert advice. Has excellent coordination and communication skills. Is able to analyze expeditiously extensive substantive legal and policy documentation. Is able to produce reports and papers on technical issues and to review, coordinate and revise the work of others. Is able to apply relevant rules, regulations, policies and guidelines in work situations. Has demonstrated ability to assist with organizational and prosecution management. Has demonstrated ability to engage effectively with senior governmental officials and UN officers and to support senior policy and coordination meetings. Is able to impart knowledge and skills and communicate with team members from different backgrounds. 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. An impeccable record for integrity and professional ethical standards is essential;
  • Planning& 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;
  • 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.

Managerial Competencies

  • Vision: Identifies strategic issues, opportunities and risks; is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives; clearly communicates links between the Organization’s strategy and the work unit’s goals; generates and communicates broad and compelling organizational direction, inspiring others to pursue that same direction; conveys enthusiasm about future possibilities;
  • Managing Performance: Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority; makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member; accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills; monitors progress against milestones and deadlines; regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff; encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative; actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff; appraises performance fairly.


  • An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, international relations, political science, business administration, management, or a related area is required;
  • A specialization in international law and criminal law is desirable;
  • 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 ten years of progressively responsible professional and managerial experience in one or more fields of UNODC law enforcement and criminal justice mandates or other human security matters is required;
  • Seven years of senior managerial and strategic leadership experience facilitating international formal and/or informal cooperation in legal/criminal matters or with similar international cooperation networks is required;
  • Experience related to law enforcement, capacity building and training is required;
  • Five years of professional experience to be as a prosecutor, magistrate or leading investigator in complex transnational corruption or organized crime cases is required;
  • Experience within the United Nations system or a similar international organization is desirable;
  • Experience with intergovernmental processes and the implementation of their mandates (including political declarations) is desirable;
  • Experience in strategic planning, programme monitoring and evaluation is desirable;
  • Experience working with international donors for the purpose of fundraising is 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 United Nations official language is an advantage.

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