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This position is located in the UNODC Regional Office for Eastern Africa (ROEA), Nairobi, Kenya. The incumbent will work under the overall supervision of the UNODC Representative for Eastern Africa (ROEA) and under the direct supervision of the Programme Management Officer heading the Transnational Organised Crime and Illicit Trafficking Programme for Eastern Africa. The incumbent will work in close cooperation and coordination with the Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer (Criminal Investigation Programme (CIP) in Somalia), the Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer (Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants) and in coordination with the Division for Management (DM), the Regional Section for Africa and the Middle East (RSAME) and the Independent Evaluation Section (IES) at Vienna headquarters.

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Within assigned authority, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

  • Participate in the development, coordination and implementation of the Transitional Organized Crime and Illicit Trafficking Programme and the Terrorism Prevention Programme, with a specific focus on coordination and providing substantive and technical expertise on reporting, monitoring and evaluation of programme activities in compliance with UNODC policies and strategies, programme documents and donor agreements.
  • Provide substantive support in monitoring programme activities, in close coordination with the manager heading the Programme, with programme coordinators, counterparts, donors and other stakeholders, based on best practices, including UNODC manuals, handbooks, guides, and standards and norms.
  • Monitor and manage programme budgets and all related administrative issues and report periodically, and on an ongoing basis within UNODC and to donors on the implementation status and delivery of programme activities.
  • Plan, manage and coordinate reporting, monitoring and evaluation activities and support the implementation of evaluation findings.
  • Participate in the recruitment of and supervise the work of national project staff and consultants. Assess consultancy needs and prepare background work for hiring of consultants.
  • Work closely with other organizational entities of UNODC on the identification of funding needs, priorities and sources. Guide and manage the preparation of materials and participate in donor meetings and fund-raising missions and activities, as required.
  • Participate in field missions.
  • Perform other work-related duties as required.



  • Has knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to budgetary, finance and accounting management and administration related fields. Has knowledge of reporting, monitoring and evaluation of programme/project activities. Has knowledge of the mandates of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Has excellent drafting skills and experience in producing analytical publications according to UN standards. Has good 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.

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.


  • 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.


  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, business management, social sciences, economics, public administration, or related fields to reporting, monitoring and evaluation 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 programme and project management, coordination, monitoring and/or evaluation is required.
  • Experience in applying reporting, monitoring and evaluation methods (both qualitative and quantitative) is required.
  • Technical experience in the area of programme/project monitoring and evaluation is desirable.
  • Work experience in an international organization or with the United Nations system is desirable.
    Field experience is desirable


  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English, including good drafting ability, is required.
  • Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.


  • Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise and a competency based interview.

Special Notice

  • This is a project post. Filling of this position is subject to funding availability and the initial appointment will be for a period of one year. Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds.How To Apply

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