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The United Nations Office at Vienna - United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNOV/UNODC) is currently looking for qualified candidates for the following temporary position:

Special Message TJO 14-03-P-TEMP (Kabul): Temporary Job Opening for the post of Law Enforcement Expert (Drug Control and Crime Prevention Mobile Detection Teams), P-4, COAFG/IPB/DO/UNODC (deadline 12 February 2014) Date Posted: Tuesday, 21 January 2014


Law Enforcement Expert (Drug Control and Crime prevention - Mobile Detection Teams) Functional Title

TJO Grade Level

UNODC Country Office Afghanistan (COAFG) Integrated Programme and Oversight Branch (IPB) Division for Operations (DO) United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC Office Kabul, Afghanistan Duty station P-3, P4 12 February 2014 Open to Deadline (Current Grade of Applicant) * For eligibility and other conditions, please refer to the Notes section.

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This position is located in the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Country Office in Kabul, Afghanistan. The Law Enforcement Expert (Drug Control and Crime Prevention – Mobile Detection Teams) will work under the overall guidance of the UNODC Country Representative and the direct supervision of the Senior Law Enforcement Advisor. The incumbent will assist the Afghan Ministry of Interior and the Counter Narcotics Police of Afghanistan (CNPA) to build their capacity in conducting intelligence-led investigations through the establishment of dedicated Mobile Detection Teams (MDT) that will action target packages created by criminal intelligence services of the Ministry of Interior. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Within assigned authority, the Law Enforcement Expert (Drug Control and Crime Prevention – Mobile Detection Teams) will be responsible for the following duties: • Review the existing law enforcement capacity within CNPA, assess technical assistance needs and training requirements of the institution and recommend actions to meet needs • Provide advisory services and mentoring to CNPA with the aim to support planning, designing and managing appropriate intelligence-led interventions to address the drugs and crime situation in the country • Advise national counterparts on strategies and measures and on good practices in their areas of mobile detection teams • Plan, organize, coordinate and deliver specialized technical services in the area of MDTs that are required to establish, monitor and manage specialized intelligence-led operations • Prepare the necessary subprogramme reports, including work plans, budget segments programme/project progress, performance and/or implementation delivery reports • Lead and participate in complex needs assessment and other technical missions to evaluate and elaborate technical assistance proposals relating to MDTs • Evaluate the quality and impact of assistance measures in Afghanistan • Initiate, develop, coordinate or contribute to training curricula and training materials to support and sustain subprogramme goals and outputs • Organize and prepare a variety of written outputs, working papers, reports, background papers, analyses, presentations, proposals and documents, briefings, training materials, manuals, guides, toolkits etc. • Attend policy-making and expert group meetings to monitor, analyse and advise on substantive issues related to MDTs and participate as a resource person in workshops, seminars, training courses and meetings • Provide regular reports to UNODC and relevant stakeholders on advancement of work, project implementation status, delivery and results • Perform other duties as required. COMPETENCIES • Professionalism: Has knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts

and sound practices relevant to combating crime, illicit drugs and terrorism prevention related issues. Has knowledge of policies and practices in international drug control and crime prevention, including substantive and specific technical knowledge relevant to law enforcement practices, border control and border management, judiciary, prosecution, human trafficking, organized crime, financial crime and related areas. Is able to identify issues, analyse and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Is able to conduct data collection using various methods. Has conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct needs assessment in the relevant field. Is able to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, to plan own work and to manage conflicting priorities. Has proven ability to contribute to complex technical assistance programmes, to provide expert advice in the substantive area, deliver presentations and training and mobilize external partners and stakeholders. Has up-to-date knowledge of United Nations policies, rules and regulations, guidelines and procedures. 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. • Technological awareness: Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology. QUALIFICATIONS Education: An advanced university (Master's degree or equivalent) in the fields of law, criminology, public administration, political science, international relations or related fields of criminal justice, crime prevention and/or law enforcement is required. A first-level university degree OR equivalent academic education, professional training with certification from a recognized international/national police, customs or other staff training institution, with specialization in criminal justice, crime prevention, criminal investigation, law enforcement, border management, border working techniques and/or other related areas, in combination with additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Certification or other qualification in training design and delivery is an advantage. Experience: A minimum of seven years of relevant, progressively responsible professional experience in drug control activities, crime and/or terrorism prevention (including international experience in law enforcement, crime prevention, criminal and/or financial investigations, police, prosecutions,

customs, border control, combating organized crime, drug and human trafficking, smuggling of migrants, and/or criminal intelligence processes), is required. Experience using risk-based working methodology (profiling) is required. Experience mentoring operational units in a post-conflict environment as well as practical experience in conducting mobile police operations under hostile conditions is desirable. Qualifying years of experience are calculated following the receipt of the first-level university degree recognized by the United Nations, or of equivalent certification from a recognized institution as outlined under “Education” above. Languages: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English, i.e. oral and written proficiency, is required. Knowledge of the local or other regional language(s) would be an asset. ADDITIONAL COMMENTS • Applicants who meet the required qualifications and who wish to be considered for this temporary vacancy may indicate their interest by e-mail to by the above deadline date, clearly citing the full TJO number and enclosing their up-to-date personal history profile (PHP), available from United Nations Secretariat staff members are also expected to provide a copy of their last two performance reports. Only those applicants who come under serious consideration will be contacted. • A current staff member who holds a fixed-term, permanent or continuing appointment may apply for temporary positions no more than one level above his or her current grade. However, a current staff member who holds an appointment at the G-6 or G-7 level may also apply to temporary positions in the Professional category up to and including the P-3 level, subject to meeting all eligibility and other requirements for the position. Qualifying years of experience are calculated following the receipt of the first level university degree recognized by the United Nations. • Internal candidates, if selected, will normally maintain a lien on their post and will be temporarily assigned to this position. Internal candidates for this purpose are defined as staff members who have been recruited after a competitive examination under staff rule 4.16 or after the advice of a central review body under staff rule 4.15. While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post. For information on the provisions for special post allowance, please refer to ST/AI/1999/17. • A staff member holding a temporary appointment shall be regarded as an external candidate when applying for other positions, and may apply for other temporary positions at any level, subject to staff rule 4.16(b)(ii). Therefore, a staff member holding a temporary appointment in the General Service or related categories may only apply to positions within those categories. For full information on

eligibility requirements, please refer to section 5 of ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1 on temporary appointments. In its resolution 66/234, the General Assembly further "stressed that the SecretaryGeneral should not recur to the practice of temporarily filling posts in the Professional and higher categories with General Service staff members who have not passed the General Service to Professional category examination other than on an exceptional basis, and requested the Secretary-General to ensure that temporary occupation of such posts by the General Service staff shall not exceed a period of one year, effective 1 January 2013". Consequently, eligible candidates in the General Service or related categories for temporary job openings in the Professional category that have not passed the competitive examination may be selected only on an exceptional basis endorsed by the Office of Human Resources Management where no other suitable candidate could be identified. • Staff members whose appointment status is limited (e.g. former 200/300 series staff who have not been reviewed by a central review body, Associate Experts, etc.), if selected for a temporary vacancy will normally be offered a temporary appointment at the level of the advertised post, provided all requirements outlined in the temporary job opening are met. This entails a separation of such staff members from their fixed-term appointment and reappointment under a temporary appointment after a break-in-service. • An external candidate selected for this position is bound by the prevailing conditions of the staff selection system under ST/AI/2010/3, as amended, and ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1, and will be offered a temporary appointment. A staff member holding a temporary appointment who is recruited in the Professional and above categories on a temporary appointment and placed on a position authorized for one year or longer may not apply for or be reappointed to his/her current position within six months of the end of his/her current service. • YPP/NCRE and G-to-P roster candidates, if eligible, are also encouraged to apply. • Subject to the funding source of the position, this TJO may be limited to candidates based at the duty station. • Candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law. • Applicants for this position may be requested to undergo a written assessment exercise and/or interview. The head of department/office will select the candidate he or she considers to be best suited for the functions. In the final selection due consideration will also be given to staff members who are already in the service of the Organization.

• The Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and administrative issuances governing staff appointments can be viewed at: . DOCUMENTS REQUIRED: • Cover Letter • Personal History Profile (visit to generate a PHP) • Proof of required academic credentials (for external applicants) • Employment verification letter from most recent employer (for external applicants) • Last two completed Performance Appraisal Reports or two Reference Letters for external applicants ALL SUBMISSIONS TO BE SENT TO: Conta ct Name :

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We kindly request your support in giving this announcement the widest possible circulation. Any assistance in identifying potentially suitable candidates is also highly appreciated. Female candidates are encouraged to apply. More information on other vacancies can be found on our career portal With thanks for your time and efforts. Best regards, Outreach Unit Strategic Planning and Staffing Division Office of Human Resources Management United Nations New York Email:

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