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Fresher UN Jobs – Associate Programme Officer (Cybercrime) – United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

Job Title:  Associate Programme Officer (Cybercrime) (Fresher UN Jobs)   

Organisation: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Job Opening Number: 23-Drug Control and Crime Prevent-UNODC-207766-R-Kampala (E)


About US:

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime is a United Nations office that was established in 1997 to assist the UN in better addressing a coordinated, comprehensive response to the interrelated issues of illicit trafficking in and abuse of drugs, crime prevention and criminal justice, international terrorism, and political corruption. These goals are pursued through three primary functions: research, guidance and support to governments in the adoption and implementation of various crime-, drug-, terrorism-, and corruption-related conventions, treaties and protocols, as well as technical/financial assistance to said governments to face their respective situations and challenges in these fields.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: Within assigned authority, the incumbent will perform the following specific duties:

  • Contribute to the formulation, development, implementation, coordination, backstopping and evaluation of existing and new projects and activities in the countering of cybercrime in the region.
  • Assist in monitoring and analyzing programme/project development and implementation.
  • Review, prepare and/or ensure timely preparation and submission of relevant project documents and reports; identify problems and issues to be addressed and propose corrective actions; liaise with relevant parties, counterparts and stakeholders involved in the delivery, or receipt, of countering cybercrime technical assistance; identify and track follow-up actions.
  • Assist in monitoring the expenditures and utilization of funds in the assigned areas of responsibility and in drafting parts of / or contribute to the preparation of the necessary programme or project documents and reports, such as progress reports, work plans, programme budget, funding proposals, programme performance reports.
  • Contribute to the development and delivery of technical assistance, mentoring and training to national agencies in areas of countering cybercrime in Africa, with a specific focus on Eastern African French and Portuguese-speaking countries. It includes providing organizational and logistic support for activity implementation, as well as facilitating and moderating trainings, workshops and other types of events, in conjunction with other senior staffs.
  • Contribute to fund-raising activities by reviewing, drafting and compiling documents, participating in meetings, identifying sponsors, proposing alternative source of funding.
  • Contribute to the collection and analysis of data as well as identification of trends or patterns and provide draft insights through graphs, charts, tables and reports using data visualization methods for data-driven planning, decision-making, presentation and reporting.
  • Perform other work-related duties as required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Associate Programme Officer (Cybercrime) job should hold an advanced university degree (Master’s degree of equivalent) in law, criminology, international security, business administration, political science, public administration, or other 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.
  • A first-level university degree and no experience will be accepted for candidates who have passed the Young Professionals Programme Examination (YPP), the United Nations National Competitive Recruitment Examination (NCRE) or the General Service to Professional Examination (G to P).
  • At least two years of progressively responsible professional work experience in the area of countering cybercrime, cryptocurrencies and financial investigations OR the successful completion of the Young Professionals Programme Examination (YPP), the United Nations National Competitive Recruitment Examination (NCRE) or the General Service to Professional Examination (G to P) is required.
  • Work experience in delivering training and providing technical assistance in countering cybercrime and investigations related to cryptocurrencies to the criminal justice sector is desirable.
  • Work experience implementing projects in developing countries is desirable.
  • Work experience in project management and coordination is desirable.
  • Work experience within the United Nations system or similar international organization is desirable.
  • Experience in data analytics or related area is desirable.
  • Languages: fluency in English and French is required. Knowledge of Portuguese is an advantage. Knowledge of another United Nations official language is an advantage.



  • Professionalism: Has understanding and knowledge of the problem of cybercrime and the specific issues of cybercrime in the region ; has knowledge of counter-cybercrime law enforcement and/or prosecution related issues ; has knowledge in cryptocurrency regulation and investigation ; has knowledge of policies and practices in international crime prevention related to cybercrime and relevant UNODC mandates ; is able to assist in the development of professional training materials and the delivery of expert-level training courses; has ability to identify and contribute to the solution of problems/issues; has ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, as well as to plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates who so desire to join the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in the aforementioned capacity should endeavour to Apply Online by Clicking on the link below. Please further review job requirements and if competent Click Apply Now.


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Deadline: 31st May 2023




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