United Nations Recruitment for a Programme Coordinator

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Publication Date: 01/05/2017
ID: 99181911

The United Nations Foundation is honored to work with you and the United Nations to foster a more peaceful, prosperous and just world. We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Position: Programme Coordinator (Global Maritime Crime Programme), P4

Publication Date: 01/05/2017
ID: 99181911

Job Opening Number: 17-Drug Control and Crime Prevent-UNODC-78120-P- (E)

Job Location: Abuja

Department/Office: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Staffing Exercise: N/A

Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the UNODC Global Maritime Crime Programme (GMCP), Justice Section (JS), Division for Operations (DO) with varied duty stations in West and Central Africa, such as Abuja, Nigeria and Libreville, Gabon, among others, under the Regional Office for West and Central Africa (ROSEN) in Dakar, Senegal.

The Programme Coordinator (Global Maritime Crime Programme) will work under the direct supervision of the Senior Programme Officer heading the Global Maritime Crime Programme, and the overall guidance of the UNODC Regional Representative, ROSEN.


  1. Within assigned authority, the Programme Coordinator (Global Maritime Crime Programme) will be responsible for the coordination and implementation of activities as set out in the UNODC Global Maritime Crime Programme (GMCP) and its Gulf of Guinea regional sub-programme.
  2. This is a UNODC Programme to increase global and regional capacities to plan, train for, and respond to maritime crime, and conduct maritime law enforcement.
  3. The Incumbent will be Responsible for the following Specific Duties:
  4. Plan, organize, manage, coordinate, implement and monitor the projects in the Gulf of Guinea, with main focus on EU regional projects, and other relevant projects under the Global Maritime Crime Programme.
  5. Manage human and financial resources allocated to the projects in the Gulf of Guinea, with main focus on EU regional projects, and other relevant projects under the Global Maritime Crime Programme, coordinate the work of and guide programme staff, external consultants, interact with government officials, regional organizations and other parties.
  6. Carry out programmatic/administrative tasks.
  7. Prepare inputs for budgets, performance parameters and indicators, programme performance reports and inputs for results-based budgeting and results-based management.
  8. Prepare and disseminate costed work plans, terms of references and other related project documentation on maritime crime.
  9. Identify procurement needs (goods and services).
  10. Identify technical assistance needs for capacity building and develop sustainable strategies to reform and strengthen the capacity of criminal justice and maritime law enforcement authorities both regionally and globally to counter maritime crime.
  11. Conduct field missions to regional states and globally to assess their capacity to counter maritime crime.
  12. Draft and review amendments to maritime legislation, and maritime strategies.
  13. Organize and deliver specialized training for national and regional officials involved in responding to maritime crime and conducting maritime law enforcement.
  14. Organize and attend meetings, trainings, conferences, and workshops.
  15. Liaise with identified partner agencies, for law enforcement officials, prosecutors and judges involved in countering maritime crime. Liaising with donors, development partners and other stakeholders.
  16. Make programme achievements known and identify areas of new assistance.
  17. Monitor expenditures and utilization of funds related to the Programme and ensure compliance with UN financial rules and regulations, initiate project/programme and/or budget revisions as required.
  18. Review and appraise best practices and programmes to counter maritime crime; promote them among relevant stakeholders, non-governmental organizations and civil society in general; pilot-test promising practices through the design and implementation of special programmes and projects; summarize experience from pilot projects.
  19. Research, analyse and present information gathered from diverse sources, relevant for project implementation.
  20. Prepare written outputs, briefing notes, sections of UN/UNODC reports, ensure quality inputs to publications, website, etc.
  21. Perform any other work related duties as required/assigned.
  22. Competencies


  1. Has knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to combating crime and in particular countering maritime crime.
  2. Has knowledge of the mandates of UNODC as well as specific technical knowledge relevant to criminal justice, law enforcement and related areas.
  3. Has demonstrated knowledge of policies, procedures, and best practice as they relate to maritime law enforcement issues.
  4. Has ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Has ability to conduct data collection using various methods.
  5. Has conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of various research sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases.

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